2020 Virtual Conference Schedule
What can you expect from our virtual conference?
You're going to get everything you asked for and more – networking with colleagues, connecting with industry vendors, informative and entertaining keynote presentations, continuing education credits and the TLTA traditions you've come to expect from our annual conference, plus the flexibility to come and go as needed to continue taking care of business.
Not sure you can commit to the schedule?
Not to worry, you’ll have the flexibility to come and go as needed and the schedule has been spread out over more days to make it easier to participate. Also, for the first time, substantive conference sessions will be recorded and available to attendees later, so you can take that important call, pop into your regular weekly team meeting or conduct a closing without missing any of the sessions available at this year's conference.
We’ve got you covered with up to four hours throughout the conference.
Looking for sponsors?
You’ll have the opportunity to get detailed information on products and services and connect with sponsors in the Sponsor Gallery, plus you’ll be able to meet with sponsors face to face in the Sponsor Marketplace. Be sure to check in with sponsors in the Sponsor Gallery for your chance to win door prizes in the Sponsor Marketplace!
What about the golf tournament?
The Bert Massey Classic benefiting the TLTAPAC has gone virtual too! Time to tee up for the PAC and this time you don’t even have to get your clubs out. Pick your fantasy foursome for Thursday’s PGA Tournament Play and watch the leaderboard unfold. It’s all for fun and to support the important work of our TLTAPAC with your $50 entry fee going directly to the PAC. Winning teams will be announced on Friday after the conclusion of the conference. Get ready to score some serious bragging rights!
(Tickets must be purchased separately. Proceeds support TLTAPAC.)
(Please note: Times are tentative and subject to change. We appreciate your patience as we build the program. Check back for updates!)
MONDAY, JULY 13
CONFERENCE NETWORKING LOBBY OPEN
Catch up with industry friends or conduct business with colleagues in our new face-to-face virtual environment that will make you feel like you just stepped into the hotel lobby or ballroom foyer. Special areas will be designated for networking and you’ll be able to make plans for your meet-ups throughout the entire conference. Open 24 hours.
1 - 2 PM
SPONSOR MARKETPLACE GRAND OPENING CEREMONY
Help us formally kick-off our virtual sponsor marketplace with this fun ceremony. Stroll around and get acquainted with the layout and learn how to easily hop from one sponsor table to another. Visit face to face with the more than 40 conference sponsors eager to show you tools to help grow your profitability, make your team more efficient, and more. Prize drawings will be announced throughout, so don’t miss this chance to be an early winner! Please Note: You'll want to enable your webcam and microphone so you can engage face to face. It's the next best thing to being there in person.
Opening Session: Real Estate and Economic Outlook With COVID-19 – All Bets Are Off!
Welcome to the Conference and our opening session where you’ll hear from this sought-after speaker and expert on the Texas Real Estate Economy. Dr. Gaines will walk us through the numbers, highlight the trends driving our current complex economic environment and help us understand what we might look for in the year ahead.
(1 Escrow Credit)
Jim Gaines, PhD, Chief Economist, Texas A&M Real Estate Center
4 - 5:30 PM
MARKETPLACE MIXER: THE TLTA OPENING RECEPTION GOES VIRTUAL!
It’s happy hour somewhere, so bring your favorite beverage and mix and mingle in this fun interactive space. You’ll be able to hop from table to table, catch up face to face with old friends and make new connections, all while visiting the more than 40 exhibit tables of our supportive sponsors. Be sure to check in with sponsors in the sponsor gallery for a chance to win some great prizes. Winners will be announced throughout the mixer! Please Note: You'll want to enable your webcam and microphone so you can engage face to face. It's the next best thing to being there in person.