At HIRI conference: Housing on tap

The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) has announced its upcoming 2013 HIRI Fall Conference, with this year's theme set to focus on "Changing Home Improvement Attitudes & Behaviors."

Speakers will include Lisa Marquis Jackson, senior VP of John Burns Real Estate Consulting, who will deliver a session on “Clarity on the Housing Recovery.”

She will share insight on the fundamental drivers affecting both new construction and remodeling segments of the housing industry.

The conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza at Chicago O'Hare Hotel and Conference Center on Oct. 16, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

HIRI encourages industry professionals to attend. The registration form is available online at, and there are discounted rooms available at the hotel through Oct. 14 and 15.