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Who Should Attend


Community Managers | Management Company Executives 
Product and Service Providers | Association Board Members

Through shared perspectives, experience and knowledge, a strong peer network is one of the best resources for creating community legacies. Shape your future success and strengthen your personal and professional connections by meeting colleagues from around the world and building on their collective wisdom.

​The Annual Conference features plenty of opportunities to develop connections and expand your network with small-group interactions and large social events. Receptions, meetings, exchanges and ShopTalks offer a variety of venues for advancing ideas and cultivating the professional contacts that can be as critical to success as education and experience.

Networking Program

Coffee, Conversation & Community

Open to all registrants
Begin each morning with coffee, conversation and community. It’s your first networking opportunity of the day and a great chance to plan and prepare for the events to come.


Welcome Reception
Complimentary to all registrants. Additional Guest tickets are $50 by April 9 or $60 after April 9.
Start the conference off right by mingling with attendees, exhibitors, corporate partners and sponsors in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Be sure to plan accordingly when making your travel arrangements—you won’t want to miss this popular, kick-off event.

President’s Club & National Corporate Member Reception
Invitation only
A special event for members of the President’s Club and National Corporate Members, this exclusive reception provides an opportunity for many of CAI’s biggest supporters to socialize, enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres and conduct club business.

Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) Reception 
PCAMs only
An exclusive event for PCAMs to welcome new inductees, mingle with colleagues, develop contacts and share experiences.
Sponsored by Assurant Specialty Property

Insurance Professionals Reception
Insurance professionals only
Meet and mingle with Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialists and other professionals in the field. This is a great way to discuss the day’s sessions and build your professional network.

Managers Reception 
Managers only
Friday night happy hour—need we say more? This popular social event is a great way to wrap up a productive day of learning, unwind with colleagues and build your network.

Annual Awards Dinner 
Complimentary to full conference registrants. Guest tickets are $80 by April 9 or $90 after April 9.
Enjoy an elegant evening under the stars as we honor CAI’s national award winners from 2014 and dance to a fabulous live band. The evening promises great food and fun with your CAI friends and colleagues. Attire is black-tie optional. Don’t miss this award-winning evening!

Meetings & Exchanges

Business Partners Annual Meeting and Idea Exchange 

Business Partners only
Calling all CAI Business Partner members! Don’t miss this opportunity to exchange information on industry practices and standards and learn how others are addressing the situations you and your company face each day.

Community Managers Annual Meeting and Idea Exchange 
Managers only
Join community managers—portfolio, on-site and large-scale—as well as management company executives for this best-practices roundtable. You’ll learn how to overcome daily obstacles by sharing new ideas and real-world solutions.

Homeowner Annual Meeting and Information Exchange 
Community Association Volunteer Leaders only
Join your peers to share thoughts about day-to-day issues facing your association. This is an interactive, informal opportunity to discover practical concepts you can implement in your community.

CAI Annual Membership Meeting 
Open to all registrants
This meeting includes a financial report and a review of key 2014 CAI activities and initiatives. The meeting is led by President David I. Caplan, CMCA, AMS, PCAM and CEO Thomas M. Skiba, CAE.

Shop Talks

ShopTalk for Accountants
Discuss the latest and best association accounting practices in an informal setting. Interact with your fellow accountants as they get to the bottom of the bottom line.

ShopTalk for Attorneys
Get advice and swap anecdotes with your colleagues in the legal profession. You’ll benefit from the experiences of your peers in an informal setting where you can share perspectives and best practices.

ShopTalk for Bankers
Discuss new and existing banking services and how common-interest communities can use these products to their best advantage. You’ll gain up-to-date information you can use in your operations.

ShopTalk for Insurance and Risk Management Professionals
Don’t miss this opportunity to exchange information on industry practices and standards. Learn how others are addressing the situations you and your company face each day.

Shop Talk for Reserve Professionals
Discuss the latest trends in reserve practices and network with colleagues to discover how they are overcoming common challenges and serving their association clients.