NOV 7 - NOV 9

Design-Build Conference & Expo

For 25 years, the Design-Build Institute of America has worked to improve the design-build method that helps streamline designer and contractor collaboration in construction. Now you can learn about one of the fastest growing building methods from leading experts at this expo in New Orleans. The event focuses on industry trends and showcases successful projects using the design-build method. The conference has an extensive education and events schedule along with a few new events this year, including market sector roundtable discussions, special programs for Disadvantaged, Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, and more.


NOV 13

Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards

The Fifth Annual Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards recognizes and celebrates the most powerful women making a difference in the world through sustainability. After applying or being nominated by a third-party, winners are selected based on their dedication to working in sustainability, how they have shaped their organization through lasting change, how they have helped guide other female leaders, and how they have demonstrated bravery/courage in the workplace. Winners are chosen by a jury of industry professionals—including representatives of gb&d, the Women in Sustainability Leadership Alumnae Group, and the USGBC. The dinner and awards ceremony will take place during the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Chicago in November.


NOV 14 - NOV 16

Greenbuild International

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo has been dedicated to celebrating and advancing sustainable building since its founding in 2002. This year’s event takes place in Chicago and will welcome professionals in architecture, construction, engineering, planning, and interior design in order to develop complete green solutions in construction and urban development. This year’s theme is “Human x Nature,” which focuses on how humanity and the built environment intersect. The conference is presented by USGBC and will offer LEED workshops, education sessions, green building tours and summits as well as featured speakers and an interactive exhibit hall where you can learn about groundbreaking green building products, services, and technologies.


NOV 28 - NOV 29

ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX)

As the largest building and design trade show and conference in the Northeast, ArchitectureBoston will feature more than 325 exhibiting companies and 100-plus educational sessions for architects, builders, and design professionals. Manufacturers and suppliers will showcase their multi-dimensional products, services, and technology, while industry professionals can earn continuing-education credits by attending ABX sessions.


JAN 14 - JAN 16

AHR Expo

Hosting more than 2,000 exhibitors this year, the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) is on its way to Atlanta. What began more than 85 years ago as a small heating and ventilation show has now grown into the biggest event of the year for the HVACR industry. Roughly 65,000 HVACR professionals—from engineers to installers and end-users—from across the United States and all over the world will have the chance to discuss the future of their field and new ideas, products, and technologies.

FEB 19 - FEB 21

Design & Construction Week

After a two year stint in Orlando, Florida, the sixth annual Design & Construction Week (DCW) will return to Las Vegas, bringing together 85,000+ design and construction professionals in the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry. Founding partners, the National Association of Home Builders and the National Kitchen and Bath Association will continue driving the possibilities of home with the co-location of the NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS).




The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) presents this industry conference and expo at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. The event addresses innovative energy management programs, distributed generation strategies, HVAC, green buildings, renewables, energy procurement updates, power quality solutions, and more. GLOBALCON offers a multi-track conference program—eligible for CEU credits—intensive training seminars and an energy, power, and facility management expo.



World of Modular Conference

Join hundreds of commercial modular construction professionals as well as traditional contractors, architects, engineers, owners, and developers for the World of Modular Conference in Las Vegas. Network, exchange ideas, see exhibits, play golf, and learn how modular is expediting schedules and creating greener hotels, schools, offices, restaurants, and apartments. As the modular construction industry's largest event, World of Modular 2019 is for anyone interested in modular construction.


RCI International Convention & Trade Show

Catch up on latest building envelope design concepts at the 2019 RCI International Convention and Trade Show in Houston. This annual event will feature more than 25 hours of educational seminars, live product demonstrations, and a two‐day trade show of more than 140 exhibitors. Educational programs are approved to yield continuing education credits for members of RCI and the American Institute of Architects.



IFMA Facility Fusion

IFMA’s Facility Fusion is an event geared toward the unique needs and challenges in managing specific types of facilities, projects and teams. Facility Fusion is all about focus — on your needs as an facility manager, on your specific facility concerns, on your career advancement, and on building your professional network. Join industry innovators, workplace change-makers, emerging professionals, and mid- to senior-level facility managers in Atlanta to discuss the increasingly multifaceted layers of facility management.




Expanding its reach throughout the Midwest, the IMPACT conference attracts hundreds of green building professionals from across the region who will enjoy a full day of educational sessions, networking, and discussion around today’s most critical sustainability and green building issues. IMPACT serves as a forum for builders, developers, sustainability leaders, and change makers to unite and demonstrate the many innovative ways the Midwest is raising the bar when it comes to green building.


APRIL 15 - 18


CxEnergy is one of the premier conferences for building commissioning and energy management. This year's event included an expanded exhibit hall, additional technical sessions from industry experts, certification seminars, networking opportunities, and more. gb&d subscribers members receive 10% discount with promo code ENERGY10. Register at


APRIL 30 - MAY 3

Living Future unConference

The International Living Future Institute is hosting its 13th annual unConference in Seattle. This event brings together a community of leading deep green thinkers and practitioners who will share their insights around building socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative communities. More than 1,100 attendees from around the world will collectively build the vision of a Living Future and collaboratively seek solutions to the most daunting global issues of our time.


MAY 21 - MAY 23

Lightfair International

For nearly 30 years, Lightfair International has been bringing the latest and greatest lighting innovators under one roof as part of what has now become the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. This year, more than 27,000 attendees are expected to attend the event in Philadelphia. Attendees will also have options to enroll in any of the 200-plus hours of accredited courses as well as choose from a plethora of networking opportunities.

MAY 30 - MAY 31


PCBC is a renowned homebuilding trade show dedicated to advancing the art, science, and business of housing. Taking place in San Francisco at the Moscone Center, this year's Re-Think Conference will feature two full days of inspiring ideas and provocative perspectives on residential design, marketing, and organizational leadership.



AIA Conference on Architecture

Every year the Conference on Architecture travels to an iconic city for three immersive days of what’s new and now in architecture and design. In 2019, the event is heading to Las Vegas, a city that captivates millions of visitors each year and is home to some of the most exciting and imaginative architecture and experiences in the world.


JUNE 10 - JUNE 11


Held every June at The Mart in Chicago since 1969, NeoCon serves as the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation—offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future. This year, NeoCon will feature game-changing products and provide a non-stop schedule of networking and events for the commercial design world’s manufacturers, dealers, architects, designers, end-users, design organizations, and media.

JUNE 19 - JUNE 20

Green Sports Alliance Summit

The 9th annual Green Sports Alliance Summit, held in Philadelphia at the Lincoln Financial Field, brings together hundreds of leaders from professional sports teams, collegiate programs, venue management companies, design firms, and other pioneers in environmental stewardship. Attendees will exchange the latest thinking around greening the sports industry and engage fans and communities.

JUNE 22 - JUNE 25

BOMA International Conference & Expo

The BOMA International Conference & Expo in Salt Lake City will take your career to the next level. You’ll meet the most important people in the commercial real estate industry. See the latest innovative products and services designed to make your building run more efficiently and get your tenancy to max capacity. You’ll learn from the best by day with plenty of opportunities for evening networking. In just three days you’ll gain the momentum you need to optimize your building operations and elevate your career.


JULY 9 - JULY 11

Intersolar North America

Intersolar North America, North America’s most attended solar event and premier networking platform, takes place in San Francisco this year. The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the topics of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, smart renewable energy, and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers, and partners of the solar industry.