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iOi Summit, the 2022 PropTech Event to Attend

Conference season is in full swing. As you decide which ones you’ll attend, NAR’s Innovation, Opportunity, and Investment (iOi) Summit is one you will not want to miss. iOi has become the preeminent technology and investor event centralizing how PropTech is driving transformation.

At iOi, we talk, collaborate, and test innovations that tackle the ever-changing consumer attitude, movement, and transaction. From Blockchain and NFTs to the Smart City revolution, at iOi, we’ve got you covered with cutting-edge solutions that future-proof your business. You will network with approximately 600 individuals from various backgrounds ranging between real estate innovators, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, brokers, title officers, mortgage lenders, and many more. 

This Year Will Be Even Better

Based on 2021 attendee survey results, the iOi planning team went to work on curating content and recruiting top-notch speakers. This year’s schedule is a “best of the best” scenario—our goal is to deliver superlative content from the most brilliant and brightest minds in real estate tech.

“People make decisions today based on their interpretation of what the future holds!” – Futurist Thomas Frey

On Thursday, Sept. 29, Google’s “Top-Rated Futurist Speaker” and the “Architect of the Future,” Thomas Frey will deliver iOi’s keynote address. You will not want to miss as he outlines his view of the future ahead. 

In another can’t-miss session, you will hear from former CEOs of realtor.com® and Zillow as they discuss the future of portals.

The Must-See Event at iOi: Pitch Battle

The 2022 Pitch Battle, presented by Second Century Ventures, is an annual crowd favorite affair. With only four minutes to pitch and four minutes for a live Q&A, this is an epic event featuring the most ingenious real estate innovations. With the opportunity to win a $15,000 grand prize, a live demonstration at the NAR NXT, NAR Booth, and two featured articles in RISMedia and REALTOR® Magazine—this is the game-changing business boost, battlers want to win. As an iOi attendee, you join in the excitement and place your vote on the tech you think is best to be named the Pitch Battle Crowd Favorite. Get pumped—competing Pitch Battles contestants will be announced this month! 

Create Opportunities and Share Your PropTech Innovation

If you are a tech startup, you can network and discuss your innovations with some of the most tech-savvy practitioners, including confirmed attendance from the top 75 brokerages and decision-makers in the nation. 

Additionally, we have invited investors from across the country that focus on PropTech and Fintech. New for 2022, the Pitchbook offers listings and fact sheet about Pitch Battle contestants as well as other additional businesses. Prior to the summit, investors and real estate professionals will receive the Pitchbook so you may arrange meetings; express your interest to participate in the 2022 Pitch Book upon registration.

Only 8 Weeks Left to Register!

We are closing in on event capacity—register today before it’s too late—this will be the best iOi Summit yet! 


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