Highlights from the 2018 Annual Conference
The National Public Records Research Association held its 2018 Annual Conference on Thursday, September 27 – Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta hotel in Atlanta, GA. The conference offered attendees information on the latest legislative issues, tips on getting the best results for their companies, and the opportunity to broaden their scope of knowledge regarding public records research. There were also nightly opportunities to network and socialize with colleagues while exploring the fun city of Atlanta.
The Bellwether Effect Part IDr. Lance Secretan, The Secretan Center Inc.
The Bellwether Effect explores how and why leaders are attracted to, and seduced by, trendy ideas, and the process by which these ideas then become mainstream. Speaker Lance Secretan calls the originators of these trends “bellwethers.” Secretan shared eight examples of counterproductive business practices and proposed novel and inspiring alternatives that could lead to transformation and an inspiring culture.
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Modernization of A Centuries-Old Office – The Notarial ActMike Smith, Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority Director of Communications and Compliance
Technology’s tentacles are reaching out to the traditional notarial act as US states explore legislation authorizing remote/online notarial acts. Attendees examined legislative adoption across the US and discussed the differences between the traditional paper notarization and the remote/online act.
Compliance & New Legislation in Delaware and BeyondAlan Stachura, CT CorporationSenior Manager – Government Relations
This session covered legislative changes in Delaware and other jurisdictions, with a particular focus on Registered Agent Compliance, OFAC Compliance, increased scrutiny and governmental insight of our industry while looking forward to see what is on the horizon. The session also touched on hot topics impacting the states and our industry and provide plenty of time for questions.
Happy Hour Speed Networking
This was the hottest networking event of the year! As NPRRA conference attendees consistently express, networking is one of the key ingredients to the success of their careers. At this event, attendees were provided customized schedules to help maximize their connections.
Attract, Lead, & Retain Millennials: Proven Strategies to Enhance Millennial Performance and EngagementRyan Jenkins, Keynote Speaker, Author, and Inc.com Columnist
Millennials are highly disengaged at work and are leaving companies because of it. Only 29% of employed Millennials are engaged at work and only 50% of Millennials plan to be working at their company 1 year from now. Optimize the largest generation in the workforce. Ryan equiped leaders and managers with proven and practical strategies to dramatically improve the managing, recruiting, retention, and engagement of Millennials. While they bring valuable skills, insights, and ambition to the workplace, they are often a source for tension among experienced leaders and managers. Ryan shared relevant data and innovative insights to better understand what drives Millennial employee performance. This program provided tactical strategies to dramatically improve the managing, recruiting, retention, and engagement of Millennials.
Blockchain TechnologyMatthew O’Toole, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Partner
The Delaware Blockchain Initiative was launched in 2016. In 2017, the Delaware General Corporation Law was amended to enable “blockchain shares” and other uses of blockchain technology by Delaware corporations. In 2018, similar amendments to Delaware’s LLC and other alternative entity statutes were enacted. This program provided a brief, general introduction to blockchain technology and an overview of the Delaware Blockchain Initiative, describing the recent statutory amendments, reviewing practical issues from both transactional and litigation perspectives, and discussing next steps.
The Bellwether Effect Part IIDr. Lance Secretan, The Secretan Center Inc.
The Bellwether Effect explores how and why leaders are attracted to, and seduced by, trendy ideas, and the process by which these ideas then become mainstream. Speaker Lance Secretan calls the originators of these trends “bellwethers.” Secretan shared eight examples of counterproductive business practices and proposes novel and inspiring alternatives that could lead to transformation and an inspiring culture.
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Thanks to our 2018 Sponsors
- A+ Super Search
- Charles Jones LLC
- IBCF - International Business Co. Formation
- Incorporating Services, Ltd.
- International Business Co. Formation (IBCF)
- NRAI Services Inc.
- Precision Corporate Services, Inc.
- Synergy Corporate Services
- Accumera LLC
- Advanced Corp Agents
- Axis Research - Florida, LLC
- Axis Research, Inc.
- Best Lien Search Service LLC
- Corpkit Legal Supplies
- First American Title UCC Division
- Florida Filing and Search Services, Inc.
- Infinity Professional Services Group Inc.
- Liberty Corporate Services, Inc.
- Penncorp Servicegroup, Inc.
- Quick Data Services, Inc.
- Records Research Inc / Nebraska Title Company
- Universal Registered Agents, Inc.
- Worldwide Corporate Advisors
- Boomerang Information Services, Inc.
- CLAS Information Services
- Concord Search & Retrieval Inc.
- Heartland Corporate Services
- National Document, LLC
- Sunshine Corporate Filing of Florida
- Walker Brothers Insurance
- ASA Inc.
- Honolulu Information Service, Inc.
- National Service Information Inc.
- Professional Filing & Search Services, Inc.
- Search Company of North Dakota LLC