The Top Short-Term Rental Conferences in 2024 for Owners, Hosts and Property Managers

As 2024 unfolds, the short-term rental (STR) industry calendar fills up with educational, vibrant, and must-attend conferences for 2024. These events are the perfect opportunity for Airbnb hosts, vacation rental owners, and short-term rental managers to connect with industry leaders, gain niche knowledge, and emerge empowered within the market.

With so many options, choosing the right event can be overwhelming.

As an industry leader, we’ve curated a list of the top conferences in 2024, offering a roadmap for finding the right event for each host, whether new or seasoned. So, grab your calendar and join us as we explore the exciting lineup of conferences that await.

Illustrations of this Year's Top Short-Term Rental Conferences

IMN  – The 2nd Annual Short Term Rental Forum (Winter) 

  • Location: Aventura, FL 
  • Date: January 9 – 10, 2024 
  • Main Focus: Networking, industry insights, and exploring new opportunities in the short-term rental market. 
  • Ideal Attendee: Short-term rental professionals, including investors, developers, lenders, and property managers. 
  • Style: Industry-leading event with a mix of networking, learning, and deal-making opportunities for STR professionals. 
  • More information: Visit the IMN 2nd Annual Short Term Rental Forum (Winter) website. 

STR Wealth Conference 

  • Location: Nashville, TN 
  • Date: February 5-7, 2024 
  • Main Focus: Wealth building and investment strategies within the short-term rental market. 
  • Ticket Cost: $997 – $2497 
  • Ideal Attendee: Investors and individuals interested in financial strategies related to short-term rentals. 
  • Style: Focused on financial strategy and investment within the short-term rental market, likely featuring keynote speeches, panel discussions, and workshops for wealth-building and financial management. 
  • Session Highlight: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: The honest truths around insuring STRs. Bill Faeth sits down with Nick Massey of Proper Insurance to ask the questions no other insurance professional is willing to answer.
  • More Information: Visit the STR Wealth Conference website. 

Midwest Real Estate Investors

  • Location: Grand Rapids, MI 
  • Date: February 22-23, 2024 
  • Main Focus: The conference is aimed at offering valuable insights, strategies, and networking opportunities for real estate investors. It’s recognized for its mix of cultural richness, affordability, and thriving job market, making it an attractive place for investment. 
  • Ticket Cost: For RPOA or STRA members, the price is $99, and for General Admission, it’s $149. 
  • Ideal Attendee: Real estate investors seeking to expand their network and gain insights into the industry. It’s perfect for anyone interested in the real estate market, whether they are seasoned investors or just starting out. 
  • Style: The conference provides a platform for meaningful conversations, idea exchanges, and relationship-building among real estate professionals. It’s known for fostering a friendly and collaborative atmosphere, making it easy to connect with peers sharing a passion for real estate investing. 
  • More Information: Visit the Midwest Real Estate Investors website.

Nick Massey, Director of Sales for Proper Insurance, will be speaking at this event. If attending, be sure to tune into his session.

Level Up Your Listing Summit 

  • Location: Scottsdale, AZ 
  • Date: March 11-13, 2024 
  • Main Focus: Learning and inspiration for short-term rental hosts, with insights from industry leaders. 
  • Ticket Cost: $797 -$1,797 
  • Ideal Attendee: Short-term rental hosts looking to enhance their listings and learn from top brands in hospitality. 
  • Style: Primarily educational with a strong networking component, focusing on actionable strategies to enhance short-term rental listings. It likely includes speaker sessions, workshops, and brand showcases. 
  • More information: Visit the Level Up Your Listing website.

Justin Brodin, Marketing Director for Proper Insurance, will be speaking at this event. More information will be posted soon about this session.

Real Estate Wealth Builders – REWBCON

  • Location: Saint Louis, Missouri 
  • Date: March 14-16, 2024 
  • Main Focus:  Learning and networking for real estate investors of all levels (new, intermediate, and advanced). The conference emphasizes practical strategies and actionable advice, with a focus on building wealth through real estate investing. They are committed to a “no sales pitch” environment, prioritizing investor education and community building. 
  • Ticket Cost: Prices start at $799 with early bird pricing.
  • Ideal Attendee: Anyone interested in learning more about real estate investing, regardless of experience level. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned investor, REWBCON aims to offer valuable insights and connections. 
  • Style: Educational and interactive, with workshops, panels, keynotes, and networking opportunities.  
  • More Information: Visit the REWBCON website.

VRMA Spring Forum 

  • Name: VRMA Spring Forum 
  • Location: New Orleans, LA 
  • Date: April 15-16, 2024 
  • Main Focus: Interactive workshops and training sessions for vacation rental industry professionals. 
  • Ticket Cost: $550 – $1200. 
  • Ideal Attendee: Professionals in the vacation rental industry looking for education, motivation, and inspiration. 
  • Style: Interactive and educational, with a blend of workshops, hands-on training, and networking sessions. Designed to be engaging and motivational for professionals in the vacation rental industry. 
  • More Information: Visit the VRMA Spring Forum website.

Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals 

  • Location: Boise, ID 
  • Date: April 29 – 30, 2024 
  • Main Focus: This conference is a hub for learning and networking, covering a broad range of topics crucial for Vacation Rental Professionals, Rent-By-Owners, Hospitality staff, and Affiliate businesses. Key areas include human resources, disaster planning, advocacy, housekeeping, and management, among others. 
  • Ticket Cost: $650 for the first company member and $550 for additional company members. For non-members, the initial pricing is $850 and $750, respectively. Beginning March 1, ticket costs increase to $750 for the first ticket / $650 for additional tickets (members) and $950/$850 (nonmembers.)
  • Ideal Attendee: Professionals in the vacation rental industry, including property owners, hospitality staff, and those affiliated with the industry who are looking to enhance their business operations, network, and stay current with industry trends. 
  • Style: The conference is designed as an engaging and educational event, offering various sessions that provide actionable insights. The atmosphere is collaborative, making it a great opportunity for networking and idea exchange.
  • Session to Highlight: Fighting Insurance Regulations with Nick Massey of Proper Insurance 
  • More Information: Visit the Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals website. 

VRMA Executive Summit

  • Location: Boca Raton, Florida 
  • Date: May 29-31, 2024 
  • Main Focus: Focuses on business strategy, organizational excellence, sustained growth, and charting a vision for companies in the vacation rental industry. 
  • Ideal Attendee: Executive-level leaders in the vacation rental industry. 
  • Style: Engaging and intimate networking opportunity for top-tier executives for strategic planning and high-level discussion. 
  • More Information: Visit the VRMA Executive Summit website.

STR Summit by the Real Estate Robinsons 

  • Location: Denver, CO 
  • Date: June 23-25, 2024 
  • Main Focus: The summit is designed to equip Airbnb hosts with crucial skills for success in the STR market. This includes choosing lucrative markets, designing standout properties, smart pricing strategies, and finding off-market deals. The event is spearheaded by Tony and Sara Robinson, known for their rapid success in the Airbnb investment space. 
  • Ticket Cost: General Admission (Early Bird) $397, VIP (Early Bird) $997, Diamond (Early Bird) $2,997 
  • Ideal Attendee: Both new and experienced Airbnb hosts looking to launch or scale their Airbnb business and those seeking to network with like-minded investors and learn from successful industry figures. 
  • Style: The event offers a mix of learning and networking opportunities, focusing on practical strategies to enhance Airbnb businesses. It’s presented in an engaging format, including exclusive access to off-site mixers for VIP ticket holders, allowing for intimate interactions with speakers and sponsors.  
  • More Information: Visit the STR Real Estate Robinsons website. 

FAVR Vacation Rental Xtravaganza

  • Location: Orlando, FL 
  • Date: September 9-11, 2024 
  • Main Focus: Keynote speakers, industry intelligence, and demonstration for Florida vacation rental professionals. 
  • Ideal Attendee: Vacation rental professionals owning, renting, managing, or selling vacation rentals in Florida. 
  • Style: A large-scale event with a comprehensive program, including keynote speakers, industry intelligence sessions, and demonstrations. Focuses on growth and innovation in the Florida vacation rental market. 
  • More Information: Visit the VRM Xtravaganza website.

VRMA International Conference 

  • Location: Phoenix, AZ 
  • Date: October 14-16, 2024 
  • Main Focus: Learning, innovation, and collaboration among vacation rental professionals. 
  • Ideal Attendee: Industry professionals, from new short-term rental owners to seasoned experts. 
  • Style: Comprehensive and collaborative, with a wide range of learning sessions, industry updates, and networking opportunities. It caters to both newcomers and seasoned professionals in the vacation rental sector.  
  • More Information: Visit the VRMA International website.

Proper Insurance is the nation’s leading short-term rental insurance provider, protecting homes in all 50 states and replacing inadequate Homeowners/Landlord policies. Their comprehensive coverage meets or exceeds standard short-term rental requirements with $1M Commercial Liability (CGL) and unmatched protection for your property and revenue. Additional custom coverages include guest-caused theft/damage, amenity liability (bikes, kayaks, hot tub, etc.), bed bugs, fleas, squatters, and more. 

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