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October 06 08, 2024



Breakout Sessions Options



- How to Find Successful, Cash Flowing Deals in a High Interest Rate Market with Henry Washington
- Panel: Real Estate Rookies: How to Get Started Investing and Build Your RE Network with Ashley Kehr, Tony Robinson, Noah Bacon, Lawrence Briggs, Danielle Daly
- Panel: How to Eliminate Your Taxes—Legally! with Amanda Han, Natalie Kolodij, Matt MacFarland, Kaaren Hall, Mauricio Rauld
- How to Vet a Deal as a Limited Partner: The ins-and-outs of finding and partnering with the right people on the right syndication deals with Dave Meye and Devon Kennard
- 8 Paths to Cash Flowing Success in Small-Multifamily Purchases in a High-Interest Rate Environment with Leka Devatha and Chris Lopez
- Mastering the Art of Persuasion with Cold Calling 101: LIVE Scripts for Cold Calling Sellers, Investors, and Contractors with James Dainard
- Harnessing Your Wealth: How to Pass on Your Real Estate Wealth to the Next Generation with Whitney Elkins-Hutten
- Panel: How to Find and Vet an Investor-Friendly Lender with Joe Coleman, Caeli Ridge, Kenny Simpson, Krystle Moore, Beth Johnson


- How to Use and Understand the Macro-Environment and Market Research to Drive Your Investments with Dave Meyer
- Panel: Manage Your Rental Properties More Efficiently and with Less Headaches for Max Profits with Andy Gil, Lawrence Briggs, Amelia McGee, Tyler Watts
- Panel: Short-Term Rentals: How to Grow Your Portfolio and Profit with STRs with Avery Carl, Rob Abasolo, Luke Carl, Tony Robinson
- How to Underwrite Any Multifamily (small or large!) Deal - LIVE with Matt Faircloth
- Private Lending 101
- Part-Time Investor, Full-Time Employee: How to Maximize Your Free Time with Investing While Balancing a 9-5 with Devon Kennard
- Outdoor Hospitality: Campgrounds, RV Parks, Glamping, and More! with Heather Blankenship
- Panel: Get More Deals Closed With an Investor-Friendly Agent with Adrienne Rammohan, Craig Curelop, Diego Cardenas


- Syndicator Pitch Slam: Deal Analysis and Fundraising from the Experts with J Scott
- Panel: Real Estate Partnerships: Tips for Investing in Real Estate with a Spouse or a Business Partner with Kathy Fettke, Rich Fettke, Tony Robinson, Sara Robinson, Ashley Kehr
- Panel: How to Flip Properties: The Right Team, Right Price, and Right Operation with High Interest Rates or Out of State with Dominique Gunderson, Sarah Guth Sala, James Dainard, Jonathan Klemm
- LIVE Audience Q&A: Get Your Personal Questions Answered from an Expert with David Greene
- Operate the Systems of Your Real Estate Investments like a Business with Grace Gudenkauf
- How to Find & Underwrite Buy-and-Hold Single Family Properties to Maximize Your Cash Flow with Rob Abasolo and Liz Faircloth
- All About ADUs: How to Identify Markets, Learn Zoning, and Find the Best Properties for Affordable ADU or DADU Conversion with Derek Sherrell
- Get Your Kids Hooked on FI (a kid-friendly session!) with Mindy Jensen and Dan Sheeks


- How to Find Market Data and Interpret it to Choose the Right Market to Invest In with Dave Meyer and Kathy Fettke
- House Hacking Panel: Value-Add Renos, ADUs, Boarding Houses, and More with Derek Sherrell, Craig Curelop, Ty Lewis, Evan Miller
- Panel: Mastering the Medium-Term Rental: How to Find Deals, Fund Deals & Furnish Deals for Max Profits with Sarah Weaver, Zeona McIntyre, Jenny Yi
- So You Want to Be a Developer: Crafting a Successful Development Plan, from Sourcing to Building with Tom Higgins
- Accelerate Your Real Estate Investing with the BRRRR Strategy with Palak Shah and Niti Jamdar
- The DIY Landlord—How to Self Manage Your Properties For More Cash Flow with Amelia McGee and Grace Gudenkauf
- The Small & Mighty Investor: How to Invest in Rentals For Lifestyle, For "Enough," and Not Another Job with Chad Carson

Guided networking sessions

These guided networking opportunities occur twice, Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. With the exception of the General Networking session, each session has limited space in order to create a more intimate networking experience. Sessions range from 35-120 seats.

General Networking

Networking: She Builds Wealth—Women in Real Estate

  • Join us for an exclusive networking session tailored for women investors only—led by expert women investors only! This networking gathering provides a unique opportunity for women in real estate to connect, share experiences, and build meaningful relationships with like-minded professionals in a smaller group setting. Whether you're a seasoned investor or just starting out, come mingle with fellow women in the industry, exchange insights, and explore potential collaboration opportunities.

Networking: FI/RE—Money Nerds Unite

  • This networking session provides a unique opportunity for individuals passionate about FIRE and personal finance (AKA Money Nerds!) to connect, share experiences, and build meaningful relationships with like-minded enthusiasts in a smaller group setting. Whether you're well-versed in FIRE principles or just starting out on your financial journey, come mingle with fellow money nerds, exchange insights, and explore potential collaboration opportunities.

Networking: Long-Term Buy & Hold Investors

  • This intimate networking session provides a unique opportunity for individuals committed to long-term investing strategies to connect, share experiences, and engage in guided discussions with like-minded peers based on location. Through carefully crafted questions and facilitated conversations from expert investors, we'll explore topics such as investment philosophies, portfolio strategies, and navigating market cycles. Whether you're a seasoned investor or just beginning your buy-and-hold journey, met other investors in your are at this session!

Networking: BRRRR, Flippers, Construction, & Developers

  • Meet other flippers and developers near you! Connect, share experiences, and engage in guided discussions with like-minded peers in this networking-only session led by expert flippers and developers across the country. Through carefully crafted questions and facilitated conversations, we'll explore topics such as sourcing deals, renovation strategies, market trends, and maximizing returns—all based on your location. Whether you're a seasoned flipper or just starting out in the flipping game, come join us to meet and connect!

Networking: Rookie Investors—Get Your First Deal!

  • Have you completed one deal or less? Join this session to learn and engage with other rookies in your area, guided by real estate investors who were once rookies themselves! Through carefully crafted questions and facilitated networking conversations, we'll explore topics such as sourcing deals, renovation strategies—all tailored to rookies based on location. Whether you're taking your first steps into real estate investment or looking to expand your knowledge after your first deal is completed, come join us to meet fellow rookies, connect, and embark on your investment journey together!

Networking: How to Use Your BP Membership to Grow Your Business

  • Unlock the full potential of your BiggerPockets membership with expert guidance tailored to boost your real estate business. In this session, we'll dive into the array of tools, resources, and community features available through BP membership. Learn how to leverage these resources effectively to streamline your workflows, access valuable insights, network with industry professionals, and ultimately propel your real estate endeavors to new heights. Discover how to harness the power of BP membership to drive success in your business. Join us and take your real estate journey to the next level! (Space is limited to 50 attendees only!)

Networking: All Things Syndication: Sponsors, Accredited Investors, and more!

  • Whether you're a sponsor seeking capital, an accredited investor exploring opportunities, or an industry expert looking to connect, this networking session is for you. Through guided questions to engage with like-minded professionals, you can forge valuable connections, and explore potential collaborations in an intimate setting. Don't miss this chance to expand your network, share insights, and explore new possibilities in the world of syndication. (Space is limited to 50 attendees only)

Networking: GrandesBolsillos! For Spanish Speaking Investors

  • Join this networking session for real estate investors who speak Spanish! Whether you're an investor seeking opportunities, a real estate professional, or simply interested in exploring the market fluctuations with those who also speak Spanish, this session for you. Don't miss the chance to expand your network, exchange ideas, and explore new possibilities—in Spanish! ¡Salud Cancún!

Networking: Property Management Business Owners

  • This networking session is tailored to unite professionals overseeing residential real estate professionally or as a full-time job! Join in lively discussions, share success stories, and explore industry trends to network with your peers. Participate in interactive activities facilitated by BiggerPockets' Property Management Product Manager designed to spark connections, incite collaboration, and learn more about the opportunities available to property managers today.

Networking: How ADHD and Other Neurodiversities Can Guide Your Real Estate Business

  • Join our networking session exploring how ADHD and other neurodiversities can be assets in your real estate business, facilitated by ADHD coach Andy Gil. Connect with like-minded individuals to share actionable strategies and insights for leveraging neurodiversity effectively. Engage in guided discussions, exchange experiences, and forge valuable connections within a supportive community. Whether you're looking to optimize productivity, enhance creativity, or navigate obstacles, you'll meet other empowered neurodiverse professionals in the real estate industry.

Networking: Investor-Friendly Lenders & Agents

  • This networking session provides the perfect forum to connect with other investor-friendly agents and lenders! Hosted by BiggerPockets' Senior Director of Marketplace Operations and the BiggerPockets' Lender Operations Manager, this session will give agents the space to swap market insights, form partnerships, and elevate their businesses by tapping into each others' expertise! Don't miss this chance to network with other agents who truly understand the real estate investing space.

Networking: Military Investors, Veterans, and Dependents

  • Join our networking session to meet with other military vets, active duty members, and their dependents! Connect with like-minded individuals to share actionable strategies and insights for leveraging your military benefits effectively. Engage in guided discussions, exchange experiences, and forge valuable connections within a supportive community. Whether you're looking to optimize productivity, enhance creativity, or navigate obstacles, you'll meet other empowered military professionals in the real estate industry!

Networking: Short- and Medium-Term Rental Investors

  • Capitalize on the booming short-term and medium-term rental markets by connecting with investors specializing in these lucrative strategies. This targeted networking session brings together vacation rental operators, Airbnb hosts, corporate housing providers, and any other real estate investors focused on short-term cash flow opportunities. You'll have the chance to network with investors employing nightly, weekly, and monthly rental models across many markets, and learn from your peers about best practices for hosting guests, furnishing tips and tricks, revenue management systems, and other ways to level up your investing game!

Meet Our expert keynotes

Codie Sanchez

Founder and CEO of Contrarian Thinking one of the fastest growing financial media businesses with 6 million followers and 100 million monthly views. Founder of Contrarian Thinking Capital, a venture capital firm, and Main Street Holding Company with 25+ small or what we call “boring businesses.” Think car washes, laundromats, property management companies etc.

She is a former partner at one of the largest cannabis investment firms, where she invested in 65+ companies. Her specialty is in the roll-up, turnaround and add-on space. She built First Trust’s $1 billion+ AUM Latin America business and held leadership positions at Goldman Sachs, State Street, and Vanguard.

She started as a journalist where she won the JFK award and Howard Buffett Foundation grant for border conflict. Sanchez is a pundit on CNBC, Fox, Forbes, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, People en Español, Business Wire. She was listed as a 25 Most Innovative Leader in Cannabis, The Cannabis Disruptor by MG Retailer, and a Top Young Investor by Forbes. She has an M.B.A. from Georgetown University, a master’s from ESADE and Fundação Getúlio Vargas, and a B.A. from Arizona State University. She sits on the board of Permian Capital Hedge Fund, Magma Partners Chilean Venture Fund, and E-commerce Fuel Investment Fund.

Lauren Saidel-Baker

Lauren Saidel-Baker, CFA, is a speaker and economist at ITR Economics. She provides consulting services for small businesses, trade associations, and Fortune 500 companies across a spectrum of industries.

Since joining ITR Economics, Lauren has brought enthusiasm and in-depth insight to our analysis of various industry trends. Her expertise captivates audiences, and her experience in the financial industry supports her extensive knowledge of the applicability of ITR Economics’ programs.

Lauren graduated with honors from Wellesley College, double majoring in economics and religion. She has also earned her MBA at Boston University Questrom School of Business. She has also been featured on the Financial Sense Newshour podcast, in Floor Covering Weekly magazine, and in tED magazine’s online publication.

James Dainard

As a successful entrepreneur and nationwide speaker, James is a sought-after industry expert who is frequently featured on BiggerPockets, a leading online resource for real estate investors. He also co-hosts the popular BiggerPockets podcast series "On the Market". James has founded numerous real estate companies over the past 18 years, including Heaton Dainard Real Estate, a brokerage that has facilitated over a billion dollars in direct sales to investors, Intrust Funding, a Washington State-based hard money company that provides short-term capital to investors, and Buck Buys Houses, an off-market wholesale business that has sourced over 1,000 off-market deals for investors. In addition, he has established several other investor-related service businesses, including PROJECT RE an education company to help new investors succeed in their home markets, two property management companies, and Easy Button Leads, a call center geared towards helping investors connect with off-market sellers.

Despite his extensive business endeavors, James remains an active real estate investor, with over 1,000 rental properties throughout the Pacific Northwest, and a successful track record of stabilizing and building over 1,000 units. He resides in Bellevue, WA with his wife and two children.


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