We are so excited for you to be joining us for your first Build Business!

As you prepare to attend Build Business, it is our goal to provide advice on how to navigate conference activities and to assist you in identifying ways to bring back and share important information to your firms.

Here are a few things we have set up to help you along the way:

First Timer’s Orientation: Wednesday, August 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The First Timers’ Orientation is where you’ll have an opportunity to meet and network with other first-time attendees as well as members of the SMPS board of directors, headquarters staff, and a few conference veterans. We highly recommend attending this session so you get to put a face to their names, and it’s a nice friendly way to ease into the conference.

First Timer’s Orientation Map
Download the First Timers’ Orientation journey map. The map is your guide for events to attend at Build Business.

Join our Facebook Group
We have created a Facebook group for you to begin to network with each other and learn a little bit more about the conference events and educational sessions. This is also a great place to ask questions!

Still making travel arrangements? Consider these additional events.

SMPS SideXSide: Tuesday, August 9
SMPS SideXSide is a community service event that happens the day before conference begins. It’s a great opportunity to give back to the local community. You can sign up for that here.

Friday Night Social
The Synthesis Redemption: A Get Busy Living Event at Eastern State Penitentiary
SMPS Philadelphia is hosting a Friday night social at the amazing Eastern State Penitentiary. Registration for the event is not included in the conference registration, but we highly recommend attending as it’s a great way to end the conference and say goodbye to all the new friends you’ve made! Sign up here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to SMPS HQ staff at any time.
We look forward to seeing you in Philly!

Your First-Timer’s Task Force Leaders:
Sarah N. Hoff, Principal, Cerami & Associates. Inc.
Jean Kim, Marketing Manager, Swinerton Builders