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Event Details

Name: 2017 NAA Education Conference

Location: Georgia World Congress Center , Atlanta, Georgia

Date: June 21–24, 2017

Director, Conference Education Programming

Call for Presentations: Clark Ebbert (cebbert@naahq.org); Phone: (703) 797-0661

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Welcome to the 2017 NAA Education Conference & Exposition Call for Presentations!
The National Apartment Association (NAA) is America’s leading advocate for quality rental housing. NAA's mission is to serve the interests of multifamily housing owners, managers, developers and suppliers and maintain a high level of professionalism in the multifamily housing industry to better serve the rental housing needs of the public.
The 2017 NAA Education Conference & Exposition will be held June 21-24 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. We anticipate more than 9,000 professionals to attend, making this the largest education conference for the multifamily housing industry.

While networking opportunities, the NAA Exposition, or even the general session speakers rank highly among motivating reasons for attending the NAA Education Conference & Exposition, education programming is the foundation of our conference. Therefore, we seek to design a robust and well-balanced education program that focuses on the topics that NAA members value and require in their day-to-day practices. Leadership and Professional Development is the number one concern for this group of professionals.

Individuals who believe they can contribute new ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the apartment industry are encouraged to submit a written proposal through our online platform by October 21, 2016.

Conference Demographics
NAA Education Conference attendees represent all facets of the multifamily housing industry. This is a breakdown of the 2016 attendee demographics:

25% Regional Supervisor/Manager (on-site)
16% Vice President/Management Executive
15% Property Manager (on-site)
10% Owner/Principal/President
8% Senior Management Position
8% Marketing/Sales
4% HR/Training Professional

Instructions for Submitting
You will need to gather and organize the following components:
Proposals must include at least one owner/operator/manager within a presentation team, as submissions with suppliers only will not be considered. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

Submission Evaluation and Selection
The NAA Education Conference & Exposition Education Advisory Board (EAB) will review, evaluate and score submissions using the following criteria:
NAA considers our speakers to be collaborative partners in the promotion of our event, see details in the Policies Governing Accepted Proposals.

Program Selection Timeline
September 20, 2016 Call for Presentations opens
October 21, 2016 Deadline for submitting proposals 
October 22 - November 25, 2016 NAA Education Conference Education Advisory Board (EAB) evaluates proposals and makes recommendations
November 28 - December 2, 2016 Selection notifications sent to proposers

Education Program Format
Education Sessions will take place on Wednesday, June 21, Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23. Presenters/Panelists should plan to conduct a 60 minute presentation which should include audience engagement, with no more than three co-presenters/panelists.

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Questions? Director, Conference Education Programming: Clark Ebbert - cebbert@naahq.org / (703) 797-0661