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Amy's 1/1/2020 update!

The 2020 IBS App is now available for download in the Apple Store and Google Play.  You can also go to to download the app that will connect you to everything IBS 2020!

Date Correction for The Nationals - Colorado After-Party - day is Tuesday, January 21st!

Amy’s 12/19/19 update on all things International Builders Show includes:

  • Exhibit Sales
  • Registrations
  • NAHB Housing Block
  • Young Professional Vlogger Contest
  • IBS App
  • Special Events
  • Welcome Reception

See the details!

Building Industry's Biggest Event

Join us at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and start your 2020 off right. Enjoy exclusive member discounts to see more than 1,400 exhibits and learn from industry experts in a selection of more than 150 education sessions. Don't miss the building industry's biggest event! Register by January 18 to save.

Avoid Onsite Pricing to the Builders’ Show 

Exclusive NAHB member discounts to attend the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) start as low as $100 through January 18. The building industry’s biggest event is the best opportunity for you to access the hottest new products, learn from industry’s experts and connect with thousands of your peers. Register now and avoid onsite pricing.

Coffee Catch Up Tuesday - Thursday 8:30am - 10am

Your Denver IBS Embassador Amy Abeyta and team will be available at the Starbucks in the Grand Lobby at the Convention Center from 8:30-10 Tuesday thru Thursday during the show to answer any questions any Colorado attendee has about the show, or events.  They'll be buying coffee for members.  They will be on site with a Colorado sign to be sure that people can easily connect for information and other people in our industry.

Ready to find out More?

Email your questions to our 2020 IBS Ambassador Amy Abeyta your IBS Questions!


Denver Members Speaking at IBS:

Monday, January 20

1:00 - 4:00 PM
Builder Branding: A 10-Step Process to Gain Competitive Advantage & Create Employee Loyalty
Dave Miles, Milesbrand

Tuesday, January 21

9:15 - 10:15 AM
How to Profit with Zero: What Other Builders Know That You Don’t (Yet)
Gene Myers, Thrive Home Builders

9:15 to 10:15am
Kitchens and Baths:  Details, Finishes, and Floorplan Ideas for Different Price Points
Doris Pearlman, Possibilities for Design

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Single Family Lifestyle in a Multifamily World
Steve James, DTJ Design, Angela Harris, TRIO

12:45 to 1:45pm
Timeless to Trendy: What's Next in curb Appeal & Elevations
Rick Overby, Stella Color + Design & John Guilliams, KGA Studio Architects

2:30 - 3:30 PM
How Urban Solutions Are Framing Future Suburbs
Bill Ramsey, KTGY Architecture

4:00 to 8:00pm
Best of 55+ Housing Awards
Jamie Goldman & Chris Grady of KEPHART – Emcees

3:45 - 4:15 PM
Value-Added Affordable Designs Buyers Love
Lita Dirks, Lita Dirks & Co.

4:15 to 5:15pm
My House Is a Puzzle: Right-Sizing So All the Pieces Fit
Doug Van Lerberghe, KEPHART & Mike Woodley, Woodley Architectural Group

4:15 to 5:15pm
What’s Next In Single Family Architecture
Sarah Kaplan, KEPHART

Wednesday, January 22

8:00 - 8:30am
Floor Plan Fixes: Live Plan Review
John Guilliams, KGA Studio Architects

8:30 - 9:30 AM
3 Short Compelling Talks on Career Growth, Public Personas, Mentorship & Sponsorship
Leah Fellows, Blue Gypsy

8:30 - 9:30 AM
Lot by Lot: How to Build Communities Buyers Love
Craig Karn, Consilium Design

8:30 to 9:30am
Good Design Sells:  Interior Design and Finishes Today’s Top Buyer Segments Demand
Doris Pearlman, Possibilities for Design & Kate Pourhassanian, HRI Design

9:30 to 10:00am
Top Scores from the Show Floor:  Sales, Marketing and Design Picks for Big Builders (no link yet)
Dawn Duhamel, Possibilities for Design

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Design for Every Lifestyle at Every Life Stage
Lita Dirks, Lita Dirks & Co. & John Guilliams, KGA Studio Architects

1:45 - 2:45 PM
Attainability: Design Strategies to Keep Costs Down & Meet Consumer Demand
Jenni Lantz, John Burns Real Estate Consulting

1:45 to 2:45pm
Winning Challenging Entitlements: Tips & Strategies for Getting Your Projects Approved
Chris Grady, KEPHART, Phil Stuepfert, HR Green, Jared Carlon, Norris Design

4:30PM – 5:00pm
All The Single Ladies
Sarah Kaplan, KEPHART & Jenni Lantz, Design Lens

Thursday, January 23

8:00 to 8:30am
Floor Plan Fixes: Live Plan Review
Doug Van Lerberghe, KEPHART

8:30 - 9:30 AM
Emotive Branding That Inspires Physical Design
Michael Saucedo, Norris Design & Kristin Peterson, William Lyon Homes

10:15 to 11:15am
60 Design Ideas in 60 Minutes

Dawn Duhamel, Possibilities for Design – Moderator, Doris Pearlman, Possibilities for Design & Mike Woodley, Woodley Architectural Group, Jared Carlon, Norris Design

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Up Close w/ the 60 in 60 Speakers
Dawn Duhamel, Possibilities for Design, Jared Carlon, Norris Design

12:00 - 1:00pm
55+ Communities & Their Amenities: The (Not So) Secret to Success
Lita Dirks, Lita Dirks & Co.


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