Annual Convention & Expo

September 24–27, 2017
Duke Energy Convention Center & Hilton Netherlands Plaza, Cincinnati, OH.

Registration opens 7/1/2017

Last updated 6/14/2017


Attend the 2017 Convention and Expo in Cincinnati for the first ever joint event with the Ohio REALTORS. Join over 1,000 colleagues to share ideas, meet other real estate professionals, gain industry insights and take advantage of four days of educational opportunities to help improve your business and complete annual requirements.


By attending the Convention, you will be able to take advantage of more than enough hours of educational opportunities to complete annual requirements...and then some. But it’s more than just education so bring plenty of business cards...

Join over a thousand REALTORS® from across Kentucky and Ohio in various networking events and social activities to build your referral base: 
• Kick-off Networking Reception at the Newport Aquarium
• Installation Dinner featuring ROTY presentation
• REALTOR® Fun Night
• YPN (Young Professionals) Event
• KYR/OR Reception and RPAC Event
• Tradeshow Grand Opening
• Valuable Door Prizes
• CRS Course (CRS 120: Converting Leads Into Closings - separate registration required)


We want to invite you to be a part of this great event as we are expecting over a thousand REALTORS® from across Kentucky and Ohio. The Expo offers a great opportunity to market your company, products and services to a large group of active REALTORS®. By participating in this event, you are able to get one on one, quality face time with your most lucrative customers.  We have scheduled a number of events on the trade show floor to guarantee attendees will visit your booth.

Every sponsorship will include a 10x10 exhibit booth (Gold and Platinum level sponsorships will receive a PREMIUM booth location, Diamond and Presenting level sponsorships will receive a double PREMIUM booth location - first come, first serve basis). Check the sponsor form below for more information about exhibiting and the different sponsorship levels.

Download an exhibitor/sponsor form
Floorplan/exhibit booths
Electric & Internet ordering form (coming soon)
Exhibitor service kit (coming soon)









































Discover Publications

U.S. Bank Home Mortgage

Community First

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty
5/3 Bank
AdWriter Inc.
America's Preferred Home Warranty, Inc
Centralized Showing Service
Century 21 Real Estate
Century Mortgage Company
Community First
Council of Residential Specialists
Dee Sign
Discover Publications
Dry Effect Restoration Services
First American Home Warranty
First Federal Lakewood
HMS Home Warranty
Home Warranty Inc.
HomeTeam Inspection Services
HSA Home Warranty & American Home Shield
InFocus Real Estate Group
Kentucky Housing Corporation
L & N Credit Union
Leaders Moving & Storage
Nationwide Insurance
Ohio Association of Community Colleges
Ohio Division of Real Estate
Pillar to Post
PNC Bank
Power Testimonial
Professional Property Stager Learning Institute
Rice Insurance Services Company, LLC
Stockton Mortgage
Tennessee Valley Signs
U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
Wells Fargo Home Warranty
Zillow Group


Networking Reception at the Newport Aquarium

If you are arriving early to Convention on Sunday, join colleagues at the Newport Aquarium for a laid back gathering where you can enjoy appetizers, drinks and a exclusive admittance to the Newport Aquarium. As the official gathering place, members can network with other professionals from across Kentucky and Ohio while exploring the Aquarium exhibits and checking out the spectacular views of the Cincinnati skyline from the Riverside Room. This event is open to all Convention attendees. Facts about the Aquarium:

  • 121,200 square feet
  • 1 million gallons of salt and fresh water
  • Hundreds of aquatic species
  • Thousands of animals
  • More than 65 exhibits


Installation Dinner

On Monday, help usher in 2018 Kentucky REALTORS President Steve Cline, a member of the REALTOR Association of SKY, at a sit down dinner with over a hundred of your closest friends. Then watch all of KYR's past presidents in the ceremonial passing of the gavel. KYR will also bestow the annual REALTOR of the Year award to one deserving member who has contributed significantly to the real estate industry in Kentucky. This event requires separate registration but is open to anyone who wants to attend.


Trade Show Grand Opening Reception and RPAC Event

The half way point of Convention, the reception is the grand opening of the tradeshow and where attendees can peruse the products and services of vendors while enjoying food, drinks, good music and dancing - all in one place. In addition, if you want to invest in RPAC, there will be several games set-up and other ways to win prizes. After the opening, we will have entertainment available to all attendees from Kentucky and Ohio. This event is open to all Convention attendees.


Tradeshow Lunch

Attendees can join fellow real estate professionals in the tradeshow for the door prize drawings where exhibitors and sponsors will be giving away tons of free stuff. Someone will be walking away with a free Convention registration for 2018. A box lunch can be purchased by attendees.



This year, the Convention will feature more national educators and sessions than ever before. These are the folks that educate thousands of agents every year - to see even one of these educators alone would cost more than the price of admission.


Terry Watson
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Terry Watson doesn’t just say he is different, his audience evaluations prove that he IS different. Why? Because his audiences always walk away smiling – for days. Because his audiences always ask for more and often hang out after class to keep the flow of knowledge flowing. Because Terry AND his audiences have the time of their lives, and they learn something worthwhile along the way!

Terry has his own unique brand of imparting knowledge, and the many returning learners Who can’t wait to hear more from him, plus the hundreds of first-time learners who’ve heard about him through the grapevine are proof that he is doing something amazing in each session. His infectious can-do attitude, his joyous sense of humor, and his uncanny ability to reach and involve all types of executives make him and his course content memorable and useful.

In fact, not only is this educator a natural-born, well-known, and diversified facilitator and speaker, he is also an experienced and highly motivated sales professional who really knows the business. If your attendees aren’t often overheard in the halls saying, “ I can’t believe I didn’t know that” or “I haven’t laughed this hard in years” or “I am so glad I was here”, Terry was not your speaker.


Chandra Hall
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Professional speaker and real estate professional Chandra Hall knows this winning combination – inspiration and action – empowers you to achieve your personal vision for success.

Chandra knows this because her belief in inspiration + action has fueled her education and impressive career. She began her college education at age 16, soon earned her B.S. degree in international business, and later earned her master’s degree in business administration. Chandra became a licensed REALTOR® in 1997 and earned the prestigious title of Distinguished Real Estate Instructor in 2008.

As the managing broker/owner of Colorado Mesa Realty LLC, Chandra has been successful in several aspects of real estate from residential resale to building new homes. In fact, she was recognized as the designer and creative consultant on three award-winning Parade Homes.

From coast to coast, Chandra is a highly sought-after speaker at real estate conferences. A high-energy, vibrant speaker, she has a stellar reputation for engaging and inspiring audiences while ensuring they take away step-by-step systems and doable action plans to achieve their personal and professional vision of success.


Adorna Carroll
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Adorna Carroll is the Vice-President and Owner/Broker of Realty3, a large multi-office firm in Connecticut where she is responsible for the firm’s policies/procedures, technology infrastructure and strategic initiatives.  Her team continues to represent and refer buyer and seller clients.

Adorna is the President of Dynamic Directions, Inc. an educational and sales training consulting firm.  In addition to being an international trainer in the area of Association Leadership Training, Strategic & Business Planning, Agency Relationships and Buyer Representation, Adorna has been named to the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC’s) Hall of Fame and is the co-author of the SRS – Seller Representative Specialist Designation course, owned by the Real Estate Business Institute – REBI and now one of NAR’s family of designations.

In 1997 she completed her term as the State President for the CT Realtors, was the 2001 Region 1 Vice President, an NAR Liaison in 2002, 2003, and 2007, RPAC Trustee in 2004, the 2005 NAR VP & Liaison to Committees, NAR’s Chief Political Fundraiser in 2006, a member of the RPAC Hall of Fame, the was the 2016 President of the REBI – Real Estate Business Institute (formerly CRB) and is the 79th recipient of NAR’s Distinguished Service Award.


 Jason VaughnJason Vaughn
Jason is a lawyer with Vaughn & Smith, PLLC in Louisville who recently served as the instructor for KAR’s professional standards training. His reviews came back overwhelmingly positive with attendees saying he worked through and clarified common issues they didn’t realize were ethics violations but also violations of the law.

By focusing on real estate litigation, the firm has managed to create a practice niche that had previously never been filled. Many firms have offered litigation services to clients with real estate related issues, but only Vaughn & Smith, PLLC has specifically trained its litigation attorneys for this exact purpose. The attorneys at Vaughn & Smith, PLLC constantly monitor the real estate industry as a whole, as well as any and all changes in the law that may affect it. They have intimate knowledge of commercial and residential real estate transactions and can utilize this base of knowledge when representing their client's interests.



Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Official hotel for Kentucky at the 2017 Convention
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Book a room online
Room rates: $169/standard room
Make your hotel reservations by calling 800-HILTONS and refer to the group code "OKR"
Room cut-off is August 21

Hotel Info:
Open since 1931, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza hotel is one of the world’s finest examples of French Art Deco design. Take the hotel skywalk to various shops and restaurants and walk to the Duke Energy Convention Center. This National Historic Landmark hotel offers 40,000 sq. ft. of unique event space. Dine at Orchids at Palm Court, responsible for making our hotel the #1 Hilton food and beverage hotel in the USA for six of the last seven years.

  • Located 2 blocks from Cincinnati Bell Connector Streetcar stop, connecting popular Cincinnati destinations
  • Hilton’s #1 USA Food and Beverage hotel for six of the last seven years
  • Orchids at Palm Court is Ohio's only AAA Five Diamond Restaurant
  • National Historic Landmark with restored 1930s French Art Deco design, rosewood paneling and ceiling murals
  • Complimentary basic WiFi in guestrooms and meeting/public space

Hotel amenities are designed to lessen the stress of traveling with our heated indoor pool, convenient garage parking and complimentary basic WiFi. Enjoy complimentary access to Snap Fitness and Executive Lounge access at The Belvedere Club to Hilton Honors Gold and Diamond members.

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CRS120: Converting Leads Into Closings - 1 Day Course
Instructor: Chandra Hall

8 CRS Credits
CE Electives - Hours n/a (Will be submited to KREC & Ohio Division of Real Estate for CE Electives)


To register click on one of the links below:
Registration: click here
Group Rate Registration: click here

Whether you are a new agent building your business or an established agent keeping your database fresh, maintaining a flow of potential customers is crucial to your success. Attracting leads is key, but if you don’t have effective systems for converting them into closings, you’re leaving money on the table. This course highlights both traditional and digital approaches to identifying and closing more customers. Instruction and activities cover all aspects of a successful customer interaction experience--attraction, first contact, needs analysis, incubation, conversion, closing, and beyond.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Develop systems for capturing, converting, and tracking leads
Implement customer-focused campaigns that highlight consistent touches via various channels
Integrate technical tools to enhance the efficiency and responsiveness of your lead management
Set priorities for lead conversion and create an action plan for achieving them


We make every effort to provide an accurate schedule as early as possible, but changes happen. The meeting schedule is always subject to change. Please check back often to make sure you have the latest meeting schedule.

No schedule items have been added for this meeting.

Registration Fees

General Registration
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Cancellation Policy

No cancellation policy has been defined for this meeting, so registrations for this meeting may not be cancelled online.

Exceptions to this policy due to extenuating circumstances may be made at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer. Please contact us if you need to cancel because of a special situation.