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Agenda Archive - CMLS2021
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Conference Agenda

Monday – 09/20

Legal Forum

12:00 pm | Tower 1

Description

Attendees will explore the industry’s legal landscape in an interactive format and collaborate through knowledge sharing and thoughtful strategic discussion. This is a closed session.

CEO Forum

3:00 pm | Tower 4 & 5

Description

The CEO Forum is intended to foster open dialogue and relationships among MLS Executives and help shape the path forward. This is forum is invite only.

Compliance Forum

3:00 pm | Tower 7

Description

Learn, share, and network about all things related to Compliance. Bring questions and be ready to share your experiences.

Marketing Forum

3:00 pm | Tower 8

Description

Learn, share, and network about all things related to Marketing. Bring questions and be ready to share your experiences.

Operations Forum

3:00 pm | Tower 3

Description

Learn, share, and network about all things related to Operations. Bring questions and be ready to share your experiences.

Volunteer Leaders Forum

3:00 pm | Michelangelo

Description

Volunteer Leaders will have the opportunity to learn, share, and network. Bring questions and be ready to share your experiences.

Opening Night Reception

6:30 pm | Grand Patio and Terrace

Description

Enjoy reuniting with your friends and colleagues at our Opening Night Reception. This is a ticketed event.

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Tuesday – 09/21

Breakfast

7:30 am | Tower Ballroom

Description

Join us for breakfast.

Welcome to CMLS2021 and Prize Giveaway

9:00 am | Grand Ballroom

Description

Our hosts from Las Vegas REALTORS®, 2021 MLS Board Chair, Krystal Sherry and 2021 President, Aldo Martinez welcome you to Las Vegas and kick off CMLS2021. 

Speakers:

Krystal Sherry, Broker, Hudson Real Estate LLC 

Aldo Martinez, Broker Branch Manager, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Nevada Properties

Power of MLS

9:10 am | Grand Ballroom

Description

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Listen to the MLS State of the Union, and the vision for CMLS in 2021 and beyond.

Speaker:

Denee Evans, CEO, Council of Multiple Listing Services

Shift Yes: Transforming Teams and Personal Impact with “Yes And”

9:25 am | Grand Ballroom

Description

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This keynote will reshape the way participants show up, communicate, and drive culture within their teams and organizations. Through laughter, learning, and tangible takeaways participants will collectively experience the impact that a “Yes, And” culture has on the performance, mindsets, and engagement of teams. Attendees will come away with tangible, practical skills they can apply immediately to enhance their own strategic communication, emotional intelligence, and relationship building. This session will fundamentally transform the way attendees impact others at work, and approach culture in their organization.

Yes, And Manifesto

Culture Assessment

Speaker:

Galen Emanuele, Founder, Shift Yes

Getting to Yes – How (and Why) We Built This

10:20 am | Grand Ballroom

Description

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What does it feel like when you know you need to make a bold move? Leaders share their journeys through transformation – getting past fear, challenging their teams to come with solutions, and creating the future for the marketplace.

Moderator:

Matthew Ferrara, Philosopher, Speaker, and Photographer, #AlwaysInspiring

Panelists:

Merri Jo Cowen, CEO, Stellar MLS

John DiMichele, CEO, Toronto Regional Real Estate Board

Content is King – Rich Media and Consumer Search Today

10:45 am | Grand Ballroom

Description

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Consumer expectations have changed, and companies are building technology to meet the demands. How can MLSs innovate to harness the power of this rich content?

Moderator:

Chris Haran, CTO, MRED

Panelists:

Christian Sterner, Co-Founder, WellcomeMat

Nathan Brannan, VP of Product & Sales, Restb.ai

Joel Burslem, Product Marketing Manager, Zillow Group

Michael Wurzer, President, FBS

CMLX Graduation and Prize Giveaway

11:15 am | Grand Ballroom

Description

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Celebration of 2021 CMLX Graduates.

Speaker:

Merri Jo Cowen, CEO, Stellar MLS

CMLS Hall of Fame Award

11:30 am | Grand Ballroom

Description

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Introduction of 2021 Hall of Fame Recipient. The CMLS Hall of Fame recognizes the contribution of the inductee to CMLS as an organization and to the MLS Industry at or close to the culmination of the Inductee’s career. It is a means of acknowledging and thanking the Inductee for taking a leadership role and dedicating time, energy and intellect to improving the MLS industry.

 

Lunch

11:45 am | Tower Ballroom

Description

Lunch

RESO Update and Prize Giveaway

1:00 pm | Grand Ballroom

Description

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What’s new with RESO? Sam has got us covered.

Speaker:

Sam DeBord, CEO, Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO)

Data and Brokers – What Do They Need and Want?

1:10 pm | Grand Ballroom

Description

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Brokers share consumer needs and expectations, challenges working across multiple markets, and how MLS can help solve pain points to create better outcomes for everyone. 

Moderator:

Sam DeBord, CEO, RESO

Panelists:

Marilyn Wilson, Managing Partner, WAV Group

Johnny Mowad, Broker/Associate, Ebby Halliday REALTORS®

Rich Robledo, Broker|Founder, Acclaim Real Estate

Data and Vendors – Stuck In the Middle

1:40 pm | Grand Ballroom

Description

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Vendors discuss the efficient flow of data, emerging technologies, and best practices of working with Brokers and MLSs.

Moderator:

Matt Consalvo, CEO, Arizona Regional MLS

Panelists:

York Baur, CEO, MoxiWorks

Josh Lopour, Start-up Founder and Industry Consultant

Joseph Szurgyi, CEO, MLS Grid

MLS Leaders – What Is Possible?

2:00 pm | Grand Ballroom

Description

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MLS leaders provide reaction and insights into what is possible in assessing the needs of Brokers and Vendors.

Moderator:

Shelley Specchio, CEO, MIBOR

Panelists:

Brian Donnellan, CEO, Bright MLS

Colette Stevenson, CEO, Hilton Head Island MLS

Stephanie Hill, MLS Vice President/Commercial Director, Las Vegas REALTORS® MLS

MLS Policy – Who Is Responsible and Why?

2:25 pm | Grand Ballroom

Description

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What attitude should the MLS community have towards policy? How can we elicit feedback to solve data access issues now and in the future?

Moderator:

Amy Gorce, Managing Partner, PRESTA Team

Panelists:

Jeff Bosch, COO, MARIS

Brad Bjelke, CEO, UtahRealEstate.com

Stacey Loh, EVP/CEO, Greenwich Association of REALTORS® MLS

Outgoing Chair Message and Prize Giveaway

2:45 pm | Grand Ballroom

Description

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Dave Howe shares highlights from the past year, acknowledges outgoing board members, and celebrates successes from his time as Chair of CMLS. 

Speaker:

Dave Howe, CMLS 2021 Chair and VP of Client Success and Compliance, MetroList

Chair’s Reception

3:00 pm | Exhibit Hall and Grand Patio

Description

Join us to continue the conversation, celebrate our community, enjoy a cocktail, and raise a glass in recognition of the 2021 CMLS Chair, Dave Howe.

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Wednesday – 09/22

Breakfast

7:30 am | Tower Ballroom

Description

Join us for breakfast.

Welcome, Shuttleworth Award and Prize Giveaway

9:00 am | Grand Ballroom

Description

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Speaker:

Denee Evans, CEO, Council of Multiple Listing Services

Economic Update and Changing Dynamics

9:10 am | Grand Ballroom

Description

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Matthew Gardner is not like other economists. He has a way of humanizing data and economics. We’ll kick off the day learning about consumer expectations and behaviors, emerging homeownership models, low inventory and more!

Presentation Slides

Speaker:

Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Services

Anti-Trust and the Current Administration

9:55 am | Grand Ballroom

Description

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We’re all operating in a new paradigm. Anti-trust experts discuss the new administration and how it views competition, cooperation, and regulations.

Moderator:

Mitch Skinner, Attorney, Larson Skinner PLLC

Panelists:

Alicia Batts, Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Dylan Carson, Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Legal Update

10:30 am | Grand Ballroom

Description

Updates and legal considerations facing MLSs in our ever-evolving environment.

Speaker:

Mitch Skinner, Attorney, Larson Skinner PLLC

Chris Osborn

Claude Szyfer, Partner, Stroock

In a Perfect World

11:00 am | Grand Ballroom

Description

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How can we lead and create a future for MLSs before government intervention happens? Leaders discuss actionable steps we can take right now to foster competition, cooperation, and embrace new business models.

Moderator:

Betsy Hanson, General Counsel, Markt

Panelists:

Nicole Jensen, CEO, realMLS

Justin Haag, General Counsel, Northwest MLS

Dionna Hall, CEO, BeachesMLS

Art Carter, CEO, California Regional MLS

Incoming Chair Message and Prize Giveaway

11:30 am | Grand Ballroom

Description

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Matt Consalvo shares his vision for the upcoming year and introduces the new Board of CMLS.

Speaker:

Matt Consalvo, CMLS 2022 Chair and CEO, Arizona Regional MLS

Lunch

11:45 am | Open

Description

Details coming soon.

In the Know Award and Prize Giveaway

1:00 pm | Grand Ballroom

Description

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See how fellow CMLS members have been harnessing the power of the In the Know campaign and who will win the belt!

Speaker:

TBD

Industry Update with Greg Robertson

1:10 pm | Grand Ballroom

Description

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Come back from lunch with a laugh as Greg Robertson, publisher of Vendor Alley, shares his wit and wisdom of industry news, gossip and lobby bar talk. As always, he is completely uncensored.

Speaker:

Greg Robertson, General Manager, MLS, Lone Wolf

Empowering Consumers with Data and Insights

1:25 pm | Grand Ballroom

Description

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Consumers often have access to better tools than the practitioners that guide them. MLS leaders come together to share how they have demonstrated the power of MLS as the marketplace.

Moderator:

Rick Harris, Principal Broker, John L. Scott Ashland Oregon

Panelists:

Rene Galicia, EVP, Customer Advocacy, Bright MLS

Michelle Shelton, Designated Broker, Life Real Estate

Richard Gibbens, MLS Director, Southwest MLS

The Great Leveler

2:00 pm | Grand Ballroom

Description
Fair Housing impacts all of us. MLS leaders share personal stories, why we should care, and what we can do to create a more level playing field. We will also be sharing learnings from the hot-of-the-press CMLS Fair Housing Report!

Moderator:

Jim Yockel, CEO, Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS®

Panelists:

Monica Pena, CEO, Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS®

Wes Wiggins, Director, MLS and Industry Development, Zillow Group

John Holley, CEO, NTREIS, Inc.

Wall Street Comes to Main Street – This Time Is Different

2:35 pm | Grand Ballroom

Description

The flow of money and alternative financing is changing the game. What is the marketplace and how does Wall Street view the future of residential real estate?

Speaker: 

Denee Evans, CEO, Council of Multiple Listing Services

 

Closing Remarks and Grand Prize Giveaway

2:40 pm | Grand Ballroom

Description

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Stephanie Hill, legit Las Vegas royalty, closes out the conference with some tips of what to do beyond The Strip and welcomes everyone to share a toast to a successful event. Viva Las Vegas!

Speaker:

Stephanie Hill, MLS Vice President/Commercial Director, Las Vegas REALTORS® MLS

Closing Reception

3:00 pm | Grand Patio

Description

Las Vegas Realtors® would like to bid you farewell and thank you for visiting their city.