Meetings

Annual Convention & Expo

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

Last updated 8/17/2017

General

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.

Highlights

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: 

• Newport Aquarium Welcome Reception
• Greg “Boss” Wooldridge, The Blue Angels - Keynote Speaker
• Over 42 hours of CE approved for both Kentucky and Ohio
• RPAC Major Investor Event at Great American Ball Park
• Reds Game Tickets - Day @ the Park
• Installation Dinner honoring KYR’s Incoming President and the DSA Award
• Opening Session & presentation of the ROTY Award
• REALTOR® After Party - Soul Circus
• YPN Lunch Box for Techies
• Pub Crawl in Over-the-Rhine Neighborhood
• Broker and Commercial Education Tracks
• Kentucky & Ohio Networking Reception
• Tradeshow Grand Opening and RPAC Event
• Valuable Door Prizes including a $2,000 Getaway Package
• CRS 120 Course (separate reg.) 

Keynote Speaker - Greg Wooldridge, U.S. Navy Blue Angels
Greg “Boss” Wooldridge is the only commanding officer to lead The Blue Angels for three separate tours. He was first selected because of his demonstrated ability to build teams where communication, trust and teamwork took precedence over rank and status. His heart-driven approach proved a perfect match for the Blue Angel’s culture of excellence, and he was called back to lead 2 more teams through times of difficult transition. Since his success with the Blues, Greg has been inspired to share his methods in order to empower individuals and teams on their journey toward High Performance. 

From the very start of Greg's career in the Navy, Greg was immersed in the building of great teams. In flight candidate school he learned from the camaraderie of his class, an emotion that elevated individuals by first elevating the performance of the team. Later, acting as a commander of a carrier squadron, Greg discovered that teams which drive toward something greater than themselves unlock an ability to perform at extreme levels.​

And finally, when he was selected as the commanding officer of the Blue Angels, The Navy’s—and the world’s—premiere flight demonstration squadron, Greg Wooldridge experienced what it was like to take one’s dreams and beliefs on an upward spiral, into the beyond.

Greg’s one of a kind experience resonates with audiences of any size, background or culture. From leaders searching for an inspiring “how to” approach, to full scale corporate engagements, Boss simultaneously creates that “spark” with his stories from the cockpit, and fans it into flames by providing the nuts and bolts of Blue Angel methodology.


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. In addition to having the entire place to ourselves, we will also have two Penguin Encounters giving you an up close and personal visit with these adorable birds. 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

 

Bourbon, Bling & Buckeyes
Tuesday, September 26
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Duke Energy Convention Center
Cincinnati, OH

Just after the tradeshow floor opens, RPAC is hosting the Bourbon, Bling and Buckeyes event where one lucky attendee will be walking away with a gorgeous, 1 carat diamond. To participate, you can purchase a glass for $50 or up to five total. Each glass purchase gives you a chance at selecting the real diamond. Only 600 glasses are available so don't miss your chance to support RPAC and win. Deadline to purchase is 1pm on Friday, September 22. You don't have to attend Convention or this event to participate - you can authorize someone else to select a glass for you.

Click here to purchase your glasses online

Education

SUNDAY, SEPT. 24

8:30 am - 5:00 pm
CRS 120: Converting Leads Into Closings - Chandra Hall
Duke Energy Convention Center Cincinnati, OH

 

MONDAY, SEPT. 25

9:00 am - Noon
Kentucky / Ohio REALTORS CONTINUING EDUCATION ( 3 Credit Hours)

Terry Watson: The Yelp Effect (Reputation Management) / Residential Track
This course provides the practitioner with real-world tools to give the public extremely thorough disclosures, realistic and true anticipated costs and procedures, and extremely detailed and honest explanations of what to expect during their real estate transaction, to help the public avoid problems, liabilities, missteps and/or unlawful acts. The practitioner will have tools that will Easify™ the real estate transaction for the public and provide better information helping the public to make informed decisions.

Panel: Remodel Your Marketing Strategy / Residential Track
This session is designed to provide agents with easy and affordable tools and tips that will assist them in innovating their marketing strategy to personally save time while providing value to their clients. Strategically choreographed to engage the agent throughout, a variety of marketing experts, media professionals, and an interactive, high profile innovation panel will shine light on affordable tools and tips that will assist agents in innovating their marketing strategy. Special focus will be to empower the agent with a step-by-step process and skills that they can easy apply today and as a result release the overwhelm and cost felt by the mystery of marketing.

Adorna Carroll: Shift Happens--Generation & Business Trends / Residential Track
Real estate brokers and agents do not drive the real estate industry - the consumer and their needs do. This is a mind-blowing reality check that highlights the differences in consumer communication needs with 5 generations of buyers and sellers in the game for the first time. This course helps you realize that we can no longer do things the way we have always done them and continue to survive.

 

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kentucky / Ohio REALTORS CONTINUING EDUCATION (3 Credit Hours)

Adorna Carroll, Mary Lou Butcher Roth & Heather Dunn. Laura Disney, Randy Newsome: Creating and Finding New Business / Young Professionals & Residential Track
Before you can generate business you need to clarify and articulate your value.  This portion of the session is an overview of methods to differentiate yourself from your competition. We all start out with great intentions and yet, sometimes, our actions fall short, leaving us with a less than desirable outcome. In this section of the course we will explore how to easily achieve through consistency. Panel questions will finish the course.

 

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (3 Credit Hours)

Terry Watson: Easify 101: Relationship Marketing Made Easy / Residential Track (co-sponsored by CRS)
This course examines the “real-world”, professional and marketing issues that can sabotage the work of committed, ambitious REALTORS®, and demonstrates why good people consistently fail. Learn how to improve and manage relationships, how to elevate production, how to close transactions efficiently and how to work smarter, not harder.

Adorna Carroll: Business Issues Keeping Brokers/Managers Up at Night / Broker, Managers Track
Running a business and keeping it are two different things.  Owners, Managers and Team Leaders need to keep their eye on some key components and the wrong decisions can cost them their business and agents.  

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 26

8:00 am - 11:00 am
Kentucky / Ohio REALTORS CONTINUING EDUCATION (3 Credit Hours)

Bruce Aydt: Stay Out of Court & Stay in Business / Commercial, Brokers, Managers Track
Learn to avoid common mistakes that might lead to getting into a property disclosure claim for fraud, misrepresentation or negligence! Property disclosure and condition issues are the leading cause of lawsuits and claims against real estate licensees! This course examines what the risks are and how to manage and reduce mistakes by understanding the concepts of property disclosure. Rather than simply talking about what “the law” is, this course gives you practical tools to stay out of those claims and stay out of court!

 

10:00 am - Noon
Kentucky / Ohio REALTORS GRAND SESSION: Where Excellence Meets
Keynote Speaker: Greg Wooldridge, Navy Blue Angels

 

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Kentucky / Ohio Lunch Box for Techies with Amy Schmittaur (no CE)

Vlog Like a Boss: How to Kill It Online With Video Blogging
Do you need a video strategy that cuts through the noise? There are so many options for video today (and so many brands doing it poorly) that it can be difficult to know where to start and how to stand out. Amy Schmittauer is a business owner, YouTuber and best selling author of the book Vlog Like a Boss: How to Kill It Online with Video Blogging. Discover her blueprint for personal connection and brand awareness through "vlogging" with actionable tactics that will position you as the leading resource in your field, and more importantly activate a rabidly-loyal community who will lift you up for a lifetime. 

 

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (1.5 credit hours for OH, no CE for KY)
Kentucky / Ohio REALTORS CONTINUING EDUCATION (1.5 Credit Hours)
Phil Schulman: RESPA: Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

 

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kentucky / Ohio CONTINUING EDUCATION (3 Credit Hours)

Juanita McDowell: YouTube/Video Marketing & Data Security / Residential, Brokers, Managers Track
Time to take your business to the next level by implementing a video marketing strategy and ensuring you stay safe online. The first half of this highly entertaining and informative program will show you how to use videos to generate leads and gain customer loyalty. The second half will help you put proper safeguards in place to prevent malware and viruses from destroying your real estate business. Don’t miss this highly informative program!

Tom Lundstedt: Big League Hard Ball: A Workshop on C/I Real Estate / Commercial Track
This is the perfect solution for commercial-investment professionals who are tired of attending seminars that focus on issues related to residential REALTORS®. All across America there are real estate investors who have owned their property for many years. The property might even be totally paid for. Many of these investors believe themselves to be investment geniuses! 

This session demonstrates that property owners can greatly boost the rate of return – and increase their wealth – by moving the equity from their current property to one, or more, new properties. It's a powerful way to increase listings, plus make more sales.

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kentucky / Ohio CONTINUING EDUCATION (3 Credit Hours)

Bruce Aydt: Ethics: The Measure of Professionalism / Commercial, Residential Track & NAR COE requirements
The student will identify common themes and articles of the Code and Canons of Ethics, strive to be informed on issues affecting real estate and identify and take steps to eliminate bad business practices in protecting the public. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the enforcement process, disciplinary actions possible and analyze in depth case study examples.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27

8:00 am - 11:00 am
Kentucky / Ohio CONTINUING EDUCATION (3 Credit Hours)

Pam Ermen: Team Dynamics for Brokers / Broker, Managers Track
Get prepared for the Team Dynamic! Your top producers want to grow and team formation can be an enticing and rewarding way to do it…if you’re ready for it. Find out how preparation and planning can develop teams that contribute to the growth, recruitment, retention, and profitability of your office. You’ll learn about the 5 Growth Stages of Teams, developing policies and procedures, and how to maximize this dynamic into a positive force!

Chris Finney:  22 Compelling Issues in Real Estate / Core Law Ohio
Review listing and contract fundamentals as well as purchase contract provisions. Also discussed will be scams and how to avoid them, the CFPB forms and procedures, the Good Funds law in Ohio and advertising rules.

Jason Vaughn: Scared Straight: Disclosure Issues for Real Estate Agents
This course gives an inside look at disclosure issues ranging from patent and latent defects, liabilities and due diligence to the various types of fraud that can occur in real estate. The course also touches on the serious issues that can arise from the Seller Disclosure of Property Condition Form if not handled correctly and the main causes that trigger a problem. Don’t let yourself or your clients fall into a lawsuit trap during a real estate transaction. This course will help prevent that from happening.

Sponsors

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
NORMLS
Ohio Association of Community Colleges
Ohio Division of Real Estate
Pillar to Post
PNC Bank
Power Testimonial
Professional Property Stager Learning Institute
RE/MAX
Rice Insurance Services Company, LLC
RPR
ShowingTime
SmartZip
Stockton Mortgage
Supra
Tennessee Valley Signs
U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
Wells Fargo Home Warranty
Zillow Group

Social

 


 

 

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. In addition to having the entire place to ourselves, we will also have two Penguin Encounters giving you an up close and personal visit with these adorable birds. 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 (Bourbon, Bling & Buckeyes)

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.

Just after the tradeshow floor opens, RPAC is hosting the Bourbon, Bling and Buckeyes event where one lucky attendee will be walking away with a gorgeous, 1 carat diamond. To participate, you can purchase a glass for $50 or up to five total. Each glass purchase gives you a chance at selecting the real diamond. Only 600 glasses are available so don't miss your chance to support RPAC and win. Deadline to purchase is 1pm on Friday, September 22. You don't have to attend Convention or this event to participate - you can authorize someone else to select a glass for you.

Click here to purchase your glasses online

 

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. 

 

Speakers

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.

 

Greg Wooldridge, U.S. Navy Blue Angels - Keynote Speaker
Visit Greg's website
Watch Greg in Action
Greg “Boss” Wooldridge is the only commanding officer to lead The Blue Angels for three separate tours. He was first selected because of his demonstrated ability to build teams where communication, trust and teamwork took precedence over rank and status. His heart-driven approach proved a perfect match for the Blue Angel’s culture of excellence, and he was called back to lead 2 more teams through times of difficult transition. Since his success with the Blues, Greg has been inspired to share his methods in order to empower individuals and teams on their journey toward High Performance. 

From the very start of Greg's career in the Navy, Greg was immersed in the building of great teams. In flight candidate school he learned from the camaraderie of his class, an emotion that elevated individuals by first elevating the performance of the team. Later, acting as a commander of a carrier squadron, Greg discovered that teams which drive toward something greater than themselves unlock an ability to perform at extreme levels.​

And finally, when he was selected as the commanding officer of the Blue Angels, The Navy’s—and the world’s—premiere flight demonstration squadron, Greg Wooldridge experienced what it was like to take one’s dreams and beliefs on an upward spiral, into the beyond.

Greg’s one of a kind experience resonates with audiences of any size, background or culture. From leaders searching for an inspiring “how to” approach, to full scale corporate engagements, Boss simultaneously creates that “spark” with his stories from the cockpit, and fans it into flames by providing the nuts and bolts of Blue Angel methodology.

 

Terry Watson
Visit Terry's website
Watch Terry in Action

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
Visit Chandra's website
Watch Chandra in Action

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.

 
Bruce Aydt
Visit Bruce's website
Watch Bruce in Action
Bruce Aydt is simply one of the top real estate instructors in the country. As a lawyer and REALTOR® who has been in the real estate business for more than 25 years, he has the know-how and experience to bring meaning and life to classes that usually are the "tough" subjects. Bruce speaks on solid, business and legal topics that are the foundation of all good real estate practice - topics like risk management, agency, Code of Ethics, arbitration, procuring cause, contracts and agency. Bruce doesn't teach "fluff" - participants come away with solid, practical information that can literally save thousands of dollars in daily practice. His talent as an instructor keeps these topics lively and of interest to his participants.
 
He is senior vice president and general counsel of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate in St. Louis and a former chair of the Professional Standards Committee for NAR. 
 

Adorna Carroll
Visit Adorna's website
Watch Adorna in Action

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.

 

Tom Lundstedt
Visit Tom's website
Tom is a recognized expert on the subjects of investment real estate and taxation with a unique and memorable "Laugh and Learn" style to his presentations.

He has enlightened and entertained thousands of audiences from sea-to-shining-sea, including conventions, education events, client seminars and customized coaching/training programs. Tom is a former Major League baseball player with the Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins who couldn't hit a curve ball, but as a presenter he bats 1000!

He's earned the prestigious CCIM designation (Certified Commercial-Investment Member) from the National Association of REALTORS® as well as a degree from the University of Minnesota School of Business.

 

 

Juanita McDowell
Visit Juanita's website
Watch Juanita in Action

Juanita McDowell takes pride in her ability to simplify technology so that the average person can understand how and why to use it. Each year Juanita travels the country and Canada, delivering keynotes and workshops on Sales, Marketing, and Technology.   Today she owns a training company that delivers over 200 workshops and seminars each year to corporations and non-profit associations.

She is the president of InMotion Consulting, a training firm in Atlanta, Georgia that provides training to over 1,000 agents and entrepreneurs across the nation.  She is a REBAC Certified e-Pro® Instructor and a member of the GRI faculty in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.  In 2013 she was named the “2013 Instructor of the Year” by the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association and in 2010 and 2011, the Georgia Association of REALTORS® chose her as their “Partner in Education Instructor of the Year.”  Every year Juanita teaches technology to real estate agents at conventions and brokerage firms across the country.  She is a member of the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® (ABR), National Speaker’s Association (NSA), and the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD). She also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.

 

 

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.

 

Pam Erman
Visit Pam's website
Watch Pam in Action
Pam Ermen is a nationally renowned speaker and managing Broker at our Virginia Beach office. She has over 20 years of experience in Real Estate and works diligently with our agents to help them better understand the market that we're living in. Through constant analysis, she is able to deliver the most accurate picture of what a modern Realtor should be.

 

Hotel

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Official hotel for Kentucky at the 2017 Convention
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513-421-9100
Directions
 
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.

Take a virtual tour of the hotel
 

 

Fees

Registration fees Include:

  • Chance to win $2,000 Vacation Giveaway sponsored by First Federal Lakewood
  • Admittance to ALL Education Sessions (except CRS)
  • Sunday Night subsidized Meet & Greet Event at Newport Aquarium 
  • Monday Night OAR Reception & Installation of 2018 Leadership
  • Monday Joint After Party with Soul Circus
  • Tuesday admittance to Opening Session with Keynote - Greg Wooldridge, U.S. Navy Blue Angels
  • Tuesday “Most Excellent” Expo Opening Reception and Party
  • Wednesday Expo - Continental Breakfast and Lunch
  • Wi-Fi Access

 

Fees (before 8/28):

  • RPAC Major Investor - $139
  • REALTOR Member - $159
  • Spouse/Guest - $90
  • Non-Members/Affiliates -$200

Fees (after 8/28)

  • RPAC Major Investor - $159
  • REALTOR Member - $179
  • Spouse/Guest - $90
  • Non-Members/Affiliates - $220


Ticketed Events

  • Newport Aquarium Networking Reception - $10 for attendees / $25 non-registered guest (discounted ticket price courtesy of BB&T Home Mortgage)
  • B & B Riverboat Cruise - $100 RPAC Donation
  • Lunchbox for Techies - $20 (discounted ticket price courtesy of Ohio Housing Finance Agency)
  • YPN’s Night on the Rhine at Lachey's, the sports bar and grill brought to life by brothers Nick and Drew Lachey - $10 (discounted ticket price will subsidize Chigago-based band, "The Right Now." courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway). Shuttle transportation to and from Lachey's sponsored by Kentucky Association of Counties. (Event space is limited, only 250 tickets will be sold.)


Registration Details
On-site Registration will open on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8:30 a.m. at the Cincinnati Convention Center. 

Advance registration and ticket options are available until Sept. 12, 2017. 

Ticket & Event Options
Event tickets are only available to KYR Convention registrants and only one ticket per registrant for each event. 

Refund Policy
All requests for refunds for registrations and/or tickets must be submitted to OAR prior to Sept. 15, 2017. A 20% cancellation fee will be deducted for registrations cancelled prior to Sept. 15. Registration or ticket cancellation requests beyond Sept. 15, are non-refundable.

 

RPAC

Bourbon, Bling & Buckeyes
Tuesday, September 26
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Duke Energy Convention Center
Cincinnati, OH

Just after the tradeshow floor opens, RPAC is hosting the Bourbon, Bling and Buckeyes event where one lucky attendee will be walking away with a gorgeous, 1 carat diamond. To participate, you can purchase a glass for $50 or up to five total. Each glass purchase gives you a chance at selecting the real diamond. Only 600 glasses are available so don't miss your chance to support RPAC and win. Deadline to purchase is 1pm on Friday, September 22. You don't have to attend Convention or this event to participate - you can authorize someone else to select a glass for you.

Click here to purchase your glasses online

 

Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may refuse to contribute without affecting your membership rights. Seventy percent (70%) of each contribution is used by Kentucky REALTORS® to support state and local candidates and 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a.

CRS

CRS120: Converting Leads Into Closings - 1 Day Course
Instructor: Chandra Hall
Sunday, September 24
Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH
8:30am - 5pm (registration opens at 7:30am)

CREDIT: 
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

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Schedule

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.

Sunday September 24
8:30 am–5:00 pmCRS 120 Converting Leads into Closings - Chandra Hall
1:00–4:00 pmA Major Investor Hit at the Reds Game (KYR/OAR)

This event is for RPAC Major Investors and will require registration.

6:30–9:30 pmKYR/OAR Meet & Greet at the Newport Aquarium

This is a ticketed event and requires registration.

6:30–9:30 pmKYR/OAR Past Presidents Dinner - Metropolitan Club
Monday September 25
8:00 am–5:00 pmKYR/OAR Registration

Registration will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center

8:30–9:00 amKYR/OAR Convention Orientation
9:00 am–12:00 pmThe Yelp Effect (Reputation Management) - Terry Watson

3 Credit Hours

9:00 am–12:00 pmMarketing Success - Panel

KYR/OAR YPN's & Marilou Butcher-Roth

3 Credit Hours

9:00 am–12:00 pmShift Happens - Generation and Business Trends - Adorna Carroll

for Brokers & Managers

3 Credit Hours

9:00–10:00 amOAR Appraisal Committee
9:15–9:45 amKYR Audit Committee Meeting
10:00 am–11:00 pmOAR Enlarged Legislative
10:00–11:00 amKYR Investment Committee
11:00 am–12:00 pmKYR Finance Committee
11:00 am–12:00 pmKYR Bylaws, Policies & Procedures Committee
12:15–1:30 pmOAR TLT Luncheon
1:00–4:00 pmCreating and Finding New Business (YPN) - Adorna Carroll & Marilou Butcher-Roth

3 Credit Hours

1:00–4:00 pmYPN Panel

KYR YPN - Laura Disney & Randy Newsome

OAR YPN - Michelle Billings, Heather Dunn

2:00–5:00 pmEasify 101: Relationship Marketing Made Easy - Terry Watson

(Co-sponsored by CRS)

3 Credit Hours

2:00–5:00 pmBusiness Issues Keeping Brokers/Managers Up at Night - Adorna Carroll

for Brokers & Managers

3 Credit Hours

2:30–4:00 pmAE Workshop - Guest Speaker, Bill Malkasian, NAR VP of Political Strategic Planning

(Advocacy, Grants & Core Standards)

2:30–3:00 pmNAR Directors (KYR & OAR) - Conducted by Charlie Oppler and Sheri Meadows
3:00–4:00 pmOAR Nominating Committee
5:15–6:30 pm"Building the Momentum" (OAR Installation of 2018 Leadership at the Hyatt)

Ohio Open Reception

6:00–8:00 pmKYR Installation Dinner for 2018 President Steve Cline - Hilton Netherlands
7:00–9:30 pmOAR/KYR B & B Riverboats Cruise ($100 --Funds to RPAC)

Set sail for a three-hour tour!

8:00–11:00 pmJoint Installation After Party with Soul Circus - Hilton Netherlands

Open to KYR/OAR 

Tuesday September 26
7:30 am–5:00 pmKYR/OAR Registration - Duke Energy Convention Center
8:00–11:00 amRisk Management Contracts - Bruce Aydt

Core Law Credit & Commercial

8:00–10:00 amKYR Board of Directors Meeting
8:00–10:00 amOAR RPAC Recognition Breakfast
10:00 am–12:00 pmWHERE EXCELLENCE MEETS! GRAND SESSION (All Attendees Welcome)

Announcing the KYR/OAR REALTOR of the Year

Keynote Speaker:  Greg Wooldridge, Navy Seals Blue Angels

12:15–1:45 pmKYR/OAR Combined AE Luncheon - Hilton Netherlands
12:15–1:45 pmKYR/OAR Combined Board Presidents/Presidents -elect Luncheon
12:15–1:45 pmOAR/KYR Lunchbox for Techies presented by YPN & Business Technology Forum
12:15–1:45 pmLegal Action Luncheon
1:00–2:30 pmRESPA: Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch ? (Legal Issues Forum) - Phil Schulman

OAR continuing education

1.5 Credit Hours

1:00–4:00 pmYouTube, Video Marketing & Data Security - Juanita McDowell

3 Credit Hours

1:00–4:00 pmBig League Hard Ball: A Workshop on Commercial Investment Real Estate - Tom Lundstedt

3 Credit Hours

1:45–2:30 pmYPN Council Meeting (will meet in the same room as Lunch Box)
2:00–5:00 pmETHICS: The Measure of Professionalism (NAR Appropriate for Commercial & Residential)

Introduced by Joe Mock as Prefessional Standards Chair

2:00–3:30 pmOAR Finance Committee
4:00–5:00 pmOAR Member & Director Forum
4:15–5:15 pmKYR Region Caucus Meetings
5:30–10:30 pm"A Most Excellent" EXPO Opening Reception & Party with DJ Downtown Ernie Brown
5:30–8:30 pm"Bourbon, Bling & Buckeyes" an RPAC Fund Raiser
7:00–9:30 pmOAR Distinguished Services Award Dinner
7:00–8:30 pmOAR's Excellent President's Sales Club Dinner
8:30–12:59 amYPN's Night on the Rhine
Wednesday September 27
8:00 am–3:00 pmKYR/OAR Registration - Duke Energy Convention Center
8:00 am–1:00 pmExpo Open with Continental Breakfast
8:00–9:30 amMLS Forum
9:00 am–12:00 pmTeam Dynamics for Brokers - Pam Ermen

for Broker & Managers 

9:00 am–12:00 pm22 Compelling Issues in Real Estate - Chris Finney

Ohio Core Law

3 Credit Hours

9:00 am–12:00 pmKentucky Law Course - Jason Vaughn

3 Credit Hours

9:00–11:00 amOAR Executive Committee
12:00–1:00 pmLunch and EXPO Door Prize Giveaway
1:00–1:30 pmOAR Director Check In
1:30–3:00 pmKYR Delegate Body, Annual Meeting & Awards
1:30–3:00 pmOAR Board of Directors

Presentation of the OAR Community Service Award

Registration Fees

General Registration
Standard Registration Fee
$0.00

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.