Networking Opportunities

2014 Annual Conference
October 26 - 29, 2014
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
San Diego, California



Social Activities & Networking


Networking with other vacation rental managers and vendors is always a highlight for Annual Conference attendees. Check out all the ways to get connected to other industry leaders. 

Social Media

Use social media to enhance your Conference experience! Follow us on Twitter @VRMA for tips about Conference happenings, and use #VRMA2014 to tweet about your own experience and connect with other attendees. We've also created several promotional templates you can use to spread the word that your company is attending the Annual Conference.

VRMA Social Media

LinkedIn: Vacation Rental Managers Association (Official)
Twitter: @VRMA / #vrma2014
Google+: Vacation Rental Managers Association

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Explore San Diego

Exploring the host city is half the fun of any VRMA Conference. Our host hotel has compiled several special offers and tours to help you make the most of sunny Southern California. Check out the official San Diego area tours for the 2014 Annual Conference.

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Vendor Showcase


VRMA supplier members provide valuable services and products to vacation rental managers. These industry collaborators are critical to the success of vacation rental companies. Expanded Showcase times and features allow attendees to take full advantage of everything suppliers have to offer. Plan your time in the Vendor Showcase.

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Sunday, Oct. 26: New Member & First Time Attendee Reception

Sponsored by HD Supply

When: Sunday, Oct. 26
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Where: Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina- Shoreline (Pool restaurant)

New to VRMA or the Annual Conference? Join us for a special New Member & First Time Attendee Reception on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 5-6 p.m. Meet other new members/first time attendees and get a head start on Annual Conference networking. VRMA Ambassadors will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have about the Conference and help you map out a winning strategy. Ambassadors can also introduce you to other managers, suppliers and resources to ensure you walk away from the Annual Conference with tangible tips and connections that will help improve your business.

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Sunday, Oct. 26: Welcome Reception in the Vendor Showcase

When: Sunday, Oct. 26
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Vendor Showcase

Join us as we kick off the Annual Conference with the WelcomeReception on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m. in the Vendor Showcase. Meet with dozens of industry-leading vendors all under one roof and connect with hundreds of vacation rental managers from around the world. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages, including beer, wine and cocktails, will be provided.

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Monday, Oct. 27: Permanent Vacation (all VRMA-member band)

When: Monday, Oct. 27
Time: 9 p.m. - ?
Where: Harbor Island Ballroom 3

Bring your dancing shoes! Back by popular demand, the all VRMA-member band Permanent Vacation will be performing at the 2014 Annual Conference. This special reception sponsored by Red Sky Travel Insurance and LSI Tools gives you the chance to connect and unwind with other attendees in a fun, casual environment. This reception will feature a cash bar; no food will be served. 

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Tuesday, Oct. 28: Tuesday Party at Wave House

When: Tuesday, Oct. 28
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Where: Wave House on Mission Beach boardwalk (transportation provided)
NOTE: You must bring a valid form of photo identification (i.e. driver's license, passport)

Hang ten! This year's Annual Conference Tuesday Party gives you the chance to feel the thrill of Surfing SoCal and learn how to hang ten on one of the best Flow Rider Wave Machine simulators in the world! 

Situated directly on the Mission Beach boardwalk, Wave House is a 30,000 square foot outdoor venue that offers the perfect place to soak up the San Diego sun. The Wave House is a unique environment featuring outdoor tiki bars, fire pits, cabanas and tropical palms creating the quintessential California beach experience. Relax in the elegant cabanas, play ring toss on the sand pit located right next to the surfboard bar or catch the sunset from the beachfront chairs while you enjoy a cold beer, Margarita and some delicious eats and take a ride on the world famous Wave machine.

The Wave machine 
is available for everyone despite your age, ability and experience! Expert surf instructors will be putting on an Extreme show and demonstrating the newest tricks and rides on giant waves and will be on hand to offer lessons after their show. All that is needed is a chill attitude, bathing suit and a signed waiver of safety acknowledgement. (You must bring your own swimwear.) The venue will provide changing rooms, towels and photo opportunities of your Surf Board ride!

We also will be offering a prize for the best beach-themed costume, so start planning your costume now!

(The Tuesday Party, including food, drinks, and transportation to/from the venue, is included with your Annual Conference registration.)

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