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2017 Convention and Annual Meeting - Syracuse NY


The NYSLTA 96th Convention and Annual Meeting

Sunday, August 20 - Wednesday, August 23 at


Downtown Syracuse Marriott Hotel





The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held at the Downtown Syracuse Marriott Hotel, in the heart of New York State, at the threshold of the Finger Lakes Region.


The Finger Lakes central location, two hours from Buffalo and four hours from New York City, offers a refreshing setting with easy access to wineries, spas, waterfalls, championship golf courses and miles of nature trails.


Downtown Syracuse boasts the landmark retail and entertainment complex, DESTINY USA , six-stories of shopping, restaurants, and activities right on the shores of Onondaga Lake.  For folks eager to test their luck at the gaming tables, the Turning Stone Casino is a short ride away.


The convention hotel is the newly opened Downtown Syracuse Marriott, a multimillion dollar restoration of the former Hotel Syracuse, now restored to its Jazz Age elegance plus the addition of a state-of-the-art conference center.



The Annual Meeting is the preeminent event for networking and forging the personal relationships that are the foundation of every profession.  The Convention is one of the rare occasions where a newly licensed title agent and a legend of the industry can meet and exchange opinions. The transmission of knowledge from hard-won personal experience is only possible in the face to face encounters that characterize our yearly gatherings.


The social events include a Welcome Reception on Sunday night, a Charity Auction on Monday night and the Officers Dinner Dance on Tuesday night.



The Association By-laws call for an annual meeting to elect officers and conduct Association business. The Title Insurance Section and the Abstracter & Agents Section meet separately Monday morning. As a NYSLTA member, you will receive a copy of the agenda for your section's meeting.


Our keynote speaker is NY State Senator John DeFrancisco, who will conduct a live interview on stage with interlocutor, Scott Wexler. The General Session will include a report on the state of the title insurance industry from ALTA president Dan Mennenoh.  Attendees will also have access to a continuing education program on Blockchain - a transformative technology with far reaching implications for land recordation. The class will awards both CE and CLE credit. We will also offer a presentation from John Jones, Esq, who will introduce an initiative of the NY Bar Association with implications for agents and underwriters from every corner of New York State.



We are fortunate to meet at the Downtown Syracuse Marriott Hotel.  As you will see, this elegant hotel has been lovingly restored to its Jazz Age glory. The guest rooms are fresh and contemporary, while the conference area reflects the 21st century in both decor and technology.


The downtown location is a short walk from the bars and bistros of Armory Square and the more adventurous may explore the craft beer brewpubs that reflect the rich history of Syracuse as beer-lovers town.


Oenophiles will enjoy discovering the wineries of the Finger Lakes region during the free afternoons, while the golfers descend on neighboring Bellevue Country Club.


Title professionals in need of corporeal restoration may find themselves in nearby Skaneateles at the famed Mirbeau Spa or simply enjoying the view and the lake breezes.







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