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The Agents and Abstracters Forum provides an unparalleled opportunity for small agents and abstracters to meet with your peers and freely exchange ideas, experience and opinions on issues that affect your business today. The agenda is developed by title agents, for title agents. The discussion flows freely since there are only agents in attendance. Come and join in the discussion of major issues of the day that affect ALTA members.  As always, spouses/guests are most welcome.

There are three opportunities for you to participate in these Forums this year.  They will be in Nashville, TN, Omaha, NE, and Madison, WI.  On the evening prior to each meeting, there will be an optional "pay for your own" group dinner onsite at the hotel. The Forum will begin on at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and the meeting will start at 9 a.m., with a working lunch, concluding at 4 p.m., so those who are traveling can get home that evening.  Each Forum will have a different speaker for the morning session, and the afternoon will be filled with a roundtable discussion on the topics of interest as selected by the attendees.  These topics have included the following recently:  competition in a small market; using social media to drive business; hiring and firing issues; the effects of cancelled orders in profits; and the CFPB’s proposed combined mortgage disclosures.  These topics change each time so those in attendance get to discuss what’s most important to them.

Business casual attire is appropriate.

Forum Schedule

March 12th – Nashville, TN
(In conjunction with ALTA’s Business Strategies Conference)

Please note that we’ve already filled our hotel block at the Omni Nashville, but ALTA has secured an overflow hotel room block at the Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown. Please call 1-800-993-4751 or click here for reservations and ask for the group code AL34 or mention the American Land Title Association. ALTA’s discounted rate is $239 per night, plus tax. Availability for this block ends February 18. Reservations made after this date will be based solely upon rate and availability.

Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown
301 3rd Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 37201
Tel: +1 615 687 9995
Rate: $239
The morning will begin with a presentation on Implementing Data Security Critical Controls, From Written Policies to On-Site Security Assessments by Christopher J. Gulotta, Esq. President & CEO, Real Estate Data Shield, Inc.  For well over 10 years Consumer Privacy and Data Protection laws & regulations have been in place. But now, regulators and lenders are looking to our industry to demonstrate actual compliance.  ALTA’s Best practice Pillar No. 3, Assessment Preparation Workbook and Certification package flesh out what’s expected of your company to meet these compliance mandates.  Learn how to start the compliance process, implement these Critical Security Controls into your company’s practices and how to use compliance, as the new marketing.

All Business Strategies attendees will receive a 50% discount on the Forum! Please make sure registration for both meetings. This meeting is ONLY open to agents.

April 7th – Omaha, NE
Hotel and speaker TBD

May 19th – Madison, WI
Hotel and speaker TBD.

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You can register by clicking here or by downloading a PDF of registration form and faxing it to ALTA at (202) 223-5843. Each primary attendee must be registered separately; one person cannot register another from the same company. Only guests can be added to a primary registrant’s registration. The Registration fee for each of the Agents and Abstracters Forums is $50 for all attendees.

  • Click here to download the registration brochure.

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Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel ALTA requires a minimum of five days business days’ notice of cancellation. Cancellation Notice should be sent via e-mail to Lauren Dollerschell at

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Forum Schedule Detail

Sunday (Tuesday March 11 for Nashville Forum)
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner at Hotel
Monday (Wednesday March 12 for Nashville Forum)

8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Welcome and Introductions
Coffee and tea service will be provided.

9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

ALTA Update
Cornelia Horner, Vice President

Federal Legislative and Regulatory Issues
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Borrower Right to Inspection Legislation
State Legislative and Regulatory Issues
Private Transfer Fee Covenants
ALTA Member Programs
LTI Training & Education

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Speaker Presentation

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Roundtable/Town Hall Discussions
Bring your questions / challenges to find out how your peers handle them in their business. (Open Forum)

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.


2:45 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Roundtable/Town Hall Discussions (cont.) - (Open Forum)

3:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wrap-Up and Discussion of Future Meetings

Note: The Sunday night dinner is optional and all expenses are paid by the participants (i.e., this is not a bill-back event).

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American Land Title Association
1828 L Street, NW, Suite 705
Washington, DC 20036-5104
P. 202.296.3671 F. 202.223.5843
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