This December, Skift’s first annual Short-Term Rental Summit will feature a series of rapid-fire conversations diving into the astronomical growth and often fragmented landscape of short-term rental landscape. Though our primary focus is the shift in the urban markets and the tech-enabled innovations happening there, we will also hear perspectives on the evolution of property management, online booking, major platforms, and changes in vacation rentals overall.

Thursday, December 5

8:30 AM

Doors Open and Coffee

9:00 AM


9:20 AM

Can Technology and Design Drive the Future of Urban Rentals?

9:40 AM

Expanding the Market and Building a Seamless Experience at Scale

10:05 AM

Market Analysis: Can the Astronomical Rise of Online Booking Continue?

10:15 AM

Meeting Business Travelers’ Needs in Hotel-Like Landscape

10:45 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM

Tech-Enabled Property Managers: What Solutions Are Actually Needed?

11:40 AM

Are Regulators Considering the Entire Ecosystem?

12:20 PM

What’s Next in Consumer Demand for Online Rental Booking

12:45 PM


1:45 PM

Data Dive: Short-Term Rental’s Impact on Destinations

2:00 PM

How Can Destinations and Cities Make Sense of the Short-Term Market?

2:20 PM

What Kind of Brand is the Modern Traveler Looking for?

2:55 PM

Leading Transformation Through AI and Machine Learning

3:20 PM

Networking Break

3:40 PM

How Will Airbnb Put Trust at the Center of Their Business?

4:05 PM

Capitalizing the Disruptors: Fireside Chat with Laurence Tosi


Rafat Ali
4:25 PM

Skift Research: Closing Roundup