The country’s brightest thinkers come together to solve housing’s biggest issues

WASHINGTON, DC (June 9, 2016) – Hanley Wood today announced the speaker lineup and event itinerary for its premiere HIVE 2016 conference. Bringing together the brightest minds and talents to address the ever-challenging housing industry, HIVE 2016 will act as an incubator of forward-looking ideas, inspirations, and inventions that will change the future of the construction and design industries and enhance the way builders, architects, land developers, and place-makers think and work. It’s also an opportunity for attendees to connect and network with an exclusive lineup of the housing industry’s C-suite, thought-leaders, game-changers and policy makers.

“HIVE 2016 isn’t your typical conference, but rather a transformational forum for housing,” said Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood. “The goal for the HIVE community is to begin a new conversation that inspires creativity, higher performance and better solutions for those involved with and responsible for our country’s current and future vision for housing.”

Over a two-day period, HIVE 2016 will present keynote addresses and educational content presented by innovative thought leaders, including CTOs, CEOs, authors, economists, and educators. Content and discussions at this first-ever event will be driven by five transformative forces: Demographics, Finance, Design, Products, and Business Management. Attendees will include academics, architects, builders, community planners, dealers and distributors, developers, manufacturers, policy makers, as well as leaders in technology, finance and government affairs.  Here are what attendees can expect at HIVE 2016:

Industry-leading speakers

From award-winning authors to CEOs to economists, attendees will learn from some of the biggest and brightest minds in the housing space, including Sarah Susanka, acclaimed author of “The Not So Big House” series; author/speaker William McDonough; Ivy Zelman, CEO of Zelman & Associates; Svenja Gudell, chief economist of Zillow; Henry Cisneros, Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; John McManus, Editorial Director-Residential Group of Hanley Wood; and many more, including CTO’s, architects, and educators.

HIVE 100 Innovators Award

HIVE 2016 will also honor individuals who are at the vanguard of landscape-changing contributions with the HIVE 100 Innovators Award. HIVE 100 honorees will be carefully selected by a team of Hanley Wood editors, with the top innovator in each of the five categories to be announced and recognized during the HIVE event.

HIVE Innovation Lounge

The HIVE Innovation Lounge will highlight the latest technologies and products from companies across the country.  Attendees will be able to visit exhibits, collect information, and network with their peers through innovative technology.  This technology allows attendees to collect data such as session materials and exhibitor information.  It also provides a simple-to-use platform through which attendees can exchange contact information with their peers.  With the touch of a badge or a “high-five” with one of their peers, attendees with be able to transfer information to their personal device.  This information can then be downloaded and reviewed after the show. A full list of participating companies can be found here.

Unparalleled, Ongoing Innovation  

Before, during, and after the conference, the HIVE community offers in-depth, insightful, and important research to anyone in the housing realm to build the foundation for new initiatives and strategies on their path to success.

“As the economy continues to grow, now is the time for change and innovation in housing. HIVE 2016 will spark the conversations needed to help discover new ways of assessing challenges that will truly transform the industry as well as demonstrate how to produce and build the next wave of homes and communities,” said John McManus, Editorial Director-Residential Group of Hanley Wood.

HIVE 2016 is supported by title and underwriting sponsor, Ply Gem, and founding sponsors, Louisiana Pacific (LP), Kohler, and Electrolux. The conference takes place at the JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE, 900 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, on September 28 and 29, 2016. To register or for more information about the conference, please visit the website.


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