The DaS Symposium at COFES 2015
April 16, 2015
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.
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.
The bulk of the DaS Symposium took place on Thursday, April 16, from 8:30 AM
to 3:00 PM PDT, followed by a Roundtable discussion on Saturday as part of the general