FEB 27 - 29, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV
FEB 27 - 29, 2024

Building Knowledge Sessions

Covering the most important and innovative topics spanning the entire home building industry, these sessions are the foundation of IBS education. Whether you're new to the industry or a residential construction pro, you'll learn tangible solutions, the hottest strategies and discover trend insights that will wow your customers.

These 60-minute sessions are the foundation of IBS education. With 120+ sessions in 9 tracks, you are sure to find the best education the industry has to offer on today’s hottest, most relevant building topics.

9 Tracks
  • Architecture & Design
  • Building Techniques & Strategies
  • Business Management
  • Land Development & Community Design
  • Project Management
  • Research & Trends
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Custom Building & Remodeling
  • Multifamily Housing
New Voices

New speakers = incredible insights and solutions. Each year, IBS makes it a point to bring you new voices and perspectives. At IBS 2024, more than 40% of the speakers will be new to IBS. While some favorites will be returning, most of your options will be offered here for the first time.

More Content

Experience more info than ever at IBS 2024! An over 25% increase in total education sessions to help you take your business to the next level. We're also increasing the number of rooms for educational sessions. By distributing more sessions across the day, attendees have greater flexibility in arranging their agendas, leading to a more effective learning experience.

Building Knowledge Sessions by Track

  • 10 Common Floor Plan Design Mistakes & How to Fix Them
  • 20 Elevation Styles to Have on Your Radar for 2024
  • 2024 Kitchen Trends: Buzzworthy Design Ideas Buyers Want
  • A Home of Their Own: Design Ideas to Achieve Attainable Housing
  • Bigger is Not Better: Functional Floor Plans That Make the Most of Every Square Foot
  • Embrace the Outdoors: Outdoor Living Design Strategies to Meet Growing Buyer Demand
  • Free Money in Your Floor Plans: How to Streamline for Savings & Affordability
  • Outside, Inside & In-Between: 2024’s Top Trends & Design Practices
  • Solving the Puzzle of Housing for an Aging Population
  • The Power of Interior Design in Sales Success
  • Unlock the Profit Potential of High Performance Design & Construction

  • A 4 Pillar Approach to Building (Profitable) Healthier Homes & Communities
  • A Hard-Dollar Approach to Design & Construct In-Demand, Entry-Level Homes
  • Emerging Trends & Forecasts for Building Materials
  • Getting to Zero Faster, Better & Cheaper
  • The Construction Side of Onsite vs. Offsite: How the Processes Differ
  • The Triple Play: Tax Incentives for Energy Efficient Construction
  • The True Cost of Onsite vs. Offsite: A Model for Making the Right Choice for Your Business

  • 10 Practical Ways A.I. Can Help Home Builders
  • 9 Great Business Fundamentals for Growth
  • Best Practices for Increasing Team Productivity
  • Common Sense Cash Flow: The Profit Habit Cash Management System
  • Frustration-less Financial Management for Builders & Remodelers
  • Profitability Principles: Builders Share Their Back-to-Basics Strategies for Success in 2024
  • Say Goodbye to SOPs: Increase Efficiency, Eliminate Gaps with a Monorail Map
  • Set Yourself Apart from the Competition: Find Your Niche, Systemize & Grow
  • Streamline, Collaborate & Cross-Train Your Way to Maximized Profits & Improved Culture
  • The Profitable Power of Culture: Secrets to Employee Retention & Revenue Growth
  • The Scalable Builder: How to Get from $1M to $20M (& Everything in Between)
  • Transitioning from Peer to Leader: Empowering Yourself & Your Team for Success
  • What Nuclear Submarines Taught Me About Home Building

  • 19 Seconds or Less: How to Attract, Capture & Convert High-Quality Digital Leads
  • A Proven Model to Maximize Remodeling Profitability, Manageability & Company Value
  • A Simple Project Management Formula for Better Service, Cycle Times & Profitability
  • Balance Your Scorecard: Turning KPIs into Higher ROI
  • From Average to Exceptional in Under 365 Days
  • How to Avoid the Never-Ending Punch List & Get the Job Closed
  • How to Sell Design-Build Services to Today’s Custom Home Buyers
  • Managing a Remodeling Job by the Numbers
  • Profitably Deliver Tech Amenities Clients Want Without Disrupting Your Core Business
  • The #1 Secret to an Extraordinary Customer Experience

  • Concept to Lease-Up: A Blueprint for Making Built-for-Rent Work for Your Business
  • How to Win Big Leveraging Lifestyle
  • Lessons From the Future: Build for What's Coming
  • Now’s the Time for Small & Mid-Sized Builders to Capitalize on Built-for-Rent
  • The Top Tool to Determine Feasibility & Profitability of Your Development Projects
  • Trending Narrow Lots & Micro Products: How to Achieve Density That Lives Well

Sessions coming soon! Topics include:

  • Developing attainable housing
  • Amenities
  • Interior and exterior design trends
  • Leasing strategies
  • Multifamily economic outlook
  • In-demand product types and cost to develop

  • A Superintendent's Path to Project Excellence
  • Cultivating Exceptional Trade Partner Relationships
  • Estimating Job Costs: Strategies & Tools for Less Pain & More Profit
  • Harmonizing Homebuilding: Navigating Client Conflict with Preparation, Skill & Empathy
  • How to Manage & Exceed Client Expectations From Pre-Construction Through Completion
  • Increase Profit Margin Without Raising Price or Cutting Corners
  • Project Management that Boosts Profits: Strategies for Bidding, Change Orders & Allowances
  • Strategic Pricing for Sales, Profit & Customer Reputation
  • The Advanced Guide to Uncovering & Capturing ALL Your Costs
  • Work-in-Process: Your Secret Weapon for Improved Performance & Profitability

  • Building Your Employer Brand: The Impact of Storytelling on Workforce Development
  • CliffsNotes for Creating Successful Communities: What Buyers Want You to Know (& Do)
  • Demographics, Friend or Foe: Do You Know Who You’re Building For?
  • Navigating Generational Differences: How Today’s Leaders Can Attract Tomorrow’s Talent
  • Real-World Strategies to Attract & Retain Top Construction Talent

  • 12 Strategies for Selling Against Concessions
  • 15 Secrets to Sales & Marketing Success In A Challenging Market
  • 4 Strategies to Sell Homes Without Dropping the Price
  • 5 Best Practices for Using A.I. & ChatGPT in Home Builder Marketing
  • 7 Website Optimization Secrets for More Engagement & Conversions
  • Be A Part of the VIP Customer Experience
  • Becoming Believable: The Art of Crafting Compelling Stories
  • Budget-Savvy Blueprint: Sales & Marketing Tactics That Pack the Biggest Punch
  • Building an Appropriate Tech Stack for Sales & Operational Success
  • Do Your Marketing Dollars Lie? Cracking the Code of Digital ROI
  • Flywheels & Funnels: Top Data & Business Intelligence Tools to Engage Buyers Start to Finish
  • Marketing 2024: Ignite the Fun Factor & Unleash Unstoppable Growth
  • Reviving Successful REALTOR® Partnerships
  • Social Media Is Noise – Make More: 10 Proven Strategies & 12 Months of Content
  • StoryGetting: How to Leverage the Power of Curiosity to Convert More Sales
  • The Good, Bad & Ugly of New Home Sales Leadership
  • Total Customer Experience for Builders: Sales, Construction & Warranty CX
  • Viral Vision: Mastering Video Content for Social Media Success
  • Winning Hearts & Contracts: Engaging & Converting the 4 Types of New Home Buyers
  • You Bought the Tech, Now How Do You Get Your Sales Teams to Use It?

Building Knowledge Sessions
Brad Leavitt

A Finer Touch Construction

Andi Dirkschneider

Brookline Homes

Seth Hart

DTJ Design

Fred Reikowsky

Legacy Business Leaders, LLC

Todd Gamboa

OLO Builders

Bassam Salem


Anthony Kent

Cothran Homes

Alaina Money-Garman

Garman Homes

Brad Simons

Magleby Construction

Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown Homes

Steven Dewan

Bassenian Lagoni 

Courtney Stewart

Denim Marketing

Paul Schwinghammer

Hallmark Homes, Inc.

Taylor Burtner

Manuel Builders

Timothy Faller

Remodelers Advantage

Greg Bray

Blue Tangerine

Donald Ruthroff

Design Story Spaces

Josh Christian

Home Technology Association

Craig Neal

Nest Homes

Jeff Shore

Shore Consulting

Mark Hodges

Blueprint Strategic Consulting

Andres Duany

DPZ CoDesign

Deana Vidal

John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Nick Schiffer

NS Builders

Mollie Carmichael


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