What happens when 400 of the Sacramento-Tahoe region’s top real estate professionals are joined by local economists and business leaders to discuss the area’s housing market and economic development outlook? Knowledge, empowerment, collaboration – and a whole lot of fun.

Today marked the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sacramento-Tahoe region’s 2015 kickoff conference. The one-day event at the Sacramento Grand Ballroom, entitled “The Future’s So Bright,” recapped last year’s solid improvement in the local housing market as well as provided encouraging outlooks for both housing and economic development in the region, particularly in the core downtown Sacramento area. Coldwell Banker’s Top 1% agents based on 2014 results were also honored during the festivities.

Keynote speakers included Kris Vogt, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; Michael Ault, executive director of Downtown Sacramento Partnership; noted economist Ryan Sharp, senior vice president for Economic & Planning Systems; and Bill Mueller, CEO of Valley Vision. Also speaking were Gordon Fowler, CEO and creative director for 3fold Communications, and Terri Briggs, regional vice president for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in the Sacramento-Tahoe region.

But it wasn’t all business. Interspersed throughout the day were fun surprises like a flash mob, drum-line, champagne toast and, of course, plenty of photo-ops.

Here’s a collection of some of our favorite Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts from the event. Follow #CBBrightFuture for the full social story!