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Conference starts Wednesday morning July 16th at 9:00am

WednesdayThursday Friday
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
9:00am -3:30pm
Agent Reboot
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9:00am -12:00pm
Broker War Room
Registration is required for this event
The Broker War Room is for brokers who want to roll up their sleeves, get down in the trenches and gain the competitive edge they need to succeed. Hear from the best about what matters to your business, agents and consumers. Get the playbook to power up your brokerage and take your business to new heights.

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Sarah Jones, Broker and Co-Owner, Bamboo Realty , @BambooLeasing
Tiffany Kjellander, Owner, EXIT Towne & Country Realty , @tkjellander
Daryl Rogers, Owner, Sales Associate, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Reliance Partners
Joe Schutt, Broker and Co-Owner, Unit Realty Group
Nick Segal, President, Founding Partner, Partners Trust
2:00pm -6:00pm
CEO Summit
By Invitation Only

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8:00pm -10:00pm
First Timers Meet-Up
Urban Tavern
Mix and mingle with other Connect first timers at the Urban Tavern in the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.
Conference Day 1
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
8:00am -6:00pm
Exhibit Hall Hours
9:00am -12:15pm
General Session (Wednesday)
Welcome to Connect

Algorithms and marketplaces will rule your world -- Get Ready!

Brad Inman, Founder and Publisher, Inman ; Founder, Vook
1000watt Realtime Website Revamp
The marketing minds at 1000watt give one lucky broker website a design overhaul in real time at Real Estate Connect. See what it takes to design a site that works for today's always connected, on-the-go consumer.
Bud Clark, Vice President and Managing Broker, Willis Allen Real Estate
Why Do So Many Consumers Start With Redfin?

How did this startup nail the search experience?

Sweating the Details to Create Seamless Experiences
How former Amazon exec, and founder of home improvement platform Pro.com sweats the small stuff to make seamless possible.
Matt Williams, Founder and CEO, Pro.com
Tomorrow's Consumer Experiences
What mobility, anonymity, and community mean for creating the next big thing.
What Our Phones Know
How intelligent mobility is redefining user experiences
Raj Singh, Founder and CEO, Tempo AI
Paul Tyma, Co-Founder, Refresh , @paultyma
New Kids on the Block - Part 1
Meet the startups that are changing the real estate game.
Roland Ligtenberg, Co-Founder, VP Growth & Business Development, HouseCall
David Greenberg, Founder and CEO, Updater , @davidmcdg
Jason van den Brand, Co-Founder and CEO, Lenda , @vandenTweet
Adam Selig, Founder and Managing Partner, Lumentus
Sanjay Kuttemperoor, Founder, CEO & President, WikiRealty , @skuttemperoor
Craig Cincotta, Vice President of Brand Communications, Porch
Why You Should Embrace the Data-Hungry Client
These days people can find anything online. Consumers want every detail, and their faith in sales professionals depends on authority and transparency. Learn why it's time to embrace data, and how doing so could improve your client relationships and efficiency over the long-term.
Uberfication of Real Estate
David Charron, President and CEO, MRIS , @mris_real_news
Guy Wolcott, Co-Founder and CEO, Homesnap
News From Your Friends Means News That Matters
Nuzzel's COO Kent Lindstrom talks about the inherent power of our social graphs—beyond just staying connected
Kent Lindstrom, Chief Operating Officer, Nuzzel
Real Time Meets the Real World
How Lyft, Sprig and Udemy are putting everything just a tap away.
Gagan Biyani, Co-Founder and CEO, Sprig , @gaganbiyani
Presentation of the 2014 Innovator Awards
- Most Innovative Real Estate Agent
- Most Innovative Brokerage or Franchise
- Most Innovative MLS or Real Estate Trade Association
- Most Innovative Real Estate App, Tool or Vendor
- Most Innovative Use of a New Technology
- Innovator of the Year
Creating Meaningful User Experiences
The bar for user experience is being raised daily. How do you keep up and deliver a delightful experience on any device?
Amber Feng, Product Lead, Stripe , @amfeng
Frederick Townes, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Placester , @w3edge
Laura Monroe, Director of Industry Engagement & Social Media, Inman News , @lauramonroe
The Medium is the Message
The One Growth Hack to Rule Them All
Graduating from Social Media to Running a Social Business
When social media isn't a shiny object, how much does it matter for your business?
Laura Fitton, Inbound Marketing Evangelist, HubSpot , @pistachio
The Portals Have Won the Traffic Game, Where Do They Innovate Next?

The portals have won the traffic game, but how do they innovate on the entire transaction?

Pete Flint, Co-Founder and CEO, Trulia , @peteflint
Brad Inman, Founder and Publisher, Inman ; Founder, Vook
2:00pm -5:00pm
Workshops and Success Tracks
Agent Success Track
2:00pm -2:40pm
What Today’s Sellers Want
What goes into winning listing presentations and programs that clients love?
Marsha Kotlyar, Real Estate Sales Associate, Berkshire Hathaway , @marshakotlyar
F. Ron Smith, Co-Founder and President, Leverage Global Partners
Chris Smith, , Curaytor
2:45pm -3:25pm
What Does a Great Real Estate Transaction Even Look Like?
Agents and brokers weigh in on crafting the ultimate buy and sell side experiences.
Sue Adler, CEO/Rain Maker/ Listing Specialist, Sue Adler Team ; Co-Founder, Hear it Direct, @sueadler
Alex Wang, Real Estate Evangelist, Sereno Group , @AlexWang
Chris Smith, , Curaytor
3:35pm -4:15pm
Collaborating with Active Buyers
More buyers are doing more of the searching on their own. How do agents collaborate, guide and add to the experience?
Aaron Sperling, CEO and President, vflyer , @vflyer
Jay Thompson, Director of Industry Outreach & Social Media, Zillow , @PHXREGUY
Ginger Wilcox, Director of Industry Marketing, Trulia , @gingerw
Chris Smith, , Curaytor
4:20pm -5:00pm
From Lead Generation to Client Generation
How to turn internet leads into informed clients and long-term advocates for you.
Mia Simon, Team Lead, Redfin
Petra Sheaffer, Lead Project Manager, Boomtown
Galen Ward, Founder and CEO, Estately , @galenward
Chris Smith, , Curaytor
Broker Success Track
2:00pm -2:40pm
Systems Setup
Get insights, tips and know how to take your marketing, communication and back-office systems to the next level.
Amy Chorew, Vice President, Platform Development, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC , @amychorew
Brian Hoialmen, Vice President Of Sales, Kunversion
Bill Yaman, VP, Sales & Business Development, Imprev
2:45pm -3:25pm
Virtual Sanity
How to create, manage, and win with virtual offices
Carol Farrar, Broker/Owner, 1850 Realty
Joe Schutt, Broker and Co-Owner, Unit Realty Group
3:35pm -4:15pm
Bridging the Product Gap
Connecting the dots to create a delightful consumer experience for buyers
Vanessa Bergmark, General Manager/Partner, Red Oak Realty
Marnie Blanco, Executive Director, Industry Relations, dotloop
Ken Moyle, Chief Policy Officer and Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs, DocuSign
Mitch Robinson, Director of Trade Marketing, Zillow , @zillowforpros
4:20pm -5:00pm
Culture Club
How to build cultures that breed success, agent loyalty, and deliver consistently excellent customer experiences.
Sarah Jones, Broker and Co-Owner, Bamboo Realty , @BambooLeasing
Nick Segal, President, Founding Partner, Partners Trust
Technology Success Track
2:00pm -2:40pm
Mobile Workshop
Discuss, debate and learn how to create a winning mobile strategy for your business.
Kevin Hincker, Co-Founder and CTO, NuOffer
Matt Holder, Senior Product Manager, Trulia
Marci James, Director of Marketing, Obeo, Inc. , @MarciJames
Tara Christianson, Technology & Training Director, Century 21 Redwood Realty
2:45pm -3:25pm
How to Use Data and Predictive Analytics to Find Homebuyers in the market
Avi Gupta, President and CEO, SmartZip , @avigupta
Cary Sylvester, Vice President, Technology Innovation and Communications, Keller Williams , @carysylvester
Tara Christianson, Technology & Training Director, Century 21 Redwood Realty
3:35pm -4:15pm
Shiny Object Showdown
Unapologetically all about the cool tech, tools and gadgets that cutting edge agents and brokers love and look forward to.
Yvonne Coelet, Associate Broker, Tenney Properties
Tim Nichols, Marketing & Technology Manager, RE/MAX North Central & Indiana , @flairicus
Wayne Woodyard, Resource Manager - Orange County, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices
Tara Christianson, Technology & Training Director, Century 21 Redwood Realty
4:20pm -5:00pm
The Future of Real Estate SEO
Step-by-step to tapping search engine traffic to connect with buyers and sellers in your area.
Rivers Pearce, Director of Digital Strategy, BoomTown , @RiversPearce
Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist, ActiveRain , @activebob
Hands-On Track
2:00pm -2:50pm
Video Production Studio
Come get hands on with the cameras, lighting, and editing equipment needed to make videos people actually want to watch.
Mike Beebe, Co-Founder and COO, Matterport
3:00pm -3:50pm
Flight School
Come learn about and get hands on with drones, aerial photo, and videography.
Dane Briggs, Director of Sales Technology and Education, Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation , @danebriggs
Matt Murphy, Founder & President, Boston Virtual Imaging
Bryan Robertson, Co-Founder and Managing Broker, Catarra Real Estate
4:00pm -4:50pm
Digital Photo Studio
Bring your digital camera with you and learn how all about ISO, Apeture, lenses, lighting, gear and more, to get great property photos.
Nate Donovan, Photography Instructor, Nate Donovan Photography
Korin Krossber, Operations Supervisor, Planomatic
5:00pm -6:00pm
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6:00pm -8:00pm
Meet the Inman Ambassadors Mixer
Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen
Meet the Inman Ambassadors and some of your fellow Connect attendees at this fun and casual happy hour.
Conference Day 2
Thursday, July 17, 2014
8:00am -5:30pm
Exhibit Hall Hours
9:00am -12:15pm
General Session (Thursday)
Building the 'Impossible' User Experience
How HotelTonight created same-night mobile booking a reality.

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Jared Simon, COO & Co-Founder, HotelTonight , @jaredsimon
What Consumers Really Want
Lessons from building a whole new way to buy online.
Susan Feldman, Co-Founder and Chief Merchandising Officer, One Kings Lane , @Susankfeldman
The Inside Scoop on Zillow
Greg Schwartz, Chief Revenue Officer, Zillow , @zillowforpros
Brad Inman, Founder and Publisher, Inman ; Founder, Vook
Ten Things Real Estate Can Learn From Surfing
All Eyes on the Final Inning: How to Be a Closer
Streamlining the process for your buyers and sellers while keeping the end game in mind.
Why the On-The-Go Consumer Requires Changing Everything
Designated by Apple as one of the best news apps of 2013, Circa CEO Matt Galligan talks with Serial Entrepreneur Jay Adelson about how his company's app is disrupting the news industry by delivering content to today's mobile customer and what it means for all of us.
Matt Galligan, CEO and Co-Founder, Circa
Whose Brand Matters to the Consumer?
Which brand does the consumer really care about, and how do you make your brand relevant?
Bev Thorne, Chief Marketing Officer, Century 21 Real Estate , @BevThorne‎
Charlie Young, President and CEO, ERA Real Estate
Gadgets and Gear
How cheap hardware, the maker movement, and marketplaces are fueling the next wave of innovative products.
Julia Grace, Head of Engineering, Tindie , @jewelia
Morgan Brown, VP of Marketing, Inman News , @morganb
Katie Lance, , Katie Lance Consulting
Enchanting Experiences
The businesses and people that win hearts and minds are more than engaging, they're enchanting. In this talk Guy Kawasaki shows how the power of enchantment enables you to create experiences that stand out from the crowd.
Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist, Canva , @GuyKawasaki
Portal Hacks
Tips, tricks, and power plays to make online leads worth it.
Mark Choey, Co-Founder and Partner, Climb Real Estate Group , @mchoey
Katie Lance, , Katie Lance Consulting
New Kids on the Block - Part 2
Meet the startups that are changing the real estate game.
Tom Horvath, Co-Founder and CEO, Tumlis
Joshua Lopour, Co-Founder, Retsly
Gabe Rodriguez, CEO & Co-Founder, Balcony
Rami Essaid, Co-Founder and CEO, distil networks
Kyle Bullington, Head of Sales and Marketing, Aether Films , @kylebullington3
Keeping Up with Consumers
An interview with Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX, about what today's consumer wants from brands, brokers and agents, and what the industry needs to do in order to deliver.
Margaret Kelly, Chief Executive Officer and Director, RE/MAX
Agent Teams—Fad or Future?
Brokers and team leaders debate this new business structure.
Leigh Brown, , RE/MAX Executive Realty
Kristan Cole, Vice President of Mega Agent Expansion, Keller Williams Realty , @KristanCole
Apple iBeacons Come to Real Estate Listings

What near field sensors mean for real estate marketing.

Lessons from the Sharing Economy
Hear how Sidecar drivers are building businesses on this new ride sharing platform.
Maria Ogneva, Head of Community, Sidecar , @themaria
Social Media is Dead
Now we can all finally get back to the real work of creating value for our customers.
2:00pm -5:00pm
Workshops and Success Tracks
Productivity/Innovation Track
2:00pm -2:50pm
Success in a Dress
How to juggle it all and still succeed in real estate
Heather Elias, Director of Social Business Practice, National Association of REALTORS®
Vanessa Murray, Founder, TAKE Success , @velmurray
Laura Monroe, Director of Industry Engagement & Social Media, Inman News , @lauramonroe
3:00pm -3:50pm
Driving Tech Adoption
You've got the technology, now how do you get your entire team onboard?
Valerie Garcia, Consultant, Valerie Garcia Consulting , @valeriegarcia1
Brad Korn, Realtor, Speaker and Trainer, Cyber Stars
Scott Nagel, President of Real Estate Operations, Redfin
Katie Lance, , Katie Lance Consulting
4:00pm -4:50pm
Mobile Productivity
How to make the most of your day while on the go. Get the tips and tricks to make your iPad/Android/iPhone hum using the latest apps and productivity hacks.
Valerie Garcia, Consultant, Valerie Garcia Consulting , @valeriegarcia1
Jeff Lobb, Founder and CEO, SparkTank Media , @JeffLobb
Katie Lance, , Katie Lance Consulting
Hear it Direct at Real Estate Connect
2:00pm -3:10pm
Hear It Direct Presents Live Buyers on Stage
What matters to buyers in today's market? There's no better way to find out than to ask them. Don't miss the chance to hear direct from consumers and walk away with fresh insights to improve your business.
3:15pm -4:25pm
Hear It Direct Presents Live Sellers on Stage
What matters to  sellers in today's market? There's no better way to find out than to ask them. Don't miss the chance to hear direct from consumers and walk away with fresh insights to improve your business.
Ben Kinney, Operating Principal, Keller Williams , @benkinney
4:30pm -5:00pm
Hear it Direct Presents Live Industry Wrap Up Panel
Wondering what to make of the varied consumer feedback? Then stick around for the industry wrap up panel where the experts discuss best practices and AHAs as they relate specifically to the consumer feedback and debate what it will take to meet consumer needs and excel in today's market.
Marketing Track
2:00pm -3:50pm
How to Create, Build and Launch Things People Want
They've built great products and strong companies. They provide outstanding services and have solved problems for professionals and consumers. Learn how they think, how they process, how they create and launch their products and services offerings and what they do to stay at the top of their game.
4:00pm -4:50pm
Finding Startup Traction
Learn how the new rules of marketing are changing how startups can growth their business.
Morgan Brown, VP of Marketing, Inman News , @morganb
7:00pm -9:00pm
Connect Download
Union Square Sports Bar
Keep the conversation going with your fellow Connect attendees even after the sessions are over.
Conference Day 3
Friday, July 18, 2014
8:00am -12:30pm
Exhibit Hall Hours
9:00am -12:00pm
General Session - Luxury Connect
Presented by
The Luxury Development Market is Back
With cranes back in major cities and demand stronger than ever, the luxury segment is back. Learn abou the state of this lucrative part of the real estate economy.
Arden Hearing, Managing Director, Trumark Urban
Erin Kennelly, Senior Director of Research, The Mark Company
Luxury Power Players
Meet the people driving the luxury market. Find out who makes waves in this prestigious market.
Laura Brady, Founder and President, Concierge Auctions , @laurahbrady
Marti Gallardo, Vice President, Global Advertising Sales, Vertical Markets, Wall Street Journal
Tony Sargent, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Core Group Marketing , @AntonySargent
Dispatches from the Epicenter of the Luxury Market
The Ins and Outs of Running an Estate
What you need to know about how mansions get managed to help you sell in the luxury market.
Fitzgerald Heslop, Director & Lead Instructor , Peak Technical Institute
Bitcoin Rising
What new virtual currencies mean to real estate
Ray Sturm, Co-Founder and COO, RealtyShares , @Ray_Sturm
Networked Net Worth: How to Attract the Global 1%
How do you connect and attract the luxury buyer? Get insights on how to find high-end clients, and how to get them knocking on your door.
John Barrentine, CEO/Managing Partner, Red Real Estate Group
Marti Gallardo, Vice President, Global Advertising Sales, Vertical Markets, Wall Street Journal
Where in the World are the Luxury Buyers?
International buyers are a big part of the luxury market. Don't let culture, language or location get in the way of closing the deal.
Michi Olson, VP, Global Business Development and Relocation, Alain Pinel Realtors , @michiolson
Luxury Lessons from Oz
What our Australian friends can teach us about the future of real estate
Lyndsey Douglas, Head of PR and Community, Ray White
Connect Wrap Up
What did we learn? What were the big themes? What's coming next? 
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