National Realtor Tech Conference Coming to Honolulu

Agent-Reboot by Chad A.Johnson/FlickrAgent Reboot, a series of real estate conferences focused on technology and social media, is coming to Honolulu, and two local Hawaii social media practitioners with expertise in real estate have been added to the program.

Agent Reboot Honolulu will take place Wednesday, August 24, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sheraton Waikiki. The event is presented by Inman News, a leading real estate information agency. The Honolulu conference is one of 24 staged across the country this year, and will feature an all-new program refined at Inman’s annual event in San Francisco last month.

In just six hours, real estate agents will learn from the best experts in the industry how they can make mobile, social, video, blogging and many more cutting-edge technologies work for their real estate business. Agent Reboot offers the specific, practical and tactical ideas to help make Realtors thrive. The national speakers include Darin Persinger (Productivity Junkies), Sherry Chris (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate CEO) and Katie Lance (Inman News Director of Social Media).

But For the Honolulu event, Agent Reboot has enlisted Big Island digital marketer Julie Ziemelis (@JulieZiemelis) and Honolulu Realtor Kelly Mitchell (@HawaiiRealty) as local ambassadors, and added them to the official program.

Kelly Mitchell Julie Ziemelis

Ziemelis and Mitchell, who were both at Inman Connect in San Francisco, will speak on a morning panel titled “Social Media Insights – Making the Smartest Investment of Your Time,” alongside fellow panelist Nicolay and moderator Lance. They are also organizing a post-conference “mai tai meetup” at RumFire.

Calling it a “career highlight,” Ziemelis wrote on her Facebook page, “I have been gunning to present for Inman Media for almost a year. Very excited to be up on a ‘real’ stage!”

Chris Smith, Inman News’ Chief Evangelist, will serve as emcee for Agent Reboot Honolulu.

Topics included in the program:

  • 15 Mobile tools that will make you stand out
  • Developing a content strategy that sells
  • Making money with social media
  • Future-proof yourself: Capturing people’s attention with video
  • Lifestyle branding: Why it matters
  • Test before you invest: Improving lead conversion
  • Dollars and sense: Knowing where to spend and when to save

To view a complete list of all 24 Agent Reboot locations for 2011, go to Tickets are $49 and can be purchased online at The price is $99 for anyone who registers on-site.

Follow the Agent Reboot conversation on Twitter via @AgentReboot, or follow the hashtag #agentrb. In addition, view additional details and comments from attendees and speakers on Facebook.

National sponsors include Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kodak, Lowe’s,,, Diverse Solutions, Century 21, Docusign and Homes Media Solutions. The exclusive association sponsor is Hawaii Information Service (my employer).

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Ryan Ozawa

Ryan Kawailani Ozawa has immersed himself in new technologies and online communities since the days before the web. From running a dial-up BBS in the early '90s to exploring today’s dynamic world of "Web 2.0" and social media, he has long embraced and evangelized the ways in which technology can bring people together.