Education at its best
So much to choose from: Pre-conference courses and 45 education courses in five tracks. All courses are eligible for ASHI CE credits, and many are approved for state licensing or certification requirements. Full Conference and Conference Education registrants will receive 20 ASHI
The changing of the guard — new ASHI officers and directors installed — will take place during the ASHI Annual Breakfast Meeting on Monday, January 13.
Open Night Reception &
Industry vendors offer information on the most advanced equiptment, supplies and services. Enjoy breakfasts, lunches and breaks in the Expo Hall while networking and gathering information to help your business excel in today’s challenging economy. The Expo opens with the annual ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 12. From 5-8 p.m. that evening, join other home inspectors and guests at the Opening Night Reception – an evening of wining, dining and visiting with the exhibitors. The Expo Hall will remain open after the reception until 9:00 p.m.
An event to be remembered. This year’s gala will take place in the Nashville Renaissance Hotel’s beautiful, Grand Ballroom. The evening begins with a cocktail reception and a scrumptious dinner and continues with entertainment and dancing.
From the first day to the last, InspectionWorld
Nashville will meet your highest expectations.
InspectionWorld is the Conference
for Home Inspectors
LEARN from the best instructors in the profession.
Attend 18 hours of educational sessions – you select from
45 topics in 5 tracks, plus optional Pre-Conference Courses and Post-Conference course.
EARN ASHI, state, ICC, ACAC & other CE credits
CONNECT with other home inspectors
EXPERIENCE the newest products & services in the Expo Hall with 60+ industry-specific vendors
It’s time to head to InspectionWorld Nashville, ASHI’s annual conference for a great learning experience and some quality networking time. Once you’re there, the time goes by too quickly. How can you make the most of your limited time? Try these five tips to get the most from your conference experience.
1. Plan ahead
Register early and save. Conference registration early bird pricing continues until December 6!
Registrating for InspectionWorld and booking your hotel room at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel is easy. Just go to www.inspectionworld.com to find quick access to registration and hotel information.
Go online to find all the details on our education, networking, special events and expo planned for IW Nashville. Make a list of the events, activities and sessions that you plan to attend each day and vendors you want to visit.
These Special Events are sure to produce
HOME SAFETY CHECK INTRODUCTION
Monday, January 13, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Discover a new revenue stream for your
THE HISTORY OF HOME INSPECTION
Monday, January 13, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
An interesting review of the early years in
the profession of home inspection.
PLANNING YOUR ASHI CHAPTER
Tuesday, January 14, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Many ASHI chapters consider this to be the most valuable chapter event benefitting new and experienced inspectors.
INSPECTOR TOOL TIME
Tuesday, January 14, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand - A lively exchange about essential tools used during the home inspection process.
2. Arrive early, stay later
Attend one of the four excellent pre-conference courses. The expo hall officially opens at 3:00 p.m. and the Opening Night Reception begins at 5:00 p.m. The expo hall is a vibrant, bustling center of activity. Plan to meet up with old friends and connect with new ones. Refreshments will be served and large tables are available for relaxing and conversation.
Saturday, January 11th
FORTIFIED Home™ Certified Evaluator Course
Training to be provided by the FORTIFIED Home™ Training Program Administrator,
Architectural Testing, and IBHS
Sunday, January 12th
Electrical Inspection of Existing Dwellings
presented by Douglas Hansen
An exciting two-day program for inspectors
HomeInspectIR™ Training presented by
Peter Hopkins, Level III Certified Infrared
Back by popular demand
The HVAC Certificate Course presented by
Kenny Hart, ACI and Mike Casey, ACI
Includes up-close examination of numerous HVAC exhibits
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, January 16,
17, and 18th
Three Day Commercial Building Inspection Course presented by Richard Weldon, P. Eng Learn more at www.theashischool.com
3. Make connections
Hand out business cards and introduce yourself to other home inspectors; swap stories and exchange ideas. Collect business cards and write notes on the back to remember the person. Visit the vendors who are ready to assist you with the latest in inspector tools and services. Be sure to stop at the ASHI booth to meet the ASHI staff and check out the newest merchandise. Associates: Meet with Jim Johnson – ASHI Verifier, who will verify your reports and answer questions.
New this Year - NEW to ASHI Event: For new ASHI members and first-time IW attendees, a special event to welcome you and to introduce you to ASHI member benefits, ASHI staff and a path to success.
4. Take notes
A padfolio and pen are provided in your conference bag. Three full days of educational sessions include a wide variety of topics from basics to advanced, specialties, diversification and business management. The 45 sessions will be taught by dozens of the industry’s leading experts. Many topics and presenters are new this year.
After each presentation, ask yourself what struck you, what did you learn? Perhaps there was a specific tip that you could adapt in your own work. What key take-away from each presentation is worth additional consideration?
5. Include time for fun
The Opening Night Reception, President’s Gala Dinner and Dance, and ASHI Annual Business and Networking Breakfast are scheduled events where you and your colleagues can gather and share good times. Be sure to take time to step out and see the sights of exciting Nashville. The Nashville Convention Center is just steps away from a host of interesting sites: Honky Tonk Highway, the Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
After the conference, don’t let the connections die. The most valuable thing from a conference is the connections you make, people you meet. Follow up with friends or instructors with an email or text message, continue the relationship and say, “See you next year at IW Philadelphia.”
Michele George is the ASHI director of
education and events. She can be reached at 847-954-3188 or at email@example.com.