Sneak Peek: U40 Summit, Building Symposiums & Other Pre-IBS 2024 Highlights

Building professionals attend IBS Education sessions.

The highly anticipated NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) is just around the corner, Feb 27 – 29. The many exciting pre-show learning opportunities, taking place, Feb 25-26 are generating a significant buzz.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with industry leaders, expand their knowledge and network with like-minded professionals two days before the official start of the Builders’ Show.

Here’s your exclusive preview of these pre-show learning opportunities!

Pro Builder & Pro Remodeler U40 Leadership Summit

The Pro Builder & Pro Remodeler U40 Leadership Summit, designed exclusively for young professionals under the age of 40, aims to cultivate the next generation of leaders in the home-building industry. This dynamic event brings together emerging professionals, seasoned veterans and industry influencers to exchange ideas, discuss challenges and explore opportunities.

From interactive sessions and panel discussions to networking events, the U40 Summit offers a unique platform for attendees to gain insights, build relationships and sharpen skills. Whether you’re a rising star or a seasoned professional looking to connect with the industry’s future leaders, this summit is for you.

Building Science Symposium

We’re saying goodbye to the pre-show Master Workshops and hello to two new full-day pre-show workshops!

One of these pre-show workshops is a building science symposium, which is a culmination of the BS* and Beer gatherings that take place around the country. Building science is a rapidly evolving field that plays a pivotal role in the design, construction and operation of energy-efficient and sustainable homes.

The BS and Beer gatherings and the symposium at IBS brings together leading experts, researchers and practitioners to explore the latest advancements, best practices and innovative techniques in building science.

Learn topics during the symposium like energy-efficient design, indoor air quality, moisture management and advanced building systems and then see it in action during demonstrations in the Construction Performance Zone during the Builders’ Show. This symposium offers an exceptional opportunity to enhance your knowledge, discover cutting-edge solutions and gain a competitive edge in the industry.

Remodeling Symposium

While the exact details of the other symposium are still under wraps, the anticipation surrounding it is palpable. The focus will be on remodeling and this symposium promises an exciting and thought-provoking experience for attendees of this important and growing segment of the industry. The symposium is bound to provide an engaging platform for attendees to explore the future of the remodeling segment of the industry and gain fresh insights into its evolving landscape.

NAHB Courses

The NAHB Courses are a pre-show cornerstone of the Builders’ Show, offering industry professionals an opportunity to expand their expertise. These courses cover a wide range of topics, including understanding the new home buyer, estimating, project management and more.

Led by experienced instructors, the courses provide in-depth knowledge and practical skills that can be immediately applied to enhance professional growth, improve business performance and ’elevate your career in the industry.

Anticipation is building for the pre-show, happening Feb 25-26, the two days leading up to the official start of the show. These events offer an incredible opportunity to connect with industry professionals, stay up to date with the latest trends and advancements and expand your professional network.

Whether you’re a young professional looking to make your mark, a seasoned builder seeking to enhance your expertise, or an industry enthusiast eager to explore the future of the industry, these pre-show events are sure to deliver an exceptional experience. Book your arrival in Vegas for a few days earlier to attend these pre-show events!

Registration opens for IBS 2024 Sept 1. You can add your ticket to these pre-show events once registration opens.

*Building Science and Beer



    please how do I become a full member of NAHB
    Thank You

    1. Campbell McCarthy says:

      Head to!

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