HPBS Call for presentations

We are creating a thoughtful discussion on sustainability within the built environment, and we want your help. The 8th annual High Performing Building Seminar will occur on October 3rd, 2019. If interested in sharing your knowledge to the region, please respond to this call for presentation by Friday, May 31, 2019. Complete the form below to submit your presentation.


This is a Midwest regional conference intended to discuss Midwest sustainability issues and business solutions from across the nation. This is a forum that will help those engaged to reach a more sustainable and resilient world faster by sharing inspiring, real world stories and data driven positive outcomes. The High Performing Buildings Seminar asks you to share your most impactful stories to make the Midwest a stronger region.

Conference Theme

This year’s theme is the Business Case for Sustainability, centered around highly impactful strategies and tactics for creating a dialogue to equip leaders to create sustainable value in their organizations. Presentations should illustrate how businesses can solve sustainability challenges while simultaneously benefiting the business’s financial bottom line. We will have four separate tracks for participants.


  1. Health: Discussions focused on increasing human health outcomes through the design and operation of the built environment.
  2. Future Technologies/Innovation: Discussions focused on advanced technologies and design thinking that leads to a more sustainable future.
  3. Energy: Discussions focused on cost effective Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Energy Ready facilities.
  4. Private/Public Partnerships/Engagement: Discussions focused on achieving high sustainable benchmarks through successful partnerships and engagement.


04/8/2019 Call for Presentations Released
05/31/2019 Proposals Due
06/28/2019 Proposal Decision Announced


Selected presenters will obtain free admission to the conference. Please note: No reimbursement is available for travel or lodging expenditures.


Preference will be given to dynamic presenters with experience with delivering high quality knowledge and active audience engagement. Please make it easy on the peer reviewers: be clear, concise, express why your submission will elevate the seminar and share the value for the attendees. Please indicate how your presentation will engage the attendees.
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Learning Objectives

Please list 4 measurable outcomes resulting from your session for the attendees.

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Identify name, role, credentials, organization, qualifications and experience of the speakers. Past speaking engagements are not required, but encouraged.

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