Innovation In Action Tours

We’re headed to Denver for our 2023 Housing Innovation Summit that we’re co-hosting with the University of Denver. Throughout the program, we’ll share insights for ensuring operational agility (Design + Build); driving greater business resilience (ESG); creating customers for life (Home as a Service); attracting + retaining tomorrow’s leaders (Talent); and digitally empowering the team (Tech + Data).

On Day 2 (April 26, 2023) of the Housing Innovation Summit, attendees will have the ability to change their scenery and their mindset by choosing their program: Innovation in Action Tours or Pitchfest. Keep reading to hear more about the tours and learn more about Pitchfest before you make your decision.

Choose the Innovation In Action Tours to get a backstage pass to best-of projects in the Denver market. We’ll pick you up via shuttle service at one of our designated hotels, courtesy of Urban Cottages, and travel to each of the places below. We’ll get back to the DU Campus for an afternoon (4:00 p.m.) keynote from KP Reddy, Founder and CEO of Shadow Ventures, the announcement of Pitchfest winners and a happy hour where we can reconnect with other Summit attendees…

About the Tours

At Urban Cottages, we’ll be joined by city officials, Mayoral candidates and media on the site of one of their projects currently under development that will bring much-needed, attainable market-rate housing to the Denver area. We’ll hear from Jeff Handlin, Chase Stillman, Todd Johnson, and Holly Hernandez.

From framing to HVAC to drywall, it takes many different kinds of skilled workers to make a new building habitable. Learn how Cherry Creek Innovation Campus is helping build the next generation of trade talent through their Infrastructure Engineering pathway. Mike Digitis and student leaders will share their perspectives and talk about the tiny homes they will be delivering to market just after our event.

How can you make lighting safer, easier to install, and more user-friendly and seamless to upgrade? Join us as we connect with D.R. Horton and Deako lighting, a plug-n-play light switch and outlet provider they’ve invested in, and learn how they’re simplifying design + installation processes. We’ll hear from Tod Courtney, Michael Nutter, Joe Wilcox and Duke Lynch.

Join us in Sterling Ranch to learn how the developer is delivering a smart, sustainable community with Lumiere and partners. Discover next-generation solutions for land, water, and energy, as well as a strategy to take connectivity to new heights. We’ll hear from Brock Smethills, Susan Beckman, Rob Johnson, and Walker Hinshaw.