IBS is just around the corner! Below you will find all of the last minute details you need to prepare for your IBS Education Session.
An NAHB License & Release Agreement is required by for all IBS Education presenters. Please fill in the session title and date exactly as it appears in the education search and the presenter’s full name on each document, then sign and return. You may list up to two (2) sessions on each form. To return, scan and email or fax the form to 202-266-8501 ASAP. 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.
Access the NAHB License & Release Agreement.
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 must sign and return the AIA Quality Assurance Statement. This form is required for the session to available for AIA continuing education credits. To return, scan and email or fax the form to 202-266-8501 ASAP.
Access the AIA Quality Assurance Statement Form
For the 2015 IBS, we have once again created a PowerPoint template that will make your presentation shine! This template follows the NAHB branding guidelines and incorporates the look and feel of the 2015 International Builders’ Show marketing and onsite materials. This ensures that IBS Education presentations will have a cohesive, professional and unified appearance. We have also considered your feedback and are giving you, the speaker, more flexibility with the template and have reduced the amount of IBS branding on each slide, allowing for more content space.
There are slides in the PowerPoint template that are required for ALL IBS Education presentations and additional slides that are required for AIA Approved IBS Education. Please read all of the instructions carefully.
Access the PowerPoint Template and Requirements
All IBS Education 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. Pre-registered speakers will be able to pickup a copy of their credentials at any “Advance Registration” counter in the IBS Registration Area in the South Hall, Level 2, Exhibit Hall S3 of the Las Vegas Convention Center or in the Speaker Ready Room. Speakers who do not pre-register must register at the “Speaker Registration” counter in IBS Registration Area.
To register, follow the link below to a special speaker registration site. Please note this is a separate registration site just for IBS Education Speakers. You cannot access the speaker registration using the regular IBS registration site.
Announcements will be available on the stage of each room listing important housekeeping items that must be read at the beginning and end of each session. Either the moderator or individual speaker of the program can make these announcements. One of these announcements will reference the evaluation form for your session that will be distributed to each attendee. These evaluation results are critical for our future decisions in selecting education topics and speakers; it is extremely important that you remind attendees about these evaluations at both the start and finish of your presentation. We ask that you do not add any additional announcements and/or offer lengthy introductions of speakers. Please remember that sessions are just 60 minutes long. Attendees have told us that they want to maximize their learning time and have therefore asked that we significantly shorten introductions and announcements.
Speaker promotional materials are strictly prohibited from IBS Education Sessions. If you have copies of educational, non-branded handouts to distribute for your session, you may place them on the literature table located near the entrance to the session room. For logistical purposes, we do not allow handouts or any other materials to be handed out at the door or placed on the seats in the session rooms.
Additionally, speakers or their representatives should not hand out any promotional materials/literature/giveaways and/or use the common areas and hallways of the convention center to solicit business or promote themselves, their companies or their sessions. This practice, referred to as "suitcasing," is also strictly prohibited.
Handouts are available online now to all show attendees so that they may print them in advance of the Show. Handouts are not printed by NAHB.
If you missed the handout deadline, please email the file to email@example.com ASAP so that it will be listed on your session details page on www.BuilderShow.com. Please note that there is a 2MB limit on all handouts.
Education is better than ever and so are our room sets! There are three types of education room sets:
Building Knowledge (Standard) & Master Sessions will have a riser set with four bar-height chairs, a high cocktail table for presenter materials (we will not be using podiums) and four wireless lavaliere microphones. The room will also have LCD projectors and screens (Standard Session screens have a 4:3 ratio and Master Sessions have a 16:9 ratio), confidence monitors and audience aisle microphones. Presentations will be run from the AV technician station computers (PC) set in each room.
Tech Hub Sessions will have a riser set with bar-height chairs, a high cocktail table for presenter materials (we will not be using podiums) and wireless lavaliere microphones. The room will also have dual LCD projection (with a 16:9 ratio) to enable you to show a PowerPoint presentation on one screen and showcase technology such as an iPad screen on the other. This room will also have wireless Internet for session attendees. Specialty lighting will further enhance the learning environment. Presentations will assisted by an AV technician stationed in the room.
Spotlight Sessions have a special stage set in the center of the room, bringing all of the audience close to the presenters, enhancing their engagement and creating an intimate learning environment, even with seating for 750 attendees. Audiovisual technology will include presentation screens above the center staging, wireless lavaliere microphones, specialty lighting and an full AV production team. .
Select sessions were offered Audience Response Technology and were contacted regarding this technology in December. Speakers are not permitted to provide their own Audience Response Technology or any other outside AV technology without prior approval.
We'd love your help in getting the word out! Please spread the word about your speaking engagement!
2015 IBS Webinar ScheduleOur full webinar schedule is as follows. For a description of each program and to register, please click the below link. Prior to the live event, you will receive an email with specific login instructions. All webinars are free to attend.
2014 IBS Webinar ReplaysFor new speakers and for those who wish to revisit some of the basics Ms. Hedges addressed last year. Webinar replays are free to access.
All IBS sessions and speakers are evaluated by attendees and these evaluation scores are an important factor used in the selection of future IBS programs and speakers. Also, IBS attendees have asked us to raise the level of education we offer at IBS, and while we have adjusted the way we select programs, we have not offered much in the way of resources for you, our speakers. If we are going to place a heavy emphasis on your evaluation scores and raising the level of our education, it only makes sense that we provide your with industry-leading resources that will help you develop and deliver the best sessions possible. We want attendees to walk away from your session and from IBS saying they just got the absolute best education the industry has to offer, and we believe these webinars will put you in a position to hear exactly that.
Yes, we ask that you do participate in our webinars. However, this request should in no way be seen as a punitive measure. There is a reason the country’s top execs are paying Ms. Hedges handsomely for her coaching—even the most veteran speakers and leaders can learn new ways to be better communicators and presenters. Not only will Ms. Hedges help with your IBS presentation, the information she provides will be invaluable for your own companies (and you will be getting it for free!). Please also keep in mind that ‘speaker experience’ is a factor that our selection committee weighs when choosing speakers for future shows. They seek content experts, but also look for those who are committed to improving their presentation skills. We will be collecting attendance data from these webinars and including it in the information reviewed by our selection committee in subsequent years – your attendance will certainly demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and be looked upon favorably.
Yes. All three of our IBS 2014 webinars were recorded and are available as replays above. Our two new webinars will also be recorded and made available to you. Again, our first three webinars were meant to be building blocks for this year’s more advanced sessions. The five-part series will provide you with a comprehensive look at presentation best practices and will be an invaluable library of resources for you going forward.
NAHB will begin accepting IBS Education sessions proposals in March for the 2016 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, January 19-21, 2016. We will send an email to all 2015 IBS Education speakers with deadlines and submission guidelines after the conclusion of the 2015 IBS.