Call for Presenters is Now Open

The Experience

The BCxA Annual Conference is an intense 3-day experience where stakeholders in the built environment – commissioning providers, owners, design and construction professionals, and others – gather to learn from each other, gain insight into the future of building practices, technology and essential tools to achieve optimal building performance.

If you have a passion for teaching and improving the commissioning of buildings, then we want to hear from you! 

Topic Ideas

The BCxA Conference encourages presentations that spotlight innovation, sustainability, resiliency leading to long term building performance.  We are especially interested in presentations with these features:

  • Innovative presentations with building owners and facility managers on mission-critical buildings.
    e.g. healthcare facilities, data centers, laboratories, etc.
  • Occupancy Behavior and Building Performance
  • Commissioning Essentials
  • Ongoing Commissioning
  • Transitioning to Staff Operations
  • Cutting-Edge Technology
    e.g. drones, cameras, software, A.I., etc.

Submission Process

The deadline for submitting proposed abstracts is February 28, 2020 5:00 PM PST. All proposals must be submitted using the Conference Abstract Form. You may submit a maximum of two proposed abstracts.

Download the form, enter requested information and save it in a Word document with the following naming convention: Last_First_2020.docx.

Send all abstracts to Nicole Gardner. Upon submitting your abstract, you will receive a confirmation for your records. Please contact Nicole if you don’t receive the confirmation email within 5 working days.

Each abstract will be reviewed by a team of commissioning professionals and BCxA staff. You will be notified by March 31, 2020 of the status of your submission.

Eligibility and Selection Process

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 for the audience
  • Engaging program format that involves the audience and stimulates discussion
  • Qualified presenters with expertise/experience in the subject matter
  • Relevant content for all levels of experience that expands current thinking
  • Examples and case studies of real success, and lessons learned from failures
  • Practical tools and resources that can be applied immediately in attendees’ organizations

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 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.