2016 NAHB International Builders' Show Request for Proposals
Jan. 19-21, 2016, Las Vegas

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for speaking at the 2016 NAHB International Builders' Show is now open!

Thank you for your interest in presenting an education session at the 2016 NAHB International Builders’ Show. IBS is the housing industry’s largest annual light construction show in the world, serving an audience of more than 55,000 in 2015. With a host of educational sessions each year on various segments of the industry, IBS 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 this Request for Proposals document in its entirety to ensure your proposal has the best chance of being selected. This document provides step-by-step instructions for proposal submission as well as rules and requirements, session formats, topics and audiences, and selection criteria.

Please note, the $50 application fee for submitting a proposal has been eliminated this year.

Deadline for proposal submissions:  April 17, 2015  Extended to April 19 at 5 p.m. ET


Review the Request for Proposals

Want to know how to write a winning proposal?

To assist in drafting your proposal, we've created an easy-to-follow guide that includes a list of questions you will be asked to complete when submitting your proposal online, special instructions for completing each question and tips and suggestions that can increase your proposal’s chances of being selected. 

Download the IBS Education Guide to Crafting Your Proposal.

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Why should I submit a proposal to speak at IBS?

  • Have the opportunity to speak at the largest residential construction industry show in the world.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge and expertise and make a valuable contribution to the housing industry.
  • Share your proficiency with industry professionals in sales, marketing, design, business management, new technology and more.

Who can submit a proposal?

Anyone affiliated with the residential development, building and remodeling industry is eligible.

How much does it cost to submit a proposal?

Nothing! The $50 application fee for submitting a proposal has been eliminated. This is a significant change in the RFP process this year and we hope it will encourage even more industry experts to share their ideas and proposals.

Additional Speaking Opportunities at NAHB Events

For up-to-date information regarding speaking opportunities at NAHB conferences, please visit nahb.org/ises.


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