Special Events

There's something for everyone at EXPO. Don't miss out on these special events that will take your EXPO experience to the next level.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Tech Tuesday - (Ticketed Event)
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Introducing the all new Tech Tuesday lineup! Get hands-on in the morning with sessions crafted to provide extensive detail and knowledge in different tech areas. Spend the afternoon learning first hand from three keynote speakers, top agents, and tech insiders on how to use technology to grow your business and succeed. End your day networking with other real estate professionals at the first ever Tech Tuesday networking reception. Ticket includes lunch, "Growing Your Business with Shareable Content", presented by Jonathan Perelman, Head of Digital Ventures at ICM Partners & Former VP of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures.

Grand Opening of the EXPO Exhibit Hall
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Browse and network with more than 200 exhibiting companies and services.

Wednesday, Oct. 11
Broker Conference - (Ticketed Event)
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
One day. By brokers, for brokers. Devoted entirely to your brokerage. Sessions include thought-provoking and strategic discussions with inspiring leaders from firms large and small, what to know before going out on your own, what’s working, tools and strategies for the future, and leading your firm. Learn about protecting your brokerage and how to boost profitability from your peers. This is a unique opportunity to network with leaders of brokerage firms large and small from around the state, join the conversation on what matters to your brokerage, your agents, and your firm’s clients. Cocktail Reception included.

Wednesday EXPO Lunch - (Ticketed Event)
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
"Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life"
In this powerful keynote, NY Times bestselling author Tom Ferry will share the distinctions of success he’s learned from his nearly 30 years of experience. With over 30,000 hours of personal coaching hours, you will learn from Tom the importance of a powerful mindset plus 5 other factors and 1 secret that all top producers master. Don’t miss this session… your best year ever is just ahead.  

Presented by Tom Ferry, CEO of Tom Ferry International and NY Times Bestselling Author

Ice Cream Social and Prize Giveaway
3:15 p.m.
Continue the EXPO fun with ice cream and a chance to win a cool prize in the Exhibit Hall.

Club C.A.R.
8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Come unwind, network, dance, and enjoy the company of your fellow REALTORS® at this fun and FREE event.

Thursday, Oct. 12
How to be a Transaction Wizard - (Ticketed Event)
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

It’s complicated and you know it, but it’s the only way you can get paid.  Learn how to avoid the pitfalls and perfect the processes, and occasional magic you need to close your deals.

Thursday EXPO Lunch - (Ticketed Event)
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
"2018 Housing Market Forecast"
C.A.R. Chief Economist, Leslie Appleton-Young, will give an economic forecast of the 2018 Housing Market. This valuable data will provide insight into today’s pressing housing issues that may impact your clients and your business in the future.

Presented by Leslie Appleton-Young, C.A.R. Chief Economist

I to We: Building and Working as a Team - (Ticketed Event)
2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Everyone is talking about teams, but is a team right for you?  Learn how a team can expand your market and the best practices of successful teams from two people to 20. 
Closing Reception and Prize Giveaway
2:15 p.m.
Close out EXPO in style at the final prize drawing in the Exhibit Hall.
Friday, Oct. 13
REBar Camp 2017 - San Diego Presented by C.A.R. YPN - (Ticketed Event)
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
What is REbarcamp? It’s a user generated conference where YOU, the attendees, get to set the agenda the day of and participate in collaborative, workshop-style discussions and events. It’s people meeting people, learning, sharing, gathering, and networking. The knowledge you gain here will be invaluable -- the friendships and associations you make will change your life and your business! Join us to learn new ideas and strategies to implement in your business immediately from tech to marketing, to whatever topics you can imagine!
EXPO Extras
Drop into the Member Lounge (Booth #535) to relax for a minute, charge your phone, and grab a cup of water.
Stop by one of the Cell Phone Charging Stations to re-energize your phone. The Charging Stations will be located in the Member Lounge and in lobby area near EXPO Welcome/Information Desk.

About the EXPO

This event is the premier tradeshow for California's real estate industry. Our event features one-of-a-kind education, networking, and professional development opportunities. We welcome and encourage all members of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® – brokers/owners, top producers, sales associates, assistants, and Association Executives to attend. Other real estate leaders, real estate agent analysts, members of the media, and professionals in affiliated industries are also more than welcome.

Exhibitors - Why You Need To Be Here:

  • We're all things California
  • Thousands of REALTORS® in one location under one roof
  • Meet face-to-face with top brokers/owners, savvy agents, Association Executives, and key real estate leaders
  • You have the solutions to our challenges
  • Contact us today to be an exhibitor or sponsor at (213) 739-8301 or bettyt@car.org

This year we'll be in San Diego, Oct. 10-12. We hope to see you there!

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (800) 242-2732
  • Email:
  • Address:
    San Diego Convention Center
    111 Harbor Dr,
    San Diego, CA 92101