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Register free to attend the Velux Build for Life conference

Dezeen promotion: registration is now open for the inaugural Build for Life conference, organised by window manufacturer Velux to address climate-related challenges for the construction industry.

Taking place 15 to 17 November 2021, the free, fully digital conference will see 90 speakers from around the world present on sustainable building practices and potential resolutions to climate issues.

Dezeen's founder and editor in chief Marcus Fairs will host three panel discussions live on Dezeen from Dezeen's studio space in London. Dezeen's China editor Christina Yao is also moderating a discussion from Shanghai.

Velux developed the concept for the conference with Danish architecture studio EFFEKT, which is currently exhibiting its Ego to Eco installation at the Venice Biennale under the theme of How Will We Live Together.

The Build for Life conference will explore sustainable building techniques and innovations. Photo above: Model Home 2020, Sunlighthouse by Architekturfotografie Romana Fürnkranz, Juri Troy architects

The three-day series of talks aims to bring together architects, engineers, developers, housebuilders, students, researchers, and other opinion leaders to discuss some of the key challenges and opportunities facing the building industry today, and in the future.

"The key question at the centre of the conference is: How can we create well-being for people and the planet through building design?" said the organisers.

Remote presentations will be delivered from two main event stages: the Compass stage and the Daylight Symposium stage.

Talks and discussions will focus on creating spaces that benefit people and planet

Speakers on the Compass stage will focus on the seven biggest challenges and opportunities in the building industry, including the need for flexibility in design, the shifting role of buildings in our communities, and new demands for healthier and more sustainable living spaces.

A series of keynote presentations on the Compass stage will include Lidia Morawska's talk about the impact of air quality in buildings in a post-pandemic world, as well as Joseph Allen and John Macomber's business case for how indoor spaces can drive performance and wellbeing. ​

The Daylight Symposium, which has explored how daylight can create healthy and resilient buildings since 2005, will bring together 40 leaders in daylight research and practice as part of Build for Life.

As part of the conference, the Daylight Symposium will bring together 40 leaders in daylight research and practice

Interactive dialogues and panel discussions will also feature in the conference line-up.

Build for Life forms part of Velux's wider sustainability strategy, which involves "taking measurable steps toward positive change while focusing on how buildings can help to resolve global challenges with sustainable solutions and practical action".

For more information on the Build for Life conference and to register for free to attend, visit the conference website.

The Build for Life conference takes place online from 15 to 17 November 2021. For details of more architecture and design events, visit Dezeen Events Guide.

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