Education Sessions
Express Education Open Space Series Student
Health And Wellness Stage Rewind  

Game Changer Sessions

Brian FanzoBrian Fanzo | Change Evangelist, Millennial Keynote Speaker, Podcaster 

Brian Fanzo is a keynote speaker who inspires, motivates and educates businesses on how to leverage emerging technologies and digital marketing. He has a diverse background working for the Department of Defense in Cybersecurity, then as a Technology Evangelist at a booming cloud computing startup. He is currently the Founder of iSocialFanz, which has helped launch digital and influencer strategies with the world’s most iconic brands like Dell, EMC, Adobe, IBM, UFC, Applebee’s and SAP. Brian’s #ThinkLikeAFan philosophy has powered first-of-their-kind storytelling campaigns for many Fortune 50 enterprise companies leveraging Periscope, SnapChat and Facebook Live.

Alton Fitzgerald White Broadway's Longest-Running Lion King Shares His Secret to Fulfillment and Joy in Everyday Work & Life

Alton Fitzgerald White, after completing a record-breaking 4,308 performances as King Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway, has now added Author and in-demand Keynote Speaker to his growing list of titles. His book, My Pride: Mastering The Challenge Of Daily Performance, an inspirational biography filled with secrets to fulfillment and joy in work and life was published by Disney Editions and has been nominated for several major national book awards. Other Broadway starring roles include Mister in The Color Purple, Coalhouse Walker Jr. in Ragtime, Ken in Smokey Joe’s Cafe, John in Miss Saigon and The Hawker in The Who’s Tommy.


General Session Speakers

Tuesday General Session Speakers: Erik Weihenmayer

Lisa Bodell Erik Weihenmayer​ | World-Class Blind Adventurer| Tuesday, Aug. 31                

The "No Barriers Life". Despite having lost his vision at age 14, Erik is an accomplished mountain climber and adventurer, and the celebrated author of three books. His latest, No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon, illuminates how we move forward in our lives toward growth and purpose despite the barriers that get in our way.



Wednesday General Session Speakers: Diana Nyad and Lisa Bodell

Diana HeadshotDiana Nyad | American Author, Journalist, Motivational Speaker and Long-distance Swimmer | Wednesday, Sept. 1              

At the age of 64, in her fifth and final attempt, Diana Nyad successfully fulfilled her lifelong dream of completing the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida on September 2, 2013. Upon completing her grueling 53-hour journey, a breathless Nyad told the world, "I have three messages. One is we should never ever give up. Two is you are never too old to chase your dreams. And three is it looks like a solitary sport, but it takes a team."


Lisa Bodell Lisa Bodell | Founder and CEO of FutureThink; Author of Best-Selling Kill the Company | Wednesday, Sept. 1                    

Lisa Bodell is a global leader on behavior change, whose skill-building firm has transformed hundreds of thousands of employees from Fortune 500 companies by showing them how to "eliminate the complexity" that holds them back and "get to the work that matters." Her talks offer a roadmap to eradicate the workplace complexity that is killing organizations' ability to be agile, fast and innovative.


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Thursday General Session Speaker: Viola Davis

Viola DavisViola Davis | Actor, Producer, and Philanthropist | Thursday, Sept. 2

Davis is the first black actor to win the triple crown of Tony, Oscar and Emmy awards. She has also, with her husband, founded JuVee, a production company that focuses on giving voice to the voiceless.

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Education Offerings:

NAA offers a variety of educational formats to ensure there’s something for everyone. Below are descriptions of what will be offered. More details will be added as the program is designed for 2021.

Education Sessions

Education Sessions

Choose from over eighty-five 45-minute sessions throughout the conference spanning a multitude of topics to include Operations, Marketing, Maintenance, Leasing, Leadership, Executive and more. These sessions feature industry and non-industry experts and provide useful information that attendees can apply to daily work life. Program to be announced in January 2021.


Student Housing Experience

New in 2021, Apartmentalize enthusiastically embraces the needs of our industry peers focused on providing off campus purpose-built student housing! The experience begins on Tuesday, August 31 from 12:00pm – 3pm with a learning lab, an opportunity for collaboration during roundtable discussions with fellow attendees as well as a mix of speakers on industry issues. Following, Wednesday and Thursday there is a student housing track with a session in each block of the education sessions. Capacity is limited for the Tuesday Learning Lab, so be sure to add this no-cost ticketed event

Open Space Series                    

Open Space Sessions

Tired of listening? Join the conversation instead and collaborate on a matter that you feel passionate about at Open Space! At Apartmentalize, we will create time and space for attendees to engage deeply and creatively around issues of concern to them. Participants will use their passion and interest to explore topics in ways that will result in transformative experiences for those who chose this peer-to peer learning event. Expert facilitators will support one-hour, small group exploration of topics that include:

  • Employee Training Programs      
  • Resident Experience
  • HR/Personnel Policies     
  • Technology  
  • Affordable Housing
  • Management/Leadership


Express Education        

Express Education

These sessions take place in a dedicated space in the NAA Exposition and are quick 30-minute interactive sessions that include live demonstrations, hands-on instruction, Q&A, buzz sessions and story-telling.

Health And Wellness Stage                    

Health and Wellness Stage​

We’ll offer 15-minute sessions to help you recharge your bio-battery.  These interactive sessions will be lead by executive wellness coaches teaching attendees how to incorporate healthy habits that build energy for both the body and mind.




REWIND Recordings:

The NAA Education Institute (NAAEI) is proud to present its REWIND program. REWIND offers 96 PowerPoint-synced audio and video sessions from Apartmentalize, so you can continue learning!

Couldn't make it to Apartmentalize this year? Order REWIND and earn six (6) Continuing Education Credits (CECs). Session recordings are now available through Visto.

  • Rates:
    • $349 member rate
    • $449 non-member rate

For questions about ordering, contact Elizabeth Zolotukhina.