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West Des Moines Marriott Hotel
1250 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266
A room block has been reserved at the Marriott Hotel.
Reserve your room with the hotel directly using this link.
Room Rate: $134.00 | Room block cut-off date is 9/24/23.
Monday, Oct. 16
5:00 p.m. Opening Reception
SmashPark, West Des Moines
Join your mortgage peers at this opening reception just minutes from the hotel. We’ll gather at SmashPark for appetizers, beverages, games, and networking. The reception is included in the conference registration. Don’t miss this fun, new opening for the IMA Fall Conference!
Tuesday, Oct. 17
8:30 a.m. Registration
Exhibit Hall Opens & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Focus on the 5th Question
What reasons do you use for not attending an upcoming networking event? “I’m too shy”, or “It feels awkward’, or “I’m afraid I’ll say something stupid.” If these sound familiar, you’re not alone. These are just three of the reasons business professionals from all industries use to avoid attending networking events in their company, industry or professional associations. And yet, 85% of business leaders agree that networking is essential to your personal and professional success. What if we could overcome these and other networking obstacles so we could focus on having conversations that lead to meaningful connections? Set yourself up for networking success, learn helpful hacks to cultivate conversations and move past the boring small talk. After attending this session, you won’t just survive your next networking event – you’ll thrive.
10:15 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
10:45 a.m. Iowa Finance Authority Update
As a mortgage loan officer, your goal is to help your clients make homeownership possible. There are numerous programs that help buyers make a home purchase a reality. Knowledge of these programs is key to help home buyers and add to your value as a lender. This session will share an IFA update.
12:00 p.m Lunch
1:00 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
1:15 p.m. Installation of Officers and President’s Address
1:30 p.m. Realtor Panel
Learn from a panel of realtors how to initiate and grow your relationship as a mortgage lender.
2:45 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Headwinds & Tailwinds: How Your Mortgage Insurance Partners Help Navigate Today’s Lending Environment
David Horak, MGIC
In this session you will learn about historical volume perspective, the current and future conditions, buyers and their challenges, and how lenders can arm themselves with knowledge and product options to
help today’s borrowers.
Mortgage Compliance Update
Ronette Schlatter, Iowa Bankers Association
Join us for a session to review the hottest issues in mortgage compliance. As the Senior Compliance
Coordinator at Iowa Bankers Association, Ronette, and the IBA Compliance Department field over 10,000
questions each year and know what are the questions and issues that mortgage lenders most often encounter.
4:30 p.m. IMA President’s Social
Join IMA President Jen Coyle for this year’s IMA President’s Social. Enjoy networking time with your fellow mortgage professionals.
Wednesday, Oct. 18
8:30 a.m. Full Breakfast and Networking Session
9:00 a.m. Now What? Economic Trends for 2023 and Beyond
Dr. Chris Kuehl, Armada Corporate Intelligence
To note that 2023 has been stressful for financial institutions would be an understatement. There has been traditional stress stemming from changes in interest rates but there have been unique issues as well. The housing market has been a key driver for the economy for years and commercial activity has been volatile. Learn what the current situation is and what
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. How Do You Want to be Remembered?
People who witnessed this true story still can’t believe what happened. It was so inspiring that Hollywood came calling and retold the story of a small school’s baseball team in the motion picture “The Final Season.” It’s about faith being tested and affirmed; it rings with the truth that if you never give up, incredible things can happen. Kent’s story is much more than baseball. It’s about how you live your life on a daily basis and making a huge impact on the life of others.
11:30 a.m. Prize Drawing & Adjourn
Prize Drawing of $500