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2017 Advocacy Summit

CAI is convening an Advocacy Summit for CAI advocates representing the 68 million people living and working in America’s community associations.

Register Today! 

The purpose of the Summit is to:

  • Meet with Members of Congress to provide them with information about important community association issues.
  • Engage in strategic conversation regarding federal and state legislative priorities.
  • Exchange information about technology resources for grassroots efforts, position statements, talking points and model legislation.
  • Hear from Federal Regulatory Officials on topics of interest for community associations (housing finance, disaster recovery, flood insurance, and more).

Schedule of Activities

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: The Westin Alexandria and the U.S. Capitol

  • Breakfast
  • Presentation of Key CAI Federal Issues
  • Preparation and Training for Meeting with Member of Congress
  • 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Meetings with Your Members of Congress

Buses depart at 9:30 a.m. for U.S. Capitol, Senate and House of Representatives Office Buildings and begin their return to The Westin Alexandria, Virginia at 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Event Webinar

On September 19, 2017, we will be hosting a free webinar for all Advocacy Summit attendees to prepare for the Advocacy Summit.  The one-hour webinar will provide information on the key issues and important details to prepare you for your meetings with Members of Congress and Senators.

Please register for CAI Advocacy Summit Pre-Event Webinar for Advocates scheduled for on Sep 19, 2017 1:00 PM EDT by clicking this link. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Scheduling Meetings with Your Member of Congress

CAI Government Affairs team will schedule your meetings with your Members of Congress. If you have a personal relationship with your Member and prefer to schedule the meeting, please let us know. Otherwise, you may plan on CAI scheduling your meeting and providing you with the materials necessary to be effective advocates. 

Hotel Accommodations

Enjoy style and substance at The Westin Alexandria, steps from the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office, short drive from Reagan National Airport and stroll down the cobble-stoned streets of King Street walking in George Washington's footsteps, as well as street's pubs and restaurants and a short walk from the King Street Metro and Amtrak stations.

The Westin Alexandria

400 Courthouse Sq. | Alexandria, VA 22314 | 703.253.8600
$239.00 single/double nightly rate.  Please mention CAI or Community Associations Institute Group Rate when booking your reservation. Group discount deadline date: August 25, 2017.

Book online by clicking here.


Professional business attire is recommended with comfortable shoes, as there is a fair amount of walking, so please plan your footwear accordingly. The average temperature in late September in Washington, D.C. is mid-high 50's in the evening and mid 60's during the day.  

Travel Suggestions

Airports:   The most convenient airport is Reagan National Airport (DCA) which is approximately 5 miles from the hotel. Complimentary 1.5 miles' radius shuttle service.  Dulles International Airport (DIA)  is approximately 35 miles from Alexandria, Virginia and Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) is approximately 40 miles from Alexandria, Virginia.

Amtrak and Metro:  The Westin Alexandria is located three blocks from King Street Stations. Metro is a safe and efficient way to travel in the Washington Metropolitan area. You may also use Amtrak – the Alexandria Amtrak Station is three blocks from the hotel and the Union Station Amtrak Station is just blocks from the U.S. Capitol.


Contact a member of the CAI Government & Public Affairs Team at or 888.224.4321

Sponsored by


Stephen Marcus, Esq.

Fellow, College of Community Association Lawyers
Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks

Find out how to become an Event Sponsor

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