For many people attending National Apartment Association’s (NAA) Apartmentalize conference this year, it will be the first large scale in-person event they’ve attended since before the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, titled “Focus Forward,” takes place on August 31 – September 2, 2021 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.
In getting back into the swing of planning travel and hotel rooms, we also recommend that you take time to plan your experience at Apartmentalize. With nearly 400 exhibitors, dozens of educational sessions, networking opportunities, and entertainment options, here’s how you can get the most out of your time at the conference.
FIND SESSIONS RELEVANT TO YOUR ROLE & ORGANIZATION
No matter your organization type or business function, you are sure to find plenty of scheduled educational sessions relevant to you. Most sessions last 45-60 minutes, and there are several sessions taking place at one time.
Because of this, we recommend that you take a look at the full event schedule and take note of sessions that would be valuable to you. You can also view a short description, location, and speaker details for each session in advance of the show. This will help you attend relevant sessions while making time for booth visits, appointments, networking, and fun in between.
PLAN YOUR VISITS WITH EXHIBITORS
With nearly 400 exhibitors attending Apartmentalize, how can you make sure you visit the ones relevant to you? We recommend using this interactive floorplan to search by exhibitor, booth number, or product category so that you can devise an efficient plan to visit every booth you wish to stop by. Alternatively, you can view an alphabetical list of exhibitors here. By creating a free MyExpo Planner account, you can easily “save” exhibitors to your custom show agenda.
Whether you’re evaluating new solutions or looking to meet with exhibitors you already work with, it might be helpful for you to think of questions you’d like to ask in advance of the conference. In order to get the most out of your time on the show floor, you can also keep track of your questions in MyExpo Planner to quickly reference them and take additional notes.
Visit SiteCompli at booth 2312. In addition to meeting with our property operations experts, you can also take our InCheck mobile app for a spin, enter to win a Roomba robot vacuum, and walk away with some swag!
SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS IN ADVANCE
Attending Apartmentalize is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the latest industry trends and technologies that are transforming the rental housing industry. With so many educational sessions, entertainment options, networking opportunities, and exhibitors to visit, it can be challenging to find time for deeper one-on-one conversations. Especially after a year and a half of almost completely virtual meetings, Apartmentalize is a fantastic opportunity to meet face-to-face with industry contacts and vendors.
Using the MyExpo Planner tool, you can easily contact or schedule appointments with exhibitors prior to the show so that you can be sure to see everything that matters to you.
If you’re interested in seeing InCheck by SiteCompli in action, schedule a meeting with us here or by finding us on the MyExpo Planner app. Since we know your time is spread thin at Apartmentalize, we will make sure to send you a reminder to stop by our booth (and a thank you gift for your time!).
MAKE TIME FOR FUN!
From wellness sessions like chair yoga and guided meditation to Viola Davis’s keynote presentation, there are plenty of opportunities to relax, unwind, and be entertained at Apartmentalize.
Find the full event agenda here to seek out fun sessions and workshops throughout the conference. You can also use the MyExpo Planner tool to build a personalized agenda for the , being sure to make time for these fun sessions.
Apartmentalize wraps up on Thursday, September 2nd, leading right into Labor Day weekend. If you’re extending your stay into the holiday weekend, check out these Chicago tours and attractions!
If you are attending Apartmentalize 2021, we look forward to seeing you there. We wish you a productive, safe, and fun experience!