March 2, 2021 - Day 1

 

10:00 AM-10:20 AM

Opening Remarks, Building a Sustainable Future Together 

Wendy Cohen - PowerHouse Smart

Wendy will introduce this year's conference theme of "Building a Sustainable Future Together" as well as our Grand DLUX Sponsor.

 

10:20 AM-11:20 AM

Keynote | Connecting to Your Space 

Lenore Weiss - Lenore Weiss Studios

Lenore will explore the idea of connecting person and place - how will we look at our spaces differently now.

 

11:20 AM-11:40 PM

Award-Winning West Coast Hard Hat Tour

Meet the design and build team who created this exceptional project.

Attendees will experience a guided virtual tour with the project leaders sharing education, inspiration, and collaboration. 

12:00 PM - 12:10 PM

Education Sponsor Spotlight

Blue-chip luxury industry sponsor shares the newest technologies luxury consumers and industry professionals need to know in today’s sustainable world.

12:20 PM-1:20 PM

Education Presentation A: "Best of the Best" Panel 

(Attendees will choose between Education Break-Out Session A or B)

LuAnn Nigara - Author, Podcast Host, Speaker

LuAnn will host a panel of industry "bests".

12:20 PM-1:20 PM

Education Presentation B: Why Sustainability Matters to Realtors®, Homeowners and Others 

(Attendees will choose between Education Break-Out Session A or B)

Barbara Ballinger - Author, Speaker

Why Sustainability Matters: It’s good for our planet, its resources, our health, finances, and hearts.

 

1:20 PM-1:30 PM

Mindful Moment

Thomas Forde - Hotel Rehabs

Relax and take in a special Mindful Moment as attendees experience Thomas Forde’s’ inspiration and success in growing Hotel Rehabs team from 6 employees to 40 in 3 short years. Hotel Rehabs is a nationwide hotel renovation company specializing in branded projects from $500k to $10MM.

1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Lunch | Chef Demo in Sponsor Kitchen

Sponsored by Ferrazuolo Foods & Deli Provisions

Chef Terrance Randolph

Ricardo believes that cooking with a classical style provides refined, flavorful food. “My goal is to infuse my flavors and passion for cooking into the menu’s and restaurants that I have been fortunate and lucky to work with.

 

2:30 PM-3:15 PM

NextGen Consumer Focus Group

Luxury consumers and industry professionals will be able to gather some market research from this panel discussion with four couples from around the country. They will be asked what they want and need for the future of their home and how sustainability will play a role. 

*If you would like to be considered for a panelist opening, please send us a note here!

3:15 PM-3:30 PM

Award-Winning East Coast Hard Hat Tour

Meet the design and build team who created this exceptional project.

Attendees will experience a guided virtual tour with the project leaders sharing education, inspiration, and collaboration. 

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Education Presentation C: Sharing, The Ultimate 401K 

Jeff Astor - Broad Financial

Author of The Ultimate Self-Directed IRA Guide, Jeff will talk to attendees about financial planning.

 

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

VIP Cocktail Networking Reception | *Professionals ONLY

Nancy Jacobson - Kitchen Design Partners
Catherine Schager - Catherine Schager Designs
Darrell Katz - Impact Training Solutions
and more coming...

PHS Speed Networking is wildly popular, allowing attendees to meet professionals they have always wanted to meet. Realtor® and Design/Build Facilitators will host groups of attendees in an interactive session, where you will want to use your video camera to connect and grow new mutually beneficial relationships.

 

March 3, 2021 - Day 2

 

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Opening Remarks, Building a Sustainable Future Together 

Wendy Cohen - PowerHouse Smart

Wendy will greet us back for the second day and build upon this year's conference theme of "Building a Sustainable Future Together". The second Grand DLUX Sponsor will be introduced.

 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Education Presentation D: The Framework for Design Excellence - Taking Design to the Ultimate Level 

(Attendees will choose between Education Break-Out Session D or E)

Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C - Kipnis Architecture + Planning

Founder of NextHaus Alliance, NextHaus Alliance is a team of premier Chicagoland design and build firms who are committed to incorporating sustainable and resilient design into our projects. Evanston, IL and Denver, Colorado. This session will review the AIA’s new 'Framework for Design Excellence'. In the past, good design simply meant a design that was well designed aesthetically. With the world that exists now, that definition falls well short. The Framework for Design Excellence represents the defining principle.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Education Presentation E: Social Media

(Attendees will choose between Education Break-Out Session D or E)

Brad Leavitt - Aft Construction, LLC

Claire Staszak - Centered by Design

Brad and Claire will talk to attendees about building their brand on social media and how this will help grow business.

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Award Winning Midwest Hard Hat Tour 

Meet the design and build team who created this exceptional project.

Attendees will experience a guided virtual tour with the project leaders sharing education, inspiration, and collaboration. 

12:15 PM - 12:25 PM

Education Sponsor Spotlight

Blue-chip luxury industry sponsor shares the newest technologies luxury consumers and industry professionals need to know in today’s sustainable world.

12:25 PM - 1:30 PM

PowerConnections® Lunch Groups *Professionals ONLY

Brought to you by Boars Head

PHS PowerConnections® are one of the most popular networking opportunities in our industry. Industry Professional facilitators will host groups of attendees with a dedicated “Expert Panel “comprised of a builder, architect, interior designer, landscape architect, technology professional in an interactive session. You will want to use your video camera to connect and grow new mutually beneficial relationships.

1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Education Presentation F: Backyard Living Spaces

(Attendees will choose between Education Break-Out Session F or G) 

1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Education Presentation G: "Best of the Best" Panel 

(Attendees will choose between Education Break-Out Session F or G)

LuAnn Nigara - Author, Podcast Host, Speaker

LuAnn will host a second panel of industry "bests".

2:30 PM – 2:40 PM

Mindful Moment

Susan Noyes - Make It Better Media Group

2:40 PM- 3:30 PM

Closing Keynote: The Future in Commercial Real Estate *Professionals ONLY

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Mixology & Chef Demo | Network Conference Closing | *Professionals ONLY

Sponsored by Ferrazuolo Foods & Deli Provisions

Chef Ricardo Deleon

Farewell Toast and Attendee Introduction

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Exhibitor Showcase ALL DAY

Booths are open all-day during the conference for attendees to browse and meet firms in all areas of luxury living and sustainability

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Attendee Networking ALL DAY

All attendees will be able to schedule networking opportunities with conference speakers and attendees. Attendeees will be able to set their own schedule.

10:30 AM - 4:15 PM

Exhibitor Showcase ALL DAY

Booths are open all-day during the conference for attendees to browse and meet firms in all areas of luxury living and sustainability

10:30 AM - 4:15 PM

Attendee Networking ALL DAY

All attendees will be able to schedule networking opportunities with conference speakers and attendees. Attendeees will be able to set their own schedule.