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
Meditation Teacher
Rufus Gifford
Reality TV Star
Merritt Hummer
Bain Capital
Paul Boomsma
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
Robert Reffkin
Compass
Anne McCauley
Endpoint Closing

Digging in on the important issues:

  • The Data: Who will own it, who will control it and how will it change the industry? What will data control look like in five years?
  • 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 in five years?
  • The Players: What are the future roles of the franchise, brokers, agents, tech companies and iBuyers? What does the real estate value chain look like in five years?
  • The Business Models: Which will take hold and how will they affect compensation, the structure of the industry and the role of agents? Which model will prevail in five years?
  • The Transaction: On demand, certainty and seamless transactions, what does it mean? What parts of the process will be automated in five years?

(Re)defining the way we do business:

  • A World Without Independent Contractors: How does a next-generation company deal with contractors, employees, iBuyers, and more? Will independent contractors be wiped out in five years? What percent of the industry will employee agents represent in five years?
  • Partnerships, M&A, and Consolidation: They will define the industry. How will the industry come together and what is the outlook for the next five years? Who will be the dominant companies in five years?
  • iBuying & Instant Offers: What does institutional buying and investment capital mean for the future of the industry? How much of the market will this approach represent for sellers and buyers in five years?
  • A Single Listing Database: What will it look like, who will control it, and will it be free? Will there be a national database? What are the new standards for MLS’s?
  • Platforms: Who will build them and what will they do? Which will be the dominant platform in five years?

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
INVITED GUESTS, REGISTER HERE

Not invited but think you should be? Email us.

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 will it impact our industry?

The Great Lawn

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

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: 120 MINS

April 9 • Tuesday

Enjoy freshly brewed 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

Who will own it, who will control it and how will it change the industry? What will data control look like in five years?

Jenna LeComte-Hinely, PhD
Speaker
Jenna LeComte-Hinely, PhD
CEO, HARC, Inc.
Josh Team
Speaker
Josh Team
President, Keller Williams
Celeste Starchild
Speaker
Celeste Starchild
Senior Vice President Professional Software, Realtor.com

LENGTH: 240 MINS

What are the future roles of the franchise, brokers, agents, tech companies and iBuyers? What does the real estate value chain look like in five years?

Merritt Hummer
Speaker
Merritt Hummer
Principal, Bain Capital
Robert Reffkin
Speaker
Robert Reffkin
Founder & CEO, Compass
Brian Boero
Speaker
Brian Boero
CEO, 1000Watt

LENGTH: 240 MINS

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 in five years?

Hosted by Zillow Group

Errol Samuelson
Speaker
Errol Samuelson
Chief Industry Development Officer, Zillow Group

LENGTH: 240 MINS

Which will take hold and how will they affect compensation, the structure of the industry and the role of agents? Which model will prevail in five years?

Hosted by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

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

LENGTH: 240 MINS

On demand, certainty and seamless transactions, what does it mean? What parts of the process will be automated in five years?

Hosted by Endpoint Closing

Chieh Huang
Speaker
Chieh Huang
CEO, Boxed
Paul Hurst
Speaker
Paul Hurst
VP of Partnerships & Growth, Endpoint Closing
Katie Smithson
Speaker
Katie Smithson
Director of Enterprise Services, W+R Studios

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 data, the players, the transaction, and more. What did we learn this morning?

The Ballroom

LENGTH: 20 MINS

The Ballroom

Rufus Gifford
Speaker
Rufus Gifford
Former US Ambassador to Denmark, Reality TV Star
Merritt Hummer
Speaker
Merritt Hummer
Principal, Bain Capital
Chieh Huang
Speaker
Chieh Huang
CEO, Boxed

LENGTH: 20 MINS

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

The Ballroom

Audie Chamberlain
Moderator
Audie Chamberlain
Founder, LION & ORB
Caterina Fake
Speaker
Caterina Fake
Investor at Yes VC, Yes VC

LENGTH: 30 MINS

How does a next-generation company deal with contractors, employees, iBuyers, and more? Will independent contractors be wiped out in five years? What percent of the industry will employee agents represent in five years?

Hosted by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Gene Autry House

Paul Boomsma
Speaker
Paul Boomsma
President & CEO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
Kendall Butler
Speaker
Kendall Butler
Owner/Broker, F.L.I. Properties

LENGTH: 120 MINS

They will define the industry. How will the industry come together and what is the outlook for the next five years? Who will be the dominant companies in five years?

Hosted by Endpoint Closing

The Ballroom

John Berkowitz
Speaker
John Berkowitz
Co-founder and CEO, OJO Labs
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? How much of the market will this approach represent for sellers and buyers in five years? Hosted by Zillow Group

Mafyia Suite

Errol Samuelson
Speaker
Errol Samuelson
Chief Industry Development Officer, Zillow Group
Wendy Forsythe
Speaker
Wendy Forsythe
Real Estate Executive, Consultant and Coach

LENGTH: 120 MINS

What will it look like, who will control it, and will it be free? Will there be a national database? What are the new standards for MLS’s?

Brigs Room

Nina Dosanjh
Speaker
Nina Dosanjh
Director, Strategic Alliances and Technology, Vanguard Properties
Russ Cofano
Speaker
Russ Cofano
Broker, CofanoGroup

LENGTH: 120 MINS

Who will build them and what will they do? Which will be the dominant platform in five years?

Gene Autry Lawn

Robert Reffkin
Speaker
Robert Reffkin
Founder & CEO, Compass
Josh Team
Speaker
Josh Team
President, Keller Williams

LENGTH: 30 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

Great Lawn

LENGTH: 10 MINS

The Great Lawn

Rufus Gifford
Speaker
Rufus Gifford
Former US Ambassador to Denmark, Reality TV Star

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

Tivi Mauro
Speaker
Tivi Mauro
Personal Trainer, f45

LENGTH: 60 MINS

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

The Ballroom

LENGTH: 120 MINS

Join us around the Parker for lawn games and continued conversation around topics 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