We’ve been holding back on the details for our Spring Valuation Expo until we had our new website up and running for the big reveal. It isn’t our website that is buzzworthy, but the new format for our upcoming Valuation 20/20 taking place in New Orleans, March 19-21, 2020. There are lots of exciting changes.
You might ask, “why would you take the appraisal community’s most popular event and give it a reboot?” Don’t worry, our Fall Vegas event will remain in the same format that everyone has grown to love. We have gathered feedback from our attendees, our sponsors, and exhibitors and made significant changes that make the conference more customizable for you.
The number one reason our attendees come to Valuation Expo is for networking! That has evolved over the years. Our tag line from the beginning has been “Learn, Network, and Prosper.” The Valuation 20/20 event will be focused on meeting and greeting your peers, new clients, and more interactions with vendors to learn about new products and services. While we all love social media, it doesn’t replace human interaction and relationship building.
The format will be a one-day trade show for $249. That’s an amazingly inexpensive opportunity to make the plunge and become a conference junkie, if you aren’t already one. There will be pre and post CE courses offered by various education sponsors. You can still get up to 15 hours of continuing education credits if you choose. It is all about options. Here’s a list of the CE courses offered:
- Appraisal of Manufactured Homes Featuring Next Generation Homes presented by the Appraisal Institute
- Appraiser Disaster Readiness presented by Columbia Institute
- Mobile Appraiser Workflow, powered by a la mode presented by Columbia Institute
- Rural Area Appraisals: Freddie Mac Guidelines and Property Eligibility Requirements presented by the Appraisal Institute
- 7-Hour National USPAP Update presented by Appraiser eLearning
A stage on the trade show floor will feature lender and vendor presentations throughout the day. Lenders and vendors will have 15 minutes to pitch to you. If your interest is piqued, then stroll over to their booth or their meeting room to learn more. The stage will also provide the perfect setting for interviews throughout the day from subject matter experts focused on topics appraisers want to hear about.
In addition to what’s happening on the trade show on Friday, we have built out a number of free one-hour sessions appraisers will love. If you want to excel in any profession, you need to exceed the expectations of your customers. You can go back and forth between the sessions and what’s going on in the trade show.
If you aren’t already hooked by now, don’t forget that the backdrop is New Orleans, my most favorite city in the US. To respect the culture of New Orleans, we will have a “Lagniappe Lineup,” where sponsors will have a little something special at their booth offering local food and beverages to enrich your experience.
Join us in March for a conference designed for appraisers. We think you’ll enjoy all of the options and still have time to take in Bourbon Street, the music, and all of the hospitality New Orleans is famous for. Go to valuation2020.com for more information.
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