Please refer to the event schedule for each speaker’s topics, dates/times, and room locations.

Keynote Speaker – Dan Clark

Dan Clark

Founder and CEO of an International Leadership Development Company; a High Performance Business Coach; New York Times Best Selling Author of 35 books; University Professor; a Primary Contributing Author to the Chicken Soup For The Soul series; International Podcaster; Gold Record Songwriter; and an Award Winning Athlete who fought his way back from a paralyzing injury that cut short his football career.

Dan was inducted into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame – and has been named one of the Top Ten Motivational Speakers In The World.

Dan has spoken to over 6 million people, in all 50 states, in 71 countries, on 6 continents, to more than 6000 audiences including most of the Fortune 500 companies, Super Bowl Champions, NASA, and to our Combat Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Asia and Africa.

Dan has appeared on over 500 television and radio shows including Oprah and Glenn Beck, PBS and NPR, and has been featured in the Mayo Clinic Journal, Forbes, Inc., Success, Entrepreneur, Thought Masters and Millionaire Magazines.

Dan’s extraordinary life includes soaring to the edge of space in a U2 Spy plane; flying fighter jets with the Air Force Thunderbirds; racing automobiles at Nur-burg-ring and sailboats in Australia; serving on the Olympic Committee and carrying the Olympic Torch in the Winter Games; and keynoting the United Nations World Congress.

Dan was named an Outstanding Young Man of America – and has since received the United States Presidential Medal presented b President Ronald Reagan; the United States Distinguished Service Medal presented by the U.S. Department of Defense; was the national recipient of the prestigious Air Force American Spirit Award; and was named Utah Father of the Year!

Brian Copeland

Brian Copeland is the founder and CEO of Doorbell Real Estate in Nashville, Tennessee. He has appeared on numerous HGTV and The Learning Channel television shows and served as one of Facebook’s Global Community Leadership Council members. He has been one of the most sought after real estate speakers and consultants in the country, emceeing and keynoting some of the largest conferences in the industry. He has earned spots on T3’s Social Influencers Power List and Inman’s Most Influential List. He has represented Facebook on stage at their Marketing Week Executives’ Meeting in New York City and at the CMX Summit in Los Angeles.

Brian not only a sales leader and industry influencer, he gives tirelessly in the REALTOR leadership arena. In 2019, he served as the Vice President for Association of Affairs for the National Association of REALTORS. He was the 2017 President of Tennessee REALTORS and was Nashville’s REALTOR of the Year in 2011.

Brian founded and runs one of the largest technology camps in the nation each Spring in Nashville, attracting more than 1500 real estate professionals from 30 states and three continents.

Brian and his spouse live with their two children on a farm where they raise cows, goats, alpacas, and chickens.

Ted Lasso Real Estate
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 10:45-11:45 a.m. CST

The Apple TV+ hit comedy captured America’s heart over the most recent years.
Whether you’re a fan of the show or not, this one-hour class is packed full of some of the positive, uplifting premises that will take your customer service and mindset to another level, kinda like a goldfish.

Creating Powerful Moments For Everyone You Impact
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 12:30-1:30 p.m. CST

Your real estate business’ success centers around one important premise: how are you creating moments that will make sure your customers and client continue to rely on your expertise. We’ll take a deep dive into three areas of creating great moments for everyone you touch.

Sue Stinson Turner

With over 40 years of real estate experience, Sue has a lengthy and impressive list of accomplishments including her time as the 2012 Tennessee REALTORS®President, Memphis Area Association President, Women’s Council of Realtors President, and is a Multi-Million Dollar Club Life Member in Sales as well as an RPAC Major Investor.

In her spare time, Sue enjoys the company of her husband, four sons, and six grandchildren.

Code of Ethics Cycle 7
Wednesday, Feb. 9

NAR’s Code of Ethics, adopted in 1913, was one of the first codifications of ethical duties adopted by any business group. The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients’ best interests.

Craig Grant

With over 150 speaking engagements around the world each year, including sessions for NAR, several state conventions & other key industry events, Craig Grant is considered one of the most sought after technology, marketing, & cybersecurity speakers around.

As his motto, “Advanced Real Estate Technology & Marketing Instructed at a Pre-K Level” states, Craig is able to take extremely complicated topics & present them in a way that the average non-technical person not only understands but is able to apply & improve their business.

In addition to being the CEO of the Real Estate Technology Institute and, the Real Estate Industry’s Home for Online Technology Education, Craig Grant is an avid sports fan & music lover who can be found watching and/or participating in events and concerts with friends.

How Smart Is Your Smart Home?
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 10:45-11:45 a.m. CST

Smart HomeTechnology is all therage, but what does it mean to have a Smart Home? In this session you will gain a better understanding of:
Why it has suddenly exploded in popularity
Who & why are consumers buying them
The many advantages (& risks) of smart home devices
– How to buy smart home devices
– How to set up smart home systems & automations
As a REALTOR the steps you need to know to help you market and/or buy a smart propertyAnd much, much more! 

Become a Mobile Road Warrior
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2:45-4:45 p.m. CST

Today’s consumer has little patience and is very demanding with high expectations of how they want to be communicated with and serviced. And as a real estate practitioner, you can’t slow down because you are out of the office or don’t have your computer with you. You need to be able to be just as productive in the field (or even while on vacation) as you are in your office. But how is that possible? By using and leveraging many cloud-based tools (including mobile apps, browser extension, the Google Workspace platform, and other cloud-based programs) that will allow you to communicate, document, and service your clients no matter where you are, on any of your devices in a secure environment.

In this session, we will explore what the cloud is, how to leverage it, and most importantly maintain safety, security, and compliance in all aspects of your business.

Chris Garrett

Chris started his career in real estate in late 2005. He is the Principal Broker/Owner at Weichert Realtors- The Andrews Group in Murfreesboro, TN. He specializes in Residential and New Construction.  Chris is a Past President for the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors. He served as 2014-2015 Division 2 Vice President for the Tennessee Realtors. Chris was a Reserve Deputy with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office for 4 years. He was a Subject Matter Expert for the National Association of Realtors Safety Matters Course. Chris serves as FPC for Congressman Scott DesJarlais. He has a passion for teaching and coaching real estate agents. He is married and has 2 children. He is active in his church and loves to spend his free time with his family, practicing Niseido Ju Jitsu and Crossfit. He currently holds the rank of Green Belt in Nisiedo Ju Jitsu.

Putting REALTOR® Safety First
Wednesday , Feb 9,  2:00-3:00 p.m. CST

Safety Strategies for the Modern REALTOR® course is designed to instill safety awareness and habits as second nature so that real estate professionals—as well as their clients and customers—know how to avert or respond to dangerous situations and avoid harm as they practice their profession.

Fara Captain

Fara Captain is a dynamic changemaker who believes in building an inclusive environment in both the real estate industry. Fara Captain was honored as the 2020 Executive of the Year by the Memphis Business Journal for raising the bar in the real estate industry and paving the path with her newly founded company. She was selected by RIS Media as a Crusader for the allyship efforts on speaking up against racism. In 2020, Captain completed her certification in Diversity and Inclusion at eCornell University.  She hopes to continue to inspire and educate her peers and her city through inclusive practices. Fara is the TN RRC State President for 2022 and the TN REALTORS®  Diversity and Inclusion Vice Chair for 2022. Fara already holds the following real estate related certifications and designations: CRS, ABR®, SRS, GRI , At home with Diversity, PSA & SRES and is an avid Ninja. She loves sharing her tips and elevating the REALTOR® industry as a whole. In her spare time, she loves spending time traveling to see her global best friends, date nights with her husband, a long walk with her dog Baxter on the Mississippi River, baking with her daughter and dancing with her son.

How to be an Inclusive REALTOR®
Tuesday , Feb 8,  10:45-11:45 a.m. CST

This class has been taught to REALTORS® around the country; providing real life examples and take-away ideas for you to implement into your business. This class will provide REALTORS® appropriate ways to help clients navigate neighborhoods, schools, and crime while making sure to avoid the pitfalls of unintended red-lining or discrimination. This will also assist in providing inclusive language and questions during the interview process. REALTORS® will gain insight on how to further use language and appropriate questions to be more inclusive with their clients. The Fair Housing Act provides a much-needed guidance for us as REALTORS® to not discriminate against our clients but sometimes subtle nuances can lead to unknowing discrimination. This class was designed to provide quick tips and thought-provoking ideas to make you a more inclusive REALTOR®.

Brooxie Carlton

Brooxie Carlton serves as the Assistant Commissioner of Rural and Community Development for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. In this position, Carlton oversees federal grant funding from the Delta Regional Authority, the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Community Development Block Grant program. She works with the Tennessee Main Street, ThreeStar, and SelectTN programs.

Carlton has been involved in the administration of more than 3,000 grants totaling more than $650MM including more than $500MM in federal funding. She serves as Governor Bill Lee’s alternate to the boards of the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Delta Regional Authority.

Born and raised in Dyersburg, Tenn., Carlton attended Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Ala. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with honors. Carlton received her master’s degree in human, organizational and community development from Vanderbilt University.

Commercial Forum
Wednesday, Feb 9,  2-3pm, CST

Allen Borden

Allen Borden serves as deputy commissioner of business, community, and rural development for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Borden is focused on job creation across the state and is responsible for expansions of existing companies, the recruitment of new companies to Tennessee and the FastTrack Incentive Team.

Mr. Borden is from Maryville in Blount County, Tennessee. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee and began his career in economic development with the Greater Knoxville Chamber of Commerce.

His additional economic development positions include executive vice president of the Blount County Chamber of Commerce, Blount County Industrial Board and Smoky Mountains Visitors Bureau. He was appointed by then-Mayor Victor Ashe as director of economic development for the city of Knoxville.

Later, Mr. Borden moved into the private sector where he has held executive positions in the staffing industry, banking industry, call center/outsourcing business, and commercial real estate & development. Mr. Borden has come “full circle” and is excited to be once again involved in what he calls “direct” economic development. He resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

Global Business Forum
Wednesday, Feb 9,  1-2pm, CST

Bob Turner

Bob Turner has portrayed a true love of the “experience of life” through family, many lifelong friends, and his Realtor Family. Bob has called Tennessee home his entire life from growing up on a small cattle farm in Covington to college at University of Tennessee at Martin and to Memphis in 1979 entering in the Land Real Estate Business.  He has always considered Tennessee the best place to live, play and raise a family and where they own and operate their Real Estate Portfolio.

Bob is involved in all aspects of Real Estate and is an Accredited Land Consultant, Broker/owner and Developer.

We own and operate, Farms, Subdivisions, Trailer parks, Commercial and Residential developments, Remodeling and selling attainable housing. Bob is currently involved in acquisition of land for Attainable housing development in the Memphis market.

Bob is very involved at the National Association of Realtors and the Realtors Land Institute. Bob is very involved in Political work on a local, state and National level with the Realtors and works a lot on political advocacy for NAR.  Bob represents NAR as the Federal Political Coordinator for Congressman David Kustoff.

Bob has lived by a commitment that his Granddaddy taught him “Your Reputation is the only thing no one can take from you, only you can give it away”.

Bob is a very passionate person with a Commitment to a better way of life, coupled with a long-term perspective, a hard work attitude, don’t take no for an answer, get the job done, be comfortable in your own skin, and have fun while you do it, “Way of Life”.

Commercial Forum
Wednesday, Feb 9,  2-3 pm, CST

TREC Panel

Members of the Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC) will join us for a special panel and conversation.