Catch The Wave

2017 AARC Annual Conference

With an outstanding lineup of speakers and attendees from 12 states the 2017 annual conference was a huge success.  We would like to thank our gracious sponsors and speakers that helped make the conference successful.

DSC_0023In addition to the informative sessions attendees had the pleasure of visiting Compass Pointe, a local master-planned amenity community and Seal of Approval recipient as well as the site of the 2017 Ideal Living Ideal Home.  While visiting Compass Pointe we toured their exciting amenities including their Grande Lanai before being entertained at the Ideal Living Home.

Members will have unlimited access to all the 2017 Conference Resources, including presentations, videos and photos and Non-Member Conference Attendees will have full access to the 2017 resources until year end.

If you are not a member and would like to learn more about access to these resources and many others don’t hesitate to visit the Membership page to learn more.

The Board of Directors was excited to announce that Orlando, Florida will be the site of our 2018 Annual Conference…stay tuned for more.

Below you will find the Presentations and Videos (if applicable) of this year’s sessions as well as photos from the conference.  Please contact us at if you would like to learn more about  becoming a member.

  • Industry Insights and Trends, Craig Lawn
  • 40 Years of Homebuilding Evolution, Annah Norris and Robin Campbell
  • Retirees Community Shoppers – Real Life, Real Time, Real Estate, Bill Houghton, Josh Hale & Chris Orchard
  • The True Power of Tourism In Your Community, Judy Randall
  • Community Track – Improving Your ROI on Your Retire Program, Judy Avery
  • Developer Track – Popular Lifestyle Amenities that Attract Buyers, Ben Keal & Mike Agee
  • Community Track – How to Create the Perfect Tourism Brochure, Judy Randall
  • Developer Track – Best Practices for Today’s Club:  Member Services and Relationship Marketing, Mike Agee
  • Community Track – Hyper-Targeting Real Prospects to Improve your Marketing ROI, Andy Windham
  • A 25-Year Case Study on the Economic Impact of Tourist and Retirees, Dr. Mark Fagan
  • The Unintended Consequences of Building Trails:  The Very Positive Story of Hiking Trails in Fairfield Glade, John Conrad
  • Social Media Marketing – Today, Tomorrow and Beyond…, Dana Boone

Conference Photos