14 - 16 June, 2022
Digital Built Week Americas 2022

call for abstracts


Call for Abstracts: Now open
Submission Deadline: Monday 17 January 2022 11:59pm PST
Notification of Acceptance: February 2022 11:59pm PST

Abstract Criteria

All submitted abstracts must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Abstracts must be submitted and presented in English
  • Text should be entered in sentence case
  • The size of your abstract body should be limited to 500 words
  • Your abstract will be submitted as plain text on the submission site (it is recommended that you copy and paste your abstract into the field provided).
  • Describe what will be presented, focusing on the material to be covered, and the benefits to the attendees
  • Identify whom the session is intended for, listing job titles etc.
  • Describe the style of presentation (Presentation vs. demo) and type (Strategic vs. Technical

Along with submitting your abstract, you must also:

  • Review the ‘Speaking Terms of Agreement’ prior to submitting your abstract (this includes information on speaker entitlements)
  • Submit a biography (limited to 150 words), high quality photo (300 dpi) and high quality company logo (300 dpi) which will be used on our event website and app. If you company has a style guide that must accompany your logo, please ensure you attach a copy when submitting your abstract.
  • Provide a 50-word synopsis and (up to) a 500-word body of your abstract, used on the event website of accepted abstracts
  • Outline four (4) key learning objectives that attendees of your session will have learnt
  • Identify whom the session is intended for, listing job titles etc.
  • Confirm that at least one speaker will be registered to the event to present the submitted abstract.

Please refer to the ‘topics of interest’ (below) when considering your abstract submission. These are topics the Digital Built Week Committees are particularly interested in for DBW 2022. However, this does not mean that we will ONLY accept abstracts on these areas.

If you have any questions, or simply want to run an idea past one of the team before submitting, reach out to Speaker Manager Desiree Mackey, desiree.mackey@dbeinstitute.org

After review of the submissions, we may contact you to suggest adjustments to your subject matter or mode of presentation, so that we can deliver a conference with the expected scope and quality of subject matter.

To ensure the quality of our conference, we maintain a limit of 3 presentations per speaker; however you are free to submit a greater number of abstracts for consideration if you wish.

Important Information

  • Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Digital Built Week Committee.
  • Abstracts will be approved on their merit, within the conference’s time and resource constraints.
  • Successful applicants will present in 75 minute sessions.
  • Sessions can take the form of labs, technical presentations or facilitated discussions. Case studies demonstrating innovative or well-developed practice are welcomed and encouraged to be put forward as an abstract.
  • If you are considering submitting a panel discussion, we encourage you to consider diversity of views and backgrounds when assembling your panel members
  • Feedback suggests that our delegates are becoming more experienced with use of software tools and as such are seeking more advanced sessions. Therefore, submitted abstracts should be classified as (and suitable for) Intermediate, Advanced, Expert, Guru or All Levels.

Session Formats

  • Discussion
  • Lab
  • Presentation/Lecture

Abstract Tags


Business Strategy and Leadership

Change Management

Coding and customisation

Computational Design


Data Management

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

Fabrication, Assembly & Installation

Information Technology


Interoperability / OpenBIM / Collaboration

Legal / Commercial


Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire

Model Management

Next Generation

Operations & Maintenance

Project Control

Project Management

Reality Capture

Simulation and Analysis




Vendor Tags

Autodesk - Navisworks, Revit, Dynamo
Bentley - Speedicon, AutoPlant, MicroStation, ProjectWise
Graphisoft - ARCHICAD
Open Source
Nemetscheck - dRofus, Bluebeam, Solibri, Vectorworks
Non-Vendor Specific
Other Vendor
Trimble - Tekla, Sketchup

Levels of Expertise

Each session is required to have an experience level nominated by the speaker. Speakers are to ensure their nominated experience level matches the content in their presentation. Feedback from past conferences suggests that delegates are looking for more advanced session content, therefore we do not intend on presenting any beginner level classes and are seeking abstracts in the following experience levels:

All Levels

General topics of interest

Case Studies
Software Solutions
Workflow and Processes
API / Developer
Business Strategy
Off the cuff (other)

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