Industry Programs

Check this page for events/ programs (free or low cost) around the region that may be of interest to AOBA members. To submit your industry event, please contact AOBA Director of Communications Brewster Thackeray at Also, members are encouraged to check BOMA International and NAA for a wide variety of educational and professional development programs.


BB logoThe 2019 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit, June 10-11 in Arlington, Va., is an opportunity for industry professionals and partners to explore emerging technologies and share innovative strategies in energy and water efficiency. Join the U.S. Department of Energy for two days of interactive sessions and peer networking with industry experts and market leaders! Register today.

Over the last 3 years, more than 2,500 professionals from public, private, and industrial sector organizations have attended the Summit. Attendees typically include C-Suite Executives; Building Owners, Managers, and Operators; Facility and Energy Managers; Leaders, Policy Advisors, Decision Makers; Sustainability Directors; Engineers; and City Managers and Officials.


BOMA International is accepting applicants for the BOMA Sustainability Scholarship. This new scholarship, made possible with support from a grant provided by BOMA International Cornerstone Partner Yardi, will be awarded to five students or professionals studying or working within the sustainability field who share BOMA’s vision of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. It is intended to connect sustainability-minded individuals with the broad array of opportunities offered at BOMA International’s Annual Conference through the education sessions, networking opportunities and products and solutions featured on the trade show floor.

The scholarship will cover registration to the 2019 BOMA International Conference & Expo, as well as up $1,000 for associated costs, such as travel and lodging. There is no age or experience requirement for the scholarship, but applicants cannot have attended the BOMA International Conference & Expo previously. Applicants do not need to be BOMA members. 

Applications are due April 15. For more information on how to apply, please see the attached PDF. To apply, please complete the online form.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me by email at, or by phone at 202-326-6337.

 Please check back often for industry events and programs relevant to AOBA members!