CAI is proud to announce plans for the 2021 Annual Conference and Exposition: CommunityNOW, to be held in person Aug. 18–21 in Las Vegas. Preconference education courses will take place Aug. 16–17.
We are aware that these unprecedented times require us to reassess all aspects of planning and hosting events in order to ensure attendee safety. We have moved the conference from early May to mid-August, allowing more time to plan, address new health and safety protocols, and create an approach that complies with federal, state, and local regulations, while also allowing additional time for more extensive distribution of vaccines to the general population.
In addition to a date change, the conference venue also has changed. We will continue to partner with Caesars Palace; however, hotel lodging will move across the street to Harrah's and The Linq, and conference activities will take place in the newly opened Caesars Forum—a 300,000-square-foot conference center adjacent to the hotels. We are confident the larger meeting space will offer a great attendee experience while still maintaining any social distancing requirements that are still in place come August.
We know that you will have many questions in the coming weeks, and we will do our best to make communication a top priority. We are working to create an event that is safe and meets the expectations of our members, exhibitors, sponsors, and staff. We appreciate your patience, grace, and flexibility as we move forward.
Thomas M. Skiba CAI, Chief Executive Officer