Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Who Should Attend



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.


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 
Comlimentary to all registrants. Additional Guest tickets are $75 by April 29 or $90 after April 2​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.

Backyard Bash and Annual Awards Dinner 
Complimentary to full conference registrants. Guest tickets are available.
Enjoy an elegant evening under the stars as we honor CAI’s national award winners from 2019 and dance to a fabulous music. 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!


Business Partners Annual Meeting and Open Exchange 
Business Partners only
Calling all CAI Business Partner member​s! 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 Open 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 Open 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 c​an implement in your community.

CAI Annual Membership Meeting 
Open to all registrants
This meeting includes a financial report and a review of key 2019 CAI activities and initiatives.​


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.

Anti-Harassment Policy

In order to provide all participants at events, including members and other attendees, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, employees, and volunteers, the opportunity to interact professionally and benefit from the event, CAI is committed to providing a safe and productive environment free of discrimination, h​ostility, harassment, and retaliation based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. CAI has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation and is committed to enforcing this policy at all CAI events. Visit ​ for the full policy.​