Join us April 3rd for the 45th Annual Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association Real Estate & Finance Conference at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, WI.

Don’t get passed by! This year we will have Nationally renowned speakers that are going to help you really “Make Your Mark” in the industry!

Our three speakers include:
Sam Glenn who will be kicking things off with motivational expertise to change your outlook and keep your attitude focused and positive and navigate negativity to be the most productive self you can be.  Then we will learn some new marketing approaches that will help you reach the different age groups and diversity for new communities from Sarah Vita,  social media expert and Digital Strategist. On top of that, Chip Lutz a seasoned leader, will have pointers from someone who has seen it all. “If you want others to follow….GO FIRST!” – Chip Lutz 

Also, NEW this year, we have our Private Vendor Showcase that will allow you to prearrange one-on-one appointments with company service vendors for private question/answer time.

The end of the day into evening will be the opportunity for networking, brainstorming from ideas learned with peers and a FUN fundraiser, where we can all support a silent auction to benefit our Education Foundation and enjoy a Casino night to raise money for the MBA Opens Doors Foundation.

Don’t miss your chance to “Make Your Mark” and together we can “Make a Mark” in the lives of our clients and others in need.


Time Function Room/Location
Wednesday - April 3, 2019
7:45-8:30 am Registration, Continental Breakfast  Salon ABC
8:45am Welcome & State of the Association
WMBA President - Jan Brezina
Lobbyist Annual Update - Buddy Julius, The Firm LLC
Salon ABC
9:15 - 10:30am Key Note Speaker:
Sam Glenn
Salon ABC
10:30am Morning Break  
10:45 - 12:00 Key Note Speaker:
Sarah Vita
Salon ABC
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch  & Silent Auction Display Maple BC
1:30 - 2:45pm Key Note Speaker:
Chip Lutz
Salon ABC
3:00 - 4:30pm Private Vendor Showcase Maple A
3:00 - 4:30pm WMBA Committee Tables, Networking and Wine & Beer Bar Salon Foyer
4:00 - 8:00pm Reception, Casino Night, Silent Auction Display, and MBA Opens Doors Foundation charitable opportunity.
(Separate registration required)
Maple BC
*Please check back for more details as updates may be posted regularly.



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Location, Lodging & Directions

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
(262) 248-8811

Guestroom Information

The Grand Geneva has guestrooms available from April 2 to April 4, 2019.
Rates: $130 + tax per night, the resort fee has been waived for our group.
Cut-off Date: March 3, 2019  EXTENDED TO DAY OF EVENT!
Call: Call Reservations Office directly at (262) 248-8811 and mention the WMBA Real Estate & Conference to book your room.
Reserve Online:
Be sure to mention the WMBA Real Estate & Conference when making your reservations.

Driving Directions/Parking Instructions

NOTE: If using a GPS navigation system, MapQuest, or other online direction source, please use the following address: 7020 Grand Geneva Way. Upon arrival, continue past Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark and proceed to the Lodge at Grand Geneva, located on the right hand side of Grand Geneva Way.
Click here for driving directions 

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Fees & Registration - Note: discounted fee date has been extended!

Tip - Register for Conference & Casino Night Before March 20, 2019 March 21 - April 3, 2019
Conference Registration    
WMBA Member  - Conference only  $175 $200
Non-Member Conference only  $300 $325
Non-Member - BONUS DEAL - Join Now with Conference & up to 4 months free Membership included See details below - $175 Rate See details below - $200 Rate
Non-Member Sponsorship of $500 or more - Conference Member Rate $175 $200
Casino Night Registration    
WMBA Member Casino Night/Reception  $65 $75
Non-Member Casino Night/Reception - requires Conference  purchase $100 $110
TWICKET INFO  - A Twicket is the additional purchase of a casino night registration for a Spouse, Peer at work, significant other, or business associate that was not attending the session, but rather coming down to join a member who attended.  In registration you will see a Twicket option for both Member and Non-Member rates.    
Non-Member Sponsorship of $500 or more - Casino Night/Reception Rate $65 $75

Non-Member BONUS DEAL: Become a WMBA Member now and pay Member Registration fees for the conference! Pre-pay for a 1-year WMBA Membership good from July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 and start to enjoy the member benefits now. Offer only available 2/1/19 to 3/15/19 for an Individual Membership and you must attend the 2019 RE Conference and can pay the Member Registration Rate! To get started - sign up for membership at - and we will contact you.

*Must be purchased in addition to a Conference Registration 

Please register separately for the Casino Night / Evening Reception. Casino Night Reception is NOT included in conference pricing.
Conference Registration Includes:

Casino Night/Reception Includes:
Wednesday continental breakfast, program/AM break, lunch and 1 free drink ticket. 

Wednesday evening heavy hors d'ouevres, and casino playing chips. Cash bar available.
Registration Deadline: April 3, 2019
Onsite registration based on availability
Cancellation: $50 cancellation fee for all registrations cancelled after March 15, 2019.



Our Sponsors





Private Vendor Showcase


Morning Break


Wine & Beer Bar

Wrist Bank for Casino Night

Appetizer Tables

Beverage Sponsor

Cocktail Napkins

Casino Cup for chips

Friends of WMBA