Thursday, October 17, 2019

CMLS2019 | Welcome to Salt Lake City CEO Brad Bjelke and Chair Dean Crandall kick off CMLS2019.


Brad Bjelke | CEO,

Dean Crandall | Utah Central Association of REALTORS


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CMLS2019 | Embracing the Moment

Listen to the MLS State of the Union, get a peek at where things are headed and how it all impacts you.

Speaker: Chris Carrillo | Chair, CMLS


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CMLS2019 | Why the MLS Moment is Now

An industry update and what to expect at CMLS2019.

Speaker: Denee Evans | CEO, CMLS


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CMLS2019 | Legally Yours

An informative update on new legal considerations facing MLSs.


Mitch Skinner | Larson Skinner

Katie Johnson | National Association of REALTORS®

Chris Osborn | Stoel Rives LLP


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CMLS2019 | Clear Cooperation

Attendees will learn about the proposed MLS Policy Statement 8.0, its history and its rationale as well as the support its receiving from large brokers nationwide.


Rene Galicia | National Association of REALTORS®

Rodney Gansho | National Association of REALTORS®

Jon Coile | Long and Foster Real Estate

Location: Grand Ballroom


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CMLS2019 | Viewpoints: Is Policy Limiting Innovation

Join our inaguaral session exploring new ideas for policies that might help the industry continue to evolve and address changing needs in innovation while maintaining the integrity of systems that Make The Market Work.

Moderator: Monica Beck | Northwest MLS


Art Carter | California Regional MLS

Bill Fowler | Compass

Location: Grand Ballroom


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CMLS2019 | Hall of Fame Award

The CMLS Hall of Fame now has 7 members. Cathy Holefelder was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame at CMLS2019 with an emotional tribute.


The CMLS Hall of Fame recognizes the contribution of the inductee to CMLS as an organization and to the MLS Industry at or close to the culmination of the Inductee’s career. It is a means of acknowledging and thanking the Inductee for taking a leadership role and dedicating time, energy and intellect to improving the MLS industry.


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CMLS2019 | The Future is Face to Face

Get ideas for meeting customers where they are and delivering customer service your members will notice and talk about.

Moderator: Tracy Weir | August Partners


Shayne Fairley | StellarMLS

Shawn Janke | KW Success Realty

Quinn Nichols | Maris


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CMLS2019 | The Expanding MLS

Explore models to describe the current forces at work in the industry and introduce a model that can be used to help the MLS focus on their core value of cooperation while understanding how it impacts competition among their members.

Speaker: Michael Wurzer | FBS


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CMLS2019 | Beyond the Status Quo

We’ll explore three broker owned MLS business models to get ideas and inspiration for ways to think differently.


Carolyn Chodat | Classic Properties REALTORS®

Jeremy Crawford | First Multiple Listing Service

Tom Hurdlebrink | Northwest MLS


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CMLS2019 | Clear Cooperation: Industry Insights

Panelists will offer their impressions on the potential impacts, implications, opportunities and drawbacks to the proposed Clear Cooperation Policy.

Moderator: Denee Evans | CMLS


Emily Chenevert | ABoR

Deann Golden | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties

Rebecca Jensen | MRED


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CMLS2019 | Balancing Interests: The MLS Police

Prevention or enforcement? Panelists will explore opposing viewpoints on tough realities within MLS, including keeping data clean while keeping customers happy, and operating a wholesale MLS with shareholder enforcement.

Moderator: Sheila Dodson | Baldwin REALTORS® MLS


David Belew | REALTORS® Association of Maui

Joe Horning | Shorewest REALTORS®

Cindy Miller | North Texas Real Estate Information Services


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CMLS2019 | Black Swan

The MLS is under threat from inside and outside the industry. Rob Hahn and David Charron will present a proposed path forward.


David Charron | MRIS Investors

Rob Hahn | 7DS Associates


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Friday, October 18, 2019

CMLS2019 | What Now? What Next?

Speaker: Brad Bjelke | Incoming Chair, CMLS


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CMLS2019 | CMLS & NAR: The State of Affairs

Learn what we’ve gained from the partnership with NAR and what is to come.


David Charron | Immediate Past Chair, CMLS

Lauren Hansen | IRES MLS

Vince Malta | National Association of REALTORS®


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CMLS2019 | Industry Update with Greg Robertson

Start the day with a laugh when Greg Robertson, publisher of, gives a “Weekend Update” style segment of industry news, gossip and lobby bar talk. This year is completely (un)censored.

Speaker: Greg Robertson | Co-Founder, W+R Studios


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CMLS2019 | Making Search Sexy

How is search criteria changing consumer expectations about search? What role can MLSs play in the future of search? Hear about consumer centric search based on a personalized experience that goes well beyond drop downs and search boxes.

Speaker: John Berkowitz | Ojo Labs


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CMLS2019 | The Door to Online Consumers

Panelists will share actionable data about the benefits of consumer-facing portals.

Moderator: Marilyn Wilson | WAV Group


Steve Barnes | Homesnap

Brad Bjelke |

Cindi Peters-Tanner |


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CMLS2019 | Privacy Matters

What you need to know about pending consumer privacy legislation, what to ask your vendors, and how to be on top of it to protect your members, consumers and your MLS.


Frank Major | Bright MLS

Elizabeth Miller-Bougdanos | California Association of REALTORS®



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CMLS2019 | Please Pass the Data

We’ll explore new desires for data portability between brokers, agents and MLS, and how to meet them.

Moderator: James Yockel | Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS®


Raj Bhaskar | Hurdlr

Noah Leask | APC Data Analytics

Jeff Turner | Second Century Ventures


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CMLS2019 | Powering Economic Decisions with MLS Data

MLSs are hiring data analysts. Hear about how MLS data is powering local economics and what organizations can do with their data to inform decisions.

Speaker: Shelley Specchio | MIBOR REALTOR® Association


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CMLS2019 | RETS to API: Smart Strategies for Success

Panelists will share lessons learned and smart strategies in the transition from RETS to API. Walk away with ideas to use in your own organization today.

Moderator: Sam DeBord | RESO


Steve Byrd | Canopy MLS

Katie Smithson | W+R Studios


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CMLS2019 | Collaboration Nation: Takeaways from MLS Cooperation in Action

Panelists will discuss their experiences in bringing together neighboring MLSs, what worked and what didn’t.

Moderator: Denee Evans | CMLS


Karen Becker | Aurora Association of REALTORS®

John Mosey | Northstar MLS


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