This page is continuously updated with speaker information, deadlines and announcements as we prepare for the 2014 IBS.
Nov. 11: Have you added your headshot to your speaker listing yet? We have added functionality to ISES that allows speakers to add their headshots, facebook page, twitter handle and more. Please see below for instructions and be sure to add them by the November 15th deadline!
Sept. 17: Official IBS Speaker Packets emailed to all confirmed speakers. These packets will include a listing of all deadlines, instructions for accessing the education content management system, speaker releases, registration details and more.
Aug. 16: Selected session's date & time assignment email sent to all confirmed speakers.
Speaker Requirements & Deadlines for the 2014 IBS
A summary of all speaker requirements and deadlines is listed below in chronological order Please click on each topic area to reach detailed explanations of each item.
Rules & Presentation Guidelines for Speaker at IBS
Please see the "IBS Speaker Presentation Guidelines"
document included in your initial speaker email. If you did not receive this, please email email@example.com
Many presenter requirements require the use of our online content management system – ISES (Integrated Speaker Education System). Written instructions on how to access ISES are below:
- To access ISES, visit www.nahb.org/ises.
- If your name does not already appear at the top of the NAHB website, you will be prompted to login. Your user name is your email address and your password is the same password used to login to nahb.org. If you have forgotten your password, click on the link "Forgot Your Password" and your login information will be emailed to you.
- Once you are logged in, you will see a list of your active programs under the 2014 International Builders's Show header. Click on each program to open it and begin making edits.
Deadline & Requirement Details
AIA Quality Assurance Statements | DUE ASAP!
If you session was submitted and approved to provide AIA (American Institute of Architects) continuing education credits, it will be indicated in the ISES session record as well as the session listing on www.buildersshow.com. AIA approved session presenters are required to sign and return the AIA Quality Assurance Statement. This form must be signed and returned for the session to available for AIA continuing education credits. To return, scan and email this form to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 202-266-8501 ASAP.
Speaker Contact Information Update | Deadline: November 15, 2013
When viewing the details of your session in ISES, please scroll down to the "Speakers" section and verify that your contact information is correct. If it is not, you will be able to edit it directly in ISES by clicking the hyperlinked text "Edit Contact Information". After updating your information, click "Submit" in the "Edit Contact Information" popup window and click "Submit" again at the bottom of the session listing to save your edits. This information is used for www.buildersshow.com as well as the printed IBS Show Guide. Please note that you will only be able to edit contact information for your own user profile.
Speaker Headshots, Media Sites & Biographies | Deadline: November 15, 2013
For the 2014 IBS we have enhanced the speaker listings on www.buildersshow.com. These enhancements include the ability to view speaker headshots, media sites (such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.) as well as biographies. To add or update these fields for your profile, please log into ISES and select one of your active session listings. When viewing the details of your session in ISES, please scroll down to the Speakers section and click the hyperlinked text under name to edit the section you would like to submit. After updating your information, click "Submit" in the popup window and click "Submit" again at the bottom of the session listing to save your edits.
Biographies: Biographies are limited to 1500 characters (includes spacing, punctuation, etc.) or less. Please edit your biography to be the appropriate length in advance.
Media Sites (optional): Please be sure to list complete URL's for each starting with http://or https://.
Headshots (optional): Follow the instruction listed within the popup screen to upload a professional photo of yourself. Do not upload any other type of image (such as a company logo).
All websites, photos and biographies, as with all other information loaded into ISES, are subject to staff review and can be edited or removed at any time.
License & Release Agreements | Deadline: November 15, 2013
A License & Release Agreement is required by NAHB for all IBS Education presenters. These agreements are available in electronic format. Please fill in the program title, date and presenter’s full name on each document, then sign and return. You may list up to two (2) sessions on each form. Please fill in the session title and date exactly as it appears in the education search. The License & Release Agreement form can be found here. To return, scan and email this form to email@example.com or fax to 202-266-8501 by November 15. Please note that if you are presenting in a Central or other IBS-related event, requirements may be different. Please only list IBS Education approved sessions on this form.
Audio Visual Special Requests | Deadline: December 13, 2013
Education rooms are getting a revamp for the 2014 IBS! There are 3 types of education room sets:
Standard & Master Sessions: These rooms will be set with a bar height table and chairs, microphones (for both presenters as well as the audience when appropriate), LCD projectors and screens. Presentations will be run from the Audio Visual Technician Station's computers set in each room. Select room sets will include Audience Response Technology. You will be contacted in the late fall if this technology is available in your session room.
Tech Hub Sessions: This room will be set with all of the technology list above as well as some additional enhancements we have in development. You will be contacted in the late fall if your room is in this room set with details on how to use the technology available.
Spotlight Sessions: This room will be set with a unique stage design that allows for a heightened interaction with the audience. The room will have standard room set technology as well as an on-screen camera follow. This room set is also still in development and you will be contacted in the late fall if your room is in this room set with details on how to use the technology available.
Requests for additional AV equipment must be submitted for approval in advance. If your session requires additional audio visual equipment, please indicate so in the “Special Request “box in ISES. Each request will be reviewed and approved if it is logistically reasonable and the budget allows. Requests should be received by December 13 for planning purposes. Please contact Monica Sober with any detailed special requests.
Handouts for Education Sessions | Deadline: January 7, 2014
Handouts are a valuable resource to IBS attendees and provide a great way to distribute anything that is too lengthy or complex for presenting orally.
Suggestions of appropriate handouts include:
- Articles (written by the presenter)
- Definitions and examples
- Diagrams, charts
- Outline of or notes on your presentation
- PowerPoint presentations formatted as a handout (3 per page with notes or 6 per page)
All submitted handouts must be in 8 ½” by 11” format and there is a 2MB limit on all handouts. Copyright material that does not belong to you as well as printed booklets, pamphlets, brochures, company marketing materials, etc. will be deleted from session profiles.
Handouts will be available online to all show attendees a week prior to the show. Attendees will then be able to download and print handouts for the sessions they plan to attend. For the 2014 IBS, NAHB will not be printing and distributing handouts onsite at the Show.
To submit a handout:
- Log into ISES (using the instruction found at the top of this page) and select the appropriate program.
- Scroll to the “Handouts” section. Your handout name will default to the program title however, you can edit it if you would like.
- Click the “Browse” button. Locate the file on your computer and click “Open” to select the file for submission.
- Click “Upload.” Your file should now appear in the “Handout” section and it should state that the file was uploaded successfully.
- Click “Update”
- At the bottom of the screen to save your submission but clicking "Submit".
- If you have any problems uploading documents in ISES or have questions regarding handouts please contact a member of our team.
Hotel Accommodations | Deadline: January 8, 2014
Hotel accommodations can be reserved through www.buildersshow.com/register while you are pre-registering for the show. The deadline for reserving accommodations through NAHB in one of the official show hotels (serviced by the complimentary IBS shuttle on all show days) is January 8, 2014. After this date, you will have to make housing arrangements by contacting the hotels directly. Don’t wait until the deadline – registering early dramatically improves your chances of securing a room in your preferred hotel!
Speaker Pre-Registration & Credential Mailing | Deadline: January 24, 2014
All speakers are offered a complimentary full registration and a complimentary spouse registration to the show (access to exhibits and education on all show days) and should pre-register as soon as possible. A link to the Speaker Registration site was emailed in your speaker letter. If you did not receive this link, please contact a member of our team.
The deadline to pre-register and have your credentials mailed to you in advance January 24. After January 24, online registration will remain open through the last day of the show; however your materials must then be picked up on-site.
If you do not pre-register before you head to the Las Vegas Convention Center, please allow ample time to register when you arrive at the center.
If you have any questions regarding the content of your session or adding/deleting speakers, please contact your NAHB Program Planner. If you are unsure who the assigned program planner is for your session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you their information.
The following speaker items are currently in production and will be available in coming weeks:
Presenter Training for IBS Speakers & Moderators
NAHB has developed a new Presenter Training webinar required for all IBS education session moderators and speakers. This training is educational and informative for all presenters, whether it’s your first time or you’re an IBS veteran. You’ll receive important presentation tips and guidelines to help maximize the experience for both you and your attendees. You will receive an email late fall with details on the date, time and registration.
Standardized PowerPoint Templates for IBS Education
All education sessions will be required to utilize standardized slide templates in PowerPoint presentations. This PowerPoint template will give the education sessions a unified and professional appearance while ensuring basic session information is provided (such as title, speaker names, learning outcomes, etc). This template will be emailed to all speakers in November.
Submitting a Proposal to Speaker at IBS
The 2014 IBS Request for Proposals has now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2014 IBS was April 19, 2013 and we are no longer accepting proposals. We wil begin accepting proposals for the 2015 IBS in March 2014.
Additional Speaking Opportunities at NAHB
For questions regarding speaker deadlines, handouts, etc., please contact:
Monica Sober, CMP - Conference Manager
For questions regarding submitting a proposal to speak at the IBS, please contact:
Kirby Simmering - Education Director