IDEA Summit


ALFN's 1st Annual IDEA Summit 

Join us for the inaugural ALFN IDEA Summit, a dynamic half-day event dedicated to fostering Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness. This new summit, hosted by the ALFN's IDEA committee, will take place on November 16-17, 2023, at the Marriott Dallas Las Colinas.

At the 1st Annual ALFN IDEA Summit, we will bring together thought leaders, industry experts, and advocates to engage in critical discussions and explore innovative solutions surrounding Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness “IDEA” issues. Our agenda includes guest speakers, panel discussions, and interactive roundtables that will inspire, educate, and empower attendees.


  • Thought-Provoking Discussions: Engage in insightful conversations about the importance of inclusion, diversity, equity, and awareness.
  • Expert Panels: Hear from experts who will share their experiences and provide practical strategies for implementing IDEA initiatives in your organization.
  • Interactive Roundtable Discussions: Participate in discussions designed to help you develop actionable plans for promoting inclusion and equity within your workplace.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals, exchange ideas, and build valuable relationships to advance the cause of IDEA.
  • Best Practices: Discover best practices and success stories that can guide your organization in creating a more inclusive and equitable environment.

The ALFN IDEA Summit is a unique opportunity to learn, collaborate, and drive positive change in the areas of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness. Don't miss this chance to be a part of the conversation and make a difference in your workplace and community. Join us and be a catalyst for change. Together, we can create a more inclusive and equitable future for all.  


  • ALFN Attorney-Trustee Member (Law Firm or Foreclosure Trustee) - $350 Early Bird ($450 after Oct. 18)
  • ALFN Associate Member (Service Provider) - $350 Early Bird ($450 after Oct. 18)
  • Mortgage Servicer/GSE/Investor - $150
  • Ch. 13 Trustee - $350 Early Bird ($450 after Oct. 18)
  • Rating Agency - $350 Early Bird ($450 after Oct. 18)


  • If you are registered to attend Foreclosure Intersect (November 15-16, 2023, Marriott Dallas Las Colinas), use the promo code IDEA23 for 20% off your IDEA Summit registration fee.
  • Servicers/Investors/GSE's - Are you unable to attend the entire IDEA Summit?  If so, then join us for the opening reception on November 16 from 5-6:30 PM, free of charge.  Use promo code IDEA_RECEPTION_COMP on the registration form to take advantage of this special incentive. 

Register Here Before October 18 for Early Bird Pricing

IDEA Summit Schedule: 

Thursday, November 16
4:00-6:30 PM – Attendee Arrivals & Registration – Please check-in at the ALFN registration desk upon your arrival – Ballroom Foyer

5:00-6:30 PM – Opening Networking Reception Co-Hosted by ALFN's Junior Professionals & Executives Group "JPEG" and ALFN's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Awareness "IDEA" Group - Ballroom Foyer

Friday, November 17

6:00-7:00 AM – Yoga (pre-registration is required for this activity) - Carrollton

7:30-8:00 AM – Attendee Arrivals & Registration – Ballroom Foyer

8:00-8:10 AM – Opening Remarks – Planters Ballroom

8:10-9:00 AM – Breakfast Session (full breakfast buffet provided) – DEI Strategic Resources – Planters Ballroom

  • Companies and law firms around the country are looking to develop more diverse and inclusive work environments.  In furtherance of this objective, the question becomes how to maintain the momentum so that the initiatives of today elicit positive change in the generations to come. The discussion will center on developing a clear, actionable plan and foundational basis, while avoiding pitfalls and fatigue when developing effective and lawful DEI programs.  Our panelists will discuss how to operationalize these diversity efforts to plan a comprehensive and concrete series of initiatives that will advance your company's strategic plan, and activate and strengthen its commitment to all audiences.

9:00-9:15 AM – Refreshment Break – Ballroom Foyer
9:15-10:15 AM – General Session 1 – Allyship and Leadership – Planters Ballroom

  • Questions that will be addressed by this esteemed leadership panel with thoughtful and insightful responses:
     - What does allyship mean to you?
     - How have you shown or observed allyship in action?
     - Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong or were not included? What happened?
     - What might prevent someone from becoming an ally?
     - How can we foster and environment of meaningful allyship in the workplace?
             Practical strategies are shared making this discussion a must see and share.

10:15-10:30 AM – Refreshment Break – Ballroom Foyer
10:30-11:30 AM – General Session 2 – DEI Issues Roundtable – Planters Ballroom

  • This session is designed in a roundtable format as a DEI speed session.  We will have separate topics that will be placed at individual tables, with a moderator/table leader being placed at each table.  This format will help foster a smaller, more intimate discussion on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Awareness "IDEA" topics.  Discussions will be approximately 10 minutes and then attendees will have the ability to choose another table.  The topics to be discussed in this session will be preselected and moderators/table leaders will "present" the discussion points to the audience as a whole.  This session will be an interactive, informal discussion on a variety of IDEA issues.
    Some of the topics that we will cover during our roundtable discussions will include:  Psychological Safety, Career and Starting a Family, What’s in a Name, and more.

11:30-11:45 AM – Refreshment Break – Ballroom Foyer
11:45 AM-12:45 PM – General Session 3 – Reverse Ageism – Planters Ballroom

  • Join our panel as they discuss reverse ageism in general, the causes, how to overcome it, bringing awareness to it and how Allyship can benefit those impacted.  The topic will also include a discussion about how imposter syndrome can result as an unintended (or maybe intended) consequence of reverse ageism, as an individual may begin to feel unworthy of speaking up in meetings or applying for that next level of leadership, as well as how allyship can work to the benefit of someone who may be experiencing imposter syndrome.  Additionally, we will review the legal impacts of reverse ageism and how those impacted are not part of the protected class for age discrimination (40 plus) and how less than 1% of EEOC claims of reverse ageism ever result in favor of the claimant. 

12:45 PM – Conference Concludes


ALFN's 1st Annual IDEA Summit
November 16-17, 2023
Marriott Dallas Las Colinas
Irving, TX

Register here before October 18 for Early Bird Pricing


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