5 Tips to Make your SSA Conference 2022 a Success

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Self Storage Conference

We are very excited to announce that we’ll be packing our bags and meeting you at the SSA 2022 Fall Conference & Trade Show in Vegas, September 6-9!

The self storage association conference is the place to be in the storage industry, so we figured it would be the best place to introduce the Storagely platform.

MGM Grand Conference Center

5 Tips for First-Time Attendees

We know this self storage conference may seem intimidating if you’ve never been before! Below are some tips to help you navigate this uncharted territory.

1. Attend the Orientation for First–Time Attendees & New Members

Wednesday, September 7th – 7:15a – 7:45a

Make sure to grab your “go-to-pick-me-up” before this session starts. While this session might be early (or late for those from the East Coast), this session is designed to help make your first SSA conference experience super productive. Here, you’ll learn how to optimize your time and get the most out of your SSA membership.

2. Network with Other Storage Professionals

Check out one of the many opportunities you’ll have to network with other storage professionals below. Learn more about each of the networking events here

  • Canadian SSA Networking Reception: Tues Sept 6th – 6:00p – 7:30p
  • Diversity & Inclusion Networking Session: Wed Sept 7th – 5:30p – 6:30p
  • SSA Women’s Council Networking Session: Thurs Sept 8th – 5:15p – 6:15p
  • Young Leaders Group (YLG) Networking Reception: Thurs Sept 8th – 7:00p – 9:00p
  • SSA Café:
    • Tues: 7:00a – 5:00p
    • Wed: 7:00a – 5:00p
    • Thurs: 7:00a – 5:00p
    • Fri: 7:00a – 10:00a

3. Learn Something New

Whether you are new to the industry or have been in storage for decades, there is something for everyone. Here are a few topics you’ll be able to learn more about. Download the full schedule here


  • 3rd party management
  • Automate the rental process
  • Become better operators
  • Career development
  • Cyber security
  • Difficult customers
  • Estate planning
  • Future trends
  • Hiring best practices
  • How to leverage technology
  • Making the right decisions
  • Marketing
  • Online reviews
  • Pricing your storage units
  • Problems with tenants
  • Rental agreements
  • Retain your employees
  • RV & boat storage
  • Sales strategies
  • Solar power

4. Check Out Over 160+ Exhibitors

Make sure to get your steps in for the day by spending time in our exhibit hall. With over 160 exhibitors this year, you are bound to find something that will help you reach your goals faster and easier in 2023. View a complete list of all of the vendors.

You can find us at booth 661 (yes, near snacks! 🙌).

SSA Conference Trade Show

Enter to Win a Lifetime Subscription to Storagely

While you’re at it, stop by our booth to have a closer look at the Storagely website and rental system platform.

Sure, you’ll want to pick up some of our swag, but you’ll also want to request your free local SEO analysis.

This analysis will identify what your business is doing well and what needs to be improved to bring more leads to your site.

It will also enter you to win a lifetime free Storagely subscription for one of your storage locations!

This is definitely an opportunity you don’t want to miss. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

5. Don't Leave Home Without These Things

Conventions are great, but they can be extremely exhausting! You’re up early after staying up late, and you didn’t get much sleep the night before. This could very well be a recipe for disaster, but we’ve got you covered with the must-haves for your “conference survival kit.” 


  • Comfortable Shoes (you’ll be getting a lot of steps in for the day)
  • Chargers for all of your electronics
  • Portable battery chargers (If you don’t have any, get one from Amazon)
  • Aspirin/Ibuprofen
  • Printed or Digital Business cards 
  • Hand sanitizer
  • A list of what you want to learn from the trade show

SSA Conference Details

When: September 6-9, 2022

WhereMGM Grand Conference Center Marquee Ballroom in Las Vegas

More details can be found on the SSA website or you can click here to view a complete schedule of events.

Self Storage Conference Trade Show Details

It wouldn’t be a true self storage conference without a trade show, are we right? This is where you’ll find us! Here are the details to make it easier to locate Storagely:

Trade Show Hours

Wednesday, September 7: 11:30a – 4:00p

Thursday, September 8: 11:30a – 3:00p

MGM Grand Conference Center Map

The SSA Conference Trade Show will be held in the Marquee Ballroom in the MGM Grand Conference Center. See you there!

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