By Karen Dumond
I couldn’t resist – the theme of this year’s MAR Conference & Tradeshow, Beyond the Ordinary, and the graphics our wonderful designer developed to bring the theme to life is a reminder of the famed TV show, “The Jetsons.” From Wikipedia, “The Jetsons live in the year 2062 in a futuristic utopia (100 years in the future at the time of the show's debut) of elaborate robotic contraptions, aliens, holograms, and whimsical inventions.”
For those who’ve caught an episode or two (or 200!) you’ll remember how it brought us to such an unimaginable place, an era with technological wonders that created a lifestyle way beyond our wildest dreams. You may think me a little dramatic but that’s what your Association is working to create for the Conference this October. I’m not suggesting we will have robots taking registration and space shuttles taking you from classroom to classroom but we are producing a bigger than ordinary experience.
And because it’s bigger and better, you’ve received a full brochure with this magazine to highlight the exceptional national speakers who have enthralled Realtors across the country with their tools, insight and expertise. To add to the highlights in the brochure, take a further look at the feature on page 14 of the magazine which includes hot topic articles from a few of the Conference speakers. I know these great articles will spark your enthusiasm to see the live sessions they will give at the Conference.
Another step “beyond the ordinary” that the Association has taken for the Conference is to host it on Cape Cod. It has been several years since we’ve picked more of a destination spot for the event and the Professional Development Committee has outdone themselves with this location. The Sea Crest Beach Hotel sits right on the water, on the most beautiful beach in Falmouth, Old Silver Beach. The average temp in early October is upper 60s-70s and the view is spectacular.
Of course, with the exceptional speakers and location comes a phenomenal Tradeshow and several fun special events. The energy that will emanate from the Tradeshow floor during the Welcoming and the Networking Reception will be absolutely “beyond the ordinary.”
I think you get the picture. MAR hopes to jazz you with the unimaginable this year, much the same as The Jetsons television show did. You’ll have to attend to find out.