If you attended our 2019 Annual Meeting on Oct. 31, you heard me declare 2020 to be the “Year of Professionalism” at the Austin Board of REALTORS®.  Starting next year, you can expect new opportunities to learn to become a better agent or broker, as well as expand and strengthen your business, through your ABoR membership.

 One of these new ways is our extraordinary new industry conference, ThinkUp, taking place April 7-8, 2020 in Austin. ThinkUp is a next-level professional development experience that will bring immediate impact to your business. It’s a two-day conference with back-to-back education, trainings and keynotes around every corner. And the best part is that registration is already open at ThinkUpAustin.com! (If you were at our annual meeting, you were among the first to hear this news, too!)

What to Expect from ThinkUp

With 16 stages, 100-plus sessions, and more than 75 speakers, ThinkUp is bigger and bolder than any other conference of its kind in the state. Held at the Palmer Event Center, it will be like having an Inman Connect conference in your backyard!

Day One | VIP Experience | 3:30 to 8 p.m.

We’re kicking things off with a limited number of attendees who will have the chance to hear from real estate titan Gary Keller, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Keller Williams Realty. Following the keynote session, participants will enjoy a VIP Lawn Party that includes a live band, food trucks and prizes, as well as fun activities that will allow you to rub elbows with fellow industry leaders.

 Day Two | All Day Experience | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A curated professional development experience that’s designed for the REALTOR® of tomorrow, the second day of ThinkUp consists of back-to-back speakers and training sessions around every corner, including bestselling author of “The Miracle Morning” and “The Miracle Equation,” Hal Elrod, as well as the first female official in the National Football League, Sarah Thomas. Our featured speakers also include Certified Ninja Trainer Natalie Davis and Joseph Rand, Managing Partner of Better Homes and Gardens, Rand Realty and Rand Commercial Services. More speakers will be announced every other week on ThinkUpAustin.com!

 Each session at ThinkUp 2020 will be focused around industry innovation, business and leadership development, as well as community advocacy. Whether you’re a new agent or a seasoned broker, there’s a track for you to learn about upcoming trends in the marketplace and meet community partners that can expand your perspective, spark ideas and enrich your career.

Work All Day, Stay All Day

We understand how difficult it is to spend a day away from work, which is why we’ve also developed a conference where you can get the most out of your ThinkUp experience without missing a beat. ThinkUp 2020 will have charging stations, workspaces and meeting rooms, too, so whether you’re working or networking, you’ll have the space to plug in and get down to business.

Registration is Open Now at ThinkUpAustin.com

Well, I hope you’re as excited as I am about this new experience for ABoR members and REALTORS® across the state. I’m confident that through the high caliber of industry leaders and vendors we’ve curated from across the nation, you’ll be exposed to an abundance of quality resources and education that will not only prepare you to take your business to the next level, but also help drive the industry forward. ThinkUp and get down to business today at ThinkUpAustin.com!