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    Leadership Development and Advisory Council (LDAC)

    Fostering Creative Talent in the Real Estate Appraisal Profession

    The 2024 Leadership Development and Advisory Council (LDAC) conference will be held May 15-17 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, D.C.


    The Leadership Development and Advisory Council (LDAC) is a group of dedicated appraisers who come together once a year in Washington, D.C., to formulate solutions to challenges faced by the appraisal profession.

    LDAC fosters creative thought from talented real estate appraisal professionals and generates future leaders of the Appraisal Institute. LDAC also establishes an appraiser presence in Congress demonstrating that the Appraisal Institute recognizes the importance of active involvement in the political process.

    LDAC has served as a source of leadership and as an inspiration for new programming ideas for the Appraisal Institute since 1969. Through a series of roundtable discussions, LDAC provides a forum where ideas and opinions on targeted topics of concern to the appraisal profession are exchanged.

    Why Attend?

    • LDAC is your springboard for future leadership within the Appraisal Institute.
    • Make a difference in the Appraisal Institute by formulating solutions to obstacles and challenges faced by the appraisal profession.
    • Have your voice heard by the nation’s lawmakers.
    • Up to 45 Points of Appraisal Institute continuing education (CE) credit may be earned for participating in LDAC. Please refer to Regulation No. 10: Continuing Education for more details. (CE will be granted at the end of the conference, after full participation is documented.)

    How to Participate

    Registration for LDAC 2024 has closed. Question? Email Scott Brody at

    Up to 125 individuals participate annually in LDAC. Participants must be a Designated Member, Candidate or Practicing Affiliate in good standing with the Appraisal Institute.

    LDAC Sponsors


    The Appraisal Institute Education and Relief Foundation (AIERF) was born out of the 2018 union of the AI Education Trust and AI Relief Foundation in order to most effectively and efficiently serve real estate appraisal professionals now and into the future.

    AI PAC

    Taking the lead to advance valuation issues through contributions to the federal electoral process. Appraisal Institute PAC (AI PAC) provides a means for Designated Members and Candidates for Designation to participate in the political process on a national level. AI PAC supports candidates who are committed to the principles that drive the appraisal profession.


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