Sessions

Below is the preliminary program. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

MAIN CONFERENCE - DAY 1
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Conference Registration Hours


11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Hours


WORKSHOPS

8:30 am - 12:10 pm

Broker Summit

Challenging the Status Quo

Sponsored by:
Better Homes and Gardens Logo

What do brokers need to do to confront changes, such as the new business models, new consumers and new technologies? Join fellow brokers in this interactive workshop about challenging the status quo, and walk away inspired and ready to build a better business! See Agenda »

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Connect Tech

Innovation, Integration and Implementation

Sponsored by:
Onboard Information

Learn about the latest technologies and how to successfully apply them to your business. See Agenda »

8:30 am - 12:05 pm

Internet Marketing

Integrating digital into your marketing strategy

Learn how industry leaders are rethinking their marketing mix to succeed online. Explore recent trends and discover best practices to transform how you think about your own approach to Internet marketing. See Agenda »

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Paperless Agent

Succeeding in a Paperless World

Sponsored by:
DocuSign Logo

Learn how to adopt mobile applications and platforms so that you can save money, reduce space, boost productivity and, most importantly, make your clients happier. See Agenda »

LEARN@LUNCH

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Sneak Peek: The Mobile Consumer Explosion

Grab a quick lunch and then stop by this sponsored educational session for valuable training and tools to improve your business.

Max Pigman, VP, REALTOR.com® and Top Producer® Systems, @maxpigman

Sponsored by:
Realtor.com

GENERAL SESSION

1:45 pm – 2:10 pm

Welcome Address

The Post-PC World
What does the end of the desktop mean for media, computing and real estate?

Presented by:
Bradley Inman, Founder and Publisher, Inman News, Vook.com, @bradinman

2:10 pm – 2:35 pm

Working with Entrepreneurs: What is the Magic?

A conversation with Ron Conway, Silicon Valley's premier angel investor.

Ron Conway, Silicon Valley Angel Investor, @RonConway

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2:35 pm – 3:05 pm

New Kids on the Block

Meet some of the hottest new start-ups in the real estate business.

Hosted by Brad Inman, Founder and Publisher, Inman News, Vook.com, @bradinman and Chris Smith, Chief Evangelist, Inman News, @inmannext

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3:05 pm – 3:30 pm

New Opportunities in Social and Advertising

Social networks and advertising are converging: learn how to leverage the trend.

Hosted by Chris Smith, Chief Evangelist, Inman News, @inmannext and Katie Lance, Director of Social Media, Inman News @katielance
Gahlord Dewald, President/Janitor, ThoughtFaucet, @gahlord
Craig Donato, Co-founder and CEO, Oodle, @craigdonato
Pete Flint, Co-founder and CEO, Trulia, @peteflint

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3:30 pm – 3:50 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Facebook and the Local Ecosystem


Emily White, Senior Director, Local, Facebook

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3:50 pm – 4:15 pm

Going Local: Neighborhoods 2.0

We've all heard the term "hyperlocal," but what does it mean for the real estate industry? Learn about the future of neighborhood information.

Moderator: Chris Smith, Chief Evangelist, Inman News, @inmannext
Ann Baldinucci, Co-founder and CEO, Nabewise, @annbaldinucci
Josh Herst, CEO, Walk Score, @jherst
Lenny Rachitsky, Founder, Localmind, @lennysan

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4:15 pm – 4:35 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Leveraging the Mobile Opportunity

Learn about the mobile trends that impact your business and get tips on how to make mobile work for you.

Jason Spero, Head of Mobile Ads, Americas, Google, @speroman

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4:35 pm – 5:00 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Why Now is the Time to Lead, Not React

Prepare to be inspired as Brian explains why there's no time like the present to adapt your social media approach to transform your business and engage your customers.

Brian Solis, Principal, Altimeter Group and Author, Engaged!, @briansolis

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5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Cocktails@Connect


Sponsored by:
Bank of America Home Loans


Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Thursday, July 28, 2011

MAIN CONFERENCE - DAY 2
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Conference Registration Hours


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Hours


GENERAL SESSION

8:30 am – 8:45 am

Opening Remarks

 

8:45 am – 9:10 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Using Social Media to Build a Big Brand

One of the hippest brands in the country, Virgin America has embraced social media as a channel for communicating with customers. Hear how the airliner turns to social media to connect with fans and improve guest retention.

Porter Gale, VP of Marketing, Virgin America, @portergale

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9:10 am – 9:25 am

CONNECT DOWNLOAD: What Great Service Looks Like


Krisstina Wise, Principal Broker, The GoodLife Team, @krisstinawise

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9:25 am – 9:55 am

Rethinking the Brokerage: New Models and Opportunities

Meet trailblazers who are changing how they work, and how we think about the real estate business.

Moderator: Chris Smith, Chief Evangelist, Inman News, @inmannext
Matt Beall, Principal Broker, Hawaii Life Real Estate Services, LLC, @mattbeall
Carmelo Oliveri, Broker/Owner, Property Hub Realtors, @propertyhubreal
Glenn Sanford, Founder and CEO, Exp Realty, LLC, @ceoglenn
John Skrabec, Broker/Owner, Live Urban Real Estate, @JohnSkrabec

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9:55 am – 10:15 am

The CEO of Tomorrow: How the Rules of Leadership are Changing


Moderator: Sherry Chris, President and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC @sherrychris
Brian Clark, Founder of Copyblogger and CEO of Copyblogger Media, @copyblogger
Stephen Jagger, Co-founder of OutsourcingThingsDone.com and CEO, Ubertor.com, @sjagger
Walter Schild, Founder and CEO, Genex, @walterschild

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10:15 am – 10:30 am

Break

 

10:30 am – 10:50 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Manage Your Online Reputation, or Face the Consequences


Pete Kazanjy, Co-founder and CEO, Honestly.com, @Kazanjy

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10:50 am – 11:10 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Measure What Matters: How to Change The Conversation


Ryan Holmes, CEO, HootSuite, @invoker

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11:10 am – 11:30 am

Inside Airbnb

A conversation with Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia.

Joe Gebbia, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Airbnb, @jgebbia

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11:30 am – 11:45 am

CONNECT DOWNLOAD: Generation Rent and the $11 Billion Commission Shift


David Vivero, Founder and CEO, RentJuice, @davidvivero

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11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Innovator Awards announced

 

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LEARN@LUNCH

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Protecting Your Online Reputation

Grab a quick lunch and then stop by this sponsored educational session for valuable training and tools to improve your business.

Stephen Pacinelli, National Director, Top Producer® Systems and Co-founder of Tech Savvy Agent, @stevepacinelli

Sponsored by:
Realtor.com

LEARN@LUNCH

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

AOL Gets Serious – Leveraging the Fastest-Growing Real Estate Site

AOL was named by Hitwise as the nation’s fastest-growing real estate site. Learn about the big changes they have made recently, and find out the best ways to take advantage of the growing advertising opportunity on AOL Real Estate.

Celeste Starchild, VP, Sales and Marketing, ListHub, @listhub

Sponsored by:
Realtor.com

INNOVATION TRACKS: THURSDAY

INNOVATION TRACK 1: Business Solutions

2:00 pm – 2:10 pm

Opening Remarks


Gahlord Dewald, President/Janitor, ThoughtFaucet, @gahlord

2:10 pm – 2:45 pm

The CRM Merry-Go-Round

Big or small, businesses continue to struggle to understand the utility of their customer relationship management (CRM) tools. Find out how technology can help you make better, more meaningful and valuable relationships with your customers.

Austin Allison, Founder and CEO, DotLoop, @GAustinAllison
Ethan Bloch, Co-founder and CEO, Flowtown, @EBloch
Alex Lange, CTO, Market Leader, @Alexander_Lange
Harper Thorpe, VP, Residential Real Estate Solutions, CoreLogic, @harperthorpe

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2:50 pm – 3:15 pm

Web Analytics – Beyond Google Analytics

While Google Analytics seems to have a dominant presence in Web visitor measurement, new tools continue to be developed every day.

Neil Patel, Co-founder, KISSmetrics.com

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3:20 pm – 3:55 pm

Test, Iterate, Improve

Wondering how to improve your bottom line without breaking the bank? Wish you could iterate more quickly and effectively to make your business leaner and smarter? Learn to replace guesswork with data about what really works by using A/B testing.

Galen Ward, Founder and CEO, Estately, @galenward

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4:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Turning Insights into Action

Get guidance on developing a strategic approach to data mining and analytics so you can make better decisions, more quickly and efficiently.

Avi Gupta, VP, Research and Marketing, SmartZip Analytics Inc., @avigupta

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4:25 pm – 5:00 pm

Mastering Big Challenges When You're a Small Company

Learn to embrace the advantages of being a small business to do more, faster.

Jonathan Kauffmann, Principal Broker and Strategy Director, Nest Realty, @JonathanK
Jodi Tussing, Director of Career Development, CENTURY 21 AllPoints Realty, @joditussing

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INNOVATION TRACK 2: The MLS

Sponsored by:
LPS Real Estate Group logo

2:00 pm – 2:10 pm

Opening Remarks


Moderated by: Brian Boero, Partner, 1000Watt Consulting, @1000wattbrian

2:10 pm – 2:45 pm

The New MLS Org Chart: Structuring and Staffing for the MLS of Tomorrow

Learn how to build a leaner, smarter organization that will take you in to the next 50 years.

Brian Boero, Partner, 1000Watt Consulting, @1000wattbrian
Marilyn Wilson, Partner, WAV Group, @marilynwilson

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2:50 pm – 3:15 pm

Managing Your Distribution Channel and Vendor Relationships Profitably and Responsibly

The MLS is a powerful channel for reaching brokers and agents – and everybody wants in. Get valuable insights from insiders who have seen the good, the bad and the ugly.

Curt Beardsley, VP of Business Development, Move Inc., @REALTORdotcom
Greg Robertson, Co-founder, W&R Studios, @gregrobertson

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3:20 pm – 3:55 pm

Updating Your Product Strategy

For many MLS's, product strategy has historically consisted of a system vendor RFP every three years. That's no longer good enough. Learn how leading MLS's are thinking ahead to deliver value-added products.

John Heithaus, Chief Marketing Officer, MRIS, @MRIS_CMO
Taqi Rizvi, Chief Technology Officer, Houston Association of REALTORS®, @taqirizvi

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4:00 pm – 4:20 pm

MLS Innovations

 

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4:25 pm – 5:00 pm

The Common-Sense Guide to Syndication

Learn how to clear up some of the confusion around syndication by communicating the opportunities and risks to your members.

Bob Bemis, CEO, ARMLS, @bobbemis
Luke Glass, General Manager, ListHub, @ListHub
Saul Klein, SVP, Point2, @saulklein

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INNOVATION TRACK 3: New Opportunities

2:00 pm – 2:10 pm

Opening Remarks


James Dwiggins, Chief Strategy Officer, Realty World Northern California & Nevada

2:10 pm – 2:45 pm

Online Agent Reviews and Ratings

Will they help or hurt your business?

Sara Bonert, Director of Broker Services, Zillow.com, @sbonert
Luther Lowe, Director of Business Outreach, Yelp, @lutherlowe
Larry Romito, CEO, Quality Service Certification

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2:50 pm – 3:15 pm

Daily Deals Are THE New Opportunity


Lauren Bernstein, Co-founder and President, DailyTicket.com, @healthyurbanite
Tigue Bonneval, Co-founder, HouseTipper.com, @HouseTipper

3:20 pm – 3:55 pm

Facebook Referrals...What Works?

Discover new ways to leverage your social network to get referral business.

Moderator: Bernice Ross, CEO, RealEstateCoach.com, @BRoss
Janet Choynowski, CEO, Real-Buzz Media, @Janet_Immobel
Jay Gierak, Co-founder, Stik.com
Rick Marini, Founder and CEO, BranchOut, @rmarini

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4:00 pm – 4:20 pm

I ♥ VideoBlogging & So Should You!

Video may have killed the radio star, but it can make you a real estate star! Cement your online presence with Herman's video do's & dont's. Convert people from viewers to clients with cost effective and fast videos.

Herman Chan, Real Estate Personality and Broker Associate, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Mason-McDuffie, @hermanity

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4:25 pm – 5:00 pm

Preparing For the Next Generation

In 2010, 69 percent of all homebuyers were under 44 years of age. Hear how three young brokers built their companies to attract this growing demographic!

Tiffany Combs, Owner, Climb Real Estate Group, @climbSF
Imran Poladi, CEO/Team Leader, Keller Williams Realty, @imranpoladi
Keith Robinson, EVP, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate

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INNOVATION TRACK 4: Technology and Media

2:00 pm – 2:10 pm

Opening Remarks


Matthew Shadbolt, Director of Interactive Product and Marketing, The Corcoran Group, @Corcoran_Group

2:10 pm – 2:45 pm

Using Mobile Technology to Increase Customer Loyalty

Investing in mobile can not only help you generate new leads, it can also boost customer loyalty. Learn how to make your customers happy and keep them coming back to your mobile app for more.

Ryan Charles, Mobile Guru and CEO, Consmr, @ryenyc
Beverly Thorne, Chief Marketing Officer, Century 21 Real Estate LLC

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2:50 pm – 3:15 pm

Augmented Reality in Action

Technology is bringing us three-dimensional living. Find out why it is great for real estate.

Taylor McDonald, Co-founder and President of Second|Site LLC
Tish Shute, Co-founder of Notifide and Augmented Reality Event, @tishshute

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3:20 pm – 3:55 pm

Blending Social, Local and Mobile

There are more ways than ever to answer the question, "What's near me?" Hear how new tools and technologies are changing the way people discover nearby places and products, and how you can get in on the action!

Matt Dollinger, VP of Strategic Development, @properties, @mattdollinger
Matt Lerner, CTO, Walk Score, @mrlerner

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4:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Living in a World Where the News Finds You

News breaks online in real-time, all the time. In a world where the fire hose is always on, how do you make sense of the deluge of information?

Moderator: Matthew Shadbolt, Director of Interactive Product and Marketing, The Corcoran Group, @Corcoran_Group
Declan McCullagh, Chief Political Correspondent, CNET, @declanm

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4:25 pm – 5:00 pm

The Importance of Creating Incredible Content

All content is not created equal. What types of content spark the most interesting conversations?

Alexis Juneja, Co-founder, Curbed.com, @lexjuneja
Derek Overbey, Senior Director of Community Development, Roost, @doverbey

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Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Friday, July 29, 2011

MAIN CONFERENCE – Day 3

GENERAL SESSION

9:00 am – 9:05 am

Welcome

 

9:45 am – 10:15 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Web 2.0, Social Media, and Other Buzzwords


David Pogue, Personal Technology Columnist, The New York Times and Emmy Award-Winning Tech Correspondent, CBS News, @pogue

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10:15 am – 10:30 am

CONNECT DOWNLOAD: Five Things You Must Do to Thrive in the Future


Ian Morris, CEO, Market Leader, @Market_Leader

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10:30 am – 11:10 am

The Economic Outlook: Where's the Market Heading?


Moderator: Jonathan Miller, CEO, Miller Samuel, Inc., @jonathanmiller
Doug Duncan, VP and Chief Economist, Fannie Mae
Kenneth Rosen, Chariman, Rosen Consulting Group and Chair, Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley
Gary Zimmerman, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

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11:10 am – 11:45 am

Connect Think Tank

Join us for this round-up of the top topics and trends at this year's conference.

Chris Smith, Chief Evangelist, Inman News, @inmannext
Brian Boero, Partner, 1000Watt Consulting, @1000wattbrian
Mark Lesswing, SVP and CTO, National Association of REALTORS®, @trainmal

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11:45 am – 12:00 pm

What's Next?

Get a look at what you can expect next in the world of technology and real estate.

Katie Lance, Director of Social Media, Inman News, @katielance
Chris Smith, Chief Evangelist, Inman News, @inmannext

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12:00 pm

Program Ends

 

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