2018 Annual Conference/St. Louis

St. Louis, MO
September 26–30, 2018

General Sessions You Won't Want To Miss at Annual Conference '18:

Thursday, September 27 

8:30-9:00 am-Conference Opening Session 

Join us for a brief technology update including the ARELLO website and the mobile app and a brief "welcome wake-up" from 2018 ARELLO President, David Raphael-VT. 

Friday, September 28 

10:15 am-12:00 pm-Fair Housing: Reflections on the Past 50 Years, the Present and the Future

Fifty (50) years have passed since the enactment of the federal Fair Housing Act in Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. For 50 years, discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, color, national origin, and religion has been prohibited on the federal level. Over time, sex, familial status, and disability were added as protected classes. A majority of States and the District of Columbia have enacted laws that provide rights and remedies substantially equivalent to those provided under federal law. This in-depth discussion will examine the past, present, and future of housing discrimination. Topic areas include the role of real estate licensees in furthering housing discrimination, assistance animals, advertising and prohibited practices. Presenters: Mark Barker, President, and CEO of Career Education Systems; Bryan Greene, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Dep't of Housing and Urban Development. 

1:30-3:00 pm-Award Winning Ideas

Competition for the Education and Communication Awards is keen every year. Celebrate the winning jurisdictions and learn what made their ideas so special. Leadership is about sharing ideas and the award-winners have information that will be helpful to you and your jurisdiction. Presenter: Nedka Dineva-WV.

3:15-4:30-ARELLO's Distance Education Certification Program: Purpose, Process and Benefits.

This session will provide in-depth information about the standards for distance education and how they are applied to those courses seeking certification. Speakers: Dr. Mac Adkins and Dr. Michael Corry.



Wednesday September 26
1:00 pm Registration Desk Open
2:00–4:00 pm Extra: District 1 Conference ($0.00)
District 1 Member Jurisdictions: Bermuda, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont
4:00–5:30 pm New Member/First-Time Attendee Orientation
5:30–7:30 pm Welcome Reception
Thursday September 27
7:00 am Registration Desk Open
7:00–7:45 am Welcome Breakfast
8:00–8:30 am District 1 Caucus
8:00–8:30 am District 2 Caucus
8:00–8:30 am District 3 Caucus
8:00–8:30 am District 4 Caucus
8:00–8:30 am District 5 Caucus
8:30–9:00 am Conference Opening Session
9:00–10:30 am Law & Regulation Committee Meeting
9:00–10:30 am Membership Committee Meeting
9:00–10:30 am Exam Accreditation Committee Meeting - Open Session
9:00–10:30 am Timeshare Committee Meeting
9:00–10:30 am IT/Communication Committee Meeting
10:30–10:45 am Break
10:45 am–12:15 pm Exam Accreditation Committee Meeting - Closed Session
10:45 am–12:15 pm Administrator Round Table
10:45 am–12:15 pm Program Committee Meeting
10:45 am–12:15 pm Investigator/Auditor Resource Committee Meeting
10:45 am–12:15 pm Commissioners Roundtable
12:15–1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
12:15–1:30 pm ARELLO Foundation Lunch
1:30–3:00 pm Commission Member Resource Committee Meeting
1:30–3:00 pm Education Certification Committee Meeting
1:30–3:00 pm Fair Housing Committee Meeting
1:30–3:00 pm Nominating Committee Meeting
3:00–3:15 pm Break
3:15–4:45 pm Finance Committee Meeting
3:15–4:45 pm Affiliate Round Table
3:15–4:45 pm Governance Committee Meeting
3:15–4:45 pm Real Estate Best Practices Round Table
Friday September 28
8:00 am Registration Desk Open
8:00–8:30 am Opening Welcome
8:30–10:00 am General Session TBD
10:00–10:15 am Break
10:15 am–12:00 pm Fair Housing: Reflections on the Past 50 Years, the Present and the Future
General Session
12:00–1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
12:00–1:30 pm Executive Committee Lunch
1:30–3:00 pm ARELLO Awards Presentation and Award Winning Ideas
3:00–3:15 pm Break
3:15–4:30 pm Education Issues Round Table / REEA
3:15–4:30 pm ARELLO Distance Education Certification Program: Purpose, Process and Benefits
General Session
4:30–5:15 pm ARELLO Leadership Intro
Saturday September 29
8:00 am Registration Desk Opens
8:30–10:30 am Case Law Update
10:30–10:45 am Break
10:45 am–12:15 pm General Session TBD
12:15–1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
1:30–4:00 pm General Assembly / Board of Directors Meeting
5:30–6:30 pm Installation Reception
6:45–9:00 pm Installation Dinner
Sunday September 30
8:30 am–4:00 pm Commissioner College 102 - SEPARATE REGISTRATION


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Welcome Reception


Hotel Information

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis

100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63105 USA • Phone: +1 (314) 863-6300  Hotel Website

Reservations: (800) 542-8680 or online. When calling for reservations, be sure to mention ARELLO. 

Check-in and Check-out: Check in: 4:00 PM. Check out: 12:00 PM

Area Information

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is located in the posh neighborhood of Clayton, a charming oasis in the city of St. Louis. Experience true Midwestern warmth and hospitality in this arts and garden district, home to a thriving culinary scene, the beautifully landscaped Forest Park and an array of museums and boutiques within a short distance of the hotel. Savor four in-house dining options including a Sushi bar or signature cocktails in The Lobby Lounge.  Gather with friends in The Cigar Club or dine in The Grill.

Transportation Information

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is ideally located in the pleasant, walkable suburb of Clayton, and offers easy access to the city's most renowned attractions by car or by MetroLink. The Forsyth Station is less than two blocks from the hotel and offers convenient light rail service to the city's attractions, neighborhoods and airport. The airport; St. Louis Lambert International Airport - STL is approximately 8 miles from the hotel. The hotel does not provide shuttle service.


Valet parking, fee: 25 USD daily • On-site parking, fee: 25 USD daily


Attire Information

All meetings and events are business casual


the Installation Reception/Dinner is formal attire. Black tie optional.

Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATIONS: All requests for refunds must be in writing and sent to ARELLO's Chief Executive Officer. Cancellations received on or before August 17, 2018 will receive a full refund. There is a $100.00 cancellation fee for cancellations received between August 18 and September 14, 2018. No refunds will be made for cancellations on or after September 15, 2018.  Refunds for cancellations due to an illness, injury, death or emergency will be considered on a case by case basis by the ARELLO® Chief Executive Officer.


Registration Information

Attending the entire event.

Type Fee
Regulatory Member
Representative of a member jurisdiction that is current with its member dues.
Affiliate/Associate Member
Affiliate or Associate Member (does not qualify for regulatory membership) and is current with member dues.
Non-Member $690.00
Non-Member (Regulatory)
Representative of a jurisdiction that qualifies for Regulatory membership but is not current with its member dues.
Emeritus Member $440.00
A non-member spouse/guest accompanying a full conference attendee - includes all events, receptions and meals provided by the conference.
Guest - Welcome Reception Only
Guests who only wish to attend the Welcome Reception.
Guest - Installation Reception/Dinner Only
Guests who only wish to attend the Installation Reception and Dinner.
Guest - Combined Welcome/Installation
Guests who wish to attend the Welcome Reception and Installation Reception and Dinner, but no other events.


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Please note that registration fees for guests are set to ensure ARELLO's costs are covered including the hotel/venue service charges and state and local taxes. Every effort is made to make these reasonable and affordable for our members.

Sponsorship of activities by vendors or regulated entities at this conference or meeting shall not be construed as an endorsement by ARELLO of the sponsoring entity or of the products, services, policies or positions. The sponsorship is not intended by the vendor or regulated entity, nor should it be construed by anyone, to influence the decisions of ARELLO and its representatives.