“Elevate Your Profession” 2023 Fall Business Meetings

To view the full schedule for the 2023 “Elevate Your Profession” Fall Business Meetings, please click here.

To register for the meetings, log onto to access the member portal or click here.

Virtual Meetings to take place September 18-22, 2023

Monday, September 18
* Investment Committee – 10am – 11am
Commercial Issues Working Group – 11am – 12pm
NYC Issues Working Group – 1pm-2 pm
* NYSAR Real Estate Services – 2pm – 3:30pm
Co-Op Issues Working Group – 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Tuesday, September 19
* Federal Political Coordinator Update – 10am – 11am
* State Political Coordinator Update – 1pm – 2pm
Article 12a Working Group – 3pm – 4:30pm

Wednesday, September 20
* Faculty Development Sub-Committee – 10am – 12pm
* Grievance Committee – 12pm – 1pm
Local Board Education Forum – 1pm – 2:30pm
* NYS Real Estate Education Foundation – 3pm – 4pm

Thursday, September 21
* Legal Action Committee – 9am – 10:30am
* Leadership Academy Advisory Board – 11am – 12:00pm
* Statewide Forms Committee – 2pm – 3pm
Housing Opportunities Committee – 3pm – 4pm

Tuesday, September 26
* Housing Opportunities Foundation – 2pm – 3:30pm

* Committee Members ONLY/Closed Meeting

Meeting Planner is NOW NYSAR Connect!

NYSAR Connect, formerly NYSAR Meeting Planner, is the central location for meeting dates and times, supporting documents, and Zoom meeting links. You will hear directly from your staff liaison and committee chair with information regarding how to join your virtual meetings. NYSAR Connect allows you to plan your schedule, view Zoom links, meeting agendas and more. Desktop users click here!

NYSAR Connect is also available as a NEW app in the Apple Play Store and Google Store to manage the meetings at your fingertips!! Just download it and go!

If you have an iPhone, please search “NYSAR Connect” in the App Store or download the NYSAR Connect app by clicking here.

Android users can search “NYSAR Connect” in the Google Play Store or download the NYSAR Connect app by clicking here.

(Login credentials are the same as your login information for

In-person Meetings

Please read NYSAR’s COVID-19 statement by clicking here.


To register for the meetings, log onto to access the member portal or click here.

  • Join NYSAR’s Facebook group, follow @NYSAR_News on Twitter, and @nyrealtors on Instagram to connect with us before, during and after the Business Meetings. Be sure to use #NYSARFBM, and #FBM23 in your posts!

On-site Registration

Please visit NYSAR’s on-site registration desk located in Cypress Hall to check in and receive your name badge and final agenda. Attendees who purchased tickets to the RPAC Karaoke Night fundraiser will receive them upon check-in.

The NYSAR registration desk will be open during the following hours: Sunday: 1pm – 5pm, Monday: 7:30am – 5pm, Tuesday: 7:30am – 2pm

Hotel Information:

Turning Stone Resort & Casino

5218 Patrick Road
Verona, NY 13478
Reservations: 1-800-771-7711

Call in code: HNYSR23    

Rooms –  (Sunday – Wednesday)
Hotel Room – $162
Tower Room – $185

Hampton Inn Verona at Turning Stone (1 mile down the road from Turning Stone Resort Casino)

Queen Room $159
Number: 315-363-3801 or click here to make a reservation

To view the full schedule for the 2023 “Elevate Your Profession” Fall Business Meetings, please click here.

In addition to the committee meetings, the following highlighted events will be taking place:

First Timers Reception
Sunday, October 1, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
First time attendees, come get orientated with the NYSAR Business Meetings by networking with the Leadership Team and NYSAR Staff.

President’s Reception/Leadership Academy Graduation
Sunday, October 1, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The President’s Reception is our opening night welcome reception where all attendees are invited to gather in the Atrium for networking, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and to welcome the 2023 graduates of NYSAR’s Leadership Academy.

General Session
Monday, October 2, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
This must-attend session will include President John Vernazza’s State of the Association address, the awarding of the 2023 REALTOR® of the Year and Alan Yassky Distinguished Service Award; and our keynote address.

Safety Forum
Monday, October 2, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

RPAC Karaoke
Monday, October 2, Doors open at 7:15 p.m. – program begins at 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Cost: $99
* Pre-registration is required.

Legislative Policy Forum
Tuesday, October 3, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Education Management Committee
Tuesday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
REALTOR® and host of NAR’s “Drive with NAR” podcast, Marki Lemons Ryhal will give an AI presentation entitled, “Embracing AI and ChatGPT in Real Estate Education: Revolutionizing Processes and Systems”

Housing Opportunities Foundation Luncheon
Tuesday, October 3, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
The Housing Foundation is taking a donation of $75 to support the first-time homebuyers grant program. Come learn about the foundation’s initiatives and hear from subject matter experts. More details to come.

Appraisal Course (w/lunch)
Tuesday, October 3, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
“Data Collectors in the Appraisal Process Measuring to ANSI Standard” with AQB Certified USPAP Instructor  Rebecca Jones
3 hrs. – Appraisers/Salesperson and Brokers
Cost: $50
* Pre-registration IS required

Communications, Marketing & Technology Forum
Tuesday, October 3, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
REALTOR® and host of NAR’s “Drive with NAR” podcast, Marki Lemons Ryhal will give an Artificial Intelligence presentation entitled, “Unveiling the Potential: Unleashing Your Forum Excellence with ChatGPT”.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
Tuesday, October 3, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Kelly McDonald, one of the nation’s top experts in leadership, marketing, the customer experience and consumer trends will be presenting. Her book, “It’s Time to Talk about Race at Work: Every Leader’s Guide to Making Progress on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion” is one of the top Bestselling Business Books in the U.S.

Tuesday, October 3, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
All attendees are encouraged to participate in their board’s caucus to share details about the committee meetings attended that week in preparation for Monday’s Board of Directors meeting. Please note this important change to the caucuses. The caucuses will now be organized reflecting board/association size rather than region.

  • Small Board Caucus: fewer than 400 members
  • Medium Board Caucus: between 400 – 999 members
  • Large Board Caucus: between 1,000 – 9,999 members
  • Jumbo Board Caucus: 10,000 or more members

The purpose of the caucuses is to educate the members on action items that will be presented to the Board of Directors. The remaining time may be used to discuss other matters such as NYSAR committee meeting activities. The caucuses will be run by an appointee of the Executive Committee who will report back to the full Executive Committee.

Young Professionals Network (YPN) Happy Hour
Tuesday, October 3, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: $40
Enjoy three rounds of Musical Bingo, prizes, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Legal Update
Wednesday, October 4, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
During the session, NYSAR Legal Counsel Anthony Gatto, Esq. will provide an informative update on current legal issues.
Cost: FREE
* Approved for 1.0 hours of CE Credit and satisfies DOS Legal Matters requirement.
* Pre-registration is required.

Board of Directors
Wednesday, October 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Delegate Body
Wednesday, October 4, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Save the Date!

The “Opportunity Awaits” – NYSAR 2024 Mid-Winter Business Meetings are scheduled to be held at the Crowne Plaza Albany – Desmond Hotel and Conference Center on February 4-8, 2024. If you have questions about the NYSAR Business Meetings, please contact the NYSAR office at 518.463.0300.