Welcome to the World of Digital Built Environment!
WDBE is now a community platform for continuous sharing + WDBE Summit for world class inspiration.
It’s inevitable that the world changes faster than ever before and we want to contribute to positive transformation! WDBE is now The World of Digital Built Environment – a permanent platform for our growing global community highlighting the brightest minds and digital solutions improving our urban future. Together we will continue to concretize the unlimited possibilities of digitalization as an enabler of a more socially, culturally, ecologically and economically sustainable urban future.
Our shared journey starts NOW as the WDBE platform opens a series of free, live-streamed Community Sessions, packed with community keynotes and expert talks with solution highlights bringing the urban supersenses alive.
By joining the community now, you gain access to a monthly stream of professional content, such as articles, blog posts and podcasts, and a matchmaking tool to find new clients and partners. The culmination of the year, WDBE Summit 2021, will take place on September 28-29 and conclude the shared sensemaking of the theme “Unlocking Urban Supersensing” with the best inspirational keynote speakers and most profound thought leader panel discussions.
Last year we brought together over 2000 professionals from 54 countries and we are constantly growing – Subscribe to our world and join our ecosystem of future builders! All our 2020 summit keynotes now available to all our subscribers.
What is urban supersensing?
Urban supersenses offer us a constantly evolving toolbox to improve our everyday work, from architectural design to facility management. These senses originate from innovative use of intelligent technology solutions. The combination of digital + humane will unlock new ways of exploring and improving our built environment.
The main question of WDBE in 2021 is: How the developments in the interplay between humans and computers are changing our way of creating and interacting with buildings and cityscapes?
And what is the WDBE Community?
WDBE brings together CDOs, CTOs, CIOs, architects, experts and researchers working with BIM, VDC, AR/VR, Big Data, analytics, IOT solutions, virtual project delivery etc. around the world. Our aim is to accelerate transparent and sustainable systemic change through our global ecosystem of change makers.
WDBE has become a platform for the global community of future builders to share the latest research and innovation. We want to continue to spread inspiring examples globally. By subscribing to the WDBE Community, you will gain access to our world of future builders and monthly stream of free professional content.
The Community Sessions are half-day online events, diving deeply into each Supersense.
Sessions offer community keynotes, expert talks from the community members, an open forum for debate as well as showcases of progressive solutions and workshops for developing your professional skills.
Find partners to develop new Supersenses or share your expertise to help others succeed.
The WDBE has become a global community where the brightest minds from the real estate and construction industry seek to broaden their professional networks.
From workshops and articles to podcasts, we have you covered with the latest in digital built environment.
Throughout the year, the WDBE subscribers will have access to thought-provoking coverage of inspiring professional content, created by the our community.
The culmination of the year, WDBE Summit 2021, will take place on September 28-29 and concludes the shared sensemaking of the theme “Unlocking Urban Supersensing” with the best inspirational keynote speakers and most profound thought-leader panel discussions.
WDBE Summit provides extensive coverage of current phenomena presented by pioneers in their field.
WDBE stage has witnessed keynotes from Google, Microsoft, Stanford University, Uber, Amazon, Epic Games, and many other innovative actors. 2021 will be no exception!
We will be inviting the brightest minds from all around the industry to discuss how we can unleash the positive power of digitalisation in the built environment.
The discussions from the Community Sessions continue at the Summit.
They offer curated expert talks from within our community to debate different pathways for our industry to evolve.
What are the most advanced solutions out on the market? What are the most suitable for you and how will they eventually transform the way we work everyday?
At the Summit, we will present a selection of solutions that will equip us with new superpowers.
During the Summit, you can book 1-to-1 meetings directly with other attendees to discuss mutual interests and collaboration opportunities.
In addition, we will host thematic breakout rooms to make sure you have all the possibilities to meet the right people.
From projects to products, you can learn what is happening in the world of digital built environment.
The online platform will host dedicated areas for these showcases and of course you have ability to visit the virtual booths from more personal guidance.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
The WDBE experience is co-created by our community of future-builders throughout the year. This means that you can use your extraordinary expertise to help us all strenghten our super senses!
Join & Subscribe
Join now for free and gain access to professional events, articles and more!
Present & Inspire
The call for presentations is open, submit yours before 30th April!
Become a partner
Make WDBE the platform to share your expertise!
Save the date
Reserve the dates 28th & 29th of September for our main event, WDBE Summit!
Call for proposals
Our call for proposals is now open – we invite you to share your findings at our WDBE Community Sessions as well as the WDBE summit!
The main question of WDBE in 2021 is: How the developments in the interplay between humans and computers are changing our way of creating and interacting with buildings and cityscapes? We welcome presentations from all around the built environment, ranging from land use planning and zoning to building and tenant services as well as end-of-life and circularity solutions.
We hope that the submitted proposals will also look to highlight the various aspects of digitalisation, from sustainability impacts, new business models and the role of ecosystems to user experience. Additionally, presentations covering all of the various enabling technologies are welcomed.
The call closes on 30th April. After this deadline, we will contact everyone who submitted a proposal. Presentations can become part of the Community Sessions or the WDBE Summit main event. If your proposal is selected to the Summit, a speaker fee (99€ + VAT) is required from all presenters.
Our global Community Sessions give you access to deep-diving professional sessions, free of charge for the WDBE Community subscribers. And you are also warmly welcome to arrange one of your own – just contact us and we’ll make it happen!