2017 Annual Conference/Honolulu

Honolulu, Hawaii
September 20–24, 2017

Join us for the 2017 ARELLO Annual conference in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii!

Keynote Speaker: Ka'ala Souza

Join us in welcoming our 2017 Annual Conference keynote Ka’ala Souza, Friday September 22, 2017 at 10:15 a.m.

Ka’ala Souza was born and raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. In 1999, he left his job as a marketing researcher and program evaluator to become a professional speaker, consultant and trainer. Ka’ala has a gift to connect with diverse audiences by making them laugh, think, and grow.

In his keynote “Thinking Nui,” Ka’ala introduces his audience to “Nui,” a Hawaiian word that means “large, big, and abundant.” Nui is the way you need to think if you want to move from surviving to thriving. Ka’ala will share his expertise on how to think “nui” by teaching us how to:

  • Think Different: The problems of today won’t be fixed by the solutions of yesterday.
  • Think Back: Stay connected to our deep values and history.
  • Think Ahead: Clarify and communicate our vision.
  • Think Service: Identify and meet the needs of those around us.



Wednesday September 20
1:00 pm Registration Desk Open
1:00–3:00 pm District 1 Meeting
4:00–5:30 pm New Member Orientation / First-Time Attendee Reception
5:30–7:30 pm Welcome Reception and ARELLO Foundation Silent Auction
Thursday September 21
6:30 am Registration Desk Open
7:00–8:00 am Welcome Breakfast
8:15–8:45 am District 1 Caucus
8:15–8:45 am District 2 Caucus
8:15–8:45 am District 3 Caucus
8:15–8:45 am District 4 Caucus
8:15–8:45 am District 5 Caucus
9:00–10:30 am Membership Committee Meeting
9:00–10:30 am Exam Accreditation Committee Meeting - OPEN SESSION
9:00–10:30 am Law & Regulation Committee Meeting
9:00–10:30 am IT/Communications Committee Meeting
9:00–10:30 am Timeshare Committee Meeting
10:30–10:45 am Break
10:45 am–12:15 pm Administrator Round Table
10:45 am–12:15 pm Program Committee Meeting
10:45 am–12:15 pm Investigator/Auditor Resource Committee Meeting
10:45 am–12:15 pm Commissioners Round Table
10:45 am–12:15 pm Exam Accreditation Committee Meeting - CLOSED SESSION
12:15–1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
12:15–1:30 pm ARELLO Foundation Working Lunch
1:30–3:00 pm Commissioner Resource Committee Meeting
1:30–3:00 pm Education Certification Committee Meeting
1:30–3:00 pm Fair Housing Committee Meeting
1:30–3:00 pm Nominating Committee Meeting
3:00–3:15 pm Break
3:15–4:45 pm Finance Committee Meeting
3:15–4:45 pm Governance Review Committee Meeting
3:15–4:45 pm General Session - Issues of Commercial Real Estate
Friday September 22
7:00 am Registration Desk Open
8:00–10:00 am General Session - Exam Security
10:00–10:15 am Break
10:15 am–12:00 pm Keynote Speaker: Thinking Nui-Ka'ala Souza
12:00–1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
12:00–1:30 pm Executive Committee Working Lunch
Closed Session
1:30–3:00 pm General Session - Award Winning Ideas
3:00–3:15 pm Break
3:15–4:30 pm Education Issues Round Table
3:15–4:30 pm General Session - Fair Housing Challenges
4:30–5:15 pm Getting Involved in ARELLO Leadership
Saturday September 23
8:00 am Registration Desk Open
8:30–10:30 am Case Law Update
10:30–10:45 am Break
10:45 am–12:15 pm General Session - You Wired My Money Where?
Current Real Estate Closing Scams
12:15–1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
1:30–4:00 pm General Assembly / Board of Directors Meeting
5:30–6:30 pm Installation Reception
6:30–9:00 pm Installation Dinner
Sunday September 24
8:30–9:00 am Commissioner College Registration Desk Open
9:00 am–4:00 pm Commissioner College 101 - SEPARATE REGISTRATION


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Hotel Information

Sheraton Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: 808-922-4422


Online reservations:  https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/ARELLO or U.S. by phone, 808-921-4611

Cut off date for Room rate:  August 25, 2017

ARELLO® Room Rate:    $250 City/Mountain View

For other room options, please contact the hotel directly and mention that you are part of the ARELLO meeting.                                                                          

 Add 13.962% 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. If you experience difficulties when contacting the hotel, please advise ARELLO HQ. Thank you.

Transportation Information


  • From the airport, travel east on the H1 freeway.
  • Take Nimitz Highway (HI-92 East) which will turn into Ala Moana Boulevard.
  • Turn right onto Kalakaua Avenue and continue for two miles.
  • Turn right onto Royal Hawaiian Avenue.
  • The resort will be on the right.


Attire Information

The meetings are business casual.

The Installation Reception and Dinner are formal attire. Black tie optional.

Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATIONS: All requests for refunds must be in writing and sent to ARELLO's Chief Executive Officer. Cancellations received on or before August 14, 2017 will receive a full refund. There is a $100.00 cancellation fee for cancellations received between August 15 and September 9, 2017. No refunds will be made for cancellations on or after September 10, 2017.  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 Information

Attending the entire event.

Type Fee
Regulatory Member
Representative of a member jurisdiction that is current with its member dues.
Affiliate/Associate Member
Affiliate or Associate Member (does not qualify for regulatory membership) and is current with member dues.
Non-Member $690.00
Non-Member (Regulatory)
Representative of a jurisdiction that qualifies for Regulatory membership but is not current with its member dues.
Emeritus Member $440.00
A non-member spouse/guest accompanying a full conference attendee - includes all events, receptions and meals provided by the conference.
Guest - Welcome Reception Only
Guests who only wish to attend the Welcome Reception.
Guest - Installation Reception/Dinner Only
Guests who only wish to attend the Installation Reception and Dinner.
Guest - Combined Welcome/Installation
Guests who wish to attend the Welcome Reception and Installation Reception and Dinner, but no other events.


AC17Sponsorship InformationUpdated5_23.pdf
A full description of sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Annual Conference. Ready to become a sponsor? Submit your sponsorship request here.
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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.