Why We’re Excited About the 2019 Build Smarter Conference

Like all of the attendees that have signed up so far, we’re really excited about the 2019 Build Smarter Conference. When we head down to Scottsdale, Arizona on November 18th, we’ll be joined by 400+ home builder colleagues, representing more than 90 of the top building companies in North America.

Being able to learn alongside hundreds of your peers, compare experiences, and discover new skills together is an invaluable opportunity. But there is much more to it!

Here are a few more things we’re looking forward to:

Making New Connections at Networking Events

Although there’s definitely a focus on technology and innovation, the 2019 Build Smarter Conference also offers a wealth of networking events and opportunities. The first day of the conference begins with meetings of various Constellation software user groups, so you have a chance to connect with a smaller group of peers who also use the same software tools.

Then, a larger networking event and cocktail reception on Monday evening give you an opportunity to mingle with all the conference attendees.

On Tuesday night during the main dinner event, you will experience the Festival in the Desert Coachella Style, with amazing exclusive entertainment, a live band, a cook-out, dancing, and activities all scattered inside of the Coachella walls of Copper Canyon. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their favorite musical attire inspired by the Bohemian looks and the Coachella festival. Get ready as we light up the sky of the desert!

We are also excited about our Southwest Cooking Challenge event where we will turn you into Southwestern Food Masters!  Each team will have to make a signature salsa and guacamole dish, name them and sell them to the Chef!  You will be judged on creation, presentation, creativity, humor, originality, and execution.

The Luxurious Venue

Our venue for 2019 is the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona. Set in a vast desert oasis, this AAA Five Diamond hotel offers five restaurants and bars, six pools (including one surrounded by 9,000 square feet of sparkling white sand beach), and two championship golf courses. Between conference sessions, relax and kick back in your luxurious room, or enjoy the scenery with a walk around the beautifully landscaped grounds.

Fun and Exciting Off-Site Events

In addition to dozens of on-site events and sessions every day, we’ve decided to organize a few fun and exciting off-site activities this year. Hop on a Desert Hummer tour, or join new friends and colleagues on a horseback riding adventure through the beautiful Sonoran landscape.

These activities are the perfect opportunity to recharge after a first-time homebuyer class, or software user group session. Scottsdale in November is still a balmy 55-70°F/12-25°C, and there are ample opportunities to enjoy the grounds in the mornings and evenings.

Casual Drop-In Learning Opportunities

Not everyone enjoys learning in the same way. In addition to focused sessions, we’re also offering product demos for construction management software for builders, technology labs, question-and-answer sessions, and team-building activities designed to engage attendees in a fun and casual way. Hands-on experience is a great way to learn new software, and having experts available for questions makes even the most complex technology accessible.

If you’re attending the 2019 Build Smarter Conference and want to start connecting with colleagues and new friends before you even arrive, join us on Instagram. We’ll be posting lots of content from Scottsdale, and are even offering one lucky person a chance to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card.

To enter the contest, all you need to do is post pictures from the conference with the hashtag #buildsmarter2019. The more social media channels you tag, the greater your chances of winning, so follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Click here to check out some testimonials from past conference attendees, and hear all about what they learned from their experience at past Build Smarter conferences.

See you all in Scottsdale!