"I want that slide, chart or fact!"

Many people asked us if copies of presentations would be made available. We suggest contacting the moderator of the panel/s you are interested in, and perhaps we can work it out to make the information available. 

The BuildWell experience is unlike any other conference you'll find. Our focus is on materials - specifically, reducing embodied carbon and ensuring planetary health in the process. This is the one place to gather with the people who are inventing a healthy, low-carbon 21st century architecture. You will meet international leaders from design, investment, academia, manufacturing, government, and the job site, in a beautiful and intimate setting overlooking San Francisco Bay. Together we explore the toughest challenges facing the built environment and the possibilities for solving them. We are way beyond simply making the case for reducing carbon and toxicity, and are leading the way toward change.

Sponsor Opportunities

Anybody can say "Moo" to the herd, you want to be heard by the folks leading it.

Our sponsors tell us that BuildWell provides more solid leads and better value than much larger conferences and events. That's because the people in our room are the ones who are influencing the design/build/specifying community from the cutting edge. You want to be out in front of the curve with the industry's thought leaders, and this is where you can meet and interact with them on a level unheard of at larger, impersonal events. Anybody can say "Moo" to the herd, we think you'd do better by having in depth conversations. Make the personal connections that drive success at BuildWell.

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BuildWell 2016 Keynote Speakers

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Janine Benyus
Biomimicry Institute

Paul Hawken
Environmental Entrepreneur
and Author
Ed Mazria
Architecture 2030

John Warner
Warner Babcock Institute
for Green Chemistry

We are delighted to welcome Janine Benyus and Paul Hawken in conversation. These champions of Biomimicry and Natural Capitalism will explore the ways, means and materials for building in 2030 and beyond. Ed Mazria, of Architecture 2030, blew the house away at BuildWell 2014, and we just had to ask him back. And another BuildWell 2014 superstar, John Warner, of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, returns to talk about green chemistry.

Check out the schedule!

A great venue

The Golden Gate Club, in the San Francisco Presidio

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Golden Gate Club  is located in San Francisco's historic Presidio. As with previous BuildWells, the venue is intimate, the setting and views are spectacular, and the chances for meeting and conversation are everywhere.



The BuildWell team is putting together a fantastic roster of speakers and topics. The format will be mixed between the "BuildWell Classic" panel discssions, "Featured" speakers, and our newest "Speed Dating" (see below). We are targeting the following topics.

  • State of Waste and Resource Opportunity
  • Ultra Low Carbon Materials: Natural building goes mainstream
  • Around the World in 90 Minutes: Green building developments abroad
  • The Science of Healthy Buildings
  • Health and Wellnes: Imagine non-toxic buildings
  • How Do We Know? Tools to help us figure it out
  • Speed Dating: 5-minute pitches from participants
  • Reducing Embodied Carbon in Buildings and Materials
  • Going Bug League: Getting to scale - the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • Build Well - Rebuild Better: Developer's perspective
  • BuildWell Village: What's next?

Don't be left behind! At BuildWell you will be immersed in the very cutting edges of healthy, low-carbon building.

Want to come for free?

If you bring in $10,000 in sponsorships, you will earn full attendance to all BuildWell events for two people.  If you bring in $5000 in sponsorships, you will earn one pass to all BuildWell events. $2500 will earn you half off your registration. Check out the details here! 

Product Speed Dating

We've added a new game format: submit a proposal to give a 5-minute presentation about your product or service. Pitch a large audience, and win their wild applause! Show us how you're the greenest thing since romaine! We will offer slots to 10-12 presenters, all of whom must be fully paid registrants of the full conference. 

Scholarships and Discounts

BuildWell is small and intimate, which means that space is extremely limited. But we do offer a few scholarships and discounts to those willing to help out.