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2023 Call For Presentations

Submit by May 8, 2023! 

We are now accepting abstracts for consideration for DHI conNextions, scheduled for October 25-26, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts.


This is your opportunity to share your expertise with our exclusive audience of door security and safety professionals in the non-residential construction industry. DHI conNextions attendees are looking for the latest information, cutting-edge strategies and best practices that will help advance career development, increase productivity and organizational efficiency as well as navigate the future of door security and safety.

The majority of the core conference sessions at DHI conNextions are 60-90 minutes in length, including Q&A. Single speaker presentations are accepted as well as panel discussions. For exhibitors interested in submitting 20-minute sessions for the Innovation Theater, held on the trade show floor, that will be a separate submittal at a later date.

Topic Areas
Please consider the following topics, which are focus areas for the conference program. We welcome and encourage additional ideas as well.  

Business Operations

Electronic Access Control


Industry Trends & New Technology
Safe Schools

Sales and Marketing

Proposal Considerations
DHI conNextions is seeking conference proposals that reflect sound adult learning principles and reflect the best thinking in the field, informed by theory, research and practice. To deliver exceptional learning experiences, the Program Advisory Committee will evaluate all proposals based on the following criteria:



  • Innovative and cutting-edge content

  • A business case with evidence supported by experience

  • Relevant and timely issues

Instructional Design

  • Facilitate knowledge transfer and development of new competencies

  • Stimulate and provoke discussion, audience engagement and outcome-focused design

  • Use methods that draw out relevant past knowledge and experiences


  • Targeted to door security and safety professionals in non-manager to executive-level roles

  • Provide diverse approaches for different types of learners


We seek to create a premiere event for the door security and safety community, and therefore (other factors being equal) priority is given to proposals that include original content designed exclusively for DHI conNextions that has not been presented at other DHI conNextions or events in the industry.

DHI conNextions retains the rights to modify titles and descriptions for marketing purposes. Avoid all commercial bias. Sessions perceived by attendees as commercially biased in content (including use of client examples or proprietary tools/models) are unacceptable. Therefore, DHI conNextions requires that any person in a position to influence or control content disclose all relevant financial relationships and/or commercial interests at the time of proposal submission. Any submission that is not educational in nature, neutral and unbiased, and free of commercial motive/intent will not be accepted.





Proposals are due by May 8, 2023

The selected proposals will receive an e-mail notification of participation by June 9, 2023.  If you DO NOT receive notification by this date, this means your proposal has not been selected. If you have any questions about this process, please contact 

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