WLTA Annual Convention

WLTA Annual Convention Theme-The Great Gatsby

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The Osthoff Resort
Elkhart Lake, WI

To make a room reservation, call 1-800-876-3399
Ask for the block of rooms for WI Land Title Assn.Base Convention Room Rate: $179 
Upgrades available.  The room types vary from single rooms to condos
101 Osthoff Ave., Elkhart Lake, WI   53020
Click here for The Osthoff Resort website.

Convention Schedule 2018
Note:  When the print is in orange, click on that individual event to see more details

Wednesday, September 19
3 pm              Board Meeting

6 pm              Buses leave for Opening Night Reception 
                                         Sponsored by: Title Wave

6:30 pm         Opening Night Reception at Solu Winery and Meadery
                                         Sponsored by: First American Title Insurance Company     

9 pm              Buses return to The Osthoff
9 pm              Extended Social Time at The Elk Room Lobby Bar at The Osthoff

Thursday, September 20
8 am               Country Style Breakfast Buffet for all registrants
                                          Sponsored by: North American Title Insurance Company

8 am               Trade & Technology Showcase
9 am               General Session
                           President's Welcome
                           Presentation of Colors
                           Introduction & Trade & Technology Showcase Exhibitors
9:30 am         The Myth of Multitasking: Increase Your Value With the Power of Hidden Time,
                           Dave Crenshaw, Salt Lake City, UT
                                         Sponsored by: Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
10:30 am       Mid Morning Break in the Trade & Technology Showcase
                                     Sponsored by: Gain 1031 Exchange
11 am            State Visiting President's Report-Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota
11:15 am       ALTA Update, Maureen Pfaff, President/CEO, Olympic Peninsula Title Co. Port Angeles, WA
11:15 am       Spouse/Guest Event (Limited to non-industry spouses/guests registered for the full convention)
                              Lunch at Lake  Street Cafe, downtown Elkhart Lake
                              Option 1: Road American Adventure
                              Option 2: The Osthoff Salon/Spa (Gift Card for your choice of Spa/Salon services)
Noon             General Session Lunch
                                     Sponsored by: Stewart Title Guaranty Company
1 pm             Block Chain, Julie Angelakos, Assoc. Sr. Underwriter & Counsel,
                           Stewart Title Guaranty Co.,  Addison, IL

1:30 pm         Committee Reports-Budget, Education, Membership, Public Relations,
                          Liaison, Convention, Nominating
2 pm              Mid Afternoon Break
                                         Sponsored by: Simplifile
2:30 pm         3D Messaging, RJ Foster Wordsmithing, Appleton, WI
3:30 pm         E Notary & Legislative Committee Update, Brad Hoeschen, Cheri Hipenbecker, Sara Hedtke
4 pm              Trade & Technology Showcase Prize Drawings
6 pm              President's Reception
                                      Sponsored by: Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund
6 pm              Great Gatsby Murder Mystery
                               Sponsored by: Fidelity National Title Insurance Company-Wisconsin Agency
7 pm              President's Banquet
                                       Sponsored by: Old Republic National 

Friday, September 21
8:30-9:30 am Country Style Breakfast
9:30 am         Introduction to the Wisconsin Land Information Association & Program
                           Land Records Modernization, GIS & Related Technology, Supporting Government Policies & Programs
                           Eric Damkot, WLIA President

10 am            Title Topics Friday-Title Industry Hot Topics Panel
                           *Change in SOL for Easements
                                            -Dead People
                                            -Homestead Exemption
                                                • Sale vs. Refi
                                                • What if no deed out?
                                                • Abridgement
                                     * Closing
                                                 • Deferred, Contemplated, Levied?
                                                • Division of Proceeds Amongst Server (or soon-to-be ex-hubs & ex-wifey)
                                                • Payment to Trustee as Individual Instead of Trustee of Trust
                                                • Wiring Funds
                                                      º Who Owns the Account?  Verified
                                  *Reverse Mortgage & Foreclosure
11 am             Legislative & Liaison Committee Goal Setting Meeting
11:30 am        Education & Public Relations Committee Goal Setting Meeting
Noon              Board Meeting

Additional Convention Sponsors:
     Music during The Opening Night Reception-Alliant National Title Insurance Company
     Vintage Photos at President’s Reception & Banquet-Knight Barry Title Services, LLC

Printable Convention Agenda


Convention Registration Form

Printable Convention Registration Form


Trade & Technology Showcase-Thursday, September 20  8 am-4 pm

Trade & Technology Showcase Brochure & Registration


2108 Gold Hat & Green Light Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Flyer & Form


 What to Wear?

     Opening Night Reception: Resort Casual or Casual  

     Business Day: Business or Resort Casual
     President’s Reception & Banquet: In keeping with our Great Gatsby theme, we would love to see everyone
          dressed in period costumes from the Roaring Twenties.  You can rent them or pick them up cheap at
          places like Party City and Amazon!  If you choose not to partake in the costume party, please come
          dressed in black & white (no tuxes or formal wear unless you so choose!).

     Business Day:  Business or Resort Casual


2017 Convention Thank Yous

WLTA would like to thank all of our Sponsors and Exhibitors for contributing to the 2017 convention at The Journeyman Hotel, Milwaukee

2017 Convention Sponsors 
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2017 Convention Exhibitors 
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