Events & Classes


2018 Philadelphia High Rise Condo Conference

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Dave & Busters
325 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

CAI's Philadelphia Regional Council presents the annual Philadelphia High Rise Condo Conference. Owners, elected council or trustee members and building / property managers will attend three distinct educational sessions on topics important to the management and maintenance of your mid or high rise building.

When:  Tuesday, October 30 2018
2:00 pm Registration, 2:15 pm to 5:00 pm Sessions

Parking is free at the Dave & Buster's parking garage. Register with the parking attendant and reference the CAI event in order to receive complimentary parking. 


2:15 PM Opening Session: You Said What on the Web? Avoiding Liability in the Age of Social Media
Speaker: Steve Sugarman, Esq., Steven L. Sugarman & Associates
High rise or not, social media might cause your condo or co-op some problems. In today's community association, the use of social media can certainly be an effective means of communication, but also, a huge trap of liability for the unwary as well. In this interactive program, you will have an opportunity to explore and learn about the myriad of legal liabilities arising out of the use of social media, and in turn, take away creative solutions and practical policies to avoid those liabilities in the community association.
3:15 PM Session Two: Legislative Update
Speakers: Stefan Richter, Esq., Clemons Richter & Reiss 
On May 4, 2018, Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 595 into law. Now known as Act 17 of 2018, this legislation assigns the investigation and mediation of certain complaints regarding planned communities, cooperatives, and condominiums under the state’s common interest community statues to the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. This symposium will provide a full explanation of the various provisions of the new law, how it may affect your community association, and provide information on how your community can adopt an ADR program. We will also review recent judicial cases from around the nation that may have an impact on Pennsylvania’s community associations.
4:15 PM Closing Session: Top to Bottom Maintenance
Speaker: Russ Fernandes, Becht Engineering BT
Rooftop decks and basement parking garages need special attention. Garages are often neglected because they are not part of the living or interior space. The accumulate dust, grime and salt in winter. They often smell! Roof top decks, on the other hand, pose other unique challenges if they are not structurally secure and maintained. This session will cover ongoing maintenance challenges and issues for two of the most important, and potentially costly, spaces in your building.

Join us for our Happy Hour immediately following the conclusion of the program from 5:15pm-7pm. This happy hour is complimentary with registration to this event

Early Bird Registration* (by October 23, 2017):
CAI Members - $40; Non-members $65
Additional fees apply after October 23.
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This course is approved by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. This course will earn managers (3) continuing education credit hours, which also help satisfy the requirements to apply for the PCAM designation.

Thank you to Our Generous Sponsors:
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