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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: Ballpark Rooms 2 &3

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

Location: Ballpark Rooms 2 &3

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

ALL DAY - Registration Desk Open

Location: Hiton St. Louis at the Ballpark Lobby

9:00 AM - 1:30 PM - Certification Lounge sponsored by CoreLogic

Location: Grand Suite II

Sponsored by:

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 - Data Standards Drive Voice Innovation

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

Description: Voiceter Pro’s Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder Ami Berger will discuss how data standards help drive technology development by greatly reducing the barriers to understanding client data streams in API connections. He will showcase how RESO standards and the data dictionary helped speed the development of his company’s newest MLS voice application that allows agents to access their business information via Alexa and Google Assistant.

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: On April 25th, 2018, Stellar MLS, previously known as My Florida Regional MLS, took the plunge into converting their MLS system to meet the Data Dictionary standard. Hear from their business partners as they share their experiences navigating through the conversion to the successes they have celebrated while working with a natively Data Dictionary compliant MLS.

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, Chris Wade, Manager of Data Services and Compliance at FMLS and Rick Herrera, Director of Data Services at Realtor.com

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 Move 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 - Coffee Break sponsored by remine

Join us for coffee break between the morning sessions!

Sponsored by:

GENERAL SESSION 11:00 - 11:25 AM - Universal Property Identifier Registry Demo

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

Description: Imagine an API-driven marketplace of property-centric data supplied by leading firms in the industry. Using this registry, you can determine the validity of a given UPI via consensus, and find links to this data on providers systems. With this registry, providers can ‘advertise’ their products in an integrated, expandable way where their customers have high-confidence information for any property across the country, even internationally. See the UPI Registry proof-of-concept at an in-person, live demonstration with industry leaders

Location: Grand Ballroom

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

Moderated by: Marilyn Wilson, Founding Partner at WAV Group and President at RETechnology.com

Panelists: David Gumpper, Head of Technology Consulting at WAV Group & Founder/CEO at Gumpper Group, LLC and Ryan Gumpper, Data Scientist atGummper 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: The real estate industry has made great progress in how listings are shared since the introduction of FTP and RETS. The latest technology, known as RESO Web API, will allow you to syndicate your listings faster and save you time and resources by reducing hosting and coding needs. Learn why Homes.com is transitioning to Web API and why your company should make the switch too!

      Location: Grand Ballroom, C-D

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

      Workgroup Chair: Rob Larson, CIO at CRMLS

      Description: For those who haven’t joined the Data Dictionary work-group, this is your chance to see how it works. We will be covering regular agenda items and discussing the future of the dictionary. 

      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: Grand Ballroom, E-G

      3:00 - 3:15 PM - Break

      15 Minute Break

      BUSINESS TRACK 3:15 - 4:15 PM - Understanding the RESO Web 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 3:15 - 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

      Description: The RESO Web API standard leverages global technology standards in authentication and data delivery mechanisms, allowing for simplification of sharing data across applications and modern day devices, products and services. The mission of the Transport (formerly Web API) Workgroup is to provide technical resources to create, maintain and update the RESO Web API standard based upon the business needs of the RESO community aligned with other RESO Workgroup efforts.

      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

      ALL DAY - Registration Desk Open

      Location: Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark Lobby

      9:00 AM - 4:30 PM - Certification Lounge sponsored by CoreLogic

      Location: Grand Suite II

      Sponsored by:

      8:00 - 9:00 AM - Breakfast

      Location: Arch View Ballroom

      9:00 - 10:15 AM - Hitting it Out of the Park with RESO: A Roundtable Event
      RESO has grown in scope and importance, thanks in large part to our long-time staff and volunteers.
      Join an All-Star Lineup of RESO MVSPs on Wednesday morning, 9/11, 9:00 – 10:15 AM, for discussions covering key topics and issues facing our industry.
      The lineup includes:
      • Rebecca Jensen (replacing Art Carter) – The path to system of choice: standards for MLS database independence
      • Michael Wurzer – Replication via the Web API
      • Richard Renton – How can an MLS successfully convert RETS users to Web API?
      • Rob Larson – Implementation, Challenges and Participation
      • Steve Ledwith & Paul Stusiak  Web API Q&A
      • Greg Moore – Improving the RESO Standards; we’re seeking your business needs, opportunities and challenges
      • Rick Trevino – The Value of Back Office Payload
      • Mark Bessett – Sub-Property Standard Notation
      • Chris Lambrou – Make a real “Impression” with the RESO Internet Tracking Spec
      • David Gumpper – Brokerage challenges and successes with building better methods to get work done
      • Mark Lesswing & Ashish Antal – The intersection of Event Model and Decentralized Identifiers (DID)
      • Chris Haran – Airing of Grievances
      • Gregory Lemon – Certification & Compliance Q&A
      10:15 - 10:30 AM - Coffee Break sponsored by CRS Data

      Come enjoy a coffee break after the roundtable event and before the rest of the day gets going!

      Sponsored by:

      BUSINESS TRACK 10:30 - 11:00 AM - How MLSs Can Help Brokers Make Better Decisions Using Data

      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 - My Storyline on the Journey to Success with RESO

      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 - Web API: Opportunities, Challenges, and the Next Evolution of Real Estate Data

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

      Description: RESO’s new Web API data protocol is in its infancy, yet it’s already rapidly starting to replace RETS in large and small MLSs across the country. Showcase IDX CEO, Scott Lockhart will give behind the scenes insight into their experience implementing Web API, the strengths of Web API, real-world feedback on their experience implementing Web API with replication; including the wins, pitfalls, lessons learned, and best practices that MLSs and technology companies can use as more MLSs adopt Web API. Scott will also be joined on stage by Showcase IDX CMO, Kurt Uhlir, who will share some of his insights on the parallels between Web API and his experience at the forefront of the mapping and navigation technology data as he worked through similar opportunities and challenges growing the multi-billion GPS and navigation industries. Learn the benefits to consumers and industry players, and the lessons they learned as they rolled out new industry-wide data standards.

      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: Exploration of how eXp Realty is using standards to build tools, inform business processes, and drive continuous improvement. Learn how this technology focused brokerage contributes to and benefits from being involved with RESO.

      Location: Grand Ballroom, C-D

      12:00 - 1:30 PM - Lunch

      Location: Arch View Ballroom

      BUSINESS TRACK 1:30 - 2:00 PM - Big Engine Big Fuel

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

      Description: In 2019, the “Broker Engines” being built to serve the next generation of agent and their clients have outpaced the policies that provide access to the information that fuels them. This has created new levels of strain between Brokerages and MLSs; two partners who depend on one another. But this strain is temporary. There’s an opportunity to come together and reset the relationship to meet the current and future technology landscape. This session will outline that opportunity and set goals for achieving it.

      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

      Description: The RESO Research and Development Workgroup’s purpose is to solicit and review submitted business cases and underlying business needs, opportunities and challenges from the real estate industry and identify how RESO can directly contribute benefits for the business needs of the industry with solutions developed through the creation and evolution of RESO standards. The Research and Develop Workgroup performs a careful and critical examination of the submitted business cases and coordinates the delivery of potential solutions through standardization with other Workgroups and individual subject matter experts within the RESO community. 

      Location: Grand Ballroom, E-G

      BUSINESS TRACK 2:00 - 2:30 PM - RESO Standards: Do Brokerages Really Care?

      Presented by: Glenn S. Phillips, CEO at Lake Homes Realty

      Description: With full brokerage membership in 108 MLS and operating wholly-owned (non-franchised) real estate brokerages in 26 states, Lake Homes Realty has a unique perspective of MLS, data, and brokerage mindsets. Many challenges to acceptance of data standards are known, but some are not always apparent to all parties. RESO is filled with the parties who have already shown and believe in standards “buy in.” However, not every brokerage or MLS believes in standards. And interestingly, some who claim they believe actually have financial incentive to create obstacles and delays. From the trenches, Glenn S. Phillips presents a candid and raw view of obstacles that must still be overcome before standards will be universally accepted. 

      Location: Grand Ballroom, C-D

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

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

      Description: 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: Grand Ballroom, C-D

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

      Workgroup Chair: Chris Lambrou, CIO at Metro MLS

      Description:  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.

      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 - 10:30 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: What your organization needs to know in 2020 and beyond: platinum requirements, updates to RESO Web API, mandatory IDX payloads, and tools to help you test and access data.

      Location: Grand Ballroom

      10:00 - 10:15 AM - Break

      15 Minute Break

      GENERAL SESSION 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Pain points, ideas, solutions: Hash it out with your peers

      Led by: Sam DeBord, CEO at RESO

      Description: Bring your pain points with technology development and standards in the marketplace, and provide RESO with questions to be answered at our next meetings. 

      Location: Grand Ballroom, E-G

      WORKGROUP MEETING 10:15 - 11:15 AM - Distributed Ledger Workgroup Meeting

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

      Description: 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

      WORKGROUP MEETING 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Payloads Workgroup Meeting

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

      Description: 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: Grand Ballroom, C-D

      12:00 PM - Adjourn

      Adjourn & prize giveaway!

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