February 19 - 21, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
Days Until Registration Opens
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FAQs

General Show Information
Registration Information
Hotel and Transportation Information
Pre-Show Education Course Information
Education Information
International Attendee Information
NAHB Information

General Show Information

When and where is the 2019 International Builders' Show?

February 19-21, 2019
Las Vegas Convention Center
3105 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-892-0711

How many people attended the 2018 Show?

The show welcomed approximately 85,000 attendees as part of Design & Construction Week®.

What companies exhibited at the 2018 Show?

Search the 2018 Exhibitors.

Who should attend the Show?

Any professional involved in the residential or light commercial construction industries such as home builders, remodelers, Realtors®, etc.

How can I register to attend?

Registration opens September 4. Sign up for email notifications about IBS 2019.

Do I have to be a member of NAHB to attend the Show?

No. You do not have to be a member of NAHB to attend the Show. However, NAHB members are eligible for discounted registration fees. In addition, if an employee in your company is an NAHB member, all employees of your company may select from the discounted member registration fee options. See NAHB membership for more information.

I believe that someone in my company is a member of NAHB. How do I verify membership?

Call NAHB Data Services at 800-368-5242 x8313 between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm (Eastern) or email dataservicecenter@nahb.org.

Are children allowed to attend?

Yes, children under 18 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times when in the exhibit areas. Registration of children is complimentary and must be done onsite. All children except infants in backpacks or slings must be registered and display a badge to be admitted to the exhibit areas. Strollers for children are permitted in the Exhibit areas during published Show hours. Attendees assume all risks associated with the use of strollers on the Show floor, including but not limited to personal injury or property damage.

Is photography allowed on the Exhibit floor?

No, due to the sensitive nature of new products and unique booth displays at the Show, photography and/or video recording of any booths within the Exhibit areas by any attendee/exhibitor personnel is prohibited. Exceptions are made only when permission is obtained from the exhibitor whose booth/product is being photographed/videotaped and/or all individuals appearing in the photograph or video.

Can I purchase photos of the 2018 International Builders' Show?

Yes, photos of the 2018 International Builders' Show are available for purchase from Oscar & Associates.

What is IBS doing to keep the Show sustainable?

NAHB works closely with its official service contractor and the Las Vegas Convention Center to focus on sustainability. Read about current initiatives such as implementing eco-friendly products and recycled materials. Find out more about green programs at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Exhibitors can join in the effort by using these green tips.

Where can I find the dates for future NAHB International Builders’ Shows?

View the list of future Show dates.

What is Design & Construction Week®?

Design & Construction Week® (DCW) features the co-location of the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS). This mega-event brings together more than 85,000 builders, general contractors, remodelers, designers, flooring professionals, as well as product specifiers from around the globe.

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Registration Information

What registration packages are available?

Registration opens September 4.

How can I register to attend?

Registration opens September 4. Sign up for email notifications about IBS 2019.

What types of payment are accepted for the registration fee?

You can pay for your registration fee using a Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

Do I have to be a member of NAHB to attend the Show?

No. You do not have to be a member of NAHB to attend the Show. However, NAHB members are eligible for discounted registration fees. In addition, if an employee in your company is an NAHB member, all employees of your company may select from the discounted member registration fee options. See NAHB membership for more information.

I believe that someone in my company is a member of NAHB. How do I verify membership?

Call NAHB Data Services at 800-368-5242 x8313 between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm (Eastern) or email dataservicecenter@nahb.org.

Are children allowed to attend?

Yes, children under 18 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times when in the exhibit areas. Registration of children is complimentary and must be done onsite. All children except infants in backpacks or slings must be registered and display a badge to be admitted to the exhibit areas. Strollers for children are permitted in the Exhibit areas during published Show hours. Attendees assume all risks associated with the use of strollers on the Show floor, including but not limited to personal injury or property damage.

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Hotel and Transportation Information 

What are the Official Show Hotels and how do I book a room?

The list and descriptions of the 2019 IBS Official Show Hotels will be posted in September.

What are the benefits of booking hotel rooms through the Show?

For your convenience, NAHB organizes rooms with an assortment of outstanding Las Vegas hotels that offer a wide variety of accommodations, amenities and very competitive rates. We understand that you have many options for making hotel reservations. However, by supporting NAHB's commitment to the Las Vegas hotel community, you benefit in many ways, including:

  • Access to a wide variety of show hotels with the lowest available room rates
  • Exclusive shuttle bus service
  • One-stop-shopping for your registration and housing needs
  • Convenient customer service for changes and cancellations
  • Industry associate networking opportunities within show hotels

Will transportation be provided between the Official Show Hotels and the Las Vegas Convention Center?

Yes, complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided between the Las Vegas Convention Center and Official Show Hotels that are not within walking distance. 

Shuttle hours and routes will be posted in January.

Are there any special rates on airfare or rental car rates for attendees of the Show?

Yes, NAHB negotiates special travel and transportation discounts for attendees of the International Builders' Show. Discount information will be available in September.

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Pre-Show Education Course Information

What educational opportunities are available at the Show?

There are two types of educational opportunities available at the Show:

  • Pre-Show Education Courses
  • IBS Education Sessions

What is the difference between Pre-Show Education Courses and IBS Education Sessions?

Pre-Show Courses are in-depth courses on specific topics taught by NAHB-approved instructors. They are not included with registration for the Show and require a separate fee. IBS Sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis to all Full Registrants and 1-Day Education with Expo Pass Registrants.

If I register for IBS, am I automatically registered for Pre-Show Education courses?

No, a separate fee and registration is required for IBS and for each pre-show course.

Do I have to be registered for the Show to attend the Pre-Show Education Courses?

No, Pre-Show Education is a separate registration which includes an Expo Pass to access the exhibit floor.

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information concerning NAHB's National Courses (Pre-Show Education), contact NAHB at 800-638-5242 x8153 or email pre-showeducation@nahb.org.

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Education Information 

What educational opportunities are available at the Show?

There are two types of educational opportunities available at the Show:

  • Pre-Show Education Courses
  • IBS Education Sessions

What is the difference between Pre-Show Education Courses and IBS Education Sessions?

Pre-Show Courses are in-depth courses on specific topics taught by NAHB-approved instructors. They are not included with registration for the Show and require a separate fee. IBS Sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis to all Full Registrants and 1-Day Education with Expo Pass Registrants.

How can I become a speaker at the 2019 Show?

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for speaking at IBS 2019 is now closed. Want to be notified when the 2020 RFP opens? Please complete our IBS speaker inquiry form and we'll email you when we begin accepting applications.

Whom should I contact with more specific questions about education at the Show?

Please contact Kirby Simmering at 202-266-8387 or ksimmering@nahb.org for more specific information about education sessions and courses.

Where do I obtain additional information on Professional Designation programs offered by NAHB?

Examples include Certified Graduate Builder or CGB, Certified Graduate Remodeler or CGR, and Certified Green Professional or CGP. You can call the NAHB Professional Designation Helpline at 800-368-5242 x8154 for more information between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm (Eastern). Learn more about our Professional Designations and how NAHB provides the best residential home building knowledge in order to foster success in the industry.

What is NAHB's IBS Education On Demand and how do I get access?

IBS Education On Demand gives on-demand access to 140+ recorded education sessions in 8 different building industry topic tracks. A complimentary subscription to IBS Education On Demand is included with the purchase of a Full Registration.* Emails with instructions and a link to the 2018 IBS Education On Demand online library were sent to all eligible registrants. If you are eligible and did not receive the email or are having difficulty accessing IBS Education On Demand, contact Jillian Lovejoy at 202-266-8610 or jlovejoy@nahb.org.

* Student, spouse and exhibitor registrants are excluded.

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International Attendee Information

I am not from the United States. What do I need to do to attend the 2019 International Builders' Show?

Depending on your citizenship, you may or may not need a visa to travel to the United States to attend the International Builders’ Show. For more details on the visa process or to find out whether you need one, view the Visa Application Information. You can also find out more information via the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs.

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NAHB Information

Do I have to be a member of NAHB to attend the Show?

No. You do not have to be a member of NAHB to attend the Show. However, NAHB members are eligible for discounted registration fees. In addition, if an employee in your company is an NAHB member, all employees of your company may select from the discounted member registration fee options. See NAHB membership for more information.

I believe that someone in my company is a member of NAHB. How do I verify membership?

Call NAHB Data Services at 800-368-5242 x8313 between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm (Eastern) or email dataservicecenter@nahb.org.

Does NAHB have a website?
Yes, please visit the NAHB website.

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