Nearly 100 thought leaders gathered in Denver for the 2017 Alliance Innovation Summit. We heard from some smart people from forward-thinking companies, had some thought provoking think tank discussions, and made some great connections in some of the coolest spots in town. (Click on the image to the right for pics)
If you made it, thanks for your participation. If we missed you this time, don't let that happen again! Watch your email for info on our fall 2017 Round Table events and for a save-the-date for the 2018 Summit.
“Table exercises facilitated great networking with other building professionals and generated some of the most through provoking ideas!” DSLD Homes (2016)
“The content was applicable to many day-to-day scenarios that we are currently facing.” MBK Homes (2016)
“The variety of current issues that were discussed allowed me to gather a different perspective.” Tim O’Brien Homes (2016)
“I learned more in the last few days here than over 4 years at Harvard. Very impressed by the quality of presentations and ideas being represented.” Unity Homes (2016)
“This is a great venue for looking outside your daily business and learning what other innovative things are going on in the industry.” Thrive Home Builders (2016)
This action-packed, 2-day event delivered collaborative insights for housing innovation through engaging content, interactive table sessions, and fun, unique networking experiences.
Attendees gained insight on topics including:
MEMBERS - Be sure to visit the members only portal for post-event content, including presentations and ongoing discussions. They won't be on our public website this year!
Learn about registration options, our meeting venue, hotel discounts, networking opportunities and travel.
Registration is closed of course, since the event is over. Be sure to stop back in late May for details on our 2018 Summit.
Again, stop back for information on our 2018 event. We're planning a pre-event social, a networking dinner and reception day one of the event, and two days of sessions wrapping up by 2pm.
Stay tuned for more details!
This year we were at the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa in Denver. Next year we will be in New Orleans. Stay tuned for details.
We hosted two great evening networking events.
The first was dinner and a tour at Wynkoop Brewing Company, and the second was at Denver's picturesque Clock Tower.
Stop back to see what cool places we'll visit next year in New Orleans.
Tuesday, April 25
Develop a collective vision for the future of housing, discuss the impact of evolving households on design and customer engagement, define the landscape for comfort + health, and chart a path forward for the connected home.expand
Tuesday, April 25
The Future Home + Homebuilding
Business: Our Collective Vision
Two experts will paint an initial picture. Then we'll create a collective vision through table-based think tanks and a full group discussion.
Comfort + Health 'Off the Wall'
Full group discussion and Q+A with Performance Driver panel.
Break (refreshments provided)
The Internet of Things + Connected Home: Strategies Now + For the Future
50/50 snapshot presentations and table-based think tanks discussing drivers, technologies and go-to-market strategies.
The Internet of Things + Connected Home 'Off the Wall'
Full group discussion
Off the Wall: Key Insights from Day One
Full group discussion highlighting key 'nuggets' and raising big questions from day one.
Sessions wrap up by 5.
Wednesday, April 26
Delayer new business models, explore the mechanics of smart quality management, address the elephant in the room, and wrap things up with dinner and cocktails.expand
Wednesday, April 26
The New Business of Building: Models for an Industry in Flux
60/40 snapshot presentations followed by a full group discussion on opportunities, risks and barriers to using alternative business models.
Smart Quality Management: Collaboration +
Decision Making in a Digital Age
Snapshot builder presentations and Q&A focused on the 'short game', innovating within the context of managing your current business.
The Elephant in the Room: Housing's New Off-Site Reality
Snapshot presentations focused on the 'long game' – including expert insights into robotics, off-site fabrication, modular and other forms of construction automation.
The Elephant in the Room Part 2:
What Does It Mean to Your Business?
50/50 table-based think tanks and 'off-the-wall' discussion where participants can champion, challenge and chart new territory on the topic and what it means to their businesses.
Off the Wall
We'll wrap up the second day of sessions with a full group discussion on key insights from the Summit and next steps for the Alliance.
Sessions wrap up
Smart People. Forward-Thinking Companies.
Participants gained insights from leading builders, financiers, construction visionaries, quality gurus and other experts during snapshot presentations, and shared their expertise during table-based think tanks and full group discussions. Check out this year's speakers below and look for post-event intel in our members-only portal.