The IBS Scholarship program is a great opportunity for
NAHB members ages 21-35 to experience the 2018
NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS)—virtually
are being accepted until June 21. If you qualify, here’s why you should
1. Education Sessions. 140+ IBS education
sessions covering the hottest industry topics as well as tools to help advance
“I am early in my career,
so the sessions that focused on how others got started or the mistakes they
made were extremely beneficial.” —Mike McArthur, McArthur Homes, 2017
2. Cool Products! With over 569,000 net
square feet and 1,500+ manufacturers and suppliers, IBS is the place to see new
products debut and discover what’s trending in home building.
“I got to see all
of the new products that are lanching and become more aware of companies that
I previously didn’t know were out there.” —Amity Edwards, 918 Interiors, 2016
3. Construction Demos. Between IBS Live,
the High Performance Building Zone, Builder
Clinics and Exhibitor Floor Forums, there’s always an engaging and informative
demonstration to watch.
4. Outdoor Exhibits. This unique area
transforms a parking lot into an outdoor oasis—with homes, networking events,
food trucks and presentations in Show Village.
“I enjoyed the
Outdoor Exhibit area immensely. The tiny homes and modular homes were both amazing. It was fun getting to meet the
people and learn more about the products and processes.” —Laila Reilly, MaGrann
Associates, 2017 scholarship recipient
5. Networking Events. IBS hosts some of
the most memorable after-hours events. Not only are events like the Official
House Party and the Young Pro Party, fun,
they’re a great place to connect with others in the industry.
6. Niche-Specific Focus. The Centrals are
fun and educational lounges to explore new ideas, refine your skills and gain
valuable business information about your specific industry niche. Roundtable
discussions, workshops and presentations are all available in the 6 Centrals:
55+ Housing, Custom Home Building, Design Studio, Multifamily, Remodelers and Sales.
7. Awards Programs. From awards luncheons
to glamorous galas, award nominees and attendees alike can learn new tips and
tactics that have produced successful results.
8. The New American Home® (TNAH). Tour
this newly constructed home featuring the hottest new products, construction
methods, energy efficiency and latest design trends.
“The New American
Home incorporated different techniques than we use in Arkansas and I was able
to take some bits and pieces away. I have a project right now where we are
bringing in a few products we saw on that tour.” —Nathan Cooper, River Valley
Builders, Inc., 2017 IBS scholarship recipient
9. The New American Remodel® (TNAR). Tour
this 1930s home completely transformed using today’s products and building
10. Social Media. Share, post, tweet and
tag everything about your #IBSOrlando experience, connect with others in the
industry, discover new resources, interact with speakers and enter fun
Airfare (up to $600) and hotel accommodations for 4-nights are included!
experience the Builders’ Show first-hand?
If you’re an NAHB member between the ages of 21-35, then
the IBS Scholarship Program is for you! Submit
your application and video by June 21 to be considered.