Game Changers 2019: Here’s What Happened

Erin Gargan King on the Game Changers stage.
Erin Gargan King speaking at the Digital Persuasion: Ignite Your Social Influence Game Changer Session.

Game Changers was a new educational segment added to the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) lineup for 2019. These twice-daily keynotes featured thought leaders who are transforming their companies and the way we think about and address issues critical to the housing industry.

At IBS 2019, attendees came in droves to hear leading visionaries share their experience of tackling some of today’s most pressing issues, such as digital marketing, leadership and the customer...

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IBS 2020 Pre-Show Education: Project Management

IBS Education Session

As a project manager, it is your responsibility to get the project built on time and on budget—all while keeping the customer happy.

This course is designed to help project managers increase their professional value and, as a result, create a deeper value for the company and the customers. It teaches you the basics of successful project management and explains the role of project managers during each phase of a project: pre-construction, construction and post-construction. Graduates...

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A Look Back at This Year’s High Performance Building Zone

2019 High Performance Building Zone

The High Performance Building Zone (HPBZ) is where IBS 2019 attendees discovered the best practices needed for improving efficiency in all areas of the home.

Attendees are constantly telling us that they are looking for ways to build a more efficient, more cost-effective home, and at the HPBZ, they get those answers—and so much more.

The Demonstration Stage featured up-close, hands-on construction demos designed to show attendees the latest and greatest in high...

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Speaker Submissions Open for IBS 2020

Master Sesssion

The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is an excellent place for you to share your knowledge and expertise on topics that impact the home building industry. IBS is the housing industry’s largest annual light construction show in the world—serving an audience of more than 67,000 in 2019.

Attention all speakers! Proposals are now being accepted to present an education session at IBS 2020, January 21-23 in Las Vegas.

Preferred Topics for 2020:
Be...

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IBS Education On Demand

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Get the maximum benefit from your IBS investment by viewing 139 sessions and presentations from IBS 2019—with IBS Education On Demand.

With IBS Education On Demand, you can access a library of all recorded sessions from IBS 2019. Sessions on Business Management, Custom Building & Remodeling, Sales & Marketing and more...plus presentations from IBS Live are all available to you!

IBS Education On Demand Overview:

  • Access 139 education sessions and...
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Knowledge Building Beyond IBS 2019

IBS Store

The 2019 International Builders’ Show may be over, but the IBS Store remains in the minds of attendees who made the store their key destination to pick up publications to help build their business.

Top 10 Best Sellers from IBS 2019:

  1. 2018 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes (NEW)
  2. Accounting & Financial Management, Fifth Edition
  3. Around Our Table Cookbook (available on NAHB.org) (NEW)
  4. Basic...
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IBS Webinar Series

IBS Webinar

Get ready for our upcoming IBS webinar series, featuring fresh new content on the most talked about topics from IBS 2019.

April 10
Understand Today’s New Home Buyer
Mary Kaye O’Brien & Paige Shipp

 

April 25
The 5 Drivers of Business Success
Fred Reikowsky

 

May 1
Modern Materials Create the Traditional Exteriors Buyers
Fernando Pagés Ruiz

 

May 16
Cybersecurity Risks and...

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In Demand Education @ IBS 2019

Education Session

Education was in demand at IBS 2019 and the results are in! Out of 130+ education sessions in 7 different tracks, here are the top attended sessions:

1. Do This, Not That! Design Do’s & Don’ts for 2019
2. Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness?
3. 60 Design Ideas in 60 Minutes
4. The ABCs of Leadership: Always Be Coaching
5. The 2019 Housing & Economic Outlook
6. How Small & Mid-Sized Builders Can Successfully Compete With the Giants
7. Clash of the Titans!...

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What Happened at #TechBytes

Tech Bytes

With 27 sessions jammed into three days, there wasn’t a hot technology topic left undiscussed during 2019 IBS Tech Bytes programming.

The large room was split into two separate areas to allow for two distinct types of learning. Education sessions occurred on the education stage, while the tech bar was the place to go for advice and tips from the tech experts that were always available and to work with speakers during their “office hours.”

On the Education Stage:...

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Meet Our Speakers Series: Margaret Whelan | Whelan Advisory

Margaret Whelan

Margaret Whelan is the Founder and CEO of Whelan Advisory, LLC—a company that provides strategic and financial advice to public and private companies globally, with an emphasis on identifying and achieving the lowest cost of capital available.

Margaret is moderating one of this year’s IBS Live discussions, “Offsite Insight: Products & Processes That Will Revolutionize New Construction” on Wednesday, February 20 from 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

We caught up with Margaret to get a...

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