Alexandria, VA, Feb. 7, 2000 - Anaheim, California is the place to be this Spring! If you want the premiere opportunity to discover what is on the horizon, update your skills and learn how to innovate and energize the communities of tomorrow, you won't want to miss the Community Associations Institute's (CAI) 48th National Conference, to be held at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel on May 4-6, 2000.
This year's conference features two keynote speakers, both of whom are guaranteed to present insightful tips for community association managers, homeowners, attorneys, tax and insurance professionals, builders/developers and providers of services and products to associations. David Hanchette, president of the Home Automation Association and vice president of new business development for OnQ Technologies in Raleigh, North Carolina, kicks off the conference with a high-tech presentation. Through lively, highly-interactive use of some of the latest technologies, Hanchette will explain how the convergence of systems, services and solutions creates a universe of opportunity to be leveraged today -- and into the future. He will also address the issue of new construction versus retrofit, touching on today's attitudes, activities and challenges, and will provide you with a view toward tomorrow when it comes to smart communities and smart homes.
The keynote speaker at CAI's closing general session is John Alston, a professional speaker for over 20 years in the United States and Canada. He will help motivate you to continue to manage change by design long after you've left Anaheim.
Alston's presentation is not simply a presentation on stress management. It is, however, an affirmation of universal principles for achieving balance in living, combined with hands-on approaches for reducing tension, altering self-defeating habits, and attaining greater peace of mind.
Educational sessions at this year's conference have been arranged into five program tracks. They are Human Potential, Innovative Practices, Professional Development, Special Interest and Large-Scale Managers. CAI has also lined up some of the best minds in community association management to present educational courses in all five tracks. A sampling of the scheduled courses are listed below:
• Global Solutions to Association Management Strategies
• Community Excellence Best Practices
• Internet Voting for Community Associations
• From Strategic Planning to Strategic Thinking
• Creating the Management Company of Tomorrow
• Managing to Avoid Employment Liability
• Building a Better and Safer Community While Keeping Insurance Costs in Line
In addition to the educational opportunities, CAI has lined up some great social activities for attendees. The Orange County CAI Chapter will host "A Magic Night at the Magic Kingdom," where conference attendees can visit Disneyland and take part in a special CAI party. CAI's national award winners will be announced, as well as the induction of the 2000-2001 Board of Trustees and the Research Foundation Board, at the Cinco de Mayo Awards Reception Dinner and Dance on May 5. This black tie optional event is an award-winning evening that's not to be missed!
This Spring, attendees at CAI's 48th National Conference and Exposition will be exposed to advanced programming, innovating sessions, briefings on the latest issues facing Congress and invaluable networking opportunities. It's an opportunity to move beyond the norm and experience future-focused programming devoted to exploring innovative "best practices" that will help you energize the communities of tomorrow. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn, grow and have fun.
The Community Associations Institute is a nonprofit association created in 1973 to educate and represent the nation's 205,000 community associations - condominium associations, homeowner associations and cooperatives. CAI members include homeowners, associations and related professionals and service providers. ###
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