What We Do

CIDCI brings together deep thinkers from diverse disciplines and communities to advance change in the design and construction industry. 

In 2020, CIDCI will repeat two groundbreaking events:

Fall Forum 

On October 4, 2019, in San Francisco, the Fall Forum showcased ideas about how to reshape the industry, inspire innovation, and transform our work.  Check out the transformative speakers from the 2019 event in the presentations below:

Save the Date for the 2020 Fall Forum on October 9th in the Bay Area.

Innovation Lab

March 16-18, 2020

Oakland, CA

The Center for Innovation and Design in the Construction Industry (CIDCI) is pleased to partner with UC Berkeley to launch a series of events aimed at re-imagining how the design and construction industry works.  

The Innovation Lab will convene selected leaders in the industry to engage in a three-day exercise to bring to life new ways in which we might collectively create a better future for all. With a focus on teaching participants new ways to collaborate, this 3 day exercise will take place in Oakland, California on March 16-18, 2020.

Sponsors receive limited complementary registrations to the Innovation Lab (see Sponsorship page for details.) Sponsors may purchase additional tickets to the Innovation Lab at reduced rates.


Others are invited to register, on a space available basis. Note that this is a three day event and the participation fee, for non-sponsors, including meals and materials, is $3500.  


Registration is limited and this event will sell out. Please note that no refunds can be given but tickets are transferable, with administrative approval.

Have questions about this event? Contact us here.

CIDCI reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the event.

What past participants say about the Innovation Lab

“On the second day of the Innovation lab, my boss asked if I was making any good contacts (for the company.)  Oh, yeah, I told him I’m making amazing contacts but more importantly, I’m learning a new way to think.  Now that’s amazing.”

“The Lab was a great experience focused on the tools and process to be innovative vs. “one” innovation subject.  These tools are invaluable.”

“The (Innovation Lab) experience was amazing.  Key tools and concepts were learned in a very short time and made real by practicing with other industry practitioners.”

Past Forums

2017 Fall Forum Videos