2019 Conference Schedule

(Subject to Change)


SUNDAY, JUNE 9

3:30 - 5:30 PM
EARLY REGISTRATION
3:30 - 5:30 PM
OPTIONAL EARLY SPONSOR EXHIBIT SET UP
6:30 PM
KEGS/TAPS DINNERS (Invitation Only - TLTA Past Presidents and Spouses)

MONDAY, JUNE 10

8 AM - NOON
SPONSOR EXHIBIT SET UP
8 AM
BERT MASSEY CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT AND TLTAPAC FUNDRAISER
Wolfdancer Golf Course at Hyatt Lost Pines
10 AM - 6 PM
REGISTRATION OPEN
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 SESSION
 


Living Right Side Up in an Upside Down World!
This challenging but upbeat presentation asks important questions about remaining ethically upright when corporate scandals and other marketplace misdeeds make us question which way is up. What is integrity, and how can it be defined? Why is integrity important to today’s workplace? How can integrity be maintained when other players in the marketplace operate in their own way?
David Thomas, IntergriTalk
 
4 - 5:45 PM
OPENING GENERAL SESSION
 
PRESENTATION OF NEW TLTA CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS AND CELEBRATION OF CERTIFICATION 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

 


The Federal Update and ALTA's Strategic Priorities to Advance the Industry
ALTA President Cynthia Durham Blair provides an update on the latest industry issues in D.C. and nationwide, as well as discussing ALTA’s strategic priorities related to ensuring our industry thrives in a dynamic business and regulatory environment. 
 
Cynthia Durham Blair, NTP, ALTA President, President – Blair Cato Pickren Casterline, LLC, Columbia, SC
 
 


Using Social Media to Build Your Brand - Facebook, Twitter and More
Is your social media footprint made up of a mix of engaging content worthy of your customers and prospects? In the past it was “perfectly acceptable to pay no attention to what’s going on behind the curtain,” but today that’s what your audience wants to see.  Leave this presentation with a plan to put culture, community and connection at the core of your digital strategy.

Corey Perlman, Speaker and Expert on Digital Marketing and Social Media
 
5:45 - 7PM
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION WITH EXHIBITORS
Enjoy catching up with industry friends and visiting more than 50 exhibits while enjoying live music, drinks and refreshments.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

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

 



What the Heck Just Happened? A Few Thoughts on the 86th Session.
Back by popular demand, Evan Smith expounds on our political landscape, the 86th Session of the Texas Legislature, and more.

Evan Smith, CEO and Co-Founder, The Texas Tribune and host of “Overheard with Evan Smith,” Austin
 
 
TLTAPAC ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
 
PRESENTATION OF OUTSTANDING LEGISLATORS AWARDS

9:30 - 10:45 AM
GENERAL SESSION AND BUSINESS MEETING

 


TLTA’s Year in Review: Texas Legislature, TDI and More
Texas title insurance industry continues playing a key role in the housing sector – a fact recognized by the lawmakers and regulators with whom we worked this year. John will provide an overview of TLTA’s good work during his year in office, including the ways in which our over century old association continues empowering us to successfully steer our industry through changes in marketplace and governance.
 
John C. Martin, CAEP, CTIP, TLTA President, President, Lone Star Title Company of El Paso
 
 

What’s Coming on the Horizon? An Economic Forecast for Texas
Dr. Perryman—who has been called “the most quoted man in Texas” by Texas Monthly and the “unofficial state economist” by The New York Times—will dissect Texas' real estate economy and provide marketplace predictions that can't be found anywhere else.

Dr. M. Ray Perryman, The Perryman Group
 
11 AM - 2:30 PM
DEEP DIVE SESSIONS
Join your colleagues on one of three informational pathways:
  • Women in Leadership: Perspectives From the Top
  • Marketing Tools: How to Build Your Brand
  • Cyber Security Update: Insider Intel
Feel free to mix and match if you choose.
WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE TOP
11 AM - NOON


Female Leadership: A Title Industry Story
It’s a long way from the closing room to the board room, and it can be difficult for a title professional to picture herself at the decision-making table when few of the people seated there look like her. Erika Meinhardt will share insights on women in leadership formed during her nearly four-decade professional journey from entry-level admin to senior executive making decisions and leading at the top of our industry. 

Erika Meinhardt, Executive Vice President, Fidelity National Title Group, Inc.
 

NOON - 1:30 PM
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:30 - 2:30 PM





Can We Talk? A Candid Conversation About Women in Leadership
Successful women share the secrets to breaking through the glass ceiling in this informal discussion that will include time for audience questions. From balancing work and family responsibilities to setting and achieving goals, discover how these women-to-watch do it all!

Host: Cynthia Durham Blair, ALTA President, President – Blair Cato Pickren Casterline, LLC, Columbia, SC
Kerry L. Hall, Executive Managing Director, Texas Capital Bank
Kathy RappPresident and Managing Partner, hrQ 
MARKETING TOOLS: HOW TO BUILD YOUR BRAND
11 AM - NOON


Digital Marketing Masterclass
Tired of social media presentations with no actionable takeaways? Join the Masterclass and leave with a specific to-do list to implement immediately as well as these takeaways:
  • Fish where the fish are: prioritize the social sites you focus on and eliminate the rest
  • Are you a Google Ghost Town? Best practices to move up search engine rankings
  • Common website mistakes that are sabotaging your visitor’s experience

Corey Perlman,
Speaker and Expert on Digital Marketing and Social Media
NOON - 1:30 PM
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:30 - 2:30 PM


Come Back Soon: Marketing for Growth Starts With a Great Closing Experience
Learn easy-to-apply tactics to stand out from the competition, increase your market share and create a closing experience that will set the bar in the minds of both Realtors and consumers.

Bill Svoboda, Co-Founder, CloseSimple
CYBER SECURITY UPDATE: INSIDER INTEL
11 AM - NOON


Secret Service Agents: Cyber Threats and Business Email Compromises
Seasoned secret service agents take you inside their investigations and reveal the top cyber crime schemes working their way through the marketplace today. Real life examples guide this discussion on defending you and your customers from the sophisticated hackers and social engineers who conspire to find their way inside your organization’s finances.

Steve Gemperele
Senior Special Agent United States Secret Service
Tracy Steed, Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, United States Secret Service
NOON - 1:30 PM
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:30 - 2:30 PM




Cyber Liability and Social Engineering Insurance Solutions: What to Look For, What to Ask For
Our co-presenters will explain the ins and outs of cyber liability and social engineering insurance with a special focus on title agents and the industry as a whole. What should you look for when shopping for coverage? How is the insurance industry changing in response to ever-evolving cybercrime risks? Title industry-specific tips and to-dos when purchasing coverage to reduce your business’s exposure to common cybersecurity risks.
1.0 hour Escrow credit

Jerome Magana, Select Specialty Insurance Services
Alex Gould, CRC Group
2:45 - 3:45 PM
SPECIAL JOINT AGENT/UNDERWRITER SECTION MEETING
Note: Open to Agent and Underwriter Section Members Only.

 




TLTA Advocacy Update
An overview of TLTA's legislative and regulatory challenges and accomplishments over the last year, and a briefing on what’s ahead for our industry.

Aaron Day, Director of Government Affairs and Counsel, TLTA, Austin
Leslie Midgley, CAE, Executive Vice President and CEO, TLTA, Austin
3:45 PM
AGENT AND UNDERWRITER SECTION BUSINESS MEETINGS
Election of officers and other section business.

6:30
PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION
7 - 11 PM
PRESIDENT'S EVENING
 
Honoring John C. Martin, 2018-2019 TLTA President

AWARD PRESENTATIONS AND PASSING OF THE GAVEL

9TH 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!



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

9 - 10:30 AM
CLOSING BREAKFAST BENEFITING THE TLTAPAC

INSTALLATION OF 2019-2020 TLTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Lessons Learned From a Date With Destiny/A Historic and Inspirational View of 9/11/01
9-11 survivor Joe Dittmar’s eyewitness account of the sights, sounds and scenes inside the World Trade Center complex on that fateful day provides an inspirational perspective on what really happened before, during and after the terror attacks. Joe Dittmar’s personal and uplifting point of view includes lessons learned for a new awakening of patriotic spirit, human determination, and living in an ever-compacting world community. “Always remember and never forget,” Joe Dittmar explains, so history doesn’t have to repeat itself.

Joe Dittmar, Sr., 39-year veteran of the insurance industry and 9/11 Survivor