Speaker Submissions Open for IBS 2020

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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 sure to pay attention to the “leading topics of interest” included in the 2020 IBS Request for Proposals . These are the topics attendees tell us they most want to learn about in 2020—and they have shifted significantly over the last few years. Proposals that most closely align with our leading topics have the strongest chance of being selected.

Download the Guide to Crafting Your Proposal
Learn the secrets to writing a winning proposal. This easy-to-follow guide includes a list of questions you will be asked when submitting and provides special instructions and tips to help strengthen your proposal.

Noteworthy for IBS 2020 RFP Process:

  • Proposals for our standard 60-minute Building Knowledge sessions are the only ones being considered through the RFP. We do offer other types of educational programming at IBS, and you’ll have the option to be considered for one of these in the event your proposal is not selected as a Building Knowledge session.
  • The full roster of speakers for each session must be submitted at the time of proposal submission. Please begin reaching out to your speakers immediately to secure their commitment.
  • Speaking opportunities are highly competitive—less than 25% of proposals received are selected—so please review the RFP document carefully and take advantage of our Guide to Crafting Your Proposal to ensure your proposal has the best chance of being selected.

Submit a proposal:
The deadline to submit proposals is April 22. There will be no deadline extensions this year, so make sure you submit on time.

Check out the education sessions presented in 2019 on BuildersShow.com. If you have any questions or would like to recommend a topic or speaker, please contact Kirby Simmering at ksimmering@nahb.org.

Learn more and submit your education proposal to speak at IBS 2020 today.

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