AI Annual Meeting, August 4-6 in Austin, Texas
AI Connect is looking for highly skilled speakers who can address issues and topics of interest to the valuation profession. The Appraisal Institute highly values as presenters appraisal industry innovators, client representatives, government agency officials or leaders of real estate industry organizations.
Submissions must include bios, photos and contact information for all presenters and must include panel/presentation title and abstract. All panels/presentations will be assigned to one or more of the following tracks:
Please indicate the track on your submission form.
Conference Format Based on feedback from AI members and AI Connect participants, the 2014 meeting will consist of several concurrent tracks, delivering conference programming to primary audiences of the Appraisal Institute. The 2014 AI Connect will provide something of interest to all designated members, candidates and practicing affiliates. This includes a separate track devoted specifically to appraisal client and user issues and needs. Whether you are a commercial or residential appraiser, a government agency, or a user of appraisal services (both commercial and residential), the goal of having separate tracks is to put the “connect” in AI Connect.
Ideas for Possible Topics
- Business development/management, marketing business to new clients
- Current/new/innovative topics
- Legislative and Regulatory Issues (international, federal or state)
- Modern/real world sessions/case studies
- Residential-oriented topics
- Global valuation concerns
- Best Practices in appraiser-client engagement
- Ad valorem/Valuations for real estate tax appeals
- Management issues/challenges/best practices
Preference will be given to proposed panel sessions and presentations that highlight achievements or opportunities for the profession, raise awareness about best practices or attempt to address a pressing issue or problem facing the profession. Presentations can be local, national or international in scope, and should be targeted to commercial or residential valuation or be devoted specifically to client or stakeholder concerns. For instance, proposed panel sessions for the commercial track should be targeted to opportunities or problems facing commercial real estate and valuation, including but not limited to issues relating to valuations of specific property types, business development challenges and opportunities, or legal or regulatory issues. Likewise, the same is encouraged of residential appraisers for the residential track. Clients and stakeholders are invited to submit sessions that address issues that impact their daily work, including but not limited to regulatory/examination issues, appraisal review issues, legal considerations or appraisal quality and performance issues.
Presenters and panelists will receive complimentary registration for the AI Annual Meeting; travel expenses will be the responsibility of presenters and panelists.
All applications must be received by Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Please complete the attached application found at: www.appraisalinstitute.org/aiconnect/presentation-proposal.aspx.
Right to Modify or Cancel
The selection or approval of a presentation application does not obligate the Appraisal Institute in any way. The Appraisal Institute reserves the right to modify or cancel a presentation at any time and for any reason, at its sole discretion. Presenters must agree to any of the Appraisal Institute’s modifications; otherwise the presentation may be canceled. The Appraisal Institute shall inform the speakers if the presentation is canceled.
Proposals will be evaluated by the AI Annual Meeting Advisory Group. Preference will be given to proposed panel sessions and presentations that highlight achievements or opportunities for the profession, raise awareness about best practices, or attempt to address a pressing issue or problem facing the profession. Presentations can be local, national or international in scope, and should be targeted to commercial or residential valuation, or should be devoted specifically to client or stakeholder concerns. Applicants will receive email notification by February 1, 2014.
If you have questions contact Paula Cappelletti at 312.335.4184, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.