1. Kick-Off Celebration

The Charlotte Convention Center is the place to be on Tuesday, September 11 for our Kick-Off Celebration. Exhibits will be open, so be among the first to check out the latest in building products, technology and services. We’re also giving away a NASCAR gift package that includes two tickets to the Bank of America 500 race. While you network and enjoy the excitement on the floor, you’ll enjoy craft beer and snacks! In a patriotic salute, we’ll honor America’s heroes – military, first responders, firefighters and police – who exemplify strength.

When: Tuesday, September 11; 4:30 pm-7 pm

2. Hey Alexa, What’s The Future Of
Smart Home Construction Look Like?

According to the International Data Company (IDC), there was a 27.6% jump in the number of smart home devices homeowners adopted last year. That growth will continue to accelerate in the years to come. Join Tim Bates, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Product at HomeSphere, for a discussion highlighting the technology today’s home buyers want and what smart enhancements builders should focus on.

When: Thursday, September 13; 10:30 am-11:30 am; Tickets $15

3. 2018 Building Code Update

Important changes to the 2018 NC Residential Building Codes are in store. Stay up to date by attending this breakfast presentation with Robert Privott, Director of Codes and Construction for the North Carolina Home Builders Association.

When: Wednesday, September 12; 8:00 am-10:00 am; Tickets $35, includes breakfast

4. Two Luncheon Presentations

Army 1st Lt. Nathan Rimpf

Rimpf was conducting a combat patrol in Afghanistan when a landmine exploded and severely wounded him. But he didn’t let this obstacle - including months of rehabilitation - stop him from launching a successful business career. Hear his story of resiliency, teamwork and leadership.

When: Wednesday, September 12; 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm; Tickets $40, includes lunch

Housing Expert Jeff Meyers

The housing market is hot! But what does the future hold? Jeff Meyers advises top national home builders as president & founder of The Meyers Group - the largest market research company serving the home building industry. Hear his insights and learn how to position your business for growth in the Southeast’s top real estate markets.

When: Thursday, September 13; 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm; Tickets $40, includes lunch

5. 100,000-Square-Foot Expo Floor

The latest in building technology and residential products, all in one place. Want FREE admission to the floor? Enter promo code: DISCOUNT15 to save $15 (the value of an Expo Floor pass). Note: while Educational Conference classes are in session during the day on Tuesday, September 11, the Expo Floor does not open until 4:30 pm for the Kick-Off Celebration. Hours are as follows:

Tuesday, September 11 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 12 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Thursday, September 13 9:30 am – 2:30 pm