First and Foremost…HAPPY BIRTHDAY RHONDA PORTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Pacific Northwest Housing Summit will be held this Thursday, March 18th at the Seattle Center. The details of who will be speaking at that event are in the link, and Rhonda promised to stop by in the comments to describe it a bit further. The Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals is largely responsible for that event, along with several other sponsors, and there is a cost of entry. I think the cost is
$80 or so $69 if you pay at the door. I’m pretty sure both Rhonda Porter and Jillayne Schlicke will be at the event.
On Friday, March 19th there is a free event that I believe is open to just about anyone, called REbarcampSEA. There is never an agenda for a barcamp, as it is an “un-conference” and the sessions are determined by those who come to the event.
When you arrive at REbarcampSea you are usually asked if there is a topic you would like to talk about, or have others talk about, sometime during the day. The times and sessions are then written on a board as people request the topic and others agree to speak on the topic. I recall seeing The Tim from Seattle Bubble there last year, so I’m 99% sure anyone can attend, though the room will largely be filled with 400 or so agents, lenders and real estate vendors.
Technically there is no subject that is taboo at the event, so a group of consumers could come and ask for a session on most any topic. Largely the event deals with Social Media and Blogging sessions, so if consumers would like to see blogs or social media handled differently than they are in the Seattle Area, they can come and discuss their list of “wants” in that regard. It would be nice if a large group of consumers came, so that the real estate industry could better serve their needs. So come out, bring a friend or two, and make your wishes known.
Hope to see you there!