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CAI Presents the 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition, May 9-12, In Washington, D.C.

5/7/2018  -  Falls Church, VA

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Hawkes Repke,, (703) 970-9239
Lauren Fielder,, (703) 970-9222

Largest international gathering for professionals living and working in homeowners associations, condominiums, and housing cooperatives representing $5.5 trillion of the U.S. real estate market.

May 7, 2018 — Falls Church, VA — Community Associations Institute's (CAI) is proud to host the largest international gathering of homeowners, community managers, and businesses serving community associations worldwide at the 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition, May 9-12, in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park. The three-day conference is the premier destination, where nearly 2,000 attendees will come together, share ideas, and network with community association peers from around the world.

Keynote speakers Cam Marston and Katty Kay headline this year's conference. Marston is recognized as the leading expert on generational changes and their impact on the marketplace. Kay is a BBC World News America anchor and will offer global insights on economic and political trends reshaping organizations today.

CAI understands that community associations increasingly are being called on to play a significant role in the way we live, learn, work, and play. By addressing this year's theme, “We the Community," CAI believes the community as a whole—with its unique mix of cultural identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religious beliefs, and more—represents the truly physical and cultural reality of today's world.

According to CAI, by 2040, it is expected the community association housing model will become the majority form of housing in the U.S. Today, with approximately 69 million Americans living in a community association, commonly referred to as planned communities (e.g. homeowners associations, condominiums, and housing cooperatives), the need to educate homeowners on understanding their rights and responsibilities is essential. And, as the role of a community manager, commonly referred to as a property manager, evolves and faces new challenges, CAI's annual conference continues its tradition for showcasing world-class education and information services, where attendees can sharpen their professional skills with 30 high-level education sessions and pre-conference courses. In addition, CAI's exposition hall will feature more than 160 companies and professional services that support community association living.

 “It's outstanding to see that community association professionals will spread their wings to new locations so that they can equip themselves with new tools, resources, and learnings to take back to their communities and achieve long-term success," says Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI's chief executive officer. “Judging by this year's attendance numbers for the Washington, D.C. area, we anticipate communities worldwide to grow even stronger from these highly-educated leaders."

Registration for the event is still open to both CAI members and nonmembers. For online registration, visit Follow the Annual Conference hashtag, #CAI2018, to take part in the conversation.

Media interested in covering the conference, should contact Amy Repke, 703-970-9239 or email,



About Community Associations Institute 
Since 1973, Community Associations Institute (CAI) has been the leading provider of resources and information for homeowners, volunteer board leaders, professional managers, and business professionals in 342,000 homeowners associations, condominiums, and co-ops in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With nearly 40,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 36 legislative action committees and 63 affiliated chapters within the U.S., Canada, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in several other countries including Australia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom. A global nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization, CAI is the foremost authority in community association management, governance, education, and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in community associations that are preferred places to call home. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @CAISocial.

Phone: 703-970-9235