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Wednesday, December 7
Closing the Deal: Convincing Consumers to Care About Tech
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Opening Session
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
HiVol, LUX, Multifam
Sponsored by
iDevices

Closing the Deal: Convincing Consumers to Care About Tech
Tackling technology is tough enough. Figuring out how to explain its value to consumers is even more difficult. Developing consumer messaging is just as important as choosing and implementing connected devices and platforms. This session explains how to speak your clients’ language and make some sales by extracting the lifestyle benefits they care about in a home—smart, entertaining, green and healthy.

Lifestyle Packaging to Lure Clients with Tech
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Roundtable
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
HiVol
Sponsored by
Avid Ratings

Lifestyle Packaging to Lure Clients with Tech
Affordability and time are the primary concerns for high-volume builders looking to try tech. There’s no doubt new buyers entering the market are demanding it, so you better find a way to get on board. Many HiVol builders are finding success by offering certain tech packages—wireless access points, automated lighting, shades, security, energy efficiency—as standard to offer a lifestyle that appeals to their clients. From selecting tech packages to pricing to sales, in this interactive session, we challenge you to break down the difference between suitable standard options and add-ons.

Bragging Rights: Finishing Touches to “Wow,” Please and Promote
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Roundtable
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
LUX
Sponsored by
FrameMyTV

Bragging Rights: Finishing Touches to “Wow,” Please and Promote
What do your luxury buyers want? Bragging rights. Price typically isn’t an issue for this type of client who’s likely already been introduced to home technology, so how do you set yourself apart? Offer finishing touches that “wow,” please and promote such as remote access to second homes, control systems that sing and virtual white glove service. Not only will this help you snatch clients from other builders, it will give you the referrals you need to succeed in the luxury market. Learn from success stories, challenges and get ideas from industry leaders before you become part of the conversation in this interactive session.

Crafting a Community to Appeal to the Masses
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Roundtable
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Multifam

Crafting a Community to Appeal to the Masses
Multifamily builders have two major obstacles—offering better tech options than other developments in the area and appealing to a broad scope of clients living in one space. Tech offerings in individual units and community spaces must be thought about separately but still interconnect. Entertainment, fitness and cooking elements; energy efficiencies and HVAC controls; and soundproofing tech are just some of the amenities multifamily clients will be demanding. This interactive session takes you on a tour through tech-rich multifamily projects through the eyes of a consumer. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to explore your own ideas and get feedback.

Brilliance Awards Announcements
Time
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Event
HIVOL, LUX, Multifam

Welcome Reception
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
HiVol, LUX, Multifam

Thursday, December 8
Investigating Interoperability Issues and Protocols
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Breakfast Session
8:00 am - 9:30 am
HiVol

Investigating Interoperability Issues and Protocols
Seamlessly connecting the smart home’s systems isn’t just about the devices you choose to install. The connection protocol they use is often even more important. If devices don’t interconnect on the same protocol, your clients will end up with dozens of apps on their mobile devices, and ease-of-use goes out the window. In this session, industry experts help you understand the successes and failures of open and closed protocols and go even further to Z-Wave, Zigbee, Thread, Insteon and more. After all, the future of successful connectivity and your bottom line are at stake when it comes to these choices.

Making the Sale: Using LUX Tech to Sell Tech
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Breakfast Session
8:00 am - 9:30 am
LUX

Making the Sale: Using LUX Tech to Sell Tech
Luxury buyers are already familiar with technology. Your job is to stand out from the plethora of other builders offering it. This session dives into the customer service side of offering home automation, entertainment, energy efficiencies and more to clients by using tech to sell tech. We explore options such as virtual tours, augmented reality, show homes and design centers that are shattering old standards of sales. If a client is going to spend tens of thousands on a system, they want to see how it works ahead of time. From new tech to sales partners, we show you how to do that.

Building a Foundation with Solid Infrastructure
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Breakfast Session
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Multifam
Sponsored by
Parakeet

Building a Foundation with Solid Infrastructure
Multifamily tech includes keyless entry; security cameras and intercoms; outlets and chargers for smart devices; A/V with sound-masking tech; HVAC/IAQ options; and lighting and shade control. That’s a lot of tech being used by a lot of people in one space, making a solid infrastructure a necessity, not a suggestion when it comes to multifamily. In this session, experienced builders and service providers delve into structured wiring, wireless access points and more. They address why a solid infrastructure package matters, what to offer and how to go about installing it.

Group Intros in Boardroom 1
9:30 am - 9:40 am
HiVol

Group Intros in Boardroom 1

Group Intros in Boardroom 1
9:30 am - 9:40 am
LUX

Group Intros in Boardroom 1

Group Intros in Boardroom 1
9:30 am - 9:40 am
Multifam

Group Intros in Boardroom 1

Boardroom Presentations
9:50 am - 10:25 am
HiVol

Boardroom Presentations

Boardroom Presentations
9:50 am - 10:25 am
LUX

Boardroom Presentations

Boardroom Presentations
9:50 am - 10:25 am
Multifam

Boardroom Presentations

Boardroom Presentations
10:35 am - 11:10 am
HiVol

Boardroom Presentations

Boardroom Presentations
10:35 am - 11:10 am
LUX

Boardroom Presentations

Boardroom Presentations
10:35 am - 11:10 am
Multifam

Boardroom Presentations

Boardroom Presentations
11:20 am - 11:55 am
HiVol

Boardroom Presentations

Boardroom Presentations
11:20 am - 11:55 am
LUX

Boardroom Presentations

Boardroom Presentations
11:20 am - 11:55 am
Multifam

Boardroom Presentations

Dealing with DIY: What You Need to Know to Compete
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Luncheon Session
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
HiVol
Sponsored by
Z-Wave Alliance

Dealing with DIY: What You Need to Know to Compete
There’s no denying it. DIY is exploding into the marketplace, and we need to figure out how to deal with it. These types of products are tempting because of their affordability, but there are most definitely downsides. This roundtable session will explore successes and failures with DIY products, how to provide professionally installed alternatives at a similar price point and offer you the opportunity to connect and learn from peers.

The Next Big Thing: Going Beyond Home Automation
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Luncheon Session
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
LUX

The Next Big Thing: Going Beyond Home Automation
Luxury living has become about way more than home automation. These buyers are now looking for builders who provide comfort solutions. Living luxury is becoming synonymous with indoor air quality (IAQ), smart water, energy generation and storage and even net zero. In this collaborative session, we delve into the demand of this new trend, how to market and deliver it to clients.

Big Tech Options for the Tiny Apartment Trend
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Luncheon Session
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Multifam

Big Tech Options for the Tiny Apartment Trend
Let’s look deeper into the tiny apartment trend. Its cost and space saving opportunities are tempting to developers. The catch is that you must maximize the small area by using technology. Otherwise, no matter how cool, homebuyers/renters aren’t going to bite. Smart thermostats, solar panels, projection screens, hydraulically controlled doors, slide-out beds and self-tinting smart glass are just a few of the solutions. Think of these tiny apartments as iPhones you can live inside. In this interactive session, you’ll not only learn what to put inside these tiny treasures and how to market them.

Appeal to Distinct Demographics with Tech
1:50 pm - 3:30 pm
Joint Roundtable
1:50 pm - 3:30 pm
HiVol, LUX, Multifam
Sponsored by
Clare Controls

Appeal to Distinct Demographics with Tech
Let’s come together and break down the demographics interested in the today’s TecHome—Millennials, Boomers, families, first-time homebuyers, women, those looking to age-in-place. These are the people you are marketing to with the connected homes you’re building. In this session, we analyze data and turn to industry experts to explore what they want collectively and separately when it comes to home control, energy efficiencies and more. What tech are they demanding? And how should you be marketing it to these varied populations. This is your one-stop-shop tech marketing session.

Showcase Open—Scheduled One-on-One Meetings
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Showcase Open—Scheduled One-on-One Meetings
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Showcase Open—Scheduled One-on-One Meetings

Showcase Happy Hour
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Showcase Happy Hour—No Scheduled Meetings
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Showcase Happy Hour—No Scheduled Meetings

Club Crawl
8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

Friday, December 9
A Collaborative Future in HiVol to Sell and Install
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Breakfast Session
8:00 am - 9:30 am
HiVol
Sponsored by
Alarm.com

It’s time for high-volume builders to start thinking about the connected home in a new way. A plethora of production builders are already installing wireless as a standard in all of their developments, and they’re making it affordable. How you ask? They’re focusing on collaborative relationships with integrators, architects, designers and contractors. These bonds are important during all phases of construction—design, building process and after-occupancy approach. This session delves into how to create those relationships, foster them and deliver a connected home that’s seamless and affordable.

Living LUX 2025: From Gesture Control to Monitored & Managed
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Breakfast Session
8:00 am - 9:30 am
LUX
Sponsored by
Smart Home Hero

Living LUX 2025: From Gesture Control to Monitored & Managed
Luxury builders lead the pack when it comes to technology, and in order to stay competitive, you’ll have to continue that trend. This session makes sense of the latest and greatest technologies that are sure to be popular in the next decade—robots, telepresence devices, virtual and augmented reality, wearables, gesture and voice control, monitoring and managing data. Some of this technology will revolutionize how our homebuyers communicate with their homes. Other devices will change the way we market the TecHome. Industry experts weigh in on what you need to be installing to stand out now, and what will be your go-to home tech options of the future.

Multiplying Money in Multifamily with Energy Efficient Tech
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Breakfast Session
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Multifam

Multiplying Money in Multifamily with Energy Efficient Tech
Multifamily is one of the best markets to make bank on energy efficient tech, as environmentally conscious Millennials and cost cutting Boomers move into developments. Solar panels on the roofs of car parks help to power outdoor lighting and even electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in communities. While high-efficiency lighting, appliances, HVAC systems, skylights and tankless hot water heaters can come standard across all units. We explore how multifamily builders can cash in on all this tech.

Boardroom Presentations
9:40 am - 10:15 am
HiVol

Boardroom Presentations

Boardroom Presentations
9:40 am - 10:15 am
LUX

Boardroom Presentations

Boardroom Presentations
9:40 am - 10:15 am
Multifam

Boardroom Presentations

Boardroom Presentations
10:25 am - 11:00 am
HiVol

Boardroom Presentations

Boardroom Presentations
10:25 am - 11:00 am
LUX

Boardroom Presentations

Boardroom Presentations
10:25 am - 11:00 am
Multifam

Boardroom Presentations

Boardroom Presentations
11:10 am - 11:45 am
HiVol

Boardroom Presentations

Boardroom Presentations
11:10 am - 11:45 am
LUX

Boardroom Presentations

Boardroom Presentations
11:10 am - 11:45 am
Multifam

Boardroom Presentations

A Vision to Transform the New Home Living Experience and Seize Recurring Revenue
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
HiVol & Multifam Joint Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
HiVol, Multifam
Sponsored by
Savant

A Vision to Transform the New Home Living Experience and Seize Recurring Revenue
Technology is broadening its footprint in the home, from traditional categories like alarm systems, lighting control and home entertainment to smart climate control and air quality, connected appliances, plumbing and irrigation. Thanks to the powerful Internet of Things trend, even basic building materials like walls, windows and roofing are poised to join the home network. And perhaps most important, remote monitoring and managed services have arrived, increasing the ability to deliver a quality customer experience after installation. The struggle is most builders haven’t had the time and background knowledge to keep up with this rapid rate of change, creating confusion and a largely under utilized opportunity. This session outlines the opportunities and provides the vision for a new suite of services to help you grab enormous opportunities for long term recurring revenue and big data streams, fundamentally and positively changing the value proposition for you and your trade partners.

Connecting Kitchen, Bath and Laundry Rooms, Inside and Out
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Luncheon Session
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
LUX

Connecting Kitchen, Bath and Laundry Rooms, Inside and Out
Kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms of the future are forming a following, and you can count on connected devices and conservation to drive the trend. It makes sense, seeing studies show women make the majority of the home purchasing decisions. And who doesn’t want to make it more comfortable and convenient to cook, take a hot bath and do laundry? And we’re not just talking about indoors. Outdoor kitchens and showers are getting a lot of play in this realm too. Since so much time is spent in these spaces, builders are adding charging points, AV, sensors, inductive cooling, on demand hot water, graywater systems and conserving and connected appliances. There’s even been talk about drones delivering your groceries to your door. This session focuses on practical uses of today’s technology and the potential for connected devices that can set you apart in the future.

A Vision to Transform the New Home Living Experience and Seize Recurring Revenue
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
HiVol & Multifam Joint Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sponsored by
Savant

A Vision to Transform the New Home Living Experience and Seize Recurring Revenue
Technology is broadening its footprint in the home, from traditional categories like alarm systems, lighting control and home entertainment to smart climate control and air quality, connected appliances, plumbing and irrigation. Thanks to the powerful Internet of Things trend, even basic building materials like walls, windows and roofing are poised to join the home network. And perhaps most important, remote monitoring and managed services have arrived, increasing the ability to deliver a quality customer experience after installation. The struggle is most builders haven’t had the time and background knowledge to keep up with this rapid rate of change, creating confusion and a largely under utilized opportunity. This session outlines the opportunities and provides the vision for a new suite of services to help you grab enormous opportunities for long term recurring revenue and big data streams, fundamentally and positively changing the value proposition for you and your trade partners.

Showcase Open with Scheduled One-on-One Meetings
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Showcase Open with Scheduled One-on-One Meetings
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
HiVol, LUX, Multifam

Showcase Open with Scheduled One-on-One Meetings