Guests at a mortgage conference in Las Vegas this month will dine while being entertained by Dana Carvey. Issues to be addressed at other upcoming events include mortgage fraud and mortgage technology. Other recent conventions touched upon mortgage compliance and loan originator registration.
The Mortgage Bankers Association is still accepting registrations for the 2011 National Technology in Mortgage Banking Conference & Expo from March 27 through March 30. The convention will be held at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Registration fees are $1,295 for members and $1,895 for non-members.
Some of the topics to be covered at the trade group event include data quality, digital lending and legal and regulatory issues in mortgage technology. Also on the agenda is technology innovation and problem solving. Scheduled to speak are Pascal Boillat, of Fannie Mae; Geoffrey Green, of the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Linglong He, Quicken Loans; Joseph Rossi, of Freddie Mac; and John Courson, of the Mortgage Bankers Association.
The Washington, D.C.-based trade group is concurrently holding its 2011 National Fraud Issues Conference at the Westin Diplomat in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. That event promises to cover a multitude of mortgage fraud-related topics by "experts" in the industry.
The Office of Comptroller of the Currency is holding regular workshops throughout the year that focus on building bank directors' skills and understanding of the issues banks are facing. Directors: Where is the risk in Your Bank and Credit Risk: A Director's Focus workshops for directors of nationally chartered community banks and federal savings associations are being held in Little Rock, Ark., from April 5 to April 6 at a cost of $65 each.
In addition, directors can attend a two-day workshop, A Director's Challenge: Mastering the Basics in Charlottesville, Va., from April 11 until April 13. Attendees -- directors of financial institutions with assets of less than $1 billion who wish to review the fundamental requirements of their position -- will learn more about expanding their skills, according to the OCC. The cost is $100, and registration is limited to the first 35 registrants of each workshop.
Nearly 2,000 people are expected at Fiserv's Focus 2011 client conference from April 17 to April 20 at the Solution Center in Las Vegas, according to a statement from the mortgage technology provider. It's the "largest-ever" event for the Mortgage Daily advertiser. Among the topics to be covered are marketing to the millennial generation and strategies for customer-loyalty and profitability.
Bank 2.0 author Brett King will speak at Fiserv's client conference, while Saturday Night Live alumnus Dana Carvey is scheduled to perform during the final banquet.
The date for the 16th Annual CUNA Technology Council Conference has been changed to Sept. 25 to Sept. 28. The location and venue remain the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas.
The MBA 98th Annual Convention has been set for Oct. 9 through Oct. 12. Registration costs begin at $995 for members and $1,995 for non-members.
MISMO called its January Trimester workshop meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., a success, with 124 attendees. Recently elected residential governance committee members were introduced and keynote speakers addressed industry topics such as regulatory and economic issues. A wrap-up report and the presentations are posted on MISMO's Web site.
Patton Boggs reported on the Third Annual Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry User Conference held from Feb. 7 through Feb. 10 in Orlando, Fla. It began with Ombudsman Deborah Bortner of the Washington Department of Financial Institutions holding an open meeting to discuss issues of transparency within the NMLS.
Another noted issue discussed and covered was the mortgage call report requirements. State regulatory agencies discussed the future of examinations and the multi-state mortgage exam process, and HUD's Teresa Payne said the agency's final rule on the SAFE Act has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review.
PrimeSource Mortgage Inc. said it hosted its 19th annual conference in January with 125 attendees. The theme was "The Power of Team," and the event included speakers such as The Empathy Effect author Tom Ward and compliance expert Josh Weinberg, according to a company announcement.