Engage 2023 User Conference: Highlights and Insights

The Engage 2023 user conference offered a blend of learning, networking, industry insights, and fun. Below are some of the key moments:

Opening with Emphasys Leadership

The conference began with an opening session by Emphasys Leadership, setting a motivational tone for the days ahead.

Keynote Speakers and Panels

The first day featured a motivational keynote from filmmaker Brett Culp, “Superhero Leadership in Uncertain Times.” Ashley Sheriff, Deputy Secretary of REAC, delivered remarks offering HUD’s perspective on timely topics including NSPIRE and HOTMA on the second day, and the third day saw an informative IT Panel moderated by Mark Thiele, CEO of NAHRO.

Evening at Topgolf Sponsored by ONLINE Rental Exchange and Nan McKay and Associates

The evening at Topgolf, sponsored by ONLINE Rental Exchange, offered a relaxed networking atmosphere, with drinks sponsored by Nan McKay and Associates. Whether they played or watched, attendees had a great time!

Vendor Showcase: A Hub of Innovation

The Vendor Showcase was a recurring feature, with participation from key industry players like ONLINE Rental Exchange, InfiniGIS (who added some fun by bringing in a caricaturist), NAHRO, AffordableHousing.com, Paymentus, ENUG, Nan McKay and Associates, and Emphasys Housing Locator. These showcases were platforms for innovation, allowing for meaningful exchanges on emerging trends and potential collaborations.

Diverse Learning Sessions

The conference offered a wide range of sessions, from roundtables and technical discussions to in-depth training, providing a comprehensive learning experience that catered to various interests and professional needs. As a fun break, the conference offered two creative workshops where participants had the opportunity to display their artistic sides by painting Florida-themed magnets.

Thank You to Our Attendees

We thank everyone who participated in Engage 2023. Your involvement was key to the event’s success, and we hope you found it as enriching as we did. We look forward to building on these insights and connections at our next gathering.

Registration for Engage 2024 in the Dallas Arts District is now open. Join us November 3 - 6 for training, motivation, education, and fun!
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