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WPR Annual Regional Conference

May 20-22, 2020 - Annual Regional Conference & Awards Program

*Conference online registration is now open!*  Click here to register.

Please visit home page for COVID-19 FAQs.

The management of DBIA WPR is in communication with the venue and closely monitoring the COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) outbreak while following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health, local health organizations and experts. We are fully committed to working with the hotel to provide a safe and healthy environment for our attendees and event guests. 

Requests for refunds must be received prior to January 30, 2020.  Requests made at least 30 days prior to the conference may transfer their registration to the 2021 conference.  The attendee will be responsible for any change in registration fee.  Cancellation or changes for room reservations shall be in accordance with the hotel’s cancellation policy and attendees shall contact the hotel directly. 


Location: ANAHEIM MARRIOTTAnaheim Resort Area, California

Conference hotel reservations at Anaheim Marriott: Click here. Our reduced rate rooms are available only via the room block at the link above. Reserve early before the room block sells out.

Call for Awards - Closed on January 10, 2020. See Awards page for more info. 

Call for Abstracts - Closed on January 20, 2020. Click here for pdf version of Call for Abstracts/Presentations (not for submittal purpose). 

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) – Western Pacific Region (WPR) will be hosting its 4th Annual Conference on May 21, 2020 in Anaheim, California. The conference theme this year is: “Powerful Thought Leadership: Connect to be Future-Ready.”

The conference goal is to provide a platform for experienced, knowledgeable, and well-spoken industry experts to highlight key aspects of design-build project delivery. Be an integral part of the team, as we educate and promote the value of design-build project delivery and the effective integration of design and construction services to enhance the value proposition for owners, practitioners and everyone in our community.



Here’s what’s scheduled for the event. (Schedule subject to change.)

May 20, 2020 

Anaheim Convention Center Expansion Project Tour (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)

Owner Mixer (5:00 PM-6:00 PM)

Social Party at Ballast Point SPONSORED BY DPR (6:30 PM-8:30 PM)

May 21, 2020

Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast (8:30 AM-9:30 AM)

Welcome and General Session (9:30 AM-10:30 AM)

Technical Sessions (10:45 AM-12:00 PM)

Owners Forum (10:45 AM-12:00 PM)

Lunch with Keynote (12:15 PM-1:45 PM)

Technical Sessions (2:00 PM-3:15 PM)

Young Professionals Session (2:00 PM-3:15 PM)

Technical Sessions (3:30 PM-4:45 PM)

Architectural Forum (3:30 PM-4:45 PM)

Awards Registration (5:00 PM-6:00 PM)

Awards Cocktail Reception (5:30 PM-6:30 PM)

Awards Dinner and Program (6:30 PM-8:30 PM)

May 22, 2020 

Roundtable (9:00 AM-11:00 AM)


Disneyland®Resort Tickets: DBIA-WPR conference registrants will recieve a Disneyland®Resort discount ticket link in their registration confirmation email. The link is provided only to our atendees but additional tickets can be purchased for your guests. UPDATE: Disneyland®has increased ticket prices. Current pricing will be honored to those who purchase their tickets before Tuesday, March 10, 2020 via our link. On March 11, 2020, the on-line Disney Ticket Store will automatically be updated with new ticket pricing.  Please be sure to take advantage of the savings by purchasing your Disneyland® tickets on or before Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

Thank you to our sponsors






















2019 Annual Regional Conference and Awards Program - May 15-17, 2019   

Thank you to all that attended, sponsored and supported our 2019 Annual Regional Conference and Awards Program in Napa Valley.  

Photos from the event can be viewed and downloaded.

To see them, go to  Clients>Commercial page.

Scroll down to the DBIA gallery.

Click on it then enter the password: Meritage

You can view, share and download to your computer any files with the separate password: Napa


Need to order an additional trophy from the awards event? Click here for order form. 


The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California

Wednesday, May 15th ~ Early conference registration/check in: 2pm to 5pm

Wednesday, May 15th ~ "Art of the Blend" in the Wine Cave! 5pm to 7pm Sponsored by DPR.  SOLD OUT 

Wednesday, May 15th ~ Architects Only Mixer, 7pm to 9pm  

Wednesday, May 15th ~ Young Professionals & Student Chapters BOWLERAMA! 7pm to 9pm - Sponsored by Pinner Construction 

Thursday, May 16th ~ Conference and Awards Program -  Full day of great speakers and presentations. Opening Session Speaker: Randall Miller, Rad Urban.  Lunch Keynote Speaker: Chad Hymas, Author

Friday, May 17th ~ "Roundtable Session"  **Included with conference registration**
Join other industry professionals for roundtable discussions. Facilitated by Michael Moore (City of Anaheim) and Girish Kripalani (Arcadis) on Friday morning.  Join us at the roundtable session and earn 2 hours of DBIA CEU's!









































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