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



What are others saying about VRMA's Annual Conference?


Need more reasons to attend the VRMA 2014 Annual Conference in San Diego? More than 900 leading vacation rental professionals attended the 2013 Annual Conference- and more than 90% of vacation rental managers said they were likely or extremely to recommend the event to a colleague. Here's what last year's attendees had to say about the Annual Conference, in their own words:

“Thank you for providing a platform for our employees to learn from the best in our industry and build stronger partnerships with vendors and other VRMs. The value of educational and networking opportunities is well worth the trip. We always look forward to seeing what VRMA and the conference committee has in store for us all next!” - Jeremy Bittner, Railey Mountain Lake Vacations, Deep Creek Lake, Maryland

Time well-spent! A VRMA conference will wake you up to a wealth of new ideas for building your business into everything it can be and sharing ideas to shape the future of managed-property vacation rentals.” - Cheryl Freeman, Burr White Realty, Newport Beach, California

Excellent experience whether you have 10 rentals or 500 rentals. Networking is so valuable and seeing what vendors offer us as property managers is great.” - Joy Pohjalainen, Tybee Joy Vacation Rentals, Tybee Island, Georgia

 “WOW! Thank you VRMA for an exciting adventure in Nashville! Well organized, great people, can't wait for the next one!” - Sharon Frankie, RentChalets, Big White, British Columbia, Canada

“Found the VRMA conference very helpful - especially being new to this business. Good information and ideas!” - Laura Shamas, Stony Brook Lodging, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

“This is a must-attend event for anyone in the vacation rental market.” - Diana Roberson, RNR Vacation Rentals, South Lake Tahoe, California

 “VRMA provides a great service for our company and our clients companies. It is an ideal environment for showing people what is new in our specific areas of expertise and demonstrating our products. We are given the opportunity to present to people who want to be educated and the conference allows us to attend other sessions so we can keep up with major areas of concerns of our customers. We constantly hear from VRM's about using the conference to train new employees.” - Daniel Leifeld, Blizzard Internet Marketing, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

“This was my first VRMA conference and was worth every penny I spent plus a lot more!” - Steve Hames, Hollows Vacation Home Rentals, Cedar Hill, Texas

“I gained new Ideas, reassured myself about what we are doing as a company is in line with the industry in the fast changing environment of vacation rentals, met with old friends and made new friends at the 2013 Annual Conference.” - David Webb, Snowebb Services Inc., Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

 “Great opportunity to learn!” - Curt Leonhardt, New Braunfels Leasing & Resorts, New Braunfels, Texas

“The VRMA Annual Conference is the single best networking event and opportunity in the industry. If you are looking to improve and grow your business, it is a must.”  - Andrew McConnell, VacationFutures, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia

“As an experienced real estate executive that is re-entering the arena of vacation rental management, I am very pleased with the perspective and information I gained at the VRMA Annual Conference. It was an efficient way to get up to date on industry trends and obtain big-picture insight into the potential for business development.” - Robin Raiford, Aronov Condo Management, Inc., Gulf Shores, Alabama

“I was refocused and energized about working in the vacation rental industry. We work when others play, and it's totally okay!” -  Melody Helbig, Railey Mountain Lake Vacations, Deep Creek Lake, Maryland

“The Annual Conference is always a great opportunity to connect with potential new clients and to reconnect with our clients from other parts of the country. You always leave the event feeling empowered by new information and re-energized by sharing a few days with your colleagues in the industry. Great job VRMA!” - Joe Scurto, Scurto Marketing, Destin, Fla.

“The VRMA conference is a must-attend for anyone new to the vacation rental industry.” – Barry Cox, SkyRun Vacation Rentals, Golden, Colorado

“This was the first year that our company was able to bring 3 managers to the conference and all three were pumped up after the meeting, ready to implement new ideas, policies and procedures. The VRMA conference is like a spa weekend for our professional minds!” - Shari Goldstein, Carolina Mornings Inc., Asheville, North Carolina

“This was my first opportunity to attend a VRMA conference. I found it most valuable from an educational perspective as well as having the ability to interface with key suppliers. What I accomplished in three days would have taken several weeks by not attending the conference. I will definitely attend the regional as well as the annual conference in the future.” - Joy Labadie, Resort Rental and Management, Harbor Springs, Michigan

“I go to these conferences to network with, and attend sessions by, other people who have knowledge of the departments that I manage. But one of the greatest takeaways is the knowledge I receive about all of the departments within my company that I don't work directly with--marketing, reservations, accounting. The conference forces me to better understand the company I work for, the industry I work in, and how my position fits within that.” - Al Furlone, Winter Park Lodging Company, Winter Park, Colorado