2022 Schedule at a Glance

Over several days of learning, growing, and finding inspiration, attendees are equipped with a year’s worth of support in their daily responsibilities as leaders in the title industry.  

NOTE: Our live program is still under development. The schedule below is tentative and may change.


3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Conference Registration Opens
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Optional Exhibitor Move-In


8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bert Massey Classic TLTAPAC Golf Tournament (Offsite – The Golf Club Fossil Creek)
8 a.m. - Noon
Sponsor Exhibit Move-In
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Conference Registration Open
Noon - 7 p.m.
Sponsor Exhibits Open
3 - 4 p.m.
Evolving Cybersecurity  How to Protect Your Company and Customers
Cyber threats continue to evolve. From social engineering and phishing attacks to wire fraud and ransomware, what are the latest cyber fraud trends and schemes to be aware of? Hear practical advice on recognizing the latest scams and protecting your company and your customers from the increasingly clever arsenal of tricks cybercriminals are using today.
Genady Vishnevetsky, Chief Information Security Officer, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Houston
1 hr Escrow Credit  |  1 CLE Credit

Total Compliance: Practical Lessons From TDI Audits
Join us for this interactive session during which Arturo Bustamante, TDI’s director of title examinations, will share practical compliance insights garnered from TDI audits and questions TDI auditors commonly hear from our industry. Don’t miss this chance to ask your compliance questions live and in person with top TDI staff. Want to ask your question anonymously? Email your question(s) to education@tlta.com and we’ll ask your question anonymously if time remains after our special guest speaker answers questions from session participants.
Arturo Bustamante, Director of Title Examinations, Texas Department of Insurance, Austin
Brenda Nelson,
Southwest Regional Operations Manager, 
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Frisco
1 hr Escrow Credit

4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
A Conversation With Insurance Commissioner Cassie Brown
Commissioner Brown and TLTA’s CEO Leslie Midgley will have a conversation about TDI’s latest initiatives, challenges and opportunities - including the current state of TDI and the commissioner’s goals for the future.
Cassie Brown, Commissioner, Texas Department of Insurance, Austin

Texas Real Estate Market Forecast: What's Ahead?

This overview of national, state and local economic conditions includes historical perspective and some circumspect predictions of what’s ahead for Texas’ real estate market. Dr. Gaines, a long-time favorite of TLTA conference guests, will share his insights on issues impacting the residential real estate market, including limited housing supply and rising fuel prices, as well as a look at the commercial market.
Dr. James P. Gaines, Texas A&M Real Estate Research Center, College Station
1 hr Escrow Credit

5:45 - 7 p.m.
Opening Night Reception With Sponsor Exhibitors
Dinner on Your Own


7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Conference Registration Open
7 a.m. - Noon
Sponsor Exhibits Open
8 - 8:30 a.m.
Grab-and-go breakfast provided
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
The Insider's Report: TLTA Regulatory and Legislative Issues Briefing
From TDI to the Texas Capitol, Washington D.C. and the courts, hear the latest regulatory, legislative and judicial issues facing our industry and how TLTA’s advocacy team is working to represent you.
Leslie Midgley, CAE, Executive Vice President and CEO, TLTA, Austin
Aaron Day,
Director of Government Affairs and Counsel, TLTA, Austin
1 hr Escrow Credit | 1 CLE Credit

10 - 11:50 a.m.
State of the Association: The Year in Review
Outgoing TLTA President John Updegraff, Jr. will recap TLTA’s accomplishments this year, provide an update on the state of the association, and highlight the power of title professionals working together on the challenges and opportunities ahead.
John Updegraff, TLTA President, Central Texas Title Division General Counsel, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Frisco

Engaging on the Federal Level: A Conversation With ALTA President, Dan Wold
Join ALTA President Dan Wold and TLTA CEO Leslie Midgley for an informal interview-style conversation about the key issues facing our industry nationwide. From CFPB to FinCEN to RON, they’ll cover it all, including what ALTA’s approach is on these burning issues that affect your business.
Dan Wold, ALTA President, Executive Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Minneapolis, Minn.

The Burnout Epidemic
Chronic stress is on the rise in workplaces across the state and nation. How do we overcome it? Jennifer Moss, award-winning journalist, author and expert in workplace well-being, explains our current strategies are getting it all wrong. We tend to think of burnout as a problem we can solve with self-care: more yoga, better breathing techniques, and more resilience. But evidence is mounting that applying personal, Band-Aid solutions to an epic and rapidly evolving workplace phenomenon isn't enough—in fact, it's not even close. If we're going to solve this problem, organizations must take the lead in developing an anti-burnout strategy that moves beyond apps, wellness programs and perks.
Jennifer Moss, Award-winning journalist, author and expert in workplace well-being

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
The Year of Living Dangerously: Politics and Policy in Post-Pandemic Texas
Back by popular demand, Evan Smith, CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune and host of Overheard with Evan Smith, will join us for our Terry Grantham Memorial TLTAPAC Lunch and Annual Meeting (that's right, this was a breakfast event last year). He'll share insights on the state of politics in Texas, what we can expect from the November election, and how that might impact the Texas Legislature's 88th Session, which begins January 2023.
Evan Smith, CEO and Co-Founder, The Texas Tribune and host of "Overheard with Evan Smith"
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1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
A Primer on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: Basics Title Pros Need to Know
In this session, attendees will learn the basics about cryptocurrency– what it is, what the terminology means and how it is being used to transact business – as well as the benefits and limitations of blockchain, and the practical impacts of these developing technologies on real estate transactions.
Hugo V. Alvarez, 
Partner, Cole, Scott & Kissane, Miami, Fla.
1 hr Escrow Credit

Preventing Burnout in the New Future of Work 
Take a deeper dive into Jennifer Moss’s keynote. This breakout session leverages Jennifer's latest research and evidence-based solutions to help leaders implement practical tactics to prevent burnout for a healthier, happier and more productive workplace.
Jennifer Moss,
Award-winning journalist, author and expert in workplace well-being

6:30 p.m.
President's Evening Dinner and Live TLTAPAC Auction


9 - 10:30 a.m.
Living at the Intersection of Cool and Commerce
In this TLTA-exclusive presentation, Jonathan Morris, host of Self-Employed on Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Network, will discuss the power of connection in our communities. This rising star entrepreneur shares insights from his most recent enterprises, including Fort Worth's new Hotel Dryce, which was featured in a Forbes 2021 "list of most highly anticipated hotel openings." His refreshingly to-the-point observations on business ownership, management and ambition include fresh ideas for creating a powerful customer experience.
Jonathan Morris, Fort Worth TV Star and Hotelier
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To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact Linda Timmons at linda@tlta.com.