We have just confirmed the date for REBarCampTO to April 28th, 2014. Make sure you save the date!!
The REBarCamp Team!!
Three Rocking Virtual Sessions Monday Morning at BarCamp! We are talking All Things Video, The Paperless Office and even Implementation. Check out my guests Kelley Skar, Brin Werrett, Bob Corcoran, Dave Fauquier, Garry Wise — with kelley skar.
The schedule is up on the site and completely empty at the moment….
If there are topics that you would like to have discussed or if you would like to facilitate a discussion, please connect Evan Sage at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is our plan to have some of the first sessions set up so that we can get right into discussions early but most of the day will be decided when you get there. Please make sure that you present Evan with your request in writing…
We will have one room dedicated to “Skyping” some valued friends from around the world. Michael Krisa will host that room in the morning and Richard Silver, in the afternoon. We will have some great guests!
Here are some important things you should know about REBarCampTO 2013:
First, there is a lot of Parking…and it is free thanks to Better Homes and Gardens Canada.
Should you decide to come by Subway, you can go to the Broadview Station on the Bloor line and there is a Shuttle Bus to take you to the Evergreen Brick Works. The schedule is at Evergreen Brick Works web site…
When you arrive at the Brick Works you will head to the Young Welcome Centre for registration (make sure you bring your ticket/tickets with you and are linked below), just follow the sandwich boards for REBarCampTO.
There will be a continental breakfast supplied by our caterer Daniel et Daniel and coffee, water, etc. available all day. There will also be a bag lunch provided during the noon-time break and we encourage you to take a look at the facilities and the Parks that surround the Brick Works.
Hopefully, it will be a sunny warm day but even if not, there are lots of canopied spaces that can be enjoyed. There are seven great spaces for discussions. Always be thankful and courteous to our Volunteers…they are your colleagues and attendees as well.
Registration and Breakfast/Networking begin at 8:30 am in the Young Welcome Centre (feel free to be earlier). There at 9:15 am, we will welcome you all and give you the last minute news. The sessions will start at 9:30 and be 45 minutes long with a 15 minute break for refreshing and changing rooms. We will break at Lunch with Bag lunches available in the Young Welcome Centre. This year there is also a sit down Restaurant onsite since last year, however that is not included in your $30.00 ticket…
There is a schedule up on the website that will be added to and changed during the day. You can access it from any mobile device on its’ browser. We will try to keep it up-to-date but technology is known for it’s glitches so keep refreshing the screens . Brings tons of business cards and set your sites on meeting and talking to at least 10-15 new people.
For those facilitating or wanting to: please email Evan Sage at email@example.com. He is our schedule Meister. For all: please remember that this is not a selling event and if you are feeling that someone is selling you a product rather than sharing knowledge and facilitating discussion, you have every right to walk out…
You are there to SHARE, PARTICIPATE and LEARN so please avoid being a session “Kamakaze” and take over the discussions. More experienced attendees should remember that they were once Newbies. Leaders, please make sure that common phrases that you may use should be able to be understood by all…
There is Wi-Fi available throughout and the wifi is Evergreen Guest and the password will be posted. The Twitter Hastag for the event is #rebcto.
Carbon Computing will be on site again with a “Genius Bar” including some of their staff, so should you have hands-on questions about your Apple products please see them.
There will be a great Charity draw. David Pylp has agreed to be our Carnie-extraordinaire for the draw. The funds will go to the Ontario REALTORS Care Foundation.
For obvious reasons there will be a lot of focus this year on iPads and iPhones, as well as multiple browsers. Please feel free to bring your tools…
We have some out-of-town special guests: Sherry Chris, Jimmy Mackin, Nobu Hata, Debra Trappen and Michael Krisa. Their 411 is on the website if you want to read it and get to know them a bit…
Remember that an REBarCampTO also depends on the energy that you, the attendee adds to it!
Our Sponsors make this event possible. At every chance you have, if you see a Sponsor, thank them profusely please…Please visit the web site so you know who they are!
We look forward to seeing you this coming Monday, April 8th, 2013 at the Evergreen Brick Works.
Event: REBarCampTO 2013, Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto
Date: Monday, April 8th, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (ET)
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4W 3X8
Sherry A. Chris, President and CEO
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC
Sherry Chris was appointed president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC in October of 2007. Her appointment followed Realogy’s announcement that it had entered into a 50-year agreement with Meredith Corporation, with a renewal option for another 50 years, to license the Better Homes and Gardens® name to launch a new and dynamic global residential real estate brand.
Sherry has nearly 30 years of real estate experience, including, significant senior management positions in the areas of sales, marketing, new technologies, and franchise management. A native of Canada, she began her real estate career in Ontario and held increasingly senior positions with Royal LePage for 16 years before taking on executive roles with Real Living (Ohio) and Prudential CA/NV/TX Realty. She joined Realogy in 2006 as Chief Operating Officer for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.
Well known within the real estate industry, Sherry is a frequent speaker at real estate and technology conferences. She serves on the advisory boards for Realtor.com and Zillow and has served on a number of industry and technology-related advisory boards, including Trulia and Google Real Estate. In addition, she is a past chairman of The Realty Alliance, a network of North America’s elite real estate firms.
Sherry was named Inman Innovator of the Year in 2010, a prestigious and coveted award within the real estate and technology sectors. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional vision and foresight in using innovation to enhance the real estate experience for consumers, real estate brokers and agents. She has also been named among Inman’s 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders consecutively in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and received the 2010 Stevie Award for Best Executive in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
Sherry is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, and earned an MBA from the Ivey School of Business.
For the fourth year in a row RockStar REALTOR David Pylyp will be holding the bag to collect your money and selling tickets to this years REBarCampTO Raffle benefiting the REALTORSCare Foundation of Ontario. This year we have some great prizes to be won:
- An iPad from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
- Baseball Tickets from Sage Real Estate
- Two Business Packages from Social Solved, valued at $499.00 plus HST. each
We have sold out as or a couple of days ago, 500 tickets sold. If you still want to come make sure that you are on the wait list. To get on the wait list go to the Register Now button and follow the registration information. It will put you on the wait list and I am sure that before the date, some tickets will be released and you will be sent an email confirming it. Don’t be shy!!
March 18th and I am releasing 50 tickets!!! Sign up fast!
Debra Trappen is the owner and Chief Experience Creator at d11 consulting. The d11 mission is partnering with businesses READY to create and engage a passionate community on social media and nurture lifelong relationships, by focusing on and enhancing their CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE! In other words, where social media consulting gets REAL, focused on what matters, and comes with a side of sass! Whenever possible, Debra infuses her passion for integrating mobile and technology into the process.
Prior to launching her own venture, she attracted, trained, and motivated 1,100+ REALTORS® for one of the top 10 most productive residential real estate companies in the nation.
She is a frequent speaker and social ambassador at business conferences, including the Inman News’ Real Estate Connect, LEXI Women’s Leadership Summit, Oxygen Women’s Conference, Stefan Swanepoel’s T3 Summit, TC Leadership Conference, Social Media Week, and the Coldwell Banker Generation Blue.
Debra lives in the Seattle area with her husband, Andrew… and their feisty Miniature Pinscher pup, Niko. To learn more about her purpose, experience her essence, and connect with her on social channels, visit www.debratrappen.com.
A great friend of REALTORS in North America and one of the nicest guys you will ever meet is coming for REBarCampTO. He is known as a great innovator and at present is the Director of Digital Engagement at the Mothership (NAR) in Chicago and is a well known speaker about new technology for REALTORS. We look forward to welcoming him to REBarCampTO!!
Nobu Hata is the National Association of REALTORS®’ Director of Digital Engagement. An industry veteran since 1996, Nobu is a student of marketing, communications trends, social media, and technology in the real estate industry, having implemented and adapted new school techniques to a successful brick and mortar sales business. Nobu brings to NAR insight and context of agent, brokerage and association issues of its million members worldwide up the pipeline, and delivers value-added information down, both in-person and through the digital domain.
We have just been notified that the Toronto Real Estate Board including the TREB Commercial Division will be our lead sponsor again for REBarCampTO 2013. We will be posting new sponsors as they confirm.
Many thanks to TREB and its’ Commercial Division for being so supportive of the event and giving us the breathing room that a lot of REBarCamps do not have. Always appreciated!
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Canada and Re/Max Ultimate and Re/Max Condos plus have both agreed to be gold sponsors!! Thanks for your ongoing support!!