Call For Speakers | Chicago REALTORS® 360° Summit

Forward-thinking DEI requires a 360-degree view of where the Chicago real estate industry has come from, where we are and where we’re going. That’s where the Chicago REALTORS® 360° Summit comes in.

This Summit creates a space for the Chicago real estate community to inspire, recharge, empower and champion diversity, equity and inclusion – as well as Fair Housing – throughout our industry.

We are looking for individuals to deliver exceptional learning experiences, engagement and impact!

We are accepting both proposals and nominations for speakers that will bring together, engage, and incorporate a wide range of perspectives to advance the industry forward! Session objectives should be driven by research, data, practice, vision and/or engagement!

Speaker Application & Evaluation Process

Proposals are reviewed by Chicago REALTORS® staff and key leadership. We expect the speaker to honor their commitment to present the proposed session at the 360° Summit.

Speaker proposals are evaluated objectively with consideration of, but not limited to, one or more of the following lens:

  • Real-life case studies and their learned impact.
  • Practical actions that can successfully increase targeted goals, strategy and client experiences.
  • Stimulated discussion, hard conversations and attendee engagement.
  • Engaging content and data-driven understandings (historical and/or current).
  • Creative and thought-provoking insights.
  • Fresh perspectives on originated ideals and misconceptions.

All proposals should feature either diversity, equity, inclusion and/or fair housing perspectives. Click here to jump to the application section.

Your session should include at least one of the following:

  • Research: Explore recent studies and findings.
  • Best Practices/Case Studies: Ground promising examples in frameworks and/or structures that will be applicable to a variety of situations.
  • Training/Workshops: Host a highly interactive session, providing participants an opportunity to develop and practice new and existing skills.
  • Critical Issues/Deep Dives: Address emerging trends and frequently overlooked/under-addressed topics in the field.
  • Other: Describe your ideal session format and its objectives!

Benefits of Being A Presenter

With 17,000+ members, the Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR), is a mega-board local REALTOR® association with one of the most diverse Board of Directors, leadership and staff teams in the nation.

Speakers associated with CAR events are recognized as industry leaders and subject matter experts.


Position yourself as an industry expert and thought leader.

Meaningful Connections/Networking

Connect with other industry professionals, leaders and peers.

Showcase Your Know-How

Demonstrate your expertise and experience in the industry.


Provide insight to your peers by sharing the best industry and client practices.

Make an Impact

Make a significant and career-advancing impact with attendees.

Event Access

Receive complimentary admission to hear featuring keynotes, dynamic content sessions, speaker gift kits, and more.

Wide-Ranging Exposure

Garnering about 200 real estate professional attendees, the Chicago REALTORS® 360 Summit is one of the leading signature events for the association. Attendees include professionals locally, statewide and nationally.

Speaker Nominations

Speaker Applications

Panel Name: nominations

Sorry. This form is no longer available.

Panel Name: applications

Sorry. This form is no longer available.