MEETINGS & EVENTS

2017 Conference Schedule

Whatever your apartment housing role, our conference sessions are designed to help you learn and grow! Explore the full schedule below, or use the filters to narrow it down by session type or conference day. To see the track in which the session belongs, simply expand it using the "+" symbol. 

Tuesday, June 20

11:00AM
5:00PM
#ProtectTheLease Kiosk

One of the most important endeavors NAA has undertaken this year is an industry-wide advocacy campaign to ensure that the apartment industry has a seat at the table in the fight for sensible tax reform. Find out how the new administration and Congress’ plans for tax reform will affect your job and industry. Fashion your message in our state-of-the-art video booth and post it to Facebook. You can also instantly send your Congressman a message outlining all the reasons why apartments work. Join the movement to #ProtectTheLease during tax reform and let your voice be heard!

11:00AM
5:00PM
Social Hub

Let’s get social! The NAA Social Hub is your all-in-one resource center for all things social at the #NAAEDU17. From tips and tricks to grow your audience, to getting the 411 on the latest channels, NAA’s staff can help take your online presence to new heights.

1:00PM
5:00PM
NAAPAC & Silent Auction

For the third year in a row, NAAPAC will host a silent auction during the Education Conference to raise funds for the PAC as well as the Better Government Fund, NAA’s administrative fund that offsets the cost of fundraising for the PAC. This year, the auction will include signed memorabilia from various icons including sports like Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning, Nolan Ryan, Julio Jones and Dabo Swinney as well as entertainment like Led Zeppelin and Carrie Fisher. Be sure place your bid!

Wednesday, June 21

8:00AM
5:30PM
#ProtectTheLease Kiosk

One of the most important endeavors NAA has undertaken this year is an industry-wide advocacy campaign to ensure that the apartment industry has a seat at the table in the fight for sensible tax reform. Find out how the new administration and Congress’ plans for tax reform will affect your job and industry. Fashion your message in our state-of-the-art video booth and post it to Facebook. You can also instantly send your Congressman a message outlining all the reasons why apartments work. Join the movement to #ProtectTheLease during tax reform and let your voice be heard!

8:00AM
5:30PM
Social Hub

Let’s get social! The NAA Social Hub is your all-in-one resource center for all things social at the #NAAEDU17. From tips and tricks to grow your audience, to getting the 411 on the latest channels, NAA’s staff can help take your online presence to new heights.

8:00AM
5:30PM
NAAPAC & Silent Auction

For the third year in a row, NAAPAC will host a silent auction during the Education Conference to raise funds for the PAC as well as the Better Government Fund, NAA’s administrative fund that offsets the cost of fundraising for the PAC. This year, the auction will include signed memorabilia from various icons including sports like Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning, Nolan Ryan, Julio Jones and Dabo Swinney as well as entertainment like Led Zeppelin and Carrie Fisher. Be sure place your bid!

2:00PM
3:00PM
Conference Welcome and NEXT GEN Q&A

Room: B308, Level 3

NAA members seeking an outlet for their talent will enjoy this all-encompassing overview of how to get more involved with NAA. The session offers an overview of the NAA NEXT GEN Committee, examination of NAA volunteer opportunities and advice for those seeking to maximize their membership by leveraging their skills to fill critical volunteer positions on NAA Committees.

5:30PM
6:30PM
Conference Welcome Reception

Kick of your conference right at this networking reception that provides you with the opportunity to ease into the week and meet fellow attendees that you will see throughout the conference.

Thursday, June 22

7:00AM
6:00PM
NAAEI/REWIND Lounge
7:00AM
6:00PM
NAAPAC & Silent Auction

For the third year in a row, NAAPAC will host a silent auction during the Education Conference to raise funds for the PAC as well as the Better Government Fund, NAA’s administrative fund that offsets the cost of fundraising for the PAC. This year, the auction will include signed memorabilia from various icons including sports like Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning, Nolan Ryan, Julio Jones and Dabo Swinney as well as entertainment like Led Zeppelin and Carrie Fisher. Be sure place your bid!

7:00AM
6:00PM
#ProtectTheLease Kiosk

One of the most important endeavors NAA has undertaken this year is an industry-wide advocacy campaign to ensure that the apartment industry has a seat at the table in the fight for sensible tax reform. Find out how the new administration and Congress’ plans for tax reform will affect your job and industry. Fashion your message in our state-of-the-art video booth and post it to Facebook. You can also instantly send your Congressman a message outlining all the reasons why apartments work. Join the movement to #ProtectTheLease during tax reform and let your voice be heard!

7:00AM
6:00PM
Social Hub
Let’s get social! The NAA Social Hub is your all-in-one resource center for all things social at the #NAAEDU17. From tips and tricks to grow your audience, to getting the 411 on the latest channels, NAA’s staff can help take your online presence to new heights.
8:00AM
9:00AM
NAA Newcomer Breakfast (Ticketed Event)

Join fellow first-time NAA attendees in an informal setting to network and navigate the conference agenda.

7:00PM
10:00PM
NAA Thursday Night Party

Experience the industry’s biggest party of the year! Enjoy three hours of open bar, a grand offering of delicious food, live entertainment and networking. Our signature bash will feature a sampling of Atlanta’s cuisine, entertainment and culture.

Friday, June 23

8:00AM
3:00PM
#ProtectTheLease Kiosk

One of the most important endeavors NAA has undertaken this year is an industry-wide advocacy campaign to ensure that the apartment industry has a seat at the table in the fight for sensible tax reform. Find out how the new administration and Congress’ plans for tax reform will affect your job and industry. Fashion your message in our state-of-the-art video booth and post it to Facebook. You can also instantly send your Congressman a message outlining all the reasons why apartments work. Join the movement to #ProtectTheLease during tax reform and let your voice be heard!

8:00AM
5:00PM
Social Hub

Let’s get social! The NAA Social Hub is your all-in-one resource center for all things social at the #NAAEDU17. From tips and tricks to grow your audience, to getting the 411 on the latest channels, NAA’s staff can help take your online presence to new heights.

8:00AM
5:00PM
NAAEI/REWIND Lounge
8:00AM
3:00PM
NAAPAC & Silent Auction

For the third year in a row, NAAPAC will host a silent auction during the Education Conference to raise funds for the PAC as well as the Better Government Fund, NAA’s administrative fund that offsets the cost of fundraising for the PAC. This year, the auction will include signed memorabilia from various icons including sports like Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning, Nolan Ryan, Julio Jones and Dabo Swinney as well as entertainment like Led Zeppelin and Carrie Fisher. Be sure place your bid!

Saturday, June 24

8:45AM
10:30AM
NAA Awards Celebration Breakfast with Afdhel Aziz

The NAA Excellence Awards, or Excels, recognize excellence and leadership in the apartment housing industry. These national awards celebrate builders, industry professionals and affiliated apartment associations that make unique contributions to our industry. This year, NAA has added the Rising Star Award for young professionals. NAA will present the Excellence Awards to the recipients during this celebration. 

After the awards, our General Session speaker, Afdhel Aziz will join us for an inspiring talk! Aziz is a leading expert in marketing innovation who worked with Procter & Gamble, Heineken, Absolut and Nokia. Highlighted by Forbes as “one of the top three marketing innovation labs to emulate” in the world, he is currently the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Conspiracy of Love, a think-tank and idea incubator that helps Fortune 500 brands use culture and technology as a force for good. As the co-author of the book ​“Good is the New Cool: Market Like You Give a Damn,” there is no doubt you will leave the session revved up to make a difference in the world. 

Speakers

Name: 
Afdhel Aziz
Job Title: 
Award-Winning Marketer
10:45AM
2:00PM
Atlanta Community Food Bank Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer to help prepare food for distribution to local feeding programs at the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  Working alongside your fellow conference attendees, we’ll inspect, sort, and pack quality grocery donations. This project is not appropriate for those who cannot do moderate lifting (5-40 lbs) or stand for prolonged periods. This project may include sorting of frozen or refrigerated items such as meats and dairy products.  Join in on the fun of serving Atlanta and giving back!  Transportation provided.

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