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Appraisal Institute Seeks Speakers for 2020 Annual Conference

November 5, 2019 08:00 AM

CHICAGO (Nov. 5, 2019) – The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, is accepting proposals for presentations at its 2020 Annual Conference, Aug. 3-5, at the JW Marriott in Orlando, Florida. The deadline is 5 p.m. CST Nov. 25.

Attendees of previous AI Annual Conferences said they were particularly interested in these topics:

  • Client and user needs;
  • Best practices for business;
  • Appraisal data and technology issues;
  • Sustainability in real estate;
  • Residential practices and issues;
  • Market analysis;
  • International valuation;
  • Property rights issues;
  • Litigation support;
  • Supervisor/trainee education; and
  • Valuation of cannabis operations and dispensaries.

“The Appraisal Institute looks forward to offering timely and informative sessions at its 2020 Annual Conference, and we’re excited to receive cutting-edge presentation proposals,” said Appraisal Institute President Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS. “For the first time, Annual Conference education sessions will be approved for continuing education credit in all 50 states.”

Learn more about submitting a proposal.

Attendees of the 2020 Appraisal Institute Annual Conference, with its theme of “Rising to the Challenge,” will experience informative speakers, first-rate educational sessions, exhibits of the latest valuation products and services, opportunities to connect with colleagues from the U.S. and abroad, an awards ceremony, off-site events and other chances to explore Orlando. Known as the Theme Park Capital of the World, Orlando offers more than 5,000 restaurants and over 150 golf courses. The Orlando International Airport is about a 20-minute drive to the heart of the tourism district, and was ranked best in its class by J.D. Power & Associates two years in a row. Beyond theme parks, Orlando also features a wide variety of outdoor attractions, nightlife, arts and culture and shopping.

Learn more about the Appraisal Institute Annual Conference, and get the latest updates on Twitter via #AIConf20.

The Appraisal Institute has hosted the AI Annual Conference in Las Vegas; San Diego; Indianapolis; Austin, Texas; Dallas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee and Denver each year drawing about 500 attendees, approximately three dozen sponsors and exhibitors, and featuring accomplished speakers addressing the timeliest issues in real estate valuation.


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The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 18,000 professionals in almost 50 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide. Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations. Learn more at




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