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Legislative Advocacy Conference

Legislative Advocacy Conference
Omni Richmond Hotel
February 7-9, 2017

Join hundreds of REALTORS® in downtown Richmond for the Virginia Association of REALTORS® annual flagship advocacy event. The legislative conference is not only an education and awards summit, but the chance to engage Virginia lawmakers directly on issues that affect our business and our clients. In addition to Day on the Hill visits to the State Capitol, key programs include lunch with nationally renowned political commentator Larry Sabato, dynamic opportunities for continuing education credit, and recognition of RPAC achievements. Accommodations are available at the event site (Omni Richmond) and nearby properties, but are limited. Register today to guarantee your stay and your seat at the limited-attendance lunch.

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Registration FeesEarly Registration Until January 6, 2017Regular Registration January 7-30, 2017Onsite Registration after January 31. 2017
MembersNon-MembersMembersNon MembersMembersNon-Members
Full Registration Fee  1$149$199$169$249$189$299
Tuesday One Day Registration Fee 2$109$159$119$169$129$179
Wednesday One Day Registration Fee 2$49$159$59$169$69$179
Guest Fee (non-licensees)$79$89$99

1 Full Registration Fee includes education sessions, RPAC Awards Reception, Day on the Hill, and the Legislative Reception.  Ticketed events are an additional charge.

2 One Day Registration Fees only include education and events on the chosen day.  Ticketed events are an additional charge.

Schedule of Events (events are subject to change)

Start TimeEnd TimeEvent
Monday, February 6, 2017
8:00 AM5:00 PMVirginia REALTOR® Registration Desk Open
9:00 AM4:30 PMProfessional Standards Road Show (SOLD OUT)
Approved for 3 Hours Ethics CE.  No PL.  Does not satisfy the NAR biennial ethics training for the period ending 12/31/18.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
7:30 AM5:00 PMVirginia REALTOR® Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM9:00 AMAE Caucus (For Association Executives Only)
8:30 AM9:30 AMProfessional Standards Committee
9:00 AM10:30 AMAE Information Exchange
9:00 AM10:30 AMProfessional Development Committee
9:00 AM10:30 AMSpokesperson Training Workshop
Facilitator: Greg Roth
9:00 AM10:30 AMRPAC Trustees
9:00 AM11:00 AMEducation: Critical Contract Issues
Speaker: Erin Barton
9:00 AM11:00 AMEducation: Generations...How Each Generation Buys and Sells
Speaker: Katey Dallasto
10:30 AM11:30 AMGrievance Committee
10:45 AM12:00 PMAE Conference Planning Work Group
11:00 AM12:00 PMVirginia REALTORS® Past President's Forum
11:00 AM12:30 PMPresentation Skills Training Workshop
Facilitator: Greg Roth
11:00 AM12:30 PMRisk Management Committee
11:00 AM12:30 PMBroker Discussion Forum
11:00 AM12:30 PMLocal RPAC Fundraising Chairs
12:30 PM2:00 PMProperty Managers Council
1:00 PM2:00 PMInvestment Management Committee
1:00 PM2:30 PMMember Communications Committee (formerly Information Management)
1:00 PM5:00 PMWCR Chapter
1:30 PM2:30 PMBroker Days Planning Group
2:00 PM4:00 PM

Education:  Radon in Virginia Real Estate
Speaker:  Ryan Paris
Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Health
Approved for 2 Hours Real Estate Related for CE; 2 Hours Elective PL


2:00 PM4:00 PM

Education: Extraordinary Educator Series - Training: Keeping it Active and Participants Engaged!
Speaker: Jada Banks, Community College Workforce Alliance

2:30 PM4:00 PM

Public Policy Committee

2:30 PM4:30 PM

Education:  Recruiting with Accountability
Speaker:  Katey Dallasto

3:30 PM5:00 PM

VLA Alumni

6:00 PM7:30 PM

RPAC Awards Ceremony & Reception (Reception begins immediately after ceremony)

7:30 PM9:30 PM

YPN Social (offsite at Tobacco Company Restaurant)

Wednesday, Feburary 8, 2017
6:45 AM8:00 AMREALTOR® Prayer Breakfast (Ticketed - $15 in addition to registration fee)
7:30 AM5:00 PMVirginia REALTORS® Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM9:00 AMLegislative Briefing
9:30 AM

12:15 PM

One-on-One Hill Vists
Transportation provided to the General Assembly
12:30 PM2:30 PMDay on the Hill Lunch (SOLD OUT)
Featuring Dr. Larry SabatoLarry Sabato
REALTORS® Day on the Hill Lunch Speaker - Dr. Larry J. Sabato is a New York Times best-selling author, has won two Emmys, and is recognized as one of the nation’s most respected political analysts. He appears multiple times a week on national and international TV, including FOX, CNN, MSNBC, and CNN International. A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Sabato is the founder and director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, and has had visiting appointments at Oxford and Cambridge universities in England. Dr. Sabato is the author or editor of two dozen books on American politics. He has taught over 20,000 students in his 40-year career, and the University of Virginia has given him its highest honor, The Thomas Jefferson Award.
2:30 PM4:30 PM

Education: The Top Things You Need to Know to Improve Your "Financial Health"

Brian T. Ford, CFP® | Managing Director, RBC Wealth Management,

2:30 PM4:30 PMEducation: VHDA Real Estate Professional Training
Instructor: TBAVHDA
Sponsored by VHDA
Pending 2 Hours Real Estate Related CE; 2 Hours Elective PL

2:00 PM

5:00 PMOne-on-One Hill Visits
Transportation on your own
3:00 PM4:00 PMConvention Planning Forum
3:00 PM4:30 PMYPN Meeting & Networking
3:00 PM4:30 PMJoint Presidents & Presidents-Elect Forum
3:15 PM4:30 PMAE Council
3:30 PM

4:30 PM

Education:  Common Legal Hotline Q & A
Speaker:  Laura Farley
Approved for 1 Hour Legal Updates with Flood Content CE or 1 Hour Broker Management.  No PL.

4:30 PM

5:30 PM

RPAC Major Investor Reception

6:00 PM

8:00 PM

Legislative Reception

Thursday, February 9, 2017
7:30 AM1:30 PMVirginia REALTORS® Registration Desk Open
8:30 AM11:00 AMBoard of Directors
9:00 AM11:00 AMEducation: The Niche Laboratory
Speaker:  Mary Chieppa
9:00 AM11:00 AMEducation:  Disclosure Shall Set You Free
Speaker:  Erin Barton
Approved for 2 Hours Legal Updates with Flood Content CE; 2 Hours Elective PL
12:00 PM1:15 PMVLA Class of '17
12:30 PM1:30 PMDelegate Body Check In
1:30 PM3:30 PMDelegate Body Meeting
Cancellation Policy:  Must be made in writing to by January 30, 3017.  Registration will be refunded in full less a $20 processing fee.  No refunds will be made after January 30, 2017.
Registration Questions? Please contact or call Glenda at 804-249-5710.
Sponsorship:  Please contact Carol Thompson, Controller, for sponsor information at 804-249-5707 or