Speaker Information

We are no longer accepting new speaker applications. This winter, we will re-open the Call for Speakers for IWBC 2020.
Confirmed speakers, please use the Speaker Submission form to submit your bio, head shot and presentation details. If you are a confirmed speaker and have a simple presentation topic change, please send it directly to Lisa Kelly

Registration for IWBC
Speakers please use this link to register for the conference. You will need to enter the code which was sent to you in your confirmation email. If you forgot the discount code for the pass, please email Shelley Griffin. Online registration closes on November 1st.

Hotel Reservations
We have negotiated for a block of rooms at four hotels, including the Seaport hotel which is the headquarters hotel. October is peak season in Boston so we encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible. To receive the special negotiated rate (and to be considered part of our block) use the hotel links on our website to make your reservation. The hotel cutoff date is October 10th but they could sell out prior to that.

Deadline for Changes
If you need to change the title of your presentation or make any corrections, the deadline to do so is September 10th.

Feel free to contact Shelley Griffin or Lisa Kelly.

Tracks and Topics
Track 1
Systems as Solutions
Track 2
Adapt, Integrate, Collaborate
Track 3
Potential, Performance and Practicalities
Session 1
Financing Offsite Construction
Was 2018 an investment inflection point? Financing construction innovators. Are lending practices keeping up with the offsite trend?
Educating General Contractors, Architects and Engineers – Panel
What is taught; what needs to be taught
Environmental Impacts of Wood Based Construction
How carbon offset can be monetized; implications for state and city procurement policies; how the industry can step up its lobbying
Session 2
The Case for Modular Construction
Examining the economics of volumetric modular in both light frame and with CLT shells. A close look at how speed affects ROI for the developer.
Re-engineering the Supply Chain
Integration of design, procurement, offsite fabrication, delivery and site assembly
Building Codes & Fire Safety
Impact of new tall wood ICC and BC codes. Acceptance of offsite light frame construction by building inspectors across North America? Fire safety: How to mitigate the impact of fire on life, safety and property.
Session 3
“Super-Subs” vs. “End to End”
Where does each make the most sense? How will the industry evolve?
Robotics & Artificial Intelligence
Augmented reality, virtual reality and robotics for the offsite construction industry
Standards in Industrialized Construction – Panel
Design & procedure standards for offsite volumetric construction
Session 4
Business Case for Industrialized Wood Based Construction
Unleashing productivity gains, seen in other industries; changing financial models
Integrated Team Structure & Digital Process Workflows for Effective Project Delivery
Aligning the interests of stakeholders and team members in order to integrate their work for optimal project performance
Standardization & Mass Customization
How to combine efficiency of manufacturing without sacrificing design freedom. How kits of component parts can mitigate the “one-off ” problem


Any questions, please contact info@iwbcc.com