Event Detail

MLTA 2022 Convention, "Dive In"

Hosted by CloseSimple

Friday & Saturday, August 5th and 6th
Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake
11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd, MN 56401


Member Rate: $289 or Non-Member Rate: $329

Optional Friday Afternoon Activities:

Golf Outing: $100/person or Boat Cruise on Gull Lake: $75/person

Resort Reservations:

Reservations must be made by June 23rd. After this date room availability is not guaranteed. Call (866) 988-0562 or book your room here.

MLTA "Dive In" Convention Agenda:

Thursday, August 4th:

3:00-4:00 pm - MLTA Board Meeting (Board Members Only) 

Friday, August 5th:

7:30-8:30 am - Registration and Hot Breakfast Buffet

8:00-12:30 pm - Exhibitors Open

8:30-10:45 am - MLTA Business Meeting (All Attendees)

10:45-11:00 am - Dive In Break and Visit Exhibitors

11:00-11:30 am - Opening Session: "The State of Real Estate, Part 1" with Geoff Bray, Co-Broker Engel & Völkers Minneapolis

11:30 am-12:30 pm - Convention Keynote: "Adopt and Thrive" with Ryan Estis

12:30-1:00 pm - Boxed Lunches

1:00-6:00 pm - Free Time at Craguns

  • 1:00-7:00 pm Optional Golf Outing (**Registration is FULL**) at Cragun's Legacy's Course
  • 1:30-4:00 pm Optional Boat Cruise ($75) on Gull Lake

7:00-10:00 pm - North Beach BBQ Dinner at the Lake

Saturday, August 6th:

8:00-9:00am - Registration and Hot Breakfast Buffet

8:00 am-3:30 pm - Exhibitors Open

9:00-10:00 am - Deep Dive SESSION 1: "Leadership Lessons from the Whale Tank" with Joe Pagan, Regional VP Operations, Inspired Title (FL)

10:00-10:30 am - "The Economist Outlook" with David Arbit, Minneapolis Area Realtors Director of Research & Economics 

10:30-11:00 am - Dive In Coffee Break, Snacks and Visit Exhibitors

11:00 am-12:00 pm - Deep Dive SESSION 2: Operations & Scale Panel

  • Ben White, Division Manager, Mother Lode Holding Company (CA)
  • Amy Schulze, Systems Director Northwest Title (OH) 
  • Moderated by Paul Stine (MLTA Member and CEO CloseSimple)

12:00-1:00 pm - Lunch Buffet and POPS Lunch

1:00-1:05 pm - MLTA Nominating Committee Report

1:05-1:20 pm - "The State of Real Estate, Part 2" with Geoff Bray, Co-Broker Engel & Völkers Minneapolis

1:20-2:20 pm - Deep Dive SESSION 3: "ALTA Going FORWARD" Fireside Conversation

  • Tara Smith, ALTA Board Representative (Stewart Title, TX) 
  • Dan Wold, ALTA President (Old Republic, MN)
  • Moderated by Richard Welshons, MLTA Board Member (DCA Title, MN)

2:20-2:30 pm - Election of Officers

2:30-3:00 pm - Break, Snacks and Visit Exhibitors

3:00-3:15 pm - Exhibitors' Showcase & Drawing

3:15-4:15 pm - Deep Dive SESSION 4: Sales and Growth Panel

  • Becca Strang, First Integrity Title (CO) 
  • Bradley Erb, Bowe Digital (IN)
  • Moderated by Bill Svoboda (MLTA Member and CloseSimple Co-Founder)

5:00-6:00 pm - Richard's "Dive Bar" Social Hour and Group Photo

6:00-8:00 pm - Dinner, Installation of Officers, Awards

8:00-10:00 pm - BAND: Sweet Siren

Additional Information: Video and photos will be taken throughout the event which may be used in MLTA promotional materials. By virtue of your attendence, you agree to MLTA's use of in said promotional materials. 

MLTA 2022 Convention Sponsors and Exhibitors

Sponsorship: MLTA offers four Convention non-exclusive sponsorship levels. Click here to download an order form.

Platinum $3,000
Gold $2,000
Silver $1,000
Bronze $500

Exhibitors: Click here to download an order form. $700 includes: 

  • (1) table and chair.
  • (1) registration to the convention program; optional events must be purchased separately. Additional registrants must register at the full convention rate at www.mlta.org.
  • Listing in the on-site program.
  • Logo posted on the MLTA website and at the convention.
  • Time for a company introduction during the business meeting.