Design Futures Council

Leadership Summit on
the Future of
Environmental Responsibility


Denver, CO | September 11-12

Leadership Summit on the Future of Environmental Responsibility

Denver, CO | September 11-12, 2023

Begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, September 11 and ends at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, September 12.

For years the collective design and construction industry has been discussing the negative impact that the built environment has on the planet and what must be done to course correct. Conversations began as talk of green design and sustainability and have progressed to include words like regeneration and resilience. Carbon is a part of most discussions on the future of environmental responsibility, but is there a common understanding of what carbon really is and why it matters?

Are we talking the same language?

It’s time to examine and reset our understanding and our language usage so that true progress can be made.

The DFC will be gathering in Denver, CO on September 11-12 to discuss the future of environmental responsibility. The primary themes will be:

  • Normalizing Our Use of Language
  • The Ecosystem of Carbon
  • De-Standardized Carbon Measures & Reporting
  • Tracking Carbon
  • And more . . .

This gathering is specifically arranged for Design and Sustainability Leaders in architecture and engineering firms and for anyone interested in resetting in order to move forward. Join us and help us to move this conversation into the future.

This event is eligible for up to 10.5 AIA LU|HSWs


Don Davies
Don Davies, PE, SE
Davies-Crooks Associates
Amanda Kaminsky
Amanda Kaminsky
Director, Sustainable Construction
America, Lendlease
Dirk Kestner
Dirk Kestner
Principal & Director Sustainable Design,
Walter P Moore
Pablo La Roche
Pablo La Roche,
Principal Arcadis U.S. Inc
James Middling
James Middling
Global Built Environment Sector Leader, Mott MacDonald
James Murray-Coleman
James Murray-Coleman
Director of Sustainability,
Trammell Crow Company
James Murray-Coleman
Patrick Thibaudeau
Principal Sustainability Officer
JLG Architects
Jennifer Wehling
Jennifer Wehling
Director of Sustainability


Maven Hotel, Denver
The Maven Hotel

1850 Wazee Street
Denver CO 80202

We have secured a room block at a rate of $279/night available for September 10, 11 and 12. Please call the hotel directly at 855.850.7229 to book your room and let them know you’re with DesignIntelligence to receive the discounted rate. You may also make your reservations online. Please be sure to make your reservations by August 21 to take advantage of the discounted rate.


Registration is closed.