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2024 Winter Symposium
March 5 - 7, 2024
Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC
Past Event Available Until: August 31, 2024
2024 Annual Conference
August 20 - 22, 2024
Hotel Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
2025 Winter Symposium
March 4 - 6, 2025
Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk - Downtown, San Antonio, Texas
2025 Annual Conference
August 26 - 28, 2025
Marriott Tacoma Downtown, Tacoma, Washington


Carl R. Ernst Founders

The Carl R. Ernst Founders Award was established by the PRIA Board of Directors on June 1, 2005, to be presented in recognition of proven, unique leadership and achievement in resolving issues in the property records industry. This prestigious award is bestowed in accordance with the Award Selection Process and Award Script.

About Carl R. Ernst

Carl R. Ernst was a founding member of PRIA and a talented visionary in the property recording industry. In 1989, he founded Ernst Publishing Co., a leading provider of technology and closing cost data for the real estate and home finance industries.

During his career, Carl worked for IBM, First Albany Corporation and Simon and Schuster’s InfoSearch. Carl was also instrumental in drafting legislation concerning the Uniform Commercial Code – most notably Revised Article 9. The Carl R. Ernst Award and the Black Knight Carl Ernst Scholarship Award were founded in his memory.