Speakers, Sessions and Schedule

The Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree Industry Days seminar is designed to bring together and educate builders and real estate professionals as the tiny living industry continues to find its footing and grow. Below is a tentative schedule of panels and seminars. Check back often as we finalize speakers and refine the overall structure of this program.


  • Matt Power

    Matt Power

  • Zach Frisch

    Zach Frisch

  • Richard Anderson

    Richard Anderson

  • Greg Dutton

    Greg Dutton

  • Beth Culver

    Beth Culver

  • Susan Barr

    Susan Barr

  • Adam Cowdin

    Adam Cowdin

  • Dick Grymonprez

    Dick Grymonprez

  • Tim Peterson

    Tim Peterson

  • Ernesto Iglesias

    Ernesto Iglesias

  • Patrick Revere

    Patrick Revere



  • Marc McQuain

    Marc McQuain

  • Thom Stanton

    Thom Stanton

  • Byron Fears

    Byron Fears

  • Brad Wiseman

    Brad Wiseman

  • Mark Fay

    Mark Fay

  • Phil Hahn

    Phil Hahn



8:30am - Venue opens

9:00am to 10:30am - Welcome & Opening Panel  
State of the Tiny Living Industry
A diverse panel will discuss the current state of the tiny living industry.  Builders, developers, product and service providers will share their thoughts on the direction of this growing and ever changing industry
Moderator:  Byron Fears, Creative Designer & Builder SimBLISSity Tiny Homes

11:00am to 12:00pm
Light, Tight, and Resilient
RVs arguably have one big advantage over tiny homes: They are more mobile, because they typically weigh about half as much. But new materials and techniques make code-compliant, lightweight tiny homes viable. Highway-ready homes can be built to net zero standards, with special features to help them stand up to powerful storms. It's time to make tiny homes truly mobile—but without sacrificing strength and durability.
Speaker: Matt Power, Editor in Chief of Green Builder Media

1:00pm to 2:15pm
Industry best practices meet construction codes 
In this overview hosted by Thom Stanton of GoTiny with additional industry leaders, find out how your involvement in the Uniform Compliance Initiative (UCI) for Movable Tiny Houses will help “future proof” movable tinies as portable dwelling units suitable for use as permissible residences.  Be part of this game changing forum! 

2:30pm to 3:15pm
Small Living Development and Micro Business Leaders 
A panel discussion on the future of small living structures for commercial and residential development as well as micro-businesses applications.

3:45pm to 6:00pm
The Tiny Home Industry Association (THIA)
Official annual meeting and re-launch under its new leadership team and committees


8:30am - Venue open

9:00am to 10:00am
Financing and Insurance
A panel of innovators and experts in financing and insuring small living structures

10:30am to 11:30am
A Keynote panel hosted by the City of Austin
Building officials will discuss challenges and opportunities Austin faces in providing affordable housing through tiny homes. This session will allow you to take key learnings back to your local community to further local progress.

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