2023 REEA DREI Summit

Staybridge Suites - Scottsdale, Arizona
January 19–21, 2023

This year's Summit "Standing TALL in 2023" is an incredibly unique and valuable opportunity for both REEA DREI's and Candidates to build teaching skills in collaboration with each other.

Your REEA DREI Leadership Councis is excited to bring you this year a Special Keynote Speaker, Jeff James, CEO of Colibri Group

Jeff James is chief executive officer of Colibri Group. As CEO, his vision for the business is simple, yet profound: to become the most admired professional learning company in the world. Prior to Colibri Group, Jeff led multiple roles at The Walt Disney Company for more than 25 years. In his tenure, he was instrumental in launching the company's famous Disney Cruise Line; he also served as vice president and managing director for Disney Destinations International in London. Just before taking the helm at Colibri, Jeff served as Disney's VP and general manager of the Disney Institute, which helps professionals and organizations learn to leverage Disney's time-tested business practices.


Thursday January 19 Welcome to Arizona! Join us for Happy Hour
4:00 pm Welcome to Arizona! Join us for Happy Hour
Join us at the RoadHouse Cinemas just a short 2-minute walk from our hotel and enjoy Happy Hour drinks, food and meeting up with other attendees. This is a no host event.
Friday January 20 Sessions and Video Recordings
6:30–8:00 am Enjoy complimentary breakfast each morning
Staybridge Suites
8:00–8:15 am Saguaro Summit, Standing Tall
Welcome with Summit Organizer, John Wenner, DREI Leadership Council
8:15–9:00 am Teaching Triad - The Three C's
with Dee A. Young, DREI
9:00–9:30 am Break
9:30–10:30 am Keynote Speaker
Jeff James, CEO Colibri Group
10:30–10:50 am Break
10:50–11:40 am Connecting the Dots
with Kim Stotesbury, DREI
11:40 am–12:00 pm Video Presentation Assignments & Evaluation Criteria
with John Wenner, DREI and Len Elder, DREI, GSI
12:00–1:00 pm Lunch
Lunch will be brought in
1:00–1:30 pm Shuttle leaves for Arizona School of Real Estate
2:00–6:15 pm REEA DREI Candidate Presentations & Sharing Sessions
Arizona School of Real Estate
6:15 pm Shuttle back to Staybridge Suites
6:15 pm Enjoy Evening in Scottsdale, Dinner on your own!
Several restaurants available in walking distance or a short Uber drive away.
Saturday January 21 Video Recording and Sessions
6:30–8:00 am Enjoy complimentary breakfast each morning
Staybridge Suites
8:00 am Shuttle leaves for Arizona School of Real Estate
8:30 am–12:00 pm REEA DREI Candidate Presentations & Sharing Sessions
Arizona School of Real Estate
12:00–12:30 pm Shuttle back to Staybridge Suites
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
Enjoy this Round Table Discussion – Success of DREI Mentor Program (A Luncheon not miss!) Discussion led by John Wenner, DREI and Kim Stotesbury, DREI, GSI
1:30–1:45 pm Break
1:45–2:30 pm How to Engage a Non-Engaged Class
with Kizzy Crawford, DREI
2:30–2:50 pm Break
2:50–3:40 pm How to Handle Questions
with Deb Carpenter, DREI
3:40–4:00 pm Break
4:00–4:45 pm Power of Passion & Non-Verbal's
with John Wenner, DREI
4:45–5:00 pm Break
5:00–6:30 pm REEA DREI Leadership Council Annual Meeting, Installation of Council and Awards
Join us for our REEA DREI Annual Business Meeting, Installation of your 2023 DREI Leadership Council and Awards at the Staybridge Suite.

Hotel Information

Staybridge Suites Scottsdale, Talking Stick located at 9141 E Hummingbird Lane in Scottsdale, AZ 85250 USA

Use this link to book your hotel stay or call the hotel front desk at 480-291-5175 and be sure to ask for the REEA DREI Summit 2023 discount.

REEA has negotiated 40 Studio King rooms at a special rate of $209++/night.  This rate is available until December 20, 2022 or until our Room Block is full.  After said date, there is no guarantee of rooms and/or special rate. We recommend that you book your hotel stay ASAP as there is a huge auto action in town during this time and all hotels are already booking up.

+ Spacious living and sleeping areas
+ Full kitchens with fridge, microwave, stovetop,dishwasher and coffee maker
+ Focused work desks with ergonomic seating
+ Ample storage space
+ Premium mattresses and plush bedding
+ Large bathrooms
+ Studio, 1 Bedroom or 2 Bedroom Suite layoutsavailable
"We are excited to be a part of the Talking Stick Entertainment District and within easy distance of everything that the Scottsdale area has to offer!"
+ Complimentary breakfast daily
+ Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi
+ Outdoor courtyard with lounge seating, BBQ grills, pool and hot tub
+ 24-hour fitness center
+ Complimentary guest laundry
+ The Pantry - 24-hour convenience market
+ Pet-friendly accommodations
+ Books and games available to borrow
+ 24-hour business center
+ A great location in the Talking Stick Entertainment District - nearby shopping, dining and plenty ofoptions for entertainment and recreation

Transportation Information

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport - Official Site

Directions from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to Staybridge Suites

  • Take S 41st St to E Sky Harbor Blvd - 1 min (0.6 mi)
  • Take AZ-202/AZ-202Loop E and AZ-101 Loop N to Talking Stick Way. Take exit 44 from AZ-101 Loop N - 13 min (13.3 mi)
  • Continue on Talking Stick Way to your destination - 4 min (0.7 mi)

Approx 17 min (14.6 miles) per Google Maps

Attire Information

Business Casual

Additional Information

All video recording sessions will be held at the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business and we will have a 15 person shuttle to take you back and forth.

Arizona School of Real Estate and Business | 7350 North Dobson Road, Suite 120 | Scottsdale, AZ 85256 (approx 6 minute drive from Hotel)

Cancellation Policy

2023 REEA DREI Summit Registration Cancellation Policy:

All cancellation requests must be in writing with the reason for cancellation and sent to REEA Headquarters via email to Kris@REEA.org.

  • Cancellations received prior to midnight on December 1, 2022 will receive a full refund.
  • There is a $100.00 cancellation fee for all cancellations received after December 1, 2022.
  • There is no refund for cancellations received after January 1, 2023.

Due to unforseen changes with the COVID-19 Pandemic and REEA needs to cancel/postpone this event, your Registration fee will be returned and/or transferred to a future REEA DREI Summit. All other costs involved with your travel, lodging and/or any other expenses incurred by you is your responsibility.   REEA, REEA DREI Leadership Council and REEA's Board of Directors have the right to make changes to these policies at anytime.  If you need to cancel your registration due to reasons of COVID-19, you must submit a letter in writing requesting a full refund with your reason why.  Again, all other costs involved with your travel, lodging and/or any other expenses incurred by you is your responsibility.  

Nationwide Event Inclement Weather Policy:

Since REEA makes financial obligations based on the number of registrations and exhibitor spaces sold for events, registration fees cannot be refunded unless the event is cancelled by REEA due to inclement weather and a registrant's written request is received within 14 days of the event start date. If REEA cancels the event due to weather, REEA will issue a credit for the registrant upon written request, which may be applied within twelve (12) months either to the next scheduled REEA Conference or another REEA event. All requests for credit must be in writing and emailed/mailed to the REEA Office at the address below with appropriate proof of travel cancellation within 14 days of the event's start date.

No refunds will be given for cancellations due to weather if the event itself is not cancelled. REEA will not refund any travel expenses that may be incurred under any circumstances.  All requests for cancellation refunds must be in writing and emailed/mailed to the REEA Office at the address below within 14 days of the event start date with appropriate proof of travel cancellation.  All refunds due to an illness, injury, death or emergency will be considered on a case by case basis by the REEA Executive Director.

Acceptance: Your Name, city, state, phone and email will be avaible to all REEA Members as an attendee of this Summit.

Inquiries and Questions are to be sent to:

Real Estate Educators Association
Kris Inman, National Executive Director
REEA Headquarters
7739 E. Broadway, #337 | Tucson, AZ 85710 | 520.609.2380 | Fax: 520.296.6006

Registration for this event is now closed.

Registration Information

Attending the entire event.

Type Fee
REEA DREI Summit Early Bird before 12/1/2022
This fee applies to all REEA members who registers before 12/1/2022.
Available 07/29/2022 to 01/22/2023 only
Full GUEST Registration (non-REEA Member)
A guest (non-REEA Member) registration must accompany attendee with a full paid registration. Limited one guest per attendee.
Available 07/29/2022 to 01/22/2023 only

Register before:12/1/22 to avoid late registration fees.
Late Registration Fee:$50.00
Registration closes on:1/21/23

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