2018 DREI Summit

Click Here to Pre-Register
by 1/21/18

Tucson, Arizona
January 20–21, 2018



Saturday January 20 Full Day - 2018 DREI Summit
8:00–9:00 am Registration Desk Open
Continental Breakfast, Visit with Exhibitors
9:00–9:10 am Opening and Welcome
with Karel Murray, DREI and Dr. Roy Ponthier, DREI
9:10–9:40 am Selecting the Right Stories & Facilitated Session
with Joe Sinnona
9:45–10:20 am Technology to Enhance Story Telling
with Jeremias 'JMan' Maneiro
10:20–10:30 am Break
10:30–11:10 am DREI Report
Deb Carpenter, DREI, 2017 Leadership Council Member
11:10–11:30 am DREI Leadership Council
Responsibilities, Nominations and Voting
11:30–11:40 am Break
11:40 am–12:00 pm Overview of Storytelling Workshop & Volunteer Sign Up
12:00–1:30 pm Lunch Provided
1:30–2:00 pm Story Construction
with Travis Everette
2:00–2:30 pm Presentation of a Story
with Karel Murray, DREI
2:30–2:45 pm Break
2:45–4:00 pm Volunteers Tell Their Stories with Feedback
Facilitated by Karel Murray, DREI and Dr. Roy Ponthier, DREI
4:00–4:30 pm Break
4:30–6:30 pm DREI Awards and Recognition - Happy Hour
6:30 pm Dinner on Your Own
Sunday January 21 Half Day - 2018 DREI Summit
7:00–7:45 am Video Reviewers (closed meeting)
with Deb Carpenter, DREI
8:00–9:00 am Registration Desk Open
Continental Breakfast, Visit with Exhibitors
9:00–9:10 am Welcome Back
with Karel Murray, DREI and Dr. Roy Ponthier, DREI
9:10–9:20 am Announcements
New Leadership/DREI Council Members & Wrap Up Election
9:20–9:30 am Attendee Feedback on Story Telling Elements from Day One
9:40–11:00 am Volunteers Retell Their Stories with Feedback (Part 1)
11:00–11:10 am Break
11:10 am–12:00 pm Volunteers Retell Their Stories with Feedback (Part 2)
12:00–12:30 pm Facilitated Overview of What Learned About Story Telling
12:30–12:45 pm Storytelling and Adult Learning Theory
with Dr. Roy Ponthier, DREI
12:45–1:00 pm Wrap Up

Hotel Information

Desert Diamond Casino & Entertainment | 7350 S. Nogales Highway, Tucson, AZ  85756 | 877-777-4212

Sleeping Room Reservations, click here or call 877-777-4212 or 520-342-3012 and refer to REEA - DREI Summit room block for a special rate of $119/night*  Reservations must be made by December 28, 2017.  Room availaiblity and special rate may not be available after this date.

* Rates are subject to applicable sales and occupancy tax.

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Hotel Amenities

  • Complimentary Wireless Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center - Open 24 Hours
  • A Variety Dining Options - One Open 24 Hours
  • Free Airport Shuttle Service
  • Refreshing Pool & Hot Tub
  • Unlimited Gaming Excitement
  • Concierge Service

In Room Amenities

  • New Double Pillow Top Mattress & Premium Linens
  • Complimentary Internet Access (Wireless & Data Port)
  • New Large Work Desk & Duel Line Speaker Phone
  • Cable TV
  • In Room Safe (Laptop Size)
  • Refrigerator & Coffeemaker
  • Hair Dryer & Make Up/Shaving Mirror
  • Iron & Ironing Board

Area Information

VisitTucson.org - Tucson Visistor Center

Events happening in Tucson - Jan 2018

Transportation Information

Tucson International Airport - 4 miles East

Contact Desert Diamond Casino for Free Airport Shuttle Service

Call 877-777-4212 or 520-342-3012 and refer to REEA - DREI Summit

Attire Information

Business - Business Casual

Cancellation Policy

DREI Summit Registration Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations received prior to midnight on December 15, 2017 will receive a full refund.
  • There is a $69.00 cancellation fee for all cancellations received after December 15, 2017.
  • There is no refund for cancellations received after December 31, 2017.

No refunds will be given for cancellations due to weather if the event itself is not cancelled. REEA/DREI 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.

Nationwide Event Inclement Weather Policy:

Since REEA/DREI 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/DREI due to inclement weather and a registrant's written request is received within 14 days of the event start date. If REEA/DREI cancels the event due to weather, REEA/DREI will issue a credit for the registrant upon written request, which may be applied within twelve (12) months either to the next scheduled DREI Summit 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
REEA Headquarters
7739 E. Broadway, #337
Tucson, AZ 85710

520.609.02380  Fax: 520.296.6006

Registration Information

Attending the entire event.

Type Fee
DREI Summit Early Bird by 11/15/17
This fee applies to all REEA members who registers by 11/15./17.
Available 06/01/2017 to 11/15/2017 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 08/15/2017 to 01/21/2018 only
DREI Awards & Recognition Happy Hour
Invite your guest to join you at the Annual DREI Awards Happy Hour
Available 06/01/2017 to 01/21/2018 only
DREI Summit Vendor
This includes 1 free Summit Registration
Available 06/01/2017 to 01/21/2018 only
DREI Summit Early Bird Registration - by 11/15/17
Available 05/31/2017 to 11/15/2017 only
DREI Summit Registration - 11/16/17 -12/15/17
Available 11/16/2017 to 12/15/2017 only
DREI Summit Late/Onsite Registration
Available 12/16/2017 to 01/21/2018 only

Registration closes on:1/21/18

Desert Diamond Reservation Flyer.pdf 386.73 KiB 8/7/17 7:32 PM
DREI 2018 Summit Agenda January 19-21 2018.pdf
Printable Agenda
453.82 KiB 8/8/17 4:48 PM
Exhibitor Application - 2018 DREI Summit.pdf
If you are interested in networking and building relationships with our elite DREIs, please join us in Tucson! Complete application and submit to Kris Inman via email (Kris@REEA.org) or Fax (520-296-6006).
592.41 KiB 8/15/17 6:37 PM
Summit flyer 2018.pdf 664.73 KiB 6/21/17 5:31 AM

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.