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Registration & Who Should Attend

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.

​Full conference registration includes:

  • All education sessions
  • All general sessions
  • Wednesday welcome reception (one ticket)
  • Thursday expo luncheon (one ticket)
  • Friday expo luncheon (one ticket)
  • Friday awards event (one ticket)

One-day conference registration includes:

  • Education sessions for the indicated day (Thurs OR Fri)
  • Expo luncheon for the indicated day (Thurs OR Fri)
  • Evening activities on Thursday OR Friday (if applicable)

CAI does not sell Expo Only tickets. You must purchase a full or daily registration to have access to the Expo.
Full and Daily registrants can purchase additional tickets for guests.

Registration Fees

Register by March 30, 2017 and save $50!
Full Conference Registration
​    Member​$649

    3rd & additional registrants
    From the same firm/association. Discount applies only
    when registrations are submitted together
    (members only).


​One Day Only
    Thursday OR Friday



Payment Policy
No registration will be processed without full payment. CAI accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express and checks in U.S. dollars made payable to CAI.

CAI Terms and Policies 

Full refunds will be issued if written cancellation is received by March 17, 2017. Cancellations received between March 18 - April 7, 2017, are subject to a 50% administrative fee. Registration fees are not refundable after April 7, 2017. All tickets purchased onsite are nonrefundable.

CAI Suitcasing Policy
CAI has a no-tolerance policy regarding “suitcasing,” which describes the practice by nonexhibiting companies or individuals of soliciting sales or sales leads in conference hotel, on the tradeshow floor, in the aisles or lobbies and/or representing their services or soliciting conference participants for conflicting social activities (including Chapter Party) and wearing company logo wear.

Nonexhibiting suppliers participating in the conference as attendees or speakers are prohibited from soliciting business on the tradeshow floor, in or after sessions, or in the conference hotel.

It is considered bad form to conduct business outside of your booth. Talking to clients or prospects in or in front of someone else’s booth is also a violation of CAI policy and will not be tolerated. All parts of the exhibit must remain in exhibitor’s assigned space. No exhibit will be allowed to infringe upon aisle space.

Prospective exhibitors who want to check out the show will be given a guest badge and escorted through the exhibit hall by a CAI staff member.

Private Party Policy 
All hospitality suites and hosted events must be approved by CAI. Hospitality suites/hosted events are not permitted during official conference activities. Non-exhibiting companies are not permitted to host events at the official hotel during the conference. E-mail Holly Carson, CMP, director of meetings, with your requests at

Violators of these policies will be ejected from the show and charged the single-booth rate ($1,950), which must be paid prior to registering as an attendee, exhibitor, or sponsor at any future CAI conference or other event. In addition, CAI will have the hotel cancel the illegal function at violator’s expense.


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