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Welcome to the 2023 Apartmentalize Call for Presentations!

Individuals who believe they can contribute fresh ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the apartment housing industry are encouraged to submit a written proposal through our online platform by Friday, October 28, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST.


2023 Apartmentalize, NAA's annual education conference, will convene June 7 – 9 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. We anticipate more than 10,000 professionals to attend, making this the most expansive event for the apartment housing industry.


While networking opportunities, the NAA Exposition, or even the general session speakers rank highly among motivating reasons for attending our event each year, education programming is the foundation of Apartmentalize. Therefore, we seek to create a robust and well-balanced education program that focuses on the topics that NAA members value and require in their day-to-day practices.

New this year!

  • Post event feedback strongly indicates that our audience wants to see fewer four-person panel discussions. For 2023 we are looking for proposals with: one subject matter expert; teams of two or three co-presenters, while decreasing the number of four-person panel discussions. 
  • Innovative session formats are sought to increase variety for our audience: game show formats, case studies (innovation, best practices, lessons learned), roundtable discussions, hack sharing, peer-to-peer discussions, campfire chats, demonstrations, and other interactive formats. 
  • Interactive Engagement: Keep your audience engaged! Explain in your outline how you plan to make your session interactive (i.e., Polling through the event app; small group discussion; problem solving; gamification etc.).

 Topics of high relevance include but are not limited to:

Student Housing

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Mental Health in the Workplace

Hybrid Workplace Culture




Leasing Strategy


(For Supervisors)


Affordable Housing


Sustainable Living

Career Development



Audience Demographics

Design your proposal for the audience at Apartmentalize! Job titles of attendees include: 

24% Vice President/Corporate Executive

23% Regional Supervisor/Manager

10% Property Manager

8% Owner/Principal/President

7% Marketing/Sales

2% Maintenance Professional (Supervisor)


Instructions for Submitting

Complete all fields of the online submission form using the portal linked below. You will need to create and coordinate the following components:

Click here to read the tactical tips for submitters

Click here to review the 2022 attendee demographic information


PLEASE NOTE: Proposals must include at least one owner/operator/manager within a presentation team, as submissions with suppliers only will not be considered. Also, each company can submit up to three proposals. Only the first three submitted proposals will be considered. Additionally, all speakers listed on the proposal must be aware that they are being considered during the peer review process. Proposals selected to be moved forward onto the program undergo a confirmation process, at which time speakers are asked to commit to speaking in June. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered. 


Submission Evaluation and Selection

An Education Advisory Board (EAB) will review, evaluate, and score submissions using the following criteria: 

  • Relevance to the current multifamily housing market
  • Intelligent and clearly articulated submission materials with achievable learning objectives
  • Presenter/Speaker qualifications
  • Provides useful information that attendees can apply to daily work life (actionable and practical)
  • Appropriate for an intermediate or advanced professional audience 

Speakers selected from this process will receive a complimentary full conference registration to Apartmentalize in 2023, which includes a Thursday Night Party ticket.

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

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Call for Presentations opens

Friday, October 28, 2022, 11:59 PM ET

Deadline for submitting proposals 

November 1 – November 18, 2022

Education Advisory Board (EAB) peer reviews proposals and makes recommendations

Monday, December 12, 2022

Selection notifications sent to proposers, including evaluation scores and reviewers’ comments.


Education Program Format

Education Sessions will take place on Wednesday, June 7, Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9. Presenters/Panelists should plan to conduct a 60-minute presentation, though some sessions will be truncated to 50 or 30 minutes at the request of event planners.

About NAA

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 an elevated level of professionalism in the apartment housing industry to better serve the rental housing needs of the public.


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