IBS is just around the corner! Here are 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, date and presenter’s full name on each document, then sign and return. You may list up to two sessions on each form. Please fill in the session title and date exactly as it appears in the education search. 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.
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 or fax the form to 202-266-8501 ASAP.
Use the IBS Presentation Templates
For the 2016 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 2016 International Builders’ Show marketing and on-site 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.
Using Keynote or Prezi? No problem. Information regarding these presentation formats can be found using the link below.
Access the Presentation Template and Requirements
Register Before You Arrive in Las Vegas
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 register as soon as possible.
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 and you cannot access the speaker registration using the regular IBS registration site.
If you register after December 18th, your materials will need to be picked up onsite in the Speaker Ready Room, North 258. Please see the Speaker Ready Room hours below.
Take Advantage of the Speaker Ready Room
The Speaker Ready Room is in room North 258 of the Las Vegas Convention Center and is equipped with computer stations to review presentations, tech assistance for troubleshooting and snacks and coffee to keep you "buzzing" throughout the day.
The Speaker Ready Room is available to speakers and moderators of official IBS Education sessions only.
Speakers are highly encouraged to check into the Speaker Ready Room prior to their session time and test your presentations, especially if it contains video files, was created on a Mac computer or includes audience response.
Speaker Ready Room Hours:
Monday, January 18 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, January 19 | 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, January 20 | 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurssday, January 21 | 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
If you are unable to speak on your session for any reason or have other urgent issues to address, please email Kirby Simmering at firstname.lastname@example.org. After January 17, call the Speaker Ready Room at 702-943-3884 during the hours listed above.
Bringing Your Presentatin to IBS & Arriving at Your Session Room
Please bring your presentation files on a flash drive to your session room.
IBS Education presenters should plan on arriving at their session rooms 45-60 minutes prior to the session start time to load presentations and get acquainted with the space.
Announcements & Session Evaluations
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 not add more announcements and/or offer lengthy speaker introductions. Please remember that most 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.
Self-Promotion & Distributing Handouts
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.
Most IBS Education sessions are audio recorded. If your session was recorded, you are eligible to receive a complimentary copy of your session recording. During the Show, visit the Mobiltape booth in the Central Concourse of the Las Vegas Convention Center to place your order.
Session Room Sets & Audio Visual Technology
Education is better than ever and so are our room sets! There are 3 types of education room sets:
Building Knowledge (Standard) & Master 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/lapel microphones. The room will also have an LCD projector (4:3 screen ratio) and screen, as well as audience microphones for Q & A in larger set spaces. Presentations will be run from the AV technician station computers (PC) set in each room.
Innovation 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/lapel microphones. The room will also have dual LCD projection (16:9 screen ratio). Presentations will assisted by an AV technician stationed in the room. Specialty seating will further enhance the learning environment.
Spotlight sessions are utilizing a unique stage design. The stage is set in the center of the room bringing the audience as close as possible to the presenters, enhancing their engagement and creating an intimate learning environment, even with seating for over 700 attendees. Audio visual technology will include presentations screens above the center staging (16:9 screen ratio), wireless lavaliere microphones, specialty stage and room lighting and an AV production team.
Select sessions were offered Audience Response Technology and were contacted regarding this technology in October. Speakers are not permitted to provide their own Audience Response Technology or any other outside AV technology without prior approval.
Rules & Presentation Guidelines for Speakers at IBS
Please see the "IBS Speaker Presentation Guidelines" document included in your initial speaker email. If you did not receive this, email
NAHB will begin accepting IBS Education sessions proposals in March for the 2017 International Builders' Show in Orlando January 10-12, 2017. We will send an email to all 2016 IBS Education speakers with deadlines and submission guidelines after the conclusion of the 2016 IBS.