Another conference has come to a close and is in the books and what a GREAT conference it was. Monument Builders of North America is very honored to have brought its 2018 MBUniversity Conference to its members and friends of the industry.
This years event, was held February 23-25, in Irving, Texas and featured multiple educational workshops, a table-top display with vendors from throughout North America and unlimited networking opportunities. We sincerely hope that you mark your calendar as this year proved that it is a must attend event that only happens every two years.
This year’s educational-focused event truly offered something for everyone regardless of how many years of experience one may have in the industry. We bookending the event with presentations between four of our industry’s leading CAD program vendors and filled the between with a ton of great “stuff”. We kicked off the event with a software shootout followed by educational sessions on such topics as cloud computing, subscription software, and sales with a non-owner roundtable and other relevant offerings; we felt that this was some of the finest education one could receive and many of the attendees would agree with that statement.
Since the statement is “everything is bigger in Texas”, we decided to double a popular feature from previous events and offer both an educational and fun option. Attendees had the opportunity to register for one of two unique preconference bus tours. One offers a “hands-on” and educational experience with live demonstrations led by four of the industry’s top instructors. The other provides great networking opportunities while getting to visit Magnolia Marketplace from the famed HGTV show “Fixer Upper”, featuring Chip and Joanna Gaines – a series ending its five year run in 2018.
This year we had over 250 people registered and 37 Vendors on hand to discuss their products and innovations designed to help you improve your business. We also took the opportunity to announce award recipients, recognize a new Certified Memorialists® and install our elected leaders.