Don't be Intimidated

If you have been to an IAR Capitol Conference before, you know what an energizing day it can be. If you have never attended, we hope you’ll take this opportunity to increase your comfort level dealing with policy makers and gain experience. Don’t be intimidated – IAR Governmental Affairs staff will brief you on key issues before your visit and will facilitate your Register for IAR Capitol Conferenceconversation with legislators if you want the extra support.

In addition to familiarizing yourself with legislative issues, Capitol Conference is also an opportunity to make direct connections with other Illinois REALTORS® and local Government Affairs Directors.

What your day will be like:

  • Have lunch while IAR Government Affairs directors provide a legislative briefing including tools, materials and key messages you can refer to later.

  • In the afternoon, you will have three hours to compare notes and confer with veteran attendees and your local GAD. You will also have the opportunity seek out legislators you wish to meet.

  • Immediately following this visit, REALTORS® and legislators are invited to a reception at the Hilton Springfield for more networking and discussion.

  • By 6:30 pm, your whirlwind day is done and you’re on your way home to share what you’ve learned!

What you can do next:

  1. Reserve your spot by registering today. Lunch and hors d’oeuvres at the reception are included in your $40 registration fee.

  2. Learn about the issues that affect your business with RVOICE and 

  3. Prepare to be amazed by show of REALTORS® solidarity and be a part of it!

  4. Post about your experiences on your personal blog and tell your clients you are a voice for property owners’ rights!

IAR Capitol Conference attendee and REALTOR® Colleen Wilcox called the 2010 Conference “excellent” and added, “We met with two representatives, we met with two senators, and they each gave us their time they listened to our issues, so I think it’s something that everyone should consider doing.”

Have a voice. Make life easier for you and for your clients. Your presence at the IAR Capitol Conference is a visible representation of your client’s concerns.

Register online or call 1-800-252-2910 by April 8th.


2015-03-25T06:30:37-05:00March 25th, 2015|Capitol Conference|0 Comments

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Jon Broadbooks is vice president for communications at Illinois REALTORS®.

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