IBS 2019 Education: The Hottest & Most Relevant Building Industry Topics

Education Session

The place to get information on the latest trends, newest techniques and the most forward-thinking business strategies is NAHB’s 2019 International Builders’ Show® (IBS). The Builders’ Show is taking place February 19-21, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and this year, we’ve managed to pack even more into three days. Here’s what to expect:

Pre-Show Education

Fifteen pre-show courses will be held before the start of IBS 2019. 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 is a separate registration fee associated with the Pre-Show education.

Building Knowledge Sessions

These 60-minute sessions are the foundation of IBS education. With over 130 sessions in 7 tracks, you are sure to find programs on the hottest, more relevant building industry topics. Education tracks include:

  • 55+ Housing
  • Business Management
  • Custom Building & Remodeling
  • Design & Community Planning
  • Industry Trends & Emerging Issues
  • Multifamily
  • Sales & Marketing

Full registration or one-day education registration for the day of the session is required.

Master Sessions

Five in-depth, advanced Master sessions will be available at IBS 2019. These sessions are three-hour intensive programs that dig deep into specific industry topics. Session titles include:

  • The Customer Experience Funnel: Best Practices for Profitability
  • Avoiding Poor Performing Homes & Profit Killing Call-Backs
  • From A (Accounting) to W (Warranty): Mastering the 15 Critical Functions of Home Building
  • Solving the Builders Matrix: A Simplified Financial Strategy to Gain Competitive Advantage & Drive Profit
  • 2019 Design Playbook: The Styles, Trends, Colors & Finishes You Need to Know

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. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, however, pre-registration is offered in advance for only $25. Only 160 seats are available for each session!

Tech Bytes

Tech Bytes sessions allow you to experience technology first-hand. Each session is presented as an interactive, “how-to” 30-minute demonstration, and then following each session, the speakers offer “Office Hours” to answer individual questions, work in small groups and provide extended demonstrations. 

Game Changers

New for 2019!  These twice daily keynotes feature thought leaders who are transforming their companies and the way we think about and address issues critical to the housing industry.  We’ll be announcing these high-profile speakers in the months leading up to the show, so stay tuned for additional details about these can’t-miss sessions. 

Spotlight Sessions

These special sessions are our most highly anticipated of the year. feature high-profile speakers and highlight the latest industry trends. Full registration or one-day education for the day of the session is required.

IBS Education On Demand

When you sign up for a full registration, not only do you get access to education sessions during the Show, but you also get a complimentary one-year subscription to IBS Education On Demand—a library of recorded sessions at the show. With this, you gain access to a streaming library of all recorded sessions from IBS 2019.

A full schedule of IBS education sessions and programs are available now at BuildersShow.com.

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