2018 Conference Schedule

(Subject to Change)

Schedule-at-a-Glance Full Schedule

SUNDAY, JUNE 10

3:30 - 5:30 PM
EARLY REGISTRATION
3:30 - 5:30 PM
OPTIONAL EARLY SPONSOR EXHIBIT SET-UP

MONDAY, JUNE 11

8 AM - NOON
SPONSOR EXHIBIT SET-UP
8 AM
BERT MASSEY CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT AND TLTAPAC FUNDRAISER
Lost Creek Country Club
10 AM - 6 PM
REGISTRATION OPEN
NOON - 7 PM
SPONSOR EXHIBITS OPEN
Visit with more than 50 sponsors eager to help you grow your profitability, make your team more efficient, and more. 
3 - 3:45 PM
BUSINESS TOOLS SESSIONS
 

Ted Smith, JD

The Trump Effect: Changes to U.S. Labor and Employment Laws After the First Year
Every new presidential administration makes changes that impact how we manage our workforce. Are you aware of developments during President Trump’s first year in office that may affect your company? What are the key issues that should be on your radar?

Ted Smith, JD Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP, Austin
 
 
Wayne M. Stanley

7 Ways to Incorporate Social Media Content and Digital Ads in Your Title Company Marketing Strategy
Discover seven ways you can strengthen your marketing via a better message and the use of social media tools. We'll discuss ways to test digital advertising with as little as $20 a month, and how to empower your staff to best explain your services.

Wayne M. Stanley, Owner and Chief Inspiration Officer, Bowe Digital, Kokomo, Ind.
 
 
Anne Grady

Keynoter Sneak Peek – Balance Is Bull$#@! – Define Your Priorities For Peace of Mind
Get a preview of our Opening Session keynote speaker in this engaging session.

With all the discussion about how to achieve work-life balance, we overlook a big problem with this idea: our lives are not supposed to be balanced with equal time for everything. When every priority claims the ‘most urgent’ designation, maintaining focus on our top priorities can be difficult. Can you be the executive who thrives at business, parenting and personal friendships, all while remaining fit and fun? Maybe for a short time, but it certainly isn’t sustainable. Let’s talk about what to do when there’s more to do than time in the day to do it.


Anne Grady, Speaker and Expert on Resilience, Leadership and Communication, Anne Grady Group, Austin
 
4 - 5:45 PM
OPENING GENERAL SESSION
 
PRESENTATION OF NEW TLTA CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS

 

Steven G. Day, NTP

The Federal Update and ALTA's Strategic Priorities to Advance the Industry
ALTA leadership constantly contemplates the challenges and opportunities that exist in the land title and settlement industry. ALTA President Steve Day will discuss the strategic priorities on which ALTA focuses to ensure the industry thrives in a dynamic business and regulatory environment as well as providing an update on the latest issues in D.C.
 
Steven G. Day, NTP, ALTA President, President - National Agency Operations, Fidelity National Title Group, Jacksonville, Fl.
 
 
Anne Grady

What Is a Resilient Leader? Learn to Successfully Navigate Change and Adversity
Agility, grit, and resilience are the new leadership currency. Great leaders fail fast, learn from their mistakes, and adapt quickly. When faced with challenges, ambiguity and adversity, those who practice resilience refuse to let fear hold them back. Let’s cultivate courage, improve resilience, and triumph over adversity, obstacles and setbacks.

Anne Grady, Speaker and Expert on Resilience, Leadership and Communication, Anne Grady Group, Austin
 
5:45 PM
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION WITH EXHIBITORS  A TASTE OF AUSTIN
Enjoy catching up with industry friends and colleagues and visiting more than 50 exhibitor booths while you enjoy some Austin originals, including live music from Tje Austin, a singer-songwriter and former contestant on NBC's The Voice, and pop-up shopping booths by Austin jeweler Kendra Scott and other local groundbreakers. 

LIVE PERFORMANCE
Featuring Austin musician TJE AUSTIN, singer-songwriter and former contestant on NBC's The Voice



6:30 PM
KEGS AND TAPS DINNERS
TLTA Past Presidents and Spouses - Invitation Only
7 PM
EVENING DINNER ON YOUR OWN – ENJOY AUSTIN'S FOOD SCENE AND NIGHTLIFE

TUESDAY, JUNE 12

7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
REGISTRATION AND SPONSOR EXHIBITS OPEN
7:30 - 9:15 AM
TERRY GRANTHAM MEMORIAL TLTAPAC BREAKFAST AND ANNUAL MEETING
Invest in your future and back the PAC while you enjoy breakfast.

 

Evan Smith

Is it a Wave, a Tsunami, a Sharknado, or None of the Above – and What Does It Mean for Texas?
Perennially popular speaker Evan Smith expounds on our political landscape and more.

Evan Smith, CEO and Co-Founder, The Texas Tribune and host of “Overheard with Evan Smith,” Austin
 
 
PAC ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

 
PRESENTATION OF OUTSTANDING LEGISLATORS AWARDS

9:45 - 11 AM
GENERAL SESSION AND BUSINESS MEETING

NATIONAL ANTHEM
Featuring Austin musician Aaron Stephens



 
J. Christopher Phillips

TLTA President's Annual Report
With so much going on in our industry right now, you won't want to miss the State of the Association.

J. Christopher Phillips, TLTA President, President and CEO, First National Title Insurance Company, Plano
 
 
Kent Sullivan

Keynote Address by TDI Commissioner
Commissioner Sullivan will provide an update on TDI’s initiatives, challenges and opportunities--including the current state of TDI and the Commissioner’s goals for the future.
 
Kent Sullivan, Commissioner, Texas Department of Insurance, Austin
 
 
Marvin Stone

Justin Earley

Heidi E. Junge

Celia C. Flowers

G. Roland Love



The Technology Effect – Now and on the Horizon: A Panel Discussion on Remote e-Notary and Blockchain
Technology’s role in the title insurance industry continues to grow. Hear from these Industry experts on key emerging technologies, including remote online notarization and blockchain and how they will affect your business.

Marvin Stone - Moderator, SVP, Business Integration/CFPB Program Manager, Stewart Title Company, Houston
Justin EarleyCorporate Underwriting Department, First American Title Insurance Company, Santa Ana, Calif.
Heidi E. Junge, Texas Underwriting Counsel, Southwest Region, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, San Antonio
Celia C. Flowers
, Owner, East Texas Title Companies, Tyler
G. Roland LovePresident, Texas Region, North American Title Company, Dallas
 

 
 
11:15 AM - NOON
THE TECH EFFECT DEEP DIVE SESSIONS
 
Heidi E. Junge

Celia C. Flowers

G. Roland Love




Texas Remote e-Notary Rules – Texas Secretary of State Rules Explained
Homebuyers expect to have their mortgages processed online at rocket speed. Texas is again leading the way with Online eNotarization, governed by a new law that goes into effect July 1. Join veteran Texas title agent Celia Flowers as she explores the new eNotarization regulations with a Texas-domiciled underwriter. Will the passage of this new law yield profits or pitfalls for your title agency?

Heidi E. Junge, Texas Underwriting Counsel, Southwest Region, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, San Antonio
Celia C. Flowers, Owner, East Texas Title Companies, Tyler
G. Roland Love, President, Texas Region, North American Title Company, Dallas
 
Justin Earley

Marvin Stone


Blockchain – Beyond the Hype and Headlines
Blockchain headlines seem to be everywhere. Will blockchain really be the world-altering technology that some claim, dramatically changing the real estate process? Industry experts explore blockchain in detail.

Justin Earley, Corporate Underwriting Department, First American Title Insurance Company, Santa Ana, Calif.
Marvin Stone, SVP, Business Integration/CFPB Program Manager, Stewart Title Company, Houston
 
NOON - 1:30 PM
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:30 - 2:30 PM
GENERAL SESSION CONTINUED
 
Sanford J. Leeds

Where Are We? An Overview of the Economy
Examine the state of the economy with an emphasis on interest rates. We'll examine the Fed, the markets, the key factors driving rates, and review some important long-term trends. This conversation will be rounded out with discussion regarding federal policies coming out of D.C.

Sanford J. Leeds, Distinguished Senior Lecturer/Department of Finance, The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, Austin 
 
Loretta Salzano

DC, CFPB and RESPA, OH MY!
What have the courts said about RESPA and the CFPB? Who is at the helm of the CFPB, and how might that change? What does all of this mean for RESPA interpretation, enforcement and your business?

Loretta Salzano, Founder, Franzen and Salzano, PC and ComplyShare, Norcross, Ga.
2:45 - 3:30 PM
JOINT AGENT/UNDERWRITER SECTION MEETING
Note: Open to Agent and Underwriter Section Members Only.

 
Aaron Day

Leslie Midgley, CAE


A Regulatory/Legislative Briefing and TLTA Advocacy Update
Hear the latest update on regulatory and legislative issues affecting your business.

Aaron Day, Director of Government Affairs and Counsel, TLTA, Austin
Leslie Midgley, CAE, Executive Vice President and CEO, TLTA, Austin
3:30 PM
AGENT AND UNDERWRITER SECTION BUSINESS MEETINGS
Election of officers and other section business.
6:30 PM
PRESIDENT'S EVENING RECEPTION
7-11 PM
PRESIDENT'S DINNER AND DANCE
Honoring J. Christopher Phillips, 2017-2018 TLTA President

AWARD PRESENTATIONS AND PASSING OF THE GAVEL

8TH ANNUAL LIVE TLTAPAC AUCTION
Auctioneer extraordinaire Jeff Copeland will preside over the always exciting bidding on an array of extraordinary items.

LIVE PERFORMANCE AND DANCING
Featuring Grammy Award-Winning Ray Benson and Asleep At The Wheel


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

9 - 10:30 AM
CLOSING BREAKFAST BENEFITING THE TLTAPAC

INSTALLATION OF 2018-2019 TLTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 
Vince Young

Evan Smith


BREAKFAST WITH VINCE YOUNG AND EVAN SMITH
An intimate conversation with Vince Young and Evan Smith certain to cover everything from the amazing Rose Bowl win to the NFL and beyond. Hear his thoughts on leadership, entrepreneurship and the real estate industry.

Vince Young, Texas Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Houston
Evan Smith, CEO and Co-Founder, The Texas Tribune and host of “Overheard with Evan Smith,” Austin