What you need to know when viewing the agenda - 

1. Sessions marked with a * are private/invitation only events. 

2. You do not need to select your knowledge session in advance. However, space is limited so plan to arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of each session. 

3. All sessions that have been certified for CE Marketplace credit will indicate the hours next to the title. You must be scanned in and out of CE Marketplace certified sessions to receive credit.

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Convention Concierge - sponsored by McClelland & Anderson

Let Michigan Realtors® staff be your one stop source to registration, questions, answers and navigation during The Convention.

Make this your first stop of the day to pick up your name badge, program book and other great swag!

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10:00 - 10:50 AM

Concurrent Knowledge Sessions (AM 1)

Choose the session that best fits your needs. Pre-selecting a concurrent knowledge session for this time-slot is kindly requested, but not required.

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10:00 - 10:50 AM

Michigan Parent Dashboard - What Is It and How can I Use it? - Chris Janzer

Chris Janzer · Office of Educational Assessment and Accountability (OEAA) with the Michigan Department of Education

An overview of the Michigan Department of Education’s free tool developed to provide school-level information in an understandable and easy to use format. We will cover where to find the dashboard, what information it contains, and how to use it to find your local schools. Learn how the Parent Dashboard can help you share information with your clients!

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10:00 - 10:50 AM

Build Your Influencer Brand - Abhi Golhar

Abhi Golhar

10:00 - 10:50 AM

Be Uncommon - Janine Stange

This session will help you identify the pitfalls that keep your goals hidden in plain sight and the "life-hacks" you can use to avoid them. Janine helps others uncover their own unique life mission and be inspired to follow it. "Do what you can, with what you have, from where you are."

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11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Welcome to The Convention - Connect with fellow industry professionals

You have arrived! How will you grow your network over the next few days? Grab an arrival beverage from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and introduce yourself to someone new.

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11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

Concurrent Knowledge Sessions (AM 2)

Choose the session that best fits your needs. Pre-selecting a concurrent knowledge session for this time-slot is kindly requested, but not required.

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11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

How to Launch Your Podcast in 3 Hours or Less - Abhi Golhar

Abhi Golhar

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

Breaking Cycles of Procrastination - Janine Stange

Struggling with procrastination? Feel like you're going around in circles? Discover a simple, yet overlooked way to uncover your life's mission.

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11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

The Nuts and Bolts of 1031 Exchanges - Margo Rosenthal

This session will present an overview of when and why to use 1031 exchanges as well as discuss various rules and structures to properly use this technique.

Session repeats: 10/2 - 3:00 PM

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11:10 AM - 12:00 PM · Duluth A&B

First Time Attendee Connection Session

First time attending The Convention and not sure what to expect? Join Michigan Realtors? staff and veteran attendees for tips and tricks to get the most out of your experience.

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12:15 - 2:00 PM

Explore! Enjoy time for lunch and activities on your own.

Choose from over a dozen restaurants located within the Renaissance Center or venture out to the surrounding area. The possibilities are endless!

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12:30 - 1:45 PM

RPAC Investor Appreciation Luncheon* - Announcement of 2019 Realtor® Active in Politics Award

*Investments of $250 or more in 2019

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2:00 - 2:30 PM

Exhibitor Meeting*

Join Michigan Realtors® Events for a brief informational meeting and a celebration of support for Michigan Realtors®. This meeting is for registered exhibitors only.

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2:00 - 2:50 PM

Concurrent Knowledge Sessions (PM 1)

Choose the session that best fits your needs. Pre-selecting a concurrent knowledge session for this time-slot is kindly requested, but not required.

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2:00 - 2:50 PM

1031 Exchanges and Opportunities - Margo Rosenthal

This commercial focused session will highlight the benefits and restrictions of investing in an Opportunity Zone (OZ) vs a 1031 Like Kind Exchange as a way to defer capital gain.

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2:00 - 2:50 PM

Hard Money Lending & You - Abhi Golhar

Abhi Golhar

2:00 - 2:50 PM

Knowledge Session - 50min-PM2

3:00 - 3:50 PM

Concurrent Knowledge Sessions (PM 2)

Choose the session that best fits your needs. Pre-selecting a concurrent knowledge session for this time-slot is kindly requested, but not required.

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3:00 - 3:50 PM

The Nuts and Bolts of 1031 Exchanges - Margo Rosenthal

This session will present an overview of when and why to use 1031 exchanges as well as discuss various rules and structures to properly use this technique.

Session repeated from: 10/2 - 11:10 AM

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3:00 - 3:50 PM

Professional Courtesies: How Do YOU Want To Be Remembered? - Dale Zahn

Dale Zahn · West Michigan Lakeshore Association of Realtors®

Real Estate is a reputation business and what can take years to build up as a great reputation can be destroyed in a matter of minutes. Attendees leave with a heightened awareness of their role and how their actions speak volumes.

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3:00 - 3:50 PM

Knowledge Session - 50min-PM4

4:00 - 5:30 PM · Columbus Ballroom

Grand Assembly - Keynote; Nicole Malachowski, sponsored by Century 21 - Michigan Realtor® of the Year Award, Installation of 2020 Michigan Realtors® President, Maureen Francis

Attendees gather for the opening session of The Convention. Find out who will be named 2019 Realtor® of the Year, hear from association leadership and our keynote speaker, and witness the installation of our 2020 Michigan Realtors® President.

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5:30 - 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception in the Expo - sponsored by FINDAMORTGAGEBROKER.COM

Open to all attendees, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and one drink ticket per attendee. Be sure to visit our bar sponsors, US Bank (booth 40) for a complimentary drink ticket.

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9:00 - 11:00 PM · Cornerstone Barrel House

YPN Synergy @ The Convention

Join other young professionals in the industry for an evening of networking and fun to wrap up day one of The Convention.

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6:00 - 7:00 AM

Morning Yoga - sponsored by Cutco

Start your morning with a guided practice. All levels welcome. Pre-registration required.

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6:45 - 7:45 AM

Run/Walk Detroit

Explore historic Detroit before all the hustle and bustle of the day with this guided tour. Pre-registration required.

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7:15 AM - 5:00 PM

The Convention Concierge - sponsored by McClelland & Anderson

Have a question about The Convention but not sure who to ask? Stop by the desk and Michigan Realtors® staff will be happy to assist you!

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8:00 - 9:00 AM

Caffeinated Chatter with Exhibitors

A light breakfast in the expo to boost your connections at the start of the day.

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9:15 - 10:15 AM · Columbus Ballroom

Rise & Refocus - Keynote; Rashmi Airan - sponsored by MSHDA

Rashmi Airan · Ethics Integrated, LLC

Reputational Risk Whether it is potential employees or future clients and customers, a company must continually maintain a commitment to its brand and the risk to its reputation in the market. Rashmi extrapolates her own story and her decision to rise though the challenges she faced to explore how corporations can implement a reputation risk strategy focused on integrity and transparency.

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10:30 - 11:20 AM

Concurrent Knowledge Sessions (AM 1)

Choose the session that best fits your needs. Pre-selecting a concurrent knowledge session for this time-slot is kindly requested, but not required.

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10:30 - 11:20 AM

Knowledge Session - 50M-AM6 Commercial Elective

10:30 - 11:20 AM

Navigating Organizational Leadership

Hear from leaders of organizations such as NAR, WCR, CRS, YPN and others on how they got to where they are and how you can do the same!

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10:30 - 11:20 AM

Samurai Social Media - Jeremias Maneiro

Jeremias "JMan" Maneiro

10:30 - 11:20 AM

Your Safety is Non-Negotiable: The Beverly Carter Story - Carl Carter

Carl Carter

Carl Carter, Jr., son of Beverly Carter, delivers a powerful presentation on Realtor® safety that only someone with his background and experience could deliver. His story and presentation is an impactful combination of harrowing details involving his mother's story and practical industry anecdotes and takeaways. Carl's mission is to take his mother's experience and use it as inspiration to make positive changes in agents? lives and business. This session will be repeated at 2:15 PM.

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10:30 - 11:20 AM · Joliet

INNOVATE Session - 1

INNOVATE sessions offer an opportunity for event sponsors to present on a topic they feel would benefit attendees without directly promoting their company. Contact Jenn Morden to book your session today!

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10:30 - 11:20 AM · Nicolet B

INNOVATE Session - 2

INNOVATE sessions offer an opportunity for event sponsors to present on a topic they feel would benefit attendees without directly promoting their company. Contact Jenn Morden to book your session today!

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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Expo OPEN

Browse the expo floor and learn about the exciting new products and services this year's exhibitors have to offer!

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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

RPAC Auction in the Expo

Start your biding early but come back often to secure top bid for great items. Bidding will pause for the afternoon expo recess. Stop back when expo re-opens at 3:30 PM.

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11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Networking Lunch in the Expo

Attendees enjoy a complimentary strolling lunch in the expo while networking with fellow attendees and exhibitors.

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12:00 - 1:00 PM · TBD

Commercial Practitioners Luncheon - sponsored by CCIM Michigan Chapter

**Invitation only

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1:00 - 4:00 PM

MRAEC Meeting & Knowledge Session

General membership meeting and professional development for Realtor® Association executives and staff.

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1:15 - 2:05 PM

Concurrent Knowledge Sessions (PM 1)

Choose the session that best fits your needs. Pre-selecting a concurrent knowledge session for this time-slot is kindly requested, but not required.

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1:15 - 2:05 PM

Influence, Education, and Profit: Creating Connections with Success - Greg Peters

1:15 - 2:05 PM

V.I.P Video Immersion Program - Jeremias Maneiro

Jeremias "JMan" Maneiro

Students will overcome their fears by doing videos on different platforms with the guidance of a video expert.

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1:15 - 2:05 PM · Joliet

INNOVATE Session - 3

INNOVATE sessions offer an opportunity for event sponsors to present on a topic they feel would benefit attendees without directly promoting their company. Contact Jenn Morden to book your session today!

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1:15 - 2:05 PM · Nicolet B

INNOVATE Session - 4

INNOVATE sessions offer an opportunity for event sponsors to present on a topic they feel would benefit attendees without directly promoting their company. Contact Jenn Morden to book your session today!

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1:15 - 2:55 PM

Concurrent Knowledge Sessions (PM - 100 Minute)

Choose the session that best fits your needs. Pre-selecting a concurrent knowledge session for this time-slot is kindly requested, but not required.

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1:15 - 2:55 PM

Knowledge Session - Commercial - Legal - 100min-PM2

1:15 - 2:55 PM

Knowledge Session - 100min-PM2

1:15 - 2:55 PM

Knowledge Session - 100min-PM

2:15 - 3:05 PM

Concurrent Knowledge Sessions (PM 2)

Choose the session that best fits your needs. Pre-selecting a concurrent knowledge session for this time-slot is kindly requested, but not required.

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2:15 - 3:05 PM

Samurai Social Media - Jeremias Maneiro

Jeremias "JMan" Maneiro

2:15 - 3:05 PM

Knowledge Session - Chris Lambert

2:15 - 3:05 PM

Your Safety is Non-Negotiable: The Beverly Carter Story - Carl Carter REPEAT

Carl Carter

Carl Carter, Jr., son of Beverly Carter, delivers a powerful presentation on Realtor® safety that only someone with his background and experience could deliver. His story and presentation is an impactful combination of harrowing details involving his mother's story and practical industry anecdotes and takeaways. Carl's mission is to take his mother's experience and use it as inspiration to make positive changes in agents? lives and business. This session is a repeat of 10:30 AM.

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2:15 - 3:05 PM · Joliet

INNOVATE Session - 5

INNOVATE sessions offer an opportunity for event sponsors to present on a topic they feel would benefit attendees without directly promoting their company. Contact Jenn Morden to book your session today!

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2:15 - 3:05 PM · Nicolet B

INNOVATE Session - 6

INNOVATE sessions offer an opportunity for event sponsors to present on a topic they feel would benefit attendees without directly promoting their company. Contact Jenn Morden to book your session today!

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3:15 - 4:05 PM

Concurrent Knowledge Sessions (PM 3)

Choose the session that best fits your needs. Pre-selecting a concurrent knowledge session for this time-slot is kindly requested, but not required.

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3:15 - 4:05 PM

Knowledge Session - 50min-PM8 Commercial Elective

3:15 - 4:05 PM

Kowledge Session - 50min-PM6

3:15 - 4:05 PM

Knowledge Session - 50min-PM7

3:15 - 4:05 PM · Joliet

INNOVATE Session - 7

INNOVATE sessions offer an opportunity for event sponsors to present on a topic they feel would benefit attendees without directly promoting their company. Contact Jenn Morden to book your session today!

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3:15 - 4:05 PM · Nicolet B

INNOVATE Session - 8

INNOVATE sessions offer an opportunity for event sponsors to present on a topic they feel would benefit attendees without directly promoting their company. Contact Jenn Morden to book your session today!

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3:15 - 4:55 PM

Concurrent Knowledge Sessions (PM - 100 Minute)

Choose the session that best fits your needs. Pre-selecting a concurrent knowledge session for this time-slot is kindly requested, but not required.

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3:15 - 4:55 PM

Beyond Hello and a Handshake: Making Your Network Pay Off - Greg Peters

3:15 - 4:55 PM

YPN Perspective

3:15 - 4:55 PM

Knowledge Session - Commercial - 100min-PM2

3:30 - 6:00 PM

Expo OPEN

Browse the expo floor and learn about the exciting new products and services this year's exhibitors have to offer!

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4:15 - 5:05 PM

Concurrent Knowledge Sessions (PM 4)

Choose the session that best fits your needs. Pre-selecting a concurrent knowledge session for this time-slot is kindly requested, but not required.

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4:15 - 5:05 PM

Knowledge Session - 50min-PM9

4:15 - 5:05 PM

Knowledge Session - 50min-PM10

4:15 - 5:05 PM

Google Sweet! - Jeremias Maneiro

Jeremias "JMan" Maneiro

Streamline your business with all Google has to offer. Folio, Hangouts, Calendar, Keep, Voice, Dup and more.

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4:30 - 6:00 PM

Happy Hour in the Expo - Announce prize winners

Don't miss all the excitement of the final hour of the expo! Connect with the exhibitors you've missed, learn if you've won a fabulous exhibitor prize, and place your final bids on an RPAC auction item. Exhibitor prize giveaway announcements begin at 5:15 PM, RPAC auction tables start closing at 5:07 PM and live auction begins at 5:15 PM. Be sure to visit our bar sponsors for a complimentary drink ticket.

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5:00 - 5:30 PM

RPAC Silent Auction Closing

8:30 - 11:59 PM · Granite City Food & Brewery

Realtor@ Royale - sponsored by Caliber Home Loans

7:30 - 9:00 AM

The Final Morning Breakfast

Final day! Enjoy a delicious breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 AM and coffee service until 9:00 AM.

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7:30 - 9:00 AM

Delegate Body - check in begins at 7:30 am

The Delegate Body Meeting is held annually for Delegates who are appointed by their local associations. All members are welcome to attend.

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8:00 - 11:00 AM

The Convention Concierge - Sponsored by McClelland & Anderson

Michigan Realtors® staff is available to answer all your convention questions. Stop by and say hello!

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9:00 - 10:40 AM

Concurrent Knowledge Sessions (AM 1)

Choose the session that best fits your needs. Pre-selecting a concurrent knowledge session for this time-slot is kindly requested, but not required.

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9:00 - 10:40 AM

Knowledge Session - 100min-AM1

9:00 - 10:40 AM

Cannabis Panel - Phil Seaver, Andrew Brisbo, Brad Ward

10:50 AM - 12:30 PM

Concurrent Knowledge Sessions (AM 2)

Choose the session that best fits your needs. Pre-selecting a concurrent knowledge session for this time-slot is kindly requested, but not required.

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10:50 AM - 12:30 PM

Knowledge Session - 100min-AM4

10:50 AM - 12:30 PM · Columbus Ballroom

Within the Law - Gail Anderson, Becky Gean, David Pierson, Brian Westrin - CE 2.0L

Gail Anderson · McClelland & Anderson
Becky Gean · Michigan Realtors®
David Pierson · McClelland & Anderson, LLP

Join Michigan Realtors® legal counsel for current issues affecting the industry so you can protect yourself and build your business.

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12:30 - 12:45 PM

Realtors® Send Off

Attendees head home, ready to share fresh new ideas with their offices and communities after a few action packed days of learning and networking.

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