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EDUCATION & EVENTS

NHPA ALL-INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA), a trade association dedicated to supporting the interests of the independent home improvement channel, will once again hold the All-Industry Conference in conjunction with the National Hardware Show.

The conference will be held in the lobby of West Hall at the NHPA All-Industry Conference Stage and is free for all to attend.  The conference will include a series of educational seminars, networking opportunities and a speaker lineup offering valuable insights into industry topics and trends.

HABITAT NEXT powered by the United Inventors Association (UIA)

The United Inventors Association, the largest nonprofit inventor member organization in the country, will once again take the stage in HABITAT Next, our reimagined inventors spotlight.  The UIA will hold a number of training sessions and panel discussions to help educate inventors on the different vehicles available to fully launch their products!

SPECIAL EVENTS

NHS BACKYARD

See what’s cooking at NHS Backyard, our reimagined outdoor experience where the hardware and home improvement industry comes alive through brand activations, live demonstrations, and exciting new experiences. 

BEER GARDEN

Visit the Backyard Beer Garden to kick back and enjoy some music while networking with peers.  

WELCOME RECEPTION

The National Hardware Show Welcome Reception will take place in the NHS Backyard on Thursday, October 21. Come network and celebrate our first reunion in over two years!

NHS & Ukiah TikTok Cook-off

Join us for the first annual UKIAH & NHS TikTok cook off!

Follow along while 6 influential chefs grill their favorite outdoor dishes at The Grill Station located in the Backyard Beer Garden.

Contestants:

Marco Sanchez (@woodfire_whiskey)
COMPETITION DISH
French dip

Tone Ramirez (@TFTI.BBQ)
COMPETITION DISH
Bacon wrapped spicy pork belly burnt ends

James Lamprey (@officialfunfoods)
COMPETITION DISH
Chili & cheese crescents

Tim Clowers (@cheftimclowers)
COMPETITION DISH
Smoked pork butt

Gary Marandola Jr (@garythebbqchef)
COMPETITION DISH
Bone-in pork shoulder or Boston butt

Carlos Bradley (@smokeandvine)
COMPETITION DISH
Honey Sriracha ribs

The cook-off winner will be announced at the NHS Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 22 at 5:00 PM. 

Live Building and Refurbishments with Make48

Come check out MAKE 48, the premier makers community that creates and delivers best-in-class maker events across the USA.

Jimmy Diresta and Izzy Swan will be making some experiential improvements to a 1949 motorized wagon. They will be refurbishing the wagon for 2 days using tools like Lincoln welders, TotalBoat Epoxy, Shopbot and more.

Demonstrations

Swing by the Backyard stage to watch exciting grilling and DIY demonstrations!