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2018 Advocacy Summit


CAI hosted​​​​ an unparalleled opportunity where ​more than 100 CAI leaders met with Congressional representatives to discuss regulations and laws that impact the 69 million Americans who reside in community associations, through its 2018 Advocacy Summit. 

Held one day prior to the 2018 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition, the one-day advocacy event took place on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the U.S. Capitol. ​CAI also honored Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla) and Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) as Heroes of Associations. Sen. Nelson and Rep. Sanford's deep understanding of the community association housing model and their leadership in Congress is incredibly valuable to this housing demographic.​



>>Read the press release here​. ​

The purpose of the Summit was 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 including housing finance, disaster recovery, flood insurance, and more.


Registration Fees

Add-on Summit registration with Conference               
Member & NonMember
Summit Only Registration Member/NonMember

Members of State LACs, FLAC, G&PA Committee, BOT, APCM Board, BPC Board, Homeowner's Counsel, CEDs, Chapter Presidents, Managers, and CAI Faculty may use the following promo codes. If registering for SUMMIT ONLY use code: 18SUMONLY. If registering for SUMMIT & CONFERENCE use code: 18SUMMIT. 


Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: 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


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

Marriott Washington Wardman Park<<Online reservations

2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Group discounted rate is good until filled or April 4, 2018


  • $229 - Run of the House
  • $249 - Wardman Tower
  • $299 - Concierge 

Thank you to our sponsors

Platinum Sponsor


Breakfast Sponsor​



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

Sponsorships Available:

Sponsorship Opportunities can be found here. Contact Marc Ingram, Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales Director, at 703-970-9253 or