January 9 - 11, 2018
Orlando, FL

Speaker Resources

The information displayed on this Speaker Resource page is for IBS Education Session Speakers. Speakers for other programs at the IBS (centrals, committee meetings, etc.) should reach out to their staff contact with any questions they may have. 

Thank you again for agreeing to present at the 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS). The Show is quickly approaching and our goal is to make speaker prep as easy as possible for you!

Speaker Deadlines & Requirements

New this year, we’ve created a one-stop-shop for all of your speaker prep needs – this is known as the IBS Education Harvester. This online portal is personalized specifically for you and your session and will allow you to review speaker rules, register for the show, make AV requests, sign your speaker agreement and more.

Access to the IBS Education Harvester

Again, the Harvester is personalized for you and your session so you will need to login to access it.  To log into Harvester: 

  1. Go to the IBS Education Harvester webpage. 
  2. Enter your Username. Your Username is the email address provided when you submitted your sessions proposal or when you were managing your contact information on a proposal you were added to. 
  3. Enter your Access Key (password). Your Access Key is automatically generated by the system and if you do not have previous emails with this information, you can click on the "Lost your access key?" text under the "Login" button on the Harvester home page. 

Once logged in, you’ll see that your Harvester’s home page has 3 distinct sections: a Task List, your Session Information and general Speaker Resources. This sections contain everything you need to review and complete before you speak at the 2017 IBS. 

IBS Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for speaking at the 2018 NAHB International Builders' Show will be open March 27 through April 21, 2017. Those interested in learning more or submitting a proposal should visit nahb.org/speakatIBS. If you would like to be notified about speaking opportunities for IBS 2018 and beyond, please complete our IBS speaker inquiry form and we'll email you updates about our RFP. 


Speaker at IBS 2016For General Inquiries: ibsedu@nahb.org
For questions regarding session content or submitting a proposal to speak at the IBS, please contact: 
Kirby Simmering - Director, IBS Education
For questions regarding speaker deadlines, requirements, onsite logistics, etc., please contact: 
Monica Sober DeNio, CMP - Director, Meetings & Special Events


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