FreddieMacCONNECT
Your Connection to the Reimagined Mortgage Market

Staying on top of today’s mortgage market means constantly evolving. It means anticipating our client's needs and meeting them nimbly and quickly. It means driving not only stability, but growth, through challenging times. It means new technologies, new insights, new perspectives. It means partnership.

It's about giving you an edge over the competition.

What to Expect

Join us at our fourth annual FreddieMacCONNECT (CONNECT) client conference for the latest news, education, and inspiration you need to grow your business and advance your career. We’re CONNECTing you to the Reimagined Mortgage Market with everything you need to succeed.

Who Should Attend?
  • Selling and servicing executives
  • Secondary market officers and loan officers
  • Underwriters
  • Default and performing loan managers
  • Production management and operations staff

Top 3 Reasons to Attend




INSIGHTS

30+ sessions on a range of topics – from mortgage insights to career growth.







ENGAGE

Keynotes and panelists offering expertise about the topics you care about.







NETWORK

Industry peers and leaders you can meet, greet and CONNECT with.




Speakers

David Brickman

Chief Executive Officer

David Lowman

EVP Single-Family Business

The Freddie Mac leadership team will kick off CONNECT 2019. Hear how we're CONNECTing you to the Reimagined Mortgage Market. We'll discuss how we're enhancing our technology, learning from research and feedback and honing our insights to drive stability and growth in the market. Together, let's reimagine the future and elevate our smart solutions, innovative approaches and take our technological advances to the next level.

Pat Bajari – Keynote Speaker

Chief Economist and Vice President at Amazon Core AI

Hear from the innovation giant, Amazon. Pat will share his experiences delivering AI-enabled technologies throughout Amazon's businesses, from Alexa to Amazon Go.

Peter Doolan

EVP of Digital Transformation and Innovation with Salesforce

Join Peter Doolan, innovation and digital transformation expert at Salesforce, for a discussion on bringing innovation to clients and the marketplace. Peter will share his approach to transformative visions that deliver strategic value and business success.

Soledad O’Brien

Award-winning journalist

Chris Boyle

Chief Client Officer, Single-Family Division

Join the #LeadingTheWay conversation with Chris Boyle and guest speaker Soledad O'Brien, award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and host of the weekly syndicated political show Matter of Fact. We'll discuss how we're strategically and culturally committed to empowering and energizing our industry by advocating for and facilitating the advancement of women to leadership roles.

Andy Higginbotham

Chief Operating Officer, Single-Family Division

Kevin Palmer

SVP Portfolio Management

Hear from Freddie Mac leaders how we're investing in the future by reimagining servicing. We'll discuss the Reimagine ServicingSM vision, our strategy and how it impacts the mortgage industry, not just servicing. Bring your with questions because Kevin and Andy will facilitate a Q&A session.

Event Schedule

Learning Tracks

Click on a track to view the customized training offerings or click here for a summary of sessions.

Start Time End Time Title Description
4:00 PM 9:00 PM Registration – Sponsored by Form Free Make sure to check-in and get all the conference materials you need.
6:00 PM 9:00 PM Opening Reception – Sponsored by Clear Capital Help us kick off FreddieMacCONNECT at our opening reception and enjoy an evening filled with networking, good company, delicious food and lots of fun. Catch up with your peers, build new relationships with mortgage industry professionals and spend time with Freddie Mac teams and senior leadership.
Start Time End Time Title Description
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Registration Make sure to check-in and get all the conference materials you need.
8:00 AM 5:00 PM CONNECT Marketplace Open Visit with our sponsors and industry vendors as part of our CONNECT Marketplace to learn about products and services that can help you manage and grow your business.
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Breakfast – Sponsored by Sagent Lending Fuel up and get ready for a full day of customized training and inspiring speakers.
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Opening General Session Join Freddie Mac's Single-Family leadership team as they kick off CONNECT 2019. Hear how the Freddie Mac team is CONNECTing you to the Reimagined Mortgage Market.
10:00 AM 10:45 AM Keynote Speakers – Sponsored by Digital Risk Peter Doolan, EVP of Digital Transformation and Innovation with Salesforce and Pat Bajari, Chief Economist and Vice President at Amazon Core AI.
10:45 AM 11:15 AM Break – Sponsored by ARMCO Visit the Marketplace.
11:15 AM 12:00 PM Training Sessions Click here to view your customized training offerings.
12:00 PM 1:15 PM Lunch – Sponsored by Computershare Loan Services Lunch and Learn: Investing in the Future: Reimagine Servicing
1:15 PM 2:00 PM Training Sessions Click here to view your customized training offerings.
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Break Visit the Marketplace.
2:30 PM 3:15 PM Training Sessions Click here to view your customized training offerings.
3:15 PM 3:45 PM Break Visit the Marketplace.
3:45 PM 4:30 PM Training Sessions Click here to view your customized training offerings.
6:30 PM 9:30 PM Dinner and Entertainment Unwind from a day of learning and growth with dinner and entertainment. Don't miss this opportunity to network with Freddie Mac leadership and other conference attendees in the mortgage industry.
Start Time End Time Title Description
7:00 AM 12:00 PM CONNECT Marketplace Open Visit with our sponsors and industry vendors as part of our CONNECT Marketplace to learn about products and services that can help you manage and grow your business.
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Breakfast Fuel up and get ready for the remaining customized training offerings and inspiring speakers.
8:00 AM 8:45 AM #LeadingTheWay: Narrowing the Gap – Strategies to Promote Women Leaders – Sponsored by Blend Against a backdrop of unprecedented change, how are today's leading mortgage industry professionals transforming the industry by advancing growth opportunities for women inside and outside of their organizations? Led by Single-Family executives Dave Lowman and Chris Boyle, along with a special guest from mortgage technology solutions leader Blend, we'll explore how organizations can best address issues of diversity, gender bias, and making sure women have every opportunity to rise to leadership positions.
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker – #LeadingTheWay Keynote Speaker with Soledad O'Brien – Sponsored by Auction.com Join special guest Soledad O'Brien, award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and host of the weekly syndicated political show Matter of Fact, and Single-Family Chief Client Officer Chris Boyle for a lively conversation on journalism, leadership and helping women rise in all aspects of life.
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Break Visit the Marketplace.
10:30 AM 11:15 AM Training Sessions Click here to view your customized training offerings.
11:15 AM 12:00 PM Closing General Session – Sponsored by Service Link Your success relies on your ability to see what’s ahead, to analyze the factors and trends that will define the industry going forward.

The closing panel explores insights on our current housing market and the economic outlook, with a specific focus on affordable lending and housing shortage issues.






Special Events

Swing For The Fences! Have a Ball with Freddie Mac at Nationals Park

  • September 19, 2019
  • 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Join your fellow CONNECT attendees for an evening of food, fun and games at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals. Take a swing in the batting cages, delve into the dugouts and enjoy a night under the lights! You'll experience the best of the ballpark, right from the field! Casual dress code is strongly encouraged.

Price

 
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Standard Registration

$499

  • Registration closes September 10
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Substitutions/Cancellations

If you are unable to attend, a substitute may attend at no additional charge. Send requests for substitutions in writing to Conferences_Events@freddiemac.com. If a substitute is not named and you do not cancel your registration or you don't attend, your organization will be charged the full registration fee of $499.00. To cancel your registration, please refer to your registration confirmation email for the link and confirmation number to modify your registration.

Testimonials

Hear from past attendees and sponsors about the CONNECT experience.

 
"My favorite part about being at CONNECT is getting to see the Freddie Mac partners I work with face-to-face, and learning about what’s ‘hip”— what’s going on in the industry right now. I look to Freddie Mac as my partner to help me know those things."
2018 CONNECT Attendee
"We've all experienced a massive change in the industry. At CONNECT, Freddie Mac shares their roadmap from the executive suite on how they’re moving forward. Clear and transparent communication helps us."


2018 CONNECT Attendee
 

 
"I would highly recommend that other partners come participate, sponsor and exhibit. It's a really great brand opportunity as well as networking opportunity."

CONNECT Sponsor, Ellie Mae
"The overall experience was great. I got to bounce ideas off of people and see how other companies do things, but also get feedback from Freddie Mac as to how we can be more productive and use their resources better."
2017 CONNECT Attendee
 

Event Sponsors

Your partnerships are critical to our success. Interested in being a sponsor? Click here to view sponsorship opportunities.

Platinum Sponsors

Clear Capital
auction.com
Form Free
Service Link
Digital Risk
Loan Beam

Gold Sponsors

 
Ellie Mae
DataVerify
 
 
First American
Radian
 

Silver Sponsors

FICS
Equifax
Armco
BLack Knight
Computer LoanShare
Sagent Lending

Exhibit Sponsors

Optimal Blue
Single Source
Adfitech
DocMagic
Computer MCT
Title 365
 
BITB
 

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Sponsors

Click here to learn about sponsoring this unique event to market your business and engage with current and prospective customers.

Location Details

Hotel Reservations

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

Hotel Conference Rate: $309 + taxes
Make your reservations by August 23, 2019 to receive the conference rate.

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.


Parking

Valet parking: $49 USD daily
An additional $8 for oversized vehicles – max 6 ft 4 in.
Fees exclude tax. Limited space available






Location

  • 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001
  • +1 202 824 9200
  • Visit their webpage



Transportation

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Distance: 4.6 miles N
Metro Yellow Line to Mount Vernon Square./Convention Center; fee: 1.7 USD (one way)
Estimated taxi fare: 16 USD (one way)

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Distance: 27.6 miles E

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Distance: 31.7 miles SW

Getting Around Town

Washington, D.C. is a walking city with an easy-to-navigate downtown grid. Numerous public and private transportation options are also available. Click here to learn more about our nation’s capital and fun things to do in the city.