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Sunday, July 15, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Welcome Dinner
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM MLTA PAC EVENT TBD
Monday, July 16, 2018
7:30 AM -8:45 AM MLTA KEGS Breakfast (former MLTA Presidents)
7:45 AM – 8:45 AM MLTA Committee Breakfast (open to all registrants)
8:45 AM – 11:30 AM Opening Business Session & Exhibits
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM MLTA ELECTION OF OFFICERS
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM “Brown Sugar: Deriving Satisfaction through Data Analysis” – Anirban Basu, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Sage Policy Group, Inc.
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Break with Exhibitors
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM “Blockchain and Bit Coin” – Larry Ivens Ed.D.
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM “ALTA National Update” – William Burding Jr., Chair, A&A Section ALTA
11:30 am MLTA Luncheon To Go – Box lunches will be available to take to your next adventure
11:30 PM – MLTA PAC EVENT – Scavenger Hunt
11:30 am – 6:00 pm – FREE TIME
6:00 PM MLTA Young Title Professionals Reception
6:30 PM President’s Reception
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM MLTA 2018 Annual Dinner, Officer Installation & Awards
9:00 PM – MLTA Room Crawl
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
POLITICAL LANDSCAPE TUESDAY
8:15 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Legislative Update – Cami Pendell, MLC
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM “The Run-up to the November Election: Who’s on First?” – Tim Skubick
10:15 AM – 10:20 AM Convention Wrap Up – Adjourn
Click here for Mission Point Resort reservations – please note our room block will close June 12th.
William Burding Jr. NTP is executive vice president and general counsel for Orange Coast Title Company and its Family of Companies. In addition to his legal responsibilities, he is a member of the company’s Executive Committee and oversees its Nevada operations, which are among the state’s largest providers of title related services. Prior to joining Orange Coast Title in 1998, William was the chief operating officer and general counsel for a Colorado-based title company specializing in large multistate commercial transactions.
Dr. Larry J. Ivens is a Michigan native and has been involved in technology for his entire working career. He has been a Technology Educator for Vocational Education, a grant writer, systems programmer, a law enforcement consultant, and an infrastructure builder. For the last 25 years Larry has been the Director of Newaygo County Advanced Technology service (NCATS). Larry was the first to bring the Internet into the County of Newaygo. Throughout this time, NCATS continues to support the Schools, businesses, agencies, units of government, and the students and parents of the 1000 Sq. mile service area of Newaygo County.
Larry has an earned BS, MS, and Ed.D. from Western Michigan University and recently retired from the Newaygo County Regional Service Agency after 45 years of service, and is principal of his own consulting firm, specializing in technology training, assessment, and application support.
Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Pennsylvania and Cambodia. The firm provides strategic analytical services to energy suppliers, law firms, medical systems, government agencies, and real estate developers among others.
One of MLTA’s favorites – Senior Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick is now in his 49th year of covering Michigan government and politics making him the longest serving political reporter in state history. Tim anchors the Michigan Public TV series Off the Record and covers the state capitol for WJBK-TV and WWJ NewsRadio 950 in Detroit and WLNS-TV in Lansing. He’s authored two books on Michigan Politics, is a member of the Journalism and Broadcast Halls of Fame and has been awarded five Emmys for his broadcast journalism work. He holds the BA and MA degrees from Michigan State University
MLTA-PAC will be holding a Scavenger Hunt on Mackinac Island. With the assistance of the host hotel, Mission Point Resort, we will have teams competing in a bicycle scavenger hunt around the Island on Monday afternoon. Each team will be seeking donations to the MLTA-PAC leading up to the Convention. The team that raises the most funds will receive a time advantage going into the competition. The teams will be posting pictures to the MLTA App during the hunt so make sure you have it downloaded to your mobile device so you can follow along with all the action. Supporting your favorite team in the Scavenger Hunt through a donation to the MLTA-PAC would be an excellent way to help them out and support the legislative initiatives of the MLTA.
Vote for your favorite team (s) – use the donation buttons located below to make a contribution and push your team to the top!
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Cami Pendell, Michigan Legislative Consultants This year, MLTA held its Capitol Day on May 2nd and we had fantastic participation by association members. Because members took time out of their busy schedules to meet face-to-face with policy makers, that helped us to educate legislators and staff on issues important to the title industry. Our advocacy […]
MLTA has opened registration for the 2018 MLTA Convention. This year’s event will be held at Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island on July 15-17. We are excited about our lineup of speakers and events. Here are a few highlights: • Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy […]
By Brian Roberts, ATA National Title Group The MLTA Technology Committee was formed back in 2016 by the MLTA Board as an Ad Hoc committee. At that time, the board felt the need to have a group helping our association with the ever growing demands of technology in our industry. When the board started, one […]