What’s New

New! Building Safety & Design Expo
Held in conjunction with the ICC Annual Conference, the Expo will take place September 27–28, and will feature 3 educational pavilions, host 12 informative FREE educational sessions and include the very latest industry-leading building products, new technology and services. Please note that the Expo will only be open to ICC Annual Conference participants on the 27th, but will be open to the general public with free admission on the 28th.

Learn More! Education Pavilions
The Building Safety & Design Expo Education Pavilions are located on the show floor and offer presentations on a variety of subjects including technical, non-technical and informative presentations on the latest construction techniques and the latest advances in technology, building products and applications.

New! ICC Journey to Leadership Session
If you aspire to be a leader in the code profession, this session is for you. More than 80 percent of the Code Officials of the existing Code professional workforce is planning on retiring in the next 15 years, with more than 30 percent in the next 5 years. It is imperative that future leaders of the Code profession are developed. Being promoted to a higher level of responsibility in the Code profession, means you must move beyond technical expertise and rely on and utilize leadership skills.

This session will allow you to begin the thought process for developing your personal “leadership journey” for growth in the Code profession. You will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with leaders in this industry. These leaders will share their personal leadership journey, including what made them successful and lessons learned.

New Keynote Speaker! Global Forum
The theme for this year's Forum is: Earthquake Preparedness and Recovery within the Frame of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the World: Are Building Codes the Ultimate Solution? The Global Forum will focus on how DRR is achieved through Earthquake Preparedness and/or Earthquake Recovery programs in different countries as the participants will present the characteristics of such programs as well as challenges and successes of their implementation, and how these affect the building regulations and are shaping the regulatory ecology in their countries. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Lucy Jones, a renowned seismologist with the US Geological Survey and a Visiting Research Associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech.

Just Added! The Resilience Workshop
On Tuesday, September 29, 8 – 11 am, The Resilience Workshop, part of the Government Relations Forum, will include a presentation from Professor Jesse Keenan, Research Director for Columbia University’s Center for Urban Real Estate in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He will discuss his research, including a global review of building codes, the factors that impact the built environment and ways to promote resiliency in homes and buildings.

1st Annual Ron Burton Golf Outing
In celebration of the life and work of William Ronald “Ron” Burton, a renowned code expert that worked on many code-related projects for ICC, BOMA and NAHB, this Inaugural Ron Burton Golf Outing is a fundraising effort developed by the Past Presidents of ICC to develop training and resources for the next generation of code officials. It offers a great opportunity to get together with fellow code professionals during a shotgun start golf tournament to be held on Sept. 27, at the Recreation Park 18 Golf Course. The overall event sponsor is the National Multifamily Housing Council and Golf Tournament Sponsor is BOMA International. Sign up today as a sponsor or player — space is limited.

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New! Annual Conference Networking Lounge
The Networking Lounge provides a comfortable area for attendees to relax during the conference. The lounge features comfortable seating and tables along with iPads to access the internet and areas to charge cell phones and other electronics. Plus, it’s a perfect environment to strike up a conversation with fellow attendees to develop new and valuable contacts.

Save Time! New Self-Check-In Kiosk Debuts at this Year’s Conference
Located next to the main registration desk, the new Self-Check-in Kiosk makes check-in and obtaining conference credentials faster and easier.

Expanded Educational Topics and Sessions to Meet Your Learning Needs
The conference education program has been expanded to include 90-minute and 3-hour sessions as well as many new topics. With more than 25 sessions to choose from click here for more details.

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