Annual Conference

Driving the Industry Forward

Join Us

October 6-8, 2021

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

This is the only event in Florida created by and for the rapidly growing design-build industry. Design-Build is the future and this conference is the perfect place for newbies and pros alike to get the latest on important design-build trends and topics. Connect with decision makers and network with all members of the project teams, including contractors, architects, engineers, specialty contractors, attorneys and public and private Owners. 

2021 is a year of rebuilding, reconnecting, and reinventing ourselves as we adjust to post-pandemic life. This year's Annual Conference will provide the tools teams need to strengthen our state, our infrastructure, and our economy. 

The DBIA Florida Region, along with our hotel partner, is implementing coronavirus protocols to ensure the safety of our attendees. View details

View the list of registered attendees. 

Our Sponsors

Our Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laura Gallaher

Dr. Laura Gallaher is an Organizational Psychologist, Speaker, Author and Leadership Coach.

She began her career at NASA Kennedy Space Center. After the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded upon re-entry in 2003, killing everybody aboard, Kennedy Space Center hired Laura and a team of organizational psychologists to change the cultural influences that were deemed to play a role in the tragedy. She worked for 8 years with NASA to positively influence culture, develop leadership capacity, and improve organizational performance at Kennedy Space Center.




Wed., Sept. 29 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Included with the conference will be a virtual session: Design-Build Essentials for Owners & Practitioners: An Introduction to Design-Build

Wed., Oct. 6 | 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The conference will kick off with the Essentials of Design-Build - A Deeper Dive and an Owners Only Forum. This will set the stage for a successful conference. 

Thurs., Oct. 7 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Soak up the knowledge with a full day of educational sessions focused on educating Owners and practitioners alike. Hear how challenges were met and overcome, gain insight into design-build best practices, lessons learned, and more.

Fri., Oct. 8 | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The learning doesn't stop. The final day of programming includes separate Market Forums along with other sessions to expand your knowledge


Wed., Oct. 6 | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Sponsored by Ric-Man Construction Florida and Wade Trim
Join your fellow attendees for a casual evening of networking at Joe's Crab Shack. (Separate fee required.)

sponsored by Haskell and Mead & Hunt

Thurs., Oct. 7 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Continue your conference networking as you adjourn to the ocean deck to socialize with fellow conference attendees.


Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
100 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 

Rooms are available at a group rate of $143/night plus applicable taxes. This rate is good for three days before and after the conference dates. Self-parking for all guests is reduced to $12/day. Rooms are available at this special rate until September 14, 2021, or until the block is full. 

Reserve your room by calling 1-866-536-8477 or selecting the link below. Please reference group code DBIAFL when making reservations. 

Reserve Online