Call for Ideas

Ideas welcome here.

Hosted by the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Build Business is the premier educational event for marketing and business development professionals in the A/E/C industries.

The SMPS Build Business Conference Committee invites you to submit an idea for Build Business 2021. The conference will take place from August 4–6, 2021.

Marketers, business developers, and firm leaders have pivoted as they faced many challenges over the past year. Now it’s time to R.I.S.E. together and focus on 2021 and beyond. For this year’s conference, we’re looking for ideas to help conference participants and their firms continue to grow and thrive.

Marketers and business developers have faced many challenges this year. We have pivoted and focused, and now we will RISE together.
R = Resilience – Business, Economy, and Personal
I = Impact – Business Development, Marketing, Communication/Branding, and Community
S = Strength – Team Building, Management, and Strategic Planning
E = Equity – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Economic Inclusion, Workforce Diversity, and Diversity of Thought

Your ideas can be big or small, specific to conference programming or networking, or related to the A/E/C industries and particular professions.

Any questions? Please contact Marci Thompson at