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AE Institute - Call for Presentations

March 11 - 14, 2016, San Antonio, Texas

DEADLINE: April 30, 2015.

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 2016 Association Executives Institute. The AE Institute will be held March 11-14, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas.

  • 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


Best Practices in REALTOR® Association Management and Leadership
There is so much you can learn from other associations and MLSs. Keep current with your skills and learn tips and tricks from your peers that will create efficiency and eliminate waste. Discover how to balance the role of association manager with your volunteer leaders, and how to transform your processes so you can devote more time to new initiatives and provide more member value.

Boot Camp for Newer AEs
Whether you’re new to the job or feel like you’re new based on all of the changes going on around you, come to these classes to get refreshed on the key elements of REALTOR® association management. In addition, learn easy tips to remain Core Standards compliant, how to do more with less, and how and what to focus on when things seem out of control.

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, REALTOR® 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 to adapt or stay ahead of the next new trend.

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
  • Complimentary recording of your session

  • REALTOR® 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 April 30, 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

Online Submission form