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Upcoming Industry Events





OBO 2021 Industry Roadshow

The Department of State’s Bureaus of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) and Administration’s Office of the Procurement (OPE) are offering an opportunity to engage directly with the contractor community to continue an effort to be a leader in government construction and contracting. The discussion touches on OBO’s portfolio, procurement process, partners, and goals. The efforts are focused on broadening and expanding the contractor pool, competition, and engagement while trying to understand how to be more responsive to the issues, concerns, and questions of industry.  For more information on how to attend these virtual events, please email us here.

  • Associated General Contractors of America (AGC
    June 15 — 2 PM – 3 PM
  • International Stability Operation Association (ISOA) 
    July 13 — 9 AM – 10 AM
  • Design Build Institute of America (DBIA (Member Recording DBIA )
    August 10 — 10 AM – 11 AM
  • International Partnering Institute – (IPI) 
    September 14 — 3:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) 
    October 12 — 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Industry Show Wrap-up – (OBO)
    November 16 — 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM


Capabilities Conversation
October/November 2021

OBO’s Capabilities Conversations allow for prospective firms to learn more about the OBO’s priorities, upcoming work, and opportunities for future collaboration. They also allow for firms to share their own experience, product, or capabilities. To join the conversation, please sign up here.


SAME DC/CMAA National Capital Annual Joint Forum and Workshop
October 21, 2021

SAME/CMAA Annual Joint Forum presenting on management practices topics and OBO will join again to share plans to use CM on projects. For more information, please visit here .


Association for Preservation Technology Conference, Preservation Beyond Politics
October 25-29, 2021

The origins of a federal city date back to the earliest days of our nation’s history. Since its inception with Pierre L’Enfant’s 1780 plans, the city of Washington has served as a center for government, a travel destination, a place for countries from around the world to take up residence and an epicenter of innovation. Its historic buildings reflect this rich history with monuments to founding fathers, elaborate embassies, extensive canal systems and modernist structures.

The Washington Conference will explore not only the complexities of constructing this monumental city and its infrastructure and the challenges of preserving them but also the overlay of new development and its impact on the region’s heritage structures and historic neighborhoods.  For more information, please visit here .


Association for Preservation Technology Conference: Preservation Beyond Politics and Symposium – Protecting the Irreplaceable: Sensitive Measures to Cultural Heritage
October 25-29, 2021

This symposium was developed in response to the growing need for physical security improvements to culturally significant properties and collections against man-made threats.  Learning how to sensitively introduce security measures without adversely impacting the historic character of buildings and landscapes is challenging, but can successfully be achieved. 

For more information, please visit here .


International Stability Operations Association Annual Summit
October 26 – 28, 2021

Join us for the Fifteenth Annual ISOA Summit on October 26-28. Our last Summit included sessions on Cybersecurity; Procurement Reform; Women, Peace, and Security; Pandemics and International Health Security; and much more. We also enjoyed keynote presentations from Ambassadors, Assistant Secretaries of State, and Members of Congress. The 2021 Summit will look different than previous years, but it will have the same high-level, mission-critical content and amazing opportunities for networking. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, please visit here.


International Facility Management Association (IFMA) World Workplace
October 26-28, 2021

Addressing what’s now and preparing for what’s next is what IFMA does year-round. World Workplace will present the most constructive information and innovative insights on the new world of work.

  • Real-world action plans for safeguarding lives and assets
  • Strategies for heightening operational agility and resilience
  • Tactics for creating healthy, sustainable, whole-person spaces
  • Methods for building inclusive workplace experiences
  • Technology how-to’s for better facility control

For more information, please visit here .


Geo-Extreme National Conference
November 7-10, 2021

Geo-Extreme 2021 aims to create a multi-disciplinary forum to discuss how the geo-engineering community can work with other professionals, e.g., climate scientists, engineers, emergency managers, resilience and sustainability investigators, insurance experts, and policy makers, to properly cope with extreme events (such as hurricanes, floods, extreme precipitations, droughts, wildfires, debris flows, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides) under a changing climate.  For more information, please visit here .


Industry Road Show Wrap-up
November 16, 2021

Join OBO as we wrap-up our Annual Roadshow tour. With over 5 meetings and more than 1,000 attendees registered, we will review the Road Show’s discussions and review the feedback we received along the way. We will also answer any further questions our partners may have. Stay tuned for more information.


SAME Small Business Conference
November 7-10, 2021

Back Together. Built for You. Whether you are coming from government or industry, this year’s SBC experience is designed to connect you with leading experts, decision-makers, solution providers, business partners, and contracting officers. And while we hope you can come to Atlanta, virtual participation is also available, with a specific suite of offerings for virtual attendees.  For more information, please visit here .


Monograph’s Fireside Chat Series – (W/ Curtis Clay)
December 16, 2021

Join us for Best Practice, a virtual fireside chat series dedicated to practice operations at architecture firms and beyond. From pain points to potential, hear how leaders in the architecture and engineering industry are innovating through new business models and managerial techniques.  For more information, please visit here .


Upcoming Recruitment Events

For the most up-to-date Recruiting Tour Dates, please click on the below graphic for a full page listing.

Fall 2021 OBO Recruiting Tour







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