Keynote Presentations

John Berkowitz,
CEO & Founder, OJO Labs

Doug Duncan,
SVP & Chief Economist, Fannie Mae

Jim Cameron,
Senior Partner, STRATMOR GROUP

Mortgage Industry Update

Daniel P Luna

Daniel P. Luna,
Retired Navy SEAL

Your Inner Hero

Innovation Presentations

Grant Moon,
Home Captain

Beyond Buzz Words: Practical Uses Of AI in Lending

Alex Blum,
Mortgage Research Center

Customer Acquisition Journeys

Fred Osborne & Jeroen Rozenberg,

How Top Lenders Use Data to Acquire Customers

Mike Eshelman,

Behavioral Data is Powering Interactions with Customers and Prospects

Adam Pase, Notarize
Marc Trachtenberg, Silk Title & Escrow

The Cherry On Top: Deploying Digital Closing Experiences for Your Clients

Ed Powell: Ally, Dawn Douglass: Volly, Joey Liner: Digital Media Solutions, Tom Radle: Ellie Mae

Engage. Evolve. Panel

LendingTree Innovation Challenge

Colin Nabity,

Ross Diedrich,

Brian Zitin,

Frederick Townes,

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Summit

Alexa Saves the Summit

The Summit Through the Years

Why You Should Attend Summit 11

Summit Videos of the Past

2018 SummitX Kickoff

2018 SummitX Intro

2018 SummitX Wrap Up

2017 Summit - Get Your Game Face On

2017 Summit - Opening Hype Video

2017 Summit Wrap-Up

2016 Summit - Answers to Your Questions


The Summit began during the economic crisis of 2008. Fellow lending executives gathered in Kansas City to support one another and ride out the storm. They did.


Each year at the Summit, our circle of allies widens, the technology evolves and the collaboration expands. Transparency bestows more trust and good will, all for the greater good.


As conferences grow, they can lose focus on why they started in the first place - often becoming commercials. Summit11 is committed to honoring its roots and providing ingenuity and value.


Monday, June 10th

3:00 - 5:00 pm Shuttle runs from 21C Museum Hotel to Tom’s Town Distilling Co.

Summit registration opens

Tom’s Town Tours & Tastings– groups of 25 people

Casino Games in Vault Room
5:00-6:30 pm Welcome: Tim Donnelly & Karis Koehn
Sponsorship Benefit
Emerging Leaders Panel
“The People are Thirsty” – the Tom’s Town story
Opening Video
Tuesday Preview: Tim & Karis
6:30-7:30 pm Tom’s Town Tours & Tasting – groups of 25 people

Casino Games in Vault Room
7:30 pm Open evening


7:45-8:45 am Shuttle runs from 21C Hotel to The Gallery Conference Space
8:00-9:00 am Light Breakfast Buffet
9:00-noon Summit Day-2 Morning Sessions
Jim Cameron – STRATMOR Group
Artificial Intelligence Keynote - John Berkowitz, OJO Labs
LendingTree Innovation Challenge
Noon-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-4:15 pm Summit Day-2 Afternoon Sessions
Doug Duncan – Fannie Mae
Innovation Presentations
Daniel Luna – Navy Seal
Engage. Evolve. Panel
4:15-5:00 pm Happy Hour / Networking Session
5:00-5:15 pm Shuttle to 21C Museum Hotel for laptop drop-off
6:15 pm Buses depart 21C Hotel for Kauffman Stadium
7:15 pm Royals vs. Tigers @Kauffman Hall of Fame Suites
10:30 pm Shuttle transportation back to hotel


21C Museum Hotel
8:00-10:00 am Awesome Breakfast Buffet at 21C Hotel
9:00 am Summit Day-3
One-on-one Appointment Sessions (providers and lenders)
11:00 am Summit Wrap-Up

This year, 10% of all attendee fees and sponsorships will be going to two charities: Navy Seal Foundation and Giving the Basics

Giving the Basics

Navy SEAL Foundation Program

Giving The Basics Amazing Video

LendingTree Innovation Challenge

This annual “Shark-Tank” type competition, held at The Summit each year, is an opportunity for start-ups and established companies to introduce their latest technology and show how it could adapt for the FinTech industry. Congratulations to this year’s three competitors! May the best tech win!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Let’s get comfortable. Anything between business casual and casual works.

The airport is located about 25 minutes from downtown Kansas City. On Monday, we suggest you arrive to the hotel by 3:00 pm so you can drop your bags and head over to the Tom’s Town between 3:00 – 5:00 pm.

Beginning at 2:45pm on Monday, the Summit Shuttle will travel between 21C Museum Hotel and Tom's Town. It's only about a 5-minute trip but you'll want to get there just as soon as you can. Look for the Summit Shuttle on the west side of the hotel. The program starts at 5:00 pm! The address is 1701 Main Street in downtown Kansas City.

We want you to hang out with each other! There are tremendous restaurants in downtown and the Crossroads District. Here’s a list of some of our favorites: Taps on Main, Extra Virgin, Jack Stack Barbecue, Anton’s, Tannin Wine Bar, The Rieger, Grunauer, Novel, BRGR Kitchen + Bar, The Jacobson and Boulevard Tavern. Most will take a reservation.

Yes! Our shuttle will take you back to your hotel before the Royals game for a quick change and laptop drop.

Uber ($30-ish), SuperShuttle ($40-ish), cab ($55-ish). It’s about a 25-minute trip from downtown to the airport. Maybe find someone to share the ride.

In Summits of the past, attendees have asked for more one-on-one time with the sponsors. This year we will reserve Wednesday morning for a hearty breakfast and space for one-on-one benchmark meetings with providers. Ask yours for an appointment to check performance.

We believe the only way to provide value beyond expectation is by listening to our attendees year over year. What we heard loud and clear is a desire for the latest consumer research and newest innovation with world-class speakers. We got it!

Don’t you love to have options! Since 21C Museum Hotel is our official Summit hotel, our private shuttle will run between the hotel and each event. If you want to leave your car at the hotel and use the shuttle you can. There is a public parking garage just across the street from the hotel at 9th & Central. It’s $10 a day or $25 overnight. This is the lot to use for the Wednesday morning breakfast and session at the hotel.

On Tuesday only, if you choose to drive to The Gallery, there is suggested parking under the Power & Light District. The entrance is located on 13th and Grand (left-hand side). You’ll find the elevator located on the right-hand side of the down ramp. You must bring your ticket to The Gallery/Summit registration desk on Tuesday for validation or the garage will charge you $25 to get out of the garage.