2016 Annual REEA Conference/Denver

Denver, Colorado
June 10–12, 2016

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Friday June 10 Instructor Development Workshop 'IDW' - Full day
8:00–9:00 am IDW Registration Desk Open
9:00 am–4:00 pm Taking Your Instruction to New Heights - Instructor Development Workshop 'IDW'
Presented by: REEA Directors Bruce Moyer, DREI and Theresa Barnabei - JOIN US for this first time, one of a kind REEA Instructor Development Workshop: MASTERY OF THE 5 PRINCIPLES OF A DYNAMIC CLASSROOM CLIMATE - Extra Registration Required: $75/REEA Member - $100/Non-Member
12:00–5:30 pm REEA Conference Registration Desk Open
4:15–4:45 pm Using Your Conference App
Join Craig Grant and learn a few tips and tricks that will help you navigate through the sessions and conference agenda.
5:00–5:45 pm First Timer's Gathering
Is this your first time at a REEA Conference? Join us and have the opportunity to meet the REEA Board of Directors and other REEA Members as we help to guide your through this year's conference and answer any questions you might have. Everyone Welcome!
6:00–8:00 pm Welcome Networking Happy Hour
Sponsored by Dearborn Real Estate Education
Saturday June 11 REEA Conference - Full day
6:30–7:30 am REEAWalkers
Join us on a brisk morning walk to get your day started. Meet in the lobby at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
7:30 am–4:00 pm REEA Conference Registration Desk Open
8:00–9:15 am REEA Business Meeting and Installation of 2016-2017 REEA Officers and Directors
Welcome, REEA Business Meeting and 2016-2017 Installation of REEA Officers and Directors. REEA Business Meeting is open to everyone. Stay for the end of this General Session for our Rapid Fire Speaker Showcase and hear a quick 2 minute presentation from each of today’s sessions presenters to help you choose where you want to be and what you don’t want to miss.
8:00 am–4:00 pm Exhibitors Open
9:30–10:30 am Opening Session "Perseverance" with 6-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen
Amy won 4 medals in 1996 in Atlanta and two more in Sydney, Australia in 2000. She has the distinction of being one of the few Olympians whose medals are all gold. In 2007 she was the only American swimmer to be inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame's Class of 2007 and was also inducted to the Olympic Hall of Fame in July 2008. Join us where Amy will present "Perseverance" and never accepting 'no' for an answer. Always push yourself as far as you can and don’t let other people tell you that you can’t do something. You can overcome whatever you push yourself to do. An opportunity you don't want to miss!
10:45–11:45 am Ed Directors Roundtable
Roundtable format for all Education Directors; if filling seats is a constant challenge; come and network with Ed Directors to share tips and tricks that effectively reach and entice today's audience. We'll cover what works and what doesn't and how to meet the needs of our current and diverse group of learners. Attendee will evaluate their current marketing and be able to create a plan to institute more effective techniques to meet student member needs and ultimately fill more seats. Sharing with peers at this event also serves to build confidence and develop relationships that foster camaraderie and continued sharing of ideas.with Roseann Farrow
10:45–11:45 am Regulator Roundtable
Roundtable format for all Regulators with Ryan Adair
10:45–11:45 am Instructor Roundtable
Roundtable format for all Instructors with Len Elder, DREI & John Hamilton, DREI
12:00–1:30 pm General Lunch Session
with Craig Coffee, 2016 ARELLO President - Sponsored by PSI Services, LLC
1:45–2:45 pm Engaging The Commercial Agent
How can we ever make those commercial agents happy? There are fewer of them, about 10 residential agents to every commercial agent, but they have to take continuing education like all licensees. What’s an instructor, school owner or regulator to do? This short session will talk about the cultural difference between a pure residential agent and a pure commercial agent. We will share ways to modify courses for the commercial agent and identify topics of interest to them. Frequently a course creator can add a topic which appeals to both residential and commercial agents. If the market has many agents who do both, then case studies can be mixed to touch on both areas? with Cindy Chandler, DREI
1:45–2:45 pm Copyright & Intellectual Property Explained
What are the rules, laws and legal requirements that govern what you can use in class and what you cannot? Learn whether or not you can use a YouTube video, music or Google images in a presentation with Len Elder, DREI
1:45–2:45 pm Boomer-What / Millennial-Who!
Get them to class, keeping them engaged and instructing them the way that they learn best with PeggyAnn McConnochie & Jeremias 'JMan' Maneiro
3:00–4:00 pm Maintaining Expert Status in a World of Free Content
Sharing your knowledge broadly and deliberately identifies you as an expert in your field. Learn strategies that help establish authority in the new landscape of social media, virtual communities, and consumer-driven ratings with Alycea Snyder
3:00–4:00 pm REEA QuizBowl 2016
An interactive polling technology presentation; using Real Estate questions. You will learn more about real estate, its history and principles of GAPE. It illustrates how fun and learning go hand-in-hand with a competition where the winner gets a FREE Registration to the 2017 REEA Conference with Bob Kutschbach, DREI
3:00–4:00 pm Planning Your Instructor Journey
The ability to assess oneself is one of the primary goals of education. By presenting a research based method of performance improvement plan (PIP), attendees will be able to develop goals, activities, resources, quantifiable outcome measurements, results and an evaluation schedule to remedy instructional deficiencies. A PIP assures optimal experiences for instructors and students in real estate classes with Bruce Moyer, DREI
4:15–5:15 pm Providing Captivating Content & Memorable Messages via Signature Stories
Come to be enlightened, educated and enthralled about the use of Signature Stories to create captivating and compelling course curriculum. Experience at least seven examples of very effective Signature Stories that will impact you life today and effect the way you teach this day forward. Participants will walk-away with a method by which to use their own experiences to enliven their classroom and enrich the subject matter with Randy Cooney
4:15–5:15 pm The Added Value Classroom
Adding value to a real estate school’s educational product or services improves the delivery of education and opens the door to marketing opportunities which improve recruitment and retention success. This presentation will explore added value concepts as an educational service strategy; provide corporate and real estate school added value examples; and introduce the needed mindset for strategy formation. The presentation will examine specific practical, potential added value enhancements in pedagogy, organizational culture and individual school educational leadership with Kurt Wildermuth
4:15–5:15 pm Regulatory Compliance - Made Fun!
Learn how to engage licensee participants with interactive games and technology tools incorporated into innovative courses designed to achieve increased regulatory compliance – while they have fun! We all know the importance of licensees understanding and adhering to industry and professional regulations, but courses on these topics often fall short of stimulating. As a REALTOR®, broker, Course Developer, Instructor and Real Estate Commissioner, Lisa White has a unique and well rounded perspective from which to initiate the development of some new and very effective regulatory compliance courses, with Lisa White.
6:00 pm Evening Event Sponsored by The CE Shop
Sunday June 12 REEA Conference - Full day
6:30–7:30 am REEAWalkers
Join us on a brisk morning walk to get your day started. Meet in the lobby at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
7:30 am–4:00 pm REEA Conference Registration Desk Open
8:00 am–4:00 pm Exhibitors Open
8:30–9:30 am General Session - Unleashing Your Whole Other Level, with Jeff Nischwitz, Founder of The Nischwitz Group
Everyone has it inside themselves – that whole other level of performance, effort and impact. While everyone has it, previous few tap into it and unleash it into their business, their relationships and their life. Jeff opens the door to shifts in clarity, choices and commitments that will inspire any audience to engage and execute at exponential levels. Remove the limiting thinking that keeps you living, leading and achieving within your “limits” and embrace the limitless potential within you. Get ready to tap into YOUR whole level. Stay for the end of this General Session for our Rapid Fire Speaker Showcase and hear a quick 2 minute presentation from each of today’s sessions presenters to help you choose where you want to be and what you don’t want to miss.
9:45–10:45 am How to Earn Your DREI Designation
The Distinguished Real Estate Instructor (DREI) Leadership will present a complete overview of the process for obtaining the most prestigious teaching designation in the field of real estate education. This designation is currently held by fewer than 100 individuals and is recognized by real estate regulatory agencies and educational organizations throughout the US.
9:45–10:45 am What's Reality Got To Do With It? Teaching With Relevance
Students today memorize facts needed to pass the test, but seldom apply those facts to the actual practice of brokerage. Instruction must provide the relevant application of the course material so students “get it!” This session emphasizes the need to put the “real” back in real estate with Deb Carpenter, DREI
9:45–10:45 am 10 Step Process for Creating Continuing Education Opportunities
In this session, the speaker will share a 10-step process for creating a CE training program that will keep participants coming back for all of the CE credit. A standard process for creating a series of CE courses or even a CE certification program that will provide them with residual income with Alicia White
11:00 am–12:00 pm Teaching 9-1-1: Simple Ways to Revive Your Lectures
Jump-start your lectures! Learn new and fun techniques to keep your learners engaged even while using this time-honored teaching method. If you must rely on the oral presentation of material, these techniques have been identified as enhancing learner retention with Mike Gamblin
11:00 am–12:00 pm Overcoming Current Challenges in Education
What are the primary challenges in current education? How are ideas we take for granted about education, slowing our progress? During this session we’ll identify challenges and obstacles in current education and discuss how to overcome them with Corean Hamlin, DREI
11:00 am–12:00 pm Productivity & The Global Freelance Network
Your output is no longer determined by the number of hours you put in or the limitations of your personal talents. In this presentation we share the tools and technique for finding, hiring, managing and growing your own network of freelancers by tapping into the global talent network. We show you how to take your freelance portfolio from 0 to 10, skill complimentary freelancers, while owning the work that is generated on your behalf and gaining maximum output by utilizing the global financial exchange rates. Imagine what is possible having a team backing your efforts with Chris Tierney
12:00–1:30 am Lunch on Your Own
1:30–2:45 pm General Session - 2016 Tax Update & Deducting Illegal Expenses on Your Rental Property
2016 TAX UPDATE: With Vern Hoven, DREI; The IRS continues to aggressively audit real estate professionals. We will outline the most successful defenses and planning opportunities. Airbnb causes unexpected tax problems because of Form 1099-Rental. §1031 like-kind exchange rules must be properly followed. Newest real estate dealer or investor cases discussed. And lastly, the cancellation of debt relief on foreclosures of principal residences has been extended through 2016. DEDUCTING ILLEGAL EXPENSES ON YOUR RENDAL PROPERTY: With Dr. Mark Levine, DREI. The increased use of Marijuana (MJ) in a majority of states in the US, we have seen a strong impact on real estate valuations and lease rates when realty is involved to support MJ activity. This impact on value, coupled with federal income tax laws that control the deductibility of expenses related to this field, are becoming more and more important to this segment of the real estate industry. It involves billions of dollars and it keeps growing. Looking to these issues of valuation/lease rates and destructibility of expenses should be of interest to all those involved in real estate, especially as to commercial real estate and related tax issues.
3:00–5:00 pm General Session - REEATalks: The Future of Real Estate and How it Effects Education
A panel of presenters TedTalks style with their outlook and insights on the Future of Real Estate
6:00–9:00 pm Closing Dinner
Sponsored by Hondros Education Group
Silver Sponsors
Saturday Lunch and Evening Sponsorships

Hotel Information

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

1550 Court Place • Denver, CO 80202 • 303.893.3333

The REEA Room block has been filled.  We understand that only rooms available at this time are for June 11 and 12, 2016.  Please REGISTER online here or contact Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel directly for room reservations. Request Special REEA room rate at 1.303.893..3333 and ask for the REEA 2016 group rate which expires 5/12/16.  Room Reservations and Special Rate are not guaranteed. 

ALTERNATE Hotels in the area:

If you are staying at a different location, look for the "MallRide" for ease in getting to The Sheraton.

ALSO there is a Light Rail service available for only $9 from Denver International Airport to downtown Denver, then Free shuttle a few blocks to Sheraton.

Area Information

Add on a few days before or after our REEA Conference and enjoy the beautiful city of Denver!

VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau website and learn more about where they have 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty combine for the world's most spectacular playground. A young, active city at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Denver's stunning architecture, award-winning dining and unparalleled views are all within the walking distance from the 16th Street pedestrian mall. Upscale shopping awaits in Cherry Creek, while Denver's seven professional sports teams entertain year-round.

Looking to stay in the area?  Use this link provided by the Sheraton with Downtown Denver Attrations and the popular 16th St. Mall outside our location.

Transportation Information

Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel Parking & Transportation Information

Self-Parking: 0-1 hour:  $12   Each additional hour:  $6
Maximum daily rate:  $37        Mon - Fri 5pm-4am:   $12
Overnight rate:  $37                  Oversized vehicles  $40

Weekend rate (day parking only): $12.00

Valet Parking:     0-3 hours:  $29
3-8 hours:  $35                         8+ hours:  $42
Overnight:  $45                          Oversized:  $50

Airport Transportation

For your convenience, the following transportation options can provide airport transportation to and from Sheraton Denver Downtown:

    Super Shuttle: 1-800 258-3826
    Fox Limo  Service: 303-882-0525
    Denver Yellow Cab: 303-777-7777
    Metro Taxi: 303-333-3333
    Freedom Cab: 303-444-4444

Downtown Denver Transportation

RTD Light Rail
Offering over 30 convenient stations on several lines to get you to where you need to be! Convenient stations near the Sheraton Denver CO hotel located at 16th Street & Stout, 16th Street & California and Union Station.

RTD Buses
Local area bus service runs 365 days a year to the places you need to get to. With over 10,000 stops and convenient online trip planning, maneuvering the bus system is a breeze.

Attire Information

Business - Business Casual

Cancellation Policy

Conference Registration Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations received by midnight April 20, 2016 will receive a full refund.
  • There is a $100.00 cancellation fee for cancellations received after April 20, 2016.
  • Cancellations received after April 20, 2016 and before May 20, 2016 will receive a refund of 50% of registration fee less the cancellation fee of $100.00.
  • There is no refund for cancellations received after May 20, 2016.

IDW Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations for IDW Session - same as above
  • Registrations made for the IDW Session after June 1, 2016 will be charged an additional $25.00 late registration fee and are not guaranteed IDW Materials.

Nationwide Event Inclement Weather Policy:

Because REEA makes financial obligations based on the number of tickets sold for Events, we cannot refund tickets unless the event is cancelled by REEA due to inclement weather and written request is received within 14 days by the registrant of Event start date. If REEA cancels the event due to weather, REEA will provide a credit for conference registrations which may be used within twelve (12) months for another REEA event. There will be no refunds available for cancellations due to weather if the event itself is not cancelled. Any and all travel expenses that may have been incurred will not be refunded by REEA under any circumstances.

All requests for refunds for cancellations must be in writing and emailed/mailed to REEA Office to the address below with appropriate travel documentation cancellation within 14 days of the event start date.  All refunds due to an illness, injury, death or emergency will be considered on a case by case basis by the REEA Executive Director.

Real Estate Educators Association
Kris Inman, Executive Director
REEA Headquarters
7739 E. Broadway, #337
Tucson, AZ 85710

Registration for this event is now closed.

Registration Information

Attending the entire event.

Type Fee
Early Bird Registration
Register Early and Save! Includes Welcome Reception, two full days + Closing Dinner. This special rate expires May 15th.
Available through 04/30/2016
Full Conference Registration
Full Conference Registration includes Welcome Reception, two full days + Closing Dinner. This rate is good starting April 16th and expires May 31st.
Available 05/01/2016 to 05/21/2016 only
Late/Onsite Registration
This fee applies to all attendees registering after June 1st or on site at the conference. This rate includes Welcome Reception, two full days + Closing Dinner.
Available 05/22/2016 to 06/13/2016 only
Full GUEST Registration (non-REEA Member)
A guest (non-REEA Member) registration must accompany attendee with a full paid registration. Limited one guest per attendee.
Available through 06/13/2016
REEA GSI IDW #2 ONLY - no conference registration
Full Day, REEA GSI Instructor Development Workshop #2 "Apply the Principles of Creating a Dynamic Classroom" - Separate Ticketed Item
Available through 06/01/2016
REEA GSI IDW #3 ONLY - no conference registration
Full Day, REEA GSI Instructor Development Workshop #3 "Utilize Technology and Tools to Create a Dynamic Classroom" - Separate Ticketed Item
Available through 06/01/2016
One Day Registration - Friday Only
This fee applies for a full Friday only registration.
Available through 06/13/2016
Partial Guest Registration - mealed events only
Invite your Guest (Non-REEA member) to join you for the following; Networking Event, Lunch, and Closing Dinner. This fee does not allow your guest to attend the full conference. Only 1 per paid REEA Member attendee.
Available through 06/13/2016
GUEST - Closing Dinner Ticket Only
Invite your Guest to join you at our Closing Dinner
Available through 06/13/2016
One Day Registration - Thursday Only
This fee applies for a full Thursday only registration.
Available through 06/13/2016
This is a special rate for DREI Designees only for IDW #1
Available through 06/12/2016

Register before:6/1/16 to avoid late registration fees.
Late Registration Fee:$25.00
Registration closes on:6/10/16

1. How to Download & Use Your REEA Conference App.pdf
Step by Step Instructions on "How to Download & Use Your Conference App".
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2016 Exhibitor-Sponsorship Opportunities flyer with Application.pdf
Exhibitor-Sponsorship Opportunities: Gain the greatest amount of exposure possible for your company by taking advantage of numerous Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities. Enjoy the benefit of added exposure and special recognition throughout the entire conference and Build Your Brand with Increased Sales • Position Your Company as a Leader with Instructors, Trainers, Regulators, Real Estate Schools, etc. • Build Relationships with some of ‘The Best of The Best’ From Around the World
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2016 REEA Conf Tri-fold Brochure Final 3.2016.pdf 773.64 KiB 3/17/16 8:35 PM
REEA IDW 6-10-16 Flyer.pdf
JOIN US for this first time, one of a kind REEA Instructor Development Workshop: MASTERY OF THE 5 PRINCIPLES OF A DYNAMIC CLASSROOM CLIMATE - Extra Registration Required: $75/REEA Member - $100/Non-Member
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