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Leadership Summit Program Preliminary Schedule

August 13-15, 2017

Sunday August 13

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

REALTORS® Leadership Program 200 & 300 Series

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Commercial Day Workshop

1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Badge & Material pickup, Sheraton Hotel

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception


(Transportation provided to/from event)


Monday August 14


7:00 am – 04:00 pm

Badge & Material pickup, Sheraton Hotel

8:00 am – 09:15 am

Leadership Summit Workshops, AMC River East 21

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Regional Vice Presidents Breakfast

8:00 am – 10:00 am

State Presidents Breakfast

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Exhibition area open, Ballroom Promenade

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Leadership Summit Program, Sheraton Ballroom


Keynote Speakers:


Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

Vernice known simply as FlyGirl, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour went from beat cop to a United States Marine Corps combat pilot in three years. Within a year, she found herself flying over the deserts of Iraq supporting the men and women on the ground. After serving two tours overseas, she had become America’s first African-American female combat pilot. After returning home, she realized that many people wanted to create breakthroughs in their own lives, they just didn’t know how. She holds an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Chancellor University.



Charlene Li, Founder and CEO of Altimeter Group

Charlene is the Founder and CEO of Altimeter Group and the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership and the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Groundswell. She is an advisor to many Fortune 500 companies, a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

4:00 pm – 05:00 pm

Chicago Convention Orientation



Presidents-Elect and Association Executives attending the REALTORS® Conference will be given an overview on where to go, what to do to best enhance their experience.

4:00 pm – 05:30 pm

NAR and Chicago Association of REALTORS® Building Tour

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

"R" Rated Cocktail Event


Tuesday August 15


7:30 am – 11:30 am

Leadership Summit Information Desk

7:30 am – 11:30 am

Exhibition area open, Ballroom Promenade

8:00 am – 11:30 am

Leadership Summit Program, Sheraton Ballroom


Keynote Speaker:


Eric Thomas, Ph.D.

Eric is a critically acclaimed author, world-renowned speaker, educator, pastor, Audie Awards Finalist and the electrifying Voice-Over talent credited with propelling the Miami Heat to total victory in the NBA Finals in 2012. His fiery & galvanizing charge of “ALL IN!” took the Cleveland Cavaliers, the city, and the fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers to a unifying plateau they had never before experienced before game three of the 2015 NBA Finals! ET, as he is better known, has taken the world by storm, with his creative style and high-energy messages. His words continue to impact tens of millions of people across the planet through a significant social media presence. With his recent domestic and international tours, “ET, The Hip Hop Preacher” has become a global phenomenon! He holds a Ph.D. in Education Administration from Michigan State University.