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AE Institute - Call for Presentations

March 13 - 16, 2015, Vancouver, Canada

DEADLINE: May 23, 2014.

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, The Voice for Real Estate, is the nation's largest trade and professional organization. You are invited to share your expertise and experience with REALTOR® association leaders by submitting your programming ideas for the 2015 Association Executives Institute. The AE Institute will be held March 13-16, 2015, in Vancouver, Canada.

  • 900+ REALTOR® association executives from the U.S. and Canada will gather at the AE Institute to attend the 40+ education programs and networking opportunities over a four-day period.

Proposals are reviewed by the appropriate AE Institute Advisory Board members and Association Leadership Development staff. Reviewers evaluate proposals based on six criteria:
  1. Relevance to pre-determined education programming tracks
  2. Well-defined topic focus
  3. Practical application of material
  4. Relevance to current needs of REALTOR® association executives
  5. Overall program quality based on outline, goals, and learning objectives
  6. Speaker credentials and referrals from association executives


Reengineer Your Association
The real estate industry is dynamic and ever-changing. To thrive and survive in the current environment, the REALTOR® association must be adaptable and receptive to change. Open your mind to the creative possibilities that await your association structure, and be prepared to engage in a process that is guided by innovation and reinvention. Learn how to find the right mix of structure and flexibility so your association can remain relevant in the future.

Industry Relationships
REALTOR® association management is a people business, and AE interpersonal skills are of the utmost importance. Whether it’s incoming volunteer leaders, association staff, large brokers, MLS executives, consumers, political candidates and public servants, or community leaders, the successful AEs needs to know how to manage personalities and egos while focusing on desired goals. AEs must continuously work to strengthen relationships and support association partners who all strive to better serve REALTOR® members.

Technology and Communications
Even with its challenges and uncertainties, technology is a given. It envelops all that we do. It’s always changing and it’s always improving. Learn how to embrace technology and all it can do for you and your association. Learn from the experts how to capitalize on technology when communicating with members and consumers. These classes will help you harness what you know and stretch to a new level.

Best Practices in REALTOR® Association Management
It’s true. The best learning comes from our peers. Let these peer-to-peer “how to” sessions keep you on your toes and at the forefront of what’s working at REALTOR® associations across the country. These sessions will showcase the best of the best from amongst the industry, and leave you with implementation tools to get you started.

Promotion of programs and speakers,
selected to be part of the AE Institute, increases visibility within the REALTOR® association and real estate industry through:
  • Pre-meeting electronic and print promotions, e.g. Realtor.org, AE Institute web page, AE Institute mobile app, and other advance publicity
  • AE Institute Facebook page
  • Opportunity to provide handout via the electronic AE Institute mobile app
  • Distribution of approved personal promotional material at your program
  • Follow-up with program attendees who provide a business card
All selected speakers will be notified in August 2013.

  • REALTOR® association family speakers who are selected to make presentations are not compensated by NAR
  • REALTOR® association executive speakers and association staff speakers are responsible for covering their travel, hotel and tuition costs.

  • If your topic presentation is selected, you will be required to comply with ALL outline/handout/audio-visual deadlines. The AE Institute is paperless, and all speaker handouts are distributed on Realtor.org and the AE Institute mobile app.
  • You must agree to provide educational content only AND abide by NAR's personal, product, services promotion specifications before, during, and at the end of the session
  • You will be notified in August 2014 if your program is selected.

  1. Click on the online submission form link below.
  2. Include a one-page session outline and a three sentence speaker introduction as attachments with the submission form.
  3. Use a separate form to submit additional proposal. (limit of two proposals per speaker)
  4. Complete the form in its entirety online on or before May 23, 2014.
  5. NOTE: Print a copy of the form for your records before submitting (you cannot get back into the form)

Questions? Contact Laurie Oken, 800/874-6500, x8307, or

Online Submission form