– Schedule of Events –

Leaders in Luxury 2018

Click below to see each day's schedule of events and session information. Please note that the schedule of events, speakers, and details are subject to change.

Thursday, November 8

4:00 PM | Registration & Information

The Information Desk will be open from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM to pick up your event badge and welcome kit. Institute staff will be available to help answer any questions about the upcoming event.

Palos Verdes Ballroom Lobby


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception and the Lobby Bar & Lounge and continue down the hallway past Marineland Ballroom toward the Palos Verdes Ballroom

6:00 PM | First Time Attendee Reception (Invite Only)

This invitation-only reception is for first time attendees of Leaders in Luxury to meet Institute staff and trainers and ask any questions to better prepare them for the experience ahead. It is also a great opportunity to network with other first time attendees from across North America.

Ballroom Circle Driveway


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception and the Lobby Bar & Lounge and continue down the hallway past Marineland and Palos Verdes Ballrooms


Cocktail attire. Please note that this is an outdoor reception


Passed hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail


7:00 PM | Welcome Reception

This special networking reception for all Leaders in Luxury attendees is a chance to foster new professional relationships and catch up with friends while enjoying cocktails and dinner in a beautiful coastal setting.

Ballroom Circle Driveway


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception and the Lobby Bar & Lounge and continue down the hallway past Marineland and Palos Verdes Ballrooms


Cocktail attire. Please note that this is an outdoor reception


Passed hors d'oeuvres, buffet, beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail


8:00 PM | Networking After Hours (Optional)

Keep the party going and enjoy a drink with friends by the fire. The Lobby Bar is open until 1:00 AM and features live music until 10:00 PM.

Lobby Bar & Lounge


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception. The Lobby Bar is located on the other side of the Lounge Fireplace


Cocktail attire


Beverage offerings for purchase include classic cocktails with a modern twist, wines by the glass emphasizing California wines, regional microbrews and international beer varieties, with food available for purchase until 12:00 AM

Friday, November 9

7:00 AM | RECHARGE: Morning Activities (Optional)

Enjoy yoga by the sea, a nature hike, and other activities that will energize and prepare you for an amazing day! Visit the Event Calendar at Terranea.com for a list of all planned activities.

8:00 AM | Registration & Information

The Information Desk will be open from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM. Institute staff will be available to help answer any questions about the event.

Palos Verdes Ballroom Lobby


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception and the Lobby Bar & Lounge and continue down the hallway past Marineland Ballroom toward the Palos Verdes Ballroom

8:00 AM | REFRESH: Breakfast

Enjoy a breakfast buffet and the ocean breeze just steps from the morning sessions.

Ballroom Circle Driveway


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception and the Lobby Bar & Lounge and continue down the hallway past Marineland Ballroom toward Palos Verdes Ballroom


A breakfast buffet will feature fresh and local ingredients, from pastries to protein, as well as coffee, tea, and juices

9:00 AM | State of the Union

Hear the latest updates from The Institute in our first State of the Union.

Diane Hartley, President of The Institute


Palos Verdes Ballroom


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception and the Lobby Bar & Lounge and continue down the hallway past Marineland Ballroom to the Palos Verdes Ballroom


Business casual attire


Coffee, tea, and water will be available in the Ballroom

9:15 AM | LUXTALK: Find Your Inspiration

How can busy professionals stay healthy and successful? What do you do when obstacles try to prevent you from accomplishing your goals? Hear the inspirational story of Jim Walberg, a cancer thriver, on what is required from all of us to better serve our families, our clients, and our communities in order to truly be successful.

Jim Walberg, Pacific Union International


Palos Verdes Ballroom


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception and the Lobby Bar & Lounge and continue down the hallway past Marineland Ballroom to the Palos Verdes Ballroom


Business casual attire


Coffee, tea, and water will be available in the Ballroom

9:45 AM | LUXTALK: Craft Your Story

Join Matthew Ferrara as he explores the art of storytelling for high-performing sales people and organizations. Learn how to transform your social engagement, personal branding, and listing marketing from mere data into engaging, emotionally-connecting stories. Leverage the wisdom of great storytellers and legendary marketers to bring your message alive using better words, images, and video.

Matthew Ferrara


Palos Verdes Ballroom


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception and the Lobby Bar & Lounge and continue down the hallway past Marineland Ballroom to the Palos Verdes Ballroom


Business casual attire


Coffee, tea, and water will be available in the Ballroom

10:30 AM | REFRESH: Morning Break

Take moment to get some air, chat with fellow attendees and vendors, or catch up on some work.

A selection of fruit and protein snacks will be available

10:45 AM | Award Finalist Presentations

Learn from the techniques and strategies in the presentations from the finalists of the Marketing Awards and get your chance to vote on the winners!

Marketing Award Finalists


Palos Verdes Ballroom


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception and the Lobby Bar & Lounge and continue down the hallway past Marineland Ballroom to the Palos Verdes Ballroom


Business casual attire


Coffee, tea, and water will be available in the Ballroom

12:00 PM | REFRESH: Lunch

Enjoy a delicious lunch on the Terrace while networking with other attendees and preferred partners.

Ballroom Circle Driveway


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception and the Lobby Bar & Lounge and continue down the hallway past Marineland and Palos Verdes Ballrooms


A buffet selection featuring fresh and local ingredients

1:00 PM | Professional Development Experience

A good pitch or relatable story can make or break a deal. Through a series of exercises led by the educators from The Groundlings Theatre & School, learn how to engage with tough negotiators with confidence, exhibit strong body language, and overcome nerves using the tools of improv. With these practical strategies, you will be able to walk into any situation with the confidence, competence, and dynamic thinking that can truly grow your business.

Teachers of The Groundlings Theatre & School


Breakout Rooms


Your breakout leader will direct you to the session rooms.


Business casual attire


Water will be available in the breakout spaces

3:00 PM | REFRESH: Afternoon Break

Take moment to get some air, chat with fellow attendees and vendors, or catch up on some work.

A delicious selection of sweet treats will be available

3:15 PM | LUXTALK: The Terranea Experience

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TBD


Palos Verdes Ballroom


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception and the Lobby Bar & Lounge and continue down the hallway past Marineland Ballroom to the Palos Verdes Ballroom


Business casual attire


Water will be available in the Ballroom

3:45 PM | RECHARGE: Evening Break

This extended break is a chance to rest, relax, network, catch up on work, and get ready for the evening's festivities!

6:00 PM | MARKETING AWARDS+GALA

  • 6:00 PM - Networking Reception on the Ballroom Circle Driveway
  • 7:00 PM - Dinner in the Ballroom
  • 7:45 PM - Presentation of the 2018 Marketing Awards
  • 8:15 PM - Private improv performance by The Groundlings

Ballroom Circle Driveway and Palos Verdes Ballroom


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception and the Lobby Bar & Lounge and continue down the hallway past Marineland Ballroom to the Palos Verdes Ballroom


Festive cocktail attire. Please note that the Networking Reception is outdoors.


A selection of beer, wine, soda, and a specialty cocktail and passed hors d'oeuvres will be available at the Networking Reception. Other beverages will be available for purchase. A three-course dinner will be served in the Ballroom.

9:30 PM | Networking After Hours (Optional)

Keep the party going and enjoy a drink with friends by the fire. The Lobby Bar is open until 1:30 AM and features live music until 10:00 PM.

Lobby Bar & Lounge


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception. The Lobby Bar is located on the other side of the Lounge Fireplace


Festive cocktail attire


Beverage offerings for purchase include classic cocktails with a modern twist, wines by the glass emphasizing California wines, regional microbrews and international beer varieties, with food available for purchase until 1:00 AM

Saturday, November 10

7:00 AM | RECHARGE: Morning Activities (Optional)

Enjoy yoga by the sea, a nature hike, and other activities that will energize and prepare you for an amazing day! Visit the Event Calendar at Terranea.com for a list of all planned activities.

8:00 AM | Information

The Information Desk will be open from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Institute staff will be available to help answer any questions about the event.

Palos Verdes Ballroom Lobby


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception and the Lobby Bar & Lounge and continue down the hallway past Marineland Ballroom toward the Palos Verdes Ballroom

8:00 AM | REFRESH: Lite Breakfast

Enjoy a lite breakfast buffet and the morning breeze just steps from the morning sessions.

Ballroom Circle Driveway


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception and the Lobby Bar & Lounge and continue down the hallway past Marineland Ballroom toward Palos Verdes Ballroom


A continental breakfast buffet will feature fresh and local ingredients, as well as coffee, tea, and juices

8:30 AM | LUXTALK: The California Effect

California is the world's fifth largest economy and home to nearly 40 million people. The regulations and trends coming out of this diverse state impact not only the rest of the Americas, but also the world. Hear from the California Association of REALTORS® chief economist on the upcoming trends and forecasts that will impact your business.

Leslie Appleton-Young, Vice President and Chief Economist, California Association or REALTORS®


Palos Verdes Ballroom


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception and the Lobby Bar & Lounge and continue down the hallway past Marineland Ballroom to the Palos Verdes Ballroom


Business casual attire


Coffee, tea, and water will be available in the Ballroom

9:15 AM | LUXTALK: The Social Agent

Social media can be one of the most versatile tools in an entrepreneur’s toolbox, but are you using it to its full potential? With the help of social media marketing expert Tony Giordano, you can use multiple social media websites to research new clients, prospect, build relationships, generate leads, and create brand awareness.

Tony Giordano, The Oppulent Agency


Palos Verdes Ballroom


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception and the Lobby Bar & Lounge and continue down the hallway past Marineland Ballroom to the Palos Verdes Ballroom


Business casual attire


Coffee, tea, and water will be available in the Ballroom

10:15 AM | REFRESH: Brunch

Take moment to get some air, chat with fellow attendees and vendors, and enjoy a delicious brunch buffet.

Palos Verdes Ballroom Lobby


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception and the Lobby Bar & Lounge and continue down the hallway past Marineland Ballroom to the Palos Verdes Ballroom


Business casual attire


Brunch buffet, including a mimosa and Bloody Mary bar

10:45 AM | Innovation Roundtables

Through facilitated roundtable discussions, you will have the opportunity to share your techniques and hear how other industry leaders tackle the toughest challenges facing real estate professionals today. This final session ensures that you leave Leaders in Luxury with the strategies and confidence to take on tomorrow!

Palos Verdes Ballroom


On the Lobby Level (Level 4), proceed through Reception and the Lobby Bar & Lounge and continue down the hallway past Marineland Ballroom to the Palos Verdes Ballroom


Business casual attire


Coffee, tea, and water will be available in the Ballroom