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ALTA ONE to address changing times for title professionals

Announces first 3-day virtual event

The American Land Title Association, which represents more than 6,400 title insurance companies, title and settlement agents, independent abstractors, title searchers and real estate attorneys, announced it will hold its ALTA ONE event virtually for the first time.

The association announced it will be holding its event “from couches to conference rooms” Oct. 6-8. The three-day event will focus on the many changes the title industry has seen this year, and include a forecast of what’s to come.

“The change presented in 2020 is perhaps the most abrupt and community-affecting business alteration in our lifetime,” ALTA stated. “We’ve evolved. We’ve social distanced. We’ve grown. We’ve reflected. It’s time to persevere and discover new ways to grow your business.”

Key speakers at the event include Kevin ‘Mr. Wonderful’ O’Leary, star of ABC’s Shark Tank, José Andrés, author, humanitarian and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup and many industry professionals.

Focusing on the changes 2020 has brought, some of the event’s tracks include: managing and growing business in a virtual world, using technology to prevent cyberattacks, tips for success while working remote and common title issues.

As the experts unfold the changes of 2020 and forecast what’s ahead, remote online notarization could rise as a major topic. In a previous interview with HousingWire, NotaryCam CEO Rick Triola said that COVID-19 has advanced the pace of RON closings.

“This time next year, I would hope that we have a 50-state solution,” Triola said.

The event will also take a deep dive into the relationship between title professionals, underwriters and other members of the housing industry, examining “the good, the bad and everything in between.”

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