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2017 Annual Conference & Expo

Register by March 5th and $ave!

When: Saturday
March 18, 2017, 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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Conference & Expo Details

Weather questions?
Here is the forecast as of 4:45 on Thursday, March 16.

SAT MAR 18 Cloudy with snow showers changing to rain showers as the day progresses. High 39F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Think sunshine!  We will see you on Saturday!!


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Admission Rates..........Please register by March 5th .....Add $10 after March 5th

  • 5 General Sessions are open to all registrants and includes danish & coffee, and afternoon snack.

  • Presidents' Breakfast requires pre-registration and is limited to ONE person per association. 

  • CAMs' Breakfast requires pre-registration and is limited to community association managers registered with the Department of Consumer Protection.

  • Lunch with an Expert requires pre-registration and an additional fee of $29.


& Board Members              

   Community Association    
Managers (CAMs)
   Service Providers             
& Others  

$ 25 - CAI-CT Members

$ 45 - Non-Members

$ 25 - CAI-CT Members

$ 45 - Non-Members

$100 - CAI-CT Members

$150 - Non-Member

Lunch Option - Additional $29
(Seating Limited) 
  Lunch Option - Additional $29
(Seating Limited) 


 Platinum Event Sponsor:    
 Gold Event Sponsors:    



Session Schedule

Please note:  Handouts for the sessions will be posted when available. 


8:30 -10:00 am

MANAGERS’ BREAKFAST:  D&O Claim Avoidance & Risk Management (WAGON Room)

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

Pre-registration for this session isrequired. 

Speakers: Joel Meskin, Esq., CIRMS, CCAL – McGowan Program Administrators and Scott J. Sandler, Esq., CCAL – Sandler, Hansen & Anderson, LLC
Moderator: Greg Zajac - Building Renewal, LLC
The speakers will explore methods for helping your clients to avoid claims against their directors & officers liability insurance.  We will also discuss topics such as ‘acting out of the scope of authority,’ and more!

Sponsored by: Building Renewal, LLC


8:30 – 9:30 am

PRESIDENTS’ BREAKFAST: The One Hour Board Meeting (GLASS Room)

This event is exclusively for presidents. Admission is limited to one attendee per association.   Pre-registration for this session is required.
Speaker: Craig Huntington, President – Alliance Association Bank
ModeratorPamela Bowman - Prime Touch Services
Please note: Seating preference will be given to CAI-CT members.  Only 25 seats are available for Non-members.  Act fast and register today!
Do your board meetings ever drag on? Have you wondered why it seems so difficult to keep discussions on track?  Back by popular demand, our speaker will offer great tips on how to get those meetings under control.  You’ll leave smiling and ready to find other ways to use your new found time.
Sponsored by: Prime Touch Services

8:30 – 10:15 am EXHIBIT HALL OPENSRegistration and Continental Breakfast(Coffee & Danish)

10:15 – 11:00 am – General Session I

A:  Who Are the People in your Neighborhood?  Balancing Multiple Issues in Community Living (WAGON Room)


Speakers: Christopher K. Leonard, Esq. – Collins Hannifin, P.C. and Suzanne Berry, CMCA – Imagineers, LLC

ModeratorCarrie Mott – Bouvier, Insurance
The owners in our community associations are becoming increasingly more diverse and, at times, more complicated in terms of their needs and issues.  Does your community have concerns regarding hoarding, aging in place and general mental health that are impacting your association?  Learn how you can effectively address these issues.
Sponsored by: Imagineers, LLC


B:  Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO): How to Avoid Claims (GLASS Room)

Speakers:  Chas Ryan, Esq. – Franklin G. Pilicy, P.C., Michelle Dumas-Keuler, Esq. – CHRO and Joel Meskin, Esq., CIRMS, CCAL – McGowan Program Administrators
ModeratorKarl Kuegler, Jr., CMCA, AMS – Imagineers, LLC
It is imperative that all boards understand how and why discrimination can occur.  As in other aspects of association management, risk avoidance is the key. Being keenly aware of the types of situations that could trigger a CHRO complaint will lead to more harmonious community living.
Sponsored by: Certa Pro Painters of Mystic-Glastonbury


11:00 – 11:30 am – EXHIBIT HALL


11:30 – 12:15pm – General Session II


A:  Resolutions & Rules in the Age of Innovation (WAGON Room)

Speakers: Lisa J. Anderson, Esq., CCAL – Bender, Anderson & Barba, P.C. and
Deann Uberti, CMCA – Westford Real Estate Management, LLC
Moderator: Eric Koehler - Falcon Drone Service (a division of The Falcon Group)
Is your association ready to handle modern day issues such as: drones, security cameras, AirBnB and Pokeman Go?  Do you have policies in place that guide the appropriateness of these things on your property?  Our speakers will delve into how you can create boundaries for the various modern technology devices and services.

Sponsored by: Falcon Drone Service (a division of The Falcon Group)


B: Cost Savings through Technology (GLASS Room)

Speakers: Ashish Patel – Pilera Property Management Software and Michael Alexander, Esq. – Sandler, Hansen & Alexander, LLC
Bob Gourley – Captain’s Walk
Do you use robocalls to notify owners about snow plowing, board meetings, etc.?  Do you have a robust website that keeps owners up-to-date about current policies and introduces new members?  Does your association management software do all that it can to make your job easier?  Learn how your association can save time and money by taking advantage of technology.

Sponsored by: CM Property Management


12:15 – 12:45 pm – EXHIBIT HALL  



12:45 – 1:45pm – Session III


A: Ask the Experts (GLASS Room)

Speakers: Gregory W. McCracken, Esq. – Perlstein & McCracken, LLC; Frank Pingelski- Tooher - Ferraris Insurance Group and Kristie Leff, Esq., – Bender, Anderson & Barba, P.C.
Moderator: Rich Wechter, CMCA – Westford Real Estate Management, LLC
Our panel of experts will answer your questions.  Please try to make certain that your questions are general in nature so that the majority of the attendees may benefit from the responses.
Sponsored by: ION Bank


B:  Lunch with an Expert of your Choice (WAGON Room)

Pre-registration for this session is required.  Additional $29 fee required. Seating limited to 8 per expert.

Enjoy 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 particular topic with a small group or your peers in a more comfortable setting.
Moderator: Mike Famiglietti - CM Property Management

Your Choice includes:  

Exclusively for Board Members·        

·         Insurance - Carrie Mott - Bouvier Insurance


Exclusively for Community Association Managers (CAMs)

·         Borrowing – Dan Rys -Windsor Federal Savings

·         Insurance – Dave Pilon – Bouvier Insurance

·         Legal – Chas A. Ryan, Esq. - Franklin G. Pilicy, P.C.


Open to All – Best Practices

·         Building Exteriors - Dan Curtiss – Prime Touch Services

·         Landscape – Drought Stress – Vicky McCarthy - SAVATREE

·         Legal - Collections – Ronald J. Barba, Esq. – Bender, Anderson & Barba, P.C.

·       Legal - General –Robert Pacelli, Jr., Esq. - Zeldes, Needle & Cooper, 

·         Legal - Maintenance Standards – Christopher K. Leonard, Esq. - Collins Hannafin, P.C.

·         Major Construction Projects – Dave Chesky – Falcon Engineering, Architecture & Energy Consulting

·         Property Assessment for Reserve Projects and Aging Buildings – Richard Filloramo, National Consulting Group, Inc.

·         Pools – Keith Anderson – Savol Pools

·         Reserve Studies – Russ Fernandes - Becht Engineering BT, Inc.

1:45 Raffle (Wagon Room)



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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