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2018 Annual Conference Distinguished Speakers

May 9-12, 2018 - Washington, D.C.

Congratulations! Your session was accepted for the 2018 Conference & Exposition. Below is the checklist and timeline for your materials. The PowerPoint template will be available in November 2017 that you will use when creating your visual presentation. 

Speaker Materials/Forms:

Handouts are due:

  • DRAFT - March 8, 2108
  • FINAL - April 9, 2018

Email outlines, handouts, and PowerPoint presentations to Holly Carson ( via email. Refer to the "Speakers Packet" for expectations and suggestions when creating materials. We will review all presentations before they are considered final.


  • Annual Conference Registration - Online registration
  • Use discount code: SP18AC in the shopping cart. Speaker registration discounted rate=$299

Speakers need to register if planning to attend the Annual Conference. Registration is discounted at $299. The registration for Conference includes all educations sessions, post-conference recordings of all sessions, the 2018 Online Document Library, lunches, and a reception on Wednesday and a dinner on Friday evening. 

Speaker's Webinar

If you are a first-time presenter you are required to listen to  a 30-minute, pre-recorded webinar on presentation techniques.

Conference Online Document Library

The Conference is a paper-free event. All handouts will be provided in an online document library (in advance for download) and on the Conference mobile app. ​

Headquarter Hotel

Marriott Washington Wardman Park

2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Online reservations opens October 30, 2017

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

 CAI Registration Hours

Wednesday1 - 7 p.m.Early Rgistration
Thursday7 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Friday7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday7:30 - 11:30 a.m.