Presentations

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

8:50 A.M. | Looking Ahead, Above and Beyond

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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

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

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

3:40 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

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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

Friday, September 28, 2018

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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