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2018 Advocacy Summit

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

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 infor​​mation ab​out 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).

​Registration Fees

Add-on Summit registration with Conference               Member & NonMember
$5​0>>Summit registration with Conference
​Summit Only Registration Member/NonMember
$100>>Summit Only Registration


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

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.


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​


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.  


Traveling to DC from the airport

Reagan National Airport is located just across the Potomac River in Virginia and is the closest airport to DC. It is accessible via its own Metro stop on the Blue and Yellow Lines. (It's also the airport you're most likely to spot senators and representatives heading home to their districts). To catch a taxi, look for the official taxi stand outside of baggage claim. A ride into downtown DC will cost about $15-$20. Visit the Reagan Airport transportation and parking page for more information.

Dulles Airport is located 26 miles from DC in suburban Virginia. It has a dedicated access road that makes getting into the city efficient via car, taxi or airport shuttle. Washington Flyer taxi cabs exclusively service Dulles Airport. Taxi stands are located outside the main terminal at Door 2 and Door 6. A ride into DC will cost about $60-$68.

Washington Flyer also offers a Silver Line Express Bus that drops off at the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station about 15 minutes away. Silver Line Express Bus fare is $5 for one way. Purchase tickets inside the airport at Arrivals Door 4. Visit the Dulles Airport transportation and parking page for more information.

BWI Airport is a bit further out in Baltimore, but oftentimes that means you can find even better flight deals. BWI Airport is accessible via an Amtrak train route that drops off at DC's Union Station. A reserved seat on the train will cost $15-$30. Visit the BWI Airport ground transportation page for more information.

All three airports also have a variety of car rental desks. Check with your preferred car rental company for more information.


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 

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