Tucson, Arizona on April 25-27, 2018


Problems of Today, Opportunities for The Future


The Association for Title Information Management (ATIM) is a non-profit association organized in 1985 to present an annual symposium to discuss land title databases and the role they play in the real estate transaction process and the title insurance industry in particular. For over 30 years we’ve been pioneering the collaboration surrounding the technology, process, data, and changes to the real estate transaction process and title industry.


The ATIM Conference is different from other national conferences and conventions in that the entire event is held in one general session with lively audience participation and exchange, resulting in a casual, friendly learning atmosphere to stay current with industry trends and best practices.


ATIM typically attracts a diverse group of attendees – from title company owners, managers and users, software application developers, title plant and other land record data providers, outsourcing vendors, vendor managers, underwriters, consultants, the lending community, technologists, county clerks and recorders and others interested in land title records and the future of real estate data.


A typical conference covers six to eight issues currently confronting the land record /title insurance industries. Discussions are facilitated by industry experts covering such topics as outsourcing (both offshore and domestic), title plant operations, open records issues, local and federal government interaction, as well as general industry trends and projections.


APRIL 25-27, 2018

Set in beautiful (and warm) Tucson Arizona. This year’s conference will present a great opportunity to network and hear from high caliber speakers. Numerous industry experts donate their time each year to offer insights and information on changing trends.

We kick off with an open bar cocktail reception on April 25, followed by one and a half days of interactive content, and close out the afternoon of April 27th with our traditional offsite social event exploring local desert beauty with a guided tour of Sabino Canyon.



Register now to make sure you don’t miss out on this year’s lineup of great speakers and sessions!


Thanks in part to the amazing venue, this years conference should provide great education and great inspiration.

Aside from the regular conference, there will be opportunities for memorable social activities, including tours of the local area and access to local golf clubs. Or if you decide not to leave the hotel, you can enjoy one of many pools, swim up bars, or amazing restaurants.

Our hotel rate of $189 per night is available three days prior and three days after the conference (just in case you need more sunshine). The hotel is also conveniently situated just a 25 minutes drive away from Tucson International Airport.



Like every ATIM conference, we’ll be hearing some amazing speakers and debating critical topics. Check out the schedule for each day and see the bullet points below of our featured sessions:

  • Blockchain in the Real Estate Space Today: A point and counter-point pair of discussions on the completed Blockchain pilot with the Recorder of Deeds in Cook County, IL (Chicago).  Hear varying perspectives from private sector and public sector participants as well as discussion about other movement that has recently taken place in the real estate space.
  • The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Title Examination: Hear a cross-section of industry participants discuss how efforts to look beyond traditional public record sources, leveraged machine learning, and increased utilization of AI are creating improved efficiencies and removing risk from the examination process.
  • What Would You Do Differently if You Were Building a Plant Today?: Join an interactive discussion of “traditional” plant managers and some new entrants asking what they would have told themselves ten years ago knowing what they know now.
  • Plus, keynote speakers Pat Stone of WFG and Dean Larsen from KPMG covering the state of the industry, disruption,  and cyber-security risk in the real estate space, respectively.

day 1 agenda

wednesday, april 25, 2018


Registration Desk Open

3:00PM - 4:30PM


Opening Ice Breaker Reception (no host)

4:30PM - 6:00PM

Enjoy an opening night icebreaker with fellow attendees at the beautiful on property villa bar.

day 2 agenda

thursday, april 26, 2018


Breakfast & Registration Desk Open

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Don’t miss the most important meal of the day. Complimentary breakfast will be provided in the banquet hall prior to the sessions beginning.


Conference Opening & Welcome

9:00AM - 9:15AM


Keynote: Land Title Industry - Are you Ready for Disruption?

9:15AM - 10:45AM

Business risks come in all shapes and sizes today. Market risks, disruptive technology, and cyber threats abound and the title insurance industry is not immune. Hear an engaging assessment from an expert in the field on growing trends in modern business risk, and you can protect your business to ensure it’s here for the long haul.


Energy Break

10:45AM - 11:00AM

Coffee, diet coke, H2o – now’s your chance for a quick break.


Blockchain Technology in the Real Estate Space: The Overview

11:00AM - 11:30AM

A refresher course for some of us and a simplified explanation for the rest of us. This session establishes a baseline of understanding. Hear from one of the innovators in the real estate space just exactly what Blockchain technology is, and how it can fit into the real estate conveyance process, and potentially revolutionize both the escrow and recoding sides of the transaction.


Blockchain Technology in the Real Estate Space Today

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Our last conference introduced us to the potential impact of Blockchain in the real estate space.  Since then a Pilot Program was completed in Cook County, IL. Hear from our private sector panel what worked well, what still needs time, and hear about recent state legislative updates that are opening more doors for Blockchain. What is the role of a title plant in a distributed ledger system? Be sure to stay on top of the significant trend and make sure to hear how this new technology could pose challenges for plant managers if they don’t pay careful attention.


Lunch Break

12:30PM - 1:30PM

The best lunch is a free lunch. Enjoy complimentary lunch on the main banquet hall.


PRIA Update

1:30PM - 1:45PM

An update from the Property Records Industry Association – the partnership of government and business concerns regarding land records.


The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Title Examination

1:45pm - 2:30pm

We read about how the Googles, Amazons, and Apples of the world will revolutionize our lives by mining data from many different sources and apply automated decisioning to accelerate technology’s impact. It’s also happening right now in the title space. Both data companies collecting records and examiners on the title side have been working on moving beyond courthouse records and removing human decisions from some of the relevant data being presented. Is there a day when strictly just posting from the public record will mean your plant has less value in the market place? Listen to our panel of innovators discuss some of the recent successes and failures.


Energy Break

2:30PM - 2:45PM

Coffee, diet coke, H2o – now’s your chance for a quick break.


Evolution of U.S. Land Registry - The Journey toward World Dominance

2:45PM - 3:45PM

Join in a fun, entertaining, and educational presentation that includes movie and podcast clips from The Founder (story of McDonald’s Ray Kroc) and BBC’s 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy. Ever wonder how the U.S. developed its land registry? Listen and learn about a U.S. Supreme Court decision, The Wild West, Barbed Wire, and much, much more!


What Would You Do Differently if You Were Building a Plant Today?

3:45pm - 5:00pm

Many of us are operating or using plants that were built and designed many years ago.  As real estate data has become more readily available and technology fuels efficiencies, how would we change our tactics if we weren’t tied to legacy data structures and technology platforms?  If you could travel back in time, what would you tell yourself and how would your decisions change?  Join the discussion with this panel of both seasoned plant managers and new entrants as they explore different ways of thinking about your plant and things to consider for future planning.


Wind Down Reception

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us on property for evening drinks (beer and wine) compliments of ATIM.


Dinner Meetup

7:00PM -

No dinner plans? You’re invited to join other attendees for the annual no-host dinner. Location TBD.

day 3 agenda

friday, april 27, 2018


Breakfast & Registration Desk Open

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Don’t miss the most important meal of the day. Complimentary breakfast will be provided in the banquet hall prior to the sessions beginning.


Keynote: How Technology Is Changing the Real Estate Marketplace?

9:00AM - 10:30AM

Thought provoking insights into the key issues impacting the Real Estate and Title Insurance industries. Including current trends in real estate technology, provide forecasts on the economy, and help connect the dots between these macro issues.


Blockchain Technology in the Real Estate Space: A [Cook County] Case Study

10:45AM - 11:45AM

Hear from the public sector on how the Cook County Blockchain pilot went. Is it workable? What could be done differently to improve the technology’s impact? What hurdles remain? Are public sector real estate record custodians right around the corner from replacing traditional recording systems with Blockchain technology, or is it still farther off in the horizon? Our panel will discuss the findings of the recent Cook County pilot and keep us informed on this evolving topic and how it may impact traditional title plant operations and value proposition. Q&A will follow his findings report.


Title Plant Operations: Round Table Discussion - Where Are We Now?

11:45AM - 12:00PM


Conference Concludes

12:00PM - 12:30PM

Thank you to all attendees!


Lunch and Social Agenda

12:30PM - 05:00PM

Join us on a guided visit to the Sabino Canyon outside Tucson.  April is a fantastic time to see local desert beauty! The trip will include:

  • Shuttle bus pick up at the Conference site accompanied by our Guide
  • Stop for lunch (attendee pay your own way separate expense)
  • Fully narrated tram ride thru Sabino Canyon (in the Coronado National Forest) – with the guide teaching us about local wildlife, plants, and the ecological history of the canyon
  • Enjoy a guided botanical walk near the canyon bottom
  • Return by shuttle bus to Conference site

$35 per attendee covers all tour costs (other than lunch). Guests are welcome!

We will leave around 12:30 PM and be back before 5 PM.

Register now to reserve your place at ATIM 2018



Early Bird Conference Registration

(Early bird pricing ends March 23, 2018)


Offsite Social Event Tour

(Guided tour of the beautiful Sabino Canyon)




Since its inception in 1985, ATIM has relied on the generosity of volunteers within the title industry.  ATIM would like to thank the employers of the board members and other volunteers for their kind contributions that make the ATIM Conference possible.

Amy Sabourin

Computerized Title Records

Santa Rosa, California

Andrew Acker

D. Bello Associates

Newport Beach, California

David Floyd


Orange, California

Jim Harper

PFA, Inc.

Sun Valley, California

Lee Schottenfels

CPI Data Services

Farmington Hills, Michigan

Patrick Roe

Signature Information Solutions LLC

Trenton, New Jersey

Travis Fladmark

Old Republic National Title Insurance Company

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Alex Studenberg

American Title Inc

Omaha, Nebraska

Shawna Rosso

Title Source

Yorba Linda, California