Conference Schedule

*Conference schedule is subject to change | Session details will be available soon*

The conference is being held in the Neveda Conference center in the spa level of the resort.

Monday, April 24th
Time Session Name Presenters
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Vendor Move In 
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting 


Tuesday, April 25
Time Session Name Presenters
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Vendor Move In
12:00 pm Registration Opens 
1:15 - 2:15 pm Opening Roundtables  
2:30 - 3:00 pm      Welcome and Vendor Showcase 
3:00 - 4:00 pm Maximizing Revenue Opportunities Via the Voice Reservations Channel Doug Kennedy, Kennedy Training Group 
Finding Balance in an Unbalanced Business
Stacy Wesson, Cascara Vacation Rentals powered by Casago; Kerrie Racicot, Tahoe Truckee Vacation Properties
Guest ROI: 2023's Most Important Metric. Six ways that investing in your guests helps your bottom line. Thomas Kenyon, Xplorie
Building the Web Travis Wilburn, Stay Charlottesville Management Group
4:00 - 4:30 pm Break and Vendor Showcase 
4:30 - 5:30 pm Opening Keynote: How to be in the Guest Experience Business, NOT the Property Rental Business
Doug Kennedy, Kennedy Training Group
5:30 - 6:30pm Reception
6:30 pm End of Day 1; Enjoy Reno

Wednesday, April 26
Time Session Title Speakers
7:30 am Registration Opens 
8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast and Vendor Showcase 
8:30 - 9:00 am Welcome 
9:00 - 10:00 am Housekeeping Certification Part 1 Durk Johnson, Seabrook Hospitality
Book Direct Playbook Ryan Dame & Catrina Wakefield, Casago Vacation Rentals
Not all AI is Created Equally Evan Dolgow, Aidaptive
Implementing a Safety Program at Your Agency Justin Ford, Breezeway
10:00 - 10:30 am Break and Vendor Showcase 
10:30 - 11:30 am Housekeeping Certification Part 2 Durk Johnson, Seabrook Hospitality
The People Stack Steve Trover, Better Talent
What Could Go Wrong? Protecting Vacation Rental Properties and the People Behind Them Nick Massey, Proper Insurance
Government Relations Greg Astley, Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association
11:30 - 11:45 am Break and Vendor Showcase 
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Housekeeping Certification Part 3 Durk Johnson, Seabrook Hospitality
Grassroots Owner Acquisition & Retention Alonda Miller, LiveRez and Brian Olson, Beachcomber Vacation Homes
Human Resources 101 Sue Jones, HR4VR
What Does Revenue Management (really) Look Like? Ryan Saylor, Beyond
12:45 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 3:00 pm Housekeeping Certification Part 4 Durk Johnson, Seabrook Hospitality
 What it is Really Like to Sell your VR Business? Top 10 Takeaways from Recent VR Business Sellars. Betsy LaBarge, Mentor and Consultant; Danna Kittell, VRM Advocate and Consultant
UpSells Panel  Ward Prickett, OK2Charge; Ellen Schaeffer, Rentmount; Tera Lorimer, Luxury Getaways
Advocacy Panel  
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break and Vendor Showcase 
3:30 - 4:30 pm Bad Stays and Bourbon Chasers Zach Grimes & Shanan Goldsmith, Safely
Housekeeping Bottlenecks & Bottle Service Carleena Andrepont, Keepers
Book Direct Game Show Robyn Scott, Bluetent; April Burns, ICND; Josh Guerra, InhabitIQ
4:30 pm Enjoy Reno! Eat dinner with friends or suppliers in town. 

Thursday, April 27
Time Session Title Speaker (s)
7:30 am - 10:00 am Registration 
8:00 - 9:00 am Light Breakfast and Vendor Showcase 
8:30 - 9:00 am Welcome 
9:00 - 10:00 am Top 10 Key Insights from Helping 500+ VRMs Grow Their Inventory Brooke Pfautz, Vintory; Jennifer Mucha, Arrived
Managers Forum
 Nicole Twigg, Kiwanda Coastal Properties; Daniel Perry, BookStayHop; Tera Lorimer, Luxury Getaways
Succession Planning
Sue Jones, HR4VR; Ali Cammelletti, Spark your Mindset
Build Your Best Technology Stack Jason Hearne, Streamline
10:00 - 10:10 am Break and Vendor Showcase 
10:10 - 10:30 am NWVRP Business Meeting
10:30 - 11:30 am Better Living Through Curiosity Matthew Murrie, What If Curiosity 
11:30 am Conference Concludes. Thank you for Attending!
11:30 am - 3:00 pm Vendor Move out