You Asked For It! Announcing BPCON 2021 - New Orleans!!!

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Originally posted by @Suzanne Ludlum :

@Monica Soyemi Maybe you can room share with someone from the conference. I used to do that to save on expensive rooms. It's also a great way to connect with other investors!

I have free nights at any Marriott or Sheraton right now. So its not costing me anything to stay but the Sheraton doesn't have a pool. I booked at the JW Marriott right next door for that reason.  

@Mindy Jensen I am looking forward to attending my second BP conference, BPCON2021! I just booked my flight and hotel at the Sheraton Hotel arriving Sunday afternoon. @Shiloh Lundahl thanks for the shout out. We will definitely spend some time together catching up. 

@Alexandra Hughes Pailet one request for the team at BP. Please record all the sessions and make them available on-demand to show attendees later. There are so many good sessions that conflict with each other and it is hard to pick. 

For those who attended the first conference, the format is a little different this time. You may all remember that attendance to the sessions was open choice when you got there. That resulted in some sessions being overcrowded. Literally people couldn't get into the room and it was probably a fire code violation. This time you have to sign up for your sessions when you book. That will help with overcrowding.

For Sunday night I am looking for something to do. If there is a vendor hosting an event, let me know. If nothing else I am sure a group of us could grab some drinks and talk real estate at one of the many fine establishments.  

These are the sessions I signed up for:

Monday 10-11: Establishing Market Dominance Through Search Engine Optimization with my buddy @Jerryll Noorden who told me "the more people in the room the better". He prefers speaking in front of larger crowds. Jerryll is a smart dude and guaranteed you will pick up some great tips on getting better search ranking. If you are direct marketing to buy homes, you have to attend this session.

Monday 11:15-12:15: Diversification Through Note Investing and Other Lessons From 30+ Years in Real Estate Business with @Dave Van Horn who I have never met, but look forward to attending his session. I have never done note investing so I picked this as a way to get exposed to a new area of real estate that I lack experience. There is also a short term rental panel at the same time that has @Avery Carl and others in discussion. I am sure that is an excellent session too for anyone looking to learn more about STR and vacation rental market. I saw Avery speak in the first BPCON. She did great and she packed the room.

Monday 1:45-2:45: How to Start A Podcast to Build Your Business with @Kevin Leahy @Scott Trench @Brandon Turner @Liz Faircloth @Andrea Guidelli. This session was a an easy pick with all the talented and smart people presenting. I have actually considered starting a podcast with the volumes of real estate knowledge in my head and a couple good ideas for unique concepts. All I really lack is the "how to get started" part and maybe a good co-host. Unfortunately there are a couple other good sessions at the same time including one on Tax Strategy and @Brian Burke talking about syndications.

Tuesday 10:30-11:30: 5 Strategies for Growing Your Real Estate Business (or any business) with the untaggable @J Scott . What else do I need to say? J Scott is usually the smartest guy in the room, so I am sure there will be lots of good nuggets of information. He has a ton of early content in the BP forums and has authored several books. Of course he is also the Business podcast host.

Tuesday 1:15-2:15: 10 Lessons Learned from Buying 3000 Units in 2 Years with Brandon Turner and Brian Murray. That is all they bought in two years, man they need to get hustling, haha. Open Door Capital is seriously impressive. Even with doing that many deals, they are raising money faster than they can find deals. Obviously Brandon is an amazing spokesperson for the brand, but there is much more under the hood in that business. I am interested to hear more.

Tuesday 2:30-3:30: How to Invest Using Tax Liens with my friend and fellow  @Ned Carey who I am looking forward to meeting in person. I don't know much about tax liens, so this should be interesting. has a BRRRR session at the same time that I am sure will also be great and well attended.

There are also keynote addresses and a live podcast recording that will open to everyone. It looks like a great line up.

The Sheraton is $250 a night which is the conference rate. My Marriott rewards rate for the same nights was over $300, so yes the $250 rate is a discounted rate. If you want to save some money you can stay a half mile away for half that price. In my experience it is better to book your hotel at the conference venue, but if you are on a budget there are good hotels in walking distance. 

I have traveled the country and been to most every major city. New Orleans is one city I have never been to, so I am excited to check it out. I look forward to meeting so many of you. Anyone attending and interested in connecting, feel free to send me a connection request. It is great to know people before you get there.

Originally posted by @Joe Splitrock :

@Mindy Jensen I am looking forward to attending my second BP conference, BPCON2021! I just booked my flight and hotel at the Sheraton Hotel arriving Sunday afternoon. @Shiloh Lundahl thanks for the shout out. We will definitely spend some time together catching up. 

@Alexandra Hughes Pailet one request for the team at BP. Please record all the sessions and make them available on-demand to show attendees later. There are so many good sessions that conflict with each other and it is hard to pick. 

For those who attended the first conference, the format is a little different this time. You may all remember that attendance to the sessions was open choice when you got there. That resulted in some sessions being overcrowded. Literally people couldn't get into the room and it was probably a fire code violation. This time you have to sign up for your sessions when you book. That will help with overcrowding.

For Sunday night I am looking for something to do. If there is a vendor hosting an event, let me know. If nothing else I am sure a group of us could grab some drinks and talk real estate at one of the many fine establishments.  

These are the sessions I signed up for:

Monday 10-11: Establishing Market Dominance Through Search Engine Optimization with my buddy @Jerryll Noorden who told me "the more people in the room the better". He prefers speaking in front of larger crowds. Jerryll is a smart dude and guaranteed you will pick up some great tips on getting better search ranking. If you are direct marketing to buy homes, you have to attend this session.

 DUDE!!!!!

Do you have any idea how much more nervous you just made me!!

Punk!

Originally posted by @Joe Splitrock :

@Mindy Jensen I am looking forward to attending my second BP conference, BPCON2021! I just booked my flight and hotel at the Sheraton Hotel arriving Sunday afternoon. @Shiloh Lundahl thanks for the shout out. We will definitely spend some time together catching up. 

@Alexandra Hughes Pailet one request for the team at BP. Please record all the sessions and make them available on-demand to show attendees later. There are so many good sessions that conflict with each other and it is hard to pick. 

For those who attended the first conference, the format is a little different this time. You may all remember that attendance to the sessions was open choice when you got there. That resulted in some sessions being overcrowded. Literally people couldn't get into the room and it was probably a fire code violation. This time you have to sign up for your sessions when you book. That will help with overcrowding.

For Sunday night I am looking for something to do. If there is a vendor hosting an event, let me know. If nothing else I am sure a group of us could grab some drinks and talk real estate at one of the many fine establishments.  

These are the sessions I signed up for:

Monday 10-11: Establishing Market Dominance Through Search Engine Optimization with my buddy @Jerryll Noorden who told me "the more people in the room the better". He prefers speaking in front of larger crowds. Jerryll is a smart dude and guaranteed you will pick up some great tips on getting better search ranking. If you are direct marketing to buy homes, you have to attend this session.

Monday 11:15-12:15: Diversification Through Note Investing and Other Lessons From 30+ Years in Real Estate Business with @Dave Van Horn who I have never met, but look forward to attending his session. I have never done note investing so I picked this as a way to get exposed to a new area of real estate that I lack experience. There is also a short term rental panel at the same time that has @Avery Carl and others in discussion. I am sure that is an excellent session too for anyone looking to learn more about STR and vacation rental market. I saw Avery speak in the first BPCON. She did great and she packed the room.

Monday 1:45-2:45: How to Start A Podcast to Build Your Business with @Kevin Leahy @Scott Trench @Brandon Turner @Liz Faircloth @Andrea Guidelli. This session was a an easy pick with all the talented and smart people presenting. I have actually considered starting a podcast with the volumes of real estate knowledge in my head and a couple good ideas for unique concepts. All I really lack is the "how to get started" part and maybe a good co-host. Unfortunately there are a couple other good sessions at the same time including one on Tax Strategy and @Brian Burke talking about syndications.

Tuesday 10:30-11:30: 5 Strategies for Growing Your Real Estate Business (or any business) with the untaggable @J Scott . What else do I need to say? J Scott is usually the smartest guy in the room, so I am sure there will be lots of good nuggets of information. He has a ton of early content in the BP forums and has authored several books. Of course he is also the Business podcast host.

Tuesday 1:15-2:15: 10 Lessons Learned from Buying 3000 Units in 2 Years with Brandon Turner and Brian Murray. That is all they bought in two years, man they need to get hustling, haha. Open Door Capital is seriously impressive. Even with doing that many deals, they are raising money faster than they can find deals. Obviously Brandon is an amazing spokesperson for the brand, but there is much more under the hood in that business. I am interested to hear more.

Tuesday 2:30-3:30: How to Invest Using Tax Liens with my friend and fellow @moderators @Ned Carey who I am looking forward to meeting in person. I don't know much about tax liens, so this should be interesting. @David Greene has a BRRRR session at the same time that I am sure will also be great and well attended.

There are also keynote addresses and a live podcast recording that will open to everyone. It looks like a great line up.

The Sheraton is $250 a night which is the conference rate. My Marriott rewards rate for the same nights was over $300, so yes the $250 rate is a discounted rate. If you want to save some money you can stay a half mile away for half that price. In my experience it is better to book your hotel at the conference venue, but if you are on a budget there are good hotels in walking distance. 

I have traveled the country and been to most every major city. New Orleans is one city I have never been to, so I am excited to check it out. I look forward to meeting so many of you. Anyone attending and interested in connecting, feel free to send me a connection request. It is great to know people before you get there.

 Hey I’m down to get together Sunday.  I’ll be in town around 3. I am booked jw marriot but may move it to the Sheraton. 

I love New Orleans. It’s such a fun town and it’s not all about drinking and partying. I find the locals are super nice and very open. 

I plan on buying a STR while I'm down there so I'll be house hunting in New Orleans so if anyone wants to tag along I'll be doing that wed. I have a friend who lives there and I've visited a few times.

@Joe Splitrock Love how you outlined the sessions you signed up for and tagged the speakers!

I really wish I had good news for you with regards to session recording, but unfortunately, we aren't planning to record all sessions––just the main stage--due to budget and logistics contraints. Basically, we are at the mercy of the hotel AV company. 

Originally posted by @Alexandra Hughes Pailet :

@Joe Splitrock Love how you outlined the sessions you signed up for and tagged the speakers!

I really wish I had good news for you with regards to session recording, but unfortunately, we aren't planning to record all sessions––just the main stage--due to budget and logistics contraints. Basically, we are at the mercy of the hotel AV company. 

 I totally understand. Will you be making presentations available in PDF format for attendees? Most the conferences I go to offer that as a take-away for attendees for sessions you can't attend and it is really helpful.

Originally posted by @Joe Splitrock :
Originally posted by @Alexandra Hughes Pailet:

@Joe Splitrock Love how you outlined the sessions you signed up for and tagged the speakers!

I really wish I had good news for you with regards to session recording, but unfortunately, we aren't planning to record all sessions––just the main stage--due to budget and logistics contraints. Basically, we are at the mercy of the hotel AV company. 

 I totally understand. Will you be making presentations available in PDF format for attendees? Most the conferences I go to offer that as a take-away for attendees for sessions you can't attend and it is really helpful.

Joe - That's a great idea! I'll pass this feedback along to our Event Ops Manager. 

Originally posted by @Andrew Syrios :

Anyone know how to post GIFs in these forums? I'm trying to post and explosion/boom GIF and not having any luck. : (

 I have dragged and dropped GIFs before, but it is not working today. Definitely some type of site bug. 

I am afraid I will have to pass :-(

While I do anticipate the border being fully open buy October, I've decided to postpone international travel until the end of 2021 (when our under-12 kid should be vaccinated).
I have a long list of family that have not been seen in-person for 18+ months ... so that will be the priority.

Originally posted by @Joe Splitrock :
Originally posted by @Andrew Syrios:

Anyone know how to post GIFs in these forums? I'm trying to post and explosion/boom GIF and not having any luck. : (

 I have dragged and dropped GIFs before, but it is not working today. Definitely some type of site bug. 

Yeah, I did it one time but can't remember how (or it isn't working anymore). Oh well. I guess you all will just have to imagine a "boom" GIF. 

Originally posted by @Alexandra Hughes Pailet :
Originally posted by @Joe Splitrock :
Originally posted by @Alexandra Hughes Pailet:

@Joe Splitrock Love how you outlined the sessions you signed up for and tagged the speakers!

I really wish I had good news for you with regards to session recording, but unfortunately, we aren't planning to record all sessions––just the main stage--due to budget and logistics contraints. Basically, we are at the mercy of the hotel AV company. 

 I totally understand. Will you be making presentations available in PDF format for attendees? Most the conferences I go to offer that as a take-away for attendees for sessions you can't attend and it is really helpful.

Joe - That's a great idea! I'll pass this feedback along to our Event Ops Manager. 


Would you let my brother record my talk? He could then send the video to you and if you wanted to post it or make it available, do so. The audio wouldn't be great, but would probably be at least tolerable. 

Originally posted by @Andrew Syrios :
Originally posted by @Alexandra Hughes Pailet:
Originally posted by @Joe Splitrock :
Originally posted by @Alexandra Hughes Pailet:

@Joe Splitrock Love how you outlined the sessions you signed up for and tagged the speakers!

I really wish I had good news for you with regards to session recording, but unfortunately, we aren't planning to record all sessions––just the main stage--due to budget and logistics contraints. Basically, we are at the mercy of the hotel AV company. 

 I totally understand. Will you be making presentations available in PDF format for attendees? Most the conferences I go to offer that as a take-away for attendees for sessions you can't attend and it is really helpful.

Joe - That's a great idea! I'll pass this feedback along to our Event Ops Manager. 


Would you let my brother record my talk? He could then send the video to you and if you wanted to post it or make it available, do so. The audio wouldn't be great, but would probably be at least tolerable. 

I would love to take you up on that offer but unfortunately, the hotel + their AV company won't allow that. 

Originally posted by @Alexandra Hughes Pailet :
Originally posted by @Andrew Syrios:
Originally posted by @Alexandra Hughes Pailet:
Originally posted by @Joe Splitrock:
Originally posted by @Alexandra Hughes Pailet:

@Joe Splitrock Love how you outlined the sessions you signed up for and tagged the speakers!

I really wish I had good news for you with regards to session recording, but unfortunately, we aren't planning to record all sessions––just the main stage--due to budget and logistics contraints. Basically, we are at the mercy of the hotel AV company. 

 I totally understand. Will you be making presentations available in PDF format for attendees? Most the conferences I go to offer that as a take-away for attendees for sessions you can't attend and it is really helpful.

Joe - That's a great idea! I'll pass this feedback along to our Event Ops Manager. 


Would you let my brother record my talk? He could then send the video to you and if you wanted to post it or make it available, do so. The audio wouldn't be great, but would probably be at least tolerable. 

I would love to take you up on that offer but unfortunately, the hotel + their AV company won't allow that. 

 As I suspected, because they want you to pay for them to do it. I have done trade shows for years. I remember one time in Vegas I was plugging in a power strip. The union worker freaked out and got management on the floor. Apparently it was his job to plug in power strips and I had to rent theirs instead of supplying my own. $200 later and I had everything plugged in. Lesson learned, do it when they are not looking...

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