2021 VRMA International Conference: Send Us Your Session Proposals by April 23rd!


2020 is behind us.

That said, the lessons, business practices, and connections you made to get through last year are not forgotten. We hope that you are still safe, healthy, and doing your best as we begin to head out of these unprecedented times.

In short, the world has changed. And while we are not yet at ‘business as usual,’ the future looks great for the short term rental community.

VRMA is excited to reconvene at our in-person event in October. We are committed to communicating responsibly, instilling a sense of confidence, and following official health advice as we plan to welcome you to San Antonio. We realize you still may be considering your travel plans for October; however, we invite and encourage you to share your proposal with us.

This year please consider submitting  a presentation around these requested topics:

Marketing and pricing strategy

Encouraging guest loyalty

What homeowners really want in a property management company

New technology and software options to simplify your operations

Housekeeping practices to keep guests

and employees safe

Hiring, engaging, and retaining a younger workforce

How to run a successful small business

Regulatory updates

Post-pandemic business recovery

Future trends and what’s on the horizon for the industry

In an effort to highlight as many perspectives from the industry as possible, we’re offering two submission types:

  • General interest or panelist: Participate in a panel discussion or express your general interest in presenting at this year's event. Share your story from recent experiences: Submit Here.
  • Topical presentation: Share your thoughts and ideas for a specific session. For example, how you have responded to COVID-19; how you’ve communicated with guests and owners; how you’re planning for the future; or how you’ve innovated and will continue to innovate in the future. Select a track below to start your submission:
  • Business Strategy

  • Data and Revenue Management

  • Finance and Legal Operations

  • Guest Relations

  • Housekeeping, Maintenance, and Laundry

  • Human Resources

  • International

  • Marketing

  • Owner Relations

  • Property Services

  • Sales

  • Technology 

The committee will review your information and contact you later this summer about opportunities to participate as a speaker or panelist.

Again, thank you for your continued support, dedication, and willingness to share your ideas, stories, and lessons learned.

Please let us know how we can help: email education@vrma.org or call +1 (202) 367-1179.

Important Information

To begin the submission process, you must login to the VRMA website.

  • If you are a VRMA member, login here.

  • If you are not a member, you will be required to create a guest accountCreate a Guest Account hereSelect ‘non-member speaker’ as your speaker type.

 All submissions must be received prior to 23:59 Central Standard Time on Friday, April, 23rd 2021, to be considered.

Website Members

Non-Website Members

If you have any questions about the 2021 VRMA International Conference Call for Proposals, please contact us at education@vrma.org