AE Institute Schedule

Review the schedule of events from the 2022 AEI.

Please note: All times are listed as Eastern Time.

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Friday, March 11

8:00 am – 5:00 pm: Certified Professional Standards Administration - ($135)

  • Location: Crystal Ballroom, First Floor
  • Speakers: 
    • Diane Disbrow, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES, SRS, Director, Shore Real Estate Academy, Tuckerton, NJ
    • Richard Haggerty, CEO, Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, NY
    • Diane Mosley, RCE, Director, Training and Policy Resources, Member Experience, NAR
  • Attend the Professional Standards Administrator training and learn how to handle the complexities of professional standards administration, such as processing appeals and conducting hearings. You'll also learn about enforcement procedures and other legal ramifications. If you attend the entire day and complete and pass the professional standards exam, you will receive a certificate of course completion.
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12:00 - 1:30 pm: Networking Boxed Lunch (optional)

  • Location: Salon, Second Floor
  • Description: If you arrive in Atlanta in time for lunch on Friday, join us for this Informal networking box lunch and start reconnecting with your peers. Sponsored by: NAR REALTOR® Safety

1:30 – 2:30 pm: New AE/First-Timers Orientation

  • Location: Room 301-305, Third Floor
  • Description: Join your fellow newbies and first-time AEI attendees as you learn about the AE Institute and how you can make the most of your time in Atlanta with your peers and with the curriculum that has been specially designed with you in mind.

2:00 – 3:30 pm: Leverage NAR Grants and Resources to Heighten Member and Community Outreach

  • Location: Galleria 5-7, Lower Level
  • Speakers:
    • Beth Brittingham, Director, Political Events, NAR; Helen Devlin, Vice President, Strategy and Advocacy Operations, NAR
    • Erin Murphy, Senior Strategist, Consumer Advocacy, NAR
    • Alexia Smokler, Senior Policy Representative, Fair Housing Policy
    • Christine Windle, Director, Community Outreach, NAR
  • Join these NAR staff experts as they share ideas for NAR grants and resources that can help you engage the support of members and the community. Learn about opportunities for initiating community outreach endeavors and fair housing programs, and how to engage local associations in your efforts. See how you can receive grant support to host a REALTOR® Party Conference and further the mission of the REALTOR® Party. This 60-minute presentation will be followed by 30-minute breakouts to help you write a compelling application and reach your advocacy goals.

2:00 – 5:00 pm: Commercial Resources for Associations

  • Location: Room 209, Second Floor
  • Speakers:
    • Robin Godwin, Executive Vice President, Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®
    • Tracy Johnson, President and CEO, Commercial Association of REALTORS®, WI
    • Shari Veldman, RCE, Executive Director, Commercial Alliance of REALTORS®, MI
    • Donna Wilson, CIPS, AHWD, Director of Global and Commercial Business, Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®
  • Commercial real estate is everywhere, so how do you engage commercial practitioners to see the value in their REALTOR® association membership? Come away with tools to implement commercial services, grow membership, and serve your entire cadre of members. Get firsthand guidance and advice from seasoned commercial association executives who are ready to take your questions.

3:00 – 4:00 pm: RCE ADF Workshop

  • Location: Room 210, Second Floor
  • Description: Ready to start your RCE journey? Take the first step and attend this workshop that will walk you through the application process. You’ve got this!

3:30 – 5:00 pm: Housing Affordability and More: Use Issues Mobilization to Achieve Your Public Policy Goals

  • Location: Galleria 5-7, Lower Level
  • Speakers:
    • Justin Allen, Senior Strategic Consultant, REAL Strategies, Bountiful, UT
    • Chris Galler, CEO, Minnesota REALTORS®
    • Joe Maheady, Issues Mobilization Program Manager, NAR
    • Sean Martin, CEO, Tacoma-Pierce County Association of REALTORS®, WA
    • Julienne Uhlich, Senior Strategic Consultant, REAL Strategies, Austin, TX
  • Join NAR and our vendor partner REAL Strategies in a discussion about using NAR’s Issues Mobilization Program for advocacy and ballot measures. Gain a strong understanding of how your colleagues have brought this program home to impact legislation and elections at the state and local level. This 60-minute presentation will be followed by 30-minute breakouts where you can share your upcoming plans and see how NAR’s Issues Mobilization Program can best support them.

4:00 – 5:00 pm: AE Mentor/Mentee Meet-Up

  • Location: Room 301-305, Third Floor
  • A special hour devoted to connecting AE mentors and mentees so the learning and sharing process can begin.

5:00 - 7:00 pm: Welcome Reception

  • Location: Salon & PreFunction, Second Floor
  • Description: Stop by for some refreshments and to get reacquainted with your peers from around the country, and meet the AE Institute Advisory Board. Sponsored by: M1 

7:00 - 9:00 pm: AE Young Professional Network (YPN) Meet Up

  • Location: Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery, 320 Peachtree Stree NE, Atlanta

Saturday, March 12 - AEI Apparel Day

7:00 – 8:00 am: Reigniting Your Spark! Navigating the Next Normal

  • Location: Galleria 5-7, Lower Level
  • Speaker:
    • Gail Lowney Alofsin, Author, University Professor, and Business Development Director, Newport, RI
  • Call it what you will – the “new normal” … “next normal” - the reality is we are navigating life following almost two years of “pause.” Feeling stuck? Set your compass on success as we focus on SPARRK! From “Showing Up” to “Kaizen” – explore six strategies to help you embrace change, amplify your outcomes, and be the best at what YOU do. Productively emerging from the “pause” starts with YOUR mindset! Enhanced productivity, renewed passion, extraordinary focus and legacy results. That’s YOU - SPARRK Leadership!

7:00 – 8:00 am: Group Walk

  • Location: Lobby, First Floor

8:00 - 9:00 am: Coffee Connection

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9:00 – 10:00 am: Opening Session

The Homer App
  • Location: Grand Ballroom, Second Floor
  • The Opening Session is the official kick-off to the 2022 AE Institute. Come and meet the AEI team and help us welcome keynote speaker Mark Schulman. Mark is a professional musician and first call drummer for major international recording artists including P!NK, Cher, Foreigner, and Billy Idol. Using music and real-world experience as his teaching tools, he’ll help you and your staff teams drum up new levels of peak performance. You’ll also hear from 2022 NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith. Sponsored by: The HOMER App

10:15 – 11:30 am: Legal Seminar for AEs

  • Location: Salon, Second Floor
  • Speakers:
    • NAR Legal Team
  • NAR’s Legal Affairs Team will address all AEI attendees on trending industry legal topics, including antitrust issues and compliance, the post-Facebook TCPA landscape, responding to ransomware attacks, and how and why to form a tax-exempt organization. It will also feature an industry litigation update from NAR’s General Counsel Katie Johnson.

11:45 am – 1:00 pm: NAR CEO Welcome Lunch

  • Location: Grand Ballroom, Second Floor
  • Description: Join NAR CEO Bob Goldberg as he welcomes you back to the first live AEI in three years. Bob and team will update you on some key NAR initiatives and share the future direction of the organization. Sponsored by: NAR Office of the CEO

1:00 – 4:00 pm: AIP One-on-One Session

  • Location: Room 207, Second Floor

1:15 – 2:00 pm: How to Weather AE Storms

  • Location: Salon West, Second Floor
  • Speakers:
    • Facilitator:
      • Katie Shotts, RCE, CEO, Memphis Area Association of REALTORS®, TN
    • Panelists:
      •  Wyndi Austin, RCE, CEO, Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS®, CA
      • Amanda Creel, RCE, CEO, Birmingham REALTORS®, AL
      • Dave Phillips, CEO, Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®, NC
  • Join this panel of time-tested AEs as they share their best practices for “those kind of days” that all AEs experience now and again. They will relay how they find strength and perseverance to handle difficult situations and conversations. They will discuss how to find support amongst their peers and strength within themselves to weather the “AE storms” and successfully come out on the other side.

1:15 – 2:00 pm: Great Performances: Stay in Tune with Your Staff

  • Location: Salon East, Second Floor
  • Speakers: 
    • Facilitator: 
      • Janet Kane, RCE, CAE, CEO, MetroTex Association of REALTORS®, TX
    • Panelists: 
      • Jessica Coates, RCE, CEO, Howard County Association of REALTORS®, MD
      • Rebecca Grossman, RCE, CAE, CEO, Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®, AZ
      • Travis Kessler, RCE, CAE, CEO, Texas REALTORS®
  • Building and leading a high-performing staff team requires CEOs to keep a finger on the pulse of employees. Learn how your peers navigate interpersonal conflicts and communication breakdowns to keep everyone pulling in the same direction. A panel featuring CEOs of various size associations will discuss how they keep staff motivated, hold them accountable, monitor morale, and implement hiring/firing best practices. This is not a nuts-and-bolts HR session; it’s all about “the people stuff.” 

1:15 - 2:00 pm: The Importance of MLS Data, Standards, Rules & Compliance

  • Location: Crystal Ballroom, First Floor
  • Speakers: 
    • Facilitator: 
      • Glenn Christoph, CEO, Inter-Mountain MLS, Boise, ID
    • Panelists: 
      • Leesa Baker, VP, Chief Care & Compliance Officer, REColorado MLS Denver, CO
      • Sam DeBord, CEO, Real Estate Standards Board (RESO), Raleigh, NC
      • Michael Wurzer, President and CEO, FBS, Fargo, ND
  • Listen and learn as these MLS experts break down the importance of clean, uniform data when importing listings to the MLS. This unique nomenclature is crucial when transporting information across the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) and Virtual Office Websites (VOWs). If you are an AE who works with this data and these systems, you won’t want to miss this session.

1:15 - 2:00 pm: Diversify Leadership within Your Association

  • Location: Galleria 5-7, Lower Level
  • Speakers:
    • Facilitator: 
      • Ryan Davis, Director, Engagement, Diversity, and Inclusion, NAR
    • Panelists: 
      • Tommy Choi, AHWD, Immediate Past NAR Vice President, Association Affairs, Past President, Chicago Association of REALTORS®, IL
      • Michelle Mills Clement, RCE, CAE, FASAE, CEO, Chicago Association of REALTORS®, IL
      • Karen Hatcher, AHWD, C2EX, CPM, President, Atlanta REALTORS® Association, GA
      • Chuck Kasky, RCE, AHWD, C2EX, e-PRO, CEO, Maryland REALTORS®
      • Monica Peña, RCE, AHWD, C2EX, CEO McAllen Association of REALTORS®, TX 
    • Contributions from a diversity of perspectives and lived experiences enhances your ability to make culturally responsive decisions. To this end, recruiting, developing, and retaining diversity within your leadership takes time and requires a plan. Learn successful strategies for engaging a diversity of members to get and stay involved.

2:15 - 3:00 pm: How to Weather AE Storms Workshop

  • Location: Salon West, Second Floor
  • Speakers: 
    • Wyndi Austin, RCE, CEO, Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS®, CA
    • Amanda Creel, RCE, CEO, Birmingham REALTORS®, AL
    • Dave Phillips, CEO, Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®, NC
    • Katie Shotts, RCE, CEO, Memphis Area Association of REALTORS®, TN
  • An extension of the “How to Weather AE Storms” class. This scenario-based roundtable session will help you put some practices into place to prepare you if and when your next storm takes place.

2:15 - 3:00 pm: Succession Planning Workshop

  • Location: Salon East, Second Floor
  • Speakers:
    • Janet Kane, RCE, CAE, CEO, MetroTex Association of REALTORS®, TX
    • Carole Kaptur, SHRM-SCP, Consultant, Strategic Association Management Services, NAR
    • Sandy Naragon, former CEO, Akron-Cleveland Association of REALTORS®, OH
  • Join this facilitated discussion on all things succession planning. Learn how to get your association “house” in order with studies, policy examples and best practices. Following the discussion, you’ll work in rounds to talk through scenarios focused on specific parts of the process. Finally, the panel will weigh in on some of the specific roundtable outcomes.

2:15 - 3:00 pm: Predictive Analytics Workshop

  • Location: Crystal Ballroom, First Floor
  • Speakers:
    • Facilitator:
      • Densay Sengsoulavong, C2EX, MRP, CEO, Southern Adirondack REALTORS®, NY
    • Panelists:
      • Kent Cravens, RCE, AE, Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS®
      • Julianne Heller, Data Scientist, NAR
      • Nancy Ray, Association Executive, Capital Regional Board of REALTORS®, NH
      • Valerie Rivers, Vice President, Training & Programs, RPR
  • This workshop will help you gain a better sense of what is possible through data collection, dissemination and application. You’ll see how to use predictive analytics that are scalable to your association, so that even small associations with limited resources and personnel can reach their target audiences.

2:15 - 3:00 pm: Sustainability Success for Associations Workshop

  • Location: Galleria 5-7, Lower Level
  • Speakers: 
    • Facilitator:
      • Amanda Stinton, Director, Leadership and Sustainability, NAR
    • Panelists: 
      • Tyrone Adams, RCE, CEO, Colorado Association of REALTORS®
      • Carrie Chang, CEO, Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®, MN
      • Josh McFall, RCE, CEO, Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS®, AL
      • John Sebree, RCE, CEO, California REALTORS®
  • Did you know NAR has a 4-Pillar Sustainability and Resiliency plan to help associations support their members? Members who are knowledgeable about sustainability in real estate can better support the growing number of buyers looking for cost-savings, durability, and vibrant communities. Learn about NAR’s plan and resources, then hear from state and local AEs on how they support their members in this important and rapidly changing field.

3:15 - 4:00 pm: Networking Roundtables

  • Location: Galleria 5-7, Lower Level
  • Description: Networking is one of the main reasons you are here! Don’t waste this opportunity! Learn from your peers as you discuss, process, and share strategies to manage the various scenarios you face in your daily AE life. #strongertogether

6:00 - 9:00 pm: Opening Act Reception

  • Location: Stats Brewery Room 300 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA
  • Join your friends and colleagues for food and beverages, and a chance to renew old friendships and create new ones. The Opening Act Reception is a great opportunity to connect with friends and start collaborating! Sponsored by: Supra
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Sunday, March 13 - RCE Apparel Day

7:00 – 8:00 am: Everyone is FRIED! Realign Priorities -- Redefine Importance

  • Location: Galleria 5-7, Lower Level
  • Speakers:
    • Gail Lowney Alofsin, Author, University Professor, and Business Development Director, Newport, RI
  • What matters? Living every heartbeat – to the fullest. “Being there” – truly present – in each moment. Life, a gift, is yours. These “back to basics” 7 tips offer a refresher course on appreciating and enjoying your work, your family, your friends, your passions and your gifts. Realign those priorities. Redefine what is important. And stop worrying about those unmade beds!

7:00 – 8:00 am: Group Walk

  • Location: Lobby, First Floor

8:00 – 9:00 am: Coffee Connection

The Homer App

9:00 - 9:45 am: AE Spotlight Recognition and Economic Update

  • Location: Grand Ballroom, Second Floor
  • Your peers have done some amazing things over the past few years so we’ll take some time to honor them appropriately. Then we’ll listen to NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun share his economic update, which will provide us with some insights on how to help guide our members on their future successes.

10:00 - 11:00 am: General Session with Dr. Bernice A. King

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  • Location: Grand Ballroom, Second Floor
  • The 2022 AE Institute Advisory Board is pleased to welcome Dr. Bernice A. King. Dr. King is the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King. She is a global thought leader, orator, peace advocate, and CEO of the King Center, which was founded by her mother. She lives a life of faith, principles and intention. Sponsored by: realtor.com

11:15 am - 12:00 pm: AIP Investment and Process Strategy

  • Location: Room 207, Second Floor

11:15 am - 12:00 pm: Big Picture Economic View

  • Location: Salon West, Second Floor
  • Speakers: 
    • Terry Clower, PhD, Director of the Center for Regional Analysis, Northern Virginia Chair and Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government, Arlington, VA
  • All real estate is local. Join Terry Clower for a look at how local universities can serve as invaluable resources for, and long-term partners with, REALTOR® associations. See how universities can provide key local demographic information, infrastructure assessment, local employment outlooks, and regional housing outlooks. They can even provide speakers for your events. Examples of highly successful, long-term university/association partnerships will be shared.

11:15 am - 12:00 pm: Code of Ethics: Preventive vs. Punitive

  • Location: Galleria 5-7, Lower Level
  • Speakers: 
    • Facilitator: 
      • Diane Mosley, RCE, Director, Training and Policy Resources, NAR
    • Panelists: 
      • Diane Disbrow, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES, SRS, Broker/Owner, BayShore Agency, Tuckerton, NJ
      • Lori Smith, Vice President, Professional Standards, Pacific West Association of REALTORS®, CA
      • Matt Troiani, Vice President of Professional Development & Chief Counsel, Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS®
    • Ethics don’t have to be a chore. Learn how to guide your members to use the Code of Ethics as the backbone of their business models, and as an effective way to protect themselves and their agents. Leave with fresh ideas for how to put a new spin on the hallmark of being a REALTOR®.

11:15 am - 12:00 pm: A Guide to Successful Hybrid Meetings

  • Location: Salon East, Second Floor
  • Speakers:
    • Marki Lemons-Ryhal, ABR, CRB, CRE, SRS, MBA, Real Estate Educator, Speaker and Best-Selling Author, Chicago, IL
  • Real estate is now a global business focused on a particular area, and 53% of workers say their companies have used new remote or hybrid collaborative technology to get deals done. Immerse REALTORS® in your next event by leveraging a hybrid environment that will make them feel like they are in the same room regardless of their location. Technology enhancements easily integrate remote and in-person participants in a singular environment. Let Marki help you navigate the technology so that you can help your members stay on top of their game in any environment.

11:15 am - 12:00 pm: Making Music with Your MLS

  • Location: Crystal Ballroom, First Floor
  • Speakers:
    • Facilitator: 
      • Shayne Fairley, Chief Operating Officer, My Florida Regional MLS
    • Panelists: 
      • Merri Jo Cowen, RCE, CEO, Stellar MLS, FL
      • Barbara Barnes, RCE, CEO, Lakeland REALTORS®, FL
      • Matt Consalvo, CEO, Arizona MLS
      • Roger Nelson, Jr., CEO, WeSERV.REALTOR, AZ
  • MLSs are the vehicle that make the real estate industry hum. Learn how making music with your MLS provides benefits for your association and your members. Hear from this group of veteran pros how they have overcome friction, learned valuable lessons, and built mutually beneficial partnerships with their MLSs that have evolved into wins for all parties.

12:15 - 1:15 pm: REALTOR® Party Networking Lunch

  • Location: Grand Ballroom, Second Floor
  • Mix it up and sit with some AEs you’ve never met before. Then take a listen to what the advocacy gurus behind the REALTOR® Party have to say about the political landscape and what your association can do to make a difference. Guest speaker Tim Burger, a full-time journalist who was stationed in the D.C. area for more than 20 years, will share his involvement in some of the biggest government stories to ever break. You won’t want to miss it. Sponsored by: REALTOR® Party

1:00 - 4:00 pm: AIP One-on-One Session

  • Location: Room 207, Second Floor

1:30 - 2:15 pm: Association Operations in a Post-Covid World

  • Location: Crystal Ballroom, First Floor
  • Speakers:
    • Bobbi Howe, CRS, REALTOR® and Speaker, Kansas City, MO
    • Maura Neill, ABR, CDPE, CRS, MA, REALTOR® and Speaker, Atlanta, GA
  • Has COVID changed association operations for good?  How are REALTOR® associations addressing staff morale, the Great Resignation, working from home, or hybrid options? Learn more about what the “new normal” looks like for associations and what it means for their employees and their operating procedures. Leave this session with examples you can implement as your association adjusts to the “new normal.”

1:30 - 2:15 pm: Core Standards on Your Terms

  • Location: Salon East, Second Floor
  • Speakers:
    • Facilitator:
      • JanMarie Ennenga, AE, Yuma Association of REALTORS®, AZ
    • Panelists:
      • Wyndi Austin, RCE, CEO, Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS®, CA
      • Mike Barth, RCE, Vice President, Local Association Services, Pennsylvania REALTORS®
      • Emily Horn, Vice President Membership and Local Association Services, California REALTORS®
      • Ana Becerra, GRI, CEO, Lewisville Association of REALTORS®, TX
  • Core Standards ensure all members receive necessary benefits from our REALTOR® associations across the country. It’s that simple. And it’s that simple for your association to meet its Core Standards requirements year after year, regardless of its size or resources. Listen as your peers break it down so you can check those boxes, from Advocacy to DEI, and easily certify without breaking a sweat.

1:30 - 2:15pm: Cyber Security: Protect Your Association from Digital Threats

  • Location: Galleria 5-7, Lower Level
  • Speaker:
    • Craig Grant, CEO, Cyber Security Institute, Stuart, FL
  • Your association collects information and uses tools that may open you and your members to the risk of viruses, malware, social engineering, identity theft, and more. All this can make you a prime target for hackers and fraudsters. Get a bird’s eye view of the many scams that target associations. Then learn how to assess your current security weaknesses and create a game plan that will prepare your association to navigate this perilous digital world.

1:30 - 2:15 pm: Reimagine the Member Experience

  • Location: Salon West, Second Floor
  • Speakers:
    • Justin Davidson, General Counsel and Director Government Affairs, Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®; Maranda DeSanto, RCE, CEO, Lake Superior Area Association of REALTORS®, MN
    • Carol Seal, RCE, CEO, Greater Chattanooga Association of REALTOR®, TN
    • David Stark, RCE, Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer, Bay East Association of REALTORS®, CA
  • When you use mindset over money, you can lead an effective organization even if you are a one-person shop. Start by reimagining practices and their effect on the member experience. How are you changing to interact with members and meet them where they are? When you put yourself in that “can do” mindset, you’ll be surprised at what you can accomplish. Hear from those who have walked this walk on how it can be done, and how you can do it too.

2:30 - 4:00 pm: National Center for Civil & Human Rights Program

  • Location: Grand Ballroom, Second Floor
  • Speakers:
    • Jenna Ortiz, Senior Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Consultant for The Justice Collective, Atlanta, GA
    • Tim’m West, DEI Consultant, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, GA
  • This session will provide a brief insight into the history of systemic racism in our country. Explore how systemic racism cemented biases within our society that have prevented leadership development and opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and low-income communities. This facilitated interactive discussion will include Q&A.

4:15 - 5:00 pm: Code of Ethics Workshop

  • Location: Salon West, Second Floor
  • Speaker:
    • Diane Disbrow, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES, SRS, Director, Shore Real Estate Academy, Tuckerton, NJ
  • Put your ethics knowledge to work and have some fun along the way! Play along (using Kahoot) in this interactive session with Diane Disbrow.

4:15 - 5:00 pm: Core Standards Workshop

  • Location: Salon East, Second Floor
  • Speakers:
    • Helen Devlin, Vice President, Strategy and Advocacy Operations, NAR
    • Dan Doepke, Director, Member Policy, NAR
    • Jeremy Green, Specialist, Member Policy, NAR
    • Christine Windle, Director, Community Outreach, NAR
  • Join this quartet as they walk you through the “nuts and bolts” of the Core Standards process – from finding, logging in and accessing the compliance tool, to how to work with your state to best achieve this requirement. Bring your laptop so you’ll know to access everything.

4:15 - 5:00 pm: Cyber Security Workshop

  • Location: Galleria 5-7, Lower Level
  • Speaker:
    • Chris DeRosa, RCE, Member Information and Ecommerce Product Leader, NAR
  • Cyber security is constantly evolving. Outsmarting the “bad actors” requires putting methods in place and paying attention to policies and systems. Increase your awareness of current cyber threats and their ramifications. Learn best practice policies to implement to prevent threats and protect your office. Attendees will leave with actions they can implement immediately.

Monday, March 14

7:00 - 8:00 am: The Power of Positivity! "Get To" vs. "Have To"

  • Location: Galleria 5-7, Lower Level
  • Speaker:
    •  Gail Lowney Alofsin, Author, University Professor, and Business Development Director, Newport, RI
  • Optimism, confidence and character propel you, personally and professionally, to become your personal best. Your positive and optimistic mind-set is a competitive advantage. Positivity enhances the spirit of an organization and creates a connection between the association, members, and leaders. We all face unexpected hurdles. How you productively tackle them impacts your future. Harness your positive energy and use it to achieve and assist. In the end, you work for you – YOU are your association. Start today with the Power of Positivity. What are you waiting for?

7:00 - 8:00 am: Group Walk

  • Location: Lobby, First Floor
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8:00 - 9:00 am: Coffee Connection

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9:00 - 10:00 am: General Session with Margie Warnell

  • Location: Grand Ballroom, Second Floor
  • Margie Warrell is a bestselling author, leadership advisor and global authority building courage for leadership and life. She’ll share how unleashing the diversity of talent within your organization is the most powerful lever to building edge and creating a stronger future. Her ability to get to the heart of what holds people back from embracing change, challenging old paradigms and forging new ground sets her apart. Sponsored by: Texas REALTORS®.

10:15 am - 12:00 pm: AEI Pitch Battle/Closing Session

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  • Location: Grand Ballroom, Second Floor
  • Innovation is something to be celebrated. Get psyched and join us for the first-ever AE Institute Pitch Battle as we celebrate your peers’ creativity. The AEI Pitch Battle will highlight the top three association product and service ideas geared toward association management and/or the industry. These applications were shared with AE leadership and met specific and rigorous criteria. Each one takes the stage to pitch their association’s idea, and you – the audience – have a chance to crown the winning association, who’ll receive $10,000 to further their innovative idea. You won’t want to miss this battle. Game on! Sponsored by: Savvy Card

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