Builders and other housing industry professionals met in Denver to discuss the latest active adult and seniors housing design trends and innovations and the state of the market at the seventh annual Building for Boomers & Beyond: 50+ Housing Symposium. Hosted by the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 50+ Housing Council, the Symposium, held May 30 – June 1 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, is considered the premier education and networking event for housing professionals who serve the 50+ market. The latest trends in 50+ buying and selling patterns, Internet connectivity and lifestyle, niche buyers and the lure of campuses were be explored during breakout sessions at the upcoming Building for Boomers & Beyond: 50+ Housing Symposium. Ted and Yvonne Cummins, of Morning Star Builders, LTD attended the symposium to learn more about the 50+ market. The symposium featured several speakers discussing the latest trends in the 50+ market, headlined by keynote speaker Andrew Zolli. A noted foresight and global trends consultant, Zolli examined the ways in which increased longevity will touch every part of life, from the workplace and financial planning to health care and changing family structures. In the general session, best-selling author Sarah Susanka talked about how the “Not So Big” housing movement is influencing the way boomers live. Real estate advisor Tim Sullivan, president of Sullivan Real Estate Advisors, assessed the long-term opportunities and challenges facing building professionals today. Since 1989, the 50+ Housing Council has served the special needs and interests of NAHB members and others in the housing industry who build for the growing 50+ market. The 50+ Housing Council provides information, education and research to its members and offers advocacy support to NAHB members on key 50+ housing issues. The council supports 14 local councils around the United States and serves more than 1,300 NAHB members involved in 50+ housing. 50+ Housing Council products include an annual symposium: Building for Boomers & Beyond, the award-winning 50+ Housing Magazine, industry research and education programs at the local, regional and national level.