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The third Design Technology Summit will be held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel on 16 & 17 June 2014.

Note: As this event is by invitation only, you will not have the ability to navigate to the online registration portal from this site. Please refer to your emailed invitation. If you are unable to locate this, please contact the RTC Secretary.

The Design Technology Summit (DTS) is being held across two plus days – kicking off Monday afternoon, running through Tuesday, and with continuing meeting space available on Wednesday for the keen small group collaborators. DTS brings together professionals from large firms in the Architecture and Engineering (AE) design industry who have a responsibility for managing and implementing design technology. DTS is a forum; a venue to discuss ideas – to share, to challenge, and to refine our thinking. The design world is a constantly evolving landscape driven by the adoption of BIM tools, the availability of increased computing power, the ubiquity of mobile solutions, and “always on” data access. These new paradigms challenge the traditional operations of AE firms and have resulted in a new domain of expertise at the intersection of technology and practice.

DTS is the environment for those professionals, in the interest of sharing, to workshop together, to learn from each other, and to be informed about new and emerging technologies. DTS is intended to grow and evolve over time, and will strive to provide a consistent and accessible venue for architects, engineers, and related AEC industry professionals to address technology, business, and the critical juncture between them. The goal of the summit is to arrive at an agnostic solution to strategic changes in our technology and business strategy that allows design firms to remain relevant and successful in the 21st century.
The focus of the summit is on discussion sessions and more importantly, the issues that challenge us in our day to day work. We all have challenges, and most are not unique. Maybe you’re struggling with collaborating internationally; perhaps you don’t know how to balance research and innovation dollars against billable work; or your design and delivery process lags behind technology advancement. DTS is an opportunity to discuss those challenges and collectively work toward common solutions.

Attendees are encouraged to participate and not merely attend. All sessions will be recorded for audio and dictated with attribution to the contributor. Meeting minutes, audio recordings and materials presented at the summit will be shared with all attendees. Material will continue to remain available as we build a repository of ideas, solutions and best practices.

The Summer DTS will be focused on reviewing, soliciting feedback, and refining the draft deliverables commenced during the Winter DTS sessions. Each working group (Collaboration, Management and Innovation) will meet to review its’ work, to gather feedback and ideas from the broad group, to solicit input from new attendees, and to prepare material for presentation at the Revit Technology Conference in the latter part of the week. After the event, each small group will be tasked with taking their draft and turning it into a publishing ready document for distribution to the broader industry.

Attendance at DTS is by invitation only, and is limited to 40 registrants. We feel that this number fosters a better atmosphere of active and meaningful discussions between all participants.

  • If you received an invitation, we are hopeful that you are able to join your fellow invitees.
  • If you have questions feel free to contact [email protected]
  • If you think you belong at this event, but did not receive an invitation, please email [email protected] to sign-up for future follow-up and communication (Please include your name, e-mail, title, company, company size, address (optional), company website and a brief response on “why you belong at DTS”?).