January 9 - 11, 2018
Orlando, FL

Education - What's New?

Learning You Can’t Afford to Miss

IBS Education: your colleagues and competitors will be there!IBS Education has become the go-to resource for builders and industry professionals who are serious about improving their skills and increasing their bottom line. In fact, there’s a good chance your closest competitor will be sitting in an IBS Education session this January. Will you?

If you want to be up to date on the latest trends, the newest techniques andthe most forward-thinking business strategies—and more importantly, keep pace with your competition—you can’t afford to miss IBS Education in 2017. Here are a few highlights:

2017 IBS Education at a Glance

  • More than 160 sessions to choose from in 8 tracks covering design, sales, remodeling, high-performance building, business management and more
  • 5 in-depth, advanced Master sessions
  • New innovative, hands-on learning opportunities
  • A mix of 30, 60 and 90-minute presentations
  • New voices: nearly 50% of our speakers will be presenting at IBS for the first time
  • Fresh content: 80% of the 2017 education sessions are original programming
  • Proven, industry-leading speakers who continually receive the highest speaker rankings from the audience.

What’s New in 2017?

We’ve once again made a lot of exciting changes to IBS Education—in addition to a wide variety of new speakers and original programming, we are pleased to offer you these new opportunities in 2017:

Tech Bytes & Builder Clinics

We have a special, new classroom in the works that will feature all hands-on, interactive learning. Our Builder Clinic sessions will offer live demonstrations of various building techniques with a focus on finish and trim carpentry. These tips, tricks and best practices shown are sure to make your homes stand out. We’ll also feature a series of Tech Bytes sessions where you can learn about and test out various social media platforms, virtual reality and video applications. These programs will be offered in short 20-30 minute segments and repeated multiple times throughout the week.

Interactive Learning Formats

Education doesn’t always have to mean traditional panel presentations or a person on a stage talking at you. People learn in different ways. Builders especially are used to being active and involved in their jobs. From new session formats and innovative room sets to programs that put you in charge of your learning, get ready for these exciting learning formats in 2017:  

  • Debates
  • Town Halls
  • Lightning Rounds
  • Case Studies
  • Demonstrations
  • Live Drawings & Critiques

Thought Leader Sessions

Hear from dynamic leaders and innovators in Thought Leader and Spotlight sessions!After introducing these programs with great success last year, we'll be expanding our thought leader program in 2017. These sessions will feature innovators from both inside and outside our industry who are transforming their companies and the way we do business.

Spotlight Room

Spotlight sessions aren’t new to IBS, but this year’s Spotlight Room certainly will be. If you liked learning in our unique theater-in-the-round room last year, you’ll be blown away by this year’s set-up. Our most highly-anticipated programs of the year, Spotlight sessions feature high-profile speakers and highlight the latest trends the industry has to offer.

Please note: while much of the education at IBS is open to all registered IBS attendees, a Full Registration or a 1-Day Education Registration for the day of the session(s) you wish to attend is required for IBS Education sessions which include the following:

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