2017 Annual REEA Conference

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by 6/26/17

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
June 23–26, 2017

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Sponsors

GOLD Sponsors

SILVER Sponsor - Opening Keynote Sponsor - Closing Dinner Sponsor

IDW Course Sponsor - Honorary Sponsor

Schedule

Friday June 23 Full Day IDW #1 & Welcome/Networking Happy Hour
8:00–9:00 am IDW Registration Desk Open
Miami Association of REALTORS® - 700 S. Royal Poinciana Blvd. Suite 400, Miami, FL, see Conference App for driving directions.
9:00 am–4:00 pm Extra: Full Day REEA IDW #1 - Member Rate ($149.00)
REEA IDW #1: Taking Your Instruction to New Heights, Instructor Development Workshop. Presented by Theresa Barnabei and Bruce Moyer, DREI. This is a separate ticketed item. Presented at and Sponsored by Miami Association of REALTORS® Miami Association of REALTORS® - 700 S. Royal Poinciana Blvd. Suite 400, Miami, FL, see Conference App for driving directions.
9:00 am–4:00 pm Extra: Full Day REEA IDW #1 - Non-Member Rate ($169.00)
REEA IDW #1: Taking Your Instruction to New Heights, Instructor Development Workshop. Presented by Theresa Barnabei and Bruce Moyer, DREI. This is a separate ticketed item. Presented at and Sponsored by Miami Association of REALTORS® Miami Association of REALTORS® - 700 S. Royal Poinciana Blvd. Suite 400, Miami, FL, see Conference App for driving directions.
9:00 am–4:00 pm Extra: Full Day REEA IDW #1 - DREI Special Rate ($129.00)
REEA IDW #1: Taking Your Instruction to New Heights, Instructor Development Workshop - Presented by Theresa Barnabei and Bruce Moyer, DREI. This special rate is for DREI designees only. This is a separate ticketed item. Presented at and Sponsored by Miami Association of REALTORS® Miami Association of REALTORS® - 700 S. Royal Poinciana Blvd. Suite 400, Miami, FL, see Conference App for driving directions.
2:00–5:00 pm Conference Registration Desk Open
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay - 3rd floor Foyer
5:30–6:00 pm 1st Timer Gathering - Bay Front Terrace
Join some of your REEA Board of Directors for a quick meet & greet prior to the Welcome/Networking Happy Hour on the patio at the Bay Front Terrace at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay.
6:00–8:00 pm Welcome/Networking Happy Hour, Sponsored by Dearborn Real Estate Education - Bay Front Terrace
Welcome/Networking Happy Hour on the patio at the Bay Front Terrace at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay.
 
Saturday June 24 REEA Business Mtg/General & Concurrent Sessions
6:00 am REEAWalkers
Join the REEAWalkers in the hotel lobby for a beautiful bay walk to get your morning started.
7:30 am–4:00 pm Conference Registration Desk Open
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay - 3rd floor Foyer
7:59 am–4:00 pm Exhibitors Open
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay - 3rd floor Foyer
8:00–9:15 am REEA Annual Business Meeting and Installation - Main Ballroom
Welcome, REEA Business Meeting and 2017-2018 Installation of REEA Officers and Directors. Exciting things are happening at REEA and will be announced! REEA Business Meeting is open to everyone.
9:05–9:15 am RapidFire Speaker Showcase Presentations
Stay for the end of this Business Meeting 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.
9:30–10:30 am Opening General Session "Think Big, Act Bigger" with Jeff Hayzlett - Main Ballroom
"Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless" A take-no-prisoners, no BS, attitude adjustment for those of us who call ourselves entrepreneurs. Every business and in every industry, limitations exist everywhere - mostly in our minds and in the stories we tell ourselves. Getting past these limitations is hard work. Join us as we focus on the attitude we need to overcome the obstacles that face our businesses every day. No one is coming to save us, none of us will win the lottery. Everyone can think big, the art is in acting bigger.
10:45–11:45 am Ed Directors Panel Session
Salon G-K
10:45–11:45 am Regulator Panel Session
Hibiscus Island Room
10:45–11:45 am School Owners Panel Session
Watson Island Room
10:45–11:45 am Instructor Panel Session
Main Ballroom
12:00–1:30 pm General Lunch Session "From Education to Innovation- New Rules of Engagement" with Terri Murphy - Main Ballroom
What can we do differently to transform how leadership thru education can inspire engagement and ultimately enlightenment? Education deliverables now require multiple skill sets, and one of the most important in the mix is focusing on creating higher levels attraction, attendance and ultimately engagement thru programs and presentations. This program offers insights, tips and strategies that advance your skill set to connect and communicate more effectively easily and with measureable results.
1:45–2:45 pm "Video Bootcamp" with Jeremias 'JMan' Maneiro - Watson Island
Do you want to use video but not sure where to get started? Or where to go after you have a video? This workshop will be a hands on approach to learning how to record, edit , do voice overs, add music and then post everywhere. We will discuss what programs and apps need to accomplish all of this and also list all the different ways that we can use video to enhance our presentations as well as promote courses.
1:45–2:45 pm "How to Pilot an Entertaining Flight for Your Students" with Bill Gallagher, DREI - Salon G-K
Fasten your seat belt and hold on as Bill Gallagher shares his insights on using multimedia and themes to create an exceptional educational experience. This non-stop flight will be packed with practical tools, stories, and concepts that any educator can implement to make their next presentation soar to new heights.
1:45–2:45 pm "The Essential Eight E's of an Excellent Educational Experience" with Randy Cooney - Hibiscus Island Room
Run, don’t walk, into Randy’s always hands-on, resource filled class to learn how to make whatever you teach more: Enticing, Engaging, Enlightening, Empowering, Entertaining, Enduring, Energizing and Extraordinary!
3:00–4:00 pm "Tools to Promote Your Classes and Engage Your Students" with Brenda Kasuva - Watson Island Room
When attendance is low, we need to get creative on getting more people to register. Learn how to promote using Eventbrite. Teach your class by making it simple and entertaining using different tools like videos, review topics using games and go through the material where students understand the material and have fun.
3:00–4:00 pm "Making 'Canned Material' YOURS! with Marcie Roggow, DREI - Hibiscus Island
Learn how you have the ability to take material that you didn’t write and in some cases don’t like but have to teach…and convert it to material that can sing a new song putting in your signature stories and examples. So many educators teach REBAC, state/local courses that are delivered to them in a manual with a set of slides to use. How to make it ‘yours’ and make you the star that you can be will decide who gets invited back time and again…make sure it’s you!
3:00–4:00 pm "The Power of Story Telling" with Andy Brown - Salon G-K
As adults, we learn different now that we did when we were younger, and we tend to think and create memories in pictures. A well-constructed and well-delivered story can remarkably enhance a student’s classroom learning experience. Storytelling is a learned skill that can be developed and in this presentation you will learn the basics of the elements of creating a good story and of delivering a good story in the classroom environment. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to increase your skill sets and add this to your professional teaching tool bag!
4:15–5:15 pm "Teaching Across the Ages: General Gap or Education Gap?" with Travis Everette - Salon G-K
Leave with a fresh perspective on learning styles and abilities once you are able to recognize that someone’s generation does not dictate their learning. In this presentation you will be challenged to examine your own bias about your students' abilities based on assumptions regarding age, appearance and much more.
4:15–5:15 pm "Keep Students Returning to You and Your School" with Mike Gamblin - Watson Island Room
Customers are the lifeblood of any business, including real estate schools. Instructors and school directors will benefit by using these methods that will help make your students 'customers for life' and return regularly to your courses.
4:15–5:15 pm "I Didn't Know PowerPoint Could do That!" with Len Elder, DREI - Hibiscus Island Room
A high level exploration of the features and tools that PowerPoint supports so that instructors at any level can take their presentations to the next level.
6:30–8:30 pm Happy Hour at the Micro Theater Miami, Sponsored by Hondros Learning Group
Happy Hour at the Micro Theater Miami - 1490 Biscayne Blvd. (0.3 miles from hotel). For additional information and details on theater shows, visit our friends at the Hondros Education Group booth.
 
Sunday June 25 General/Concurrent Sessions & Dinner Cruise
6:00 am REEAWalkers
Join the REEAWalkers in the hotel lobby for a beautiful bay walk to get your morning started.
7:30 am–4:00 pm Conference Registration Desk Open
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay - 3rd floor Foyer
8:00 am–4:00 pm Exhibitors Open
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay - 3rd floor Foyer
8:30–9:30 am General Session - "Life Lessons, Real Estate and Teaching at 200 mph!" with Steven David, CRB, CRS, GRI, MBA - Main Ballroom
Steve is one of the largest independent brokers in the nation and a 12-time National Champion in Unlimited Hydroplane racing with 17 world speed records. During his nearly 4 decades of Hydroplane racing, he's crashed a record 10 times, twice left lifeless. His story of the turnaround and the life altering insights will leave you inspired as never before. His success in both racing and real estate are brought to life for you as he shares his life lessons at 200 mph.
9:20–9:30 am RapidFire Speaker Showcase Presentations
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 ""Building and Delivering a Presentation that Incites Passion and Creates Action!" with Rob Mehta - Watson Island Room
This presentation is focused on the four core areas of presentation design and build, as well as the key components of delivery that ensure your audience leaves the presentation with actionable steps to achieve true results in the business. Learn to take content and transform it into a passionate presentation that delivers value and results for your audience.
9:45–10:45 am "Reinventing Influence for Powerful Engagement Strategies" with Terri Murphy - Main Ballroom
In this presentation you will discover the latest strategies and tools to provide more powerful and efficient presentations with measurement of strong interactivity, edu-bite consumption of information in more digestible formats influenced by targeted platforms and tools that resonate with generational and behavioral styles.
9:45–10:45 am "Does Your Class Control You or Do You Control Your Class?" with Al Batteiger - Bayview Ballroom
Let's not forget the basics. Dealing with today's society in a classroom, holding the social structure of your class together in order for all to benefit. In this session you will learn how to teach to all, not just those that are in the front row, forming relationships with your class to optimize your presence and policing the trouble spots while you continue to teach.
9:45–10:45 am "It's Not Always About CE" with Lynn Channer - Hibiscus Room
This session will provide you with an overview of agent training at the company level, emphasizing mind set, skill set, action & accountability. It will also introduce SWOT as an evaluation tool, and suggest various vehicles for training.
11:00 am–12:00 pm "Technology Tools all Educators Will Love" with Craig Grant - Hibiscus Room
It seems like everyday another vendor claims their product is the greatest tool ever, but there isn't enough time or money for you to test them all. In this session Craig will show you some amazing tools for the classroom, marketing, office, communication and more!
11:00 am–12:00 pm "Keeping it Real With Innovation" with Jason Jakus - Watson Island Room
Busy real estate professionals are looking for high impact training that provides outcome based solutions and outcomes using innovation and engagement. Leverage today's technology and overlay the adult learning styles to ensure higher retention and content comprehension. Learn the 10 innovative secrets that will take your class to new levels.
11:00 am–12:00 pm "Get a Grip! Finding Your Balance Without Losing It!" with Karel Murray, DREI - Bayview Ballroom
Stop pleading insanity and Get a Grip! This fast paced, content packed presentation identifies the internal and external influences that create chaos and stress in our daily lives. Get real life suggestions on establishing balance. Examine change, motivation, personal accountability, stress survival, time management, and how to diagnose your “stumbling blocks.”
11:00 am–12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
To be Announced
12:00–1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
1:30–2:45 pm Regulator Update Panel Session
Main Ballroom - open to everyone! Join us for an update from the 2017 ARELLO President, Miriam Baer and then some of our own Real Estate Commissions for a great panel update discussion to address various regulatory issues that may be of interest to you.
3:00–4:00 pm General Session - REEATalks
Main Ballroom
4:00–5:00 pm General Closing Session "6 Steps to Embracing Change" with Richard Flint - Main Ballroom
It’s one of the most emotional words you have to deal with . . . Change! A word we have a love/hate relationship with. We resist change because of what the word requires, yet we know without change we cannot improve. Join Richard Flint, and together examine the 6 steps to taking the fear out of change and learn to embrace change; the pathway to greater success!
6:00 pm Extra: GUEST - Dinner Cruise Ticket Only ($75.00)
6:00–10:00 pm Closing Dinner Cruise on the Biscayne Lady
Join us on the Biscayne Lady Cruise line for an evening dinner out on the bay.
 
Monday June 26 Full Day IDW #2-You must take IDW#1 prior to IDW#2
6:00 am REEAWalkers
Join the REEAWalkers in the hotel lobby for a beautiful bay walk to get your morning started.
8:00–9:00 am IDW Registration Desk Open
Miami Association of REALTORS® - 700 S. Royal Poinciana Blvd. Suite 400, Miami, FL, see Conference App for driving directions.
9:00 am–4:00 pm Extra: Full Day REEA IDW #2 ($129.00)
REEA IDW #2: Instructor Development Workshop - Presented by Theresa Barnabei and Bruce Moyer, DREI. Please NOTE: Anyone interested in attending IDW #2 course must have taken IDW #1 first. This is a separate ticketed item. Presented at and Sponsored by Miami Association of REALTORS® Miami Association of REALTORS® - 700 S. Royal Poinciana Blvd. Suite 400, Miami, FL, see Conference App for driving directions.

Hotel Information

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

1633 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33132 •  (305) 374-3900

For Special REEA Rates of $144/night (+tax, etc.) click here or contact the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay directly at (305) 374-3900!  Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-out.

Guests are responsible for their own sleeping room reservations.  To receive REEA's Special room rate all reservations must be received by Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay on or before Thursday, May 18, 2017 and/or our room block is full, so please get your room reservations in ASAP.  Attendees of this event nor any intermediary shall be permitted to assign any rights or obligations or resell or otherwise transfer to persons not associated with REEA reservations for guestrooms.

Guest hotel parking $29/day self park - $35/Valet (price is not guaranteed and can change without notice)

Hotel Information:

Stylish marina-front downtown Miami hotel

Cross Biscayne Bay the bridge to Everything Miami and enter another world at Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay. At the intersection of the Miami Arts, Wynwood and Design districts and mere minutes from the Miami Beach Convention Center, our hotel offers pleasure seekers and business travelers a sophisticated Miami experience. Our Marriott near the Port of Miami is the only marina front downtown hotel and features a sparkling lobby with contemporary work pods, Wi-Fi, Illy Cafe, jaw-dropping views and outdoor dining at Catch Grill & Bar. Slumber in style with our modern guest rooms and suites, complete with beautiful balconies overlooking the city or bay. Get to work in our Palm-2 certified hotel, boasting 25 meeting rooms with 20,000 square feet of flexible space and incredible bay views. When the business day is over, get a workout in our state-of-the-art fitness center, followed by a refreshing dip in our inviting pool. Escape to our Port of Miami hotel today!

Area Information

Miami Chamber of Commerce website

Transportation Information

AREA AIRPORT & TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Miami International Airport - MIA    Visit MIA airport website | 1-305-876-7000      

Hotel Direction:  7.5 miles E - This hotel does not provide shuttle service. 

Alternate transportation:

  • Miami Shuttle Van, 786-873-7304; fee: $15 USD (estimate,one way) ;reservation required
  • Bus service, fee: $2.25 USD  (estimate, one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: $26 USD  (estimate, one way)

Driving directions:

  • Take 836 E. to 395 (Miami Beach) Exit.
  • Exit to Biscayne Blvd
  • Turn left onto Biscayne Blvd.
  • Turn right on NE 14th Street.
  • Go 1 block, turn left onto North Bayshore Drive.
  • Hotel is on the right side of street at 1633 N. Bayshore Dr.    

Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport  - FLL   Visit FLL airport website | 1-866-I-FLY-FLL (1-866-435-9355)

Hotel Direction:  25 miles S - This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Courtesy of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport website

  • The Transportation Choices Chart (PDF) compares the estimated fares for 65 specific locations in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties for taxi cabs, shared rides, or luxury sedans. The fares are separated into colored-coded map zones to estimate a fare within that zone for other destinations not listed. Ground Transportation Booths provides brochures with the chart and transportation information. Find the booths inside each terminal lower level baggage claim.

Alternate transportation:

  • Key Transportation (305) 751-5005 reservation required
  • Estimated taxi fare: 90 USD  (estimate, one way)

Driving directions:

  • Take I-95 South to 395 East to Biscayne Blvd exit.
  • Turn left onto Biscayne Blvd.
  • Take a right turn on NE 14th Street.
  • Go one block to N. Bayshore Drive and make a left turn onto N. Bayshore Drive.
  • The hotel is on the right side of street at 1633 North Bayshore Drive.

Other Transportation

Car Rentals located at Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay hotel

  • Hertz | Phone: +1-786-425-2515

The above information was provided via Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay website

Attire Information

Business - Business Casual

Cancellation Policy

Conference Registration Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations received prior to midnight on April 30, 2017 will receive a full refund.
  • There is a $100.00 cancellation fee for all cancellations received after April 30, 2017.
  • Cancellations received between May 1, 2017 and May 23, 2017 will receive a refund of 50% of registration fee paid, less the cancellation fee of $100.00.
  • There is no refund for cancellations received after May 23, 2017.

No refunds will be given for cancellations due to weather if the event itself is not cancelled. REEA will not refund any travel expenses that may be incurred under any circumstances.  All requests for cancellation refunds must be in writing and emailed/mailed to the REEA Office at the address below within 14 days of the event start date with appropriate proof of travel cancellation.  All refunds due to an illness, injury, death or emergency will be considered on a case by case basis by the REEA Executive Director.

IDW Cancellation Policy:

  • There is a $100.00 cancellation fee for all cancellations received after April 30, 2017.
  • Registrations made for the IDW Session after June 1, 2017 will be charged an additional $25.00 late registration fee and are not guaranteed IDW Materials.

Nationwide Event Inclement Weather Policy:

Since REEA makes financial obligations based on the number of registrations and exhibitor spaces sold for events, registration fees cannot be refunded unless the event is cancelled by REEA due to inclement weather and a registrant's written request is received within 14 days of the event start date. If REEA cancels the event due to weather, REEA will issue a credit for the registrant upon written request, which may be applied within twelve (12) months either to the next scheduled REEA Conference or another REEA event. All requests for credit must be in writing and emailed/mailed to the REEA Office at the address below with appropriate proof of travel cancellation within 14 days of the event's start date. 

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

520.609.02380  Fax: 520.296.6006

Registration Information

Attending the entire event.

Type Fee
Early Bird Registration - By 4/15/17
This fee applies to a member who registers early.
Available 02/03/2017 to 04/16/2017 only
$399.00
Conference Registration - By 5/31/17
Available 04/16/2017 to 05/31/2017 only
$449.00
Late/Onsite Registration - After 5/31/17
This fee applies to members registering after the main cut-off date or on site at the conference.
Available 06/01/2017 to 06/26/2017 only
$499.00
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 02/03/2017 to 06/26/2017 only
$299.00
Conference Speaker
You must have been confirmed as a speaker for the conference to be eligible for this rate.
Available 02/03/2017 to 06/21/2017 only
$199.00
IDW #2 Session
Full day IDW Session #2
Available 04/01/2017 to 06/30/2017 only
$129.00
IDW #1 Session REEA Member Price
Member Price
Available 03/01/2017 to 06/26/2017 only
$149.00
IDW #1 Session Non-Member Price
Non-Member Price
Available 03/01/2017 to 06/26/2017 only
$169.00
One Day Registration - Saturday Only
This fee applies for a full One day registration and you will be able to join all sessions including Lunch.
Available 02/03/2017 to 06/26/2017 only
$299.00
Partial Guest Registration - mealed events only
Invite your Guest (Non-REEA member) to join you for the following; Friday night Networking Event, Saturday Lunch, Saturday evening event, and Sunday Dinner. This fee does not allow your guest to attend the full conference. Only 1 per paid attendee.
Available 02/03/2017 to 06/26/2017 only
$199.00
GUEST - Closing Dinner Cruise Ticket Only
Invite your Guest to join you aboard our Closing Dinner Cruise on the Biscayne Lady Yacht.
Available 02/03/2017 to 06/26/2017 only
$75.00
One Day Registration - Sunday Only
This fee applies for a full One day registration and you will be able to join all sessions including Closing Dinner
Available 02/03/2017 to 06/26/2017 only
$299.00
IDW #1 DREI Rate
This is a special rate for DREI Designees only for IDW #1
Available 04/01/2017 to 06/26/2017 only
$129.00

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Sponsorship of activities by vendors or regulated entities at this conference or meeting shall not be construed as an endorsement by REEA of the sponsoring entity or of the products, services, policies or positions. The sponsorship is not intended by the vendor or regulated entity, nor should it be construed by anyone, to influence the decisions of REEA and its representatives.