2008 Realtors® Convention and Expo

The REALTOR® Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL, is right around the corner (Nov 7-10, 2008). Many of you have been asking about CRT sessions during the Conferece. This year CRT will be sponsoring 7 educational sessions in addition to the WiFi Hot Spot (located in the Rosen Centre Hotel) and the Bloggers’ Lounge (located in the Convention Center). CRT will also be at the Young Professionals Networking Event helping with video interviews and meeting with the young professionals.

The seven sessions are…


Internet Security (10:30 a.m.)
speakers: Mac McMillian, internet security expert from CynergisTek; Keith Garner, CRT.

Data to Syndicators (12:30 p.m.)
speakers: Bob Hale, CEO of the Houston Association of REALTORS®; Jorrit Van der Meulen, Zillow; Mark Wise, ThreeWide Corporation; Chris McKeever, CRT.

Bloggers’ Lounge Reception
Stop by the Bloggers’ Lounge on Friday night between 6-8 p.m. This is the perfect opportunity to meet other social media folk, network, and engage in pleasant conversation.


Digitally Expose Yourself (9:00 a.m.)
speaker: Evo Terra, one of the authors of Podcasting for Dummies.
Take a minute and give Evo some input on what you want to know/learn about new media during this session.

VoIP: Recognizing the Opportunities for Your Business(11:00 a.m.)
speaker: Bill Miller, Digium, Inc.

RETS: Impact of the Rule Change (1:30 p.m.)
speakers: Ryan Bonham, Transparent Technologies, Inc; John Holley, North TX Real Estate Information Systems; Andrew Tillman, CRT.


Using Social Media to Engage Clients (11:00 a.m.)
speakers: Dustin Luther, RE.net guru; Rudolph D. Bachraty III, Trulia; Jeff Turner, Real Estate Shows.

CRT’s own Ian Smith will be giving a digital video primer at the NAR booth theater on the expo floor. (3:30 p.m.)


Services You Can Use in Your Business (9:00 a.m.)
Speakers: Daniel Rothamel, Strong Team REALTORS®; Amy Chorew, Matthew Ferrara Seminars; Keith Garner, CRT.

Location and room names are currently pending. Once that information is finalized, updates will be posted here and at Realtor.org. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!