Conference & Expo

Conference and Expo

Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo

May 10 & 11, 2017
Gateway Center, Collinsville, IL

Early Bird registration : Register for 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


PROGRAM

How to Defeat External Threats 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)
Real estate has forever changed as the result of technology yet hte rules and regulations have remained constant. Once you become licensed, you wear a real estate hat that is permanently affixed to your head. There is not an option of whether hte rules and regulations apply to you. All rules apply to you, 24-7-365, offline and online.
 
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 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration Desk Open
 
8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Expo Open
 
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Welcome! Coffee in the Expo Centerhall
 
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. How to Defeat Zillow (or any other external threat) - opening session with Leigh Brown
 
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Making Social Media Work - breakout session with Leigh Brown
 
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Turbo-charge Your Business With These Top 10 Tools From RPR - breakout session with Kiki Wanshura 
 
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Complimentary Lunch in Expo
 
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Real Estate Compliance is Not a Game (Core B CE) with Marki Lemons Ryhal
 
 
4:30 - 6 p.m. Networking Reception at Zapata’s
 
 
Thursday, May 11
 
7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration Desk Open
 
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Illinois REALTORS® Legal Issues Breakfast with Betsy Urbance & Jeff Baker
($20 ticket required)
 
9 a.m. Beverage Break 
 
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Making Your Message Memorable - closing session with Anthony Huey
 
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Expo Open
 
11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m. Buffet Lunch in Expo
 
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Prize Drawings in the Expo (exhibitor/sponsor)
 
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Negotiate Like a Pro (Elective CE) with Mark Given
 
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
 

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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.