While numerous topics to be covered at more than a dozen upcoming mortgage-related conferences include appraisals, mortgage fraud and litigation -- it is servicing and default issues that dominate the events. Compliance, licensing and technology are also subjects being discussed as are regulation and commercial mortgages. Texas is the favorite destination for conference goers, though Florida isn't far behind.
eLynx said that three of its executives are contributing efforts to the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization's Educational Summit & Workshop being conducted from Jan. 14 through Jan. 18 at the One Ocean Resort in Atlanta Beach, Fla.
Attorneys who seek expert strategies on navigating mortgage litigation hurdles and preparing for new government enforcement initiatives are the target of the Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement conference being held on Jan. 17 and Jan. 18 at the Marriott Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. The event, which costs between $1,995 and $2,295 depending on the registration date, is sponsored by the American Conference Institute.
The first-ever Western Consumer Bankruptcy Conference is being held by the American Bankruptcy Institute at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Jan. 21. The event, which costs between $195 and $445 depending on the registrant, is targeted at consumer bankruptcy practitioners.
An open session of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's appraisal subcommittee is being held on Jan. 23 at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The forum is being held in accordance with Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989.
On Feb. 3 and Feb. 4, the American Bankers Association is hosting the ABA Insurance Risk Management Annual Forum at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Fla. The $1,190 event ($1,685 for non-members) will have nearly 40 expert speakers.
The Mortgage Bankers Association is holding its CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego from Feb. 3 until Feb. 6. The event, which is expected to be attended by 2,500 people, costs between $995 and $2,270 depending on MBA membership and when registration is completed.
Lenders in Texas have a pair of upcoming events being hosted by the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association. The Southern Secondary Market Conference is being held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott near Houston from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14 and costs $299 for members and $424 for non-members. Among those expected to be in attendance is the correspondent lending team of Impac Mortgage. In addition, the trade group's annual convention, The Next Frontier, is being hosted at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Lost Pines, Texas, from May 19 through May 21.
The National Association of Mortgage Field Services announced that it will be an exhibitor at MBA's National Mortgage Servicing Conference being held at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas, from Feb. 19 until Feb. 22.
About the same time that its hosts the servicing conference, MBA is also holding its National Short Sale and REO Summit 2013 at the same venue from Feb. 21 through Feb.23.
The NMLS Annual Conference & Training will be held from Feb. 26 until March 1 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas. The event is targeted at state and federal regulators and licensees and registrants of all types, and the conference "provides an invaluable exchange of information among NMLS users on system and regulatory compliance issues that affect their organization." Registration fees range from $695 to $1,095.
The Omni Mandalay in Irving, Texas, is the location of The Five Star MPACT 2013 on March 27. It's the second time around for the $595 event ($695 for non-subscribers) -- though the venue and the speakers have been scaled back from the first event, which featured former Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice. Topics to be addressed include mortgage insurance, compliance regulation and the state of valuation.
MBA is holding its National Technology in Mortgage in Banking Conference & Expo 2013 from April 14 through April 17 at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Attendees will pay between $510 and $2,175 to register for the event depending on when they register and whether they are MBA members or government regulators. Among the topics to be covered are cyber-crimes.
On the same dates at the same hotel, MBA is also hosting its National Fraud Issues Conference. Depending on when registration occurs and MBA membership status, conference participants will pay between $1,015 and $2,175 to attend the convention.
Consumer practice is among the topics to be covered at the American Bankruptcy Institute 31st Annual Spring Meeting at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., from April 18 through April 21. The event costs between $345 and $1,245 depending on the registrant's status and the date purchased.
The Five Star Government Forum 2013 is being held on April 23 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event, which costs between $295 for government officials and $1,195 on site, promises to enable servicing and government leaders to "assemble, network, and engage in honest, enlightening dialogue on the industry's most pressing issues and timely topics affecting your business and the entire housing economy."
On April 29 and April 30, the Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement forum is being hosted by the American Conference Institute at the Westin Washington DC City Center. At a cost of between $1,995 to $2,795, attendees will hear an assessment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new regulations and how servicers can comply with new regulations, among other things.
CU Members Mortgage is holding its 16th annual National Mortgage Lending Conference at the Omni Dallas on July 15 and July 16. The $599 convention promises deep insight on regulation change, new technology and best practices.
The Hilton Anatole in Dallas is the location of the Five Star Conference and Expo. This year's event, which runs from Sept. 8 until Sept. 10, will address specific business opportunities and challenges of four previously untapped verticals of mortgage banking: appraisers and valuation providers, investors, property preservation contractors and default title professionals.