September 25-27, 2019 | Schaumburg, IL

The Experience

This is more than a conference. It is an intense 3-day experience where all stakeholders in the built environment – CxPs, owners, design and construction professionals, and other contributors – gather to learn from each other, gain insight into the future of building technology and essential tools to make buildings more successful.

Submission and Selection Process

The period to submit abstracts for the 2019 BCxA Annual Conference is now closed. Each abstract is currently being reviewed by a team of commissioning professionals and BCxA staff.

You will be notified by May 31, 2019 of the status of your submission. If you have any questions or concerns about the review process or your submission, please contact Nicole Gardner.

Proposed presentations will be reviewed for relevance and purpose to provide a balanced educational program. Abstracts will be rated based on the following selection criteria:

  • Conceptually strong foundation, well-written, with clearly stated outcomes
  • Engaging program format that involves the audience and stimulates discussion
  • Qualified presenters with expertise/experience in the subject matter

Additional considerations:

  • Does the topic synthesize multiple disciplines to provide a unique viewpoint?
  • Has the speaker provided direction on the level of education (Introductory-Beginner, Applied-Intermediate, and Strategic-Advanced)?
  • Has the speaker received positive references?

Speaker Expectations

The following are expected for all accepted speakers:

  • In fairness to all who submit proposals and to maximize the opportunities for all speakers, BCxA tries to limit speakers to only one session each. If you are part of more than one accepted session, we will likely choose just one in which you may to participate. You may express your preference.
  • Speakers receive a discounted conference registration rate of $350 and are responsible for their own travel and expenses.
  • Speakers must meet all posted dates and deadlines for presentation materials, registering at the discounted speaker rate, submitting handout materials on time, etc.
  • If you’re putting a panel together, include panelists with diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a lively discussion. (A homogeneous panel is boring!)