Present a Topic


The Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter invites subject matter experts to share your knowledge with our membership by joining our Speakers Bureau and presenting at one of our educational programs. The educational programs hosted by CAI benefit our membership in the following ways:

To be considered as a speaker, you must be a member of the Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter, and must join our Speakers Bureau.

All members are invited to share your expertise with the membership by submitting an idea for a presentation that you feel would be an engaging and noteworthy topic for a CAI educational program. Presentations should feature content that is specifically relevant to community associations and should be targeted to community association managers, management company executives and homeowner board members. All submissions will be forwarded to the appropriate program committee for review and selection of presentations.

The submission deadline is September 15 (EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 29) of each year for the following year's programs. To submit a proposed topic, click below: 

Click here to access our online 2018 Call for Presentations Proposal Submission Form.  

Click here for a list of challenges face by managers for potential educational topics / session content to give you food for thought! 

2018 Programs Outline

Many of our program areas will see major changes in 2018 to reflect changing needs of our members. 

Manager Education
The chapter will host two half day Manager Symposiums - one in February and one in October, 2018. These symposiums will feature multiple breakout sessions featuring topics by experience level (Novice, Intermediate, Expert). These sessions will offer continuing education credit for community association managers. Dates to be determined.

Annual Conference & Expo

The 2018 Annual Conference & Expo will take place on April 26, 2018 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.  The Expo typically includes four to six one hour educational programs that deal with timely information for community associations and managers.

Regional Mini Trade Shows
The chapter will host mini trade shows in the Fall of 2018 in South Jersey and the Pocono Mountains. Each event will include one hour educational sessions.

Homeowner Education
In addition to the Board Leadership Development Program and webinars, the chapter will host a new program in 2018 for Active Adult Community Forum. The program will feature several one hour educational sessions on topics unique to the challenges faced by this growing area of homeownership. Dates to be determined.

Poconos, Central Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and New Jersey Regional Programs
Our four regional councils host numerous educational seminars that range from one to two hours in length, including Association Staff Training Symposiums in Philadelphia and the Poconos, and the High Rise Condo Conference in Philadelphia. In 2018, our Poconos Council will offer two half day forums - a Poconos Manager Symposium and a Large Scale Community Facilities Management Forum. Each forum will feature multiple one hour educational sessions.

Webinars
The chapter will host multiple one hour educational webinars in 2018. These webinars will be geared to managers and homeowners with some specifically targeted to elected volunteer leaders in community associations.

Selection Criteria - Submissions that do not abide by these guidelines will be rejected:
Presentations should not market specific products and/or services. Presenters who violate the spirit of this or other policies may be precluded from participating in future programs.

Submissions should be specific with a title and description. Generic topics that do not offer specifics will not be accepted.

Submissions must identify the speaker and provide a bio. 

To be considered to speak at a chapter program, you must be a member of the chapter Speaker’s Bureau and abide by the chapter Speaker’s Policy. You must be a member of the Chapter for 90 days before applying to join the Speaker’s Bureau.

Note: The Chapter does not pay speakers nor does it pay or reimburse travel expenses of program speakers. Speakers will receive promotional value through listings on the chapter website and in promotional brochures, event flyers, etc.

Click here to access our online Call for Presentations Proposal Submission Form. The Call for Presentations will close on September 15, 2017. EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 29.

Please visit the following links for additional information:

Speakers Bureau Application
Speakers Policy
Guidelines for using Elected Officials as Speakers



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