Live from AI Connect 2015: July 27

AI Connect HeaderNational Geographic Photographer Inspires Attendees

Award-winning National Geographic magazine photographer and Academy Award-nominated motion picture director Dewitt Jones, keynote speaker at this year’s AI Connect, told attendees on Monday to train their technique and put themselves in the place with the most potential. Jones encouraged nearly 450 attendees to create an extraordinary vision that everyone knows is possible every day, and to continually find the next right answer. [Read more…]

AI Seeks Proposals for 2015 Annual Meeting Educational Sessions


AI Seeks Proposals for 2015 Annual Meeting Educational Sessions

The Appraisal Institute is seeking proposals by December 31 for panel sessions and presentations for its 2015 Annual Meeting. AI Connect is looking for highly skilled speakers who can address issues and topics of interest to the valuation profession. All panels/presentations will be assigned to one or more of the following tracks:

  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • General
  • Institutional Client
  • Attorney Client

Learn more about submitting a presentation. [Read more…]

Appraisal Institute Announces Keynote Speaker for 2014 Annual Meeting

In the organization’s latest video, Appraisal Institute President Ken P. Wilson, MAI, SRA; President-Elect M. Lance Coyle, MAI, SRA; and Vice President J. Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA , AI-GRS, discuss AI’s 2014 Annual Meeting, a first-class event that brings together valuation and other real estate professionals from across the country and around the world.


The Annual Meeting will be held August 4 – 6 at the Hilton Austin hotel in Austin, Texas.

Attendees at the Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting will have the chance to experience exceptional education programs, including the chance to earn Appraisal Institute continuing education credit and state credit. [Read more…]

AI Continues Efforts on SBA Going Concern Appraisals

The 2014 Annual Meeting is just over five months away, and I’m excited to share that AI has secured an exciting keynote speaker! Registration opens March 3, so be sure to sign up on Monday.

AI Announces Annual Meeting Speaker

Eugene A. Cernan, a retired astronaut and the last man to walk on the moon, will be the keynote speaker at the Appraisal Institute’s 2014 Annual Meeting, which will take place August 4-6 at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas. Cernan will talk about his 20 years as a naval aviator, including 13 years with NASA. Cernan left his mark on history with three missions in space as the pilot of Gemini IX, the lunar module pilot of Apollo X and the commander of Apollo XVII. He was the second American to walk in space and the last to walk on the moon.

In addition, Annual Meeting attendees will experience first-class education and extensive networking options, the opportunity to earn Appraisal Institute CE credit and state credit, cutting-edge exhibits from valuation profession vendors, an awards dinner honoring top valuation professionals and the chance to explore numerous social and recreational activities in Austin.

Learn more about the 2014 Annual Meeting. [Read more…]

Live from AI Connect 2013: July 23


Check out the blog each evening while you’re at the 2013 Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting for a recap of the day’s happenings and highlights.


Exhibit Hall is Open

The exhibit hall opened Tuesday in the Cosmopolitan foyer (third level) with more than 20 exhibitors and ron_insana_groupnearly 450 attendees registered. Booths will open at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and close at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The exhibit hall won’t reopen Thursday, so be sure to see the latest and greatest in innovative trends while you can. Also, be sure to get your Passport to Savings stamped at each booth in order to be eligible for Wednesday night’s great prize drawing.

CNBC’s Ron Insana Wows Attendees [Read more…]

Early Registration Closes May 18 for AI 2013 Annual Meeting

Appraisal Institute Vice President M. Lance Coyle, MAI, SRA, reveals details about this year’s Annual Meeting that will be held July 23 – 25 at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis in the organization’s latest video.ai_2013_annmtg_shaking_hands

At this year’s Annual Meeting, attendees will have the chance to experience more than 30 first-class education programs, including the chance to earn up to 16 hours of Appraisal Institute continuing education credit and state credit.


Attendees will also find plenty of opportunities for networking with their peers, exhibits of cutting-edge valuation products and services, an exciting awards program honoring some of the most accomplished individuals in the valuation profession and a wide variety of fun activities throughout the Indianapolis area. [Read more…]

Discounted Annual Meeting Registration Closing Soon





Dear Appraisal Institute Colleague:

I hope you’re planning to attend AI’s 2013 Annual Meeting on July 23-25 in Indianapolis – and I have an important reminder to help you save money.

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