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Real Estate Connect turns 15

Finding common ground for real estate industry, innovators

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Through the dot-com boom and bust and one of the most tumultuous real estate roller-coaster rides in the history of housing cycles, the Real Estate Connect conference has persevered as the place where industry professionals and techies converge to network, share ideas, and dream. Over the years, the speaker list has been populated by brilliant newcomers whose companies, creations and brands would go mainstream. In 2011, Real Estate Connect celebrates its 15th year. Among its long list of attendees and presenters are out-of-the-box thinkers, builders, tinkerers, visionaries, progressives and revolutionaries who have gathered to talk, collaborate, move the industry forward, and find new ways to captivate and educate consumers about the industry and its practices and processes. Founders and execs from Craigslist, Google, Microsoft, Realtor.com, Trulia, Yahoo and Zillow are among the tech leaders who have graced the stage at Connect events -- in some cases before consumers were...