NAA: Education Conference & Exposition 2015

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NAA: Education Conference & Exposition 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 8:00am to Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 11:30am


Save the date and join us for the 2015 NAA Education Conference & Exposition on June 24–27 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas!

Announcing Opening Keynote Speaker Jay Leno!
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 12:45 P.M. — 2:15 P.M.
Acclaimed late night TV host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, Emmy-Award winner, pioneering car builder and philanthropist, Jay Leno’s “everyman” style and personality has helped him earn millions of fans worldwide.

Welcome Exhibitors! We promise you inspiration…innovation and collaboration Las Vegas style! The 2015 NAA Education Conference & Exposition is an excellent investment to showcase your products and services in front of key apartment industry decision makers who are both in the field and directly involved in purchasing.2015 in Las Vegas will provide your company and your team the inspiration, innovation and connections for a successful event and new partnerships for your business.

Exhibit at NAA to:

  • Reach more than 8,000 property management buyers and decision makers
  • See current customers and expand your contacts within their companies
  • Have pre-qualified meetings with the myNAA appointment making tools

If you are interested in joining more than 400 companies within the NAA Exposition, please contact us today and we will get you started. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

  • Decide your business objectives and booth size.
  • Review the NAA Exposition floor plan.Contract and purchase your booth online by clicking on an available booth (in blue) and filling out the online exhibit booth contract.

An investment to exhibit at NAA will payoff all year long. Join us for the 2015 NAA Education Conference & Exposition, June 24–27, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The conference and exposition brings together more than 8,000 multifamily housing professionals for four days of the best professional development training in the industry.

This event boasts world-class General Session speakers, more than 40 education sessions led by topic experts, more than 400 suppliers demonstrating the latest products and services, and a ton of networking events.

For more Information: NAA: Education Conference & Exposition 2015


Organizer / Producer



RegistrationJ. SpargoCall (866) 470-7778
SponsorshipHeather TeplitzCall (703) 797-0671


Tuesday, June 23, 3015

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Exhibitor Move-in

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Committee Meetings

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

NAA Attendee Registration Open

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

NAA Board of Directors Reception (Invitation Only)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

NAA Attendee and Exhibitor Registration Open

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Exhibitor Move-in

8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Committee Meetings

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Region Meetings

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Board of Directors/Assembly of Delegates

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Supplier Success Course

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Conference Kick Starters Education Sessions

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Game Changer Session with Ken Schmidt

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Conference Welcome Reception

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

NAA Executive Forum Reception (Invitation Only)

10 p.m.

PAC/BGF Poker Tournament (Ticketed Event)-Mandalay Bay Poker Room

Thursday, June 25, 2015

7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

NAA Attendee Registration Open

7:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Exhibitor Registration Open

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Exhibitor Move-in

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Game Changer (Robin Chase)/Education Sessions

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Game Changer (Richard Karlgaard)/Education Sessions

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Game Changer (Luke Williams)/Education Sessions with Lunch

12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Opening General Session

2:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

NAA Exposition Grand Opening

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

NAA Thursday Night Party-Mandalay Bay Beach and Pools

Friday, June 26, 2015

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

NAA Attendee and Exhibitor Registration Open

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Game Changer (Jim Knight)/Education Sessions

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

General Session

11:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

NAA Exposition Open (with Lunch)

12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Maintenance Mania National Championship

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Game Changer (Olivia Fox Cabane)/Education Sessions

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Education Sessions

4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Exhibitor Move-out

Saturday, June 27, 2015

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Exhibitor Move-out

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

NAA Attendee Registration Open

8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

NAA Awards Celebration Breakfast with Guest Speaker

11:30 a.m.

Conference Concludes

*Schedule is subject to change

Jay Leno
Acclaimed late night TV host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, Emmy-Award winner, pioneering car builder and philanthropist, Jay Leno’s “everyman” style and personality has helped him earn millions of fans worldwide.
Ken Schmidt Former Director of Communications Strategy Harley-Davidson Motor Company
One of the most in-demand speakers and communications consultants in America, Ken Schmidt has lived a life that most can only dream about. He has toured the world on two wheels, met with presidents and royalty, partied with movie and music legends, and appeared numerous times on network news. As the former director of communications for Harley-Davidson Motor Company, he played an active role in one of the most celebrated turnarounds in corporate history – and got paid to ride motorcycles. He is widely known as one of the business world’s most outspoken and provocative thought leaders and has partnered with many of the world’s most successful brands. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, he shares stories and insights on the road to building a fanatically vocal customer base, creating a passionately loyal corporate culture, and developing leaders who inspire and motivate.
Robin Chase Founder and Former CEO Zipcar, Buzzcar and GoLoco
Robin Chase is founder and CEO of Buzzcar, a service that brings together car owners and drivers in a carsharing marketplace. empowers individuals to take control of their mobility, without looking to governments or big businesses for solutions. She currently serves on the Board of the World Resources Institute, the US Secretary of Commerce’s National Advisory Committee for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and the US Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee. She served on the World Economic Forum Future of Transportation Council, the Massachusetts Governor’s Transportation transition team, and the Boston Mayor’s Wireless Task Force. Robin Chase is founder and CEO of GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. GoLoco helps people quickly arrange to share car trips of all lengths between trusted friends, neighbors, and colleagues, and handles online payments from passengers to drivers for their share of the trip costs. GoLoco’s innovative combination of social networks and online payment systems recasts how we think about car travel, making it a time for socializing and with a new emphasis on trip efficiency, in order to reduce per passenger costs.
Richard Karlgaard Economic Forecaster Angel Investor
Rich just released the #1 Amazon bestseller in strategy and competition, The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success. Tom Peters wrote the Foreword, and Clayton Christensen wrote the Afterward. Rich writes a Forbes column, which is known for its witty assessment of business and technology. He has been a regular panelist on television’s Forbes on FOX show since its inception in 2001. Rich is a serial entrepreneur. He has launched Upside and Forbes ASAP magazines, the venture capital firm Garage Technology Ventures, and Silicon Valley’s premier business and technology forum, 7500-member Churchill Club. For this and other achievements, Rich is a past winner of the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Rich Karlgaard was raised in Bismarck, North Dakota, and graduated from Stanford University. He lives with his family in Silicon Valley.
Luke Williams Author Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business
At some time, someone somewhere is going to disrupt your entire industry. Shouldn’t it be you? Luke Williams, author and globally recognized authority on disruptive innovation, reveals a way of thinking that has the power to transform your business and stay ahead of the game. To compete today, business leaders need a revolution in thinking: a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions to stay ahead of the game. The author of Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business (FT Press, 2011) and one of the world’s most respected voices on innovation leadership, Luke Williams shows organizations exactly how to generate those strategies and deliver those solutions. Williams is a Fellow at frog—one of the world’s most influential innovation companies—and Professor of Innovation at NYU’s Stern School of Business. He has worked with industry leaders like American Express, GE, Sony, Crocs, Virgin, Disney and Hewlett-Packard, to create breakthrough product, service and business model solutions. Williams is a sought-after commentator on innovation, strategy and growth and his views have been featured in BusinessWeek, Fast Company, The Atlantic and The Wall Street Journal.
Jim Knight Former Director of Training Hard Rock Cafe
A training and development veteran for 30+ years, Jim Knight facilitates on a variety of interactive topics, including sessions around organizational culture, world-class service, employee engagement, internal branding and performance management. Jim cut his teeth in the training field through the hospitality industry, starting out as a restaurant staff-level employee for Olive Garden and Hard Rock Cafe. He eventually became the head of the School of Hard Rocks, running point on all training and development functions for Hard Rock International.
Olivia Fox Cabane Charisma and Leadership Expert
Olivia Fox Cabane has lectured at Stanford, Yale, Harvard, MIT, the Marine Corps War College and the United Nations. As keynote speaker and executive coach to the leadership of Fortune 500 companies, she helps people become more persuasive, influential, and inspiring. From a base of thorough behavioral science, Olivia extracts the most practical tools for business, applying the latest in global behavioral science to everyday leadership needs to improve her clients’ productivity, effectiveness and efficiency. In addition to being a columnist for Forbes and The Huffington Post, Olivia is often featured in media such as The New York Times, Bloomberg or BusinessWeek. She has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal as well as NPR’s Marketplace show. Olivia currently serves as Director of Innovative Leadership for Stanford’s StartX program. Her course at Berkeley’s Business School was so popular that university staff had to guard the entrance to ensure that only the students admitted to that course gained entrance. Her first book, The Charisma Myth, published by Penguin/ Random House, went into second printing before it even launched.
Giada De Laurentiis
Emmy Award-winning personality Giada De Laurentiis has become a household name. With an impressive background of culinary training, she is a globally revered celebrity chef who continues to prove her skill and accessibility not only with her expanding presence beyond Food Network, but also with the great success of her cookbooks, brand alliances and newly launched food products.




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Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
United States

Hotel Information

Official NAA Conference Hotels

  • Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: $185 plus tax
  • Luxor:
    Pyramid Deluxe Rooms:
    $49 plus tax (Sunday – Thursday)
    $109 plus tax (Friday – Saturday)
    Tower Deluxe Rooms:
    $59 plus tax (Sunday – Thursday)
    $119 plus tax (Friday – Saturday)
  • Delano (formerly THEhotel): $215 plus tax
  • Four Seasons: $255 plus tax

You are required to register and pay for the 2015 Education Conference & Exposition prior to accessing the hotel reservation service