The Association for Title Information Management is a non-profit, unincorporated organization which exists solely to sponsor an annual conference to discuss land title plants and the role they play or will play in the real estate transaction. ATIM's unique format presents all sessions in the same room so that all participants have the same experience and the same opportunity to engage in an exchange of information and ideas. Visit www.atim.org for more information.
The Mortgage Bankers Association hosts an annual technology conference in the Spring, attended by mortgage bankers and mortgage industry technologists. The educational sessions and exhibit show are of interest to ALTA®, and several ALTA® underwriter and vendor members have booths. Visit www.mbaa.org for more information.
The Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization's mission is to develop, promote, and maintain voluntary electronic commerce standards for the mortgage industry. Established in 1999 by the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, MISMO encourages participation from all sectors of the industry. Trimester MISMO Workgroup meetings are held in January, May, and September each year for development, maintenance, and improvement of electronic data standards. Visit www.mismo.org to learn more, sign up for free workgroup listservs, review the current standard, and become a member.
The National Association of Home Builders hosts the International Builders Show and tecHOMExpo annually in January. For more information, visit www.nahb.org.
The National Association of Realtors hosts the Realtor's Conference and Expo in the Fall and the MidYear Trade Expo in the Spring. For more information, visit www.realtor.org.
The Property Records Industry Association (formerly PRIJTF, The Property Records Industry Joint Task Force) is a group of technology-savvy and forward-thinking county recorders which meets several times each year to work on nationwide recording standards. ALTA® is a member of PRIA.
Projects are under way to establish both paper and electronic standards for recording documents with the counties. The XML Workgroup of PRIA coordinates with MISMO on electronic data standards issues to ensure a smooth flow of electronic data throughout the real property transaction. For more information about PRIA, visit www.pria.us.