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Ellie Mae Announces 2018 Conference, Hall of Fame, Innovation Awards

Ellie Mae, a technology solutions provider for the mortgage industry, announced Tuesday registration is open for Ellie Mae Experience 2018, the company’s sixth annual user conference.

With an anticipated attendance of 3,300, the 2018 conference will take place at the Wynn Las Vegas with the theme, “Dare to Dream Bigger.”

“Ellie Mae Experience provides the backdrop to showcase the accomplishments of our customers, the innovation that shapes mortgage industry, the networking powered by our growing connected community and the training and best practices that drive our collective success,” said Ellie Mae President and CEO, Jonathan Corr.

The conference will feature keynotes, breakout sessions, and training sessions on the topics of lowering the costs of loan origination, originating more loans, and closing loans faster.

Keynote speakers for this year’s conference include General Stanley A. McChrystal, former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan; Amy Purdy, 2014 Paralympic Bronze Medalist and Three-time World Cup Gold Medalist; Jonathan Corr, President and CEO of Ellie Mae; Joe Tyrrell, EVP of Corporate Strategy at Ellie Mae; and Jonas Moe, SVP of Market Strategy at Ellie Mae.

Ellie Mae also announced Tuesday it began accepting nominations for the 2018 Ellie Mae Hall of Fame Awards and is accepting submissions for the Encompass Innovation Challenge.

Industry professionals may submit nominations for the Ellie Mae Hall of Fame through October 30 in five categories: Business Growth Excellence, Compliance Automation Excellence, Digital Mortgage Excellence, Lenders’ Choice Award for Best Service Provider, and Outstanding Efficiency and ROI.

“Our Ellie Mae Experience 2018 conference gives us the opportunity to recognize our esteemed customers and partners who have achieved exceptional results through their innovative use of Ellie Mae technology,” Corr said. “We look forward to receiving their nominations, hearing their success stories and ultimately honoring our mortgage industry leaders.”

Ellie Mae will also recognize the winner of the Encompass Innovation Challenge at its 2018 conference.

Ellie Mae Encompass users may submit their original uses of the Ellie Mae Encompass Lending Platform and Application Program Interfaces (APIs) to lower origination costs, reduce the time it takes to close a loan, create high-quality compliant loans, or improve the homebuyer experience.

Ellie Mae executives will judge the entries, which must include a 500-word description of the innovation. The winner will be recognized at the 2018 conference, and 10 finalists will give demonstrations of their innovations through WebEx. Submissions are due by October 30 and are accepted online.

“The Customer Innovation Challenge is designed to bring our clients together to create and exchange best practices and ideas that will help drive the industry toward a fully digital mortgage while helping them become more efficient and compliant with changing regulation,” said Joe Tyrell, Ellie Mae’s EVP of Corporate Strategy. “We look forward to showcasing our clients’ creativity and ultimately helping them better serve their customers as we partner with them to power the American Dream of homeownership.”

About Author: Krista Franks Brock

Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia.
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