President's Update: Break Down Technology Barriers

ABoR has several opportunities on the horizon to empower you to finish the year strong! Learn more about the Association, discover emerging tech trends, and enter to win a dream vacation getaway.  

November 4: ThinkUp LIVE + Annual Meeting

Get ready for a double feature during ABoR’s final ThinkUp LIVE installment of 2021! ABoR CEO Emily Chenevert and CMO Kelea Youngblood are back and excited to bring you live takeaways and answer member questions during the event.  

We’ll be kicking things off with our Annual Meeting, where yours truly and CEO Emily Chenevert will deliver a State of the Association that celebrates all the accomplishments and happenings at ABoR and ACTRIS in 2021, as well as a glimpse of what you can expect in the year ahead.  

If you’re a business owner, it’s time to step into a new era and start thinking more open-mindedly about tech tools and innovations. We will dive into these new tech trends during ThinkUp LIVE with a Tech Talk from Jeff Turner, partner of KTK Partners (Tangilla), International Speaker, Entrepreneur in Residence for Second Century Ventures, and a Strategic Advisor to multiple real estate technology startups around the world. Major advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning aren’t just on the horizon in our industry – they’re already here! Get an eye-opening tour of the latest and greatest innovations in the real estate space and hear a forecast of what’s just over the horizon.  

Following Jeff’s program, we'll hear rapid-fire pitches from three up-and coming tech companies that are making waves in the real estate industry. As a launch partner for the National Association of REALTORS®’s REACH Program, ABoR is now bringing you the opportunity to be the first to hear about and weigh in on emerging innovations in real estate! For our first REACH pitch session at ThinkUp LIVE, we’ve enlisted several up-and-coming companies compiled of small real estate businesses and entrepreneurs to get the word out about their brand and help agents like you! This is the perfect opportunity to hear about the game-changing technology trends emerging in real estate right now and see how you can utilize these companies in your own career. 

ABoR will round out ThinkUp LIVE by announcing the winner of the ABoR Foundation’s 2021 Vacation Raffle. See the vacation packages available and learn how you can purchase your tickets below! 

We’ll see you at the final ThinkUp LIVE event of 2021 on November 4 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.! Register now online at 

Win a Vacation While Supporting the ABoR Foundation 

The ABoR Foundation focuses on housing, education, and disaster relief work to solve the most pressing issues in our Central Texas community. When disasters strike, we mobilize support from membership to contribute hundreds of hands-on hours and tens of thousands of dollars to help those in need. Since 1978, the ABoR Foundation has invested in hundreds of initiatives that have paid dividends to the Central Texas area in the form of happier people, healthier communities, and new opportunities for our fellow Texans. 

You can support the ABoR Foundation by purchasing a raffle ticket in our 2021 Vacation RaffleA member favorite, the ABoR Foundation Raffle allows the winner to choose between one four incredible vacation packagesincluding:  

  • Around the World Choice Vacation  
  • Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive Stay 
  • Tuscany Culinary Escape 
  • Disney World Family Adventure  

Buy one ticket for $50 or five for $200 (1 FREE ticket!) by November 1 for a chance to win one of the dream getaways! And if you’re not comfortable traveling yet, don’t worry! You have up to two years to claim your vacation package! Visit for full details on vacation packages and how to buy your ticket. 

  • This article previously ran in RealtyLine Austin's October edition.