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Our Summit is back + better than ever! We’re expanding the program to include up to 300 of the industry’s most forward-thinking + collaborative leaders, while maintaining the intimate interactions you love. The Alliance will be co-hosting this year’s event with the University of Denver on their campus – featuring insights from seasoned industry experts, next-generation leaders, startups, students + faculty.

 

You can expect to experience 4 inspiring keynotes and plenty of snapshot presentations, expert panels + interactive round table discussions.

 

We’ll give you the right balance of listening in + contributing to the conversation.

 

On Wednesday, switch things up. Change your scenery + your mindset. Choose one of two unique experiences.

 

Through Innovation in Action Tours, get a backstage pass to best-of Design + Build, ESG, Home as a Service, Technology + Data, and Talent related efforts in the local Denver market.

 

During Pitchfest, hear about ideas at various stages of development, as innovators gather to pitch their solutions to our panel of industry experts + investors. Learn about new opportunities for housing across three categories, with prizes awarded in each.

 

Throughout the event we’ve dedicated 12+ hours to networking where you’ll have the opportunity to engage with potential advisors, partners, customers, investors + friends.

 

The Housing Innovation Summit is the best place to get engaged + connected where you’ll have the opportunity to have a voice and input at each turn.

A Comprehensive View of Housing Innovation Across 5 Missions:

Ensuring operational agility (Design + Build); driving greater business resilience (ESG); creating customers for life (Home as a Service); attracting + retaining tomorrow’s leaders (Talent); and digitally empowering the team (Tech + Data).

Who Should Attend?

If you are looking for ways to deliver better housing or be a better business, this is the place to be. Leaders across the production housing value chain – from dirt to dweller. Vice presidents to senior management. Established + next generation leaders. Homebuilders + developers, architects + engineers, market + financial analysts + investors, consultants, manufacturers, technology providers + off-site construction leaders!

New Ways to Get Engaged!

Learn more about Pitchfest, our new innovation competition, and how to apply.

AGENDA

Click on each day below to get a bird’s eye view of what we’ll be doing.

Opening Keynote

Gain insights on agility and adaptability that can be applied across your business + learn how the Summit program will evolve over the next few days.

45min

Market Update

The latest data on where the housing industry stands from a respected industry analyst.

15min

3 Builders to Watch: How They Lead in 5 Key Areas

The Alliance believes there are 5 key missions to deliver excellence in housing: ensuring operational agility (Design + Build); driving greater business resilience (ESG); creating customers for life (Home as a Service); attracting + retaining tomorrow’s leaders (Talent); and digitally empowering the team (Tech + Data). Hear how 3 builders to watch are pursuing these values.

60min

Networking Lunch

Lunch will be provided.

60min

Deep Dive: The Roadmap for Off-site Construction

Increasing costs and shortages of skilled labor and materials are pushing more builders to consider modern methods of construction to boost production, reduce waste and costs, and help deliver more attainable housing. During this session, three builders will share case studies of how they are modernizing their construction processes (from components to modular) and leading organizational change in their businesses.

1hr 45min

Afternoon Keynote | Productivity: Sparking Ingenuity in Your People

An award-winning author will share how you can better understand your people, play to their individual strengths, spark creativity + passion, and improve productivity + employee retention.

20min

Homebuilder Report: Driving Productivity Through Tech + Data

Learn what ProBuilder and Scott Sedam uncovered in their latest Homebuilder Tech Report, and get a couple of real-world case studies from builders who are using Tech + Data to drive productivity + profitability in their business.

1hr 15min

Summit Happy Hour

We’ll cap things off Tuesday evening with a networking event in Daniels Great Hall. Join us for cocktails and appetizers. 

3hrs

Innovation in Action Tours: An Inside Look with Local Leaders

Pick your program. Join us for Innovation in Action Tours or Pitchfest.During Innovation in Action Tours, we’re bringing our Road Trip experience to you. Get a backstage pass to best-of Design + Build, ESG, Home as a Service, Technology + Data, and Talent related efforts in the local Denver market. Shuttle service + lunch will be provided.This program will run concurrently with Pitchfest, and attendees will need to choose one or the other.

8hrs

Denver Market | Varies

Pitchfest: Big Ideas Competition for Design + Build, ESG, and Tech + Data

Pick your program. Join us for Pitchfest or Innovation in Action Tours.During Pitchfest, you’ll hear from 15 companies with solutions to advance Design + Build, ESG, and Tech + Data in housing. Listen in on their elevator pitches and questions from our panel of expert judges and get in on the action by submitting questions of your own and voting for people’s choice winners in each category. Winners will be announced later in the day.This program will run concurrently with tours, and attendees will need to choose one or the other.

7hrs

Keynote: How to Prioritize + Fund Innovation…PLUS Pitchfest Winners Announcement

Pitchfest + Tour attendees will reconnect on campus from 4 to 5 pm. We’ll kick things off with an inspiring keynote presentation from a leading venture capitalist, who will share insights on prioritizing and investing in innovation. Pitchfest winners will then be announced live, and each company will come up on stage to share highlights and participate in audience Q+A.

60min

Summit Mixer

We’ll celebrate and close out the day with an all-attendee mixer, where you can trade stories, make new connections, and enjoy our open bar + free appetizers.

3hrs

Networking Breakfast

Join us for breakfast at the Cable Center + get ready for the final day of sessions.

60min

Show Me the Money! Making Yourself Attractive for M&A + Alternative Revenue

Looking to diversify your business and tap into new revenue streams? To be acquired and move on to your next adventure? An expert panel of investors and builders will provide two sides of the story--what the market is looking for and lessons learned from going through the process and coming out a winner on the other side.

60min

ESG for Housing: Creating Guidelines That Work for Our Industry

Join us to learn more about the ESG Working Group, an effort we’re co-leading with Green Builder Media and 75+ other housing leaders to create Environmental, Social, and Governance guidelines more befitting of our industry.

15min

The Business Case for “E”: Making Money + Friends through Environmental Leadership

Decarbonization, zero energy, and electrification have become bigger priorities for housing and community development among investors, developers and municipalities alike--impacting access to land + financing. We'll share two case studies that highlight wins, losses, and lessons learned from the investor + homebuilder perspectives.

1hr 15min

3 to Watch: New Products + Processes That Could Change Us

Join us for snapshots and Q+A with 3 companies on the cutting edge and learn how their solutions may change the way we do business.

45min

Networking Lunch

Make some final connections + gather business cards during lunch before the last of our Summit sessions.

60min

Attainability + Profitability: Driving Value for Missing Middle + Single Person Households

In 2022, nearly 38 million (29%) of all U.S. households were occupied by a single person--more than 200% growth since 1960. At the same time, the number of families with children is on the decline. Yet, for the most part, we still build with the nuclear family of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s in mind. During this session, we'll explore how thinking small can mean big business--driving greater attainability for consumers + profitability for the industry. Experts will share the latest design + consumer trends, discuss the impact of square footage on livability + buying power, and share strategies for overcoming zoning and other barriers to the development of missing middle housing.

1hr 15min

Closing Keynote: Leaving a Legacy

Profit is important. Purpose is where legacies are made. How will the industry, your team, and your community remember you as a leader when you've moved on? What can you do to ensure your company continues to succeed and leaves a positive + lasting impact on your team, your community, and the industry? Hear from someone who has been through this journey, the approach they took, and how their legacy will live on.

45min

Event Concludes

The event will officially wrap up at 3:00 pm. Consider sticking around for the rest of the day for group meetings, one-on-ones or a deeper tour of the University of Denver campus.

Announcing Pitchfest, Big Ideas in Housing Innovation.

Join us for our first-ever competition, where we’ll explore innovation across 3 categories. Be a contender. Get inspired to innovate. Think like an investor.

Learn More.

FEATURED EXPERTS

The Housing Innovation Alliance + the University of Denver are proud to co-host this event on the DU campus in Denver. Take a look below for our current roster of expert judges + speakers.

Anthony “Caz” Cazazian
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Anthony “Caz” Cazazian

Man GPM

Asset Abdualiyev
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Asset Abdualiyev

TaskRabbit

Betsy Scott
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Betsy Scott

Housing Innovation Alliance

Brian Sayre
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Brian Sayre

BUILDZ

Chris Langford
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Chris Langford

Idea Fund Partners

Currey Cornelius
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Currey Cornelius

Whelan Advisory Capital Markets

Damien McBrien
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Damien McBrien

Darsh Singh Mann
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Darsh Singh Mann

StartX

David Weiss, CFA
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David Weiss, CFA

Man GPM

Dennis Steigerwalt
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Dennis Steigerwalt

Housing Innovation Alliance

Drew Meyers
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Drew Meyers

GEM

Eric Holt, PhD
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Eric Holt, PhD

University of Denver

Eric Schaefer
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Eric Schaefer

Fading West

Jenna Louie
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Jenna Louie

Ivory Innovations

Jenni Nichols
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Jenni Nichols

John Burns REC

Jim Heid
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Jim Heid

The Initiative to Make Small Big

Jordyn Croom
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Jordyn Croom

On2 Homes

Monica Wheaton
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Monica Wheaton

ECI Software Solutions

Rich Binsacca
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Rich Binsacca

Pro Builder Media

Sam Ruben
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Sam Ruben

Mighty Buildings

Sara Gutterman
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Sara Gutterman

Green Builder Media

Scott Sedam
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Scott Sedam

TrueNorth Development

Vivek Sah, PhD
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Vivek Sah, PhD

University of Denver

REGISTER

There are several options to register for the Housing Innovation Summit, with discounts for companies that are part of the Housing Innovation Alliance network. All tickets are 3-day all-access passes and include daytime meals + happy hours. You’ll be invited to choose your activity for Day 2 (either Pitchfest or Tours) via a survey closer to the event date.

Review the options below + click on the link to complete the registration process via Eventbrite. Members + Non-members, be sure to register before February 14, 2023 to take advantage of early bird pricing!

NON-MEMBER

$1,600+

  • Register 1 person to attend — early bird pricing is $1,280 until 2/14/23
  • Consider JOIN + GO: $1,750 gets you 1 seat + a company-wide membership
  • Additional seats may be purchased using the MEMBER option
MEMBER

$1,250

  • Alliance members in good standing; contact Natalie with questions
  • Early bird pricing — $1,000 per seat until 2/14/23
  • Did you Join + Go? Add seats for your team by selecting this ticket option
PARTNER

$1K or less

  • Innovation partners get 1 free (code required)
  • Transformation partners get 2 free (code required)
  • All can purchase up to 2 additional seats at the discounted rate

LOCATIONS

The Summit will be held on the University of Denver’s campus at the Cable Center and Community Commons, with innovation in action tours taking place throughout the Denver market.

Cable Center | 2000 Buchtel Blvd South
Community Commons | 2055 E Evans Ave

Hotel Options

We’re offering discounted rooms at 3 hotels in the Cherry Creek area, just north of the DU campus. Rates apply to stay Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings – April 24-26 – and are available through March 24. Each hotel has a Three Diamond AAA rating. Reserve your room today!