2016 NMHC OPTECH Conference & Exposition


November 14-16, 2016
Hilton Anatole
Dallas, TX

NMHC OPTECH is the premier destination for what’s next in multifamily. Open to NMHC members and non-members alike, OPTECH provides a forum for senior practice leaders from a wide variety of disciplines to collaborate on strategic action, incubate new ideas and elevate the industry across all areas of business operations and technology.


Thought-provoking content

OPTECH’s educational sessions provide a unique blend of deep dives on critical topics, silo-breaking panels and inspirational discussions – all with a forward-looking perspective from top minds inside and out of the multifamily industry. Areas of focus include property operations, marketing, technology, sustainability and telecommunications.

 

High-level networking

OPTECH features NMHC’s exclusive networking opportunities with your peers from the nation’s leading multifamily companies. 

 

Trade show

Ranging from promising start-ups to industry leaders, OPTECH’s exposition brings over 100 of the industry’s top suppliers together in one place. Connect with the right partner to grow your business and solve your most vexing challenges.



View detailed preliminary agenda.


Preliminary Agenda At-A-Glance


Monday, November 14
  
2:00 - 7:30 PMRegistration/Social Lounge/Charging Station
  
4:00 - 5:30 PMOpening General Session: The Collaborative Economy: A Transformative Lens, Not a Startup Trend
  
5:30 - 7:30 PMExhibit Hall Open
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
  
Tuesday, November 15
  
7:15 AM - 7:30 PMRegistration/Social Lounge/Charging Station
  
7:30 - 8:30 AMNetworking Continental Breakfast
  
8:00 - 8:30 AMBreakfast Briefings
      
  • Fair Housing Compliance: Best Practices for Marketing
  • Rising Flood Risk & Changes in Flood Insurance for Apartments
  • Debt Collection Regulation & Enforcement Actions: What You Need to Know
8:30 - 8:45 AMBreak
     
8:45 - 9:45 AMConcurrent Sessions
 
  • Illuminating Insights: New Research Shines Light on the Motivation and Behavior of Prospects and Renters
  • Short-Term Rentals Roundtable (Owners, Developers & Managers Only)
  • Integrated Sustainability: Green Goes Mainstream
  • Cybersecurity Action Plan: Ten Things to Do Right Now
  • The Internet of Things: A Smart Home Reality Check
  • Legal Strategies & Best Practices for Community Telecom Services
9:45 AM - 1:30 PMExhibit Hall Open
  
9:45 - 10:45 AMNetworking Coffee Break
  
9:55 - 10:10 AMSnap Session: The Evolution of A/B Testing
  
10:10 - 10:25 AMSnap Session: Proactive Asset Management: Using Data to Fix It Before It Breaks
  
10:25 - 10:40 AMSnap Session: Utility Cost Recoup & Reduction Programs
  
10:45 AM - NoonGeneral Session: The Longest 7th Inning in History
  
Noon - 1:30 PMNetworking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
  
12:30 - 1:30 PMCommerce Corner
  
1:30 - 2:15 PMConcurrent Sessions
 
  • Room for Debate: Are You a Social Conservative or a Social-ist?
  • Turbulent Times: Strategies for Dealing with Catastrophes, Outbreaks, Crime and Terror Threats
  • Sustainability Professionals Roundtable
  • Tech and Telecom at the Table: Changing Roles and Responsibilities
  • Making the Connection: A Conversation with Communications Service Providers
  • Package Delivery Solutions Roundtable (Owners, Developers & Managers Only)
2:15 - 2:30 PMBreak
  
2:30 - 3:30 PMConcurrent Sessions
 
  • Your Ideal Renter: Using Segmentation Data to Find, Get and Keep Them
  • Cars and Parking: Forget Everything You Thought You Knew
  • Easy Money: Smart Strategies for Cutting Energy and Water Costs
  • Scalable BI
  • Telecommunications Professionals Roundtable (Owners, Developers & Managers Only)
3:30 - 4:00 PMBreak
  
4:00 - 5:30 PMGeneral Session: NMHC Launch Pad
  
5:30 - 7:30 PMExhibit Hall Open
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
  
5:45 - 6:45 PMSnap Session Powered by PechaKucha: How I Imagine the Apartment of the Future...
  
Wednesday, November 16
  
7:15 AM - 3:00 PMRegistration/Social Lounge/Charging Station
  
7:30 - 8:30 AMNetworking Continental Breakfast
  
8:00 - 8:30 AMBreakfast Briefings:
      
  • Cybersecurity: Rules of the Road for Navigating Third-Party Contracts
  • Fair Housing Compliance: Best Practices for Resident Screening and Criminal Convictions
  • Music Licensing
8:30 - 8:45 AM     Break
  
8:45 - 9:45 AMGeneral Session: Fit for the Future: Creating Adaptable, Innovative and Inspiring Organizations
  
9:45 - 10:00 AMBreak
  
10:00 - 11:00 AMConcurrent Sessions
 
  • Seamless Success: How to Truly Integrate Pricing and Marketing
  • The New Economy: Changing the Way We Manage and Design Our Communities
  • The Better Buildings Challenge: Initial Success Stories
  • Email Is So 20th Century: Empowering Teams with New Communication Technology
  • Tech and Telecom in Student Housing: Lessons for Multifamily
  • Marketing Professionals Roundtable (Owners, Developers & Managers Only)
11:00 - 11:15 AMBreak
  
11:15 AM - 12:15 PMConcurrent Sessions
      
  • The Art and Science of Marketing Automation
  • Corporate Culture: The Key to Getting and Keeping Top Talent
  • Coming Soon to a Code Near You: Net Zero Buildings and Passive House Design
  • The Transformational CIO
  • Untangling Telecom: Strategies for Navigating a Complex and Changing Landscape
  • Technology Professionals Roundtable (Owners, Developers & Managers Only)
12:15 - 1:45 PMExhibit Hall Open
Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
  
12:30 - 1:30 PMCommerce Corner
  
12:30 - 12:45 PMSnap Session: Branding Buildings: Inside and Out
  
12:45 - 1:00 PMSnap Session: Streamlining Procurement and Capturing Convergence
  
1:00 - 1:15 PMSnap Session: Smart Lighting: The Future of IT and Light Fixture Integration
  
1:45 - 3:00 PMGeneral Session: The New Hip-sters: Planning Now for an Older Demographic
  
3:00 PMConference Adjourns


Note: Agenda is subject to change. Please be aware that photos may be taken at the conference and posted online.

NMHC OPTECH is the premier destination for what’s next in multifamily. Open to NMHC members and non-members alike, OPTECH provides a forum for senior practice leaders from a wide variety of disciplines to collaborate on strategic action, incubate new ideas and elevate the industry across all areas of business operations and technology. Exhibit today! 


OPTECH Exhibit Hall Information & Booth Request Form


OPTECH Exhibit Hall Online Interactive Floor Plan


Important Exhibitor Action Items and Notes:

  • *NEW* Tuesday Exhibit Hall Hours:  On Tuesday, November 15th the exhibit hall will be open from 9:45am – 1:30pm. Please pass this along to your exhibit booth staff as these hours are new this year and different from our usual Exhibit Hall schedule. Please click on the "Agenda" tab on the left to view all Exhibit Hall hours as well as the Conference sessions. 
  • Line of Sight:  To allow an unobstructed view of booths, exhibitors (with the exception of island booths) are not permitted to have their booths and backdrops exceed 8 ft. in height for linear booths. Backdrops/backgrounds 8 ft. in height may extend forward no more than 5 ft. from the backwall. Consult NMHC if you have questions or require a diagram for clarification. 
  • Conference Lanyards:  We respect that exhibitors may want to wear their company lanyards, however, they may only do so in their booth. The lanyards that will be provided upon registration check-in are the official sponsored conference lanyard and must be worn at all other times.  
  • Lead Retrievals:  There will be no lead retrieval system available for this conference.  
  • Solicitation:  Reminder - Exhibitors must be cautious of companies engaging in phishing attempts and unauthorized solicitations for anything including, but not limited to, AV equipment rental, meeting attendee/membership contact lists, hotel rooms, etc. Solicitation from firms claiming to have such amenities are illegal and fraudulent. NMHC will alert exhibitors if we hire a company to act on our behalf. Official hotel information can be found by clicking on the "Hotel and Travel" tab on the left of this page. Official order forms can be found in your Exhibitor Services Kit. Please contact us with any questions or if you receive any such communication from a company soliciting you. 

 

Multifamily’s next big start-up will be at this year’s OPTECH Launch Pad Competition. Now in its fifth year, Launch Pad continues as the premier showcase of new, leading multifamily technology companies, as well as one of the conference’s most popular sessions. 


Deadline to apply was Midnight PT September 11.

 

The top ten will be chosen by a panel of industry experts by September 26th and the final four will be chosen by October 10. Good luck to everyone competing this year!

 

Read about last year’s competition or enter your start-up for consideration in this year’s Launch Pad.

 

NMHC thanks our generous sponsors!



Conference Sponsors:


AT&TNWP Services Corporation
AUMOn-Site
ComcastRainmaker
CoreLogicRealPage, Inc.
CORTRentPath
Cox CommunicationsSpectrum Community Solutions
EntrataVerizon
For Rent Media SolutionsVisa
Google FiberYardi
InfoTycoonZillow
MRI Software 



Media Sponsor:

Multifamily Executive (MFE)


All Sponsors

 

Become a sponsor of this event:
Every year, many of our partners take advantage of this opportunity to market their organizations to the leaders and decision makers in technology, operations, marketing, sustainability and telecommunications. 


Review the 2016 OPTECH Sponsorship Opportunities to see all of the ways you can promote your company at this Conference!

Sponsorship Questions? Contact Melissa Rowan at mrowan@nmhc.org or 202/974-2372.