2014 Midwest Technology Summit September 19th

Horseshoe Casino-Downtown Cincnnati


Date: September 19th, 2014

Time: 8:30am -4:00pm

Location: Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

1000 Broadway St.

Cincinnati, OH 45206

CABR Members:

$69.00 General Admission – all day pass *includes lunch and snacks*

$89.00 General Admission + Breakfast with the Experts – *limited space available-includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks*

*Breakfast with the Experts begins at 7:30am*



All Others: 

$79.00 General Admisson – all day pass *includes lunch and snacks*

$99.00 General Admision + Breakfast with the Experts- *limited space available-includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks*

*Breakfast with the Experts begins at 7:30am*



Expert Speaker Line-Up

Sam Crowley HeadshotKeynote Presenter:

Sam Crowley – Motivational Speaker -Everyday Is Saturday

“Daddy, is tomorrow Saturday?”

There are few things worse than spending your working life stuck in a corner cubicle playing office politics. What is worse is the guilt created by a child’s innocent question, asking if you’ll have time to spend with her tomorrow.
No one understands this better than Sam Crowley, who created his wildly successful brand around the ability to make your own rules doing what you love, Every Day is Saturday.
After spending years as a Fortune 100 executive, Sam went out on a really flimsy limb and finally quit the corporate grind. It was his first daughter who asked that plaintive question, making Sam realize that he was working far more than he was enjoying life. On that fateful day, he vowed that every day would indeed be a Saturday, giving him time to focus on the real priorities in his life: spending more time with family and doing what he loves.
Sure, the experience has had its ups and downs, but that’s what makes Sam such an engaging coach, fascinating speaker and successful author. His podcast – often funny, sometimes poignant, always relevant – has millions of downloads since its launch – in over 100 countries worldwide. His audiences at live and recorded events include C-level corporate executives and small business owners, entrepreneurs across the globe and anyone who wants to learn how to harness their passion and turn it into a lucrative career. Sam’s list of books are growing, including No More Work Days: the Journey to Making Every Day a Saturday and Sell From Stage (Without Toasting Rubber Chickens).
Sam lives in Loveland, Ohio with his wife Angela and their three children. When he isn’t spending time with his family, he’s working on honey-do projects, focusing on his real estate holdings and coming up with the next great Every Day is Saturday product.
Isn’t it time you got all fired up at the prospect of facing a new day? Isn’t it time you started loving what you do and doing what you love? Quit trading your precious time for a paycheck. Understand that life is not a dress rehearsal – no one gets out alive.

Breakout Session – Pesenters:

Laura Monroe – Inman News

LauraMonroe-headshotLaura Monroe is the Director of Industry and Engagement and Social Media for Inman News. She oversees the social media strategy and implementation of Inman News, and its national conferences; Real Estate Connect and Agent Reboot. She is the content strategist and Contributing Editor for InmanNext, one of the leading real estate technology and business blogs in the industry.

In addition, she heads up Inman News’ educational industry webinar program, and is the Director of the Inman Ambassador program, one of the industry’s fastest growing networks of influential real estate professionals and thought leaders.

Laura brings 10 years as the CEO of her successful real estate support firm that specialized in marketing, technology, and social media for agents and brokers.

Connect with Laura on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LauraMonroe.




Jeff Lobb -  Founder & CEO of Spark Tank Media
Real Estate, Technology & Marketing – International Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Innovator and Consultant. Jeff Lobb has been a REALTOR® for over 23 years and has more than 10 years experience in the Internet and Technology fields both with Fortune 500® companies and startup ventures. Jeff’s Sales, Data, and Wireless experience has held Management and Executive level positions with Companies such as IDT, LEVEL 3 , Wave2Wave Communications and Verizon Wireless.

He is a Technology & Marketing Specialist coming from the perspective of a REALTOR! Over 23 years of Real Estate, he has been a top producing agent, has run Real Estate brokerages and has developed training and coaching products to serve the Real Estate Industry. His knowledge base is very diverse, but Jeff specializes in Mobile, Social Media, Video and Digital Marketing for the Real Estate Profession.

Jeff has presented at Internet Conferences, EXIT Realty, Inman Agent Reboot, Inman Connect, XPLODE Real Estate Technology Conferences, RIS Media, Retso, Midwest tech fair, WCR, and many Real Estate boards and MLS’s . Jeff was the Co-Author of the Swanepoel Technology Report in 2013. Recently the Swanepoel Power 200 ranked Jeff in the TOP 20 most powerful in Social Media . Jeff has also recently been named Inmans Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate for two consecutive years.



James Nellis – Keller Williams Realty

Nellis Headshot 2013James W. Nellis II is a National Speaker & is the CEO of a Real Estate Team in Washington DC & Northern Virginia. Nellis along with his family runs a successful Real Estate business that averages over 150 homes sold every year. Nellis has been a featured speaker for NAR (National Association of Realtors), GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), Star Power Success Summits & Annual Star Power Conference.
He also established a new way to train and educate youth in his local area. Nellis established the Leadership Training Institute (LTI) with the primary focus of enabling high school students to embrace a position of leadership with a foundation of serving others.

Below are some of his accomplishments:
Keller Williams 2013: Top 100
RE/MAX 2010: Nellis Group ranked #9 in the USA
RE/MAX 2009: Nellis Group ranked #1 in VA & #11 in the USA
CRS Certified Instructor (only 20 in the USA) in 2009
National Speaker on Technology & Real Estate (2005-Present)
Carson-Newman College: “Young Alumnus Award” in 2008
CyberStar of the Year: Recipient in 2008
Realtor’s Magazine: “30 Under 30″ in 2005
Re/Max Hall of Fame: Inducted in 2004


Jen Griffin – Your Business Ignited
Jen Griffin HeadshotJen belives there are many quotes about life being a journey and a journey quite describes her professional life. Her past experiences include teaching high school math, coaching, running a tutoring business, real estate investing, and now co-founder of Your Business Ignited. Jen has proven that each experience adds to her understanding and ability to help others with their digital strategy.

Jen focuses on building social media plans tailored to each person’s strenghts and weaknesses to help achieve business goals that have been set. She also specializes in working with companies to develop their websites and formulate a 90 day marketing plan. Her real passion is tohelp people live an ignited life. And that passion just spills over into her business coaching.





Burke Smith-REALTOR, HSA Chief Communications Officer, Founder of YourNetCoach

Burke Smith Headshot“Technology will NEVER replace real estate agents, but agents using technology WILL” – Burke Smith

Burke Smith is a licensed California real estate broker personally responsible for over 1000 closed transactions and over $500million in sales.  Burke is also Chief Communications Officer for HSA Home Warranty and Founder of YourNetCoach, an International real estate training company exclusively focused on innovative marketing strategies to convert more listings and more qualified buyers.  He has been a featured speaker at conventions and seminars across the country, speaking to thousands of real estate professionals about practical ways to build their businesses using innovative offline and online marketing strategies that he has proven to work.  As a consultant and a trainer to some of the most successful brokers and agents in the country, his clients have closed over $25 billion in residential real estate transactions.  Previously, Burke served as a member of the Executive Team and Director of Strategic Development for Prudential California Realty.  Prior to joining Prudential, using a unique Internet-driven business model, he built one of the largest single office real estate companies in Southern California as the founder and president of ipayOne Realty, Inc.   Mr. Smith has been featured on CNN, in the New York Times and The Real Deal, and his company was nominated two years in a row for the Inman Innovator of the year.



Hands-On Workshops

Prefer Hands on Training? You can get that at the Midwest Tech Summit too!

SUPRA System Workshops 
If you haven’t heard, a new lockbox system will be put in place for the CincyMLS areas in October 2014. Get a head start on learning the new system with training from Supra!

Social Media Strategy Plans 
Expert Speaker, Jen Griffin will help you apply what you’ve learned in her breakout presentation by walking you through your own social media strategy plan.

REALTORS Property Resource – Built by REALTORS for REALTORS.
Ernie Bottom from RPR will give you step by step instructions for getting the most of out of RPR – a FREE tool included in your Membership

Become a Mobile Agent 
Make your business mobile! Learn how to take your business on the road with you using a smartphone or tablet. Tyler Morton, REALTOR will help you simplify your systems with the best apps for real estate.

iPad for Real Estate Professionals
Are you taking full advantage of your iPad? Sherry Courtney, REALTOR will “WOW” you with what you’ve been missing on your iPad!


Event Sponsors

Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting the 2014 Midwest Technology Summit.

If you would like to become a sponsor, contact Amanda Wilson at awilson@cabr.org or call 513-842-3011.


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The Midwest Technology Summit – One Day, One Location featuring the best technology speakers in the Real Estate Industry! 

It’s time to put technology to work for you.

Get insight from the top agents around the country on how they changed their business through technology.

Want to know which social media you should spend your time on? Walk away with a plan to help you tackle social media in just 20 minutes a day.

Learn how to gain leads using technology and how to convert them into clients.

Where can you get the answers to all these questions in one day, at the same place, AND have a chance to win some incredible prizes?

The Midwest Technology Summit offers great ideas and insight into the latest real estate and technology trends that matter the most right now!