*NEW* Exclusive Big Builder '08 Video Coverage

Economic Roundtable

MIT's Dan Ariely, Harvard's Eric Belsky, and JPMorgan's Tom Block give their two cents on housing and the economy.

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Larry Mizel On Site

Industry leader Larry Mizel speaks about where we are and where we need to go next.

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The home building industry is evolving, and Big Builder '08 took the opportunity to adapt and become more relevant than ever before. This highly focused leadership event brought together executives from all walks of the housing industry to generate new strategies for navigating through the downturn.

More than simply a place for answers, Big Builder '08 combined first-hand perspectives from the leading minds in the industry and original research in an inventive workshop format that presented attendees with innovative ways to approach the new challenges faced in an ever-changing business landscape.

Held Nov. 3-5 at the Gaylord National Harbor, the event brought together builders, architects, and consultants for hands-on collaboration. And what better place to spend Election Day than right here in Washington, D.C.?

Check out our exclusive coverage of this one-of-a-kind industry conference.

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Architects Session -WINKs Lead Wave of Future Buyers
The fastest growing home buyer population that will reach its peak buying years beginning in 2012 will be Generation Y women.

Economic Roundtable - Housing Stimulus Central Theme of Big Builder '08 Economic Roundtable
The positive spin on negative numbers is something those in the many industries have become accustomed to as of late.

Workshops - Industry Collaboration Creates Ideas for Profitability
Big Builder '08 came to a close with more than 1,000 ideas being drawn from a collaborative effort of professionals in the home building industry?from builders and vendors to financial analysts and architects, all with the notion of identifying the most vital opportunity areas where the industry needs to adapt to significantly improve profitability.

APEX Awards - Industry Leaders Honored With APEX Awards
Big Builder took some time out of its annual conference?themed "Building a Better Tomorrow" for 2008?to honor those in the home building industry who have found success during a volatile year.

CEO Power Panel - Builders to Congress: Fix Housing First
A coalition of home builders, financial institutions, lenders and community groups called "Fix Housing First" is planning to push a lame-duck Congress to act decisively on a stimulus package that would address the housing market directly with true tax credits and below-market mortgage rates.

Breakfast Banter - Home Builders, Analysts Discuss Possibility of Consolidation, Market Recovery
If builders don't start hoarding cash under their proverbial mattress, they may not make it through to any kind of economic upturn.

Event Recap - Big Builder '08 Download
Check out Executive Editor Sarah Yaussi's post-conference blog.