April 12, 2018
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, aspire.capital
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.