HIVE’s Reignite the Dream Conference to Take Place in the Growing City of Austin

During November 28th through the 29th at the JW Marriot the HIVE conference “Reignite the Dream” will take place. As the city of Austin continues to grow faster the housing market has also expanded with a new neighborhood by the day, or so it seems. The HIVE conference is the exclusive innovation and disruption platform that attracts a to reignite the housing dream of Americans, merging housing and building with TECH – green tech, home security tech, building tech and more.

HIVE will highlight building technology innovations that will be transforming the housing market of today and the future.  Interestingly enough housing is the last industry in the country which is still building with 19th Century technology.

HIVE is focused around five pillars, each lead by a Dean, who is a subject matter expert on the topic. As they celebrate their 3rd annual conference the HIVE 50 list is made up of people, products, and processes that inspire creativity, improve performance, and explore better ways to build green. Below are the 5 pillars and their appointed Deans:

Building Technology: A blank-sheet-of-paper model to build houses and communities.

  • Dean: Fritz Wolff, co-founder, Katerra
  • Lee Clark-Sellers, director of innovation, Ply Gem

Capital: Where housing’s data and money converge.

  • Dean: Natalie Bruss, partner, Fifth Wall
  • Michael Sims, senior vice president, marketing and strategy, LP Building Products
  • Chris Diskin, Managing Director, Global New Business Development, Google

Design: The axis of design and community support.

  • Dean: Anne Torney, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, partner, Mithun
  • Kristy Wang, community planning policy director, SPUR

Intel: Housing Need: A Largely Untapped Opportunity

  • Dean: Carol Galante, director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley, director, innovation lab, FactoryOS
  • James Schloemer, CEO, Continental Properties
  • Alanna McCargo, vice president, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • Pat Hamill, chairman and CEO, Oakwood Homes
  • John Anderson, principal, Anderson Kim Architecture + Urban Design

Strategy: Community fabric repair—an acupuncture model for regenerative new communities.

  • Dean: Caroline Vary, managing director of asset management, Jonathan Rose Companies
  • Tim Swanson, chief design officer, Skender
  • Vincent Tufo, CEO, Charter Oak Communities
  • Patricia Belden, president, POAH Communities

Link to HIVE 50 is here: To register for the HIVE conference please click here. Below is the current pricing.

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