2019 Annual Conference and Expo

 

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May 9, 2019 - Valley Forge Casino Resort

 

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CAI's Annual Conference and Expo is packed full of learning and networking opportunities for attendees. Be sure to register to attend so you don't miss any of the following exciting events.

When and Where

Wednesday and Thursday, May 8-9, 2019

Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406
For venue information, directions, etc., visit the resort website. Parking is free at Valley Forge Casino Resort. Park in the rear lot and enter the building through the Valet Park casino entrance.

Register online (coming soon)

This is a free event for all homeowners!
Managers - $15 for members; $20 for non-members
Non-exhibiting Business Partners - $99 for members; $159 for non-members

Managers and homeowners who attend the 2019 Annual Conference & Expo will receive free registration to the 2019 Summer Picnic!

Download the Conference App - Coming Soon!

Attendees - be sure to download the Conference Event App! A link to download the App will be sent to all registered attendees once the App is available. The App will contain the schedule, exhibitor list, breakout session descriptions and presentations and you will also be able to connect and chat with other attendees and exhibitors via the App. You must download the App in order to participate in our exciting conference Scavenger Hunt on the exhibit hall floor! 

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Event Schedule

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

1:00 to 5:00 PM Exhibitor Set up

Management Company CEO Session- PAY DAY: Increasing the Profitability for Management Companies

Presenter: Craig Huntington, CEO, Alliance Association Bank
3:30 to 5:00 PM, followed by Happy Hour - Parkview Ballroom 
This session is open to management company CEOs, executives and business partner attendees from sponsoring exhibitors.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

8:00 AM  Attendee Registration Opens
8:30 AM  New Member Breakfast off the exhibit hall floor; Invitation only

Breakfast Sponsored By J_Downend_Logo   

Lanyards Sponsored By FWH_transparent_with_white_outline

Registration Booth Sponsored By  Lindsay_Insurance_new_logo_transparent

Attendee Lounge Sponsored By 

Conference Bag Sponsors  Macadam_transparent_white_outline 

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8:30 AM to 9:30 AM | Breakout Education Sessions I 

9:45 AM to 10:45 AM | Breakout Education Sessions II 

10:45 AM to 5:00 PM | Exhibit Hall Open

Buffet Lunch served from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Center Stage - Gold Star Presentation & Sponsor Recognition at 1:00 PM 
Mystery Booth cash prize announcements at 12:45 and 2:00 PM 

11:40 AM to 12:00 PM | Express Talk in the Chat Room Topic - TBA;  - located outside of the exhibit hall near attendee registration.

Exhibit Hall Security Provided By OPS_Security_Group

Lunch Sponsored by Berman___Wright_2016_transparent   Popular_Association_Bank_Logo  Stark_Stark

12:40 PM to 1:00 PM | Express Talk in the Chat Room Topic TBA Located outside of the exhibit hall near attendee registration. 

1:40 PM to 2:00 PM | Express Talk in the Chat Room Topic TBA Located outside of the exhibit hall near attendee registration. 

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM | Bonus Breakout Education Session

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM | After Party in the Exhibit Hall

Register online (coming soon)

Educational Programs

Breakout Educational Sessions I (pick one) 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

1. Managing a Disaster's Aftermath. Presented by Alan Jalon, The Falcon Group; Steve Roderick, JGS Insurance
This presentation will provide a general understanding of what to do when a disaster occurs regarding proper evaluation of building components, repair or rebuild process, codes and regulations, and back-up power sources. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the process of evaluation of building components after a disaster, how to recognize the different types of structural and exterior damage that can occur to building components, and how to evaluate whether or not a building must be repaired or rebuilt.

Session 1 is appropriate for managers and community association volunteer leaders.

2. The Ease & Value of Energy Efficiency Upgrades. Presented by Jim Sein-Lwin, PECO Multifamily Solutions 
Saving energy means saving money, but sometimes that’s not motivation enough to stimulate community residents to participate in energy efficiency upgrades. The PECO Multifamily Solutions team will discuss the value proposition of energy efficiency, including the non-energy benefits to help you engage your residents on a different level. Program participants provide their perspectives on the benefits of participation.
Session 2 is appropriate for managers and community association volunteer leaders.

3. All for One & One for All? Presented by Stefan Richter, Esq., CCAL Clemons, Richter & Reiss 
Who pays when a Common Expense seems to benefit less than everyone? Boards and Managers struggle with these apportionments, and so do the courts. The Uniform Acts say that these expenses shall be assessed against only the Units that are benefitted.
Session 2 is appropriate for managers and community association volunteer leaders.

Breakout Educational Sessions II (pick one) 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

1. Expanded Fair Housing Liability for Associations—Exposure for the Illegal Acts of Residents. Presented by Ron Perl, Esq., CCAL, Hill Wallack. 
Most community association boards and managers know that the Federal Civil Rights Act prohibits housing discrimination and that the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 added handicap and familial status to the groups protected by the law. Less well-known is the fact that in 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) enacted regulations which expanded the scope of community associations’ liability for housing discrimination. The regulations establish potential liability for associations based on the discriminatory actions of residents over whom the association has no direct control. This session will discuss these regulations and why associations now must be actively involved in addressing resident vs. resident discriminatory conduct.
Session 1 is appropriate for managers and community association volunteer leaders.

2. Hey Board? Can I Put Up a Sign or Religious Display. Presented by Edward Hoffman, Esq., Barrow Hoffman; Keely Brady, Esq., Brady & Cissne. 
Does First Amendment Freedom of Speech apply in a private Community Association as it relates to signs with "political" messages and religious displays?   We will break down First Amendment issues with practical examples and discuss the applicable law(s) and various cases that have dealt with these issues.
Session 2 is appropriate for managers and community association volunteer leaders.

3. Best Practices for On-Boarding a New Community or Management Company. Presented by Bob Wise, PCAM, Robert H. Wise Management Company. 
What happens when a community association hires a new management company? The transition from one management company to another one can be smooth, or rough, depending on how the parties approach the process. This session will address best practices in how a manager/management company can on board a new community, and what the responsibilities are of the new and outgoing managers and the board members in insuring a smooth transition from one management company to another.
Session 3 is appropriate for community association volunteer leaders. 

Bonus Breakout Educational Session 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM

1. Legislative Update from the Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee 
Delegates from the PA LAC will review several pieces of legislation that were signed into law in the most recent Pennsylvania Legislative Session and outline their implications for community associations in the Commonwealth.
This session is appropriate for managers and community association volunteer leaders.

Education Sponsors    ClemonsRichterReiss_transparent   NCB

Register online (coming soon)

Cash Prize - Mystery Booth Contest

Drop your business card in designated containers at participating exhibitor's booths and get a chance to win a cash prize during our Mystery Booth Cash Prize drawing, held at 12:45, 2:00 and 4:00 PM

Door Prizes 

In addition to the Mystery Booth Cash Prizes, many exhibitors will be offering door prizes and other giveaways, so be sure to visit EVERY exhibitor.

After Party - on the Exhibit Hall Floor (3:00 - 5:00 PM)

Our after party will be held inside the exhibit hall to close out the day. It's a great way to unwind and continue networking after a busy day. Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar, and the final door prize and cash prize announcements at 4:00 PM. 

After Party Sponsors
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Register online (coming soon)

This is a free event for all homeowners!
Managers - $15 for members; $20 for non-members
Non-exhibiting Business Partners - $99 for members; $159 for non-members

Managers and homeowners who attend the 2019 Annual Conference & Expo will receive free registration to the 2019 Summer Picnic!