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AE Institute - Call for Presentations

March 17 - 20, 2017, Denver, Colorado

DEADLINE: May 20, 2016.

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 17-20, 2017, in Denver, Colorado.

  • 900+ REALTORŪ association executives from the U.S. will gather at the AE Institute to attend the 40+ education programs and networking opportunities.

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


Technology & Communications
Learn how to make the most of new, affordable technologies so your members make the most of the marketplace. Discover the advantages of various communications vehicles and how to truly tailor your messaging to meet your audience’s needs. And find out more about the changing role of MLS in the real estate marketplace and association operations.

Customer Service
Customer service is king, or at least it should be. How can you crown it king at your association? These sessions will help hone your customer service skills and begin to develop an association customer service plan so that your members know you’re there for them and their success.

Peer-to-Peer Game Changers
We know we learn best from our peers. Take a few pages from their playbooks as you get an inside look at what your peers are doing across the country to remain innovative and member-focused. And learn how to take on some of these initiatives with little or no funding.

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
  • AE Institute Twitter feed
  • 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.

  • 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 by August 2016

  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 20, 2016.
  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