Justify My Attendance

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Attendees Will Reap Several Benefits from Conference:

EDUCATION 34 sessions in 6 education tracks, 6 TEDTalk options, and 5 ShopTalks to personalize your conference experience. Pre-conference professional development courses, including the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®) Case Study and the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) Exam.

NETWORKING Exchange ideas, build your professional peer team, and socialize with fellow conference attendees at the annual welcome reception, chapter party, and CAI awards dinner.

DESIGNATIONS Earn continuing education credit for professional certifications and designations.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Learn about attracting, engaging, and retaining the best managers and leaders, and discover how nice people finish first in the business world from well-known thought leaders, Peter Sheahan and Linda Kaplan Thaler. 

EXPOSITION HALL Discover a world-class exposition hall where you can embrace the latest systems, tools, and technology to improve your community association.

Keep Applying Your Knowledge

The practical skills and professional insights you gain at the Annual Conference can keep contributing to your community all year long. Don’t leave the learning behind!

Be sure to visit the CAI Press bookstore (sponsored by Bank OZK) to get the very best resources available for association managers, volunteer leaders, and industry professionals. You will find take-home solutions to issues in your community and reference materials to keep you up to date on community association trends. Spend $100 or more at the bookstore and we’ll ship your purchases home for FREE! (Free shipping to the 48 contiguous states only. International shipping available at cost.)




Coffee, Conversation, and Community

Open to all registrants

Begin each morning with coffee, conversation, and community. It’s your first networking opportunity of the day and a great chance to plan and prepare for the events to come.

CAI Central Florida Chapter Party

Join CAI's Central Florida Chapter on Saturday, May 16, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., for a CAIddyshack costume party at the Orlando Drive Shack. You won’t want to miss one of the most anticipated conference celebrations! Round trip transportation, entertainment, two drink tickets, plenty of food, photo opps, and more are included in the ticket price for $100. Visit www.caicf.org for more information. Attire is casual. 

The chapter party is not included in your conference registration. It's an additional fee.

CAI After Dark 

During the day, the CAI Annual Conference & Exposition: Community NOW is loaded with more than 30 education sessions, trainings, inspirational keynote speakers, and a world-class expo hall. But, when the sun goes down, CAI cranks up the heat, hosting some of the best parties in Orlando. Learn more here.


Welcome Reception Inside Expo Hall
Wednesday, May 15, 5–7 p.m.
Open to all registrants. Additional guest tickets are $50 by April 9 or $60 after April 9.
Start the conference off right by mingling with attendees, exhibitors, corporate partners, and sponsors in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Be sure to plan accordingly when making your travel arrangements—you won’t want to miss this popular kick-off event.

President’s Club and National Corporate Member Reception
Wednesday, May 15, 4–5:30 p.m.
Invitation only
A special event for members of the President’s Club and National Corporate Members, this exclusive reception provides an opportunity for many of CAI’s biggest supporters to socialize, enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and conduct club business.

Professional Community Association Managers Reception 
Thursday, May 16, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Open to all PCAMs and managers 
Open to all community association managers. This reception is to acknowledge PCAMs and welcome new inductees, connect and mingle with colleagues, develop contacts, and share experiences.

Insurance Professionals Reception
Thursday, May 16, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Insurance professionals only
Meet and mingle with Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialists and other professionals in the field. This is a great way to discuss the day’s sessions and build your professional network.

CAI Backyard Bash and Annual Awards Dinner 
Friday, May 17, 6:30–10 p.m.
Open to all registrants. Guest tickets are $80 by April 9 or $90 after April 9.
The annual awards dinner has a totally new vibe this year! Don’t miss a new spin on the Friday night event—bring your dancing shoes, wear your festive party attire, and plan to stay all night. Featuring CAI annual awards, a DJ, delicious food, cocktails, backyard games, neighborhood fun, and your one last chance to network.


We want you to be able to share the value of conference with your supervisor to help justify your attendance. That’s why we created a sample letter to your supervisor.


  • All education sessions
  • All general sessions
  • Wednesday welcome reception (one ticket)
  • Thursday expo breakfast (one ticket)
  • Thursday expo luncheon (one ticket)
  • Friday luncheon (one ticket)
  • Friday awards event (one ticket)


  • Education sessions for the indicated day (Thursday OR Friday)
  • Expo luncheon on Thursday or luncheon and entertainment on Friday
  • Evening activities on Thursday OR Friday (if applicable)