2024 Schedule

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.


2 - 5:30 PM
Conference Registration Opens
2 - 5:30
Optional Exhibitor Move-In


7:30 AM
Bert Massey Classic TLTAPAC Golf Tournament, La Cantera Golf Club
8 - Noon
Sponsor Exhibit Move-In
10 - 6 PM
Conference Registration Open
Noon - 7 PM
Sponsor Marketplace Open
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Demystifying AI
Whether you are skeptical of artificial intelligence or intrigued by it, it’s here to stay.  Bring your laptop for this hands-on session where you’ll learn simple, practical ways AI can save you time and create efficiencies in the everyday operation of your title business.  You’ll leave equipped with an array of new tools to save time and enhance efficiency.
1 Hour Escrow
J. Miguel GuhlinDirector of Professional Development, Texas Computer Education Association

The Future of Non-Competes and Overtime: What You Need to Know Now
Have the recent rulings by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) left you questioning how your business practices might need to change? This presentation is essential for owners and managers seeking to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving legal landscape and will explain the critical changes surrounding the ban on non-compete agreements and the adjustments to minimum salary thresholds for overtime-exempt employees. Learn how these "bombshell" rulings could affect your business practices and what steps you need to take to remain compliant.
1 Hour Escrow, MCLE and TREC
Ted Smith, J.D., Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP
3:30 - 4:15
Marketplace Grand Opening with Prize Drawings
4:15 - 5:45
1.5 Hours Escrow, 1.25 Hours MCLE and TREC
Inside the Beltway: What’s Driving the Misguided Pressure on Closing Costs
ALTA CEO Diane Tomb will delve into the pressing issue at the forefront of federal attention: housing affordability. Against the backdrop of Capitol Hill and the White House, Tomb will navigate the intricacies of policymaking as the federal government grapples with housing affordability. From the unwise title waiver program to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s attack on closing costs and title insurance, Tomb will dissect the latest strategies and discussions shaping the landscape of affordability. Tomb will offer an analysis of why housing costs have captured the federal government's attention, how this could impact your business, and what ALTA is doing to protect the industry.
Diane TombChief Executive Officer, American Land Title Association

Surviving a Cyberattack
With cyber threats on the rise, this session will explore real-world cybercrime cases, takedowns, and the role of legal expertise in investigations and resolutions. Identify specific threats to the title insurance industry and learn more about who these criminals are and how to respond. You’ll leave with essential insights to effectively prepare for, react to, and recover from advanced cyber threats, ensuring your business remains resilient.
Lindsay NicklePartner and Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Vice Chair, Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
5:45 - 7
Opening Reception With Sponsors
Dinner on Your Own


7 AM - 3PM
Conference Registration Open
7  - Noon
Sponsor Marketplace Open
7 - 8
Marketplace Coffee and Carbs
8 - 9
A Preview of Basic Manual Changes: New Coverages and More
Get ahead of the curve with this deep dive session where TLTA’s Regulatory Chairman will walk you through all the Basic Manual changes nearing publication in the Texas Register for final comment.  From new endorsements to modernized forms to clarification of rules, get a full picture of this new package of positive changes and learn what your operation needs to do to prepare for implementation and compliance. 
1 Hour Escrow, MCLE and TREC
Roland Love, TLTA Regulatory Committee Chair, and Vice President, Business Alliances & Field Operations, Independence Title

Important Yet Affordable Cyber Security Defenses
How can organizations in 2024 ensure robust cybersecurity defenses without breaking the bank? Attendees will learn about foundational security practices, modern attack vectors, and the shift toward advanced protection tools like Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR). The presentation underscores the transition from standard antivirus to more sophisticated cybersecurity measures and the importance of education and planning in incident response. It culminates with an emphasis on prioritizing web, email security, and EDR alongside managed services for organizations with limited in-house IT capabilities.
1 Hour Escrow, MCLE and TREC
Reese LacasseSVP & Chief Information Officer, CATIC Title Insurance Company
9 - 10
Networking Hour in The Marketplace
10 - Noon
2 Hours Escrow, 1 Hour MCLE and TREC
Presentation of New TLTA Certified Professionals 

Election of 2024-2025 Board of Directors

Working Together for the Good of our Industry: TLTA President's Report
Join outgoing TLTA President Rodney Anderson for a recap of the significant achievements and ongoing efforts of TLTA over the past year. Anderson will highlight key activities and accomplishments – from critical advocacy work on the state and federal level, to impactful educational programming, to new projects and initiatives that will serve our diverse membership well into the future – all made possible by the dedicated work of TLTA’s volunteers and engaged members working together for the good of our industry. 
Rodney Anderson, CTIP,
TLTA President, Executive VP & National Agency Manager, Alliant National

Championing our Industry: A Conversation with ALTA President Don Kennedy
In this informal and candid discussion, ALTA President Don Kennedy will share his commitment to defending the industry’s interests amidst current federal challenges, highlighting his passion for the intrinsic value of title insurance, and emphasizing its indispensable role in protecting property rights. Leave inspired by Kennedy's optimism about the future of our industry and learn more about the important role he believes technology will play in that successful future.
Don KennedyALTA President, Managing Director, First American Title Insurance Company

The NAR Settlement Update: Implications for Real Estate
An in-depth update on the status of lawsuits involving the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and their potential implications for the real estate industry in Texas. We'll discuss the latest developments in these legal proceedings and how the NAR settlement may impact real estate transactions. From forms changes to potential changes in industry practices, we'll cover it all.
Lori LevyGeneral Counsel & Vice President of Legal Affairs, Texas REALTORS®
12:15 - 1:45 PM
The Messy State of Politics – What's Ahead in Texas and Beyond
Buy tickets for the TLTAPAC Luncheon
This perennially favorite speaker is always the highlight of the TLTA Conference.  Hear invaluable insider insights and what we can expect in the upcoming Legislative Session after the contentious election season from the expert on all things Texas Politics. 
Evan SmithSenior Advisor, Emerson Collective
2 - 3
The Insider’s Briefing: Industry Advocacy Issues Affecting Your Business
Join us for a behind-the-scenes briefing session where TLTA’s Legislative and Regulatory Teams will cover the latest updates and insights shaping our industry. Get ready for a deep dive into legislative priorities for the upcoming session, regulatory developments at TDI, judicial highlights from the past year, and the multitude of federal challenges facing our industry. From election season politics to soon to be adopted Basic Manual changes and federal policy shifts affecting Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FinCEN, and the CFPB, this session promises insider insights to keep you informed and positioned at the forefront of industry developments. 
1 Hour Escrow, MCLE and TREC
Leslie Midgley, CAEExecutive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
Aaron Day
Vice President of Government Affairs and Counsel
Roland Love,TLTA Regulatory Committee Chair
Steve StreiffTLTA Legislative Committee Chair
Leslie S. JohnsonTLTA Judiciary Committee Chair

Agent Section Business Meeting
Underwriter Section Business Meeting
President's Evening Reception
Club 109: President's Evening Dinner, Live TLTAPAC Auction and After Dinner Show


9 - 10:30 AM
Installation of 2024-2025 TLTA Board of Directors

The Million Dollar Question:  What's Ahead for the Real Estate Economy?
Buy tickets for the Closing Breakfast
Join us for an exclusive session with Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of the National Association of Realtors, as he presents a timely economic update tailored for the Texas market. Yun will offer a comprehensive analysis of recent developments in the housing sector, covering crucial factors such as the trajectory of interest rates, the persistent challenge of inventory shortages, and the impact of soaring home prices. Attendees can expect a focused discussion on the pressing concerns facing the industry, including speculation on when interest rates might be adjusted to address market dynamics. From dissecting historical housing cycles to projecting future trends in home prices and mortgages, this session will provide insights to navigate the current real estate landscape with confidence. Don't miss this opportunity to ask one of the foremost economists in the field all your pressing questions.
1 Hour Escrow, MCLE and TREC
Lawrence Yun Ph.D.Chief Economist, National Association of REALTORS®

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