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Barefoot User Conference

October 27-29th, 2024


The Barefoot team is thrilled to invite you, our clients and partners, to our 2024 Barefoot User Conference at the new Dollywood Heartsong Resort from Sunday, October 27th to Tuesday, October 29th, 2024. The mountains will be at their most beautiful and the resort will be decorated in a Harvest theme. It should be another really special time together.

The theme is Hospitality Hoedown: Innovate and Educate to Support Your Operations. As always our focus will be to provide you with the best takeaways that will make a real impact on how you work and your business. The accounting track will be available. We are also bringing back the client 1:1 meetings on a first come, first served basis.

We are offering the buy two, get one free for client registrations. We do ask, please go ahead and register now. I think I've mentioned before there is a lot of stress with committing to the room block, so any help you can give us to meet that block early would be amazing.

Here is the link to the Heartsong Room Block.

Bring the whole family along for an unforgettable experience! While you attend the conference, your loved ones can enjoy a fun-filled time at Dollywood Theme Park at a discounted rate. Adult tickets are just $79 plus tax, and children's tickets are $69 plus tax. Don't miss out on this opportunity to combine work and play! Stay tuned for the ticket link coming soon.

Partners, we hope that you will join us! Please contact Madi for details about sponsorship and attendance.

Registration and Sponsorships

Client Registration


Buy 2 get 1 free until May 31, 2024
  • 2 jam-packed days: Dive deep into educational sessions designed to optimize your Barefoot operations and unlock new strategies for success. Gain valuable insights from experts and learn from real-world case studies.
  • Industry connections: Expand your network by connecting with fellow Barefoot clients and partners. Share best practices, exchange ideas, and forge lasting relationships that can fuel your business growth.
  • Partnership opportunities: Explore innovative solutions and connect with vendors showcasing the latest products and services relevant to your industry.
  • Fuel your day (and taste buds): Enjoy delicious meals and snacks throughout the conference to keep you energized and focused.
  • Dollywood adventure: Saddle up for an unforgettable evening at Dollywood theme park! Enjoy thrilling rides, captivating shows, and Southern-style treats with your colleagues and new connections.


Starting at $4,500

Limited opportunities available

  • Prime Visibility:  a 6-foot exhibit table to case your products, services, and expertise to a captive audience of industry professionals.
  • Industry Insight: Share your knowledge and gain valuable exposure by participating in a partner panel discussion. This is your chance to engage with thought leaders and potential clients on key industry topics.
  • Network & Connect: Two complimentary attendee registrations allow you to directly connect with potential clients and build lasting relationships. Make the most of networking opportunities throughout the conference.
  • Digital Footprint: Get listed as a sponsor on our high-traffic conference webpage, complete with a link to your website. Attract qualified leads and drive traffic to your online presence.
  • Face-to-Face Interactions: Mingle with potential clients, key decision-makers, and industry influencers in a relaxed and engaging environment.


Sunday, October 27

Activity/Session/Main Room

Breakout Room

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Hoedown


Monday, October 28

Activity/Session/Main Room

Breakout Room

7:00 a.m. to 8 a.m.



8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Conference Kickoff and Introductions  


8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Roundup Review -- Development highlights and Vote for Enhancements


9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker -- Dollywood


10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Partner Networking/Break


10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Partner Panel: Rounding up the Latest in the Vacation Rental Industry


11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Beyond Presentation


12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m


Accounting Working Session

1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Mapping Your Client Journey-- Working Session (branded letters and texting, arrival experience)

Barefoot Operations Tools -- MCR, Work Orders, Vendor Portal, Automated Emails, Inspections

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Planning for Growth -- owner acquisition working session


2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Partner Networking/Break


3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Panel -- The Latest with Credit Card processing

Optimizing VRBO & Airbnb -- Standard Amenities

4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Barefoot @ Dollywood Theme Park -- Harvest Festival


Tuesday, October 29

Activity/Session/Main Room

Breakout Room

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.



8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Platinum Speaker


9:00 a.m. to 10  a.m.

Developing and Implementing Emergency Response Plans


10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Partner Networking/Break


10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Tips and Tricks (also covering system switches)


11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Staff Management

Barefoot Portal Deep Dive

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m


Barefoot Basics

1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Round Table Discussions by Topic -- marketing strategies, legal and compliance, guest reviews and feedback, local/state regulations

Accounting Working Session

1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Reporting in Barefoot

Barefoot Technical Update

2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Understanding Due Rules Working Session


2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Letters and Texting -- Branded emails for guests and owners


3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Partner Networking/Break


3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m

Panel Discussion about Heart in Hospitality


4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Roundup our Takeaways


*Schedule subject to change.


Sunday night welcome party on steamboat in San Diego.

Fun playing casino games

Clients, partners, and staff having a fun evening together playing poker.

Beach Party
Monday evening beach party
Client Swag

Clients receiving barefoot swag.

Educational sessions

Educational sessions for clients

Partner Panel

Partner panel to answer client questions and provide industry updates.


"I attended the Barefoot user conference last year in San Diego, California. The location was amazing and convenient as we stayed at the hotel where the conference was taking place.   

We were engaged throughout the event in meaningful discussions and exchanged valuable information along with making new friends. This information was wonderful to bring back and use in our day-to-day operations.  

Barefoot’s partners also attended, and we were able to meet them and have conversations throughout the event. Using a partner is great as it is an easy integration.  

Overall, the conference was welcoming and accommodating, even with the presence of my new baby. If you are using Barefoot technologies or thinking about making the switch, I would recommend attending this conference and enhancing your knowledge and relationships with others in the industry." 


Carrie Hinkson,        Property Manager



"I recently attended the Barefoot User conference in San Diego, CA, and it was an enlightening experience from start to finish. Barefoot did an exceptional job curating a diverse range of sessions that I found very valuable to both myself and the team members that attended. The sessions were thought-provoking and highly informative.  

Moreover, the networking opportunities were invaluable. I had the chance to connect with many peers and vendors who shared their knowledge and experiences, fostering meaningful discussions and potential collaborations. 

Overall, the folks at Barefoot exceeded my expectations and left me feeling inspired and motivated to implement new strategies and ideas in my work. I highly recommend this annual conference to anyone seeking to stay ahead in their field and expand their professional network. Hope to see you there! "  


David Girard                            Broker & Partner



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