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NYC real estate conference highlights tech trends

Learn the New Luxury Playbook at Luxury Connect | October 18-19 at the Beverly Hills Hotel

The top brass of the real estate industry, striving start-ups, and cutting-edge techies are set to converge at the sixth annual Inman News Real Estate Connect event in New York City in two weeks. The real estate conference is scheduled Jan. 13-15, 2010, at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel on Times Square. About 1,300 leaders in the real estate industry from around the world are expected to attend the event to network with their peers and learn how to improve and reinvent their businesses.The conference will feature about 150 speakers, including David Karp, founder of Tumblr, Mark Josephson, CEO of, and frequent Connect speaker Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist. Among the new features this year is a start-up competition, "Start-Up Shoot-Out," in which five startups get three to five minutes each to pitch their venture to attending high-profile investors, technologists and executives. The audience votes through text messaging and, at the end of the ...