2014 Annual Conference

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 17–21, 2014

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Schedule subject to change

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Wednesday September 17
10:30 am–4:00 pm Annual Conference Registration Desk opens
11:30 am–2:00 pm District 1 Conference ~ SEPARATE REGISTRATION
1:00–3:30 pm ARELLO Foundation Meeting
3:00–4:00 pm Program Committee Meeting
4:00–5:30 pm New Member Orientation / First Time Attendees Reception
5:30–7:30 pm Welcome Reception - ARELLO Open!
The Welcome Reception held in the Millennium Hall starting at 5:30PM. Join us for the ARELLO Open where you can reconnect with colleagues while playing some mini golf!
Thursday September 18
7:00 am Registration Desk opens
7:45–8:15 am District Caucuses
8:30–10:00 am Law and Regulation Committee Meeting
8:30–10:00 am Membership Committee Meeting & Global Regulatory Task Force
8:30–10:00 am Appraisal Advisory Group Meeting
10:00–10:15 am Break
10:15–11:30 am IT/Communications Task Force Meeting
10:15–11:30 am Investigator / Auditor Resource Committee Meeting
10:15–11:30 am Nominating Committee Meeting
10:15–11:30 am Exam Accreditation Committee Meeting ~ OPEN Session
11:30 am–1:00 pm Lunch on your own
11:30 am–1:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting
1:00–2:30 pm Governance Review Committee
1:00–2:30 pm Timeshare Advisory Group
1:00–2:30 pm Commission Member Resource Committee Meeting
1:00–2:30 pm Education Certification Committee Meeting
1:00–2:30 pm Fair Housing Committee
2:30–2:45 pm Refreshment Break
2:45–4:30 pm Finance Committee Meeting
2:45–4:30 pm Affiliate Forum Meeting
2:45–4:30 pm Real Estate Practices Advisory Group Meeting & Property Management Task Force
4:30 pm Dinner on your own
Friday September 19
7:00 am Registration Desk Opens
8:00–9:45 am Welcome from a Special Philadelphia Dignitary and Sponsor Recognition/Education & Communication Awards
9:45–10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:00–10:45 am REEA Update - REEA President Bev McCormick
REEA President Bev McCormick will speak to the Membership regarding REEAs plans for the future.
10:45–11:45 am Keynote Address: "Olympic-Sized Solutions" Steve Mesler
In this talk, Steve Mesler, Olympic Bobsled Gold Medalist and co-founder, President & CEO of the international award winning non-profit Classroom Champions, takes us on a path of solution-based problem solving. From personal failure to climbing to the top of the Olympic podium; to an elegant solution of a generations old volunteering problem - Steve's story is one of finding positives and creativity for long term success.
11:45 am–1:15 pm Lunch on your own
1:15–2:45 pm General Session: Real Estate Regulation Around the World
International ARELLO Members will discuss their regulatory schemes, enforcement practices, and challenges. Distinguished panel members include representatives from South Africa, Dubai, Namibia, Jamaica, and British Columbia.
2:45–3:00 pm Refreshment Break
3:00–4:00 pm General Session: Fair Housing - Presentation of the New Resource for ARELLO Members
The Fair Housing Committee has been working on a project with the John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Support Center to produce an online resource for ARELLO members looking for information on the Federal Fair Housing Act. This exciting new online resource will be presented by Tony Duncanson, former Fair Housing Committee chairperson, who has been involved in this important project since its inception.
3:00–4:00 pm General Session: Award Winning Ideas
Gather innovative ideas from recipients of ARELLO Education and Communication awards, as they present their winning submissions. Learn information you can use in your own jurisdiction from your fellow ARELLO members!
4:00–5:00 pm General Session: The Evolution of the Vacation Ownership Product
Since its inception in the 1980s, the timeshare industry has continued to evolve—offering more flexibility and variety than ever before. Hear from the American Resort Development Association’s (ARDA) representatives as they cover the basic concepts of timeshare, from the early days of the industry until present time. Learn about what’s new today—from the latest trends to the positive economic impact the industry has in the communities it serves. This informative presentation will leave you with an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of timeshare. ~~ Presenters: Keith Stephenson, Director, State Government Affairs and members of the industry.
5:00 pm Dinner on your own
Saturday September 20
7:00–8:00 am Run/Walk
8:30 am Registration Desk Opens
9:00–10:00 am General Session: Misrepresentation, a Closer Look
In every jurisdiction, the most common citizen complaint is that a broker or salesperson misrepresented something about a property or some aspect of a real estate transaction. Using real case examples, Tom will lead ARELLO members in a close examination of what constitutes misrepresentation, what its elements are, and what defenses licensees rely upon to avoid its consequences. ~~ Speaker: Tom Miller
10:00–10:15 am Refreshment Break
10:15–11:45 am Case Law Update
This always popular conference session features select case studies that always guarantee a lively discussion. ~~ Don Harris - Board Counsel - Montana Board of Realty Regulation
11:45 am–1:00 pm Lunch on your own
11:45 am–1:00 pm ARELLO Foundation Working Lunch
1:00–1:30 pm General Assembly
1:30–4:30 pm Board of Directors Meeting & Committee Reports
Everyone is invited to attend
2:30–2:45 pm Refreshment Break
5:30–6:30 pm Installation Reception
Join the ARELLO Membership on the 33rd floor of the Loews Philadelphia for a fabulous reception to honor President Elect Kathie Connelly. Our generous sponsor Pearson VUE has graciously donated a professional photographer to capture keepsake moments with you and your ARELLO friends in front of famous Philadelphia landmarks. You will be able to take these photos with you that evening. Dress your finest!
6:30–9:00 pm Installation Dinner
Past President Syd Machat will be our emcee for the evening as we install our 2015 ARELLO President, Kathie Connelly
9:00–11:30 pm President's After Party
Celebrate with 2014 President Jeanne Jackson-Heim and New York Dueling Pianos
Sunday September 21
8:15–9:45 am Morning Refreshments
8:30–9:30 am Program Committee Meeting
8:30 am–4:00 pm Commissioner College 102 - SEPARATE REGISTRATION
9:30–11:30 am Education Issues Forum
9:30–11:30 am Administrator Forum


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Welcome Reception

President's After Party


Hotel Information

LOEWS Philadelphia
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Reservations: 888-575-6397

Online Reservations: http://www.loewshotels.com/en/Philadelphia-Hotel/GroupPages/ARE092114
Cut off date for Room rate:  September 2, 2014


ARELLO Room Rate: $192 Single/Double
Add 15.2% Room Tax

Message to Attendees:   ARELLO® has made every effort to secure the best possible group nightly room rate for you at this event. That rate results from a negotiated overall package of event needs such as sleeping rooms, meeting room space and other requirements. ARELLO® will incur costs if the association falls short of its minimum room block guarantee. Please help ARELLO® keep the costs of this event as low as possible by booking your housing needs at the designated host hotel and in the ARELLO® room block.  Reserving outside the contracted room block may jeopardize ARELLO's ability to meet its contracted obligations and to keep registration fees to a minimum. ARELLO® appreciates your support and understanding of this important issue. Thank you.

Transportation Information

Philadelphia International Airport 
8000 Essington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Code: PHL
Phone: (215) 937-6937

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION - There are a number of options available to get to the hotel from the Philadelphia International Airport:

Taxi Cab: Expect taxi cab fare between $25-$30 each way and an approximate 15-20 minute ride.  Taxis are available outside of baggage claim.

Shuttle Service: Shuttle vans fare is approximately $10 per person each and is also available outside of baggage claim near Regional Rail R1.  Shuttle vans visit multiple hotels en route to Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

SEPTA: Catch the regional railway from the airport to the SEPTA station located across the street from Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Paying the cash fare of $2.00 (exact fare required) on transit services is the simplest way to ride, however tickets, tokens and passes offer additional savings. Click here for schedules and more information.

Dedicated pick up services: If you are interested in arranging a private car and driver, please contact the hotel concierge for assistance in making arrangements.

2014 ARELLO United Airlines Discount

Philadelphia, PA (PHL) - 9/14/2014 to 9/24/2014

You may book online at www.united.com and enter your Offer Code ZT6J317482 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information:

Agreement Code: 317482
Z Code: ZT6J

Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office.

Experience dependable, first-rate service and earn miles in MileagePlus®, United's award-winning frequent flyer program. To enroll in MileagePlus®, log on to www.united.com.


Attire Information

The Annual Conference attire is business. The Installation Reception and Dinner is formal and business.

Additional Information

Click the following link for a  Local's guide to Philadelphia,  a great resource for your trip to the City of Brotherly Love or visit the Philadelphia tourism website for more ideas on where to go and what to see.

Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATIONS: All requests for refunds must be in writing. Cancellations received by midnight August 26, 2013 will receive a full refund. There is a $100.00 cancellation fee for cancellations received after August 20, 2014. Cancellations received after August 20, 2014 and before September 3, 2014 will receive a refund of 50% of registration fee. There is no refund for cancellations received after September 3, 2013. Refunds for cancellations due to an illness, injury, death or emergency will be considered on a case by case basis by the ARELLO® Chief Executive Officer.


Registration Fee Information

  • Everyone
Regulatory Member
Representative of a member jurisdiction that is current with its member dues.
  • Everyone
Affiliate/Associate Member
Affiliate or Associate Member (does not qualify for regulatory membership) and is current with member dues.
  • Everyone
Emeritus Member
  • Everyone
A non-member spouse/guest accompanying a full conference attendee - includes all events, receptions and meals provided by the conference.
  • Everyone
Guest - Installation Reception/Dinner Only
Guests who only wish to attend the Installation Reception and Dinner.
  • Everyone

Registration closes on:9/16/14


A Local's Guide to Philadelphia.pdf
A Local's Guide to Philadelphia ~ Prepared by Pearson VUE
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Please note that registration fees for guests are set to ensure ARELLO's costs are covered including the hotel/venue service charges and state and local taxes. Every effort is made to make these reasonable and affordable for our members.

Sponsorship of activities by vendors or regulated entities at this conference or meeting shall not be construed as an endorsement by ARELLO of the sponsoring entity or of the products, services, policies or positions. The sponsorship is not intended by the vendor or regulated entity, nor should it be construed by anyone, to influence the decisions of ARELLO and its representatives.