WMCCAI’s Conference & Expo is the largest gathering of community association professionals in the D.C. Metro Area and is the largest event across CAI chapters worldwide.

2018 Conference & Expo is Saturday, March 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown D.C. The show features 15 education sessions and over five hours of exhibit time. We have some special things planned to build excitement throughout the day on the show floor.


Attendee Information

Attend the largest community association industry event in the Washington metro area! The 2018 WMCCAI Conference & Expo features 15 educational sessions on relevant topics affecting community associations and more than 200 exhibiting companies offering a wide variety of products and services. Join more than 2,000 community association professionals and volunteer leaders to:

  • Learn more tips and best practices to get more involved in your community
  • Earn Continuing Education Credits
  • Visit with businesses and management companies that cater to your needs
  • Meet community association industry leaders

Schedule at a Glance (Subject to change)

8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.                 Registration Opens

8 a.m.                                      Exhibit Hall C Opens

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.                   Education Sessions

10:00 – 11:30 p.m.               Education Sessions

11 a.m.–2 p.m.                       Exhibit Hall Activities, Lunch, and Grand Prize Drawing

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.          Education Sessions

2:30 p.m.                                Exhibit Hall C Closes

3:30 p.m.                                Event Ends

Registration Rates

Early Bird
Expires 1/21/18

Regular Rate
1/22/18 – 2/28/18

Late Registration
3/1/18 – 3/10/18

Homeowner $30 $45 $60
Manager $95 $110 $125
Business Partner $165 $180 $195

Registration Rates
Early Bird
before 1/22/18
Regular Rate
1/23/18 – 2/28/18
Late Registration
3/1/18 – 3/10/18
Homeowner $60 $75 $90
Manager $125 $135 $150
Business Partner $195 $210 $220

Register by January 11, 2018 and earn free registrations!
Pre-register four people from the same organization/association and the fifth person attends for FREE. (All five registrants must be of the same membership category–homeowner/manager/business partner and member/ nonmember.)

WMCCAI is partnering with Spot Hero for parking for the 2018 Conference & Expo.


Click here for information on available parking locations and rates.

Schedule of Education Sessions

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Maryland Legislative Update (room 151A)
Who Should Attend:  Managers/Homeowners/Business Partners

Update from CAI Maryland Legislative Committee members on recent court decisions, and state, local, and federal laws which affect the governance of Maryland condos, HOAs, and co-ops. Learn what’s hot and what’s not for the 2018 Maryland legislative session.

Improving Your Community’s Environmental Footprint (room 151B)
Who Should Attend:  Managers/Homeowners/Business Partners
Communities have a large impact on water quality in the Washington, D.C. area. Community managers, homeowners, and board members will learn how to improve their community’s environmental footprint. Learn strategies for enhancing the sustainability of your property and how other HOAs tackle challenging landscaping, erosion, and pet waste issues.

Maintaining Your Community (room 152A)
Who Should Attend:  Managers/Homeowners
This session will focus on the different types of maintenance home and condo owners face — scheduled, corrective, and deferred. The impact of each will be discussed. The session will also provide practical advice on finding reputable contractors and related professionals as well as the basics of good contracts.

Teamwork Approach to Litigation Avoidance/Success (room 152B)
Who Should Attend:  Managers/Homeowners/Business Partners

A panel comprised of an experienced lawyer, a manager, and an engineer will present an interactive session designed to educate the audience on how associations can properly use professionals when dealing with construction defects or other litigation matters. The seminar will focus on the relationship between the association’s board and its experts in properly and effectively dealing with the issues and parties involved in litigation.

HOT TOPIC: When Short-term Rentals Happen in Your Community (room 150B)
Who Should Attend:  Managers/Homeowners

Learn best practices and tips from a manager and attorney when dealing with short-term rentals. Discuss the impacts of these rentals on communities and what should be included in documents to effectively manage them when they happen in your community. Bring your stories and questions for this interactive hot topic session!

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

D.C. Legislative Update (room 151B)
Who Should Attend:  Managers/Homeowners/Business Partners

The panel will discuss updates to legislation affecting community associations in the District of Columbia, including bills enacted, as well as related regulatory activities that affect those living in community associations.

Earth, Wind & Fire (room 151A)
Who Should Attend:  Managers/Homeowners

In the event of an emergency, community managers have to make split-second decisions. Panel experts will discuss weather-specific “industry hacks” and provide advice that can help prevent events from occurring; save time during a crisis; minimize risk; and lower costs before, during, and after an event.

Avoiding Complaints and Accommodating Owners
Who Should Attend:  Managers/Homeowners
Learn how best to respond to requests for reasonable accommodations and modifications to avoid fair housing complaints. This session will provide tips to avoid liability for fair housing violations by community associations, boards, and management.

Are You Smarter Than a CA Attorney? (room 150B)
Who Should Attend:  Managers/Homeowners

Attendees will explore common (and not so common) legal pitfalls that can accompany leading a community association in a fun, interactive format … you might even win a prize!

Better Board Meetings (room 152A)
Who Should Attend:  Managers/Homeowners

Experienced professionals will provide guidance on running productive and constructive meetings. The program will provide tips on how to structure meetings to more effectively handle association business, maintain control over the agenda, handle owners’ forum, and maintain civility during discussions.

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Virginia Legislative Update (room 151B)
Who Should Attend:  Managers/Homeowners/Business Partners

This session will provide board members, homeowners, managers, and service providers with up-to-date information about the Virginia General Assembly session and related regulatory activities that impact those who live in community associations.

Breaking It Down: Understanding Association Insurance (room 152A)
Who Should Attend:  Managers/Homeowners

It’s “Greek to me” is the reaction of many boards and managers regarding insurance and an association’s obligations to procure it. Why do we need it? Is it required, or can we go “commando”? What coverages do we need? How much? This fast-paced discussion will break down association legal duties regarding insurance and the coverages most associations need.

Navigating Collections in the 21st Century (room 152B)
Who Should Attend:  Managers/Homeowners

This session will discuss and explore the tools and challenges associated with modern collections with a look at social media, bankruptcy, and federal as well as state regulations. The session will provide a lecture and an interactive experience-sharing opportunity and Q&A. This course is intended for managers and boards members.

Cyberbullying in Community Associations (room 150B)
Who Should Attend:  Managers/Homeowners

The presentation will educate the audience on what cyberbullying is and how it appears in the context of community associations. Legal ramifications, enforcement against cyberbullies, and best practices will be shared. Real-world community association examples will be provided.

Community Associations of the Year: Sharing Best Practices (room 151A)
Who Should Attend:  Managers/Homeowners/Business Partners
Come see the presentation of the Community Association of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year, and Communicator of the Year. Hear how these communities stand out and what it takes to be an award winner.

Cost to Exhibit

The early bird exhibit booth rate expires September 30! Choose your booth online before September 30 to secure the early bird booth rate and reserve with only a $200 deposit; the remaining balance is due at the end of 2017. After September 30, not only does the cost increase by but payment in full is required for booth purchases.


Deadline to Purchase

Standard Booth
(per 10×10)

Premium Booth
(ends, facing large booth, aisles)

Early Bird Rate September 30, 2017 $1,950 $2,100
Regular Rate January 6, 2018 $2,200 $2,350
Late Rate February 25, 2018 $2,450 $2,600


NON-MEMBER Deadline to Purchase Standard Booth
(per 10×10))
Premium Booth
(ends, facing large booth, aisles)
Early Bird Rate September 30, 2017 $2,340 $2,525
Regular Rate January 6, 2018 $2,590 $2,775
Late Rate February 25, 2018 $2,840 $3,025

Large booths are available. Double, triple, and quad booths can be drawn on the floorplan; contact Carla Cobos Hull, Event Manager, at chull@caidc.org for details and pricing. Quad booths receive a discount on booth cost.

2017 Attendee Breakdown
  • Total registered attendees: 2,165
    •  516 Homeowner Community Association Volunteer Leaders
    •  621 Professional Managers
    •  158 Business Partners
    •  750 Exhibitors – including Management Companies and Business Partners
    •  120 Other industry supporters
What's Included in Your 10x10 Booth?
  • Company listing in the Quorum Conference & Expo Preview Issue* (base circulation of 3,200).
  • Company listing in the 2018 Resource Guide* highlighting your products and services and helping prospects find you at the show and contact you afterward. All conference attendees receive one (base circulation of 2,000).
  • Company listing in the 2018 Attendee Brochure* (base circulation of 3,200) along with free brochures to assist in your marketing efforts (upon request).
  • Five (5) complimentary passes to invite current and prospective clients to Conference & Expo. Each pass includes breakfast, lunch, conference materials and access to all education sessions.
  • Registration for four (4) exhibitor representatives, per 10 x 10 booth, that includes breakfast, lunch, and access to all education sessions.
  • A pre-show attendee mail list (no emails), provided approximately 3 weeks prior to show date.
  • A post-show attendee mail list (no emails) provided to exhibitors who complete the 2018 Exhibitor evaluation.
  • Extensive web marketing campaign reaching more than 10,000 associations and professional in the metropolitan area.
  • Complimentary sign with company name, show carpet, and booth furnishing to include one 6” skirted table, two chairs, and a wastebasket.
  • Complimentary freight handling during scheduled move-in and move-out times.
  • Twenty-four hour trade show floor security.

* dependent on commitment date

How to Buy a Booth
  1. Click here to VIEW the available booth spaces. Exhibitors: this link is for reference only. The booths that show as “unavailable” are available for purchase.
  2. Click here to PURCHASE your space.

You will need your member number to receive member pricing. If you do not know your member number, please call the office during regular business hours.

If you are not a member, you can JOIN CAI anytime online by clicking here. Once you submit your online application and receive a confirmation email from CAI National, WMCCAI is happy to give you the member rate, even before you receive your membership materials in the mail. Just forward that email to events@caidc.org and we will be in touch with a member ID for you to use.

See Who's Registered to Exhibit

Click here to VIEW the list of exhibitors.



Aisle Signs:  Trash Away, Inc.
Aisle Signs:  Quest Insurance, Inc.
Conference Bag: Brothers Paving & Concrete Corporation
Educations Session Sponsor:  DoodyCalls
Education Session Sponsor:  National Cooperative Bank
Education Session Sponsor:  SC Companies, Inc.
Education Session Sponsor:  South River Restoration
Education Session Sponsor:  Windows Plus & Allied The Window Company, LLC
Grand Ilse Sponsor:  Quest Insurance, Inc.
Food & Beverage (Napkins): Berman & Wright Architecture, Engineering & Planning, LLC
Food & Beverage (Coffee):  Community Association Management Professionals
Food & Beverage (Snack): SERVPRO
Lanyard:  Community Association Management Professionals
Money Booth Mania: All Plumbing, Inc.
Money Booth Mania: Cascade insurance Group
Money Booth Mania: DoodyCalls
Money Booth Mania:  ePipe Restoration
Money Booth Mania:  JMR Concrete
Money Booth Mania:  Metro Engineering Services
Money Booth Mania:  SageWater
Money Booth Mania:  ServPro of Rockville-Olney
Money Booth Mania:  Windows Plus & Allied The Window Company, LLC
Money Booth Sponsor:  Fantasy World Entertainment
Name Badge:  Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn, P.C.
Notepads:  GAM- Graphics & Marketing
Notepads:  Sentury Management, Inc.
Notepads:  Structural Rehabilitation Group, LLC
Printing:  GAM- Graphics & Marketing
Registration Packet:  Associa-Community Management Corporation
Resource Guide Cover:  DoodyCalls
Table Sponsor:  Electronic Security Services, Inc.
Table Sponsor:  Windows Plus, LLC & Allied The Window Center, LLC
You Are Here Map:  Capital Boiler Works
You Are Here Map:  Power Systems Electric Corporation
Water Bottles:  All Plumbing, Inc.