Focus on Education: Spotlight Sessions

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Spotlight sessions are always among the most highly anticipated programs of the year and feature high-profile speakers. Topics are both traditional and forward-looking based on the critical issues the industry is currently facing. What better place for today’s building professionals to learn how to best navigate major concerns in our industry than at the 2022 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS)?

Seven Spotlight sessions will be offered during the three-day show. Here’s what you can expect:

60 Design Ideas in 60 Minutes | Tuesday, February 8 | 9:15 – 10:15 AM
Industry-leading architects, interior designers, developers and builders will share the current design ideas and strategies that you can use moving forward in a post-pandemic environment. These suggestions include how to update elevations, floorplans, streetscapes and amenities to develop dynamic neighborhoods.

The 2022 Housing & Economic Outlook | Tuesday, February 8 | 1:45 – 2:45 PM
As the economy recovers from the virus crisis, this Spotlight session will focus on the state of the nation’s economy and housing market economy. Topics covered include supply limitations and inflation and their impact on builders and buyers.

Building Homes Faster: Strategies to Reduce Cycle Times | Tuesday, February 8 | 3:45 – 4:45 PM
As labor shortages, the pandemic and a variety of other factors contribute to lengthening construction cycle times, builders are watching profits decline. Gain the strategies and process changes that will reduce construction delays, improve schedule reliability and increase customer satisfaction.

Champagne Taste, Beer Budget: Insights & Strategies for Affordably Delivering the American Dream | Wednesday, February 9 | 9:15 – 10:15 AM
An economist, architect and interior designer will combine their insights, backed by metrics and data, to discuss how builders can deliver on buyers’ extensive wish lists without breaking the budget.

2022 Super Sales Rally: Uncommon, Unfiltered & Unparalleled—Becoming the Unsalesperson | Wednesday, February 9 | 2:30 – 4:30 PM
This year’s Rally will unravel the myths of sales and provide deep insights into what makes consumers tick, what they value, and what they choose to buy or abandon. It’s 2022 and time to unlearn old, deal-killing habits and acquire unrivaled skills and an unstoppable attitude.

Moving Beyond Clicks: The Skills, Tools & Mindset for the Modern Marketer | Thursday, February 10 | 9:15 – 10:15 AM
While traditional marketing tactics such as blogging, social media and email are important, today’s marketing is so much more robust. Examine the tools and tactics that the modern marketer needs for success.

Rapid Growth in the Age of Uncertainty | Thursday, February 10 | 1:45 – 2:45 PM
With a crippling pandemic, disruptive technologies and a tough economic climate, market share is dwindling, and discounted acquisition is steadily on the rise. This insightful program will provide you with a full understanding of how to stay competitive in a constantly changing landscape.

Spotlight sessions are open to attendees with an All Access pass, or 1-Day Education + Expo Pass valid for the day of the session you wish to attend.

Plan to join us in person at IBS 2022 February 8–10 in Orlando, FL, where you can take advantage of top-notch IBS education. Register at


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