Apartmentalize 2024, powered by the National Apartment Association, is just around the corner. Boasting more than 90 educational sessions and a seemingly endless array of networking opportunities, figuring out the best way to maximize your time can be daunting. But don’t fret. We’ve got you covered with 8 tips to ensure you have a great experience: 

1. Come on, get app-y. 

Well before you ever leave for Philadelphia, familiarize yourself with the Apartmentalize 2024 app, available for iOS and Android

Before using the app, you’ll need to create a myNAA Planner account using your registration email address and the ID number from your Apartmentalize confirmation. 

Once you’ve created a myNAA account, you can log in to the app, and you’ll be able to look up education sessions, exhibitors and activities and add them to your itinerary. 

At the conference, you can use the app’s interactive map to find exhibitors, access session handouts and even take notes.  

2. Educate yourself. 

NAA has carefully curated more than 90 different educational sessions that feature over 250 industry experts and span a multitude of topics, including maintenance, operations, leasing, affordable housing, marketing, leadership and industry trends. 

Take time to thoroughly read through all of the session descriptions and identify the ones that address your current pain points or cover topics you’re interested in learning more about. 

For guidance on building a great corporate culture that fosters engagement and retention, be sure to add Culture Counts! Secrets to Hiring, Engaging and Retaining Top Talent to your itinerary! WithMe’s CEO and Founder, Jonathan Treble, will be moderating the panel on June 21 from 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. in Location 114. The session will feature expert insight from LivCor’s David Danish, Bozzuto’s Julie Escanilla and Sheffield Haworth’s Jennifer Novack

3. Dress for success and to impress. 

Most attendees will be in business casual attire. The days will be long, so be sure you’re comfortable, but also remember you’re representing your organization - and yourself! Take pride in your appearance. 

Conference floors and meeting rooms can get chilly. Dress in layers 

to be sure you’ll always be comfortable. 

Wear comfortable shoes. Enough said. 

4. Pack your bags. 

Be sure you always have these two items with you during the conference: 

  • Note-Taking Materials: Pen and paper. iPad. Laptop. Make sure you have a way to document key takeaways. 
  • Business Cards - Network. Network. Network. 

5. Get social. 

NAA does an incredible job populating their social profiles with helpful information. Before heading to the conference, be sure you are following #Apartmentalize on Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter or Instagram. Lean into the conversation on your favorite platform for an insider’s view of what is trending before, during and even after the conference.

6. Be flexible. 

This may initially strike you as an impolite gesture, but if a session is not working for you, it’s okay to leave! NAA actually encourages that mentality! 

Find another session that interests you. Meet up with peers outside the conference room who want to network and engage in dialogue about other topics. Invest your time wisely! 

7. Visit the WithMe team (and all of the other amazing vendors)!

Fuel up with a cup of delicious SipWithMe coffee (featuring beans from La Colombe, a Philly favorite) and find out how WithMe’s amenities can help you elevate your resident experience, save staff time and hassle, decrease your spend and control costs. 

Here’s where you can find us: 

Booth 1810

Thursday, June 20: 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

June 21: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Prefer the VIP treatment? Schedule a time to meet with us here

Feel like doing a little recon before Apartmentalize? Browse the LinkedIn profiles of everyone who will be attending: 

We clearly like to toot our own horn, but seriously, take the time to visit with vendors that interest you. You will likely uncover new products and services that can help you elevate your property and improve operations! 

8. Channel your inner Rocky Balboa. 

We’re teaming up with our friends at Flamingo to co-host the FREE “Feel The Love” 5K on June 20! Enjoy an invigorating run or brisk walk on a scenic out-and-back trail that will take you along historic Boathouse Row and conclude with a triumphant climb up the iconic Rocky steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! 

Even if you don't want to run or walk the full 5K, we still encourage you to stop by to take a photo at the Rocky steps, enjoy some light refreshments and connect with your industry peers! 

We encourage everyone to arrive by 6:45 a.m., as the 5K will start promptly at 7 a.m. 

Register here.  

9. Mix and mingle.

Apartmentalize offers ample opportunity to mix and mingle with your multifamily peers. Attend as many social events and receptions as you can. Not only will you be rewarded with free food and cocktails, you'll be able to build relationships with your multifamily peers and gain important perspective on the industry.

Call us biased, but we think year's hottest social event is going to be the rooftop happy hour hosted by WithMe, Flamingo, Tourus and Boom at LVL North on June 19.

Enjoy a glass of wine, cocktails and refreshments - all set to the soothing sounds of our DJ and live jazz singer.

Whether you’re looking to network, relax before the big expo day, or simply enjoy the ambiance, this is the perfect opportunity to connect with other multifamily industry professionals in a chic rooftop setting.

RSVP here.

We can’t wait to connect with you June 19-21 in Philly!