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August 12, 2010

ALTA is proud to announce that Richard Bitner, author of "Confessions of a Sub-Prime Lender: Tales of Greed, Fraud, & Ignorance, and Tucker Carlson, Fox News senior political analyst, have been added to the impressive lineup of general session speakers scheduled for the 2010 ALTA Annual Convention, which is being held Oct. 13-16 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Don't let your competition get a leg up on you. Register by Sept. 17 and save $200. Richard Bitner

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon • October 16, 2010

Richard Bitner, a 14-year lending industry veteran, will share his insider knowledge of how the lending and housing markets work and what cues will signal the next change in your local market. If you are aching to find the bottom of this housing market, you will want to attend this presentation to get expert insights on

  • The short- and long-term impact of federal, state, and local policy decisions;
  • Keys for recognizing when the bottom of your local market is in sight;
  • The next wave of factors to impact the mortgage industry and housing markets.
  • "Richard Bitner provided our members with a down-to-earth and engaging look at the real estate crisis,” said Pam Croke, executive director of the Pennsylvania Land Title Association, describing Bitner's presentation during PLTA's Annual Convention earlier this year. “ He de-mystified the morass of events that led to the crisis and gave tremendous insight into what it will take to see an end to it. The audience appreciated his easy and approachable manner and all walked away with a far greater understanding of the economic events that are shaping our future."

    Tucker Carlson

    9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. • October 15, 2010

    2010 will remembered as a year of major overhaul to the United States' health care and financial industries. But what impact will these changes have on the future of our country and the upcoming election? Tucker Carlson will offer his unfiltered view of the Obama Administration and Capitol Hill. As a magazine and newspaper journalist, Carlson has reported from around the world, most recently from Iraq and Lebanon. He has been a columnist for New York and Reader's Digest. He currently writes for Esquire, The Weekly Standard, The New Republic and The New York Times Magazine and The Daily Beast, and recently launched a political news web site titled The Daily Caller.

    As a reminder, ALTA once again has assembled top executives from the nation's major underwriters to continue the conversation about the future of the title industry. Don't miss leaders from First American, Fidelity, Stewart and Old Republic offer their expertise in the industry.



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