Agenda

Relevant Topics Delivered by Industry Experts

Registration

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Preservation Booth – 2nd Floor

Name badges will be required to enter all CMLS2023 sessions. Please pick up your name badge (and welcome gift!) before heading to your first event.

Registration

9:00 AM
– 5:00 PM
Preservation Booth – 2nd Floor
Name badges will be required to enter all CMLS2023 sessions. Please pick up your name badge (and welcome gift!) before heading to your first event.

CEO Forum

12:00 PM
– 5:00 PM
Salon D – 3rd Floor
In Person and Invite Only

Legal Forum

12:00 PM
– 5:00 PM
Riverview 2 – 41st Floor
In Person and Invite Only

MLS Matters – Marketing & Communications

3:00 PM
– 4:30 PM
Studio 7 – 2nd Floor

How far is your reach? What’s your value?

Be prepared to share your marketing triumphs and gain valuable insights on any challenges you may be facing. Let’s explore the dynamic landscape of marketing and communications together and discover new strategies to elevate your MLS presence.

*In Person Only

MLS Matters – Volunteer Leadership

3:00 PM
– 4:30 PM
Studio 2 – 2nd Floor

Making a difference around the board tablethis exclusive session is open to volunteer leaders only, and it’s your chance to connect with future-focused leaders from across the country. Share your experiences, and insights, discuss hot topics, board involvement, and more. Be part of a community dedicated to making a real impact!

*In Person Only

MLS Matters – Data, Technology, & Security

3:00 PM
– 4:30 PM
Studio 9 – 2nd Floor

Secure Your Future – Is your organization’s data, technology, and security up to par? Join us as we delve into best practices and systems that will fortify your MLS’s data and infrastructure. Stay ahead of the curve and ensure your organization’s security remains rock-solid.

*In Person Only

MLS Matters – Organization Infrastructure

3:00 PM
– 4:30 PM
Studio 6 – 2nd Floor

Building the Foundation for Success – Let’s have a dynamic conversation about operations, internal policies, procedures, finances, and the roadmap to creating a thriving organization. Together, we’ll refine the key elements that will prepare your organization for the future.

*In Person Only

Opening Night Party at the New Orleans Audubon Aquarium*

6:30 PM
– 9:30 PM
New Orleans Audubon Aquarium
We look forward to welcoming you to the New Orleans Audubon Aquarium for the CMLS2023 Opening Night Party. Enjoy your favorite cocktail, indulge in NOLA-inspired food, dance the night away to the 6-piece jazz band, and connect with new and old industry friends. *Ticketed Event

Registration

7:30 AM
– 2:00 PM
Preservation Booth – 2nd Floor
Name badges will be required to enter all CMLS2023 sessions. Please pick up your name badge (and welcome gift!) before heading to your first event.

Breakfast

8:00 AM
– 9:00 AM
Preservation Hall (Studios 1-10) – 2nd Floor
Thank you to our Breakfast Sponsor – National Association of REALTORS®!

What If Lounge

8:00 AM
– 5:00 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Share ideas, spark innovative conversations, and connect with sponsors in the What If Lounge! The What If Lounge is more than just a space; it’s where the magic of connection happens. It’s a place where attendees come together to share ideas, have deeper conversations, and connect with sponsors who are as passionate about shaping the future as you are. Come ready to share your thoughts and ideas on post-it notes and stick them on topic-centered poster boards.

Welcome to CMLS2023

9:00 AM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
CMLS Chair Jim Yockel will kick off CMLS2023 with remarks and a prize giveaway*! $250 Gift card to AWAY The Travel Essentials For professionals AWAY suitcases, bags, and accessories use materials—from polycarbonate and aluminum to water-resistant nylon—that are not only sleek and lightweight, but also high-performing, durable, and ready for whatever comes up along the way. *must be present to win

Championing MLS

9:05 AM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Hear from the CEO of CMLS as she shares her perspective on the current state of the MLS industry. While we face uncertainty, when we come together to champion the MLS, we can emerge stronger and more adaptable than ever before.

The “What If” Mindset

10:15 AM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Every major invention, accomplishment and victory in human history began with the simple, almost childlike curiosity of a “What If…?” question – “What if we could? I know we can’t, but what if we could?” International keynote artist, Mike Rayburn, will share three simple, powerful tools which took him from playing empty bars, to headlining Carnegie Hall (eight times!). They work for anyone. And everyone. Always.

What’s Our What If?

10:15 AM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
In an era of unprecedented change and uncertainty, industry leaders are asking critical questions. Visionary leaders will share their strategies and insights on how they are proactively preparing for an uncertain future. From scenario planning, resilience building, and innovative thinking, you will gain real-world examples you can bring back to your boardroom and beyond.

Navigating Change Management with Your Membership

10:40 AM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
In an industry marked by constant evolution, change management is a critical skill for any organization. And bringing your membership along for the journey can make or break your success. Learn from leaders of two organizations who will share their stories of what went right, what went wrong, and lessons learned along the way.

Networking Break

What If Lounge – Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Connect with your peers in the What If Lounge to continue conversations from the general sessions, share what you’ve been working on, and ask for help with your most challenging issues.

Walking the AI Tightrope: Balancing Innovation and Risk in the MLS Landscape

11:30 AM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
In our work and everyday lives, artificial intelligence promises transformative potential, but also poses substantial risk. Jeff Turner, a leading expert in AI and real estate, will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions sure to leave you with a better understanding of the risks and opportunities.

Transforming Real Estate: Media, AI, and Consumer Expectations

12:00 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
The landscape of real estate is undergoing rapid transformation, and the role of media and AI is more critical than ever. Join our panel for an exploration of the interplay between evolving media technologies, consumer expectations, and the preparedness of MLSs to thrive in this dynamic environment.

Media Networks, Data Flow and the MLSs Vital Role

12:25 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Discover how photography networks are revolutionizing property marketing, changing the landscape of data licensing, and driving data optimization. This session will provide valuable insights into the evolving role of MLS in making data flow seamless, benefiting industry professionals and the consumers they serve.

Prize Giveaway, Break for Lunch, & Networking

12:45 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor

Welcome Back & Prize Giveaway

2:00 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor

CMLX Graduation

2:05 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Join us to congratulate our CMLX graduates and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the CMLX program!

MLS Ownership and Governance – Balancing Tradition with Transformation

2:50 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Our panel of experts will discuss options for ownership models, ranging from Association-owned and operated as a committee to cooperative structures to investor-driven and hybrid approaches. You’ll gain a better understanding of the advantages and challenges of each model, implications on governance, and how to determine the possibilities for your organization to create your What If future.

Hamstrung – Overcoming Barriers and Unlocking Innovation

3:15 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Our panelists will candidly discuss how national MLS policies, while well-intentioned, can unintentionally stifle creativitiy and advancement. We won’t just be identifying problems; it’s about finding solutions and shifting our thinking to create a more agile, responsive future for MLS.

Best Practices 2.0

3:40 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Discover strategies for an evolution away from a policy-first MLS, and being guided by the best practices framework. Learn how your organization can use this framework to compete, innovate at scale, and foster growth and service for the benefit of your members and consumers.

Outgoing Chair Message

4:35 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Outgoing Chair of CMLS, Jim Yockel, will share highlights from the year, his biggest a-ha’s, and challenge all of you to make time to reflect and connect.

Prize Giveaway

4:45 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor

Shuttleworth MLS Executive of the Year Award Presentation

4:45 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Celebrate a fellow MLS leader who has pushed boundaries, demonstrated excellence, and advocated for MLS.

End of Day Networking

5:00 PM
What If Lounge – Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Join us in the What If Lounge to engage with sponsors, continue the conversation with peers, and enjoy a drink from the (no-host) bar before your evening plans.

Champions of MLS Chair’s Reception*

5:30 PM
– 6:30 PM
Salon D – 3rd Floor
Invite Only

Registration

7:30 AM
– 12:00 PM
Preservation Booth – 2nd Floor
Name badges will be required to enter all CMLS2023 sessions. Please pick up your name badge (and welcome gift!) before heading to your first event.

Luggage Room

7:30 AM
– 4:00 PM
Salon D – 3rd Floor
One less thing to worry about when you check out – drop your bags in the Luggage Room!

Breakfast

8:00 AM
– 9:00 AM
Preservation Hall (Studios 1-10) – 2nd Floor
Thank you to our Breakfast Sponsor – National Association of REALTORS®!

What If Lounge

8:00 AM
– 2:00 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Share ideas, spark innovative conversations, and connect with sponsors in the What If Lounge! The What If Lounge is more than just a space; it’s where the magic of connection happens. It’s a place where attendees come together to share ideas, have deeper conversations, and connect with sponsors who are as passionate about shaping the future as you are. Come ready to share your thoughts and ideas on post-it notes and stick them on topic-centered poster boards.

Welcome & Prize Giveaway

9:00 AM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
CMLS Chair-Elect Dionna Hall and CMLS CEO Denee Evans will kick off day 2 of CMLS2023 with a prize giveaway!  

Incoming Chair Message

9:05 AM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor

Hall of Fame Award Presentation

9:15 AM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Celebrate an MLS icon who has given us a lifetime of leadership and elevated the MLS industry.

Beyond the Data – What Is The Value of Your MLS?

10:15 AM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
From the financial valuation of your organization and data monetization to turning raw data into actionable insights, this session will empower you with the knowledge and inspiration you need to unlock the full potential and value of your MLS.

Networking Break

10:45 AM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Connect with your peers in the What If Lounge to continue conversations from the general sessions, share what you’ve been working on, and ask for help with your most challenging issues.

Maximizing Strengths, Minimizing Overhead: Outsourcing Excellence

11:15 AM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Discover the secrets to providing unparalleled service to your members by focusing on your strengths and strategically outsourcing the rest. We’ll explore how you can optimize your operations, scale, and enhance member service through strategic outsourcing.

RESO and CMLS 2.0

11:40 AM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
RESO’s Data Dictionary 2.0 and CMLS’s Best Practices usher in major improvements for the MLS industry. Hear how these initiatives intersect and what your customers are looking for next.

Fair Housing and the Role of MLS

11:55 AM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
In this session we will zoom out and explore the broader landscape of fair housing and leave you inspired to take concrete steps to further fair housing goals within your organization.

Exploring the NAR Statewide Data Share Initiative

12:10 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Hear an exclusive update on the NAR Statewide Data Share PAG. We’ll delve into the latest developments, achievements, and case studies surrounding the initiative that is transforming how real estate data is shared and utilized.

Prize Giveaway, Break for Lunch, & Networking

12:30 PM
Preservation Hall (Studios 1-10) – 2nd Floor
Thank you to our Lunch Sponsors – homes.com, CoreLogic and VestaPlus!

Welcome Back & Prize Giveaway

1:30 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor

Industry Update with Greg Robertson

1:35 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Hear the latest gossip from the hallways and lobby bar from the one-and-only Greg Robertson.

Gone Phishing: Cybersecurity Threats and the Human Element

1:50 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Cybersecurity threats happen every day in every industry from ransomware attacks to social engineering. Hear from the FBI New Orleans Branch III A/Assistant Special Agent in Charge over all national security programs about how human factors, such as phishing awareness and employee training, play a pivotal role in your organization’s defense against cyberattacks.

Hacked: Lessons Learned from an MLS Cybersecurity Attack

2:15 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Hear from an industry leader who lived through a cybersecurity attack, providing an inside look at the experience, the journey to recovery and the invaulable lessons learned along the way.

Save the Date for CMLS2024 & Prize Giveaway

2:35 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
Get excited for CMLS2024! The dates and location will be revealed along with some local highlights from people who are in the know. Prize giveaway – $400 gift card bundle + CMLS2024 Registration Fee – *must be present to win

Moving Forward Together & Grand Prize Giveaway

2:45 PM
Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
CMLS CEO Denee Evans and CMLS Chair Elect Dionna Hall will close out CMLS2023 with remarks and the Grand Prize giveaway!

Agenda subject to change.