Some of my proudest moments as an Appraisal Institute Designated Member have been working with Candidates and Practicing Affiliates to help them achieve their Demonstration of Knowledge portion of the designation process. Over the years it has brought me great pride when former Candidates or Practicing Affiliates find me at an event to show me the designation behind their name.
One of the great things about the Appraisal Institute is how the veterans and the newcomers cheer each other on. I am proud to be part of an organization that puts such an emphasis on collaboration. I know that this year’s Annual Conference will be a great place to continue that spirit of collaboration. Whether this is your tenth conference or your first – and no matter how long you’ve been an AI professional – this year’s Annual Conference will be an event you won’t want to miss.
Online Registration Closes Soon for 2022 Annual Conference
Online registration for the 2022 Appraisal Institute Annual Conference closes July 11. This year’s conference will be held Aug. 2-3 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
The Annual Conference will be a great place to celebrate our collective successes and learn from respected leaders in the valuation profession. We’ll get an opportunity to hear from motivational speaker Ryan Leak and celebrate the best and brightest of the profession with AI’s Annual Awards.
I hope to see you there. Visit the AI website to register today!
AI Celebrates 90 Years with a Monthly Giveaway
As the Appraisal Institute celebrates 90 years, AI has launched a sweepstakes contest which gives you a chance to win a prize with a value of $150 or more! To be eligible to receive our sweepstakes contest emails, make sure your Appraisal Institute account is “opted in” to surveys by following these steps:
- Login to your AI Account
- Select Profile
- Select Communication Preferences
- Under Research, check the box next to Survey.
Our next sweepstakes contest email will be delivered June 27, followed by July 18. Good luck!
University Relations Committee Works with Atlanta University Group
As I’ve shared in previous messages, diversity, equity and inclusion is a top priority for the Appraisal Institute. I’m pleased to tell you that our latest effort in this regard is the University Relations Committee’s (URC) work with the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) institutions (Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark-Atlanta University). The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors has prioritized URC’s work with the AUCC and has postponed consideration of the URC’s proposed pilot program for further discussion at its November meeting. Stay tuned for details about this effort.
Appraisal Institute Podcast Releases Second Episode
In the latest episode of the Face Value podcast, host Warren Boizot, SRA, AI-RRS, is joined by Bill Garber, director of government and external relations for the Appraisal Institute, and Byron Miller, SRA, AI-RRS, to discuss the ANSI standard and its impact on appraisers, as well as touch on important new policy changes and share their perspectives.
This is a great opportunity to learn about an important topic from two respected experts.
Click here to listen and subscribe.
New Video Provides Insight into Exciting AI Seminar
As developers of the upcoming “Valuation Overview of Accessory Dwelling Units” education seminar, Appraisal Institute Vice President Sandy Adomatis, SRA, and Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-RRS, have a conversation on what attendees can expect to take away in this seminar preview.
Learn more and register! Plus, check out other upcoming AI education offerings: https://bit.ly/3zrCww1
Other News Around the Appraisal
And here’s some other important news from the Appraisal Institute:
- The Appraiser Diversity Initiative is an important priority for the Appraisa Institute. I’d encourage you to keep updated on this initiative on AI’s Appraiser Diversity Initiative webpage. If you know an individual who is looking to join the valuation profession, please encourage them to check out the website as well.
- Don’t forget to subscribe to “Face Value” the Appraisal Institute’s monthly podcast.
- The Appraisal Institute continues to expand its social media activities. Be sure to follow AI on Facebook, Twitter,LinkedIn, YouTube, and its blog, Opinions of Value.