2018 VRMA Regional Conferences Call for Proposals

VRMA invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 2018 Regional Conferences, March 26-27 in Portland, Oregon and April 16-17 in Miami, Florida! This is an opportunity for you to share the knowledge and expertise you've gained through your daily experiences with other professionals in the vacation rental industry.

All proposals are due on December 15, 2017, and all accepted speakers will be notified by January 2, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact our education team by email.


Conference Education Tracks

This year, we are accepting sessions on the following topics:

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Business Strategy
  • Local Industry Trends– market dynamics and travel trends
  • Accelerating the vacation rental manager into the future
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Finance and Legal Operations
  • Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Planning and Management
  • Compliance and legal regulations within cities (regionally)
  • Regional lobbying and advocacy effort
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Guest Relations
  • Welcoming guests in new and creative ways
  • Using experience design to deliver a streamlined yet authentic experience
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Human Resources
  • Employee hiring, retention and performance improvement
  • How to reward and recognize performance that meet and exceeds standards
  • Developing a marketing plan to diversify your portfolio
  • Owner acquisition and retention
  • Identifying target guest market and assess competition
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Property Services
  • Resources and tools to meet housekeeping performance standards
  • Best practices in building standard processes for operational efficiency
  • Green initiatives and remote housekeeping
  • Brand positioning – identify and articulate value propositions
  • How to work with local tourism companies to sell the guest experience
  • Creativity with technology –still keeping communication personal
  • Using technology to create operational processes

Who Should Submit Proposals?

All vacation rental industry professionals are encouraged to submit presentation proposals. The Education Committee is especially interested in receiving proposals from those who work for/own vacation rental management companies. As a vacation rental management professional, you work every day to find innovative ways to increase revenue, improve homeowner satisfaction, and keep guests coming back. Attendees value your efforts, and we hope you will consider sharing your hard-earned insights.

Read our Arrival article for tips on how to pitch your proposal.

Login Required

A login is required to submit a proposal. If you are a current VRMA member, please go directly to step 3 and access the submission page using your member login. If you are not currently a member, follow these instructions:

  1. If you are not a member, you may become a member or request a non-member speaker account. Your login information will be sent to you via email once you have submitted your information.
  2. If you already have a login, but cannot remember your username and/or password, click here.
  3. Once you receive your login, click here to login and complete the submission form, or click the button below.