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2020 Spring Forum Virtual Schedule * Subject to Change

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This virtual event will feature both live-streamed content and on-demand sessions that you can access as your schedule permits. Live education will be streamed every Tuesday during the 4-week period. All times below are in Eastern Standard Time. 

All new pre-recorded sessions are released on Monday of each week. Registered attendees of Spring Forum can access the recorded sessions here

Schedule is subject to change. 

Tuesday, May 19

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11:00am

12:15pm

Opening Keynote Session: Cottage Industry 3.0: The New Era of Hospitality is Coming Home
Presenter: Matt Landau, VRMB

12:15pm

1:15pm

Exhibitor Showcase

1:15pm

2:15pm

Growing Pains Never Felt So Good: Surviving and Thriving During Economic Disaster
Presenters: Jodi Taylor Refosco, Taylor Made Deep Creek Rentals and Sales
Jennifer Frankenstein Harris, GreatOceanCondos.com

2:15pm

2:30pm

Break

2:30pm

3:15pm

Sponsored Education: Why Speaking the Same Language Levels the Playing Field
Presenter: Daniel Bowen, Kigo 

3:15pm

3:30pm

Break

3:30pm

4:15pm

Brave New Workplace: Transitioning Employees Back to Work Post-Coronavirus
Presenter: Sue Jones, HR4VR

Tuesday, May 26

Virtual Spring Forum Experience Week 2 Sponsored By:   LSI.PNG

11:00am

12:15pm

Social Impact: How VRMA Members Are Helping Their Communities and What You Can Do
Presenters: Lynn Thurston, Watersound Management; Heleena Sideris, Park City Lodging, Inc.; Carole Sharoff, Atlantic Vacation Homes; Margot Schmorak, Hostfully

12:15pm

1:15pm

Exhibitor Showcase

1:15pm

2:15pm

Maintaining Positive Owner Relationships in Challenging Times
Moderator: John Suzuki, Vrbo
Presenters: Chris Wheeler, Scenic Stays 30A; Amanda Franta, CB Island Vacations; David Duncan, Beach Blue Properties

2:15pm

2:30pm

Break

2:30pm

3:15pm

Tech in a Post-Coronavirus Epidemic World: Technologies VRMB’s Can Use Now or In the Very Near Future to Adapt to a Post-COVID World
Presenters: Sean Miller, PointCentral; Andrew McConnell, Rented; Jeremy Gall, Breezeway

3:15pm

3:30pm

Break

3:30pm

4:15pm

Product Demonstrations: Equipping You with New Safety Products for the New Normal
Presenter: Justin Ford, Breezeway

Tuesday, June 2

11:00am

12:15pm

Vacation Rental Strategies and Opportunities: Insights from VRMs on COVID’s Top Challenges 
Moderator: Tim Cafferty, Outer Banks Blue
Presenters: Steve Milo, VTrips; Sharon Walker, Walker Luxury Rentals; Vince Perez, FetchMyGuest

12:15pm

1:15pm

Exhibitor Showcase

1:15pm

2:15pm

Coalition Building to Affect Regulatory Change
Moderators: Matt Curtis, Smart City Policy Group and Greg Holcomb, VRMA
Panelists: Jamie Michel, Sweet Home Rentals; Kelly McLean, McLean Company; George Gregory, Elliott Coastal Living; Jeff Coffee, Political Action Committee (PAC) Manager

2:15pm

2:30pm

Break

2:30pm

3:15pm

Sponsored Education: How to Prepare for Travelers Booking on Vrbo 
Presented by John Suzuki, Vrbo

Tuesday, June 9

11:00am

12:15pm

Rising to the Challenge Together: Industry Marketing Experts Talk Strategies to Prepare You for the Comeback
Moderator: Vanessa Humes, ICND
Presenters: Alex O. Husner, Condo World Resorts; Charles Reed, Put In Bay's Island Club Rentals; Kim Hermon, Big Bear Vacations; Lee Sims, Winter Park Lodging Company; Lindsay Bolton, Finger Lakes Premier Properties

12:15pm

1:15pm

Exhibitor Showcase

1:15pm

2:15pm

COVID-19: Resources for Property Care, Communication, and Safety
Presenter: Jeremy Gall, Breezeway

2:15pm

2:30pm

Break

2:30pm

3:15pm

Sponsored Education: Navigating the New Normal: A Data-Driven Roadmap for Post COVID-19 Success
Presenters: Ryan Hutchings, Escapia; Ben Edwards, Weatherby Consulting

3:15pm

3:30pm

Break

3:30pm

4:15pm

How to Cut Through the Noise and Focus on the Data That is Relevant to Your Business
Presenter: Cliff Johnson, Rented.com