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What's Happening at iOi Summit, the PropTech Event of the Year

This week the heat wave in California won't be the only thing people are talking about. People will also be buzzing about the content, speakers, innovations, and investment opportunities only available at NAR's annual PropTech event, the iOi Summit.

At iOi, our "i.O. eyes" are on the prize—we're powering up progress with proactive, future-focused industry innovation so we can empower innovators, investors, real estate professionals and REALTORS® to surpass their goals and greatest expectations.

Time's running out to register for the PropTech event of the year! Register now.

Here's What Attendees Are Talking About

Pitch Battle: The Ultimate Throwdown

The time has come for the final 12 Pitch Battle contestants to get on stage and rattle the battle. With four minutes to pitch and four minutes to answer questions from a panel of handpicked noteworthy judges from various real estate fields. From Thomas Ma, Tech Founder of Real Messenger, Ines Hegedus-Garcia, REALTOR® with Avanti Way and Liz Sturrock of the Miami REALTORS® Association, this is a judging circle that won't disappoint. Contestants, are you ready? It's time to get in the arena and crush it!

Former CEOs of Zillow and realtor.com®, on Stage Together

Hear firsthand from Spenser Rascoff (former CEO of Zillow) and Ryan O'Hara (former CEO of realtor.com® and Move, Inc.) as they join NAR CEO Bob Goldberg to share their vision of what the future holds for listing portals based on their respective experiences.!  

Fredrik Eklund Joins Esteemed Panel

With his trademark high kick, record-breaking sales and socks as colorful as his personality, Fredrik Eklund will address "Go-To Market Strategies" in PropTech alongside, Managing Partner and CEO of WAV Group, Victor Lund, CEO of Chime Technologies, Joe Chen, and Vice President of Rentals of realtor.com®, Ryan Coon on Thursday evening at iOi.

All-Women Panel to Discuss Affordable Housing

On Thursday afternoon, moderator, Laurie Berner, Associate Vice President of Programs of the National Fair Housing Alliance, will lead an all-women panel through a passionate conversation on how cross collaboration and technology can impact the nation's affordable housing crisis. This panel includes Jenna Louie, Director of Strategy Operations of Ivory Innovations, Michelle Boyd, Chief Strategy Officer of Terner Housing Innovation Labs, Ashley Stinton, Head of Marketing of Second Century Ventures/REACH.

Futurist Thomas Frey

As a past member of the Triple Nine Society (High IQ society, over 99.9 percentile) and starter of 17 businesses and helper of the formation of hundreds more, Thomas Frey is the Keynote Speaker you won't want to miss.

As Thomas prepares for the keynote he shares, "Humans are the only creatures we know who have the capacity to both think about and plan for the future. This can be very useful but our brains don't make it easy. And the key thing to understand is that if you change your vision of the future, you will also change the way you make decisions today."

iOi will not be recorded and it's not too late!

Make the decision to attend iOi today and learn from the Futurist himself, Thomas Frey.

Shout Out to iOi's Platinum Sponsor: REAL

REAL is the social app for real estate that puts agents back in control of their business. For the first time, agents can generate free leads without expensive online ads, labor-intensive emails or extraneous and ineffective cold calls. REAL helps agents build professional relationships online for free with interested prospects, keeping them connected and enabling the agents and their prospects to engage with one another at any time. They can do this all through REAL's social platform designed exclusively for real estate. REAL agents curate their feature images, content, and chat topics to reflect their expertise and knowledge. When future buyers and sellers browse REAL's online magazine, they view content curated by agents and follow those whose interests align with their own. Thank you, REAL!

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iOi 2023 will be held in Miami, FL, Tuesday, Aug. 29, & Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Sign-up to receive event updates & iOi news.

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