Colorado Association of REALTORS | CAR Fall Forum
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CAR Fall Forum

Snowmass, October 8-11 2023


The 2023 CAR Fall Forum is geared towards REALTORS® who want to become more involved at CAR or in the REALTOR® association. Don’t miss out on new ideas, new products, networking and fun this October 8-11, 2023. We hope you can attend in-person to engage with other REALTOR® leaders and explore new ideas in beautiful Snowmass, Colorado this fall.   Included with your registration is a opening reception, networking lunch, coffee breaks and sessions like:

  • Keynote Speakers Christine Hansen and Jason De León
  • CAR Strategic Think Tank with Brian Copeland
  • Risk Management Forum
  • “Back to the Future” Networking Lunch
  • and more!

Also make plans to add-on your ticket to the CAR Inaugural Dinner to meet the new CAR Leadership Team and celebrate this past year. Please view this letter from the Viewline Hotel about changes made to accommodate attendees better this year.


Where: Viewline Resort Snowmass. Address: 100 Elbert Ln, Snowmass Village, CO 81615.  Phone: (970) 923-8200. The host hotel is sold out during our conference dates. Please reference your Fall Forum confirmation email for information about additional hotel accommodations. 

Registration Fee: $300/person

Host hotel Information is as follows:

Viewline Resort Snowmass

Address: 100 Elbert Ln, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Phone: (970) 923-8200

Valet parking: $50/nightly

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Pets Allowed with one-time pet fee of $125.

The host hotel is sold out during our conference dates. Please reference your Fall Forum confirmation email for information about additional hotel accommodations. 

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Pricing is Paramount and 5 Steps to Success in Any Market presented by RRC: Two pre-conference courses are being offered by RRC on Sunday, October 8. Pricing is Paramount is from 8am-12pm, and 5 Steps to Success in Any Market is 12:30pm-4:30pm. Please click the course name above of the course you wish to register for. Any questions can be directed to Kati Harken at 303-909-5990. Click Here for a Flyer.

CAR Welcome Reception – Sponsored by Mountain District Boards/Associations: Open to all registered attendees, this event is a great place to meet up before dinner, see old friends, or make new connections.  Two (2) drink tickets per registered attendee will be provided as well as a cash bar. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Sunday, October 8.

Keynote “The Role of Leadership in the Era of Rapid Change and Uncertainty” with Christine Hansen: Join Christine and discover tips and tricks on how to navigate this ever-changing real estate market as a leader. Conversation will include key leadership traits, building your leadership foundation, and expect audience participation!

The Risk Management Legal Session: Join Scott Peterson and guest attorneys at this lively session where you will not only increase your legal knowledge in real estate, but also be entertained.

2023 Legislators of the Year & 2024 Legislative Preview: The CAR Government Affairs team will present Legislator of the Year Awards to six legislators who were committed to housing and property rights issues in the 2023 legislative session. All attendees are welcome to attend and bring your questions as we discuss what you need to know about potential legislation for the upcoming 2024 session.

CAR Inaugural Dinner: Join us for our “80s REALTOR® Prom” themed dinner to thank past leadership and to meet the new CAR leadership team. The CAR REALTOR® of the Year award will be presented along with other Distinguished Service awards for an evening you don’t want to miss. Monday, October 9. Dress encouraged is 80s Prom Style. This event requires a separate ticket.

Christine Hansen – Breakout Session: “Discovering the True Authentic Leader Within You” with Christine Hansen: 5 ways to discover & build the best version of YOU! Which again will blend into the title of Discovering the true authentic leader within you. This will be light and a little more personal and will really dive into the best way to understand who you are and also who you are not!

Strategic Think Tank Forum: Join the Strategic Thinking Committee and facilitator Brian Copeland as we explore the Power of Moments: Creating mentally healthy moments, creating professional moments, and creating welcoming moments. This powerful, interactive brainstorming session is designed to reset the way you approach business and leadership and will leave you with new tools to create amazing, memorable moments.

Networking Lunch: Get ready to “Back to the Future” at this 80’s themed Networking lunch. Marty and Doc will guide your team through a fun networking activity with prizes. The Exhibit Hall game “Nightmare on REALTOR® Street” prize will be drawn at the end of this event, so make sure you game card is complete and handed in before attending. You must be present to win. Boxed lunches will be served.

Keynote “Uncovering the Stories at the U.S.-Mexico Border” with Jason De León: Anthropologist and Author Jason De León will discuss the current situation unfolding on the border of Mexico and the United States, share his outlook on the future of the issue of clandestine migration, and what we can do to help make the world a better, more welcoming place for all. Session brought to you by CAR’s Diversity & Inclusion and Global Committees.

MLS Forum: Join MLS professionals Sam DeBord, CEO of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), and James Yockel, CEO of the Greater Rochester Assoc of REALTORS® as they discuss current MLS trends across the state and nation.

RPAC Reception: Come celebrate all that the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has accomplished this year on Tuesday, October 10. Join us as we recognize our top RPAC Investors, while enjoying drinks, appetizers, and a chance to win a $500 gift card. Cost to attend: $25 a ticket, which goes directly to RPAC. All Major Investors who have completed their 2023 investment will get a free to ticket. This event requires a separate ticket. You may purchase tickets here.

Committee Descriptions:

AE Forum (invite only)

At this meeting, Local Association Executives discuss various topics affecting members, local boards, and the real estate industry.  The Forum is also an opportunity for AEs and CAR to share information, exchange ideas, and develop new ways to work better together to provide optimal services to members.


CAR BOD Meeting

The CAR Board of Directors Meeting is the bi-annual governance meeting of the CAR Board of Directors.



The purpose of CAR Business Services, Inc. is to develop innovative programs and services for Colorado REALTORS® and generate non-dues revenue to CAR. Directors are elected by the Board of CAR Business Services, Inc.


CAR Foundation BOD Meeting

The CAR Foundation invites you to join our mission to help all Coloradans find safe and attainable housing.  Join us for our Board of Directors meeting and learn about our impact, plans for this year and how you can get involved.


CAR Past President Forum (invite only)

Past Presidents & Past Chairs Forum is to share historical and current perspectives on today’s association and industry challenges.


Colorado Project Wildfire Task Force

This session will deliver exclusive insights on these wide-ranging efforts, tools and resources designed to help you make a direct impact in your community to lessen the risk and damage caused by wildfires every year, including valuable resources available to your clients/homeowners.


District Forums

Prior to the Board of Directors Meeting, CAR’s five districts (Western, Northeast, Southeast, Mountain and Metro) will have an opportunity to meet separately and discuss BOD meeting motions and agenda items.


Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The Diversity & Inclusion Committee explores and identifies inclusion and diversity strengths, issues, and opportunities within all aspects of CAR.


Finance Committee

The Finance Committee reviews and sets guidelines for the annual budget that is then considered by the Leadership Council and the Board of Directors. The Finance Committee also reviews and manages the Colorado Association of REALTORS®’ fiscal operations, reporting to the Board of Directors at each regular meeting.


Investment Committee

The Investment Committee selects and oversees CAR’s investment firm, reviews the CAR Investment Policy, and reviews and makes recommendations on investment strategies for CAR, RPAC, and Issues Mobilization funds.


Leadership Council Meeting

The Leadership Council conducts the affairs of CAR during this meeting.


Member Services Committee

The Member Services Committee focuses on the areas of Member Awareness, Consumer Awareness, Communications, Professional Development, Conferences & Events, Research, Market Trends, and Media Relations.


NAR Director’s Meeting (invite only)

This meeting consists of all NAR Directors from Colorado. National issues, challenges, and areas of concern are addressed.


Brian Copeland

Brian Copeland is an active sales agent and Realtor in Nashville, Tennessee. He has appeared on numerous HGTV and The Learning Channel television shows and served as one of Facebook’s Global Community Leadership Council members. Brian has been a top producer in the Nashville market for 17 years. Brian and his spouse live with their two children on a farm where they raise cows, goats, chickens, and alpacas.


Jason De León

Jason De León is the Executive Director of the Undocumented Migration Project, a non-profit that raises awareness about migration and assists families searching for their missing loved ones. During the course of archaeological fieldwork, he met many people in Mexico who shared their often harrowing stories of migration with him. For his internationally renowned work in shedding light on the complexity of migration and U.S. immigration policies, De León was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2017.


Christine Hansen

  • Licensed in 1987 obtaining my Brokers license in 1989.
  • 2007 President of Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors
  • 2009 NAR leadership academy
  • 2017 NAR Liaison of Member Communications
  • 2018 Florida Realtor President
  • 2019 NAR Realtor Party Director
  • 2020 NAR Vice President of Advocacy
  • NAR Executive Committee
  • WCR member since 2003
  • Designations & Certifications: CRB/CIPS/GRI/AHWD & C2EX
  • Licensed since 2007 to teach You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
  • Broker/Owner Century 21 Hansen Realty which was establishes in 1977
  • 2nd tier Hall of Fame RPAC 2021

Scott Peterson

Scott is an experienced real estate and business professional with an extensive background representing individuals and companies on a broad range of matters. He currently serves as General Counsel for the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR), the state’s largest real estate trade association. Scott is also an experienced actor and appears in many below average CAR video productions.

Don't Miss the Nightmare on REALTOR® Street Expo Hall
Don't Miss the Nightmare on REALTOR® Street Expo Hall
Visit all the booths, roll the dice, and see if you can win big at the CAR Expo Hall. Rules and game sheets will be handed out at registration. Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep. Good Luck!
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Welcome Reception Co-Sponsor
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Mountain District Boards/Associations - Welcome Reception
Mountain District Boards/Associations - Welcome Reception
Steamboat Springs, Summit REALTORS®, Pagosa Springs Area, Telluride, Glenwood Springs, Vail, Grand County, Aspen, and Gunnison-Crested Butte.
Host Hotel

Viewline Resort Snowmass 100 Elbert Lane, Snowmass CO 81615

Two pre-conference courses presented by RRC
Pricing is Paramount” and “5 Steps to Success in Any Market”