April 8th - April 10th | Parker Palm Springs

Imagining the Future

UPDATE: Caterina Fake, founder of flickr and Hunch, host of Should This Exist, VC & tech thinker, will join us for a provocative discussion on the future of technology.

April 8-10, 2019, real estate’s best and brightest will come together in Palm Springs for Disconnect, where we will define and debate the industry’s pressing issues and build (literally) a blueprint for the future.

Who owns the transaction in five years? Who controls the data? How is the consumer experience different? What will the real estate value chain look like? Who wins, who loses?

We will dig deep on these questions on the gorgeous grounds of the Parker Hotel and off-campus in the inspiring landscape of the Coachella Valley. Then, we will actually build a physical manifestation of what that real estate world looks like, constructing the pieces of an actual model for the future. This object will then be shared across the industry, leading the way for where we all need to go.

Get ready for another mind-blowing Inman experience.

Disconnect is an invite-only event. If you didn't receive an invitation, and you think we missed you, email us at josh@inman.com.

Featured Speakers

Caterina Fake
Yes VC
Chieh Huang
Boxed
Sara Auster
Sound Therapist
Rufus Gifford
Former US Ambassador to Denmark
Merritt Hummer
Bain Capital Ventures
Paul Boomsma
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
Robert Reffkin
Compass
Anne McCauley
Endpoint

Digging in on the important issues:

  • The Data: Who will own it, who will control it and how will it change the industry?
  • The Market, Trends, and New Buyers: How will the market and the product we're selling look different? What can we expect from lawsuits, individual buyers, investors, transient renters and the new demographics?
  • The Players: What are the future roles of the franchise, brokers, agents, tech companies, and iBuyers?
  • The Business Models: Which will take hold and how will they affect compensation, the structure of the industry, and the role of agents?
  • The Transaction: On demand, certainty and seamless transactions, what does it mean?

(Re)defining the way we do business:

  • Modern Work: How does a next-generation company deal with contractors, employees, iBuyers, and more?
  • Partnerships: They will define the industry, how?
  • iBuying: What does institutional buying and investment capital mean for the future of the industry?
  • A Single Listing Database: What will it look like, who will control it, and will it be free?
  • Platforms: Who will build them and what will they do?

We will work through these issues on-campus at the Parker and off-campus in beautiful Palm Springs on these exclusive activities:

  • Horseback ride through the canyons
  • Golf against a glorious backdrop
  • Tour an architecturally renowned mid-century compound
  • Hike up Smoke Tree Mountain
  • Dye with natural, indigenous plants

Agenda

Ditch your bags and mingle with your peers. With a cocktail, of course.

Palm Court

LENGTH: 120 MINS

Raise a glass, meet new friends and prepare to define and debate the industry’s future.

Gene Autry Lawn

LENGTH: 40 MINS

The Vision.

Gene Autry Lawn

Brad Inman
Speaker
Brad Inman
Founder, Inman
Jessica Orkin
Speaker
Jessica Orkin
President, SYPartners

LENGTH: 20 MINS

Sound can bring balance, relaxation and wholeness to the body. No fear, dive in to this new experience.

Gene Autry Lawn

Sara Auster
Speaker
Sara Auster
Sound Therapist, Meditation Teacher

LENGTH: 30 MINS

Head to the Great Lawn for dinner and wine.

The Great Lawn

LENGTH: 90 MINS

Ten topic discussions over three days. What will we uncover and how it will impact our industry?

The Great Lawn

LENGTH: 30 MINS

Saunter over to the Gene Autry Residence for a night cap and continued conversations with new and old friends alike.

Gene Autry House

LENGTH: 90 MINS

April 9 • Tuesday

Freshly brewed Stumptown coffee, fresh squeezed juices and a beautiful spread of breakfast fare to kick start your day.

The Ballroom

LENGTH: 120 MINS

Join us on the Parker lawn for a gentle yoga flow and set meaningful intentions for your day.

Palm Court

LENGTH: 60 MINS

Discuss The Business Models - Which will take hold and how will they affect compensation, the structure of the industry and the role of agents?

Jessica Orkin
Speaker
Jessica Orkin
President, SYPartners

LENGTH: 240 MINS

Discuss The Transaction - On demand, certainty and seamless transactions, what does it mean?

Chieh Huang
Speaker
Chieh Huang
CEO, Boxed
Paul Hurst
Speaker
Paul Hurst
VP Partnerships, Endpoint Closing

LENGTH: 240 MINS

Discuss The Players - What are the future roles of the franchise, brokers, agents, tech companies and iBuyers?

Merritt Hummer
Speaker
Merritt Hummer
Principal, Bain Capital

LENGTH: 240 MINS

Discuss The Data - Who will own it, who will control it and how will it change the industry?

LENGTH: 240 MINS

Discuss The Market, Trends, and New Buyers - How will the market and the product we’re selling look different? What can we expect from lawsuits, individual buyers, investors, transient renters and the new demographics?

Adam Contos
Speaker
Adam Contos
CEO, RE/MAX, LLC

LENGTH: 240 MINS

After a morning of horseback riding and hiking, enjoy a hearty lunch at your leisure with a view of the mountains.

The Great Lawn

LENGTH: 90 MINS

What does it mean to truly listen? To train yourself to hear what you’re not yet hearing? This interactive session cultivates the practice of deep listening to tune into richer, less obvious information that can lead to breakthrough ideas and innovation.

The Ballroom

Jessica Orkin
Speaker
Jessica Orkin
President, SYPartners

LENGTH: 30 MINS

The Ballroom

LENGTH: 30 MINS

The data, the players, the transaction, and more. What did we learn this morning and what do we have to look forward to this afternoon?

The Ballroom

LENGTH: 30 MINS

In a world of non-stop innovation and technology, what are the ethical implications to consider?

The Ballroom

Caterina Fake
Speaker
Caterina Fake
Investor at Yes VC, Host of the #1 Tech Podcast "Should This Exist?"

LENGTH: 30 MINS

How does a next-generation company deal with contractors, employees, ibuyers, and more?

Paul Boomsma
Speaker
Paul Boomsma
President & CEO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

LENGTH: 120 MINS

They will define the industry, how?

Anne McCauley
Speaker
Anne McCauley
Chief Operating Officer, Endpoint Closing

LENGTH: 120 MINS

What does institutional buying and investment capital mean for the future of the industry?

LENGTH: 120 MINS

What will it look like, who will control it, and will it be free?

LENGTH: 120 MINS

Who will build them and what will they do?

LENGTH: 120 MINS

Take in the cool evening desert air; share your ideas and thoughts from the day.

Gene Autry Lawn

LENGTH: 60 MINS

Join us on the Great Lawn for dinner.

The Great Lawn

LENGTH: 120 MINS

The Great Lawn

Rufus Gifford
Speaker
Rufus Gifford
Former U.S. Ambassador,

LENGTH: 30 MINS

Unwind from the day with drinks & dancing.

Mister Parker's

LENGTH: 120 MINS

April 10 • Wednesday

Break a sweat before breakfast.

Palm Court

LENGTH: 60 MINS

Freshly brewed Stumptown coffee, fresh squeezed juices and a beautiful spread of breakfast fare to kick start your day.

The Ballroom

LENGTH: 120 MINS

Join us for engaging roundtable discussions around topics and issues we didn’t cover at Disconnect. What did we miss? We want to hear from you.

The Great Lawn

LENGTH: 60 MINS

Come prepared to argue your views, listen to others and contribute to a living artifact of the future that will be spread industry wide. These are not easy discussions, but they have never been more important.

The Great Lawn

LENGTH: 60 MINS

Safe travels & be well.

The Parker Resort Palm Springs

LENGTH: 0 MINS