If you thought cramming 32 technology speakers covering 20 topics in only eight hours was impossible, think again – the Xplode conference on August 19 encompassed exactly that. Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) and contributing sponsor Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) jointly funded the conference in Chicago, which was a one-day technology marathon, featured presentations on mobile technology, online reputation, video and the effectiveness of websites, as well as panel discussions that included MRED CEO Russ Bergeron and Houston Association of Realtors CEO Bob Hale. In addition to the line-up of speakers, there was plenty of time for the 250-plus brokers, agents, appraisers and other real estate professionals in attendance to network with exhibitors and vendors from the real estate industry.
Attendees and sponsors of the conference thought it was a huge success. “I could not be more pleased with both the professionalism of the Xplode conference and level of information passed on to the attendees,” said Bergeron. Speakers included Vice President of Strategic Development at @properties Matt Dollinger, who presented, “Making Cent$ of Technology,” about how technology can affect existing business models, Patrick Kitano, founding principle of Domus Consulting Group, spoke about the future of digital networks, and David Friedman, president and founder of Boston Logic Technology Partners, Inc., talked to attendees about how to stay competitive in online settings. Xplode featured scheduling that kept speakers’ time on stage short and to the point – “TED” style. This enabled attendants the opportunity to garner a great deal of information in one day, covering a wide range of topics.
Xplode is a product of Helives, LLC based near Atlanta, Ga. Helives has held Xplode conferences nationwide since the first and highly successful Xplode launch in February, 2011. Xplode builds great conferences for real estate professionals in partnership with local associations and MLS organizations such as Chicago’s MRED and CAR, and highlights the most powerful real estate technology and marketing products in the industry for the benefit of real estate professionals. For more information about Xplode, please visit XplodeThis.com.