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Please note on Wednesday, 9/10 beginning at 1:30 PM, sessions will be split into two tracks: Business and Technical.

*Sessions and times subject to change.

Check out the conference Speakers!

Monday, September 9

4:30 PM - Board of Directors Meeting

Location: Manchester Room

5:30 PM - Board of Director's Dinner with Workgroup Chairs

Location: Manchester Room

6:00 - 8:00 PM - Registration Desk Open

Location: Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark Lobby

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - WELCOME RECEPTION sponsored by realtor.com

Sponsored by: realtor.com

Location: PBR St. Louis at The Ballpark Village (located right across the street from the hotel, just a quick two minute walk away!)

601 Clark Ave #202  I  St. Louis, MO 63102


Tuesday, September 10

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Breakfast

Location: Arch View Ballroom

9:00 - 9:30 AM - Welcome and State of the Standard

Presented by: sam DeBord, RESO CEO & Art Carter, RESO Chair & CEO at CRMLS, Inc.

Location: Grand Ballroom

GENERAL SESSION 9:30 - 9:45 AM - MLS Access via Voice

Speaker: Ami Berger, Co-Founder/Creator at Voiceter Pro

Description: TBD

Location: Grand Ballroom

GENERAL SESSION 9:45 - 10:10 AM - From Seeds to Success: A Stellar Harvest

Moderated by: Melissa King, Vice President of MLS Services at Stellar MLS

Panelists: Warren Bowley, Development Team Lead at Michael Saunders & Company; Amy Gorce, Principal, Business Development at CoreLogic;  Kristin Youngk, Senior Program Manager at Zillow Group and Andrew Sheh, Chief Technology Officer at Remine

Description: Coming soon!

Location: Grand Ballroom

GENERAL SESSION 10:10 - 10:40 AM - Embracing RESO Standards, Stateside and Internationally

Moderated by: Jeremy Crawford, President & CEO at FMLS

Panelists: Jason Graham, Associate Director Product Development at The Canadian Real Estate Association and Chris Wade, Manager of Data Services and Compliance at FMLS

Description: With over 850 member organizations, the resulting work product of RESO in creating standards to address industry challenges are at the highest quality. With that being said, moving organizations from creation to adoption and utilization of RESO standards and fully embrace them for the benefits they provide continues to be an uphill battle, both in the U.S. and Internationally. Hear from industry experts from First Multiple Listing Service, CREA, and RE Webmasters how they have moved the envelope internally to embrace the RESO Data Dictionary (bidirectionally), Organizational Unique ID and Universal Property ID in the U.S. and Canada directly benefiting their Brokers, Agents and Technology Companies.

Location: Grand Ballroom

10:40 - 11:00 AM - Break

20 Minute Break

GENERAL SESSION 11:00 - 11:25 AM - Universal Property ID Repository Demo

Presented by: Mark Bessett, Software Engineering Leader and Architect at CRMLS & RESO UPI Workgroup Chair

Description: Imagine querying any property across the country and having immediate certainty that its ID and related documentation were accurate. See the Universal Property ID’s Repository proof-of-concept at an in-person, live demonstration!

Location: Grand Ballroom

GENERAL SESSION 11:25 AM - 12:00 PM - Ethical considerations concerning predictive analytics, AI, machine learning, and consumer data

Panelists: David Gumpper, Head of Technology Consulting at WAV Group & Founder/CEO at Gumpper Group, LLC and Ryan Gumpper, Gummper Group

Description: With all the hyperbole, news, and information swirling about the future of Artificial Intelligence, etc, an aspect of the issue that has not generated as much coverage or conversation outside of academia is the ethical concerns related to these new technologies. What are the primary ethical issues attendant to these new technologies? What role(s) do the broker, MLS organizations, vendors, REALTOR®, and RESO have in elevating the ethical discussion and/or implementing ethical practices? Please join our lively and informative panel discussion on this wildly popular topic.

Location: Grand Ballroom

12:00 - 1:30 PM - Lunch

Location: Arch View Ballroom

BUSINESS TRACK 1:30 - 2:00 PM - Your technology, your bottom line: embracing broker-enabling standards and policies

Presented by: Joshua Loupour, Industry Consultant

Description: Coming soon!

Location: Grand Ballroom, C-D

BUSINESS TRACK 2:00 - 2:45 PM - RESO speed dating: what are all of the workgroups doing for your business?

    Presented by: 

      • Stephen Ledwith  – Transport Workgroup Co-Chair & Vice President of Engineering for eXp Realty
      • Paul Stusiak – Transport Workgroup Co-Chair & President and Owner of Falcon Technologies Corporation
      • Greg Moore – R&D Workgroup Chair & Chief Technology Officer at RMLS
      • Rick Trevino – Payloads Workgroup Chair & IT Director at MetroList
      • Mark Bessett  UPI Workgroup Chair & Software Engineering Leader and Architect at CRMLS
      • Chris Lambrou – Internet Tracking Workgroup Chair & Chief Information Officer at Metro MLS
      • David Gumpper – Broker Advisory Group Chair & Founder/CEO at Gumpper Group, LLC
      • Mark Lesswing – Distributed Ledger Workgroup Co-Chair & Blockchain Technology Office, DomiDocs, Inc.
      • Ashish Antal – Distributed Ledger Workgroup Co-Chair & Architecture Director at MLSListings
      • Chris Haran – Cross-Platform Interoperability Workgroup Chair & CTO at Midwest Real Estate Data LLC

    Description: Hear quick presentations from all the RESO workgroups on how their workgroups are working to solve broker pain points and the business cases behind their efforts.

    Location: Grand Ballroom, C-D

    BUSINESS TRACK 2:45 - 3:00 PM - Why API

      Presented by: Michael Hayes, Executive Director of Enterprise Services at Homes.com

      Description: Coming soon!

      Location: Grand Ballroom, C-D

      TECHNICAL TRACK 1:30 - 3:00 PM - Data Dictionary Workgroup Meeting

      Workgroup Chair: Rob Larson, CIO at CRMLS

      About the Workgroup: 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.

      How do I find the Data Dictionary? The RESO Data Dictionary is a collection of web pages and can be found at: Data Dictionary Home Page. The home page contains links to the most recent Data Dictionary versions and a brief explanation of how to use the Data Dictionary. It also includes an explanation on Data Dictionary Certification with links to additional certification details. The most current Data Dictionary version (as of the time of this writing, December 2018) is Data Dictionary version 1.7.

      How is the Data Dictionary Constructed? The Data Dictionary Wiki is built on a ‘Tree’ structure with its lowest levels comprised of fields and lookup values. The Dictionary can also be downloaded into machine readable XML and a more traditional spreadsheet (.xlsx) layout.

      At the Data Dictionary’s highest level, you will find Resources (High level groupings such as Property, Offices, Open Houses, Media, etc.), Collections (A container of data items that have a shared relevance such as Property Rooms, Property Unit Types, etc.) and Lookup Fields and Values (Possible values for Fireplaces, Water Sources, Countries, Buyer Financing, etc.). Drilling down into Resources and Collections you will find fields and within Lookup Fields and Values you will find Lookup Values.

      The Data Dictionary also has valuable secondary information to help understand its background, use and context. Some of the most helpful secondary pages are:

      On-Going Growth – The Workgroup purpose is to maintain and develop the Dictionary. The RESO Dictionary is designed to grow with our industry. If you have ideas for the dictionary we welcome them. However, your ideas for change do require some accompanying information.

      • Name: Please review like fields or enumerations and create a name you feel best fits the current convention.
      • Definition: We ask that you write a robust definition of the field.
      • Data Type: Include your recommended data type and maximum field length.
      • Enumerations: If your recommended field is a pick-list, please include enumerations. Enumerations will also need a robust definition.
      • Justification: Please give a reason the field is important to your market. Also, if the field has legal or MLS rules requirements, be sure to include a reference back to the law or rules in question.
      • Utilization: We ask that you include an indication of how much use your field or enumeration sees. This should be done by a count of the number of listings are using the field or enumeration and the number of listings in your sample. This will be used to create a percentage of utilization. Include the criteria used to determine the sample of listings used.

      Thank you for your interest and participation in the Data Dictionary. We invite all MLSs, Brokers and Technology partners to refer to the dictionary as a future center for their own metadata.

      Location: Grand Ballroom, E-G

      BUSINESS TRACK 3:00 - 4:00 PM - Bridge API Workshop

      Presented by: Turan Tekin, Director, MLS and Industry Relations at Zillow Group/Bridge Interactive & the Zillow Group/Bridge Interactive Team

      About: Back by popular demand, learn why APIs are the way forward for real estate, the problems they solve, opportunities they create and how to implement them today!

      Location: Grand Ballroom, C-D

      TECHNICAL TRACK 3:00 - 4:30 PM - Transport Workgroup Meeting

      Workgroup Co-Chairs: Steve Ledwith, Vice President of Engineering for eXp Realty and Paul Stusiak, President & Owner of Falcon Technologies Corporation

      About the Workgroup: The Transport 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.

      Additional information on the Web API as well as a detailed system specification can be found here.

      Location: Grand Ballroom, E-G

      6:00 - 9:00 PM - EVENING RECEPTION sponsored by Zillow Group

      Sponsored by: Zillow Group

      Location: Start Bar 

      1000 Spruce Street Front 1W  I  St. Louis, MO 63102

      Wednesday, September 11

      8:00 - 9:00 AM - Breakfast

      Location: Arch View Ballroom

      9:00 - 10:15 AM - Roundtable Event

      Description: Enjoy a round-table discussion with RESO’s  “all-star lineup” of “MVPs” spearheading standards development.


      • Art Carter – RESO Chair & CEO at CRMLS – “The path to system of choice: standards for MLS database independence”
      • Michael Wurzer – RESO Vice-Chair & President at FBS – “Replication via the Web API”
      • Richard Renton – RESO Treasurer & CEO at Triad MLS, Inc. – “How can an MLS successfully convert RETS users to Web API?”
      • Rob Larson – Data Dictionary Workgroup Chair & CIO at CRMLS – “Implementation, Challenges and Participation”
      • Steve Ledwith –  Transport Workgroup Co-Chair & Vice President of Engineering for eXp Realty and Paul Stusiak – Transport Workgroup Co-Chair & President and Owner of Falcon Technologies Corporation – TBD
      • Greg Moore – R&D Workgroup Chair & Chief Technology Officer at RMLS – “Improving the RESO Standards; we’re seeking your business needs, opportunities and challenges”
      • Rick Trevino – Payloads Workgroup Chair & IT Director at MetroList – “The Value of Back Office Payload”
        • Mark Bessett Software Engineering Leader and Architect at CRMLS – “Sub-Property Standard Notation”
        • Chris Lambrou Chief Information Officer at Metro MLS – “Make a real “Impression” with the RESO Internet Tracking Spec”
        • David Gumpper – Broker Advisory Group Chair & Founder/CEO at Gumpper Group, LLC – “Brokerage challenges and successes with building better methods to get work done”
        • Mark Lesswing – Distributed Ledger Workgroup Co-Chair & Blockchain Technology Office, DomiDocs, Inc. and Ashish Antal – Distributed Ledger Workgroup Co-Chair & Architecture Director at MLSListings – “The intersection of Event Model and Decentralized Identifiers (DID)”
        • Chris Haran – Cross-Platform Interoperability Workgroup Chair & CTO at Midwest Real Estate Data LLC – “Airing of Grievances”
        • Gregory Lemon – Certification Project Manager at RESO – “Certification & Compliance Q&A”

        Location: Grand Ballroom

        BUSINESS TRACK 10:30 - 11:00 AM - Using Data To Make Better Brokerage Decisions

        Presented by: Eric Stegemann, CEO at TRIBUS

        Description: Using Data To Make Better Brokerage Decisions; For too long, most brokers have used gut and intuition to make decisions. With the entrance of iBuyers and well funded new brokerage entrants, brokers need to utilize data to help them make better decisions. We’ll discuss exactly how brokers can use MLS / RESO data to make decisions on where to put offices, what locations are likely to be “next,” and even what agents they might recruit to their brokerage. Additionally, we’ll discuss collecting your data and utilizing tools like a data warehouse and BI to bring it all together.

        Location: Grand Ballroom, C-D

        TECHNICAL TRACK 10:30 - 11:00 AM - Technology Development with RESO Web API

        Speaker: Anton Roeger; Chairman, Chief Innovation Officer & Founding Partner at APC Data Analytics; Jamie Lee Derrickson, Executive Vice President and serves as the Chief Product Officer for APC Data Analytics; and Noah Leask, President & Chief Executive Officer for APC Data Analytics, LLC.  

        Description: The development of applications for the real estate industry using RESO compliant MLS data is limitless. The ability to create new software across multiple MLSs allows companies to leverage their resources to produce cutting edge products for their MLSs, agents and brokers. Localized technology concepts for the betterment of the real estate industry can only be turned into a reality on a larger, national scale with the use of a common language. This demonstration shows the use of RESO compliant fields to produce high level data analytics and the future of AI in relation to real estate.

        Location: Grand Ballroom, E-G

        BUSINESS TRACK 11:00 - 11:30 AM - Showcase IDX

        Presented by: Scott Lockhart, Chief Executive Officer and Founder at Showcase IDX

        Description: Coming soon!

        Location: Grand Ballroom, C-D

        TECHNICAL TRACK 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - "Putting the Pieces Together" - Interoperability / Common Schema Workgroup

        Presented by: Chris Haran, Cross-Platform Interoperability Workgroup Chair & CTO at Midwest Real Estate Data LLC; Paul Stusiak, Transport Workgroup Co-Chair & President and Owner of Falcon Technologies Corporation; and Steve Ledwith, Transport Workgroup Co-Chair & Vice President of Engineering for eXp Realty

        Description: Coming soon!

        Location: Grand Ballroom, E-G

        BUSINESS TRACK 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Brokerages' Use of Standards

        Presented by: Steve Ledwith, Transport Workgroup Co-Chair & Vice President of Engineering for eXp Realty

        Description: Coming soon!

        Location: Grand Ballroom, C-D

        12:00 - 1:30 PM - Lunch

        Location: Arch View Ballroom

        BUSINESS TRACK 1:30 - 2:00 PM - MLS Data Feed Policy

        Presented by: Bill Fowler, Senior Director of Industry Relations at Compass /

        Description: A uniform approach to data feed policies has become a regular topic among brokerages and MLSs. “Among the greatest barriers to innovation within the industry has been the exchange of data from the various entities. RESO has made great strides in solving the data delivery problem with the DD and Web API initiatives. Next on the chopping block are the myriad policies that govern data content from market to market. The red tape to receive data is immense in many cases. The resulting data sets vary widely and rules governing use are equally as varied.This panel will feature high-level broker representatives and MLS representatives bringing in specific examples of the problem, examples of solutions and walk away with specific action items after the discussion.

        Location: Grand Ballroom, C-D

        TECHNICAL TRACK 1:30 - 2:30 PM - Research & Development Workgroup Meeting

        Workgroup Chair: Greg Moore, Chief Technology Officer at RMLS

        About the Workgroup: 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.

        Collaborate remotely – RESO recognizes that its members have busy schedules and has created a system to allow members to actively participate in the R&D Workgroup as the vast majority of participation is done online virtually.

        Primarily through the use of Confluence, a collaborative online task management software platform, the R&D Committee work includes online discussions, assignment of tasks and document sharing, which is supplemented by regularly scheduled monthly GotoMeetings, with notes for each meeting posted and shared with all members.

        Focused on the future – Every major initiative RESO tackles starts at the top of the funnel, working through the R&D Workgroup first. This is where each Business Case is presented and its members review the merits, one-by-one.

        RETS and Data Dictionary Certifications all started in the R&D Workgroup, and that is why this Workgroup is not only one of our most vital community efforts, but one that every member could benefit from active participation. Moreover, by encompassing representatives from all aspects of the industry, we are able to gather more viewpoints that enable us to more effectively review Business Cases.

        We need your input – The key to the success of the RESO R&D Workgroup is industry expert input. Part of the initial process for determining Business Cases is how the issue is impacting each segment of the real estate industry, looking to identify common issues and challenges that are widespread and also fit with the mission of RESO.

        The R&D Workgroup uses a “litmus test” for each Business Case that is presented by a member. This test asks questions that include:

        • Is it within RESO’s realm?
        • Is there significant demand from the key players (i.e. Agent, Broker, technology Vendor, MLS, Consumer, and if so, which ones)?
        • Would it have a positive, noticeable, and worthwhile impact on the real estate industry, such as create efficiencies, reduce costs, etc.?
        • Would the potential return on RESO resource investment be worth it?

        It’s important to note that answering ‘no‘ to any of the questions is not necessarily an insurmountable obstacle, but it is designed to keep the group focused on the most pressing issues that could best benefit the industry.

        How the R&D Workgroup process works – Business Cases begin with an idea. At RESO, anyone can share an “idea,” first by submitting it to one of the two Chairs of the R&D Workgroup: One Chair represents the business side and the other represents the technical side. Being a RESO member is not required for someone to submit an idea.

        The R&D Chair typically will post the idea in an R&D online discussion forum to gauge interest in the topic.  RESO members are able to contribute to the discussions, and may also post a forum topic directly for discussion as well.

        Usually, after some time has passed, which allows for discussion and engagement by members, if one of the Chairs believe there is a true need, the idea moves from the discussion stage and is added to the agenda for the R&D Workgroup’s monthly meeting.

        The R&D Workgroup process is designed to take time to clearly vet out each idea.  Eventually, their goal is to determine, typically, one of three things:

        1. Is it something RESO can’t solve? Sometimes it is a policy issue and it needs to go to the NAR or if it is a best practice, it would be directed to the Council of MLS.
        2. If it is within RESO’s realm, it is then sent over to the appropriate RESO Workgroup.
        3. The issue is within RESO’s realm, but it is determined that the idea is not covered by any of the current Workgroups. In this case, a request is made to create a new workgroup. One recent example: Property Unique Identifier was created as a new Workgroup for this purpose.

        Why you should join the R&D Workgroup – New ideas are vital to the future of RESO in its quest to streamline the real estate industries. But that means we need members from all segments of the industry to become part of the R&D Workgroup.  Members get a seat at the front door of the decision making process, learn intimately how RESO works to benefit their firms and the real estate industry overall, and most importantly, have a direct voice in the decision making process by becoming a member of one of RESO’s most important Workgroups.

        Location: Grand Ballroom, E-G

        BUSINESS TRACK 2:30 - 4:00 PM - Broker Advisory Group Meeting

        Workgroup Chair: David Gumpper, Founder/CEO at Gumpper Group, LLC

        About the Workgroup: 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.

        The RESO Broker Advisory Group meets quarterly and the goal is to have the meetings in person alongside related brokerage events in the industry.  The first objective of the group was to recruit volunteers to participate in the group, educate the initial set of group members with goals and objectives and begin working on creating a broker consumer-based survey on what brokers want and need as it relates to their direct consumer customers – 2017/2018 strategic objective L2.3. David Gumpper chaired the advisory group that was chartered by the RESO Board of Directors.

        Location: Grand Ballroom, C-D

        TECHNICAL TRACK 2:30 - 4:00 PM - Internet Tracking Workgroup Meeting

        Workgroup Chair: Chris Lambrou, CIO at Metro MLS

        About the Workgroup: 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:

        Take part in this exciting, ground-breaking adventure and let your voice make a difference within the RESO Internet Tracking workgroup

        Location: Grand Ballroom, E-G

        4:30 - 6:00 PM - Happy Hour with House Canary

        Sponsored by: HouseCanary

        Location: Three Sixty Rooftop Bar

        Rooftop of The Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark I 1 S Broadway  I  St. Louis, MO 63102

        Thursday, September 12

        8:30 - 9:30 AM - Breakfast

        Location: Arch View Ballroom

        9:00 AM - Bloody Mary Bar

        Sponsored by: Homes.com


        GENERAL SESSION 9:30 - 10:00 AM - RESO Certification: The Path Forward

        Presented by: Sam DeBord, RESO CEO; Josh Darnell, Chief Architect at RESO; and Gregory Lemon, Certification Project Manager at RESO

        Description: Coming soon!

        Location: Grand Ballroom

        10:00 - 10:15 AM - Break

        15 Minute Break

        BUSINESS TRACK 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Distributed Ledger Workgroup Meeting

        Workgroup Co-Chairs: Mark Lesswing, Blockchain Technology Officer, DomiDocs, Inc. and Ashish Antal, Director of Architecture at MLSListings, Inc.

        About the Workgroup: 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: Grand Ballroom, C-D

        TECHNICAL TRACK 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Payloads Workgroup Meeting

        Workgroup Chair: Rick Trevino, IT Director of MetroList Services, Inc.

        About the Workgroup: Real Estate Data is typically delivered as a package comprised of a set of data for a specific business need. The RESO Data Dictionary defines all the fields (and their specific characteristics) available to be included in a payload. The most common Payload used to date is IDX but there are many others.

        The Payloads Workgroup purpose is to define Payload Categories based upon Real Estate Industry business need and which fields are to be included in each Payload Category as specified within the RESO Data Dictionary.

        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: TGrand Ballroom, E-G

        12:00 PM - Adjourn

        Adjourn & prize giveaway!

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