PCBC 2017 ended its three-day take-over of the San Diego Convention Center last week, marking another successful outing for the 58-year-old homebuilding tradeshow. Attendees had the opportunity to see and experience some of homebuilding’s latest products first hand, as well as take in a wide range of educational and inspirational addresses.
This year PCBC debuted its “Re-Think” Conference, focused on encouraging homebuilders to think outside of the conventional “four walls of homebuilding” to help move the industry forward. Over the course of its two days, attendees had the chance to sit in on keynotes designed to inspire, as well as educate, with the hope of building better, more livable homes.
The diverse keynote speakers were selected for their abilities to push limits and think creatively. Adam Steltzner of NASA delivered his address focused on driving success through curiosity and ambition, while Matthew Luhn from Pixar espoused the power of storytelling as a part of business. Lastly, bestselling author Steven Kotler explained how to tap into different states of human consciousness to outperform competition.
Other noteworthy speakers included the J. Walker Smith from consumer analysis firm Walker Smith, Mike Boyd and R. Dale Patton of Danielian Associates Architecture + Planning, and Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project.
The exhibition floor featured many of the latest products and hands-on demonstrations from over 350 exhibitors, as well as model homes and displays from Motion Mobile Experience from LIXIL, The Flex House by Green Builder Media and Shelter Dynamics, and the OSI Roadshow Trailer.
Digital experts commandeered the lounge to answer social media questions and conduct pop-up talks.
“PCBC works to continuously push the limits in homebuilding and provide professionals in the industry with the environment, education, networking opportunities and products needed to continue to forge ahead,” says Linda Baysari, senior vice president of PCBC.
This was the last year the conference would be held in San Diego, and was attended by over 10,000 people over its three-day run.
Next year, PCBC is set to descend on the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA on June 26th for pre-conference events followed by the full conference on June 27th and 28th.