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2019 ILTA Annual Convention

Iowa Land Title Association
2019 Annual Convention Agenda

Holiday Inn & Suites Jordan Creek
6075 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266



May 5th


9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.Golf Outing - Beaver Creek Golf Course, Grimes
11:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.Board Meeting

1:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Registration and Banquet Sign Up

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.ILTA CLTP Exams

2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
4:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Education Committee Meeting
Abstracting Standards Committee Meeting
Title Plant Inspection Committee Meeting
Legislative Committee Meeting

6:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

Social: Cinco de Mayo Celebration with Bags Tournament and Silent Auction Fundraiser for the Des Moines Chapter of the American Cancer Society 



May 6th


7:45 a.m.

8:45 a.m.

Breakfast and PIP Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

Registration and Banquet Sign-Up

8:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.Exhibitors

8:45 a.m.

9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Post Colors
Introduction of Sponsors and Exhibitors

9:15 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Business Meeting:
For Members Only and ALTA / State Representatives

10:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

Break with Exhibitors

10:30 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

ALTA Vice President of Communications Jeremy Yohe and Visiting State LTA Representatives from IL, MN, MO, & WI

12:00 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

Lunch and PAC Lunch

1:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m.

Cyber Threats - Special Agent Jason Soo, FBI Cyber Task Force

2:15 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

Business Continuity and Disaster Preparedness - Steve Skram, JD, ILTA CLTP and Dan McCann, ILTA CLTP

2:45 p.m.

3:15 p.m.

Break with Exhibitors

3:15 p.m.

4:15 p.m.

Iowa Title Guaranty - Matt Rousseau, Interim Director
6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Reception
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m. Banquet with Entertainment: 88improv
10:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.President's Reception
Tuesday May 7th 
7:45 a.m.8:45 a.m.Breakfast
8:40 a.m. 9:00 a.m.Abstracting Standards Committee Report
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Hot Topics Panel - Zach Ruroden, ILTA CLTP & NTP, Moderator

10:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.Keynote:  Amy Dee
11:30 a.m.11:45 a.m.Present Check to American Cancer Society
Retire Colors and Close Convention
12:30 p.m.2:00 p.m.Post Convention Board Meeting

This is your opportunity to kick off the convention with a Cinco de Mayo themed celebration with great food, beverage and conversation.  This year's social will feature a Bags Tournament and Silent Auction Fundraiser for the Des Moines Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Jeremy Yohe is vice president of communications for the American Land Title Association (ALTA).  In his role, Yohe is responsible for the overall communications strategy for ALTA. His primary duties are writing and coordinating content for ALTA’s publications, including the monthly and digital magazine, TitleNews, electronic newsletter, TitleNews Online, Title Law Quarterly, and ALTA’s newest e-newsletter, Digital Fix, which focused on technology and innovation in the industry. He also coordinates the association’s monthly education webinars, and oversees the association’s consumer education website, Home Closing 101.  Prior to joining ALTA in 2009, Yohe was editor of The Title Report, a national trade publication covering the title insurance industry.

From business email compromises to cyber terrorism, this presentation will touch on several current cyber threats.  We will discuss how various attacks work, how to protect yourself, and perspectives from the FBI.  Presenter Jason Soo is a Special Agent with the FBI assigned to the Cyber Task Force in Des Moines, Iowa.  Prior to joining the FBI, he was a government contractor for six years, and supported the FBI for three of those years.  During that time, he supported several types of cyber criminal and cyber national security cases.  Soo graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgetown University in 2016.

Amy Dee
is recognized by audiences across the country as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian. She combines her background in standup comedy and theatre with her RN degree and experience as a successful business owner to deliver hilarious stories and valuable content on the brain and behavior. Her message and music rise above the boundaries of gender, age, and occupation. Amy's hilarious stories coupled with her phenomenal content propels audiences to live, act, and work better. Her authentic spirit and down to earth approach have made her one of the most sought-after speakers throughout the United States. She is truly one of the best speakers in the country at combining message and humor.

This session will be a refresher of the successful Business Continuity and Disaster Preparedness presentation that was provided at the ILTA Regional Meetings last fall.  Presenters Steve Skram, JD, ILTA CLTP and Dan McCann, ILTA CLTP will provide the refresher and include new information to help you prepare your business.  

Join Moderator Zach Ruroden, ILTA CLTP, NTP for a panel discussion on topics of interest to the title industry and your business.  This will be an interactive conversation and Q&A.   

Audiences have been laughing at 88improv's family friendly improv comedy since 2003. Based in Omaha, NE, they have traveled the region performing both short form and long form improv. In 2012 they launched their 88improv Academy, teaching improv to area high school students. You will currently see them in their regular monthly show at The Backline Comedy Theater in Omaha.

Four Person Scramble at Beaver Creek Golf Course, 11200 NW Towner Drive, Grimes: Sunday, May 5th at 9:00 a.m.  Fee is $65 per person and includes green fees, cart and prizes (no lunch). Entry Deadline: April 19th.  Questions:  Contact Dennis Borcherding (641) 456-4551.

Holiday Inn & Suites Jordan Creek, 6075 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266. The overnight rate of $129 for the ILTA Room Block is guaranteed until April 4, 2019.  Call (515) 309-3900 to secure overnight room reservations.

Business casual attire is appropriate for all functions except the Monday evening banquet is business attire.  Early Registration rates apply to registration fees POSTMARKED OR RECEIVED by the ILTA on or before  April 19, 2019.  Late Registration rates apply to registration fees postmarked after April 19, 2019.  Cancellations will be considered for a refund if made in writing on or before April 22, 2019 to ILTA@austin.rr.com or 800.778.3789.


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