Please refer to the event schedule for each speaker’s topics, dates/times, and room locations.
Keynote – Stedman Graham
Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates (SGA), a management and marketing consulting company that specializes in the corporate and educational markets. Clients include Merrill Lynch, The Apollo Group, DutchVersity, Monster.com, Manpower, Harvard and Wharton Business Schools, the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor and many more.
As a businessman, educator and speaker, he presents, consults and conducts training with corporations, organizations and nonprofits on the topics of identity development, maximizing leadership, achieving success, and personal and professional branding. His corporate seminars are driven by the Nine-Step Success Process, a life and learning management system designed to organize your life around your identity.
Graham has authored eleven books, including two New York Times bestsellers, You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success and Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success. His latest release, Identity: Your Passport to Success, reached number six on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list for Hardcover Business books.
Actively involved in education, he is a former adjunct professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago where he taught a leadership course based on his Nine-Step Process. At the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, he taught a management strategy course entitled “The Dynamics of Leadership.” He also founded and directed George Washington University’s Forum for Sport and Event Management and Marketing – the first of its kind in the country. Graham is a current adjunct professor for several universities around the country.
Graham holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Hardin-Simmons University. He received a master’s degree in Education from Ball State University and an honorary doctorate in Humanities from Coker College.
Inspirational Breakfast Speaker – Nancy Kerrigan
Nancy Kerrigan has been one of America’s most recognizable sports icons for over 25 years.
Kerrigan’s rise to competing at a national level began when she placed 3rd at the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, allowing her to qualify for the 1991 World Championships where she won the bronze medal as part of an American sweep.
In 1992, she earned a bronze medal in the Albertville Winter Olympics and a silver medal at the 1992 World Championships. In 1993 Kerrigan became the United States Ladies Champion and followed that up with her historic silver medal performance at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics.
Along the way, Kerrigan became known for her groundbreaking fashion on the ice teaming up with Vera Wang and others to create some of the most memorable skating outfits in the history of the sport.
In addition to her work on the ice, the two-time Olympic medalist has regularly appeared on television and movies as an actor (Boy Meets World, Blades of Glory, Saturday Night Live, Skating with Celebrities, Fresh Off the Boat) or commentator (Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Lifetime Network, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, Inside Edition). Kerrigan is well known for being instrumental in the creation of Halloween on Ice and other figure skating shows.
Nancy has been a product endorser (Disney, Revlon, Reebok, Seiko, Campbell’s Soup, Old Navy, Comcast Spotlight), author (Artistry on Ice), motivational speaker, and an advocate for issues related to infertility.
The Nancy Kerrigan Foundation has raised significant funds for the visually impaired in honor of her legally blind mother and she has been recognized for her excellence on and off the ice (US Figure Skating Hall of Fame, Mother’s Day Foundation Mother of the Year, New England Sports Hall of Fame, Fight for Sight Lifetime Achievement).
More recently, Kerrigan has focused on her family (three children ages 12, 15, and 23), and choreography (Halloween on Ice, SkateNiagara, Bryant Park Holiday Show) while also appearing on Dancing With the Stars in Season 24. Nancy is currently executive producing the upcoming documentary Why Don’t You Lose 5 Lbs which will examine the silent epidemic of eating disorders in sports and was on the Advisory Board for the Aurora Games which is an international platform for women in sports and entertainment. She is also still active in working with various companies including Massachusetts-based Revised Energy.
Robert Morris, Jr. graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He entered real estate in 1985 and has been actively involved in real estate sales and training since that time. He is a selling broker with Parks Realty, located in Middle Tennessee, where he actively lists and sells real estate with his team. Robert has been honored as the REALTOR® of the Year in 2000. He recently received the 2021 Tennessee REALTOR® Educator of the year award, his second time (1995) to receive this award in his career. Robert has been chosen as one of Tennessee REALTORS(s) District Vice-Presidents for 2022-2023. He has served on several local associations’ Board of Directors and just finished serving a 2020-2021 term as President of the Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS®. Robert has been accepted as a candidate into the 2022 NAR Leadership Academy class and will serve as a NAR Director from Tennessee REALTORS® for 2022-2024. He also has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) for 2022-2023 as well as selected to the Learning Experiences committee for 2022. Robert will also serve on NAR’s Professional Development (2022) and Housing Opportunities (2022-2023) committees.
Robert is an international speaker, certified instructor and consultant who holds several professional designations/ certifications just to name a few, the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), Internet Professional (e-PRO), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI), and the Performance Management Network (PMN) designation for the Women’s Council of REALTORS®. He is also certified by the Instructor’s Training Institute (ITI). He has conducted seminars, training workshops and leadership conferences for countless numbers of REALTOR®, boards, conventions and associations throughout the continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the British West Indies. Robert is a Certified Instructor for Real Estate Brokers Institute (REBI). He is also a Course Facilitator/ Instructor for the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) and Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR).
Robert has taught personalized courses to thousands of REALTORS® across the country and is committed to helping REALTORS® become more knowledgeable in all facets of the real estate industry. Robert currently instructs REALTORS® in a variety of areas ranging from business planning, brokerage management, leadership management, diversity, professional standards, fair housing, goal-setting, time management and real estate ethics. He is committed to raising the bar and making a positive difference in the lives of every person he meets.
The Secrets to Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Wednesday, September 21st 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Upon completion of this course the student will have an increased knowledge and awareness of cultural and personal biases that may inhibit students from fully embracing diversity and creating a successful multicultural real estate business.
– The student will be able to define diversity, social inclusion and culture and how understanding these terms help us in everyday life.
– The student will be able to distinguish between personal and implicit biases and how each can adversely shape our perceptions and behaviors when dealing with clients.
– The student will examine and be able to explain the difference between equity and equality and its effects in our society.
– The student will also be able to explain the importance of mentoring, recruiting and performing meaningful multicultural outreach in their community.
– The student will review the history of Fair Housing in America and the REALTOR’s Role played during that time and today.
– Discuss the importance of embracing diversity on both a professional and personal level to grow a thriving and inclusive real estate business.
Ingrid Prather is the Broker/Owner of Premier Properties Realty and has been a REALTOR for over 30 years.
She has worked with clients to realize their dream of home ownership. Her passion is to provide the
resources and tools to home buyers that will allow them to become successful in
sustaining their investment for the benefit of future generations.
Ingrid has an extensive list of accomplishments including 2022-2023 Tennessee REALTORS Division 3 Vice President, 2022 TN RRC State Financial Leader, 2021 President Tennessee Real Estate Education Foundation (TREEF), 2021 President River Counties Association MLS, President River Counties Association, River Counties REALTOR of the Year, NAR Leadership Academy, Multi-Million Dollar Club Life Member in Sales and RPAC Major Investor.
Ingrid’s love for learning and helping her peers was what lead to her becoming an instructor. She holds certifications and designations in the following:
CRS, GRI, Master GRI, e-Pro, PSA, At Home With Diversity, C2EX.
In her spare time, she works in her community and serves as 2022 President McMinn Habitat for Humanity, Director Athens Area Chamber of Commerce and Women United in Community Service. Ingrid also loves spending time traveling, singing, writing songs and recording and her three beautiful granddaughters.
Knowing the Top 10 Risks in Real Estate: Staying Safe From Legal and Ethical Pitfalls
Thursday, September 22nd, 12:00 – 2:00 PM
This addresses issues of risk management in the real estate market. This course will address the risks that REALTOR faces as a real estate professionals. It will also inform on how to mitigate them as well by providing valuable tips and resources.
Piper Moretti is the President of The Crypto Realty Group, a Los Angeles-based firm specializing in conducting real estate transactions with cryptocurrency and the only REALTOR® in California who has completed 5 bitcoin transactions to date. Piper is a licensed international luxury REALTOR® at eXp Realty, as well as a Certified International Property Specialist, the only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®. She is an appointed member of NAR’s Cryptocurrency Presidential Advisory Group and Los Angeles Chair of the International Blockchain Real Estate Association. Piper teaches her Crypto x Real Estate course to brokerages and real estate professionals and was awarded the 2021 Excel Series Instructor of the Year with eXp. Her speaking engagements include Inman Connect New York 2018, 2019 & 2022, IBM Blockchain Bash, National Settlement Services Summit, Realtor.com’s Results Summit, BlockShow, Blockchain Expo North Americas, International Blockchain Real Estate Association’s 2nd Annual Conference and UCLA Cyber Days. Piper has been featured in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Realtor.com, Mansion Global, Luxury Real Estate Magazine, Commercial Observer, Business Insider, Bitcoin Magazine, Cointelegraph and was ranked #1 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 8 Influential Women Making Headlines in Blockchain.
Crypto Market Overview
Friday, September 23rd 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Course description coming soon
Friday, September 23rd 9:45 – 11:45AM
Course description coming soon
Jeremias is a tech-savvy millennial who speaks from the heart and specializes in helping everyone improve their techxpertise regardless of skill level or generation. Audiences across the nation love the enthusiasm, energy, and humor he brings to every presentation. “JMan” has been engaging audiences since 2002 with his ability to power learning through anecdotes from his life as a real estate practitioner. His perspective is fresh, his delivery is authentic, and his content is fluff-free. JMan is ready to help you overcome your fears and start crushing your goals now.
Tech Tools For Real Estate
Wednesday, September 21st 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
What tools are in your tech toolbox? Are you ready to exceed the expectations of today’s tech savvy consumer? In this session, you’ll get the tech tool know-how necessary to provide exceptional service, communicate more effectively, and conduct business while on the go. You’ll explore tech systems that can seamlessly support every transaction while providing equal and ethical service. And last but not least, JMan will tell you where real estate technology is headed next so you’re ready for tomorrow’s trends.
Did it All for the ‘GRAM! With a Little K.I.S.S. (Keep It Short Silly) Video Concepts for Reels, TikTok, & YouTube Shorts
Thursday, September 22nd 9:00 – 11:00AM
We understand. We did all for the gram too. That’s Instagram for the noobs. Please join Jeremias “JMan” Maneiro for this exciting training and we will teach you the 4 ways to create & repurpose video content while building a brand and telling your stories. You will leave with in-depth strategies for stories, videos, thumbnails, and more.
BUT wait there’s more!
Are you wondering if there is a place for short videos (less than 60 seconds) in your real estate marketing strategy?
We will discuss and describe all of the most important platforms to create short videos like TikTok, Instagram/Facebook Reels, and even YouTube Shorts. We will also demonstrate how to create unique content and repurpose existing videos as part of your real estate marketing strategy. It’s time to cut through the clutter and capture attention to achieve greater real estate success.
Kristy Hairston is an accomplished Realtor and Business Executive with a passion for empowering others to excel.
Licensed since 2006, Kristy started her career at the beginning of a recession, which she says taught her the mindset and skills needed to grow a real estate business in any climate. Kristy has emphasized proactive customer service, solution-focused creativity and discipline as the foundations for building her real estate business.
Kristy has also had the privilege of adding value to other agents through various organizational roles such as a coach, managing broker and regional broker coordinator for various real estate companies.
Kristy has served in various leadership roles within the National Association of Realtor association, most recently serving as Co-Chair of the 2019 NAR Annual Conference. Kristy was honored to be voted Tennessee Realtors’ 2018 Educator of the Year. Kristy currently serves her local association as the Past-President of the Greater Nashville Realtors.
Kristy volunteers within her community by serving as a board member for the Northwest YMCA and Habitat for Humanity Nashville. She is also a member of CABLE and Nashville Rotary.
Wednesday, September 21st, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
How to Build an Unshakeable Business in any Market Objective: Students will be able to define real estate market shifts and create a business model that allows them to better serve their clients in any market.
Lisa Calarco is the Director of Engagement and Executive Outreach for NARs Engagement Team. In this role, her primary focus is executing large NAR initiatives such as MIPIM and Riding with the Brand and leading a team that connects, communicates and executes strategy to ensure our state and local associations have the tools they need to be successful. Prior to this role, Lisa helped state and local associations around the U.S. establish and grow global councils to support member’s global business development and the larger communities they serve. Lisa has been with NAR for 16 years.
Global Business Forum
Thursday, September 22nd 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Description coming soon.