Deepen your understanding of DRBs and connect with DRB users and practitioners at the DRBF Northeast Regional Conference on April 4 at the Transportation Building in Boston, Massachusetts. The mid-morning start begins with networking and case studies on the use of DRBs in the region, and the afternoon sessions will explore DRB techniques for practitioners and discussion of the future prospects throughout the northeast. 

Registration includes a working lunch, with a presentation on fundamentals of DRBs with special guests invited from local transportation and infrastructure agencies. Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet in person in Boston with construction and dispute resolution professionals and become a part of the movement to develop Dispute Resolution Board use in the region.  


Transportation Building
Board Room
10 Park Plaza
Boston, MA


Full day Conference Registration (includes welcome coffee and lunch):

DRBF Member - $175
Non-Member -
Public Agency/Academic - $200



9:45 – 10:00 am 
Registration/Networking Coffee

10:00 - 10:15 am   
Welcome from DRBF, “DRBs: A Home Run for Project Success”
Joe Allegro, President-elect, DRBF Region 1 Board of Directors
Ann Russo, DRBF Executive Director

10:15 – 11:00 am
In the Bullpen: Lessons Learned Avoiding and Resolving Large Construction Disputes
Speakers: Bill Ferrari, Matt Poirier, Steve Moore, and Corey Lynch

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Field of Dreams: Adding Value with a Dispute Resolution Board – A Success Story
Speaker: Glen Stevens

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunch and Learn: 
Introduction to DRBs - The Construction Industry’s Preferred Alternative to Arbitration and Litigation
Guests from owner agencies in the transportation sector

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Major League Coaching: DRB Member Sharing of Lessons Learned
When and How to use Advisory opinions?; Dispute Avoidance Techniques; and more.
Speakers: Bettina Carbajal, Stacey Cushner, Ted von Rosenvinge IV, and Bob Rubin

2:00 – 2:30 pm
From Bush League to the Majors: Future of DRBs and the DRBF in the Northeast Group discussion

2:30 - 3:00 pm
Closing Remarks / Available DRBF resources