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Volunteer and Save: Students Needed

Thursday, November 19, 2015  
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Students interested in attending Building Innovation 2016: The National Institute of Building Sciences Annual Conference & Expo, January 11-15, 2016, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, already receive a discounted price on registration. However, there’s a chance to attend the conference for FREE as a volunteer.

This is the perfect opportunity for architectural and engineering students to expand their construction knowledge and interact with some of the building industry’s leading experts.

For five impactful days, Building Innovation 2016 is set to deliver a collaborative program to explore Achieving a Resilient Future. Plan to be there where Science meets Design® where all those involved in planning, designing, procuring, constructing, operating, maintaining and retiring physical facilities will come together to develop coordinated strategies. Volunteers can take advantage of quality credit-building educational sessions; gain insights from leading experts; explore the latest advances in building science and technology; and network with industry colleagues during the weeklong event.

Conference highlights include:

The Institute is looking for student volunteers to serve as room monitors, scan badges and assist with other duties as needed. Volunteers receive a full conference registration, including lunches, and will be provided time to attend the symposia and keynote addresses for their time commitment. 

Students interested in volunteering should email their name, university, major, professor and contact information to Gretchen Hesbacher at, subject line: “I want to volunteer.” Volunteer requests are due no later than Friday, December 11, 2015.

Please note, travel expenses and hotel accommodations are not included. Due to the time restraints, international students requiring a VISA application will not be considered.

Not a student, but still interested in volunteering? Submit an email. Decisions will be made on an individual basis.

For a full list of activities being held at Building Innovation 2016, visit

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