Cocktails With Champions

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.   Silent and Live Auction  La Valencia Room, The Scottsdale Plaza Resort

Join us for a pre-event reception on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, for the WCR Cocktails with Champions.  This annual event will have a patriotic theme and will feature an appearance by Uncle Sam and his wife.  We encourage all attendees to wear your red, white, and blue for this silent and live auction.  If you are interested, please register using this link: Please note clicking this link will take you to the registration site for Cocktails With Champions and does not register you for the Caucus and or Summit. 


Caucus Schedule

Wednesday August 31, 2022

7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Caucus and Summit Check-In and Badge Pick-Up

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Caucus Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Caucus Welcome and Legislative Update

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. 2022 Election: Separating Policy from Politics

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Regional Caucus Sessions

12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Caucus Awards and Lunch

Preliminary Summit Schedule

subject to change

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

2:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Concurrent CE Classes

  • Contracts: What You Wrote vs. What You Meant   Speakers: Rick Mack and Christin Dockery (pending contract credit)
  • The Neighborly Way   Speaker: Theresa Barnabei  (Commissioners Rules and COE Credit) 
  • Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing   Speakers: Robert Morris and Laura Kovacs  (Fair Housing Credit)

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Summit Welcome Party (additional fee may apply)

Thursday, September 1, 2022

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Summit Check-In and Badge Pick Up

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Morning Coffee 

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Summit Opening Keynote with Simon T. Bailey

9:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Summit General Session

  • The Great Rise and Its Impact  Speaker: Elliot Eisenberg, The Bowtie Economist
  • Housing Update with Representatives Chavez and Kaiser, Moderated by Matt Contorelli, Government Affairs Director
  • Arizona's Real Estate Industry: Present and Future  Speakers: Scott Drucker, CEO, Gary Nelson, 2022 President, Eric Gibbs, 2023 President, and ADRE Commissioner Louis Dettorre

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Vendor Break

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Summit Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Broker Track: Top Complaints in Today's Market   Speakers: Melinda Eslinger and Nikki Salgat
  • Managing Risk Track: Transactions Then & Now   Speakers: Rick Mack and Laurie McDonnell
  • Technology Track: Social Media Secrets for A Successful Small Business    Speaker: Karen Liz Albert 
  • Transactions in Today's Market Track:  Surviving a Shifting Market   Speaker: Shay Hata

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Broker Track:  Talent Attraction in Action  Speaker: Pam Ermen
  • Managing Risk Track: Is Your Commission at Risk?  Know Your Value  Speaker: Paula Monthofer
  • Technology Track: The Anatomy of the Cryptocurrency Transaction  Speaker: Sarah Richardson
  • Transactions in Today's Market Track: Appraisals - What You Need to Know About Data Based Appraisals    Speaker: Robert Oglesby
  • MLS Update  Speaker: Kim Everett and Sean Murphy

2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. Summit Afternoon Break

3:05 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.  Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Broker Track: Build A Better Agent in 30 Minutes or Less   Speaker: Pam Ermen
  • Managing Risk Track: Waivers - What Are You Risking?  Speakers: Brian White and Nikki Salgat
  • Technology Track:  Preventing Cyber  Attacks  Speaker:  Burnett Sheppard
  • Transactions in Today's Market Track: Sign Before Showing?  Speakers: Mandy Neat and Susan Nicolson

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Summit Closing Keynote Speaker: Patrice Washington