Call for Proposal

HomeRegistration | Location

2024 VRMA International Conference: 

Send Us Your Session Proposals by May 24, 2024!

Submit Session Proposal

VRMA is excited to host our International Conference on October 14-17 in Phoenix, AZ. We’re looking for sessions that are specifically focused on our tracks listed below.

Please consider submitting a presentation around these requested topics and tracks by your peers. As a submitter, you are not limited to these topics but should use these topics as a guide to better understand what attendees are looking for when it comes to breakout sessions.

Note: Best practices and metrics (how you’re tracking) topics can be applicable to any track.

Business Strategy:

  • Business Development
  • Growth Strategy (Growing Listings, Connecting to Owners, etc.)
  • Sustainability
  • Working with an advisory board
  • Acquisitions and strategic planning when acquiring new companies
  • How to calculate ROI and what constitutes a good investment
  • Pros and Cons of keeping the original brand vs. merging under your brand


  • Creative marketing strategies 
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Measure ROI on marketing campaigns
  • Crisis communications
  • Branding
  • Public relations

Data and Revenue Management:

  • Strategy and Understanding of Tools
  • Actionable Analytics (Using Data to Grow Your Business)  
  • How does AI impacts revenue management
  • Reasons Why a Revenue Manager is Important
  • Payment processing

Owner Relations: 

  • Owner Acquisitions
  • Owner Retention (Due to Revenue Concerns and how to address)
  • Owner Onboarding 

Finance and Legal Operations:

  • Financial Trends
  • Risk Management
  • Best practices in Budgeting
  • Fraud and Chargeback Mitigation 
  • Legal issues in navigating contracts, owner agreements and guests terms and conditions
  • Guest Lawsuits (Documentation & Staff Communication)

Human Resources: 

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Employee Recruitment, Retention and Engagement
  • Employee Motivation
  • Compensation and Benefits 
  • Training and Development
  • Contract Cleaners vs. Employees

Guest Relations:

  • Understanding Guest Needs (Amenities, etc.)
  • Creating a memorable and distinctive guest experience
  • Best practices in guest feedback and reviews
  • Guest Communications
  • Guest Recovery


  • Software Improvements (Efficiency) 
  • Implementing AI to Streamline and Innovate
  • Buy, Build, Partner When it Comes to Tech Stack
  • Streamlining tech solutions

Property Services: 

  • Inventory Management
  • Property Inspections
  • Standards in Property Appearance
  • Housekeeping, Laundry and Maintenance
  • Bed Bugs
  • Safety and Compliance


  • Creating an Ordinance 
  • Combatting Vacation Rental Opponents
  • Using Data in Government Relations
  • Strategy & Enacting an Advocacy Plan
  • Litigation 
  • Public affairs and policy

Executive Leadership and Management: 

  • Strategic Planning/5-year Planning
  • Change Management
  • Financial Investments
  • Succession Planning
  • Growth Mindset for the company and employees

General interest or a panelist opportunity: 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.

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 if you have any questions as you complete your submission at: 

All submissions must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, May 24, 2024, to be considered. 

The 2024 VRMA International Conference Call for Proposal Submission Form

Submission Guidelines

  • To assist in the review process, we are only allowing a max of FIVE (5) session proposals from a single company or presenter.
  • All proposals must be accompanied by a session outline, which can be uploaded at the end of the submission form. Your session outline should go into detail on the session format and what information will be shared during the session. This will help the committee review your session in full. If you experience any issues while uploading, please send it to
  • As you upload your session outline, we also ask the presenter to provide a short 1-minute video on what will be discussed during this session or a past speaker presentation/recording.
  • Sessions are evaluated strictly on educational content; sponsorship of VRMA or the conference has no impact on the committee’s selection preferences. The sessions submitted within this call must be educational-based and NOT a sales pitch.
  • All final presenters and panelists must be listed in the session proposal at the time of submission – please confirm their participation in advance of submitting your session(s). Presenter expertise and experience are heavily considered during the review process.
  • All presenters listed within a submission should be VRMA members in good standing.
  • Panels should be representative of the diversity of our industry. The education committee will give special attention to panels that include presenters with a diverse background of location, organization affiliation, gender, ideas, race, and ethnicity.

Please note: All submissions must be complete with a session outline, 1-minute video (by the presenter), and panelist information, and received prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, May 24, 2024, to be considered. If some of this information is not shared or missing, your submission will be noted as incomplete.

Submit Session Proposal

If you have any questions about this process, please email