DesignDC 2017: Call for Proposals Deadline

  • Date

    Thursday, March 23 2017

  • Time


  • Location

    Online Submission

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Thank you for your submissions! You will be notified about the status of your proposals the second week of April.

Submission Requirements:

  • DesignDC 2017 will take place October 3-4 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center; October 5 will feature tours out in the field.
  • Classroom presentations are one-and-a-half hours in length, while tours are two hours in length.
  • All speakers will receive complimentary conference registration.
  • You are welcome to submit multiple proposals. Please submit one proposal form for each presentation or tour.
  • Presenters/tour leaders are not required to be members of DesignDC host organizations.

Conference Theme:
The theme of this year’s DesignDC conference is Rooted in Resilience.  The Mid-Atlantic region has led the way in making the built environment and the AEC industry more resilient in the four Dimensions laid out by 100 Resilient Cities: Leadership & Strategy, Health & Wellbeing, Economy & Society, and Infrastructure & Environment. By taking actions such as advocating for public transportation systems, designing to protect against natural disasters, providing resources to underserved populations, making diverse hires, staying up-to-date on technology, varying marketing strategies, building with sustainable materials, and following safety and well-being codes, architects are making a difference for themselves and their fellow citizens.

DesignDC 2017 will look at how the region has achieved resiliency and how architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, and developers can be leaders in advocating for resiliency. Washington, DC has been named one of the 100 Resilient Cities of the world by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Proposals can range from buildings to interiors and urban plans to landscapes. Preference will be given to those presentations that best fit the theme. The DesignDC Committee is particularly interested in case studies in the region, local partnerships, and topics relevant to the Mid-Atlantic.

Proposals are due by Thursday, March 23rd, at 5:00 pm. Deadline extended to midnight!

Please note: You will receive a confirmation email when your proposal is received. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive a confirmation.

AIA|DC, AIA Potomac Valley, AIA Northern Virginia, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA - MAC), the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA - NCAC), and the Potomac Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

Supporting Organizations:
AIA Baltimore; Association for Preservation Technology International, Washington, D.C., Chapter (APT DC);  American Society of Interior Designers Washington Metro Chapter (ASID); Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (MDASLA); US Green Building Council - National Capital Region (USGBC-NCR); NAIOP Maryland/DC; ULI Washington