Special Events at-a-Glance

AE Institute Welcome Lounge

Friday, March 29, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Stop by for some refreshments and information about Austin and meet the AE Institute Advisory Board.
Sponsored by: Texas Association of REALTORS® and the Austin Board of REALTORS®, TX

AE Young Professional Network (YPN) Meet Up

Friday, March 29, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Attend this session and be a part of the AEC’s Young Professional Network. Network with other YPNers and share how you can make a difference in your association and the industry.

RCE Apparel Day

Saturday, March 30
Show your RCE pride by donning a piece of RCE wear for the day.

Opening Session

Saturday, March 30, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
The Opening Session is the official kick-off to the 2019 AE Institute. Come and meet the AEI team, and learn a little more about what went into making the 2019 AE Institute. You’ll also hear from 2019 NAR President John Smaby, who’ll offer some special remarks.

REALTOR® Party Luncheon

Saturday, March 30, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
As you know, if real estate is your business, then so is politics. Come hear what’s going on in the political arena and be entertained in the process.
Sponsored by: REALTOR® Party

State Chief Staff Meeting

Saturday, March 30, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
An opportunity for state association chief staff executives to discuss issues and share insights. Attendance is limited to state chief staff only.

Keynote Address Featuring Kat Cole

Saturday, March 30, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Join us as we welcome keynote speaker Kat Cole, COO and President, North America, Focus Brands, Inc., a leading developer of iconic food service brands around the globe (think Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Jamba Juice). Kat provides insight and perspective on what it takes to create and lead successful teams, drive innovation and growth, lead with the heart, and sustain excellence.

Icebreaker Reception

Saturday, March 30, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join your friends and colleagues for this special Institute welcome reception at Austin’s very own Austin City Limits. Come and renew old friendships and create new ones in a unique environment that will entertain and show everyone a glimpse into Austin’s passion -- music!
Sponsored by: SUPRA, Texas Association of REALTORS®, and contributing local associations in Texas

RCE Overview and ADF Workshop

Sunday, March 31, 8:00a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Need help filling out the RCE Applicant Data Form (ADF)? Come to this nuts and bolts workshop and walk through the ADF. Learn about the RCE designation process, including how to maximize your ADF points.

The Member Experience Rocks Featuring Bob and His Band

Sunday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Join NAR CEO Bob Goldberg, for an update on NAR issues. Ask the questions you need answers to in this open forum with your peers and national counterpart.
Sponsored by: NAR Office of the CEO

Grab-and-Go Lunch

Sunday, March 31, 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Grab a sandwich and a drink and head to a networking roundtable, offer some time to our charity project, catch up with friends, or explore the city. Take some time to do what you need to get the most out of this Institute.

Networking Roundtables

Sunday, March 31, 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Take some time to share tried and true solutions. These roundtables will help you connect with your peers where you’ll learn about different experiences and perspectives in the REALTOR® association management world and the real estate industry.

AE Institute Charity Project

Sunday, March 31, 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The AEI Advisory Board is excited to be working with a local organization, Caritas of Austin, whose mission is to prevent and end homelessness for people in Greater Austin. Through a variety of programs including food services, educational sessions, job placement, veteran assistance and more, Caritas of Austin strives to “make homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring in Central Texas.”

A Broker's Perspective

Monday, April 1, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Industry legend, Stefan Swanepoel, moderates a panel to dig deep into the minds of brokers to learn how they feel about REALTOR® associations. Stefan will ask the tough questions to uncover what our members really think in this hard-hitting approach to finding our value.

Lunch and Legal Update

Monday, April 1, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Katie Johnson, General Counsel and Chief Member Experience Officer, NAR Join NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson for an update on the legal issues impacting REALTOR® associations across the country. There will also be time for Q&A.

Economic Update

Monday, April 1, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, NAR Join NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun for a look into real estate’s economic future. There will also be time for Q&A.