Topics to be covered at upcoming mortgage industry conferences include home valuations, class action lawsuits and consumer bankruptcies. Technology firms are also hosting events for their clients. Other meetings will include a variety of stakeholders and take a hard look at how to improve real estate finance. A branch-network company recently hired the Disney Institute for its annual event.
A new software application for portable devices was launched by the American Bankers Association. The new app will provide ABA conference attendees with tools to navigate event programs, manage their schedules, research speakers and exhibitors and download session materials. The app can be downloaded prior to or during an event by searching app stores by conference name from their phones and tablets.
The J.W. Marriott Indianapolis is the location of the Association of Mortgage Professional's 2012 NAMB Annual Mid-Year Meeting on Friday and Saturday. The meeting costs just $50 and includes a special reception honoring the group's president, Donald J. Frommeyer.
Next week, from June 25 through June 27, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is hosting a $99 event for directors of nationally chartered community banks and federal savings associations, A Director's Challenge: Mastering the Basics. The event, being held at the Wyndham Cleveland in Ohio, "provides practical information that expands bank directors' skills and understanding of issues facing their banks."
Another workshop for directors is being held by the OCC at the Embassy Suites Omaha in Nebraska from July 23 until July 25.
CoreLogic's 24th Annual RiskSummit is being held from July 29 through July 31 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, Calif. More than 350 expected attendees will include investors, analysts and servicers. On the agenda is an analysis of the state of the recovery and exploration of ways to profit in the current environment. Keynote speakers include husband-and-wife political adversaries James Carville and Mary Matalin.
On July 30 and July 31, the American Conference Institute is hosting Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation. It's the 14th year for the event, which costs at least $2,095 and is being held at Double Tree Chicago - Magnificent Mile.
The American Enterprise Institute and the Collateral Risk Network are hosting a joint conference, Reengineering the Appraisal: A Return to Market Fundamentals, on Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 at AEI's conference center in Washington, D.C. Attendees -- including researchers, appraisers, lenders, investors, analysts, regulators, rating agencies, trade groups and policymakers -- will discuss best practices that are consistent with sustainable market values.
The Park Plaza Hotel in Boston is the location of the annual conference for the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators from Aug. 14 through Aug. 17. The National Mortgage Licensing System Ombudsman will be holding a meeting at the event.
FinovateFall 2012 is being held on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. The cost of the conference is $1,495. It's expected to be the largest Finovate event ever with more than a thousand attendees. Sixty hand-picked "innovative companies" will each be given seven minutes to talk about their latest advancements.
The National Association of Mortgage Field Services is holding its NAMFS Conference & Expo 2012 from Sept. 13 through Sept. 15 at the Marriott New Orleans. The event costs $200 for members and $500 for sponsored non-members, though fees increase as of July 15. The event is primarily educational. Sponsored sub-contractors will be allowed to attend.
Also from Sept. 13 through Sept. 15, the American Bankruptcy Institute is holding its 20th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. The trade group promises "an outstanding faculty of leading judges, noted academics and prominent industry professionals" for its workshops. Among topics to be covered are residential issues in bankruptcy cases including robo-signing, mortgage fraud, standing and relief from stay.
AmeriCatalyst 2012: Dawn of the Entanglement is being hosted by AmeriCatalyst from Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 at the Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. The conference costs $1,800 with an early registration. Attending the event will be "the top 300 investors, regulators, bankers and academics," according to the group.
Ellie Mae Inc. is holding its Encompass EXPERIENCE 2012 National User Summit from Oct. 1 through Oct. 3 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. The event is by invitation only, and Mortgage Bankers Association President and Chief Executive Officer David H. Stevens is among the scheduled speakers. In addition to its own products, the event will cover compliance and automated commissions management.
The 1st annual Mortgage Insight Conference, hosted by Comstock Mortgage on April 26, "was an extraordinary success," according to a news release. Nearly a hundred attendees discussed topics including HARP 2.0, marketing and the housing market in a panel style format.
On the same day, Financial Industry Computer Systems Inc. held its 26th Annual Users' Conference in Dallas. The 200 attendees heard about the next generation of FICS origination and servicing software. Next year's users' conference will be held from April 3 through April 5, also in Dallas.
Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.'s 3rd Annual National Conference took place at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resort in Orlando, Fla., on March 9. The Disney Institute was brought in to expose employees to "time-tested best practices, sound methodologies and real-life business lessons that have sustained the global success of Disney."