Key Events

Don’t miss these special events happening at this year’s conference.

Saturday, October 19 | 9 am–4 pm

WICED/PTN/ICC Day of Service Volunteer Outing

Women in Code Enforcement Development (WICED), Permit Tech Nation (PTN), and the International Code Council (ICC) will offer a Day of Service when conference participants can give back to the local community. Volunteers are needed to assist the Century Villages of Cabrillo (CVC), in partnership with Habitat for Humanity for Los Angeles (HFHLA), with two exciting projects:

  • build two playhouses for the children affected by homelessness (spots have been filled)
  • beautification project of their Veterans’ family campus community – Sign Up Today!

All volunteers will earn 0.7 ICC CEUs. Bus transportation, lunch and a special volunteer t-shirt will be provided.

Sunday, October 20 | 6 am–2 pm (Tee Off 8 am)

Annual Ron Burton Golf Outing

The Past Presiding Officers of the International Code Council will host the Annual Ron Burton Golf Outing on October 20, 2024, at the Harding Golf Course during the ICC Annual Conference.

Sunday, October 20 | 1–2 pm

First Timers, Honorary Members and Building Safety Leadership Experience (BSLE) Welcome Reception

Here’s a chance for first timers and BSLE participants to kick things off by meeting each other and talking with Honorary Members about how to get the most out of their conference. Read more on the Building Safety Leadership Experience that offers members the opportunity to attend a series of events throughout the conference to gain insights into Code Council governance and explore how membership fosters industry engagement, unlocks new opportunities and drives professional advancement.

Sunday, October 20 | 3–7 pm
Monday, October 21 | 2–7 pm


Check out the latest products and services, complete your Expo Passport for a chance to win great prizes, take a professional profile portrait at the Headshot Café, and learn about industry innovations at our new Expo Talks (Sunday, 3:30–6 pm & Monday, 2:30–5 pm). Have fun and make new friends at the Expo Happy Hour (Sunday, 6–7 pm), Bridge Building Challenge (Monday, 4–5:30 pm) and Expo Reception (Monday, 5–7 pm).

Sunday, October 20 | 7–10 pm

Welcome to Long Beach

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Enjoy an evening of food and fun, brought to you by the Host Chapter, California Building Officials (CALBO). Welcome to Long Beach!

Monday, October 21 | 8–12:30 pm

Opening Session/Looking Forward Panel Discussion/Annual Business Meeting

The Opening Session will feature keynote speaker Erik Qualman, an expert on artificial intelligence and digital transformation, futurist and bestselling author, who will speak on digital leadership during the Opening Session. Before ending with the Annual Business Meeting updates from association leadership and voting for ICC Board Officers, get inspired by a panel of industry experts who will discuss the future of the building safety profession. Looking Forward: Building Industry Leaders Share Their Insights on the Next 30 Years will gather executives who have played a pivotal role in shaping the building industry. These influential leaders will share their insights on what they see on the horizon for the industry. The panelists are:

  • Sandra Benson, Vice President of Industry Transformation, Procore Technologies, Inc. (Moderator)
  • Dominic Sims, CBO, Chief Executive Officer, International Code Council
  • Jim Tobin, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Home Builders
  • Henry Chamberlain, President & Chief Operating Officer, BOMA International
  • Lakisha Woods, Chief Executive Officer, American Institute of Architects
  • Jeff Littleton, EVP/Chief Staff Officer, ASHRAE
  • George K. Guszcza, President & Chief Executive Officer, National Institute of Building Sciences

Tuesday, October 22 | 8–10 am

ICC Talks: Inspiration and Innovation

New this year, ICC Talks is a plenary session that inspires and reinvigorates. The session begins with keynote speaker Victoria Arlen, ESPN host and author. Ms. Arlen will share her experiences as a Paralympic Gold Medalist and motivate us to reach further and overcome our obstacles.

Following the keynote address, participants will listen to a panel of experts from across the building industry share their perspectives on off-site construction and the challenges and opportunities it presents. Communities are struggling to provide affordable housing at the same time the building industry is working to address growing workforce shortages, deliver higher quality buildings and materials, and support decarbonization efforts. Off-site construction is a key part of the innovative solutions that will address these societal challenges. The panelists are:

  • Ryan Colker, Vice President, Innovation, International Code Council (Moderator)
  • Jeff Brown, State Building Codes Office Director, Div. of Building and Fire Regulation, VA Dept. of Housing and Community Development
  • Helena Lidelöw, Chief of Technology, Volumetric Building Companies
  • Solomon Greene, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD (invited)
  • Ken Semler, Chair, Building Systems Councils, National Association of Homebuilders; President, Impresa Modular

Participants will receive 0.2 CEUs.

Tuesday, October 22 | Noon–1:30 pm

Awards Luncheon

Each year, the International Code Council recognizes unsung heroes for their contributions to the building safety industry with awards highlighting their achievements in several areas including leadership, innovation, and community service.

Tuesday, October 22 | 6–10 pm

Connections Gala

Reception sponsored by  

Start off with drinks and conversation, followed by dinner, Installation of the Board of Directors and presentation of awards. Conclude the evening enjoying local music, desserts and drinks with your friends and colleagues.

Wednesday, October 23 | Noon–1 pm

Coalition for Current Safety Codes

The Coalition for Current Safety Codes (CCSC) was founded by the International Code Council and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and is aimed at advancing safety by advocating for the adoption of current building, sustainability, electrical and life safety codes. The CCSC meets monthly, virtually, this will be the first in person meeting of the organization.

Wednesday, October 23 | Noon–1 pm

Hearings 101: Overview of ICC Code Development Process & Introduction to Committee Action Hearings

This short educational session is designed for those new to the ICC code development process. It will provide a general overview of the process for updating the International Codes every three years, review the differences between the codes and standards development processes, and prepare attendees to observe and participate in the Committee Action Hearings that will begin at 1 p.m. The speakers are:

  • Russ Manning, Senior Vice President of Technical Services, International Code Council
  • Shirley Ellis, Building Official for the City of Gonzales, Texas
  • Eirene Knott, MCP, CBO, CFM, Director of Code Services, BRR Architecture, INC.

Participants will receive 0.1 CEUs.

Wednesday, October 23 | 1–2:30 pm

A Look Back at the Drafting of the I-Codes

Today the International Codes (I-Codes) are the most widely used and adopted building safety codes in the world. But, that was not always the case. Moderator Dominic Sims will welcome a panel of several former staff experts and legends as they recount the history of the creation of the U.S. national model codes system and its expansion globally. Hear firsthand from those who were there as they share lessons learned and stories about this impactful suite of codes. Participants will earn 0.15 CEUs.

Wednesday, October 23–31

Committee Action Hearings – Group A#1

This year’s code hearings offer code officials, architects, builders, structural engineers, fire, residential and existing building professionals as well as those responsible for the administration of the International Codes® (I-Codes®), the opportunity to provide input on proposed code changes to the Group A I-Codes.