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2018 VRMA International Conference Call for Presentations

VRMA invites you to submit a proposal to present at the VRMA Fall Conference, re-named and re-branded as the 2018 VRMA International Conference, October 27-30 in Las Vegas, Nevada! For those who have attended in the past, the main difference is the scope of the event— now bigger and better—with expanded offerings for all attendees, with education geared towards our international audience, including the new International track. 

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 Friday, April 20 at 11:59 pm, and all accepted speakers will be notified by Friday, June 1. If you have any questions, please contact our education team by email.

Submit a Proposal

Conference Education Tracks

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

  • Finance and Legal Operations
    Sessions in this track help participants learn best practices to manage their organization’s financial and legal responsibilities, as well as staying current on important topics and regulations specific to the vacation rental industry.
  • Business Strategy
    Sessions in this track focus on equipping you with the decision making skills, proven strategies, and knowledge of industry trends needed to develop and achieve your company's short and long-term objectives.
  • Human Resources
    Sessions in this track help participants learn how to successfully hire, manage, train, and engage employees or potential employees to fit their businesses needs and culture.
  • Marketing
    Sessions in this track dive into various channels, new tools and innovative strategies being used to market vacation rental properties to guests and owners.
  • Property Services
    Sessions in this track provide a detailed look at standard housekeeping management, training and safety practices needed to maintain an effective housekeeping program that provides a safe and secure environment for both employees and rental guests.
  • Sales
    Sessions in this track will help participants learn how to hire and train successful sales and reservation teams. Participants will gain ideas on how to apply effective strategies and processes to achieve revenue and business growth.
  • Guest Relations
    Sessions in this track provide participants with recommendations and new ideas for streamlining guest management processes and providing excellent customer service to vacation rental guests.
  • Technology
    Sessions in this track provide participants with insights on the newest digital solutions in the industry to help gain a competitive edge.
  • International
    Sessions in this track include hot topics, best practices, and lessons learned from around the globe. Attendees will learn how to make their mark in holiday rental markets throughout the world.

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. Sessions are evaluated strictly on educational content; sponsorship of VRMA or the conference have no impact the committee’s selection preferences.

Read this Arrival article for detailed instructions for submitting your presentation proposal and tips for creating a proposal that stands out. If you have any questions, please email us.

Login Required

You must log into the VRMA website to submit your presentation.

  • VRMA members will use their normal login credentials. Click here to log in and make sure your profile information is up-to-date.
  • Non-members must create a non-member speaker account. Click here to start the process.

Apply to Join a Panel Discussion

If you don’t wish to lead a breakout session, we still want to hear from you! Click here to fill out a short questionnaire and our staff will follow up with information on becoming a panelist!

Submit a Proposal

Vacation Rental Manager Discount

Presenters are eligible for a discounted registration if they have a Vacation Rental Manager membership type. The discounted registration for vacation rental manager members and non-members is $300 off the appropriate early bird registration rate. We will send out the unique codes to register after a presenter’s submission has been accepted.