From app development, to advances in culture, to training, there is not an area in real estate unaffected by technology and how we interact as a broker, company or industry.

Revolution Chicago 2019


7:30 am




Keynote Speaker: Geoffrey Baer, WTTW

Topic: Chicago’s Skyline: The Culture of our City

Geoffrey Baer Bio

Geoffrey Baer is a seven-time Emmy-winning Public Television writer, producer and program host.  He has been a fixture on Chicago’s PBS station WTTW for 29 years, known for dozens of feature-length programs about the architecture and history of Chicago and for his weekly appearances on the news program Chicago Tonight.

Nationally he hosts the PBS primetime series 10 that Changed America about the built environment across the country. He hosted and co-wrote the PBS primetime special Weekend in Havana.   Other national credits include documentaries about architects Robert A. M. Stern and Michael Graves, and about the saving of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House.

Geoffrey has been a docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation since 1987, and has served on the boards of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Architecture and Design Society and Chicago’s acclaimed Lookingglass Theatre Company.  Geoffrey has been honored by AIA-Chicago, the Society of Architectural Historians, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Chicago Headline Club.



Exhibitors & Round Tables

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Round Tables – This popular format is back with discussions on topics important to you:

Block ChainLarry Howard, Freedom Title, Philip Fornaro, Esq, Fornaro Law

Co-LivingWhat’s New, What’s Next:  Bill Caton, Caton Commercial

Co-Working: The Trend ContinuesSarah Czupek,  International Workplace Group

MRED TipsMatthew Rasche, MRED

Social Media & How You Can BenefitShari Haefner, Freedom Title

Technology Solutions for the Commercial RealtorAndreas Senie,

Hot Topics in Environmental & Engineering, Lauren Zangl, Pioneer Engineering & Environmental Services

Emergency Planning, Christine Ditzler, Restoration 1

Exhibitors – Stop by these booths for the latest on how these companies can help

Carlson Integrated

Caton Commercial

Freedom Title


Pioneer Environmental

Restoration 1

White Glove Inspections



Keynote: Debra Poneman, Yes to Success

Topic: The Formula for True and Lasting Success

Debra Poneman Bio

Debra Poneman began transforming lives in the 1970’s when she studied with some of the greatest spiritual masters of the east — often in deep meditation for 8 to 10 hours a day and complete silence for weeks at a time – and then went on to teach meditation to thousands.

In the1980’s Debra immersed herself in the knowledge of the masters of western metaphysical thought and founded Yes to Success Seminars bringing what were then considered radical ideas like “your thoughts create your reality” into the mainstream and teaching how to create profound outer success on a foundation of inner silence.

Within a few short years, Debra’s seminars were being taught in cities across the US and and by her certified reps in seven countries on four continents – long before the Internet made international communication instantaneous. Using the knowledge they learned from Debra, her students went on to become mega-successful entrepreneurs, NY Times bestselling authors, millionaires, billionaires—and some of the most recognized names in the world of transformational leadership. At one point, 5 of the 25 top authors on the NYTimes were Debra’s students.

Many call Debra the mentor to the mentors.

Debra was also an in-house trainer in the 80’s with companies such as McDonnell Douglas, Mattel Toys, and the Xerox Management Group—radically changing corporate cultures at a time when it was practically unheard of for women to be corporate trainers.

Debra appeared in print throughout the country and on networks including ABC, NBC, FOX, and CNN and on shows including Good Morning New England, Chicago Today and Mid-Morning LA.

And in 1988, with her Yes to Success book in the hands of a top agent and in the midst of negotiations for her own national daytime TV talk show, Debra, true to her own teachings, walked away from her career and disappeared from the public eye for over 20 years when she had a “come to truth” moment and realized she wasn’t living her true passion…

Since returning to the world of speaking and training, she has become a bestselling author and is once again traveling the world sharing the universal secrets of how to live a life of true and lasting success.




12:00pm Noon

Taking Culture Beyond the Workplace and Back into Your Community

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Bekah Carlson

Carlson Integrated





Brian Dolan

Dolan & Murphy




Jerry Lumpkins




Suzanne Griffith

VEGA Partners




James Ascot

Ascot Realty







2:00pm - 5:00pm

Code of Ethics Course

(Additional Fee without Revolution 3.0 ticket purchase)

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Code of Ethics for Commercial Real Estate. IR COM 1068

This course will introduce Code of Ethics for commercial real estate transactions. The course will review all 17 articles and provide case studies for several articles to further the comprehension of the Code of Ethics.

Disciplinary process will be reviewed with regard to basic steps. This course is a component of the Commercial Real Estate Series offered by the NICAR and is designed for real estate professionals.

Code of Ethics Course has 3 Elective Hours of Continuing ED for your Certification.



Conquering Commercial in connectMLS


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Learn to leverage the newly improved commercial features and functions of connectMLS. This can’t-miss education opportunity will also emphasize how you can grow your commercial business by incorporating products already included as part of your MLS experience like Realist, Infosparks, Homesnap, RPR, and CloudCMA. Matthew Rasche is your MRED Expert Trainer.


2:00pm Training

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ICEx Training


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NICAR’s very own! Launched in 2004, ICEx is a commercial property marketing-based website focusing on the Greater Midwest. ICEx is governed by commercial brokers and related industry professionals to provide the highest quality of personalized service to the Commercial Broker. This innovative Commercial Information Exchange will give you increased marketing efficiency, integrated marketing tools, and the opportunity to devote more time to growing your business



Realtors Property Resource Live Webinar


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Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) is NAR’s exclusive online real estate database. RPR’s core mission is to reinforce the REALTOR®’s value in the marketplace by keeping them ahead of the technology curve and better able to serve today’s technology empowered consumer.


4:00pm - 5:30pm

Networking & Cocktails

Additional Fee


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Join us for networking with industry professionals and new friends. Includes two free classes (excluding Code of Ethics training) and two beverage tickets (beer wine, soda).

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Come join the members of NICAR for REvolution Chicago 3.0! This year’s conference will bring together several of the most innovative technologies that are designed specifically for the Real Estate Market. ALL ARE WELCOME.

Be informed about the latest technology trends and educate yourself on the technological skills that your business can benefit from.

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