KBISNeXT Experience 


Head to South Hall for an all-new KBISNeXT Experience! See the latest products and innovations from our curated spaces such as Discovery District, Lighting Pavilion, KBIS EDIT, Showcase for Living in Place and the DCW Outdoor Living Pavilion. The KBISNeXT Experience is also home to all on-the-floor learning. The heart of the KBISNeXT Experience is the KBISNeXT Stage where you can hear from industry leaders on hot topics such as health, wellness and resilient design. Curious about lighting trends? Swing by the Lightovation Lounge to hear from lighting experts and be sure to put Design Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge '2020 Vision: The Future of Kitchens & Baths Through the Looking Glass' programming on your schedule.

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The NKBA Presents KBISNeXT Stage 

Better than ever, the KBISNeXT Stage is back to host over 15 presentation and panel discussions and 5 Awards programs. Kelli Ellis will be hosting the DesignBites program, celebrating 5 years and bringing back some legacy participants to celebrate. Matthew Quinn, the KBB Person of the Year will be interviewed by Chelsie Butler, Editor in Chief of KBB, the NKBA Thirty Under 30 2020 Class will be announced and will scour the floor for their “30’s Choice Awards”.  The NKBA and Renovation Angel will announce their first NKBA Renovation Annual Luxury Recycled Kitchen Awards and a number of high profile editors and design pros will be participating and moderating panels throughout the three-day event.

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KBIS Think

Introduced during the 2019 Edition, KBIS Think is the space where attendees are invited to learn, network and immerse in demonstrations and small learning sessions.  Visit Meeting Rooms (S114, S113, and S107) to hear from experts in the Lightovation Lounge, Living in Place Showcase and NKBA Specialty Badge Test Prep. New for 2020, visit room S110 for training and speaking sessions held by KBIS exhibitors. 

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Design Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge

The Lounge, now in its fourth year, is the platform for conversations among industry insiders, influencers and design VIPS. The DMMTalks Lounge will feature three days of programming around the theme of "2020 Vision: The Future of Kitchens & Baths Through the Looking Glass." New for 2020, attendees receive hands-on experiences and workshops.

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Lighting Pavilion & Lightovation Lounge

A collection of all things illumination featuring high-end lighting brands, alongside two days of lighting-focused programming by industry experts. All Lightovation Lounge sessions will be led or moderated by Joe Rey-Barreau, AIA, IES, Associate Professor in the School of Interiors at the University of Kentucky.

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Discovery District

Filled with brands, demonstrations and programming that are not expected on the KBIS floor.  At its core is the Discovery District Lounge where the NKBA hosts KB Talks podcasts, the Living in Place Institute will entertain attendees at a very special “Cocktails & Challenges” experiential networking event and Chelsie Butler, Editor in Chief will convene her annual Discovery District Tour.  The ever popular “Keys to the Discovery District” scavenger hunt will also be back.

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After a successful debut in 2019, KBIS Edit continues to introduce new, novel and inspiring brands and products to the show. A dozen brands bring special collections and products deserving a spotlight in the KBISNeXT Experience.

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Showcase for Living in Place

Living in Place brings attention and information to make all homes accessible, comfortable and safe, regardless of the occupant’s current or future needs or age. 

The Living In Place Institute is a private organization, dedicated to providing world-class education to industry and awareness to consumers. Beyond national presentations, the flagship education class, Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP), is endorsed by the National Kitchen & Bath Association and approved for CEU members by seven industry associations.

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DCW Outdoor Living Pavilion

Be sure to stop by the DCW Outdoor Living Pavilion, (South Hall, Upper and Lower Level) to check out the latest in outdoor/backyard products. Here you will find such products as hardscaping, decking, outdoor lighting, outdoor kitchens, BBQ, pizza ovens and grills. The Outdoor Living Pavilion is a shared exhibit highlighting some of what’s best in outdoor living between the IBS and KBIS shows.  

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