*Special Winter Conference Edition*
For questions about the Annual Winter Conference, please contact Tom Fulcher at tfulcher@mbionline.com / (515) 657-4395.

For registration information, please contact Nichole Fry at nfry@mbionline.com / (515) 657-4386.
2019 Annual Winter Conference - Registration is Now Open!
We are pleased to announce the program for Master Builders of Iowa’s Annual Winter Conference scheduled for February 25 – 27, 2019 , at the Meadows Events & Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa. The program includes information on the two and a half days of educational sessions and popular annual events, which are sure to attract all facets of the industry. 
 
This year’s learning opportunities include a great combination of sessions focused on leadership and project management on Tuesday, as well as the annual Safety Day of training on Wednesday. As a member of MBI, you and your company are able to take advantage of the special member pricing offered through the “Performance Track Package.” MBI staff is available to work with your company to get everyone registered and to make sure you receive the best pricing available.
 
The conference is now known around the Midwest for more than just training. The annual trade show and awards presentations have become must-attend events. This year’s awards presentations feature special keynote speakers Nic Bittle; Olympian, Ruben Gonzalez and racing star, Michael Waltrip. Be sure to check out more information about these presentations below and register early before they sell out!

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Reserve Your Hotel Accommodations Today!
Master Builders of Iowa has reserved a block of rooms at the Prairie Meadows Hotel (1 Prairie Meadows Drive – Altoona, IA) for your convenience. The special group rates will expire on February 11, 2019 . Room reservations can be made at www.prairiemeadows.com using group code 022519MAS_001 or by calling reservations at (515) 957-3000 or (800) 325-9015. Please ask for the Master Builders of Iowa room block when making your reservation.

Group Rates
Queen or King - $106.00
Junior King Suite - $126.00
King Suite - $146.00
Executive King Suite - $166.00
Annual Awards Events
Some of the most popular highlights of MBI’s upcoming Annual Winter Conference are the awards events, where we take the opportunity to recognize individuals and companies for their outstanding performance throughout 2018.

Build Iowa Award Breakfast | February 26, 2019 – 7:30 – 8:30 am
The Annual Winter Conference will begin with an opening breakfast and keynote presentation. Join your colleagues and peers for an uplifting presentation by four-time Olympian Ruben Gonzalez, along with the presentation of the Leadership in Workforce Recruitment Award and the prestigious Build Iowa Award.
 
Masters Award Luncheon | February 26, 2019 – 12:15 – 1:45 pm
You are encouraged to join your colleagues and peers to celebrate industry excellence at the Masters Award Luncheon. Enjoy lunch and an inspiring and motivational keynote presentation by NASCAR Champion Michael Waltrip, while the recipients of the 2019 Masters Awards and the 2019 Master Builder Achievement Award are announced.
 
Safety Awards Breakfast | February 27, 2019 – 8:15 – 9:45 am
Attend the Safety Awards Breakfast with colleagues and peers to celebrate safety excellence in the construction industry. We will present the Outstanding Company Safety Achievement Awards to a general contractor and specialty contractor, the Safety Professional and Safety Champion Awards to two deserving individuals, as well as the WORKSAFE Project of the Year Award. Attendees of the breakfast will also be treated to a special keynote presentation by Nic Bittle.
Capture Master Builder Designation Credits at Winter Conference!
After attending the Membership Meeting and Welcome Reception on February 25 th , you are encouraged to take part in the extensive schedule of high level, timely seminars on February 26 th and 27 th . With a variety of topics, you can select which seminars best fit your training needs!

All of the seminars offer Master Builder Designation credits , with presentation topics ranging from negotiating to safety wearables, and scheduling to workplace violence. Throughout the two days, you are able to capture a total of 11 credits toward your Master Builder Achievement Award.

We want to encourage you to join over 450 other commercial construction professionals by enrolling in the Master Builder Designation (MBD) program prior to the Winter Conference. By enrolling ahead of time, you will receive information on the MBD credits that you have already earned, allowing you to better schedule your conference experience. Strategically scheduling your seminars at the Winter Conference will move you toward the ultimate goal of earning the Master Builder Achievement Award. 
Safety Day Schedule
As in the past, the MBI Annual Winter Conference will include the annual Safety Day on Wednesday, February 27 th . This popular day is dedicated to safety education and training for the commercial construction industry.

Below is a chart of the Safety Day schedule, with seminar titles, times, and Master Builder Designation credits that will be earned.
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