Conference & Expo

Conference and Expo

Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo
May 10 & 11, 2017
Gateway Center, Collinsville, IL


Just $139 by April 14 Save $20! 
Includes lunch both days.

6 hours of CE -  65+ top industry vendors - Energizing Speakers - Networking - Professional Tips & Tools


 

Interested in being an exhibitor or sponsor?

Contact Dana Gurnsey at exhibit@illinoisrealtors.org or 217-529-2600

 


PROGRAM

 
How to Defeat Zillow (or any other external threat) with Leigh Brown
When you're surrounded by Realtors (not to mention licensees) everywhere - and every venture capitalist is crowing about how Realtors are going to be replaced, you might feel overwhelmed and even a little insecure about your profession.  Prepare to laugh, learn and dig deeper on what makes YOU the Realtor of choice and how to defend your value no matter what comes your way.
 
Making Social Media Work with Leigh Brown
You're spending a ton of time on Facebook and possibly Twitter...and now you have Instagram and Pinterest to contend with as well!  If you're going to be there, you should be effectively promoting your Realtor brand in a way that pulls consumers toward you (not pushing them away)!  We'll discuss action items and ideas for different networks so you can make the most of your online time.
 
Turbo-charge Your Business With These Top 10 Tools From RPR with Kiki Wanshura
Each new year invites REALTORS® to adopt fresh approaches to doing business. In this class, we will go over the top 10 RPR new and/or improved tools that you’ll want to incorporate into your daily business practices.
 
Real Estate Compliance is Not a Game with Marki Lemons Ryhal (3 hours Core B CE)
 
Networking Reception at Zapata’s
 
Illinois REALTORS® Legal Issues Breakfast with Betsy Urbance & Jeff Baker ($20 ticket required)
The Illinois REALTORS® Legal Team will present on some of the latest trends in the industry. Get up to date on “hot” legal and ethical topics, important decisions on recent real estate related cases and answers to your legal questions.
 
Making Your Message Memorable  with Anthony Huey 
Stand up, stand out and stand apart. ​Next to death, standing up and presenting to a group or prospective client is the number one fear in America. At the same time, study after study shows that those persons who succeed in life are usually excellent communicators. All of that knowledge in your head is worthless if you can’t communicate it clearly.  This highly-popular session teaches you how to stand on your feet and make your message memorable. This session is designed to make you and possibly your team more dynamic communicators and hopefully secure more deals.
 
Negotiate Like a Pro with Mark Given (3 hours Elective CE)
This course focuses on what psychologists teach and Master Agents do to protect the interests of their clients by taking a careful examination of the “what”, “how”, and “why” of negotiating with clients, peers, and competitors. We will investigate the practice, preparation, planning and performance of developing masterful negotiating skill.
 

 
SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 10

 
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
 
8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Expo Open
 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Welcome! Coffee in the Expo Centerhall
 
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Opening Session with Leigh Brown: How to Defeat Zillow (or any other external threat)
 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session with Leigh Brown: Making Social Media Work
 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session with Kiki Wanshura: Turbo-charge Your Business With These Top 10 Tools From RPR
 
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Complimentary Lunch in Expo
 
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Core B Legal Issues with Marki Lemons Ryhal: Real Estate Compliance is Not a Game
 
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception Zapata’s
 
 
Thursday, May 11
 
7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
 
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Illinois REALTORS® Legal Issues Breakfast with Betsy Urbance & Jeff Baker
($20 ticket required)
 
9:00 a.m. Beverage Break 
 
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Closing Session with Anthony Huey: Making Your Message Memorable 
 
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Expo Open
 
11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch in Expo
 
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Prize Drawings in the Expo (exhibitor/sponsor)
 
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Elective CE with Mark Given: Negotiate Like a Pro
 
2:30 p.m. Beverage Break 
 

HOTEL

Hotel accommodations:
DoubleTree by HIlton
1000 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville - Directions
$109 + tax when registered by April 14
Make hotel reservations here or call 618-345-2800
 


DIRECTIONS

 

The Gateway Center is located at One Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL.

Traveling North on Interstate 55/70, take Collinsville Exit 11. At traffic light, turn left onto Highway 157/Bluff Road to Eastport Plaza Drive, turn Left. Continue to Gateway Drive, turn right. Gateway Center is located on your left.
 
Traveling East on Interstate 40 or Interstate 44, Take Interstate 55/70 North, to Collinsville Exit 11. At traffic light, turn left onto Highway 157/Bluff Road to Eastport Plaza Drive, turn Left. Continue to Gateway Drive, turn right. Gateway Center is located on your left.
 
Traveling East or West on Interstate 64, Take Exit 9 and drive North on Hwy 157, approximately 7 miles, to Eastport Plaza Drive which is located off Hwy. 157. Turn left on Eastport Plaza Drive, then right on Gateway Drive. Gateway Center is located on left.
 
Traveling North or South on Interstate 255, take Exit 26, Horseshoe Lake Road, Turn Left. Immediately turn right onto Eastport Plaza Drive and then left onto Gateway Drive. Gateway Center is located on right.
 
By Highway:
Access is remarkably easy and convenient. Five interstate highways, including I-55, I-64, I-70, , I-270 and I-255 intersect in the Collinsville area. Just take exit 11 from I-55/70 or exit 26 from I-255 and you are here!
 
By Air:
Lambert St. Louis International Airport is located about 30 minutes from Collinsville by car, bus or airport limousine. In addition, the new Mid America Airport in southern Illinois is located just 20 minutes away.
 
By Mass Transit:
The St. Louis metro area mass transit district, which includes Collinsville, is served by a combination of light rail, bus and train service. All are easily accessible from Gateway Center with bus stations on site and just minutes away.
 

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Vendors: Interested in being an exhibitor or sponsor?
Contact Dana Gurnsey at exhibit@illinoisrealtors.org or 217-529-2600