IBS 2020: Know the Show, Design Edition, Pt. 1

The International Builders Show is only eight days away, and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on!

There’s so much to do and see at the show. And if you’re a first-timer, the whole thing can be a bit daunting: how do you know what to see, what if you’re double booked, what if you have questions? (You aren’t alone in feeling paralyzed by choice; check out this recap from a first-time attendee at last year’s show.)

To help both newcomers and veteran attendees, we’re bringing you five days of our top picks, hot sessions, stellar events, and more. Today’s focus: Design Central.

What is it, and why should you go?

The Design Central (LVCC South Hall, 224) is a multi-purpose space that is home to education, networking, plan reviews, and more. The space holds the Best in American Living Awards winner galleries on show days and offers a number of take-home education pieces, from It’s All in the Details (Volume 7 releasing at the show) to the popular Land Development Checklist to the 2020 Design Trends Calendars.

Access to Design Central is included with your 3-Day Expo Pass.

What’s happening each day?

Tuesday, Jan 21Wednesday, Jan 22Thursday, Jan 23
Design Networking Breakfast
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast & Lifelong + Housing = Win-Win: Emerging Best Practices for the Next Biggest Trend
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Design Networking Breakfast
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Sweet Treats in the Design Central
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Floor Plan Fixes: Live Plan Review
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Floor Plan Fixes: Live Plan Review
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
The Tips YPs Would Share With Their Younger Selves
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
5 Macro Trends Driving Home Design Today
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Market Trends & Technologies for Windows & Decking
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Achieving Attainability Through the Density Equation
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM
Cotton Candy Time in Design Central
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Mid-Morning Snacks in Design Central
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Finger Foods & Fondue in Design Central
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Urban Design Solutions for Volume Builders
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Up Close with the 60 in 60 Speakers
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Color in the Kitchen: The Real ROI Your Clients Will Appreciate
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Talking Trends with the BALA Judges
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Infill & Your Brand: How to Jump Through All the Hoops but Still Have Plenty of Personality
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Land, Lots & Community: Getting Housing Right
1:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Nacho Time in Design Central
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Sin City Sliders in Design Central
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Value-Added Affordable Designs Buyers Love
3:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Finding the Right Mix: Surban™ Designs that Thrive
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Fun Spaces Your Clients Will Love
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Wine & Design: Designing for Expectations, Emotion & Evolution
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Designing for Indoor/Outdoor Living
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Elevation Updates: Applying Multiple Modern Facades to a Single Plan
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Wine & Design: All the Single Ladies
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

The Architect Is In: Plan Reviews

Sign-ups are available beginning at 7:30 am on the day of the review and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees may only sign-up for one time slot per day. Plan reviews will be offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Need help keeping track of your schedule?

Download the IBS 2020 Mobile App for free. Log in to the app with your registrant ID (found on your registration confirmation email or badge) and your last name.

We can’t wait to welcome you to the 2020 Builders’ Show in Las Vegas!

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