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Illinois REALTOR® Business Meetings will be held October 2-4, 2018 at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center.

Event Location:
The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
70 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, IL 60148

NEW! Illinois REALTORS® Open Forums – Find out more!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Executive Committee (closed)Grand H
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Finance Committee (closed)Grand I
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.State Independent Expenditures Committee (closed)Grand H
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Illinois 2018 & 2019 NAR Directors Meeting (closed)Grand J
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Illinois 2018 & 2019 NAR Directors Reception (closed)Grand I

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.Illinois REALTORS® Info Center Grand Foyer
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.RPAC Major Investor Lounge (MIs Only)Grand Foyer
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. AE Committee Breakfast (closed)Grand D
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. RPAC Trustees Breakfast (closed)Grand C
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.REEF Board of Directors (closed)Grand H
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Commercial / Industrial / Investment Committee MeetingGrand I
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Housing Opportunity Working Group & ForumGrand EF
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Local Board Leadership Lunch
Invited: Local Association president, president elect and/or treasurer
Grand AB
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Bicentennial Task Force Lunch (closed)Grand I
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.YPN Advisory Board Lunch (closed)Grand H
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.Global Business Council & ForumGrand EF
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.BreakGrand Foyer
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.Professional Standards Committee & ForumGrand EF
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.YPN Discussion: "NO Friend Zone" by Tommy Choi Grand D
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. REEF Fun-raiser Sponsored by YPNGrand HIJ
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.Women's Council of REALTORS® Installation
*ticketed event*

Thursday, October 4, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.Illinois REALTORS® Info CenterGrand Foyer
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. RPAC Major Investors Lounge (MI's Only)Grand Foyer
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Illinois REALTORS® Legal Services ForumGrand EF
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.REALTORS® Political Involvement Committee & ForumGrand EF
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Illinois REALTORS® 2019 Committee Chair, Vice Chair, and New Director Orientation Luncheon *RSVP Required*Grand J
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.Public Policy & Governmental Affairs Member Involvement Group Grand EF
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.AE Motion Review (closed)Grand I
3:30 - 6:00 p.m. Board of Directors MeetingGrand A-D
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
*immediately following the BOD meeting
Illinois REALTORS® Board & Officers Installation Reception Magnolia

Open Forums at Illinois REALTORS® Fall Business Meetings
Open to All Attendees!

• Housing Opportunity Working Group & Forum (Wed, Oct. 3 from 10:30 a.m. – Noon)
An expert panel moderated by Chair Zeke Morris will discuss criminal background issues. The panel includes Caroline Elmendorf, Senior Compliance Officer for Bozzuto Management Co., Courtney Jones, President of Dearborn Realtists, and Benjamin Ruddell, Director of Criminal Justice Policy for ACLU Illinois. Greg St. Aubin, Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs, and Jack Greacen, NAR Political Representative, will provide an update on legislative issues on the state and national levels. Sharon Gorrell and Beth Wanless will follow up on issues related to housing choice voucher inspections and fair housing commemorative efforts.

• Global Business Council & Forum (Wed, Oct. 3 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.)
Maurice Hampton will moderate a discussion led by three insightful guest speakers.  Luke Worrell, Illinois Chapter of REALTORS® Land Institute, will discuss market demand of Illinois land and the strategic value of agriculture for foreign investment.  Mike Levin, Director of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Illinois Soybean Growers, will explain the value of the soybean industry as a traditional Illinois commodity for foreign investment and food service supply chain. Danielle D’Alessandro, Executive Director of Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, will reveal new markets as a component to Illinois economy and land use.  The forum will conclude with one-minute updates on the activities of local global business councils, consulate liaisons, and trade missions.

• Professional Standards Committee & Forum (Wed, Oct. 3 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.)
Illinois REALTORS® President Matt Difanis will provide updates from NAR’s Interpretations and Procedures Advisory Board. The forum discussions will address recommendations from NAR’s Professional Standards Committee and will include two NAR Window to the Law videos: Cyberscams and Real Estate Professionals, and Listing Photo Copyright Issues.

• Illinois REALTORS® Legal Services Forum (Thurs, Oct. 4 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.)
Betsy Urbance, General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Services, and Jeff Baker, Associate General Counsel and Director of Legal Services, will provide an overview of Illinois Real Estate License Act rewrite initiatives and the status of administrative rules.  Topics of discussion will also include hot legal issues and cases of interest, and Betsy and Jeff will answer questions from attendees.


*Illinois REALTORS® Business Meetings and Receptions are for members only.