What's New in IBS Education?

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IBS Education: In Demand & Better Than Ever!

education sessionThe number of attendees getting full registrations (with access to all education sessions) has grown more than 50% over the last three years because builders and industry professionals know that IBS keeps you up to date on the latest trends, the newest techniques and the most forward-thinking business strategies. 

We’ve made a lot of exciting changes for 2016—you’re sure to find the know-how you’re looking for as well as insight you never expected.

More Education Available

We’ve added even more education in 2016, giving you 120+ sessions to choose from in 8 tracks that cover the breadth of the entire building industry.  And for those who’ve left a session wishing they could have just a bit more time, we’ve added a dozen 90-minute sessions to our schedule so that you can take a deeper dive on more complex issues.

New Voices & New Content

We’ve heard your call asking for the most innovative and advanced education the industry has to offer. While we’ll have a few of your old favorites like the Sales Rally and Housing & Economic Outlook, more than 85% of the 2016 education sessions are original programming.  And we’ve recruited many new voices to bring you fresh perspectives – nearly 40% of our speakers will be presenting at IBS for the first time.

New Education Track: Building Science, Performance & Systems

The future of housing is all about building better, smarter, more efficient homes.  This new track’s sessions reflect the hands-on techniques, theory, science and codes to help you do exactly that.

Welcome to the New Innovations Hub

In this new education session room, you can expect to hear about the latest innovations in technology, materials, building materials and even financing.  But beyond that, you’ll be able to participate in education like never before through leading-edge learning formats such as crowd-sourced content, daily thought leader programs, ignite sessions and more.

Building Knowledge & Spotlight Sessions

We’re offering nearly 125 spectacular one-hour sessions, based directly on your feedback. Get ready for trends and technique on design, sales, remodeling, high performance building, finance and more.

Master Sessions & Plan Reviews

With our Master sessions, take time to fully explore an advanced topic in a smaller sized class for an optimal experience. Consult with top designers and architects during the Plan Reviews—on your own building plans!