International Builders' Show
February 9-11, 2021
Orlando, FL
FEB 9-11, 2021

Speak at IBS

Deadline for Submissions: April 24, 2020 

Woman with blond hair, white shirt and black pants standing on stage facing audienceThank you for your interest in presenting an education session at the 2021 NAHB International Builders’ Show®. IBS is the housing industry’s largest annual light construction show in the world, serving an audience of more than 65,000 in 2020, and is the perfect venue for speakers to share their knowledge and expertise with members of the home building community. 

Speaking opportunities at IBS are highly competitive. Please review the Request for Proposals document carefully and take advantage of our Guide to Crafting Your Proposal to ensure your proposal has the best chance of being selected.

Steps for Creating and Submitting Your Proposal:

  1. Review the 2021 IBS Request for Proposals
    This document provides rules, audience demographics and our critical Leading Topics of Interest. Please review the RFP in its entirely prior to submitting.

    VIEW 2021 RFP

  2. Download the Guide to Crafting Your Proposal
    Learn the secrets to writing a winning proposal. This easy-to-follow guide includes a list of questions you will be asked when submitting and provides special instructions and tips to help strengthen your proposal.


  3. Submit Your Proposal
    All proposals must be submitted through our online proposal management system.


What 2020 IBS speakers are saying about the event and their experience:

“NAHB is the one conference I look forward to attending and speaking at each year. The opportunities to learn from industry leaders across the county are endless and the NAHB Staff makes preparing for your speaking sessions very easy and efficient.”

“IBS provides an unparalleled opportunity to speak and connect to the building industry. Their support and staff make the process effortless. The audiences they curate are unmatched, energized and enthusiastic.”

“As someone who speaks at a lot of conferences and events, the International Builders Show is by far my favorite one. I wish all conferences were this well run. You can't beat the energy, excitement, and high-levels of content provided at this show. Anyone, who is anyone in our industry makes this a must-attend event.”

For more information about speaking at IBS, please contact: 

Kirby Simmering

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    Washington, DC 20005

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