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AE Institute - Call for Presentations

March 11 - 14, 2016, San Antonio, Texas

DEADLINE: May 25, 2015.

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSŪ, The Voice for Real Estate, is the nation's largest trade and professional organization. You are invited to share your expertise and experience with REALTORŪ association leaders by submitting your programming ideas for the 2016 Association Executives Institute. The AE Institute will be held March 11-14, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas.

  • 800+ REALTORŪ association executives from the U.S. 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 REALTORŪ association executives
  5. Overall program quality based on outline, goals, and learning objectives
  6. Speaker credentials and referrals from association executives


Basic Ingredients to Success
Whether you’re an AE of 30 days or 30 years, there are key tools and resources you need to run a successful organization. Let’s get back to the basics and reexamine the framework of our associations. From financial procedures and audits to human resources and staffing, learn how to work together with your volunteer leaders to strengthen your association’s foundation and ensure that it sees your members through for years to come. Gain practical, affordable advice on how to boost your advocacy and consumer engagement efforts – two Core Standards requirements. And develop a plan that ensures you meet the Core Standards year after year.

Industry Issues
The real estate industry is affected by so many economic and technological forces and influences. To thrive and survive in the current environment, REALTORŪ associations must be part of the change. Learn how you can help members succeed in their business with affordable and effective technologies and practices. And learn how to position your association or MLS to adapt or stay ahead of the next new trend. .

Technology and Communications
Both are necessary to your association and both are in a constant state of flux. Discover new technologies and communication strategies that will increase your efficiency and enhance your ability to connect with members on a new level. Learn how to stay fluid so your association can quickly adapt to the next tech trend. Keep current with your skills and learn some state-of-the art practices that will put you on the cutting edge as a forward-think association that your members can learn from.

Promotion of programs and speakers,
selected to be part of the AE Institute, increases visibility within the REALTORŪ 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
  • Complimentary recording of your session

  • REALTORŪ association executives (chief staff and staff specialists) who are selected to present are not compensated by NAR.
  • Staff speakers are responsible for covering their registration costs, hotel and travel expenses.

Other Speakers
  • Speakers receive one complimentary registration and are reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses.

  • 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
  • All selected speakers will be notified in August 2015

  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 25, 2015.
  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