Talking Points: The National Association of REALTORS® is pleased to return to New Orleans for NARdiGras 2010, November 5-8. NAR is excited to be back in New Orleans since the association’s heartfelt visit in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina. Come celebrate a new real estate market in a revitalized city! New Orleans is the destination for inspiration, where you’ll find solutions to your business challenges by day – and opportunities to unwind at night!
Talking Points: All real estate is local so why attend a national convention? Here’s why: The best education sessions from top national speakers on issues that matter to all real estate professionals Plus the largest expo in the industry with over 400 exhibitors A chance to meet and network with 20,000 colleagues from all over the world Take time for yourself – motivating events, inspirational speakers, exciting entertainment, all in a world-class city
Talking Points: There is something for everyone at the 2010 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. This year we’ll tackle hot topics like financing challenges in the market recovery, how to find opportunity in niche markets, and setting yourself apart from the competition. Visit www.REALTOR.org/conference to search for sessions by date, topic, and audience, and start planning your schedule today.
Talking Points: Included in the conference registration is the Entrepreneurial Excellence Series, showcasing top entrepreneurs as they share their life lessons and unique perspectives on dedication, opportunity and perseverance. Archie Manning, former quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, will talk about leadership, reliance on others, flexibility, and playing the game in his life book. Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes Magazine, discusses causes of the 2007-09 crash, explains why the recovery is wildly uneven, and talks about which regions and industries will find the sweet spot of growth and profit in the years ahead. Mary Lou Retton is the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics also won the most medals of any athlete at the 1984 Olympics. Mental preparation and positive energy were, and continue to be, the secrets to her success. Jeremy Gutsche, author of Exploiting Chaos and founder of TrendHunter.com identifies ways you can become a local trend spotter who matches emerging trends with real estate solutions.
Talking Points: New in 2010, full conference attendees will be able to attend education sessions on site and then download nearly 100 more programs at home for continued learning throughout the year. It’s a $380 value, which means you’ll get double the value for a full conference registration, and it’s a great way to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Just make sure to register for a full conference pass, which costs $350 if purchased before August 15, $380 after August 15.
Talking Points: Shop the largest trade show floor in real estate for ideas to jazz up your business, improve your productivity, and help you make more money. Visit one of the Pavilions on the trade show floor for vendors who specialize in member benefits, international real estate, commercial real estate, and green products and up and coming vendors in Start Up Pavilion – a new part of the expo experience on Saturday of the show. More than 50% of attendees last year found valuable products and services they were not aware of before. This is a great way to stay on top of innovations that will help you make more money and provide excellent client services. See the full lineup of exhibitors at www.REALTOR.org/Conference
Talking Points: Over 20,000 real estate professionals are expected to attend NARdiGras 2010 from all over the world Connect and network to expand your referral potential with a diverse group of top-performing REALTORS® And because you are meeting with successful REALTORS® from all over the country and the world versus competitors in your local market, you’ll be amazed at what you learn by sharing ideas and secrets to success with other attendees.
Talking Points: Get jazzed with motivating events and world-class entertainment. You’ll come home refreshed, re-energized and ready to take on anything. This year’s new inaugural format will be a true New Orleans Mardi Gras experience – with the best of local music and cuisine, a MardiGras parade, and a short program to install NAR’s 2011 Leadership and Ron Phipps (Warwick, RI) as your 2011 President Always a motivating experience, the General Session will feature keynote speaker Regis Philbin, plus you’ll meet the State REALTORS® of the Year and Good Neighbor Award Winners.
Talking Points: Bring your dancing shoes for the Celebrity Concert with Grammy-award winning R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire. Vote for your favorite REALTOR contestant in the first-ever REALTORS® Got Talent competition, taking place just before Earth, Wind & Fire. To audition for the show, visit www.REALTOR.org/Conference and submit your audition video by August 31.
Talking Points: Mix and mingle with young real estate pros from across the country at the fifth annual Young Professionals Networking event. Join colleagues from around the world for the international All That Jazz gala evening. The CIPS Awards Ceremony will be followed by a reception, dinner and dancing to live music to cap off this lively black-tie evening. Lift your voice and your spirits at a special Gospel Hour with an encore performance by Betty Winn and One A-Chord. The Gospel Hour is open to all conference registrants. A ticketed breakfast will be served prior to the start of the program.
Talking Points: Take some time before the conference to give back to the New Orleans community. Join 800 REALTORS® and guests for a special REALTORS® Volunteer Build. Volunteer to give back to the New Orleans community on either Wednesday, November 3, or Thursday, November 4. This year, NAR has partnered with New Orleans Habitat for Humanity® and Rebuilding Together® New Orleans to rebuild and restore homes for deserving families. Sign up starts August 2.
Talking Points: New Orleans was ranked number one in ten categories in Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2009 “America’s Favorite Cities” survey, including the subcategories of nightlife, live music, people-watching, stylish boutique hotels and antique and vintage shopping. Experience a culinary adventure with a wide array of cuisines, including Cajun, Creole, Soul and Contemporary French. Taste for yourself why New Orleans was named by Bon Appétit as one of America’s Top 5 Restaurant Cities. Conveniently situated in the central region of the U.S., New Orleans is ideal for travelers. And the city’s convention and meeting facilities are located steps from the French Quarter, world-famous restaurants and local attractions, saving you money on transportation. Jazz was born here while Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, Cajun and Zydeco all express the rich melting pot that is New Orleans’ true heritage. Let the music move your soul and experience a live performance at one of the city’s legendary music venues. The Crescent City is world famous for its unique architectural styles, from the balconies of the French Quarter to the grand mansions of the Garden District. Stroll through the Arts District and along Magazine Street for art galleries, antique shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques.
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2010 NARdiGras PowerPoint
Make the Good Times Roll for Your Business!
Why Attend? Education Networking Motivation Fun
125 Education Sessions Hot Topics in 2010: Leadership International Development Professional & Personal Growth Business Technology Legal Issues Financial Recovery Sales & Marketing
Entrepreneurial Excellence Series Speakers Archie Manning Former Saints Quarterback Rich Karlgaard Publisher of Forbes Magazine Mary Lou Retton 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Jeremy Gutsche Author and Trend Spotter
Double your value in 2010! Thanks to sponsor Bank of America , full conference registrants can download a complete set of education session audio recordings for FREE after the conference!
400 Exhibitors Industry-Leading Products and Services Expo Pavilions NAR Pavilion Green Pavilion Commercial Block International 2 nd Home & Resort Pavilion Start Up Pavilion
Networking Opportunities 20,000 attendees, including Brokers Property Managers International Agents Resort and Second Home Property Specialists IT Professionals Commercial Practitioners Buyer’s Agents Sales Office Managers Sales Agents
Entertainment General Session with keynote speaker Regis Philbin Inaugural NARdiGras Party
Entertainment REALTORS® Celebrity Concert starring Earth, Wind & Fire REALTORS® Got Talent
Special Events Young Professionals Networking Event International Night Out and Awards Ceremony Gospel Hour with Betty Winn and One A-Chord
REALTOR® Volunteer Build Days Wed., November 3 Thurs., November 4
Top 5 Reasons You’ll Love New Orleans Award Winning Destination Amazing Cuisine Easy to Get To, Easy to Get Around Diverse Music Historic Art & Architecture
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