Professionals often look forward to industry conferences as a chance to get away, learn something new, meet others and have fun.
Any organization that hosts a conference is challenged to meet everyone’s expectations on each of these levels. It’s hard work and takes months of planning to pull off. An accessible location needs to be chosen, speakers and vendors need to be lined up, and all the details have to be taken care of.
We have listed some upcoming home inspector conferences and industry events below, rating them based on their offerings across areas such industry topics and business and financial matters, the number and variety of expert speakers and presenters as well as exhibitors and vendors, the size of the conference (relative to networking opportunities) and lastly, small comforts like location, food, and entertainment.
It’s pretty hard to beat the industry’s biggest and best event, InspectionWorld, but many home inspection organizations host amazing, albeit smaller, events. These may be good choices for you, depending on your location.
|InspectionWorld||San Diego Town and Country Resort, Jan. 20-23, 2019||$655 ($605 early registrants)|
$275 for ASHI retired members
Registration opens Sept. 1
|9 educational sessions, ASHI Annual Meeting, industry speakers and vendors, certification courses, networking opportunities, education and testing guidance, food & drinks, entertainment, raffles, prizes||5|
|Southeastern Home Inspectors Conference||Infinite Energy Center,|
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy,
Duluth, GA, Sept. 6-8, 2018
|8 industry expert speakers, 3 panels, food & drink, 14 sponsors; topics to cover industry issues, business and financial advice||Plumbing and HVAC Road Show, four-part series presented by Kenny Hart, 40 years in the business, second generation master plumber and mechanical contractor, also holds a master’s license in HVAC and gas-fitting, VA certified home inspector||4|
|FABI (Florida Association of Building Inspectors) Fall Conference||Pier 66 Hotel & Marina,|
Ft. Lauderdale, Sept. 14-16, 2018
|$109 per night, registration deadline Aug. 14, 2018||Offers a mix of industry-specific topics, business lectures and education forums and opportunities||4|
|FABI (Florida Association of Building Inspectors) Winter Conference||The Shores Resort & Spa,|
Daytona Beach, Shores, Dec. 7-9
|$129 per night, registration deadline Nov. 7, 2018||4|
|Inspection Fuel||Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Oct. 28-31||$239, registration open now||Dozens of speakers and vendors; focus on building and marketing your business as a home inspector||Presentation, Using the Text (SMS) Feature for Marketing and Relationship-Building, Joshua Greenway and Chris Schuld, co-founder and chief technology officer at Inspection Support Network, expert in software development, solution architecture and IT innovations||3|
|Ontario Association of Home Inspectors||Ambassador Resort Hotel, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, March 1-3, 2019||Dozens of speakers, exhibitors, food & drink, entertainment, continuing education units; focus on industry topics and business advice||Making the Most of Your Home Predelivery Inspections, Siloni Waraich, Bob Thoburn, Bryan Stott, Nicole Kennedy, Tarion Warranty Corp., providers of warranties to 2 million Ontario homes||3|
Stay informed on these industry conferences by checking back with them periodically during their planning stages so you keep up to date on what to expect. But don’t delay, register now and save your spot.
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