Set Sales to New Destinations at AACAR's Convention & Tradeshow at LIVE! Casino and Hotel on April 11, 2023!

The 2023 AACAR Convention & Tradeshow at LIVE! Casino and Hotel on April 11th was a resounding success with a record number of attendees! This year’s theme was Set Sales to New Destinations and brought together professionals from across the real estate industry. The day included up to 6 hours of continuing education, networking, lunch, happy hour, giveaways, and much more!

AACAR was proud to offer new classes like Disability & The Law, Economic Development featuring the County Executive, and an Alternative Finance Panel. Educational sessions throughout the day were taught by incredible instructors eager to share their expertise.

“I love being able to get 6 CE credits every year. It keeps me on track for my 15 CE’s,” one attendee shared. Another shared that the sessions were “incredibly informative” and mentioned that the County Executive’s economic forecast.

Tradeshow booths featured items such as handmade games, pool floaties, and more! Tommy Gatz Entertainment provided “great music” throughout the day.

One of the highlights of the event was the incredible giveaways that added an extra element of fun and excitement for attendees. Giveaways included an iPad, Yeti cooler, wine, and phenomenal gift cards! Many attendees also downloaded the new AACAR app in hopes of winning a 7-night getaway!

From informative sessions to engaging networking opportunities, the 2023 AACAR Convention & Tradeshow was a memorable event that left attendees feeling informed and motivated.

Morning Classes

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Understanding Houses & Home Inspections (F) | Bobby Davidson | 1.5 hours of CE
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Code of Ethics (D) | Kathleen Dartez | 3 hours of CE
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM: Stage or Not to Stage, That is the Question in 2023 (No CE) | Andrea Moragues & Sonia Alignani
8:15 AM – 11:15 AM: Legislative Update (A) | Mark Feinroth | 3 hours of CE
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM: Winning Strategies for Buyers (F) | Mike Bass | 1.5 hours of CE
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM: MREC Supervision (I) | David Norkus | 3 hours of CE
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Fair Housing (C) | Christy Martin | 1.5 hours of CE
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Bright MLS (No CE) | Donna Roberts
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM: Real Estate Agent Safety (F) | Rick Deckert | 1.5 hours of CE

Afternoon Classes

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Alternative Financing Panel (No CE) | Moderator: Greg Fisk
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Code of Ethics (D) | Christy Martin | 3 hours of CE
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Disability & The Law (C) | Glendora Hughes | 3 hours of CE
1:15 PM – 2:45 PM: Economic Development (A) | Steuart Pittman, Ed Brady, Eric DeVito | 1.5 hours of CE
1:15 PM – 2:45 PM: Buying and Selling Properties with Solar Systems (F) | Augie Conti | 1.5 hours of CE
1:15 PM – 4:15 PM: Brokerage Relationships & Disclosures (H) | Mark Feinroth | 3 hours of CE
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Capacity & Authority Do You Have It? (F) | Brad Walsh | 1.5 hours of CE
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Fair Housing (C) | Kathleen Dartez | 1.5 hours of CE

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Basics of Property Management (F) | Mary Groven | 1.5 hours of CE

(A) Legislative Topic

(C) Fair Housing Topic

(D) Ethics/Professional Standards

(F) Professional Enhancements/Electives

(H) Brokerage Relationships and Disclosure/MREC Agency/Residential/Commercial

(I) MREC Supervision Broker, Branch Office Manager, Team Lead

Must have: 15 CE hours for renewal.

Booth Decorating Contest

We are asking exhibitors to participate in a booth decorating contest. We encourage participants to play into the “Set Sales to New Destinations” theme (think nautical) and draw attendees to your booth! The winner will receive a free standard booth at the 2024 Convention & Tradeshow.

Questions? Reach out at or 410-544-4554.

Vendor Load-In Information

Load-in times are scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM. We have a full tradeshow and will have volunteers helping to make the unloading process as expedient as possible.

Please find the Hall loadin directions here. The ramp is a dead end. You can pull forward, or back up, but please leave room for other cars to get out. We are scheduling multiple booths at a time so please be sure to check for your loadin time below. Place your gear inside the event space and move your car to the parking areas. If you are using the ramp, do not set up your booth before moving your car after unloading your vehicle. Remember to bring a hand truck if you have heavier materials. If you plan to park in the garage, please be sure to take the elevator to the Event Center.

Set up must be completed by the time the Tradeshow opens at 11:00am.

Unloading Times:

9:00 am – 9:15 am: Booths #55-60

9:15 am – 9:25 am: Booths #51-55 

9:25 am – 9:35 am: Booths #43-50

9:40 am – 9:50 am: Booths #35-42

9:50 am – 10:00 am: Booths #26-34

10:00 am – 10:10 am: Booths #18-25

10:10 am – 10:20 am: Booths #10-17

10:20 am – 10:30 am: Booths #1-9

Once you unload your vehicle, you will have until 11 AM to finish setting up and decorating your booth.  If you anticipate needing more time to unload your car, please reach out to coordinate an earlier setup time. You can set up as early as 8:00 am but would have to arrive BEFORE the first official loadin time at 9:00 am.

When you arrive at your booth, you will find a Vendor packet on the table. This packet will have your name badges, lunch and happy hour tickets (including any extras you may have purchased), and a copy of our Convention program which includes a map of the venue space and a copy of the class schedule.

Breakdown of exhibits will begin at 6:00 pm. As a reminder, early removal will not be permitted.

The Convention Committee will be on the floor with bright ribbons. AACAR staff will also be available and wearing blue shirts with the AACAR logo on the front and “STAFF” on the back. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

Attendee Parking Information

Parking Instructions Guide 2023

If you plan to park in the garage, please be sure to take the elevator to the Event Center (see photos below).

Thank you to our major sponsors!