Guidelines for Workshops and Presenters

Education is critical to the success of property owners and managers, and is the cornerstone of our service offerings, particularly in a rapidly changing environment like the Bay Area. EBRHA members and other industry professionals are encouraged to contact us about presenting educational workshops to membership.

Workshop Format & Audience

Workshops are offered in several formats:

  • 90-minute workshops are offered Tues, Wed or Thurs from 12:00 – 1:30 (Lunch-n-Learn), 2:00 – 3:30pm, or 6:00 – 7:30pm
  • 30-60 minute presentations during Saturday Member Meetings, typically the third Saturday of the month from 9:30 to noon.

EBRHA’s member audience ranges anywhere from 15-50 rental property owners and managers. To reach a larger audience, EBRHA vendor members can submit articles for consideration to Rental Housing magazine, advertise and exhibit at our annual Trade Expo.

Proposing a Workshop

To condust a workshop or presentation, submit your proposal — including topics, title and 3-4 bullets describing key content — to , Member Engagement & Education Coordinator. Rae will contact you to discuss details and availability. Once calendared, presenters are required to:

  • Submit via email PowerPoint presentation, outline or other media 2 weeks prior to workshop date
  • Bring enough handouts and business cards for participants (EBRHA staff will provide anticipated headcount prior to workshop)
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to workshop
  • IMPORTANT:
    • It is against California state law for associations to release membership contact information, so while we cannot provide presenters with registrants information you are welcome to pass around your own sign-up sheet
    • All presentations must be educational in nature, not a sales pitch for a particular product or service

Technical Specifications

EBRHA provides workshop presenters with a laptop computer, which projects onto a large TV monitor. Speakers can bring their own laptop with an HDMI input, but speakers are encouraged to bring their presentation on a flash drive or USB stick as back-up. Presenters are also provided with a wireless presentation clicker for easy transition between PowerPoint slides. To ensure a smooth setup, presenters should email PowerPoint presentations to 24 hours before the workshop.

Due to the volume of presentation proposals we receive, we are unable to accommodate all requests. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to working with you.