Cultivate 2024

September 26 - 27 | JW Marriott Austin, TX

Cultivate is an annual event for senior leadership that focuses on solving industry challenges amongst peers and leaders in a retreat-style experience.

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Coming in 2024!

Save the date for more peer-spectives in Austin, TX, September 25-26, 2024.


Cultivate is designed to be a peer networking event. As such, registration is limited and NAA reserves the right to reject the registration of anyone that does not meet the requirements. Registration for suppliers is available to event sponsors only. Contact [email protected] if interested in sponsorship.


Registration pricing

Regular Registration: $1,495 

June 28 - September 21, 2023

Disclaimer: NAA reserves the right to reject registration applications for Cultivate.

Education Focused On

introspective leadership
team leadership
enterprise leadership

2023 Schedule

Wednesday, September 27

10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


10:15 a.m. - Noon

Opening Keynote and Discussion: Mary Kelly

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Breakouts (3X)

2:20 p.m. - 3 p.m.


3 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.


3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Breakouts (x2)

4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Day One Wrap Up

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Thursday, September 28

7 a.m. - 8 a.m.

Inspiration Walk

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Breakfast with 2 Ted-Style Talks

10:15 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.


10:55 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.


11:10 a.m. - Noon


Noon - 1 p.m.


1:10 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.


2 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.


2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Closing General Session: Curt Steinhorst

3:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Wrap Up/Actions Moving Forward

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2023 Emcee: Curt Steinhorst

Leadership Strategist, People & Culture Expert, Author

Curt Steinhorst is the author of the bestselling book, Can I Have Your Attention? and a regular Forbes contributor on leadership strategy. He coaches top founders, athletes and executives, and speaks to audiences worldwide about mastering focus and attention — critical elements for businesses emerging from the pandemic and orienting themselves to a changed world. The consultancy he founded, Focuswise, helps organizations develop focused and productive leaders, teams, individuals, and cultures. Applying the lens of focus and attention, Curt and his team analyze and identify the hidden, costly distractions that plague teams, waste resources, destroy productivity, and derail innovation.

2023 Keynote Speaker: Mary Kelly

Dr./Commander, US Navy (ret), PhD, CSP, CPAELeadership Expert, Economist, Author and Professor

Mary Kelly is an internationally known economist and leadership expert specializing in the fields of leadership, productivity, communication, and business profit growth. She is the CEO of Productive Leaders.

Former chief of police, professor, realtor and HR Director – Mary has spent over 25 years teaching and training more than 40,000 military and civilian personnel. She is now on a mission to spread her message of success with audiences worldwide, sharing with them the secrets to being a true leader in today’s fractured workplace environment. 

A high-energy keynote speaker, Mary is focused on using research, laughter, and experience to show professionals how to excel. Her relatable, no-nonsense approach inspires audiences to embrace their roles, surpass their goals, and plan for the future. 

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The Cultivate program is designed by rental housing industry leaders to be an inclusive, peer-to-peer experience for senior leaders, focused on exploring people strategy.