The official IBS app is the quickest and easiest way to
find information and get around at IBS 2017. Receive real-time IBS alerts and
plan your show experience with favorite sessions, events, meetings and
You can download the app on your smartphone or tablet. Go
to the App Store and search “IBS 2017”.
To Set Up
Once you’ve downloaded the IBS 2017 app, log in with your
confirmation/badge ID and last name. When you’re logged in, this is the screen
Search & Select
Education & Events
You can find everything IBS-related by using the IBS App:
schedule of events, education sessions and NAHB committee meetings. You’ll
quickly and easily be able to view information like location, description and speakers.
Education sessions are sub-divided by major track, date, type, professional
specialty and interest.
You can also search IBS exhibitors in several ways: featured
exhibitors, browse by category, CEDIA® Smart Home Pavilion, nextBUILD, outdoor
exhibits, Best of IBS Awards—or you can view by Show Special or by Celebrity.
By clicking on the exhibitor listing, you’ll find contact
information, booth number, social media connections and any material the
exhibitor has provided, such as brochures.
- Tap the star to add a session, event or an
exhibitor to your Favorites, which is then becomes a part of your agenda.
- For education sessions that occur at the same
time, many IBS attendees will “favorite” a few items and then check out both
options before making a decision about which to attend.
- When you select an individual session, you can
make notes right there, which is great for short items, reminders and names of
people or products you want to look up later on. You can then save the notes
and/or email them to yourself when you’re done. You can even email and share
the notes individually by session or all that you’ve taken by clicking on the
- Any time you have a question, simply pull out
your mobile device and search, rather than thumbing through the paper guides.
There’s information on: show hours, The New American Home 2017®, Design &
Construction Week®, IBS Centrals, transportation and much more. You can also receive real-time alerts
about big happenings such as giveaways. Make sure to
set your notification preferences so you don’t miss out!
- Need help finding your way around the floor? Use
the map feature within the app. Zoom in to read the names of exhibitors and
booth numbers—they’ll come up depending on the size of the space and the length
of the name. The best way to view the map is to turn it to landscape view, and
use gestures to zoom in and out.