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WASHINGTON, DC — The National Institute of Building Sciences has begun planning for Building Innovation 2023, and it’s looking for speakers.

BI2023 takes place September 5-7, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.

“Building Innovation attracts the industry’s most critical movers and shakers from federal, state and local governments and, of course, across the public and private sectors of the U.S. economy,” said AC Powell, JD, CPS, President and CEO of NIBS. “We invite subject matter experts along with professionals from all corners of the built environment with insight and significant case studies, research, and solutions to submit abstracts for this event.”

Building Innovation convenes those who impact the built environment to meet, share lessons learned, and unveil the latest tools and groundbreaking strategies that affect the building community.

This year’s conference will focus on key themes, including Resilience, Technology, Workforce Development, and Building Performance & Sustainability.

NIBS seeks speakers to cover the following topics:

  • Building information modeling
  • Digital twins
  • Affordable housing
  • Sustainability
  • Carbon neutral construction
  • Net-zero building design
  • Hazard mitigation
  • ESG
  • Cyber and data security
  • Offsite construction

Experts and industry leaders are encouraged to submit an abstract no later than April 28, 2023. For more information about speaker submissions, visit