Agenda

All sessions are hosted at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
6601 Adventure Way | Orlando, Florida

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Registration | 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Beat the line! Pick up your badge and swag early.

Location: Grand Caribbean 4-5

Board of Directors Meeting | 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: St. Croix 3

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Registration | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Beat the line! Pick up your badge and swag early.

Location: Grand Caribbean 4-5

Exhibitor Set up | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Pre-Function North

Ticketed Event: Golf Outing - Sponsored by Homes.com | 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CMLS2018 will take golf registrants to the Reunion Resort’s par 72 Arnold Palmer Signature Course, which boasts dramatic elevation changes of up to 50 feet! Considered the very best course in central Florida, there isn’t a better place to network while enjoying generously wide fairways and strategically placed bunkers. Thank you to our sponsor, Homes.com.

Bus departs at 6:30 a.m. for Reunion Resort (from the ground level bus loop next to Kingston Hall at Loews Sapphire).

Location: Arnold Palmer Course at Reunion Resort
7593 Gathering Dr, Reunion, FL 34747
https://www.reunionresort.com/

Ticketed Event: Legal Seminar - Open to All | 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This is a TICKETED EVENT. You may register for the legal seminar independently here or please contact us at info@councilofmls.org to add a ticket to your existing registration.

The CMLS2018 Legal Seminar is specially designed for industry staff and their legal council. There is no better way to prepare for legal challenges ahead.

The morning session is open to everyone from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and includes breakfast and lunch. Then your organization can get even more out of the Legal Seminar by sending your legal council to a special afternoon session exclusive to attendees who represent an MLS or REALTOR association and possess a JD or license to practice law.

Join us for the morning session – all attendees are welcome.

Location: Grand Caribbean 11-12

Ticketed Event: Legal Seminar - Attorneys Only | 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This is a TICKETED EVENT. You may register for the legal seminar independently here or please contact us at info@councilofmls.org to add a ticket to your existing registration.

Your organization can get even more out of the Legal Seminar by sending your legal council to a special afternoon session exclusive to attendees who represent a MLS or REALTOR association and possess a JD or license to practice law.

The afternoon session is for MLS attorneys only. Attendees are responsible for filing and obtaining their own legal continuing education credit for attendance. CMLS will provide supporting documentation on request.

Location: Grand Caribbean 11-12

Section Council Meetings | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Whether you participate on a section council or have always been interested, stop by our in-person section council meetings to see what CMLSs grass roots engagement groups are all about. Council specific meeting schedule coming soon.

Location: St. Croix 1-3

Ticketed Event: Opening Night - sponsored by Corelogic | 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Our attendees will enjoy the best of all worlds with our Universal CityWalk® Block Party. Enjoy an eclectic mix of themes, cuisine & entertainment all in one night; all exclusively for CMLS2018 attendees. Venues include:

  • Bob Marley – a taste of the islands with a live reggae band.
  • Pat O’Brien’s – straight from New Orleans, Dueling Pianos to entertain.
  • CityWalk’s Rising Star – live band karaoke where you are the star!

Location: Universal CityWalk

Thursday, September 27, 2018

REGISTRATION | 7:30 A.M. TO 4 P.M.

Location: Grand Caribbean 4-5

EXHIBITOR HALL | 8:00 A.M. TO 7 P.M.

Location: Pre-Function North

7:15 a.m. | BREAKFAST

Location: Kingston Hall (Lower Level)

8:00 A.M. | Doors Open

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

GENERAL SESSIONS | 8:30 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

8:30 A.M. | Welcome: Going Above and Beyond

MFRMLS CEO Merri Jo Cowen and MFRMLS Chair Mike McGraw kick off CMLS2018.

Speakers: 

Merri Jo Cowen | CEO, My Florida Regional MLS

Mike McGraw | McGraw Real Estate Services

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

8:40 A.M. | THE SPACE BETWEEN YOU AND GREATNESS

CMLS CEO Denee Evans opens CMLS2018 with a call for the MLS industry and its leaders to rise to the moment.

Speaker: Denee Evans | CEO, CMLS

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

8:50 A.M. | LOOKING AHEAD, ABOVE AND BEYOND

Industry icon David Charron, long one of the most strategic leaders in the real estate business, looks around the corner to what lies ahead and what MLS leaders need to do now to prepare.

Speaker: David Charron | Chair, CMLS

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

9:05 A.M. | LEADING FROM ANY SEAT: STORIES FROM THE COCKPIT

Shannon Huffman Polson, a groundbreaking Army pilot, shares her unique perspective on leadership. With real-world stories and insights from in and out of the cockpit, she’ll offer tangible leadership lessons for thriving in a dynamic environment.

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

9:55 A.M. | PURPOSEFUL DIVERSITY: ENGAGING THE MARKETPLACE

Speaker: Sarah Staley | Senior Director, Corporate & Employee Communications realtor.com

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

10:05 A.M. | BREAK

Location: Pre-Function North

10:35 A.M. | PRIZE GIVEAWAY

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

10:40 A.M. | Heroes of Real Estate SPOTLIGHT

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

10:45 A.M. | DEVELOPING New Leaders

Moderator: Margy Grant | General Counsel and COO, Florida REALTORS

Panelists:

Merri Jo Cowen | CEO, My Florida Regional MLS

Nina Dosanjh | Director of Strategic Alliances and Technology, Vanguard Properties

Katie Johnson | General Counsel and Chief Member Experience Officer, NAR

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

11:15 A.M. | FAILING FORWARD: The (long) road to standards

Michael Wurzer, CEO of FBS, illuminates how success is often attained through a journey that includes failures, using his own journey to develop an MLS data API as an example.

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

11:30 A.M. | Meetings that don't suck

Tammy Adams breaks apart common meeting mistakes and offers practical advice for getting more out of your time with colleagues that you can bring home and implement immediately.

Speaker: Tammy Adams | President, Chaosity LLC

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

12:00 P.M. | LUNCH

Location: Kingston Hall (Lower Level)

1:05 P.M. | PRIZE GIVEAWAY

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

1:10 P.M. | Heroes of Real Estate SPOTLIGHT

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

1:15 P.M. | DIGITIZATION: WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN

Jack Miller lays out a vision for a future driven by data, and what MLSs need to do now to prepare for it.

Speaker: Jack Miller | President and CTO, T3 Sixty

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

2:00 P.M. | DISMANTLING THE BARRIERS TO HOMEOWNERSHIP

The MLS makes the market work; shouldn’t it also help break down the barriers to homeownership? Our panelists discuss recent reporting and how MLSs can leverage the data they house in their systems.

Moderator: Shelley Specchio | CEO, MIBOR

Panelists:

Rob Chrane | CEO, Down Payment Resource

Peter Rivera | Broker Owner, RE/MAX Palm Realty

Racquel Russell | Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Zillow Group

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

2:30 P.M. | SHINING A LIGHT ON SECURITY COMPLIANCE

Privacy law is evolving fast. Your obligations are not always clear, and different bodies of law overlap, and even conflict. Our panel will help you sort it out so you can keep compliant.

Moderator:

Dave Wetzel | COO and CTO, MLSListings

Panelists: 

Amy Gorce | Principal, Business Development, CoreLogic

Stephen Skinner | Chief Information Officer, First Team Real Estate

Jonathan Spinetto | COO and Co-Founder, Remine

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

3:00 P.M. | BREAK

Location: Pre-Function North

3:30 P.M. | PRIZE GIVEAWAY

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

3:40 P.M. | Heroes of Real Estate SPOTLIGHT

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

3:45 P.M. | BLOCKCHAIN: GAMECHANGER OR DISTRACTION?

Some say blockchain is the future. Some say it’s a flash in the pan that will never impact real estate in a meaningful way. We’ll unpack the buzz to help you get clarity.

Moderator: Rebecca Jensen | CEO, MRED

Panelists:

John DiMichele | CEO, Toronto Real Estate Board

John Kang | CEO, Reasi

Mark Lesswing | Blockchain Entreprenuer

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

4:15 P.M. | REINVENTION AT THE HEART OF SUCCESS

Cameron Paine explores the ways in which an innovative company took risks, created new tools and forged new processes in the effort to bring about change.

Speaker: Cameron Paine | Senior Vice President of Industry Relations, eXp Realty

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

4:30 P.M. | SNAPSHOT: 2018 CMLS MLS GOVERNANCE SURVEY

Marilyn Wilson and Chris Carrillo unveil key findings from the CMLS 2018 MLS governance survey, casting light on key issues and opportunities and making preliminary recommendations you can take back to your organization.

Speakers:

Chris Carrillo | CEO, Metro MLS and CMLS Chair Elect

Marilyn Wilson | Founding Partner, WAV Group

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

4:45 P.M. | EMBRACING SERVICE OVER SALES

Joe Rand explores the tension between the sales imperative and a service ethos in real estate, making the case that an MLS that views itself as a service organization is better prepared for the future.

Speaker: Joe Rand | Managing Partner, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

5:25 P.M. | CLOSING

Speakers: 

Chris Carrillo | 2019 CMLS Chair

Lauren Hansen | 2017 CMLS Chair

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

chair's reception COCKTAIL HOUR - Sponsored by FBS | 5:30pm to 7pm

Please join CMLS and continue the conversation as we celebrate our members, enjoy a signature cocktail, capture great memories in the photo booth and  raise your glass as we recognize CMLS 2018 Chair, David Charron.

Thank you to our sponsors: Reception – FBS, Photo Booth – homes.com, and Signature Cocktail – Homesnap.

Location: Pre-Function North

Friday, September 28, 2018

7:45 A.M. | volunteer LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST

This special event is for volunteer MLS leadership only. Please email conference@councilofmls.org to RSVP.

Location: Grand Caribbean 9-10

7:45 A.M. | BREAKFAST

Location: Kingston Hall (Lower Level)

EXHIBITOR HALL | 8 A.M. TO 2 P.M.

Location: Pre-Function North

REGISTRATION | 8 A.M. TO 12 P.M.

Location: Grand Caribbean 4-5

8:30 A.M. | Doors Open

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

GENERAL SESSIONS | 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M.

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

9:00 A.M. | WELCOME BACK

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

9:10 A.M. | BUILDING AND SUSTAINING A WINNING TEAM

Marke Freeman shares her recipe for creating a high-performance team.

Speaker: Marke Freeman | President, Max-OUT Foundation

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

9:45 A.M. | AFTER THE HONEYMOON: LIFE POST-MERGER

A timely discussion on the benefits and challenges involved in the different ways MLSs are working together.

Moderator: Brad Bjelke | CEO, Utahrealestate.com

Panelists:

Richard Haggerty | CEO, Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS

Jim Speer | Senior Vice President, MLSLI

James Yockel | CEO, Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

10:05 A.M. | HOW TO BE AN MLS ARCHITECT FOR TOMORROW

An MLS merger is a complicated proposition politically, but the financial and tax issues are equally complex, and often overlooked. Don Flynn casts light on the issues you need to be thinking about before you begin.

Speaker: Don Flynn | Principle, Flynn Consulting

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

10:30 A.M. | BREAK

Location: Pre-Function North

11:00 A.M. | PRIZE GIVEAWAY

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

11:05 A.M. | Heroes of Real Estate spotlight

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

11:15 A.M. | INDUSTRY UPDATE WITH Greg Robertson

Start the day with a laugh when Greg Robertson, publisher of VendorAlley.com, gives a “Weekend Update” style segment of industry news, gossip and lobby bar talk. This year is completely (un)censored.

Speaker: Greg Robertson | Co-Founder, W+R Studios

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

11:25 A.M. | ALL THE LEGAL NEWS YOU CAN USE

Mitch Skinner breaks down the most important issues discussed in the 2018 CMLS legal seminar in a quick and clear presentation.

Speaker: Mitch Skinner | Managing Member, Larson Skinner

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

11:55 A.M. | A GREENER MLS: WHAT'S NEXT NOW THAT GREEN DATA IS MAINSTREAM

Meg Garabrant explains what MLS Green Data best practices are, and why you should care about them.

Speaker: Meg Garabrant | Director of Marketing & Communications, NEREN MLS

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

12:05 P.M. | LUNCH

Location: Kingston Hall (Lower Level)

1:05 P.M. | PRIZE GIVEAWAY

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

1:10 P.M. | CMLX CELEBRATION

Come celebrate our 2018 CMLX graduates who have completed the certification program designed to identify skills, subject matter, and experience common to three levels of successful MLS management.

Speaker: Merri Jo Cowen | CEO, My Florida Regional MLS

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

1:20 P.M. | Loud and Proud: Communicating the Value of Your MLS

As the MLS industry becomes more competitive, marketing becomes much more important. Nicole Aguilar and Kim Prior explain how you can sharpen your value proposition and message as we enter this new era.

Speakers:

Nicole Aguilar | Director of Marketing & Communications, CRMLS

Kim Prior | Vice President of Marketing, FBS Data Systems

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

1:35 P.M. | new entrants and the marketplace

How are MLSs handling the changing wants and needs of new entrants to the real estate marketplace?

Moderator: Tyler Thompson | Partner, Second Century Ventures

Panelists:

Lauren Hansen | CEO, IRES MLS

Karen Kage | CEO, Realcomp

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

2:00 P.M. | DECOUPLING COMMISSIONS: MLS DOOMSDAY?

The DOJ and FTC are looking closely at the real estate industry again. What might this mean? Is it possible the commissions become decoupled? If so, is this catastrophic for the MLS as we know it?

Moderator: Chris Osborn | Member, Foster Pepper PLLC

Panelists:

Matt Beall | Broker, Hawaii Life Real Estate

Art Carter | CEO, CRMLS

Brian Schneider | Partner, Arent Fox LLP

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

2:35 P.M. | $2,500 Grand Prize Giveaway: Announcing CMLS2019

MFRMLS CEO Merri Jo Cowen passes the annual conference torch to Utahrealestate.com CEO Brad Bjelke, who is prepared to share a sneak peek into CMLS2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Don’t miss this huge giveaway with conference tickets to CMLS2019, airfare, accommodations, and more!  Must be present to win.

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

2:40 P.M. | Heroes of real estate spotlight

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7

3:00 P.M. | CLOSING

Location: Grand Caribbean Ballroom 6-7