Meet Brella, NMHC's New Conference App
NMHC is excited to bring you the Brella networking app to maximize the efficiency of your networking experience at our events. Brella will be the official conference app for the following events:
- 2022 NMHC OPTECH
- 2023 NMHC Annual Meeting
Please note that there is no event app for the 2023 NMHC Apartment Strategies Conference.
Brella’s matchmaking algorithm allows you to find the most relevant connections from the event’s attendees. You can then chat and reserve a Brella table to meet with fellow attendees.
Details for joining Brella will be sent out to meeting attendees about two weeks before the conference start. Attendees who register online by 5:00 p.m. ET, Jan. 27 will be sent a join code at around 6:00 p.m. ET. You can also look up your join code if you missed the email. Attendees who register onsite will receive a join code at the event once registered.
FAQs About Using Brella
As of December 5th, 2022, Brella has transitioned to a new Password log in system. Please make sure to update your app to the latest version.
You have several options for logging into Brella's mobile app. Here's how it works:
- Open the app and tap sign in
- Enter Your Email (set up using your work email is recommended, as NMHC will your personalized join code to that email account). However, if you are unable to access work email on your phone you may use use your Apple ID or Google Account to sign up as well.
- If you already have an acccount - you will receive an email from Brella to set up your new password. The email will come from "Login <firstname.lastname@example.org>" White list this email address to prevent it from going to your junk or spam box. If you are new to Brella, follow the on screen steps to set up your accout and new password.
- Once you've set up the password and account info, use your unique join code to participate in networking!
- January 19
- January 23
- January 25
- January 27
For the 2023 NMHC Annual Meeting - join codes will be sent out the afternoon of Tuesday, January 17th. You can look up your join code at https://www.nmhc.org/brella-code. Join codes are upated approximately 2-3 business days after registration.
Join codes will be sent to registrants on these following dates:
You can also look up your join code by tapping the "ticket" icon on the sign in/welcome screen in Brella.
The Brella app does not show all attendees. Attendees need to join the app and opt in to participate in networking to appear in the app. Please check the app frequently as new users are added every day. Many users often set up the app closer to few days before the start of the meeting.
No. While Brella does assign tables for one-to-one, 15 minute meetings, it is not possible to reserve a specific table or meeting space in the app.
To set up a meeting - search for an attendee you want to meet with, tap thier name to start a chat a or suggest a meeting. Once a meeting is accepted, Brella will give you a table number - head to the designated Brella room at the scheduled time for your 15-minute meeting.
No. If you would like to continue a conversation, make sure to exchange contact information and plan to meet at another location.
No. Brella only allows one meeting with the same person. If you would like to meet again make plans to meet at an alternative location.
Brella calendar downloads creates a separate calendar in Outlook for Brella meetings. In Outlook click on the Calendar tab to see all your calendars. Find the Brella calendar, from there you can copy and paste the meeting appointments into your main calendar.
Yes. You can chat with other attendees without setting up a meeting. However, Brella requires an attendee to opt-in to networking to view or reach out to other attendees. We recommend you still opt-in to networking, but under the “Schedule” tab - > “Availability” set it to be “unavailable” every day. This way other attendees won’t be able to request a meeting with you, but you will still be able to reach out to individuals and set up meetings via chat.
No. Brella does not allow this at this time. If you would like to change your authentication method, you will need to delete your existing account and re-set up using the preferred social media authenticator. Please note that if you choose to do so, all existing meetings, interests, matches will be deleted. We recommend you keep the same account.