The Ultimate Guide To The CAI Annual Conference 2023

April 13, 2023

The Community Association Institute (CAI) is a global membership organization dedicated to improving communities worldwide. CAI provides information, education, and resources to community management professionals. 

What To Expect From The CAI Annual Conference 2023

The 2023 CAI Annual Conference features exceptional education sessions, inspiring keynote speakers, new product demonstrations, next-level networking opportunities, and a celebration of CAI's 50th anniversary.

Who Should Attend The CAI Annual Conference 2023?

The CAI Annual Conference 2023 is a valuable opportunity for people to gain insights into emerging trends, new solutions, and best practices for supporting communities. The attendees can include a wide range of individuals, not limited to:

What are the benefits of attending the CAI Annual Conference 2023?

By attending the 2023 CAI annual conference, you can keep up with the most recent developments in the industry, which allows you to engage with industry leaders, build valuable relationships, and maintain your competitive edge.

Another advantage of attending the conference is the chance to see new ideas in action and learn about emerging trends and best practices in the industry. You can also expand your business and knowledge by discovering new technologies like artificial intelligence, which can revolutionize property management. For instance, you can learn more about STAN, the only AI Assistant designed specifically for property managers.

STAN will be attending to promote its AI Assistant for community managers

STAN is excited and proud to be the only AI Assistant for property management exhibiting at the upcoming CAI Annual Conference 2023. You can find us at Booth 321, where we'll be showcasing our innovative features and capabilities. 

Our founders, Max and Bogdan, will be present at the conference to acquaint you with STAN and showcase how our AI assistant automates property management tasks.

STAN is capable of answering any account inquiries, booking amenities, and handling service requests. Whether you're a property manager or a resident, STAN can help you streamline your tasks and save you time. We're excited to showcase our technology at the conference and look forward to meeting you at booth 321.

How Can You Make The Most Of The CAI Annual Conference 2023?

Be sure to visit all of the booths

With hundreds of exhibitors at the conference, it can be tempting to focus on just a few. However, visiting all booths will give you a broader perspective on the industry and the solutions available. Take time to ask questions, learn about the latest products and services, and build relationships with vendors. You can also check out the complete list of vendors here. 

Take advantage of contests and giveaways

Many exhibitors will have contests and giveaways, which can be a fun way to engage with their products and services. Additionally, the prizes can be useful tools or resources for your business. Don't be afraid to participate and try your luck!

Be sure to schedule demos right away 

With so many attendees and limited time, it's crucial to schedule demos and meetings with companies right away because many of them might be busy after the conference. 

One great way to make the most of your time at the conference is to schedule a demo with STAN's founders, Max and Bogdan. By doing so, you'll be able to secure a time slot that works for you. 

During the demo, Max and Bogdan will be able to provide you with an in-depth look at STAN's AI Assistant and demonstrate how it automates property management tasks. They can also explain the white label option and customizations you can expect from STAN. 

By booking a demo with STAN early on, you'll have the opportunity to see the technology in action and get a head start on exploring how it can benefit your business. You can book a demo with us today to stay ahead of the competition!

Attend evening events

In addition to attending the conference sessions and visiting the exhibitor booths, be sure to attend the evening events, such as the Friday Night party and the Industry Achievement dinner. Dress appropriately to make a good impression and show that you are serious about the events.

These events provide an opportunity to unwind after a long day of learning and networking, as well as a chance to connect with fellow attendees in a more relaxed setting, which might lead to new business opportunities or partnerships.

Attend the social events

In addition to the formal evening events, be sure to attend social events, such as the coffee break and networking sessions. It's important to bring plenty of business cards to exchange contact information with new connections. 

You might also want to prepare some talking points that you can use to start conversations with other attendees. This can be anything from discussing the conference sessions you've attended to ask about their work in the industry.

Lastly, be open to meeting new people, and don't be afraid to introduce yourself and strike up conversations. Remember to listen actively and show genuine interest in what they have to say.

Travel Tips: How should you prepare for the CAI Annual Conference in 2023?


As the conference is taking place in May, you can expect warm weather in Dallas. Business casual attire is suggested by the organizer, and attendees are advised to wear layered clothing to be prepared for any fluctuations in temperature.

Directions to Venue

If you're flying in, the closest airport is Dallas Love Field, which is about 6 miles (9.6 km) from the hotel. If you're driving, there are several parking options available at the hotel. 

What to bring if you’re a CAI 2023 Annual Conference Vendor

If you're a vendor, it's important to bring any materials you'll need for your booth, including signage, business cards, and promotional materials. You may also want to consider bringing a small tablecloth or banner to make your booth stand out. 

What to bring if you’re a CAI 2023 Annual Conference Visitor

If you're attending as a visitor, it's recommended to bring a notepad and pen to take notes during the educational sessions. Additionally, it's important to bring a comfortable pair of shoes. 

Whether you're a vendor or a visitor, attending the CAI Annual Conference 2023 is an excellent opportunity to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the industry.

We look forward to seeing you in Dallas, and we can't wait to show you what STAN can do! To reduce your waiting time, it's best to book your demo online today. Don't hesitate to connect with us now to learn more!

Grace Zhu

As the Digital Marketing Specialist of STAN, Grace is committed to sharing insights and valuable information about community management.

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