EVENT UPDATE: In light of coronavirus and in consideration of the health and safety of our community, we have postponed the live Innovation Summit to November 9-11 and will be hosting a robust one-day, virtual conference on April 22: The Housing Innovation Staycation.
More details will be announced on March 12th.
“This is the best discussion forum for the industry that I have ever experienced.” McCall Homes
“Very informative and interactive. I love the table discussions!” The New Home Company
“All of it, beginning to end, was memorable. Tons of notes!” Century Communities
“As a manufacturer, it is insightful to hear builders discuss their concerns, challenges and needs.” LP
“Some of the most thought-provoking ideas I had came from networking.” DSLD Homes
Join us for the 2020 Alliance Innovation Summit in Nashville. Together, we’re exploring the Future of Home Delivery – how to drive attainability and value through:
Through expert snapshots, table-based think tanks and interactive group discussions, we’ll explore:
Learn about registration options, our meeting venue, hotel discounts, networking opportunities and travel.
Download the detailed agenda, including speaker names and session descriptions, or read below for basic timing.
APRIL 21ST | PRE-EVENT ACTIVITIES (OPTIONAL)
11:30 am – 5:30 pm | Innovation Tours
Join us as we see innovation in action in and around the Nashville area. A separate ticket is required. Shuttle service and snacks are included in registration. Check back for more details.
7:00 pm | Networking Reception
Join us on-site at the AC Hotel in downtown Nashville. Get the conversation going and start making connections early over cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a light dinner.
APRIL 22ND: SUMMIT DAY ONE
7:00 am | Networking Breakfast
8:00 am | Welcome + Ice Breaker
8:30 am | KEYNOTE: The Future of Home Delivery as a Master Planned Community Developer
10:00 am | STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS: How to Make Friends + Influence (Important) People
11:30 am | Networking Lunch
12:30 pm | ALTERNATIVE BUSINESS MODELS: Single-Family Rental Snapshots + Think Tanks
2:15 pm | ALTERNATIVE BUSINESS MODELS: Home as a Service Snapshots + Think Tanks
4:00 pm | Concurrent Networking + Idea Sharing Sessions
Visit "New this year", the next button over on this event page, for more details. All activities below are included with registration and some restrictions apply as noted.
7:00 pm | Networking Dinner + Cocktail Reception
APRIL 23RD: SUMMIT DAY TWO
7:00 am | Networking Breakfast
8:00 am | Welcome + Private Think Tank Highlights
8:30 am | HOME DELIVERY BUILDER PANEL: Best Practices, Pain Points + Opportunities for Innovation Today
10:20 am | HOME DELIVERY THINK TANKS: Innovation in Design + Production Today
11:45 am | Networking Lunch
12:45 pm | NEXT GENERATION HOME DELIVERY Panel + Think Tank Discussions
In the afternoon, we’ll shift gears and look at the next generation of home delivery—how acquisitions and joint ventures are creating new opportunities for innovation and growth, how to build tomorrow’s workforce today, ways to bridge the gap between on-site and off-site and industrialize the construction process, and how new product and material strategies can drive productivity, profitability and attainability. Get top of mind thoughts from each expert, follow it up with Q+A, and dig deeper during table-based think tanks. We’ll sketch out a collective vision of the future with report outs from the room and ideas for greater innovation.
3:00 pm | Closing Remarks + What Comes Next
We'll wrap things up by getting your key takeaways and giving you a sneak peek of what's to come from the Alliance over the rest of this year.
3:30 pm | Summit Concludes
This year's Summit will have all of the networking opportunities you've come to expect: a pre-event reception Tuesday evening to warm things up, great breakfasts and lunches both program days to stay connected, and a kick-ass dinner on Wednesday.
But, there's more. Download the overview or see below.
This year, as part of the Summit, we're creating three separate opportunities to make important connections and gain insights from fellow Summit attendees from 4 to 6 pm Wednesday: our Big Builder Think Tank (20 seats only; must qualify), Rising Stars Think Tank (30 seats only; must qualify) and our Matchmaking Mixer (open to all!). All are included in the price of registration.
BIG BUILDER THINK TANK
Are you a big builder looking for an opportunity to connect with your peers, talk about the issues you have in common, and identify opportunities to move forward? Are there things you'd be able to share more freely in a private forum? If yes, you're eligible to participate in a closed think tank session facilitated by Glenn Cottrell, Managing Director of Builder Solutions for IBACOS, and a representative of the Alliance team.
This forum is open to top 20 builders only and is included in Summit registration. Participating attendees will help form the agenda for the discussion, so you're sure to get direct value for your business. We'll share top level insights during our Thursday morning welcome without naming names or going into too much detail. And, of course, we'll ask you a couple of questions directly that will help ensure our program continues to be relevant to you.
20 seats are available. Register early and be sure to choose a delegate to represent your organization.
RISING STAR THINK TANK
Are you a housing rockstar under 40? Looking for opportunities to connect with your peers and speak out about innovation you'd like to see in the industry? Want to connect with senior executives in the industry and prepare for the next chapter in your career? Then the Housing Innovation Alliance and the Innovation Summit, in particular, is the place for you. Be sure to register early and save your spot in this think tank.
The Alliance has partnered with Professional Builder Magazine's 40 Under 40 program to create ongoing opportunities for you throughout the year. Attend the Innovation Summit and this forum co-hosted by Rich Binsacca, PB's Editor-in-Chief, to share your experiences, make some new friends and allies, and share your vision for the Future of Home Delivery.
If you're planning to attend the Innovation Summit and have some specific people or areas of expertise (i.e. venture capital, market analysis, risk, etc.) you're looking to connect with, we can help. The Matchmaking Mixer is open to all Summit attendees.
To ensure you get the most value out of the process, all Summit registrants will receive an Alliance pulse survey prior to the event with two questions: "Who specifically and/or what areas of expertise do you want to connect with at the Summit? And, what expertise are you willing to provide?"
Based on your responses, we'll orchestrate opportunities for you to connect over a cocktail and some snacks. You could walk away with your next investor, confidant, partner, customer or friend.
Soaring over Music City, AC Hotel Nashville Downtown is just steps from the area's most dynamic destinations such as Music City Center, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena and the famed honky-tonks of Lower Broadway.
Our pre-event networking reception the evening of April 21st and all of our daytime activities the 22nd and 23rd will take place at the hotel.
The AC Hotel is co-located with sister hotels Spring Hill Suites and Residence Inn. Innovation Summit attendees are entitled to a discount rate of $269 per night plus taxes and fees.
Book Your Room by March 28
Via this link or by calling 615-514-2502 and mentioning the "Alliance Innovation Summit."
The Innovation Summit is open to Alliance members, partners and invited guests only.
Separate tickets can also be purchased for pre-event innovation tours the afternoon of April 21st.
Members (in good standing) – $800/person for the Innovation Summit. Pre-event tours are also available for an additional $100/person . If your membership has lapsed, choose the Join + GO option that's right for you. Contact Natalie with any questions.
Partners – All partners receive a number of complimentary registrations to the Innovation Summit. Contact Natalie to take advantage of your free registrations. Additional seats may be purchased here at the discount rate of $800. Pre-event tours are also available for an additional $100/person.
LIMITED TIME OFFER FOR UNDER 40 ROCKSTARS!
Rising Star Registration ($600 - only 30 discounted seats; expires March 15) – The early bird gets the discount. Are you a housing rockstar under 40? Looking for opportunities to connect with other thought leaders, gain valuable insights and connections, and speak out about innovation you'd like to see in the industry? We want to get you engaged. Become the Under 40 delegate for your company at this year's Summit and take advantage of our Rising Star discount (LIMIT of 1 per company). Whether you're a member, partner or newbie to the Alliance, you're eligible for this discount...so long as you are under 40 and ACT FAST! The first 30 to register get the discount and a seat at our special Rising Stars Think Tank event the afternoon of April 22nd.
NOT PART OF OUR COMMUNITY YET? You have three options.
Join / Renew + GO: Housing Provider ($1,050) – Join now and save $900. Get one seat at the Summit at the member rate plus a 12-month company membership in the Alliance. This option will afford you and your company access to members only benefits and event discounts for the next 12 months. Any additional tickets you desire – more seats to the Summit or tour passes – will be available at the member rates automatically ($800 and $100). ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. Eligible companies include homebuilders, developers, and property owner/managers — for sale and for rent; single family and multifamily.
Join / Renew + GO: Industry Expert ($1,800) – Join now and save $900. Get one seat at the Summit at the member rate plus a 12-month company membership in the Alliance. This option will afford you and your company access to members only benefits and event discounts for the next 12 months. Any additional tickets you desire – more seats to the Summit or tour passes – will be available at the member rates automatically ($800 and $100). ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. Eligible companies include service providers and consultants who help housing providers deliver better homes or become better businesses, including but not limited to architects, engineers, financial experts/investors, business pros, quality/home performance gurus, marketing experts, trade contractors and off-site construction service providers (i.e. components, panels and modules).
Non-member Rate ($1,200; INVITE ONLY) – The Innovation Summit is a highly interactive event, and the outcomes influence our programming for the remainder of the year and beyond. If you're not currently part of our community and want to attend as a non-member, contact Betsy for approval before completing the registration process. HINT: If we have the space, a referral from an Alliance community member can help seal the deal.