Week 1

That's Who We R Week

September 21 - September 25

In the first week of the virtual convention, each of NVAR’s 30+ volunteer groups will host a variety of unique sessions. Just as NVAR is an association made by members, for members – these topics are curated by member volunteers with you specifically in mind.


Ryan Oakes + Doug McKenzie

Kick-Off Pre-Event

Digital Deception: AlakaZOOM Magic Show

Monday, September 21 | 5:00 p.m.

Video conference + a little magic = Alakazoom!  “Alakazoom” is the virtual version of Digital Deception, a tech-savvy, two-man magic and mentalism act.  Magicians Doug McKenzie and Ryan Oakes have built an entire repertoire of magic and illusions that can engage your participants right through their own phone or computer!

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Opening Keynote:

Dominique Dawes

Olympic Gold Medalist, three-time Olympian, entrepreneur, brand ambassador and motivational speaker

Tuesday, September 22 | 10:00 a.m.

Dominique Dawes is an Olympic Gold Medalist, three-time Olympian, entrepreneur, brand ambassador and motivational speaker. She is the only American gymnast to medal at three different Olympic Games in the team competition and the first African-American gymnast to win an individual Olympic medal. Dominique paved the way for other young African-American gymnasts to strive for Olympic glory, including the last two reigning Olympic All-Around Gold Medalist Simone Biles (2016) and Gabrielle Douglas (2012). At the 1996 Atlanta Games, Dominique became the first female African-American gymnast to win an individual medal, capturing bronze with her floor exercise performance, helping solidify her place in the USOC Hall of Fame. Today, Dominique is a highly requested keynote speaker who delivers powerful and inspiring messages on leadership, personal drive, building your foundation for success and living a healthy lifestyle.



Virtual VIP Coffee

with Gerry Connolly


If you are in this group, you will receive an email with details.

Wednesday, September 23 | 8:30 a.m.

Congressman Gerry Connolly will join us for a short conversation ahead of the first-ever Virtual Politics & Pancakes. Connolly wil give brief remarks and then answer your questions if time remains.


Politics & Pancakes

Featuring David Wasserman

U.S. House Editor and Senior Election Analyst for the non-partisan Cook Political Report

Wednesday, September 23 | 9:00 a.m.

Get a virtual front row seat to one of NVAR's most popular events and hear in-depth political analysis of the 2020 elections at the Politics and Pancakes Breakfast.  

This year we are pleased to welcome as our guest speaker David Wasserman, the U.S. House Editor and Senior Election Analyst for the non-partisan Cook Political Report.  The LA Times has called Wasserman “whip smart” and a “scrupulously nonpartisan” analyst. In Fall 2016, David drew praise for his accurate pre-election analysis, including his piece, “How Trump could win the White House while losing the popular vote,” written two months before election day. David served as an analyst for the NBC News Election Night Coverage for the last four major elections and has appeared on NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, Fox News, CNN, C-Span, and NPR. 

Even though we won’t be in-person, you won't want to miss this event!


Jessica Van Dop DeJesus

International Cooking Demo:

Welcome to the World: Cooking Demo with The Dining Traveler

Thursday, September 24 | 4:00 p.m.

Join Jessica van Dop DeJesus for a light-hearted, interactive Cooking Demo where she’ll share cultural, global, and international recipes with flair while making it easy enough for everyone watching to follow along.

Week 2

Industry Experts Week

September 28 - October 2

Real estate is all about the connections we make – with our clients, our communities and our service provider partners. Hear from industry experts in a series of educational sessions related to topics such as lending, marketing, home inspections and other business- and client-centered themes.

Up the Blue Stairs

Steve Murray

Opening Keynote:

Steve Murray, President of Real Trends

Tuesday, September 29 | 10:00 a.m.

CEO to CEO Series: Join well-known real estate industry consultant, author, and thought leader Steve Murray, President of REAL Trends, and NVAR CEO Ryan McLaughlin as they discuss the state of the real estate market, how the pandemic has impacted brokerages, REAL Trends latest industry research findings, and how agents can position themselves to succeed in this new environment.


Chris Bent

The Power of Affiliation:
Virtual Coloring Book

Tuesday, September 29 | 5:00 p.m.

Meet Piccles — your very own Virtual Coloring Book using drawings to connect with others right from your tablet or smartphone.  Piccles (a combination of pictures and pixels) allows attendees to answer questions from the facilitator by quickly drawing images that can be viewed and shared with other event-goers in real time for maximum audience engagement.


Sherry Chris

Keynote Speaker:

Sherry Chris, President and CEO of 
Realogy Expansion Brands

Thursday, October 1 | 10:00 a.m.

Sherry Chris currently serves as president and CEO of the Realogy Expansion Brands portfolio, which include Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate and ERA®, focusing her efforts on guiding the strategic growth of the brands within the division. Sherry most recently served as president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. Under her leadership, the brand grew significantly across more than 40 states and 6 countries, and established a unique position as real estate’s lifestyle brand. 


Epic App Battle

Thursday, October 1 | 1:00 p.m.

Apple VS Android – get ready for the ultimate tech showdown! The NVAR Technology Advisory Group has taken sides and you get to watch the debate go down. Learn from our tech pros as they discuss the pros and cons to each platform, which is preferred for industry needs and why. Join the discussion in the Q&A!


Partners Make Us Stronger

"Game Show Extravaganza"

Thursday, October 1 | 4:00 p.m.

Get ready to let loose and have some fun in the Virtual Game Show Extravaganza. You and your teams’ wits will be tested as you play some Family Feud, identify movies in a fun take of Name That Tune, and truly test your knowledge on Pub Style Trivia. Either way you’re sure to have a great time!

Justin Earp

Top Producer's Club Exclusive:
Leveraging Realtor® Expertise Through Forecast and Sentiment Data

Thursday, October 1 | 10:00 a.m.

Hear about the outcome of NVAR's 2020 Forecast Revision Survey and learn about plans for a new Realtor Sentiment Survey that will be used to reinforce members' regional market expertise.

Dr. Terry Clower

Week 3

Virtual Convention Week

October 5 - October 9

Take a pause in your everyday life to reimagine your business, make new connections and be inspired. Week three represents a new spin on NVAR’s traditional Convention with virtual keynote speakers and more.

House with a Backyard

Rhiannon Kruse & Jeff Coleron

Kick-Off Pre-Event:
99th Theme Party "Dueling Pianos"

Monday, October 5 | 5:00 p.m.

The Jeff and Rhiannon Dueling Piano Show is a high-energy, interactive dueling piano show like you've never seen before!   We are two pianos, two voices, one unforgettable experience.

Nick Krautter

Top Producer's Club Exclusive:

The Golden Handoff – How to Buy and Sell a Real Estate Agent's Business

Tuesday, October  | 1:00 p.m.

The Golden Handoff is the process of finding a great Adopting Agent who will take over the task of taking care of your clients and make sure you get the most benefit from all the work you’ve put into your business. For the Adopting Agents, the Golden Handoff is the easiest way to exponentially grow your business by referral when you take over entire client databases from retiring agents. The Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness is a resource designed exclusively to meet the specific financial planning needs of REALTORS®. This comprehensive program includes education materials and resources for wealth building, business planning, and investing in real estate. You can find additional financial resources by visiting financialwellnees.realtor. No matter where you are in your career stage, we have something for you.

Bob Goldberg

CEO to CEO Series:
Bob Goldberg, CEO of NAR

Wednesday, October 7 | 10:00 a.m.

CEO to CEO Series: Join NAR CEO Bob Goldberg and NVAR CEO Ryan McLaughlin as they discuss the Association’s response to the pandemic and give their insights on what the future holds for the industry and Realtor membership.

David Doctorow

CEO to CEO Series:
David Doctorow, CEO of Realtor.com

Wednesday, October 7 | 3:00 p.m.

Join Realtor.com CEO David Doctorow and NVAR CEO Ryan McLaughlin as they discuss the state of the real estate industry, how technology is driving change in consumer behaviors and expectations, and ways Realtor.com is partnering with the industry.

Jeff Civillico

Closing Event: 2021 Centennial 100 Annual Convention Preview

Wednesday, October 7 | 10:00 a.m.

A blend of physical comedy, action-packed stunts, and world class juggling/balancing with friendly audience interaction and an insane amount of energy - Jeff Civillico has developed his own unique brand of entertainment!  His highly interactive routines provide the perfect backdrop for his presence and spontaneity, allowing him to really “work the Zoom call” and connect with his audience.