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The Convention



The Convention in Grand Rapids

September 27-29, 2017
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel & DeVos Place
Grand Rapids, MI

The Convention is the largest gathering of Michigan Realtors® in the state of Michigan. This fall, engage in your industry by attending CE Marketplace certified knowledge sessions, networking events and the Expo. Taking place in conjunction with ArtPrize in downtown Grand Rapids, The Convention offers a unique environment to learn and network. 

NEW @ The Convention

  • RPAC Luncheon*
  • Honor 'N Mingle Reception*
  • Live Stream the Grand Assembly and Rise & Shine Keynote
  • Art Dart Fun Running/Walking Tour
  • Rise & Shine Keynote
  • Morning Coffee with the exhibitors
  • Remixed Expo hours to optimize networking
  • Additional knowledge sessions on Friday
  • First Timer Lounge

*Invitation only events

Check out the agenda for more details!

Ken Schmidt @ Grand Assembly 

As the former director of communications for Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Ken Schmidt played an active role in one of the most celebrated turnarounds in corporate history – and got paid to ride motorcycles. He is widely known as one of the business world’s most outspoken and provocative thought leaders and has partnered with many of the world’s most successful brands. Gear up for a road trip to The Convention in Grand Rapids to talk passion, brand strategy and the customer experience with Ken!

Read more about Ken

Installation of Sara Lipnitz

Featured at the Grand Assembly will be the installation of 2018 Michigan Realtors® President, Sara Lipnitz. 



Realtor® Honors @ The Convention

In addition to providing a forum for Realtor® interaction and education, The Convention provides a platform for the recognition of individuals who have demonstrated outstanding performance and service to our industry.

Realtor® of The Year Award

The Realtor® of The Year Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a Michigan Realtor®. It stands for integrity, leadership and service to the general public.

(picture left - 2016 ROTY - Gene Szpeinski, GRAR)

Realtor® Active in Politics Award

The Realtor® Active in Politics Award recognizes a Michigan Realtor® who serves their profession, association and community throughout political involvement.

(picture left - 2016 RAP - Beth Foley, WMLAR)

Art Dart Fun Running/Walking Tour - Go The Distance!

Go The Distance as we run (or walk) through the city center in hunt of significant Art Prize pieces. Prepare for stops along the way to truly experience these tours, guided by Grand Rapids Running Tours.

Running Tour and Walking Tour will take place simultaneously. 

*Pre-registration is required. Tours will take place rain or shine.*

Tour Day - September 28





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Schedule at a Glance