Appraisal Institute Opens Registration for 2021 Annual Conference

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CHICAGO (April 22, 2021) – RealEstateRama – The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today announced it has opened registration for its 2021 Annual Conference, Aug. 9-10, in Orlando, Florida.

“This year’s event will offer a chance to connect and reconnect, to learn and grow, to share solutions to common challenges and celebrate collective successes,” said Appraisal Institute President Rodman Schley, MAI, SRA. “We look forward to safely welcoming you to Orlando this summer.”

The event is expected to feature hundreds of real estate professionals from across the U.S. and around the world, dozens of experienced presenters, first-rate educational sessions (offering state and Appraisal Institute continuing education credit), exhibits of cutting-edge valuation products and services, an awards program, networking with colleagues and opportunities for exploring Orlando.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Scott Halford, an internationally renowned keynote speaker and best-selling author. A champion and student of neuroscience, Halford weaves psychology, brain-based behavioral science, emotional intelligence and critical thinking into actionable insights for career development and personal growth. As the author of “Activate Your Brain”, Halford shows audiences how understanding their brain can improve their work — and their life. People want to sell more, produce more, be more efficient, stay engaged, innovate and be happy. Halford shows them that this all begins with the brain. In 2014, Scott was inducted into the National Speakers Speaker Hall of Fame. He also holds the world’s highest earned speaking designation, the CSP – Certified Speaking Professional. He has been the “Brainy Business” columnist for and a blogger for Huffington post.

The 2021 Appraisal Institute Annual Conference will take place at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, which is located on a 500-acre property, 10 miles from the Orlando International Airport, and features an outdoor pool complex, including a lazy river, and an 18-hole golf course designed by PGA great Greg Norman. The Annual Conference, and hotel, will observe COVID-19-related protocols. Should the pandemic restrict an in-person gathering, the conference will be canceled.

The Appraisal Institute has hosted the AI Annual Conference in its current form since 2011 (except for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic). It has held the event in locations such as Las Vegas; San Diego; Indianapolis; Austin, Texas; Dallas; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Nashville, Tennessee, annually drawing about 500 attendees, nearly three dozen sponsors and exhibitors, and featuring renowned speakers discussing the most critical issues in real estate valuation.

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The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 17,000 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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