2021 Conference Schedule

(Subject to Change)


SUNDAY, AUGUST 8

3:30 - 5:30 PM
EARLY CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
3:30 - 5:30 PM
OPTIONAL EARLY SPONSOR EXHIBIT SET UP
6 PM
KEGS & TAPS JOINT RECEPTION AND DINNERS – TLTA Past Presidents and Spouses (by invitation only)

MONDAY, AUGUST 9 

8 AM
BERT MASSEY CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT AND TLTAPAC FUNDRAISER
Offsite - Forest Creek Golf Club
8 AM - NOON
SPONSOR EXHIBIT SET UP 
NOON - 7 PM
SPONSOR EXHIBITS OPEN
Visit with more than 50 sponsors eager to help you with business solutions to grow your profitability, make your team more efficient, and more. 
2:45 - 3:45 PM
KICK-OFF EDUCATION SESSION

 
Patrick Rose
Johnny Collins

Bo Feagin

Claire Hartman
Mary O'Donnell


What Does Normal Look Like Post COVID? A Conversation Among Peers About Harnessing Lessons Learned
The last 18 months have challenged the way we do business. Hear a candid conversation between these title industry experts about how they are using what we’ve learned during this pandemic to create not just a new normal, but perhaps an even better normal. Hear their insights on things such as how to maintain and grow your team culture in a hybrid work world and how to keep our relationship business thriving in a zoom world. They’ll explore both the challenges and the opportunities on the horizon and how to combine our time-trusted traditions with the new lessons we’ve learned.
1.0 Escrow Credit (pending)

Patrick Rose
, moderator, President, Corridor Title, Dripping Springs
Johnny L. Collins, II, President, Community National Title, Dallas
Claire Hartman, Owner/Partner, First Community Title, Temple
Mary O'Donnell, CEO/President, Westcor Land Title Insurance Company, Maitland, Fla.
Bo Feagin, President, Republic Title of Texas, Inc., Dallas
 
4 - 5:45 PM
OPENING GENERAL SESSION
 

Bill Burding

Leslie Midgley
National Insights on Industry Issues – An Interview With ALTA President Bill Burding
Join ALTA President Bill Burding and TLTA CEO Leslie Midgley for an informal interview-style conversation about the hot topics affecting the industry nationwide, including attempts to limit 1031 exchanges, the creation of a federal RON standard, data privacy legislation, the latest cyber fraud schemes and more. 
 
Bill D. Burding, Jr., ALTA President, EVP/General Counsel, Orange Coast Title of Texas, Santa Ana, Calif.
Leslie Midgley, CAE, Executive Vice President and CEO, TLTA, Austin
 
 

Christine Cashen

Carpe Chaos: How to Get Along, Get It Done, and Have More Fun Along the Way!
It’s been a busy and stressful year full of change, chaos and overwhelming workloads. Join this award-winning author and National Speakers Association Hall of Famer as she shares her refreshing take and practical advice on conflict resolution, stress management and cultivating a happier more productive workplace. You’re guaranteed to leave energized and armed with strategies for how to get it all done.

Christine Cashen, Keynote Speaker
 
5:45 - 7PM
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION WITH SPONSORS
Enjoy catching up with industry friends and visiting more than 50 exhibits while enjoying live music, drinks and refreshments.
EVENING
DINNER ON YOUR OWN

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10

7:30 AM - 1 PM
REGISTRATION AND SPONSOR EXHIBITS OPEN 
7:30 - 9 AM
TERRY GRANTHAM MEMORIAL TLTAPAC BREAKFAST AND ANNUAL MEETING

Bert Massey

Invest in your future and back the PAC while you enjoy breakfast. (Tickets for this event must be purchased separately.)
  • PAC ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING INCLUDING ELECTION OF NEW BOARD OF TRUSTEES
  • PRESENTATION OF OUTSTANDING LEGISLATOR AWARDS
Bert Massey, PAC Chair

Evan Smith

Isn’t That Special? What Happened and Didn’t During the Never Ending 87th Session
Back by popular demand, Evan Smith expounds on our political landscape, the 87th Session of the Texas Legislature, and more.

Evan Smith, CEO and Co-Founder, The Texas Tribune and host of “Overheard with Evan Smith,” Austin
 
9:15 - 10:15 AM
LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING

 

Roland Love

Steve Streiff

Aaron Day

Texas Legislative Briefing: New Laws and Near Misses
Join TLTA’s Legislative Team to hear the inside scoop on what happened during the recently ended 87th Session of the Texas Legislature. Find out about the new laws that will affect your business and when they go into effect, including those TLTA worked proactively to pass as well as those we worked with other interested parties to amend. Just as importantly, hear about the bills that didn’t pass, particularly those TLTA opposed and why they would have been detrimental to you and your customers. These seasoned experts will also share their insights on the legislative process in general and how it played out during this unique pandemic session.
1.0 Escrow Credit (pending)

Roland Love, moderator, TLTA Regulatory Committee Chair, Vice President Business Alliances and Field Operations, Independence Title, Dallas
Steve Streiff, TLTA Legislative Committee ChairVice President and Texas State Counsel, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Houston
Aaron Day, Director of Government Affairs and Counsel, TLTA, Austin

10:30 - NOON
GENERAL SESSION AND BUSINESS MEETING
1.0 Escrow Credit (pending)

  • ELECTION OF 2021-2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • PRESENTATION OF NEW TLTA CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS

 

John Bruce
State of the Association: The Year in Review
Outgoing TLTA President John Bruce will recap the accomplishments of the past year and update you on the state of your association while highlighting the power of TLTA members working together.
 
John P. Bruce, CTIP, TLTA President, EVP - Commercial Escrow Officer, Heritage Title Company of Austin, Inc.
 
 

Scott Norman

Homebuilding Forecast: What’s Ahead for the Texas Market
Hear it straight from the source as Scott Norman, Executive Director of the Texas Association of Builders, hits the highlights of what we can expect in terms of home building activity in Texas over the coming year. His forecast will include volume estimates as well as insights on the challenges facing the building industry, such as labor shortages and the increase in building materials costs.

Scott Norman, Executive Director, Texas Association of Builders, Austin
 
 

Dr. Jim Gaines

Economic and Real Estate Update and Outlook
We’ll take a look at the national, state and some local economic conditions post-COVID and what they will mean to the real estate markets in Texas. Jim Gaines will share his insights on how long it will take for Texas to completely recover from the pandemic and what the implications are for the soaring housing market.

Dr. Jim P. Gaines, Research Economist, Texas A&M Estate Research Center, College Station
NOON - 1:30 PM
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:30 - 2:30 PM
HOT TOPIC EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

 

Bill Burding


Wyomia Clifton
The Evolution of Digital Closings and RON: What’s Next?
The pandemic highlighted the need to have optional ways to close transactions remotely, but the evolution of true digital closings is a slow process. Join these two experts for a candid discussion about the future of digital closings, what the roadblocks are and what it will take to expand lender adoption of RON closings. Gain a clear understanding of the different types of digital closings and what your operation needs to know to be prepared as these changes unfold.
1.0 Escrow Credit (pending)

Bill D. Burding, Jr., ALTA President, EVP/General Counsel, Orange Coast Title of Texas, Santa Ana, Calif.
Wyomia Clifton, Group Senior Vice President, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Bellevue, Wash.
 

 

Jerome Magana

Rhett A. Yankowski

William Wenzel

Cyber Crime: Prevention and Protection
This session will explore how your company can develop a comprehensive strategy for managing cyber crime risk. Learn what is on the cutting edge of IT protection and what preventative procedures you can implement. Then understand the changing insurance environment and coverages that will protect your agency in the event of a cyber crime loss. Get your burning questions answered on this constantly-changing issue directly from our panel of experts.
1.0 Escrow Credit (pending)

Jerome Magana, President/Partner, Securance Specialty Insurance Services (SSIS), Houston
Rhett A. Yankowski, CEO/President, Advanced IT Concepts, Houston
William Wenzel, Security Engineer, Advanced IT Concepts, Houston
2:45 PM
AGENT AND UNDERWRITER SECTION BUSINESS MEETINGS

3 - 6:30 PM
FREE TIME TO ENJOY THE RESORT

6:30 PM
PRESIDENT'S EVENING AND LIVE TLTAPAC AUCTION

 

John Bruce

Jeff Copeland
Honoring John Bruce, 2020-2021 TLTA President
  • AWARD PRESENTATIONS AND PASSING OF THE GAVEL
  • 11TH 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 The Grooves, a Texas Performance band playing all the music you want hear!
  • GAME ZONE
    With shuffleboard, pool, electronic darts and Texas Hold 'Em.
           

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11

9 - 10:30 AM
CLOSING BREAKFAST BENEFITING THE TLTAPAC (Tickets for this event must be purchased separately.)

INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

 

Ben Nemtin

What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? 5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible
Following a trying year during which many of us worried life would never return to normal, many of emerged from the pandemic with fresh resolve to get busy doing all the things we want to do with our lives but aren’t quite sure how to do them – and Ben Nemtin’s story might just provide the motivation and method for making our dreams reality.

A decade ago, New York Times bestseller Ben Nemtin was knocked off his feet by a heavy depression. To help him feel more alive, he and his three best friends created the world’s greatest bucket list, borrowed a rickety old RV, and crisscrossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. Most importantly, each time a dream was achieved, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list. The foursome played basketball with President Obama, had a beer with Prince Harry, raised over $400,000 for charity, and placed a record-breaking $250,000 bet on roulette.

Ben’s bucket-list quest has inspired millions to chase their dreams, and he’ll share with us his insights regarding how we can make the impossible possible by raising the bar in our own lives, turning ‘dreams’ into ‘projects” and creating a digestible pathway to success.


Ben Nemtin, Closing Keynote Speaker

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To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact Linda Timmons at linda@tlta.com.