Navigating the NAR Legislative Meetings

Excited for the upcoming 2022 NAR Legislative Meetings?  Thank you for joining thousands of your peers next week. We want to make sure that you enjoy the meetings as much as possible.

Below you will see the some resources available to help guide you through the meetings and connect with your fellow MetroTexans during the week.

Feel free to utilize these resources and we are looking forward to seeing you all at NAR and again thanks for your service to our industry.

Before You Set Sail...

During the week at NAR there will be many events and meetings that all of you would get great information from.  As a way to connect all of the MetroTex attendees we have created a GroupMe chat to share important information about times and locations for our appointments and meetings.

How to sign up for GroupMe.

1st Port of Call Registration Table…

Be sure to stop by the designated NAR registration area. At registration, you’ll pick up your name badge, event tickets and conference schedule. Feel free to ask questions or purchase additional tickets for lunches, special events, etc.

Chart your course…

Read through the information you receive at registration and chart your course for the days to follow. There are a mix of classes, informational sessions, networking opportunities, and meetings!  You won’t be able to attend everything, so find your passion and enjoy your conference!

Activities On Deck:

Committee meetings…
Attend any or all of the committee meetings that capture your attention. While attending meetings, you are welcome to sit anywhere on the perimeter, as table seating is reserved for committee members.  Feel free to raise your hand or go to the microphone to make a comment, as the Chairs often recognize and welcome visitor input.  When you do, please state your name and your association prior to your question or comment.  Reminder:  If a vote is taken, only Committee members may vote!

Time for a break?
Please visit the Tradeshow.  This is another great way to meet people, learn from vendors, and relax!

Evening events…
Be sure to review the receptions taking place during the evenings and get tickets in advance.  These events combine the opportunity to meet new people and greet old friends, often while enjoying a beverage and appetizers.   (Events do sell out, so purchase your tickets in advance online or as available, at the NAR Registration Table.

Hill Visits:
One of the greatest highlights of the NAR Legislative Conference is usually attending a meeting with your member of Congress.  Unfortunately, due to the schedule and visitor limitations this year, only two people will be able to attend Hill visits from our delegation.  These will be limited to the Federal Political Coordinators, volunteer leadership, and/or Government Affairs staff as deemed appropriate.  We look forward to the “regular” schedule next year and including more members on the Hill!

Final orders...

Don’t hesitate to ask questions, get involved, and have FUN!  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask a MetroTex or NAR staff member, or one of the members from MetroTex.  If this is your first time at an NAR conference remember we are here to make you feel welcome!

We’re so glad you’re attending and thank you for your service!