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Monday, April 29

4:30 - 6:30 PM - Board of Directors Meeting

Location: Room 110A

5:30 - 6:30 PM - Workgroup Chair Dinner and Presentation with Board

Location: Room 110A

6:00 - 8:00 PM - Registration

Location: Foyer by Room 420

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - WELCOME RECEPTION sponsored by Intermountain MLS

Location: Room 420

Sponsored by: Intermountain MLS

Tuesday, April 30

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Certification Lounge

Location: Room 100D

Sponsored by: CoreLogic

ALL DAY - Networking Lounge

Location: Room 100E

Sponsored by: Auth0

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Breakfast

Location:100A, Boise Centre

9:00 - 9:30 AM - Welcome & RESO TODAY!

Speakers: RESO CEO & Art Carter, RESO Chair & CEO at CRMLS, Inc.

Location: Room 100B

9:30 - 10:00 AM - Si’ hablamos Espanol” – A discussion on implementing the Data Dictionary in Spanish

Moderator: Amy Gorce, Principal, Business Development at CoreLogic

Panelists: Jonelle Simmons, Team Lead Product Management Group at My Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS); Michael Mckay, MLS IT Coordinator at Greater El Paso Association of REALTORS®  and Greg Moore, Chief Technology Officer at Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (RMLS™)

Description: Amy Gorce of CoreLogic moderates a panel of industry experts on the challenges and opportunities that come with implementing the Data Dictionary in Spanish. Come learn from your peers and contribute to the conversation!

Location: Room 100B

10:00 - 10:25 AM - Auto-populating Green Data Into Listings: The Oregon Trail

Speakers: David Heslam, Executive Director at Earth Advantage Institute and Greg Moore, Chief Technology Officer at Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (RMLS™)

Description: The Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS™) was the first MLS in the US to add green fields in the spring of 2007. In the fall of 2017 RMLS became the first MLS to auto-populate Home Energy Scores from a real time data service, Earth Advantage’s Green Building Registry API. RMLS and Earth Advantage had co-led an Oregon working group on auto-population of energy data since 2015, but it was the City of Portland’s Home Energy Score program that jump started the effort and got data flowing in a way that is easy for listing agents and energy assessors.

Location: Room 100B

10:25 - 10:45 AM - Break

20 Minute Break

10:45 - 11:15 AM - The Climate is Ripe for Adoption: EE & Renewable Data Fields in the MLS

Moderator: Craig Foley, Chief Sustainability Officer at LAER Realty Partners and Team Leader at REthink39, LLC

Panelists: Meg Garabrant, Director of Marketing & Communications, NEREN® MLS and Madeline Salzman, Residential Energy Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy

Description: Overview of rapidly evolving national landscape of RESO green data fields and how RESO fields have the opportunity to deliver trusted, reliable and verifiable data to consumers. Learn what hot high-performance home markets are experiencing including solar PV green data flows. Learn latest tips on moving data from source to consumer via the MLS and opportunities to enable financing for green homes.

Location: Room 100B

11:15 - 11:30 AM - How a Vendor Gets Started

Speakers: Jon Druse, Senior Developer, W+R Studios and TBD

Location: Room 100B

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Time for the Rubber to Meet the Road - Broker's Technology Adoption of RESO Standards

Moderator: David Gumpper, Head of Technology Consulting at WAV Group and Founder/CEO at Gumpper Group, LLC

Panelists: Scott Petronis, Chief Product & Technology Officer, eXp Realty and Warren Bowley, Development Team Lead at Michael Saunders & Company

Description: Join our panel of brokerage tech leadership to gain insights into the complex challenges of promoting RESO Standards, the technical confrontation to supporting legacy applications, and challenges of running a technology shop. Hear from brokers who are actively trying to leverage RESO Standards and the hurdles they are facing in making the RESO dream a reality.

Location: Room 100B

12:15 - 12:30 PM - RESO Contributor Awards

Presenter: TBD

Location: Room 100B

12:30 - 2:00 PM - Lunch

Location: Room 100A

2:00 - 3:30 PM - RESO Certification Toolkit Workshop

Speakers: Rob Larson, CIO at CRMLS; Joshua Darnell, Chief Architect at RESO and Greg Lemon, Certification Project Manager at RESO

Location: Room 100C

2:00 - 3:30 PM - Broker Advisory Group Meeting

Workgroup Chair: David Gumpper, Head of Technology Consulting at WAV Group and Founder/CEO at Gumpper Group, LLC

About: The RESO Broker Advisory Group identifies issues facing brokers of all sizes, provides specific recommendations to the Board of Directors on opportunities to support the needs of the broker industry through standard creation and evolution, and promotes RESO as a driving force for the collective future of the industry.

Location: Room 100D

3:30 - 5:00 PM - Data Dictionary Workgroup Meeting

Workgroup Chair: Rob Larson, CIO at CRMLS

Description: Come and participate in the ongoing growth of the dictionary!

About: The RESO Data Dictionary provides a real estate based data standard, both nationally and internationally where applicable, globalizing data fields and lookup values (enumerations) with standard names, data types, and definitions. The RESO Data Dictionary also serves as a common center for the expression of fields and lookup values across various methods of inputting, accessing and transporting real estate data. The Workgroup’s purpose is to develop, maintain, evolve, and aid in the correct adoption and utilization of the RESO Data Dictionary through the input of subject matter experts including, but not limited to, real estate brokerages, technology companies, Association of REALTORS and Multiple Listing Services. The resulting RESO Data Dictionary is published to the public as an open source standard.

Location: Room 100C

3:30 - 5:00 PM - Research & Development Workgroup Meeting

Workgroup Chair: Greg Moore, Chief Technology Officer at Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (RMLS™)

About: At the heart of RESO is a Workgroup community that includes the Research & Development Workgroup, a collaborative effort that taps the talents of members who work together to represent the interests of all facets of our industry: Agents, Brokers, Consumers, MLS firms and technology partners. The R&D Workgroup is tasked with being the conduit for determining which Business Cases justify the involvement of RESO and the creation of standards.  The R&D Workgroup sits at the top of the funnel of future RESO efforts, as it serves as the entry point for information intake and task decision-making.

Location: Room 100B

5:30 - 7:30 PM- RECEPTION sponsored by realtor.com

Location: Spacebar Arcade (an adult “barcade”) 

Sponsor: realtor.com

Wednesday, May 1

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Certification Lounge

Location: Room 100D

Sponsored by: CoreLogic

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Auth0 Networking Lounge

Location: Room 100E

Sponsored by: Auth0

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Breakfast

Location: Room 100A

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Breakfast Breakout: UPI Workgroup Meeting

Chair: Mark Bessett, Senior Enterprise Software/Data Architect for California Regional MLS

About: The Universal Property Identification (UPI) Workgroup, formerly the Property Unique ID Workgroup will review and build from efforts from the U.S. government, public records industry and other data standards organizations to build the “definitive” standard for the Universal Property Identifier to be used by the real estate industry. The benefits of a Universal Property Identifier include: easier identification of parcels across market boundaries, unification of public records from multiple sources in one display, faster updates to physical property characteristics.

Location: Room 100C

9:00 - 9:30 AM - The Unstoppable Power of Blockchain: Making Data Transparent, Provable and Immutable

Speaker: Peter Anewalt, Co-Founder / Chief Operating Officer at ULedger Inc.

Description: We all know that Blockchain is related to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but did you know that Blockchain technology has many other uses besides those? We’ll explore Blockchain technology – what it is, how it works, how it is evolving over time, and most importantly how companies can use it to protect themselves and their data, today and in the future.

Location: Room 100B

9:30 - 10:05 AM - The Power of Standardized Data in Powering Customer Relationships - CRM panel discussion

Moderator: Marilyn Wilson, Founding Partner at WAV Group, Inc & President, at RETechnology, Inc.

Panelists: Eric Stegemann, CEO at TRIBUS, Cass Herrin, Director of Data Services at MoxiWorks and Bob Evans at Move.com

Description: Sales success is driven by creating a consistent conversation with prospects and clients. The most effective customer communications leverage MLS data to fuel market stats, CMAs, property valuations, closing anniversary dates, new neighborhood listings, and a whole bunch more. Hear from leading Client Relationship Management software providers about ways that standardized client information and property data can make it easier to generate innovative ways to help agents increase their repeat and referral rates and more effectively nurture leads to a lifetime customer.

Location: Room 100B

10:05 -10:30 AM - Mapping MISMO to RESO Data Dictionary

Speaker: Dr. Umesh Harigopal, Co-Founder & CEO, PropMix.io LLC – Real Estate Insights & Solutions

Location: Room 100B

10:30 -10:45 AM - Break

15 Minute Break

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM - Internet Tracking Workgroup Meeting

Workgroup Chair: Chris Lambrou, CIO, Metro MLS

About: Internet Tracking data is a key component for any modern day data set. No longer is having the data secure and readily available enough. True statistics and analytics that show overall activity and underlying value are now expected and commonplace in the software industry. This Workgroup creates and maintains the recommended industry wide standard for tracking all Internet, product and service activity surrounding real estate listing data, brokers, agents, consumers and utilized technology solutions.

Internet tracking events have become an essential part of the modern software business model.  A RESO standard on tracking event fields would streamline the tracking information process and benefit the following stakeholders within the RESO community:

Location: Room 100B

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM - Web API Workgroup Meeting

Workgroup Chairs: Scott Petronis, Chief Product and Technology Officer for eXp Realty and Paul Stusiak, President & Owner of Falcon Technologies Corporation

About: The Web API Workgroup is focused on defining standards that pertain to how data may be accessed by various applications. Specifically, the group is focused on the RESO Web API (application programming interface) layer between outside applications and MLS data/servers. 

The initial goal and charter of this group is to define a standard for accessing MLS data via a RESTful (REpresentational State Transfer) architecture. Ultimately, this API should:

  1. Provide real-time retrieval of MLS data via standard search methods and output definitions using the already defined RESO data dictionary.
  2. Enable developers to more rapidly develop applications (web, mobile or other) using widely adopted technology standards and methods.
  3. Offer a standard approach that technology partners can adhere to to ensure consistency across markets while enabling technology partners to extend the standard with their own, unique approaches.

Location: Room 100C

12:30 - 2:00 PM - Lunch

Location: Room 100A

2:00 - 4:00 PM - Everything You Need to Know to Succeed with Web APIs

Speakers: Turan Tekin, Co-Founder at Bridge Interactive; Jay Lee, Director, Product Development at Bridge Interactive; Kevin Regensberg, Lead Software Developer at Bridge Interactive and Colin Clay

Description: Learn why APIs are the way forward for real estate, the problems they solve, opportunities they create and how to implement them today.

Location: Room 100B

5:30 PM - RECEPTION sponsored by Zillow Group

Location: 10 Barrell Brewing Co.

Sponsor: Zillow Group

Thursday, May 2

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Breakfast

Location: Room 100A

9:00 - 10:30 AM - Cross-Platform Interoperability Workgroup Meeting

Workgroup Chair: Chris Haran, Chief Technology Officer, MRED LLC

About: The RESO Cross-Platform Interoperability Workgroup’s purpose is to identify, through relevant business challenges and needs, solutions that will bring together disparate systems to better serve the real estate industry, especially the practitioners and brokerages. The Interoperability Workgroup will study submitted business cases, partner with affected stakeholders and coordinate solutions that will produce ease and efficiency of business through the creation, maintenance and evolution of RESO Interoperability standards for the community.

Location: Room 100B

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Distributed Ledger Workgroup Meeting

Workgroup Chairs: Ashish Antal, Director of Architecture at MLSListings, Inc. and Mark Lesswing, Blockchain Entrepreneur and Founder of Lesswing

About: Business Intelligence, timeliness and efficiency are important to MLS participants.  Whereas the RESO Web API provides a signaling mechanism and the RESO Data Dictionary provides elemental definition, lifecycle events allow information to be consumed in a more natural form.  The purpose of the RESO Distributed Ledger Workgroup is to identify and document property lifecycle events. These events could be recorded in a distributed ledger by the industry participants to support accountability, provide instant notifications and identify rules/patterns that are valuable to real estate professionals. The catalog will use RESO Data Dictionary fields wherever possible and utilizes the RESO Web API wherever possible. The Workgroup will work closely with other RESO workgroups to maintain alignment with their work.

Location: Room 100B

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Replication

Speaker: Joshua Darnell, RESO Chief Architect

Description: The topic of efficient data replication in the real estate industry has been a subject of discussion for some time. Current methods, meaning polling on an API endpoint for each Resource by Timestamp Modified for each feed, have been working, as evidenced from the sheer number of complimentary Vendor products in the marketplace. But there are issues, frequent errors, and scaling is challenging.

However, as we move to the Web API, we are in the position to advance the current state of Replication, creating ingestion workflows that are much simpler and more resilient, while at the same time providing access to richer data sets for analytics, data shares, and other purposes using the History Transactional resource.

Building on this first phase of work, for which an RCP will be presented in Boise, the next phase will include a Push Replication specification and be presented as a follow-up at the RESO Fall Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Please contact josh@reso.org if you would like to join the Replication workgroup prior to Boise!

Location: Room 100B

1:00 PM - Adjourn

Location: Room 100B

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