SPARKt Announces Spring Conference in Chicago

Chicago, IL, March 20, 2009 --( Real estate professionals gather in downtown to stay on top of the latest technologies, and embrace them to benefit their clients and practices in a transforming economy.

Real estate industry professionals are cordially invited to attend SPARKt, a conference event that bridges the digital divide between consumers and real estate professionals through education, and collaboration. The event will take place on April 29, 2009 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Tech Nexus, 200 South Wacker Drive, Suite 1500 in Chicago, IL.

This is the second SPARKt conference held in Chicago. Similar to the inaugural conference in December, 2008, this event will be attended by everyone from Realtors, Developers and Marketers to Attorneys and Lenders. Throughout the day, attendees will be immersed in the discussion of industry and technology relevant topics such as the effects of social media, mobile applications for real estate, the expanded use of video online and more.

Speaking at the conference is Glenn B. Manishin, a Washington, D.C. attorney with expertise in competition, intellectual property and policy advocacy for technology-based enterprises. Manishin is best known for leading the coalition of software companies opposing the settlement in United States v. Microsoft, perhaps the most significant antitrust case in history. Brock Meeks, Chief Washington correspondent for will also be speaking at the conference. Covering beats ranging from technology to civil liberties to legislative attempts aimed at taming the Internet, Meeks Brock created and developed the homeland security beat for after 9/11. Both speakers will be addressing the recent changes to Facebook’s Terms of Service and the conditions of privacy in the social media space.

Additional notable speakers will be formally announced soon.

Tickets are available from $69.00 to $149.00 per person at For more information please visit or contact Kit Mueller by phone at (312) 636-8409.

About SPARKt:
SPARKt was founded by Kit Mueller and Jennifer Patush in hopes of bridging the digital divide between consumers and real estate professionals. Mueller created the Midwest’s largest real estate networking site, R.E. Connect. Patush runs the digital marketing company Via Digerati. Both have been in the real estate industry for over a decade.

The technological changes impacting the real estate industry are vast and constantly changing. SPARKt serves as a resource where agents, brokers, lenders, builders and many other real estate industry practitioners collaborate on how technology can improve business. The ongoing theme is to get some of the best minds in the industry together in one room to share the knowledge.

Via Digerati
Jennifer Patush