Choose what to attend at the Conference & Expo

Illinois REALTORS® can still register to attend a part of or the entire REALTOR® Conference & Expo, Nov. 3-6 at the McCormick Place West Building in Chicago.

Visit the registration page and members will see how many different options they have and what they can get access to with a premier access pass ($400), a day pass ($200), a single-session pass ($90), an expo-only pass ($25) or a friends and family pass ($350).

Members can view the easy-to-read chart and decide what they’d like to attend:

10 reasons you should register for the REALTOR® Conference & Expo now

With just less than a month until the REALTOR® Conference & Expo kicks off in Chicago, consider these 10 reasons why you should register today.

  1. Former Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps speaks during the general session, Nov. 4;
  2. Erin Meyer, author and international business expert, speaks on Nov. 3;
  3. Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, delivers an inspirational message Nov. 5;
  4. Desiree Rogers, former special assistant to President Barack Obama, shares business ideas Nov. 4;
  5. Steven Levitt, University of Chicago professor and Freakonomics author, talks Nov. 5;
  6. Kelly McDonald, marketing and advertising expert, presents on Nov. 6;
  7. Marki Lemons-Ryhal leads a “Facebook Live” session on Nov. 4;
  8. Carrie Little talks about content marketing on Nov. 4;
  9. Dan Wagner discusses reasons for keeping 1031 like-kind exchanges on Nov. 5;
  10. Michael Phelps, winner of 23 Olympic gold medals, poses for photos at the Expo, Nov. 4.

Some presentations will require separate registration. Make sure you register today.

 

Get photo with Lincoln, get YPN reception tickets for NAR Conference & Expo

Illinois REALTORS® planning to attend the REALTOR® Conference & Expo from Nov. 3-6 in Chicago should buy tickets to the Young Professionals Networking Reception when they register online.

The YPN receptions sometimes sell out in advance and tickets are required for admission to this highly sought-after event. This year’s event is scheduled to be held at the Untitled Supper Club, 111 W. Kinzie St., Chicago from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3.

Tickets are $50 for YPN members, $75 for non-members.

Attendees who visit the REALTORS® Expo on Saturday, Nov. 4 should visit the Illinois REALTORS® booth (#3631) in the McCormick Place Convention Center, West Building and get a selfie with Abraham Lincoln.

Illinois REALTORS® can get a free pass to the expo if they use the promo code IAR17 during registration. To meet Abe, they must stop by booth #3631 between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. that day.

While visiting the booth, REALTORS® can pick up their free REALTOR® Heart Pin and get more information about the Illinois Bicentennial celebration and the projects that local associations are sponsoring in connection with the bicentennial. Illinois became a state on Dec. 3, 1818.

To follow the latest on what REALTORS are doing to celebrate the state’s Bicentennial follow our #REALTORSworkingwithHeart Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/REALTORSCelebrateIllinoisBicentennial). And check out the State of Illinois’ plans for the Bicentennial at illinois200.com, follow www.facebook.com/Illinois200 and use the hashtag #IllinoisProud.

 

Illinois combines heart and history at REALTORS® Conference & Expo

Illinois REALTORS® planning to attend the REALTOR® Conference & Expo in Chicago can get a free pass to the Expo and take a selfie with Abraham Lincoln at the McCormick Place Convention Center, West Building on Nov. 4.

To get the free pass, REALTORS® should use the promo code IAR17 during registration. To meet Abe, REALTORS® should to stop by booth #3631 between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4.

And while visiting the booth, REALTORS® can pick up their free REALTOR® heart pin. The pin was made to coincide with the Illinois Bicentennial celebration and the projects sponsored by local associations. Many of the projects have ties to local and state history! Did you know Illinois officially became a state on Dec. 3, 1818?

To follow the latest on what REALTORS are doing to celebrate the state’s Bicentennial follow our #REALTORSworkingwithHeart Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/REALTORSCelebrateIllinoisBicentennial). And check out the State of Illinois’ plans for the Bicentennial at illinois200.com, follow www.facebook.com/Illinois200 and use the hashtag #IllinoisProud.

 

Order tickets by Oct. 6 for NAR Inaugural Gala, unique tours and attractions

If you’re planning to attend the REALTOR® Conference & Expo in Chicago Nov. 3-6 and plan to attend the Inaugural Gala, participate in a guided tour or visit a special attraction, you’ll want to order tickets online by Oct. 6.

The gala will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and feature the installation of 2018 NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall and the rest of the NAR Leadership Team. By ordering your ticket before Oct. 6, you will be assigned seating with other Illinoisans. Tickets are $150 each.

NAR has organized a variety of architecture and historic tours for members to enjoy. See Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, skyscrapers or view architecture by boat! Check out the Chicago Mobsters, Chicago Pizza or Chicago Neighborhoods tours. Or check out a variety of Chicago area attractions on your own. For many of these activities, you can save money by registering before Oct. 6. Find out more.