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Join AssociationREADY at the CAI National Conference, the premier conference for sharing ideas and showcasing cutting-edge information services for community associations worldwide. Taking place May 9-12 in Washington D.C.

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Conference Overview

The CAI Annual Conference and Exposition provides education sessions on operations, leadership, innovative business practices and new products and technologies. Industry professionals and homeowner volunteer leaders from around the world come together to discuss critical issues, network and learn about the latest community association trends. To celebrate the people who live and serve in the millions of homeowners associations, condominiums, and cooperatives, worldwide, CAI proudly presents “We the Community” at the 2018 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition, May 9–12, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

Community associations increasingly are being called on to play a significant role in the way we live, learn, work, and play. We believe 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.

Realizing and understanding the influence of today’s community association leaders, community managers, and business partners will help us all seize new opportunities while navigating the challenges of change. We invite you to join your fellow community association leaders as we discover together how education, technology, and innovation is reshaping community associations today and tomorrow.

Continuing its tradition as the premier conference for sharing ideas and showcasing cutting-edge information services for community associations, the 2018 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition is a must-attend event.


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Keynote Speakers Cam Marston and Katty Kay

Key Note Speakers

Get excited for CAI's award-winning keynote speakers Cam Marston and Katty Kay.

Thursday speaker is Cam Marston, President & Owner, Generational Insights. Cam Marston is the leading expert on the impact of generational characteristics and differences on the workplace and the marketplace. As an author, columnist, blogger, and lecturer, he imparts a clear understanding of how generational demographics are changing the landscape of business. Join Cam to learn how to lead in today’s loud, cluttered, and busy world - Leadership in a Distracted World

On Friday Katty Kay, Lead Anchor, BBC World News America will be speaking about The Global Outlook. Based in Washington, D.C., Katty Kay covers the full gamut of American and global affairs–reporting on U.S. elections, the White House, Congress, Wall Street, global economies, and world trouble spots. Katty explains how the world we live in is changing at lightning speed—it’s a world where many of the fastest growing economies are in Africa; where 300 million micro-bloggers challenge the supremacy of the Chinese state; and where one-third of the population of the Middle East is under thirty. Understanding the competing economic and political trends of this world is essential for any business or organization, anywhere.


Educational Tracks

CAI's Education Tracks include Business Practices, Large-Scale Community Issues, Leadership, Legal, Professional Development, and Public Policy. In Business Practices experience a deep portfolio of education that offers simplified solutions that work for you and your business. Find out more about Large-Scale Community Issues and discover how demographics, income dynamics, and consumer behavior all mean big changes for large-scale communities. In our Leadership tracks, explore the complexities of today’s executives and learn how you can create a compelling vision and engage others around it. In Legal, review the most important legal decisions affecting community associations in the past year and hear practical methods of dealing with the new case law. Professional Development you will learn the factors that drive organizational success and raise performance in your job, your career, and your company. And finally in Public Policy, hear from top experts on significant regulatory and legislative changes critical to your business and community association.


Educational Tracks Offered by CAI
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Host Hotel

Host Hotel

Our conference will be hosted at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park. The hotel, which celebrates its 100th year in 2018, provides a quiet respite in the heart of the city with 16 acres of manicured gardens. The hotel's proximity to the Metro allows you to visit bustling downtown DC with all its attractions, too! Ideally located in Northwest DC's Woodley Park neighborhood, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park offers the best of both worlds. Our hotel, which celebrates its 100th year in 2018, provides a quiet respite in the heart of the city with 16 acres of manicured gardens. However, our proximity to the Metro allows you to visit bustling downtown DC with all its attractions. Just a few steps away, the trendy stores and global cuisine of Adams Morgan and the exhilarating nightlife of Dupont Circle are waiting to be discovered. Make yourself comfortable in our recently redesigned hotel rooms and suites, which feature deluxe bedding, high-speed internet and modern technology. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of our on-site restaurants or a workout in our fitness center. Our hotel's 195,000 square feet of stunningly updated event space can be customized for gatherings large and small; let our on-site planners help you make your Woodley Park function truly special. Join us today at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.



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