November 7–9, 2018 • The Fairmont • Washington, D.C.



Register online or download the form here and email it to ARDA or fax it to (202) 289-8544.

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Hotel Information

The host hotel for the ARDA Fall Conference is the Fairmont Washington DC. To make your hotel reservations, please call 800-441-1414. To obtain the discount room rate of $435 per night, please mention that you are attending the ARDA Fall Conference when booking your room. Rooms will be available at the discount rate until October 15, or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first.



Wednesday, November 7 

8:00 am–5:00 pm  Registration 
9:30 am–10:30 am 

Coffee Break                                                                                            Sponsored by First American Title Insurance Company 
8:00 am–5:00 pm  Committee Meetings 
8:00 am–5:00 pm   
VIP Lounge 
Sponsored by First American Title Insurance Company 
8:00 am–5:00 pm 

 ProPic Head Shot Studio 
 Professional head shots courtesy of   
 First American Title Insurance Company

1:30 pm–2:30 pm

 Coffee Break   
 Sponsored by First American Title Insurance Company  
5:00 pm–6:30 pm   
Welcome Reception                                                                          Sponsored by RCI   
7:00 pm–9:30 pm


Trustee Foundation Dinner 

*By invitation only, invitations will be sent by email in late September.   Questions about the event? Contact clacey@arda.org
 House of Sweden and sponsored by                                                           First American Title Insurance Company 
Thursday, November 8 

8:00 am–4:00 pm  Registration 
8:00 am–11:00 am 


ARDA Board of Directors Meeting *Closed Meeting 
Breakfast sponsored by Wellington Financial and Liberty Bank 

8:00 am–5:00 pm   Committee Meetings 
8:00 am–5:00 pm   
 VIP Lounge                                                                       
 Sponsored by First American Title Insurance Company
8:00 am–5:00 pm

  ProPic Head Shot Studio 
  Professional head shots courtesy of                                                              First American Title Insurance Company 
12:15 pm–1:30 pm    

 Legislative Luncheon 
 Sponsored by ARDA ROC

 2:00 pm–3:00 pm      

 General Session: Educating Owners about Use and Exit
 Although timeshare has seen dramatic growth in sales and acceptance   with high levels of consumer satisfaction, the noise on the Internet and   on the airways would make some think otherwise with the bombarding   messages about Exit. To combat this misinformation impacting our   consumers, ARDA with a group of developers, exchange companies   and ARDA ROC formed an on-line Coalition for Responsible Exit to           pilot a digital platform to educate timeshare consumers. Learn about         the recently launched platform, its goals and how it works from                 members of ARDA staff and coalition members. 

 Moderator:  Howard Nusbaum, ARDA         

 Panelists:    Mike Brown, Wyndham Destinations                                                             Robert Clements, ARDA                                                                               Peter Roth, ARDA                                                                                         Ken McKelvey, Defender Resorts                                                                Jared Saft, Westgate Resorts                                                           
 3:00 pm–4:00 pm



  Economic update with keynote speaker, Jim Glassman,
  former Under Secretary of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
   Sponsored by Fidelity National Timeshare
Jim Glassman photo 


Jim Glassman


Economic Expert and             
Best-Selling Author

Read Bio Here 


5:00 pm–6:30 pm

 Closing Reception
 Sponsored by Interval International
Friday, November 9 

8:00 am–9:30 am


Chairman's League Breakfast: A political update with speaker,       Stu Rothenberg, Senior Editor, Inside Elections with                            Nathan L. Gonzales                                                                                  Sponsored by Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC.  

Stuart Rothenberg photo                 

Chairman's League Breakfast 

Stu Rothenberg 

Former Editor and Publisher, Rothenberg Political Report

Political Analyst/Contributor,
Roll Call

Read Bio Here  


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Hilton Grand Vacations Logo PNG          Interval PNG                        RCI Logo PNG



  • ARDA International Foundation (AIF) 
  • Fidelity National Timeshare 
  • Liberty Bank and Wellington Financial 
  • Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC  
  • Resort Trades 


  • Blackwell Recovery 
  • Experian 
  • Global Connections, Inc. 
  • Granite State Contract Furnishings 
  • Jani-King International, Inc.   
  • MasterCorp 
  • Publix Super Markets, Inc. 
  • ResortCom International, LLC 
  • Taylor English Duma LLP 
  • Vacatia 
  • Ward Financial 

Fall Conference Committee Schedule

View the Fall Conference Committee Schedule.