2018 Annual Conference/St. Louis

St. Louis, MO
September 26–30, 2018

2018 Annual Conference Keynote, Roger Crawford

Sports Illustrated has acknowledged Roger Crawford as "one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world."  Roger positively influences audiences worldwide, eloquently sharing the principles he has lived-adaptability, possibility thinking, and eliminating self-imposed obstacles. His remarkable life story is a powerful example that "Challenges are inevitable, defeat is optional!" 

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.

Saturday, September 29 

10:45 am–12:15 pm- Regulators & REALTORS: PB&J vs. Oil & Water

Regulators work with many stakeholders on a daily basis, all with differing perspectives. These varying perspectives drive the relationships including those with REALTOR® Associations and Boards in your jurisdiction. How can these be leveraged to their full capacity? Are you missing opportunities to engage your licensees/registrants? This panel of industry insiders will bring a diverse and unique perspective to the conversation about REALTORS® and Regulators strategically collaborating for the betterment of the industry.



Wednesday September 26
1:00 pm Registration Desk Open
2:00–4:00 pm Extra: District 1 Conference ($0.00)
District Vice President, Jo Ricks, invites members of District 1 to meet and discuss issues of mutual interest. There is no separate registration for this meeting, but District 1 members are asked to contact Jo Ricks or Anne Cooke if they plan to attend. 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-Miriam Baer, ARELLO 2017 President
5:30–7:30 pm Welcome Reception-Sponsored by Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors and Rice Insurance Services Company
Thursday September 27
7:00 am Registration Desk Open
7:00–7:45 am Welcome Breakfast
8:00–8:30 am District 1 Caucus-Jo Ricks, DC, District 1 VP
8:00–8:30 am District 2 Caucus - Douglas Oldmixon, TX, D2 VP
8:00–8:30 am District 3 Caucus-Charla Slabotsky, OK, District 3 VP
8:00–8:30 am District 4 Caucus-Judy Lowe, AZ, District 4 VP
8:00–8:30 am District 5 Caucus
8:30–9:00 am Opening Session "welcome wake-up" from 2018 ARELLO President, David Raphael-VT
9:00–10:30 am Law & Regulation Committee Meeting-John Lundquist, Chair, J. Nicholas D'Ambrosia, Vice-Chair
9:00–10:30 am Membership Committee Meeting-Michael Gamblin, Chair, Douglas Oldmixon, Vice Chair
9:00–10:30 am Exam Accreditation Committee Meeting-CLOSED SESSION-Heather Garrett, Chair, Ryan Adair, Vice-Chair
9:00–10:30 am Timeshare Committee Meeting-Charlie Moody, Chair, Gary Isom, Vice Chair
9:00–10:30 am Program Committee-Andrea Alford, MiChell Bird, Co-Chairs, Marcia Franks, Sherry Kueffler, Greg Lemon, Co-Vice Chairs
10:30–10:45 am Break-Sponsored by PrivySeal
10:45 am–12:15 pm Exam Accreditation Committee Meeting- OPEN SESSION -Heather Garrett, Chair, Ryan Adair, Vice-Chair
10:45 am–12:15 pm Administrators Roundtable - Facilitator Andrea Alford
10:45 am–12:15 pm IT/Communications Committee Meeting- Monica Rut, Chair, Michael Johnston, Vice Chair
10:45 am–12:15 pm Investigator/Auditor Resource Committee Meeting-Kimberley Wells, Chair, Wendy Alkire, Selina Barnes, Co-Vice-Chairs
10:45 am–12:15 pm Commissioner Resource Committee Meeting-Janet Thoren, Chair, Carole Harrison, Donna Murray, Co-Vice-Chairs
12:15–1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
12:15–1:30 pm ARELLO Foundation Lunch-CLOSED SESSION
1:30–3:00 pm Education Certification Committee Meeting- Nedka Dineva, Chair, Corean Hamlin, Vice Chair
1:30–3:00 pm Fair Housing Committee Meeting-Ulani Prater Gulstone, Chair, Jo Ricks, Vice Chair
1:30–3:00 pm Nominating Committee Meeting-Craig Coffee, Vice Chair
1:30–3:00 pm Commissioners Roundtable - Facilitator Scott Breidenbach
3:00–3:15 pm Break-Sponsored by PrivySeal
3:15–4:45 pm Finance Committee Meeting- Lisa Holst, Chair, Dean Owens, Vice Chair
3:15–4:45 pm Affiliates Roundtable - Facilitator Brianna Gillespie
3:15–4:45 pm Governance Committee Meeting- Teresa Hoffman, Chair, Erik Wisner, Vice Chair
3:15–4:45 pm Education Issues Roundtable/REEA Update - Facilitator Corean Hamlin
Friday September 28
8:00 am Registration Desk Open
8:15–8:30 am Opening Welcome-President David Raphael
8:30–10:00 am Keynote Speaker - Roger Crawford
10:00–10:15 am Break-Sponsored by PrivySeal
10:15 am–12:00 pm General Session: Fair Housing: Reflections on the Past 50 Years, the Present and the Future- Mark Barker, Bryan Greene
12:00–1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
12:00–1:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting (CLOSED)
1:30–3:00 pm General Session: ARELLO Awards Presentation and Award Winning Ideas- Nedka Dineva
3:00–3:15 pm Break-Sponsored by PrivySeal
3:15–4:30 pm Real Estate Best Practices Roundtable-Facilitators Monica Rut and Marcia Franks
3:15–4:30 pm General Session: ARELLO Distance Education Certification Program: Purpose, Process and Benefits- Dr. Michael Corry, Dr. Mac Adkins
4:30–5:15 pm Getting Involved in ARELLO Leadership-David Raphael, ARELLO President
Saturday September 29
6:30–7:30 am Walk
Meet your ARELLO colleagues in the lobby for a leisurely walk led by Andrea Alford and MiChell Bird
8:00 am Registration Desk Opens
8:30–10:30 am Case Law Update- John Lundquist
10:30–10:45 am Break-Sponsored by PrivySeal
10:45 am–12:15 pm General Session: Regulators & REALTORS: PB&J vs. Oil & Water- Trevor Koot, Tim Grooms, Jill Stone, Erik Wisner
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
6:30–9:00 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. 

ARELLO® Room Rate: $189 Single/Double
Add 16.36% Room Tax

Special Room Rate Ends September 7th

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

Message to Attendees: ARELLO® has made every effort to secure the best possible group nightly room rate for you at this event. That rate results from a negotiated overall package of event needs such as sleeping rooms, meeting room space and other requirements. ARELLO® will incur costs if the association falls short of its minimum room block guarantee. Please help ARELLO® keep the costs of this event as low as possible by booking your housing needs at the designated host hotel and in the ARELLO® room block.  Reserving outside the contracted room block may jeopardize ARELLO's ability to meet its contracted obligations and to keep registration fees to a minimum. ARELLO® appreciates your support and understanding of this important issue. If you experience difficulties when contacting the hotel, please advise ARELLO® HQ. Thank you.

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 Clayton neighborhood, 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 and self-park $10.00 daily


Attire Information

All meetings and events are business casual


The Installation Reception/Dinner is Garden Cocktail Party

Men - Suit (worn with a tie) – fun, bright colors are encouraged

Women – Knee-length or longer skirt or dress – fun, bright colors are encouraged

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 Fee Information

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


2018 AnnualConference schedule.pdf
Annual Conference '18 Schedule
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