Speaker Information

We are no longer accepting new speaker applications. This winter, we will re-open the Call for Speakers for IWBC 2019.
Confirmed speakers, please use the form below 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 October 20.

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 September 24th 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 15th.

Feel free to contact Shelley Griffin or Lisa Kelly.

Breakouts and Topics

Each session will have three speakers and a moderator. Presentations should ideally address the following breakouts and session topics.

Breakout 1
Systems as Solutions
Breakout 2
Adapt, Integrate, Collaborate
Breakout 3
Potential, Performance and Practicalities
Session 1
Economics and Business Case for IWBC
Unleashing productivity gains seen in other industries; Changing financial models
Re-Engineering the Supply Chain
Integration of design, procurement, offsite fabrication, delivery and site assembly
Carbon Impacts & Fire Safety
How carbon offset can be monetized; implications for state and city procurement policies; how the industry can step up its lobbying
Session 2
Business Models in IWBC
Case studies from successful modular/prefab/mass timber producers
Changing Skills and Labor Needs
Including impacts on/of organized labor, need for retraining – CAD/CAM/CNC skills
Codes & Permitting
How is offsite construction viewed by building inspectors in different areas of NA? How does it impact permitting? What needs to change?
Session 3
Capitalizing on the Potential of Offsite Construction
Overcoming the “manufactured housing” misconception
BIM as the Ultimate Game-Changer
Creating cost & time efficiencies, while reducing errors through effective digital information flows
Design Flexibility & Mass Customization
How to create unique aesthetics when using standardized panels and boxes
Session 4
Opportunities in IWBC
Where is the soft sand? What market segments offer the greatest opportunity?
Investing in Technology
Adoption of various degrees of automation, such as CNC and robotics, ROI, pros and cons
Construction Materials & Methods
Today’s state-of-the-art, in terms of how structures can be built

Coming Soon
2019 Speaker Submission Form

Need more information? Contact info@iwbcc.com