The DaS Symposium: Design and Sustainability

April 12, 2018
Scottsdale, Arizona

The Design and Sustainability (DaS) Symposium is a leadership exploration of the future of design and sustainability software for sustainable products, infrastructure, and environments.

COFES is a unique gathering of leaders representing diverse industry sectors with strategic interest in software. The DaS Symposium exists within that community to focus on sustainability. It reaches across disciplines and industries as it explores solutions to the sustainability challenge.

DaS Symposium 2018 Program Committee

    Ken Hall, Co-Chair, Gensler
    Michael Tardif, Co-Chair, Building Informatics
    Scott Brinks, Trans-Trade
    Tord Dennis, WSP Environment & Energy
    Cassandra Elwell,
    Robert “Doc” Hall, Compression Institute
    Jack Ring, Cyon Research
    Dana “Deke” Smith, Cyon Research


The goal of the DaS Symposium is to bring sustainability to the forefront of the conversation among software developers and to look for opportunities and issues that may be best served by the industry as a whole, rather than by individual players within the industry. We hope to inspire, raise awareness, build relationships and seek sustainable synergies.

Founding members of The DaS Symposium include Autodesk, buildingSMART Alliance, CIFE, Cyon Research, Gensler, PTC, Siemens, SolidWorks, and Sustainable Minds.