Indiana Commercial Real Estate Conference Online
(On-Demand) + In-Person (April 30, 2021)

Call for Program Proposals
Due October 31, 2020

The Indiana Commercial Board of REALTORS® (ICBR) and the Commercial Real Estate Alliance of Indiana (CREA-IN) are now accepting proposals for education sessions to be provided in person and online as part of the Indiana Commercial Real Estate Conference.
Three Ways to Participate:

  • 2-Hour In-Person Session
  • 2-Hour Virtual Session (Pre-recorded, available on-demand online)
  • New 30-minute CRE Best Practice or Industry Update Session (Pre-recorded, combined with other 30 minute sessions to make one 2-hour on-demand virtual session)

About the Indiana Commercial Real Estate Conference (ICREC):

  • 8 hours CE Credit (4 Sessions) In Person:
    • Thursday, April 30, 2021 at Embassy Suites Noblesville
  • 4-6 hours CE Credit (2-3 sessions) Online:
    • Prerecorded presentations available on-demand
  • 400 commercial real estate professionals from across Indiana
  • Provides 12 broker CE credits, at least 4 managing broker CE credits
  • Indiana’s premier source of commercial real estate trends and education.

All ICREC Education Sessions Must:

  • Provide timely, substantive and relevant information to commercial real estate professionals. A list of topics our attendees are interested in follows.
  • Qualify for continuing education for Indiana real estate practitioners (see page 2 for details).
  • Have presenters/panelists/speakers with a minimum of 5-years relevant professional experience and be a demonstrated content expert for their proposed topic.
  • Consider that limited funds are available for support of presenters in consideration for their time, expertise and travel. Fees and reimbursements may be requested. All presenters receive a free full conference registration.

Industry Trends/Requested Topics:
Below is a list of requested topics and industry trends that our attendees care about; however, proposals are not limited to these topics.

  • Title & Survey Requirement Updates
  • Changes to CRE market
  • Local/state/federal incentives
  • Community transformative projects
  • Tax policies affecting commercial real estate
  • Commercial zoning and planning
  • Demographic trends
  • Development issues, redevelopment
  • Technology and commercial real estate
  • Working with tenants/COVID issues
  • Creative commercial real estate developments (mixed use, redevelopment, finance solutions)
  • 1031 exchanges
  • Investment brokerage
  • Logistics impact on commercial real estate
  • Capital markets updates
  • Crowdfunding and alternative financing


How to Submit Your Proposal

Proposals must be submitted online by October 31, 2020

  1. Submit 30-minute CRE Best Practice or Industry Update Session Proposal (Virtual)
  2. Submit a 2 Hour CE Session Proposal (In-Person or Virtual)

All session proposals must include:

  • Contact information
  • Session title and 1-2 sentence description
  • Learning objectives* for the session
  • Speaker(s) information including name, contact, credentials, title and company
  • Speaker bios provided via link or uploaded document
  • Identify learning formats that will be used, such as:
    • Presentation
    • Panel discussion
    • Case studies
    • Q&A session with audience
    • Facilitated group discussions
  • How will you make the session interactive/engaging for attendees? (not applicable to 30 minute sessions)
  • What is the most important thing attendees will learn that will help them be more successful?
  • Fees/travel reimbursements requested

*Learning objectives should complete the phrase “at the conclusion of this education session, participants will know/be able to/understand…”.

Indiana Real Estate Commission Curricula (must fall under one of these topics to be approved for CE credit):

  • License and escrow law applicable to Indiana.
  • Anti-trust law.
  • Civil rights law.
  • Agency law applicable to Indiana.
  • Listing contracts and purchase agreements.
  • Ethics and professional standards.
  • Settlement procedures.
  • Appraising.
  • Property management.
  • Farm property management.
  • Financing.
  • Residential brokerage.
  • Land development.
  • Legislative issues affecting the real estate practice.
  • Environmental issues
  • Time-shares, condominiums, and cooperatives.
  • Investment real estate analysis.
  • Any other course approved by the commission relating to real estate practices that is designed to directly enhance the broker’s knowledge and skill in providing real estate services.


Contact the ICBR office at (317) 328-5259 or email Kim Paugh, Executive Director at with questions.