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2021 Distinguished Conference Speakers

August 18-21, 2021 - Las Vegas

Congratulations! Your session was accepted for the 2021 Conference & Exposition. Below is the checklist and timeline for your materials. The PowerPoint template will be available by June 15, 2021, that you will use when creating your visual presentation. ​

Speaker Materials/Forms:​​

Suggested copy:

  • I'm excited to present/speak at the 2021 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition: Community NOW, live from Las Vegas. #WeAreCAI #CommunityNOW
  • Join me as I take center stage at the 2021 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition: Community NOW, live from Las Vegas. #WeAreCAI #CommunityNOW
  • Don't be left out! Join me at the 2021 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition: Community NOW, live from Las Vegas. #WeAreCAI #CommunityNOW​
  • ​Always tag CAI @CAIsocial. 

Be sure to follow CAI on our platforms so you can share any of our posts, too.

Handouts are due:​

  • DRAFT - June 30, 2021
  • FINAL - July 27, 2021

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: ACSP21 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 access to the conference Platform & App, all educations sessions, post-conference recordings of all sessions, 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 Platform & App. ​

Copyrighted Documents in your materials:

If you have any documents that are copyrighted you have a few options:

  1. Print up to 150 words and add a hyperlink to the online source
  2. Provide just the hyperlinks
  3. Secure copyright permission (for electronic reprint) and email that to me,

If you do have copyright permission:

a. Send me a copy of the permission granted to You need to add the following in the footer of each page, “Reprinted with permission from Name of company or association. No further distribution or reprinting allowed without permission from the original copyright holder."

b. You need to confirm it can be added to our online document library for advance download. ​

Use of Copyright Images and Music during your presentation - questions:

  1. Can you have music at your presentation?
  2. Yes, but it must be on the BMI music licensing approved website
  3. Can you have copyrighted cartoons or images in you PowerPoint presentation?
    a. Yes, because your live session is for education purposes you can have copyrighted images in your PowerPoint
    b. ​CAI will remove the cartoon for the distributed materials 

Conference education sessions and events will be held inside the brand new Caesars Forum. Harrahs and the Linq hotels are connected to Caesars Forum. 

Conference Hotel Options:

  • ​​Harrah's Casino​ (new renovated sleeping rooms completed in March 2020 for the opening of Caesars Forum)​ - Connected to Caesars Forum conference space
  • The Linq - Connected to Caesars Forum conference space
  • Online Reservations Link for ​all hotels​<<now open​​​

Discounted Room Rates:

 CAI Registration /Hours

Wednesday3 - 7 p.m.Early Registration
Thursday7 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Friday7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday7:30 - 11:30 a.m.​​