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    2022 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

    Concurrent breakout sessions are specialized sessions led by your peers that focus on specific topics in one of our conference tracks. Click on the icons to learn more, and use the drop down below to browse sessions by track!

    Advocacy: The advocacy track focuses on protecting vacation homes and the vacation rental industry.

    Business Strategy: The business strategy track focuses on equipping participants with the decision making skills, proven strategies, and knowledge of industry trends needed to help them develop achieve their vacation rental business's short and long-term objectives.

    Data and Revenue Management: The data and revenue management track focuses on building revenue management strategies, understanding the ways to use your data and much more.

    Finance and Legal Operations: The finance and legal operations track help participants learn best practices to manage their organization's financial and legal responsibilities. They will help participants to stay current on important terms and regulations that are specific to the vacation rental industry.

    Guest Relations: Guest relations sessions provide participants with recommendations and new ideas for how to streamline guest management processes and provide excellent customer service to vacation rental guests.

    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/Sales: The marketing track dives deep into various channels, new tools and innovative strategies being used to market vacation rental properties to guests and owners as well.

    Owner Relations: The owner relations track owner management related to sales growth, understand the owner acquisition process and much more.

    Property Services/VRHP: 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.

    Technology: Technology track sessions provide participants insights on the newest digital solutions in the industry to help gain a competitive edge.

     

    Advocacy


    Business Strategy


    Data and Revenue Management


    Finance and Legal Operations


    Guest Relations

     
     

    Human Resources


    Marketing/Sales


    Owner Relations


    Property Services/VRHP


    Technology

     

     

     

    Monday, October 24

    Breakfast & Learn hosted by Losji Tech AS: The Future Role of Operational Data
    Track: Sponsored Education
    Monday, Oct 24th (7:45 AM - 8:30 AM)
    Breakfast & Learn w/ GE Appliances, Smart HQ Pro: Smart Appliances that Enhance & Protect Your Investment
    Track: Sponsored Education
    Monday, Oct 24th (7:45 AM - 8:30 AM)
    One More Thing, One More Time (1MT1MT)
    Track: General Session
    Monday, Oct 24th (8:45 AM - 10:15 AM)
    VRMA Hub w/ PI: What Could Go Wrong? Forest Fires, Dog Bites, Parties and More - Protecting Vacation Rental Properties and the People Behind Them
    Track: Sponsored Education
    Monday, Oct 24th (10:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
    VRMA Hub w/ Beyond: 5 Tips to Perfecting Your Pricing Strategy
    Track: Sponsored Education
    Monday, Oct 24th (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Be Your Own Advocate: Tools for Protecting Your Business from Regulation (Part 1)
    Track: Advocacy
    Monday, Oct 24th (11:45 AM - 12:45 PM)
    Budgeting Basics: How to Develop and Manage Budgets for Your Vacation Rental Company
    Track: Finance and Legal Operations
    Monday, Oct 24th (11:45 AM - 12:45 PM)
    Channeling Brian Fontana from Anchorman
    Track: Guest Relations
    Monday, Oct 24th (11:45 AM - 12:45 PM)
    How To Outperform The Gigantic VR Brand That Bought Your Local Competitor
    Track: Marketing/Sales
    Monday, Oct 24th (11:45 AM - 12:45 PM)
    Property Managers Roundtable for Small-Scale Managers
    Track: Business Strategy
    Monday, Oct 24th (11:45 AM - 12:45 PM)
    Recession-Proof Your Revenue Through Increased Direct Bookings and Lower Acquisition Costs
    Track: Marketing/Sales
    Monday, Oct 24th (11:45 AM - 12:45 PM)
    Setting Your Team up for Positive Technology Implementations
    Track: Human Resources
    Monday, Oct 24th (11:45 AM - 12:45 PM)
    Technology Essentials to Optimize and Scale Your Operations
    Track: Technology
    Monday, Oct 24th (11:45 AM - 12:45 PM)
    VRHP Roundtables
    Track: Property Services
    Monday, Oct 24th (11:45 AM - 12:45 PM)
    Lunch and Learn w/ Airbnb: Airbnb and Travel Industry Trends
    Track: Sponsored Education
    Monday, Oct 24th (12:45 PM - 1:45 PM)
    Lunch and Learn w/ Expedia: Empowering Your Success in a New Era
    Track: Sponsored Education
    Monday, Oct 24th (12:45 PM - 1:45 PM)
    Lunch and Learn w/ Generali: How to Proactively Manage Risk with Data-Driven Problem Solving
    Track: Sponsored Education
    Monday, Oct 24th (12:45 PM - 1:45 PM)
    Be Your Own Advocate: Tools for Protecting Your Business from Regulation (Part 2)
    Track: Advocacy
    Monday, Oct 24th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    How to Build a Revenue Management Strategy
    Track: Data and Revenue Management
    Monday, Oct 24th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    HR 101 for Management
    Track: Human Resources
    Monday, Oct 24th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    Is it Empathy or Compassion?
    Track: Guest Relations
    Monday, Oct 24th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    Lean Methodologies for Vacation Rental Managers
    Track: Property Services
    Monday, Oct 24th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    Scaling Your Business Operations with EOS
    Track: Business Strategy
    Monday, Oct 24th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    The ROI of Smart Home Technology: Security, Consistency, Efficiency
    Track: Technology
    Monday, Oct 24th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    Think Like a Homeowner: Tips to Acquire and Retain Long Lasting Client Relationships
    Track: Owner Relations
    Monday, Oct 24th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    Vacation Rental Mergers & Acquisitions: A Step by Step Guide to Selling Your Vacation Rental Company and Garnering Maximum Value
    Track: Finance and Legal Operations
    Monday, Oct 24th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    VR Housekeeping 101
    Track: Property Services
    Monday, Oct 24th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    VRMA Hub w/ Guesty: Building Embedded Solutions for a Seamless Experience
    Track: Sponsored Education
    Monday, Oct 24th (3:15 PM - 3:45 PM)
    VRMA Hub w/ StayFi: Let’s Build Your Brand… not the big box OTAs
    Track: Sponsored Education
    Monday, Oct 24th (3:45 PM - 4:15 PM)
    928 New Properties in 2022: An All-Star VRM Panel Reveals Their Inventory Growth Secrets
    Track: Owner Relations
    Monday, Oct 24th (4:30 PM - 5:15 PM)
    All-In-One Tech Solutions vs. Specialized Solutions: How Can You Know Which Is Best for Your Business
    Track: Technology
    Monday, Oct 24th (4:30 PM - 5:15 PM)
    Can OTAs Make or Break Your Business?
    Track: Data and Revenue Management
    Monday, Oct 24th (4:30 PM - 5:15 PM)
    Choosing Linen to Match Your Brand
    Track: Property Services
    Monday, Oct 24th (4:30 PM - 5:15 PM)
    Creating an Elite Company Culture Using L.I.F.E. Principles
    Track: Human Resources
    Monday, Oct 24th (4:30 PM - 5:15 PM)
    Flex your Wi-Fi Potential: Strengthen the Guest Experience and your Operations with Wireless Technology
    Track: Technology
    Monday, Oct 24th (4:30 PM - 5:15 PM)
    Get Bookings in Your Sleep 201: The Next Steps of Email Automations Throughout the Guest Stay Cycle  
    Track: Marketing/Sales
    Monday, Oct 24th (4:30 PM - 5:15 PM)
    How the Right Partnerships Can Help Your Business Soar
    Track: Business Strategy
    Monday, Oct 24th (4:30 PM - 5:15 PM)
    On the Horizon: 5 Key Steps to Prepare Your Company To Sell
    Track: Business Strategy
    Monday, Oct 24th (4:30 PM - 5:15 PM)
    Pick a Winner! Navigating the Process for Choosing New BOH Software
    Track: Property Services
    Monday, Oct 24th (4:30 PM - 5:15 PM)
    Six Ways to Crush the Hotel Competition
    Track: Guest Relations
    Monday, Oct 24th (4:30 PM - 5:15 PM)
    The Art of Cleaning: Understanding the Chemistry Behind the Clean
    Track: Property Services
    Monday, Oct 24th (4:30 PM - 5:15 PM)

    Tuesday, October 25

    Breakfast and Learn Hosted by Booking.com
    Track: Sponsored Education
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (7:45 AM - 8:30 AM)
    Breakfast and Learn Hosted by C2G Advisors: Mergers & Acquisitions - Multiples, Structures, and Buyer Demographics
    Track: Sponsored Education
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (7:45 AM - 8:30 AM)
    Service is a Gift: How to Create and Sustain a Culture of Service
    Track: General Session
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (8:45 AM - 10:00 AM)
    VRMA Hub w/ Streamline: DRIVE Scalability With Your PMS
    Track: Sponsored Education
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (10:15 AM - 10:45 AM)
    VRMA Hub: Top 5 Reasons Your Property Needs Outdoor Lighting
    Track: Sponsored Education
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (10:45 AM - 11:15 AM)
    Property Managers Roundtable: CEOs, Owners, and Other C-Suite Executives
    Track: Business Strategy
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (11:15 AM - 12:45 PM)
    Advanced Inventory Growth Secrets: A Graduate-Level Masterclass Featuring 10 New and Cutting-Edge Strategies for Homeowner Acquisition
    Track: Owner Relations
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
    Guest Communications: Best Practices to Increase Revenue and Boost the Guest Experience
    Track: Guest Relations
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
    How to Hold a Weekly Revenue Meeting
    Track: Data and Revenue Management
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
    Marijuana in the Workplace
    Track: Property Services
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
    Revolutionary. Housekeeping.
    Track: Property Services
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
    Taking the Sunday Scaries out of Software Implementation
    Track: Technology
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
    Today’s Marketing Essentials to Build a Meaningful Hospitality Brand
    Track: Marketing/Sales
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
    Understanding Each Other: OTAs and Property Managers Panel Discussion
    Track: Business Strategy
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
    Vacation Rental Safety Inspections 101
    Track: Property Services
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
    Lunch and Learn w/ Beyond: Revenue Management Essentials: Optimize Your Pricing Strategy
    Track: Sponsored Education
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
    Lunch and Learn w/ Safely: Parties, Pets, and Stupidity - Protecting Your STR from Whatever Your Guests Dish Out
    Track: Sponsored Education
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
    Lunch and Learn w/ Yapstone: Alternative Payment Methods: The Key to Growing Your Customer Base
    Track: Sponsored Education
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
    All Things Operations
    Track: Property Services
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    Corporate Housing and Vacation Rentals: Partnership Opportunities in Today’s Alternative Accommodations Space
    Track: Business Strategy
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    Figuring Out the TikTok Generation
    Track: Marketing/Sales
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    Navigating Owner Acquisition and Guest Relationships: True Life Experiences Unveiled
    Track: Owner Relations
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    Proven Strategies to Optimize Revenue Management in Uncertain Times
    Track: Data and Revenue Management
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    Re-imagining Your Companies Brand Experience
    Track: Marketing/Sales
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    Scaling for the Rest of Us: How, Where, and Why to Grow If You Haven’t Raised $100s of Millions, and Have No Plans to Do So
    Track: Business Strategy
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    Technology in the Hands of Inspectors, Cleaners, and MX staff: How is this Helpful to Everyone?
    Track: Property Services
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    The ABCs for Communicating with Boomers and Generations X, Y, and Z!
    Track: Human Resources
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    Understanding Guest Needs Using Site Search Data
    Track: Guest Relations
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    VRMA Hub w/ Hopper: Get a Headstart and Increase Occupancy by Joining Hopper Now
    Track: Sponsored Education
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (3:15 PM - 3:45 PM)
    Homes and Villas by Marriott: The Holy Grail to Guest Satisfaction
    Track: Sponsored Education
    Tuesday, Oct 25th (3:45 PM - 4:15 PM)

    Wednesday, October 26

    Building an In-House Program for Add-On Property Care Services
    Track: Property Services
    Wednesday, Oct 26th (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Case Study: Unlocking Growth with Technology
    Track: Technology
    Wednesday, Oct 26th (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Compete Nationally, Win Locally!
    Track: Business Strategy
    Wednesday, Oct 26th (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Getting Under the Hood of Some of Today’s Most Established Pricing Tools - Without the Sales Pitch
    Track: Data and Revenue Management
    Wednesday, Oct 26th (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Mapping the Guest Journey: How a Next-Level Guest Experience can Increase Your Profits in Unexpected Ways
    Track: Data and Revenue Management
    Wednesday, Oct 26th (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    The Art of Gifting with the Schwag Sisters
    Track: Owner Relations
    Wednesday, Oct 26th (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    VR Housekeeping 201
    Track: Property Services
    Wednesday, Oct 26th (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Building a Preventive MX Program
    Track: Property Services
    Wednesday, Oct 26th (10:15 AM - 11:15 AM)
    Conference Takeaways with Sarah and T
    Track: Business Strategy
    Wednesday, Oct 26th (10:15 AM - 11:15 AM)
    How Tech-Enabled VRMCs Save on Staffing
    Track: Business Strategy
    Wednesday, Oct 26th (10:15 AM - 11:15 AM)
    How to Have Difficult Conversations with Your Team
    Track: Human Resources
    Wednesday, Oct 26th (10:15 AM - 11:15 AM)
    How to Start a Commercial Laundry
    Track: Property Services
    Wednesday, Oct 26th (10:15 AM - 11:15 AM)
    Opportunities in the Vacation Rental Sector: What Does Your Property Management Business Need to Do Now?
    Track: Business Strategy
    Wednesday, Oct 26th (10:15 AM - 11:15 AM)
    Wild West of Parity
    Track: Data and Revenue Management
    Wednesday, Oct 26th (10:15 AM - 11:15 AM)