More than 25 mortgage conferences and events are scheduled for next month, while June is even busier. The conferences tackle trendy new topics such as social media and technology solutions as well as more serious issues like reverse mortgages, mortgage compliance and the implementation of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform Act.
Vicki Lawrence and John Schneider will be featured speakers at the 77th Annual Texas Credit Union League Meeting & Expo being held at the Hilton in Austin, Texas, from April 26 to April 28.
The TCUL will follow up with their Southwest Lending Conference from May 23 to May 25 at the Omni Hotel in Houston. Registration for the meeting and expo is $325 and $180 for guests. Conference registration begins at $445.
The Five Star Data & Information Summit on May 18 at the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas will focus on analyzing and utilizing the numbers and statistics the mortgage industry relies on to grow and evolve in the marketplace. Registration cost begins at $595 for mortgage executives.
The Five Star Default Servicing Conference is set for Sept. 10 to Sept. 13 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
MISMO's May 2011 Trimester Meeting is being held from May 23 to May 26 at the Monte Carlo Las Vegas Resort and Casino. Workshop meetings focus on individual mortgage process areas using the Version 3.0 program and the technical specifications for the latest technology features. Meeting rates are $195 for subscribers and $495 for non-subscribers.
The Global Technology Summit 2011 is set for May 15-17 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The all-inclusive networking and educational event for mortgage industry professionals features guest speaker Gary Vaynerchuk, bestselling author and expert on social media, branding, and ecommerce. The Summit is expected to draw hundreds of lenders, technology providers, AMCs and appraisers. The registration fee is $849.
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, or SIFMA, has several conferences, expos and seminars on tap throughout the year.
The Operations Conference & Exhibit is being held from May 1 until May 4 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Fla. Topics of discussion will include the implementation of the Dodd-Frank act and how it will impact the operation of business.
Running concurrently -- on May 2, 3 and 4 -- the SIFMA Internal Audit Society Audit Conference is being held in Chicago at the Hilton Suites. This conference addresses how to adapt to a new regulatory environment. Registration fees begin at $795 for members and $1,295 for the Operations conference.
SIFMA is holding its Market Structure Conference on Sept. 24 followed by an Annual Meeting 2011 on Nov. 7.
The American Bankruptcy Institute will be holding its state and regional bankruptcy conferences beginning with the 13th Annual New York Bankruptcy Conference on May 5 and May 6 at the Hilton New York.
ABI follows up with its 18th Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop for from June 9 to June 12 in Traverse City, Mich. In addition, workshops are planned for the Northeast states from July 21 to July 24 in Newport, R.I., for the Southeast states from July 28 to July 30, and in the Mid-Atlantic states from Aug. 4 to Aug. 6 in Hershey, Penn.
The National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association annual Washington Policy Conference on May 10 and May 11 gives attendees the opportunity to hear from and network with congressional staff regarding the legislative environment. Registration fees for the event being held at L'Enfant Plaza Hotel begin at $495 for members.
American Banker this summer will be holding its 5th Annual Mobile Banking and Emerging Applications Summit from June 5 until June 7. The Summit will cover topics such as mobile payments and banking, the evolution of mobile payments, and the next phase of mobile financial services. Attendance fees begin at $1,195 for banks and financial institutes.
The magazine is also holding an M & A Symposium on June 15 and 16. It will cover the entire lifecycle of mergers and acquisitions. Featured speakers include: Scott Dillon from Wells Fargo; David Bilker from the FDIC; Amanda LaHaie from SunTrust; and Jack Savage from BB & T Capital Markets.
Registration is open for the Mortgage Bankers Association's 98th Annual Convention and Expo at the Hyatt Regency Chicago from Oct. 9 to Oct. 12. Industry leaders from across the country will discuss solutions to the current mortgage business environment.
Featured speakers include John Ellis "Jeb" Bush; former senior advisor to President Obama, David Axelrod; and bestselling author and humor columnist, Dave Barry, who will be featured at the chairman's luncheon. Conference topics to be covered include; management and growth strategies for mortgage banking, industry technology, solutions for residential lending, servicing, foreclosure and REO. Group pricing is available.