2019 Agenda

Innovation Worth Exploring

Tuesday, August 20

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2:00 - 5:00 pm: Tech Vendor Check-in/Move-In

3:00 - 7:00 pm: Registration Open, Hyatt Regency, 7th Floor

5:00 - 7:00 pm: Welcome Reception

The FareStart Restaurant, a 5 minute walk from the Hyatt Regency.
700 Virginia St.
Seattle, WA 98101

FareStart is a James Beard Award-winning nonprofit organization that empowers adults and young people experiencing poverty and homelessness through job training and employment in the foodservice industry. FareStart teaches life skills and provides hands on training to students through its social enterprise cafes, restaurants and catering operations and provides over 900,000 meals to the Greater Seattle community each year. Since 1992, FareStart has offered life-changing human services to more than 10,000 adults and youth, while serving over 10.7 million meals to Seattle area schools, homeless shelters and healthcare facilities. FareStart works to end poverty, homelessness and joblessness in communities across North America through its consulting and membership services.

Wednesday, August 21

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7:00 am - 6:00 pm: Registration Open, Hyatt Regency, 7th Floor

8:00 am - 6:00 pm: Tech Hub Open

9:00 - 9:15 am: Welcome & Opening Session

Regency Ballroom B

  • Speaker: Bob Goldberg, CEO, NAR

9:15 - 10:00 am: Discussion Innovation: Trends & Predictions

Real Estate leaders will discuss how innovation will continue to play a role in the industry.

Regency Ballroom B

  • Moderator: Bob Goldberg, NAR
    • Panelists: Brad Inman, Inman
    • Stefan Swanepoel, T3 Sixty
    • Marilyn Wilson, WAV Group

10:00 - 10:30 am: Cultivating Continual Innovation in a Hyper-Growth Environment

Fireside Chat: NAR VP of Innovation, Glenn Shimkus, and DocuSign SVP of Strategy and Product Marketing, Steve Krause, sit down to discuss how to develop a product strategy that can adapt and evolve for sustained innovation.

Regency Ballroom B

  • Steve Krause SVP Strategy & Product Marketing, DocuSign 
  • Glenn Shimkus, Vice President

10:30- 11:00 am: Innovating in an Experience Economy

Discover how visionaries of some the verticals most iconic brands and technologies design and deliver breakthrough customer, employee, product, and brand experience. Hear how they have turned their customers into fanatics.  Their employees into ambassadors.  Their products into obsessions.  And their brands into movements.

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Regency Ballroom B

  • Presented by PlanOmatic
  • Moderator: Tyler Thompson, Second Century Ventures
  • Panelists:
    • Kori Covrigaru, PlanOmatic
    • Morgan Carey, REW
    • Molly McKinley, Founder/CEO, Intentionaliteas

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Keynote: Change your mind, change your world

In this keynote, Chris uses captivating stories, videos and practical lessons to help your attendees live an inspired, productive, and connected life. Bash's talks on connecting with and accepting others, help to power performance and are perfect for service-oriented audiences, top performers and where a multi-cultural or global perspective is important.

The key takeaways:

  • Connect with others by recognizing their humanity at the level of the heart, not the level of the head.
  • Be truly present by stepping away from your smartphone, and stepping into your life. Inspire others not by your words or actions, but who you are.

Regency Ballroom B

  • Speaker: Chris Bashinelli

12:00 - 12:30 pm: Innovation and the Nation’s Housing Supply—Remarks from Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA)

Congresswoman DelBene will discuss how Congress can spur innovation to impact housing supply.

  • Speaker: Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA)

12:30 - 1:30 pm: Hosted Lunch

Regency Ballroom A

1:30 - 1:50 pm: The Emerging Homebuyer - Google

We have heard the predictions for years but Millennials are now the largest group of homebuyers.  What are the actual consumer trends and expectations that go along with working with them?  The content is not solely focused on Millennials, however, as many of the trends and expectations that started with that group have since moved "upstream" and been adopted by older groups, as well.

Regency Ballroom B

  • Speaker: Dan Siegler, Head of Industry - Real Estate & Automotive, Google

1:50 - 2:15 pm: The Future of Home and Work

Companies like Airbnb and WeWorks have been around for about a decade. But expectations continue to evolve. This panel will discuss Co-Working, Co-Living and how Spaces are Changing.

Regency Ballroom B

  • Moderator: Lynette Keyowski
  • Panelists: 
    • Sheila Matuscak, Co-Founder & CEO, Coeo
    • Colleen Werner, Founder & CEO, Lulafit
    • Jorge Aguilar, Founder & CEO, Trove

2:15 - 2:45 pm: Predicting What Every Home Owner Will Do Next (Starting with Listing Their Home)

As Big Data and Artificial Intelligence advances quickly into predicting future behavior, every decision a home owner is going to make will be predicted by leveraging consumer data, neighborhood data, and historical behavior online.

  • Speaker: Rich Swier

2:45 - 3:00 pm: Break

Regency Foyer

3:00 - 5:15 pm: iOi Pitch Battle

Regency Ballroom B

  • Emcees
    • Chris Smith, Curaytor
    • Dave Garland, Second Century Ventures
  • Judges 
    • Alex Lange - CEO, Upstream
    • Marilyn Wilson - Founder, WAVGroup
    • Morgan Carey - CEO / Founder, Real Estate Webmasters
    • Chelsea Goyer - Former Vice President of Partner Programs & MLS Relations at Redfin
    • Dino Vendetti - Managing Director, Seven Peaks Ventures
  • iOi Pitch Battle Finalists: 
    • Cher
    • Coeo
    • CRE Simple
    • Curbio
    • Digs
    • Earnnest
    • Go Figure
    • Homebot
    • Likely.AI
    • LulaFit
    • Propy
    • RateMyAgent
    • reConsortia
    • Staging & Design Network

5:15 - 5:30 pm: Wrap up and Recap Day One

Regency Ballroom B

Speaker: Brian Copeland, 2019 Vice President of Association Affairs, NAR

Thursday, August 22

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8:00 am - 12:00 pm: Registration Open, Hyatt Regency, 7th Floor

8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Tech Hub Open

8:30 - 8:45 am: Day 2 Kickoff

Regency Ballroom B

  • Speaker: John Smaby, 2019 President, NAR

8:45 - 9:00 am: Automated Advertising as a Service

You are a platform, brokerage!

Regency Ballroom B

  • Speaker: Jay Hall, Chief Revenue Officer, Adwerx

9:00 - 9:15 am: Exactly What To Say

Chris Smith will teach you Exactly What To Say in the most common, critical and difficult situations real estate agents face today. Whether it’s the exact message you’re going to post on Facebook or Instagram to grow your brand, or the exact email to send past clients to get an immediate referral. By knowing exactly what to say, agents can generate and convert more leads, get more listings, quickly double their database and ultimately grow their business the right way. Change your words. Change your world.

Regency Ballroom B

  • Speaker: Chris Smith, Co-founder of Curaytor and author of The Conversion Code

9:15 - 9:30 am: iOi Pitch Battle Winner Announced

After the long fought Pitch Battle on Wednesday, the winner will be announced by Second Century Ventures, our emcee Chris Smith, and last years winner BoxBrownie.

Regency Ballroom B

  • Speakers
    • Chris Smith, Co-founder of Curaytor and author of The Conversion Code
    • Mel Myers CEO / Co-founder at BoxBrownie.com (2018 Pitch Battle Winner)
    • Dave Garland, Second Century Ventures
    • Mark Birschbach, Senior Vice President, Strategic Business, Innovation & Technology

9:30 - 10:00 am: RE Tech: A Capital Markets and M&A Perspective

Chris will be providing an overview of the tech landscape in RE - both residential and commercial - when it comes to M&A activity and funding.

Regency Ballroom B

  • Speaker: Chris Gough, GCA Global

10:00 - 10:30 am: Protecting Consumer Information in the Digital Age

As the world of data collection becomes increasingly complex, the legal obligation for protecting that data remains simple: don’t be unfair or deceptive. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson will discuss Washington state law regarding data, as well as recent data breach cases involving the Attorney General’s Office.

Regency Ballroom B

  • Speaker: Attorney General Bob Ferguson

10:30 - 10:45 am: Break

Regency Foyer

10:45 - 11:15 am: Follow the Money: Why PropTech is a major focus for investors

Billions of investment dollars have entered the PropTech space. Startups intent on shaking up the core fundamentals of the real estate ecosystem have been the beneficiaries of these investments. We explore why these investors are so excited about PropTech now, and what future fundings might look like.

Regency Ballroom B

  • Moderator: Dave Garland, Second Century Ventures
  • Panelists: 
    • Dino Vendetti, Founder, Seven Peaks Ventures
    • Elie Finegold
    • Julie Sandler
    • Scott Smith

11:15 - 11:30 am: Open Standards: Bringing the Smartphone Experience to Real Estate Technology

Real estate's technology systems are under increasing pressure to modernize. Learn how innovative new industry entrants and powerful incumbents are embracing open data standards to create what consumers expect: the smartphone experience where powerful data flows freely between every app and tech tool.

Regency Ballroom B

Speaker: Sam DeBord, CEO at Real Estate Standards Organization

11:30 am - 12:00 pm: #GetSocialSmart: Building and Keeping a Sustainable Social Media Strategy

In this session, Katie will be discussing smart social media strategies that are working today that will help generate business, drive traffic and build deeper relationships with clientele. Social media is changing all the time and what was true a few years ago - even a few months ago has changed. Katie, will dive into what's working and what's not with some actionable take-aways you can implement immediately.

Regency Ballroom B

  • Speaker: Katie Lance, Katie Lance Consulting

12:00 - 12:30 pm: View from Capitol Hill: How Congress Can Help Spur Innovation

Rep. Greg Walden is currently serving his tenth term in the U.S House of Representatives and is the Ranking Member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee. Rep. Walden will share his legislative priorities for ensuring innovation and technology advancement continue to lead the U.S. economy.

Regency Ballroom B

  • Speaker: Rep. Greg Walden

12:30 - 1:30 pm: Hosted Lunch

Regency Ballroom A

1:30 - 2:00 pm: Hidden Transactions Can Transform the Economy: How to Enable Agents to be Market Makers

Rather than waiting for opportunities to come their way, here's how technology can enable agents to be market makers, increasing the frequency of transactions and creating sales opportunities where there weren't before.

Regency Ballroom B

  • Speaker: York Baur, CEO at MoxiWorks

2:00 - 2:30 pm: What can data tell us about the future of our industry?

Who is buying today, why are they buying, why it differs than in the past. The presentation will cover how businesses and members can plan for that change in a top 11 list of trends. How can agents understand how longer lifespans, a growth in multi-generational families, a drop in marriage rates, and plummet in childbearing is here and is changing buying. How is housing affordability playing a role and what’s the deal with student debt? How can our members help all generations with the buying and selling transaction? How can they be more efficient or look at a different angle? How are the clients today shopping for homes differently, while the relationship with the agent evolves?

Regency Ballroom B

  • Speaker: Dr. Jessica Lautz, VP of Demographics and Behavioral Insights, NAR

2:30 - 3:00 pm: Does Facebook "like" the Real Estate Industry

Denee Evans, CEO at Council of MLS, sits down with Facebook's Head of Industry - Real Estate to discuss Facebook’s involvement in the real estate industry and how they are using data to help the industry. 

Regency Ballroom B

  • Speakers
    • Keith Watts, Head of Industry - Real Estate, Facebook
    • Denée Evans, CEO at Council of MLS

3:00 - 3:30 pm: Leadership Live

Join 2019 NAR President John Smaby, CEO Bob Goldberg, President-Elect Vince Malta and guests while they wrap up the iOi Summit live on Facebook.

Regency Ballroom B

5:00 - 7:00 pm: Tech Vendor Move-Out

Agenda subject to change.

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