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2018 Annual Conference & Expo

Registration Opens January 19th Register by March 4th and $ave! Good for 4.0 CEUs

 Export to Your Calendar 3/17/2018
When: Saturday
March 17, 2018, 8:30am - 2:00pm
Where: Aqua Turf
556 Mulberry Street
Plantsville, Connecticut  06479
United States
Presenter: CAI-CT
Contact: Ellen Felix

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It Takes More than Luck

Registration Opens on January 19th.

Register by March 4th and $ave! - Add $10 After March 4th.

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List of Exhibitors








Presidents, Board Members 
& Unit Owners

Presidents' Breakfast requires 

pre-registration and is limited to
ONE person per association. 



Community Association

Managers (CAMs)

Managers' Breakfast requires

pre-registration and is limited to

community association managers 

registered with the Department of 

Consumer Protection



Service Providers
& Others                

$ 25 - CAI-CT Members

$ 45 - Non-Members


Plus Lunch Option

$ 57- CAI-CT Members

$ 77- Non-Members

(Seating Limited)



$ 25 - CAI-CT Members

$ 45 - Non-Members


Plus Lunch Option

$ 57- CAI-CT Members

$ 77- Non-Members

(Seating Limited)



$100 - CAI-CT Members

$150 - Non-Members

 Platinum Sponsor




Gold Sponsors




Morning Sessions & Expo Hall

8:30 -10:00 am 

MANAGERS’ BREAKFAST: Luck Out with Vendors (WAGON Room)

This event is exclusively for state registered Community Association Managers (CAMs). 

Pre-registration for this session isrequired. 
Speaker: Cat Carmichael, CMCA, PCAMCAI National President- Elect – Pacific Premier Bank
Moderator: Greg Zajac - Building Renewal, LLC

Developing a strong relationship involves more than just the “luck of the draw” – it is a partnership in the effort to keep associations running smoothly. This session will explore methods to ensure you get the most from your vendors on behalf of your clients.


Sponsored by: Building Renewal, LLC


8:30 – 9:30 am
PRESIDENTS’ BREAKFAST: The Best of Luck: Be the Best Board You can Be (GLASS Room)       

This event is exclusively for presidents. Admission is limited to one attendee per association.   
Pre-registration for this session is required.
Speaker:   Margey Meyer, CMCA, PCAM - CADRExperts (Community Association Dispute Resolution Experts)
Moderator: Pamela Bowman - Prime Touch Services                                                  

Our speaker is in high demand all over the country.  She will offer creative techniques for ensuring your board not only functions well, but gets the job done with great gusto!  Our speaker will inspire you to want to re-energize your board and community.  You will not want to miss this session!

Sponsored by: Prime Touch Services


8:30 – 10:15 am EXHIBIT HALL OPENS

Registration and Continental Breakfast (Coffee & Danish)


10:15 – 11:00 am – General Session I

A:  With Any Luck – Property Values (WAGON Room)

Speakers: Mark Liberman, CMCA – On the Mark Management and Gary Knauf, CMCA – County Management Services, LLC


Homeowners usually expect that the association will hold its value – or, preferably, improve – during the course of their ownership.  What are the current real estate trends affecting condos and HOAs?  How can you increase market value?

Sponsored by:  Tooher Ferraris Insurance Group

B:  Try You Luck at Abolishing Apathy (GLASS Room)
Speaker: Margey Meyer, CMCA, PCAM - CADRExperts (Community Association Dispute Resolution Experts)
ModeratorMark Sperry – CAI-CT Board Member

Is apathy a constant battle in your community?  How can residents become more engaged in their communities?  Our speaker will provide examples from around the country of how communities have conquered apathy.  Aren’t you curious about how this can be done?  Be sure to claim your seat early.  This is bound to be a popular session!

Sponsored by:  Imagineers, LLC

11:00 – 11:30 am – EXHIBIT HALL 

11:30 – 12:15 pm – General Session II

A:  As Luck Would Have It – Lots to Learn! (WAGON Room)
Bill Ward, Esq. Ackerly & Ward, Frank Pingelski – Tooher-Ferraris Insurance Group, Mike Famiglietti, CMCA – CM Property Management, Vicky McCarthy – SavaTree
Moderator: Karl Kuegler, Jr. AMS, CMCA – Imagineers, LLC

We are going to take you on a quick trip through a variety of hot topics.  Our speakers will provide a compact presentation of the main issues in each category.  We will learn about: HO6 insurance; why minutes should be minutes not hours; be ready for disaster; and the impact of tree care on property value.  Four topics – eight minutes each.  Phew!  You will be surprised how much info can be packed into a short span.


Sponsored by: Prime Touch Services

B: Don’t Be Out of Luck: Loss Control Recommendations (GLASS Room)
Speakers: Crysten A. Dufour, Esq. – Moore, O’Brien & Foti                       
Moderator: Carrie Mott – Bouvier Insurance

Ever wonder what personal injury lawyers look for to build a case?  Our speaker will share her insights about how associations often run out of luck when it comes to avoiding claims for slip and fall events and more.  You will look at your association in a whole new way after attending this session.                                                                       

Sponsored by: Plaza Realty & Management Corporation 

12:15 – 12:45 pm – EXHIBIT HALL  

12:45 – 1:45 pm – Session III

A: Better Luck Next Time: Legal Panel (GLASS Room)
Andrea Dunn, Esq. – Bender, Anderson & Barba, PC and Scott J. Sandler, Esq., CCAL– Sandler, Hansen & Alexander, LLC
Rich Bouvier – Bouvier Insurance

Got legal questions?  Our panelists will field your questions about the legal issues facing your community.  Learn how to avoid legal problems and stay on top of those that may already exist.

Sponsored by: tba

B:  Some People Have All the Luck! - Lunch with an Expert of your Choice (WAGON Room) Pre-registration for this session is required.  Additional $32 fee required. Seating limited to 8 per expert.
Moderator: Bob Gourley - MyEzCondo

Be the lucky ones to have lunch with ONE expert of your choice from a list of the best and brightest in our industry. This is a great opportunity to explore your concerns on a specific topic with a small group of your peers in a more comfortable setting.

Your Choice includes one of the following:  

Exclusively for Board Members

  • Insurance – Kevin Reardon – The Reardon Agency
  • Legal – Greg McCracken, Esq. – Jacobs, Walker, Rice & Barry, LLC

Exclusively for Community Association Managers (CAMs)

  • Insurance – Dave Pilon – Bouvier Insurance
  • Legal – Robert Pacelli, Esq. – Zeldes, Needle & Cooper, P.C.

Open to All – Best Practices

  • Prosecuting and Defending Claims in Court – Brian R. Smith, Esq. – Robinson + Cole, LLP
  • CHRO/Discrimination – Chas Ryan, Esq. – Pilicy & Ryan, LLC
  • Options for Resolving Disputes when you use Mediation vs. Hearing – Lisa Anderson, Esq. – Bender, Anderson & Barba, P.C.
  • Hoarding – Steve Weir – American Integrity Restoration
  • Cybersecurity Matters – Shelia Turner – Pacific Premier Bank
  • Banking – Dan Rys – Windsor Federal
  • As we Age..."What to look out for as buildings and grounds age” – Russ Fernandez – Becht Engineering, BT
  • Capital Improvement Projects - N. Lynne McCarron, CMCA – Phoenix Property Management

1:45 pm Raffle (Wagon Room)


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Thank you in advance for your support!

Admission to all CAI-CT events requires advance registration either by mail, online, or in person. Individuals will not be admitted to an event without payment. Failure to attend an event does not constitute a cancellation of event registration and you will be charged for registering.  We require 10 day advance notification by email or snail mail of cancellation to receive a refund.

Video/Audio Taping

Courses are copyrighted by CAI and may not be audiotaped, videotaped or reproduced in any way for personal use or for public distribution or viewing without prior written permission.


CAI Suitcasing Policy 

CAI has a no-tolerance policy regarding “suitcasing,” which describes the practice by non-exhibiting/sponsoring companies or individuals of soliciting sales or sales leads in the conference/session facility, on the expo floor, in the aisles or lobbies and/or representing their services or soliciting conference participants for conflicting social activities. Non-exhibiting suppliers participating in the conference as attendees are prohibited from soliciting business on the expo floor, in or after sessions or in the conference facility. Violators of these policies will be ejected from the show and charged the single booth rate or tabletop display rate, which must be paid prior to registering as an attendee, exhibitor or sponsor at any future CAI event.

8:30 – 10:15am EXHIBIT HALL OPENS 

Registration and Continental Breakfast - (Coffee & Danish)  

8:30 – 10:15am EXHIBIT HALL OPENS 

Registration and Continental Breakfast - (Coffee & Danish)  

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