NAHB’s International Builders’ Show® (IBS) has always been the place for building professionals to
get information on the latest trends, the newest techniques and the most
forward-thinking business strategies. The Show takes place January 9 – 11, 2018
and we’ve managed to pack even more into those three days. Here’s what to
Fourteen Pre-Show courses will be held at the
start of IBS 2018. These one- and two-day courses give you the chance to become
fully immersed in specific industry topics while working towards an NAHB
designation. Please note: there are additional fees associated with the Pre-Show
These 60- to 90-minute sessions are the foundation of IBS education.
With nearly 140 sessions in 8 education tracks, you are sure to find programs
on the hottest, more relevant building industry topics. Education tracks
- 55+ Housing
- Business Management & Operations
- Custom Building & Remodeling
- Design, Land Development & Community
- Financial Strategies, Market Forecast &
- Home Technology & Performance
- Sales, Marketing & Customer Focus
Full registration or one-day education
registration for the day of the session is required.
Five in-depth, advanced Master
sessions will be available at IBS 2018. Session titles include:
- How Do I Avoid This? Conquering Home Performance
Errors Before & After Construction
- How to Build Profits by Shaping Culture
- Back to Basics: Marketing Essentials to Build
- #Visions: 10 Innovations That Sell More Homes
- Advanced Strategies to Attract & Convert
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To register for Master sessions, you’ll need to have a full
registration or one-day education registration for the day the particular
session you’d like to attend is being held. General seating is on a first-come,
first-served basis, but seats can be reserved in advance for only $25. Reserved
seating can only be purchased during IBS advanced registration online. Only 160
seats are available for each session!
Thought Leader Sessions
These special sessions are our most highly anticipated of
the year. Spotlight
sessions feature high-profile speakers and highlight the latest industry
trends, while our Thought Leader sessions feature innovators from both inside
and outside the building industry who are transforming their companies and the
way we do business. Full registration or one-day education for the day of the
session is required.
Back by popular demand, our series of Tech Bytes sessions
offers interactive workshops and demonstrations that allow you to test out and
learn about the latest digital, video, social media, virtual reality tools and
more. You can choose from more than 25 of these 30-minute demonstrations, and many
of our presenters will offer “office hours” following their presentations to
answer questions and work with you one-on-one.
Perfect for custom builders, remodelers, subs and trades,
these 20- to 30-minute sessions will offer live demonstrations of various
building techniques ranging from finish and trim carpentry to creating outdoor
living spaces. These tips, tricks and best practices are sure to make your
homes stand out.
IBS Education On Demand
When you sign up for a full registration, not only do you
get full access to education sessions during the Show, but you also get a
complimentary one-year subscription to IBS
Education On Demand. With this, you gain access to a streaming library of
all recorded sessions from IBS 2018.
A full schedule of IBS education sessions and programs are
available now at BuildersShow.com.