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Title Pros Explain Why You Should Attend ALTA's Business Strategies Conference

Offering thoughts on why title professionals should attend ALTA's 2016 Business Strategies Conference are David Townsend NTP, CEO of Agents National Title Insurance Co.; Cynthia Blair NTP, shareholder of Blair Cato Pickren Casterline LLC; Dan Mennenoh, president of H.B. Wilkinson Title Co.; and Diane Evans NTP, vice president of Land Title Guarantee. 

Check out the complete schedule and register today!

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ALTA Unveils New Annual Convention Website

To deliver a better experience for attendees, ALTA is proud to unveil a new website dedicated exclusively for the 2014 Annual Convention.


Designed to adapt to any device or platform, the website provides easy access to conference information, including the schedule, tours, vendors and exhibitors, hotel information, and more.

So whether you are sitting in a session during the day or relaxing at night, information about the convention is accessible on your computer, smartphone, iPad or other device.

Click here to view the website or copy and paste this URL: http://meetings.alta.org/annual

For attendees who previously downloaded the convention app, there is no need to get an update this year. The new website includes all the information you need without the hassle of downloading or updating the app.


Check Out the Digital Registration Brochure for the 2014 Business Strategies Conference

Want to learn about the new integrated mortgage disclosures that will replace the HUD-1 and GFE starting August 2015? Need help implementing Best Practices? Looking to fortify your business against identify fraud?  

We've got a great lineup of informative sessions to address these questions and a whole lot more at this year’s Business Strategies Conference, March 12-14 at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.

The Registration Brochure for the conference should be arriving in your mailbox and contains all the information you need to know about the schedule of events, conference hotel, travel accommodations and registration rates.  Reg_brochure

If you don't want to wait for snail mail, you can check out the digital version of the Registration Brochure.

Here's a glance at our featured general sessions:

  • What Does the CFPB Mortgage Disclosure Rule Mean to You?
  • Defend Your Business Against Identity Fraud—Recognize Fake IDs
  • You Can Handle the Truth About Your NPI
  • The Age of Wisdom and Foolishness: Navigating Conflicting IT Currents

A special closing luncheon will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, where you will be able to listen to local music and experience the history of America’s music.

As always, ALTA has a full slate of professional development sessions aimed at giving you a competitive advantage. The sessions will address these key areas:

  • Best Practices
  • Operations
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Legal & Regulatory Compliance

Check out the brochure for descriptions on all 16 professional development sessions. CE credits are pending approval in 19 states and CLE credits are pending in 27 states, so you can network, learn and get valuable continuing education credits at the same time.

Register by Feb. 18 and save! Register online and save an additional $50. As an added bonus, register for the Business Strategies Conference and attend the Agents and Abstracters Forum on March 12 for half price. Additionally, ALTA is offering its first Social Media Summit (SMS) during the afternoon of March 12. The Registration Brochure includes information on how to take advantage of special inauguration pricing for the SMS.

Learn about fun things to do in Nashville.

Hotel Block Sold Out

ALTA’s room block at the Omni is sold out for the nights of March 11 and 12. You can call the hotel at 1-800-843-6664 to get on the waiting list. Additionally, there are hotel options within walking distance:





Can't Miss Sessions at the 2014 Business Strategies Conference


Join Us in Nashville to Learn About New Mortgage Disclosures, Best Practices and Fraud

Title professionals have a great opportunity to tune-up their operations by attending the 2014 Business Strategies Conference, which is being held March 12-14 in Nashville, the city where music is written, recorded and performed every single day. You’ll leave knowing the latest industry trends to keep business flowing your way. Register today and save.

Here’s a look at what will be addressed during the general sessions:

  • What Does the CFPB Mortgage Disclosure Rule Mean to You?
    Bob Dylan famously sang “the times they are a-changin'.” For the title and settlement industry, no change will be more drastic than the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new Integrated Mortgage Disclosures rule. Coming just five years after the last RESPA reform effort, the Bureau’s new rule will require significant and costly systems and process changes to ensure compliance in the new world of closings. Get ahead of the curve and come listen to our panel of experts discuss the biggest workflow and process challenges your operation will face as you transition from today’s HUD-1 to the new Closing Disclosure Form. This is a must attend session to prepare for August 2015. Featured speakers include Phil Schulman of K&L Gates, Tim Armbruster of ClosingCorp, Ruth Dillingham of First American Title Insurance Co. and Richard Horn of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (invited).
  • Defend Your Business from Identity Fraud – Recognize Fake Identities
    Verifying a person’s identity in a transaction is imperative because of the legal documents being signed and fraud can occur when an agent approves a fraudulent identification as a valid identification, because they were not trained to tell the difference. Glen Garrity of G2 Identity Management will share how to prevent fraud at the closing table by explaining how to recognize a fraudulent identification card.
  • You Can Handle the Truth about your NPI
    This panel will feature a live hacking session to highlight computer and network vulnerabilities, and provide real-world examples of how vulnerable settlement agents’ systems are to network breaches when it comes to physical and network security. Speakers include Pat Carney of reQuire, Greg McDonald of CloudStar Consulting, Randall D'Arche of WFG National Title Insurance Co. and Andy Maloney of Nashville Title Corp.

Special Treat for Friday’s Lunch
Plan to stay through the closing luncheon where we will be taking advantage of the terrific entertainment available in Nashville. The lunch will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, where you will hear local music and be able to experience the history of America's music through exhibits, entertaining films, interactive displays and an incredible array of costumes and instruments.

Register today. Reserve your room at the Omni Nashville. View the tentative schedule

The registration brochure will be available soon and we will announce our professional development sessions shortly. CE/CLE credits will be available for many states.


Annual Convention Registration Brochure Arriving in Your Mailbox

The Registration Brochure for ALTA's 106th Annual Convention, being held Oct. 9-12 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla., will be arriving in your mailbox and contains all the information you need to know about the schedule of events, conference hotel, travel accommodations and registration rates. Registration_Brochure

You can also download the Registration Brochure. Register online and save $50!

Don't miss this opportunity to hear some energetic and knowledgeable speakers, and learn the latest news on business and regulatory trends affecting our industry. From new lender demands to the CFPB’s new mortgage disclosures, there’s plenty to learn. There are also several exciting tours and events planned to enhance your experience and help you kick back and relax.

Here’s a glance at what’s in the Registration Brochure:

  • Special Invite from ALTA President Frank Pellegrini
  • General Session and Professional Development Session Overviews
    • A panel of invited speakers including Sally Freudenberg of Wells Fargo, Rich Horn of the CFPB, Ben Olsen of Buckley Sandler and Leslie Wyatt of SoftPro will discuss the new era for closings as we await the CFPB’s finalization of new mortgage disclosures.
    • Dr. Stan Humphries, Zillow’s chief economist, will offer analysis on home values and what level of appreciation we can expect over the next few years.
    • Jeff Noel of the Disney Institute will share how Disney’s comprehensive training process keeps it positioned to maintain a competitive advantage.
    • Two full tracks dedicated to education on Best Practices.
  • Continuing Education Credits
    • ALTA is proud to offer Continuing Education credit in 19 states and Continuing Legal Education credit in 25 states.

    • Special Events and Tours
      • Ice Breaker Reception & Opening of the Exhibit Showcase
      • Deep Sea Fishing
      • Palm Beach Tour
      • Paddle Boarding Tour
      • Snorkel Boat Tour
      • Kennedy Bunker Tour
      • Eighth Annual Michael F. Wille Memorial TIPAC Golf Tournament
      • “Good Vibrations” Closing Reception & Banquet
  • Meeting Information
    • Hotel and travel info

    • Registration Rates

Sponsorship Opportunity

Attendees at ALTA’s Annual Convention constantly discuss the various meetings and events on social media. Sponsors of our new social media wall will have their logo placed on a scrolling bar at the bottom of the live-streaming wall. Click here to view a sample social media wall. Email Claire Mitchell at claire@alta.org for more information.

Additionally, we have added a few extra booths in the exhibit hall. They are going fast so email claire@alta.org to reserve your space before they are gone.

Room Block Sold Out

Please note that ALTA’s room block at The Breakers is sold out. You can call The Breakers Reservations Department at 888-727-1649 and ask to be put on the waiting list. ALTA is adding an overflow room block at another hotel. Check ALTA’s website for updates.


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