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LATEST NEWS: WMCCAI 2020 Conference & Expo Expands Education, Creates New Partnership with Central VA & Chesapeake Chapters

Falls Church, VA (August 15, 2019) — Washington Metropolitan Chapter of Community Associations Institute (WMCCAI) is expanding their 2020 Conference & Expo by adding pre-conference trainings and partnering with the Central Virginia (CVA-CAI) and Chesapeake (CAIMDCHES) Chapters of CAI. The event will take place February 21 – 22, 2020 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The theme of the event is Evolution 2020: Focus on the Future.

New in 2020, the conference will feature pre-conference trainings on Friday, February 21. These sessions will be developed to provide senior level community association managers the higher level education needed to continue their industry education and maintain professional certifications. As in the past, 15 education sessions will be offered to all conference attendees on Saturday, February 22 along with 7 hours of exhibit time with 200 exhibiting companies.

“WMCCAI is excited about partnering with the Chesapeake and Central Virginia Chapters to create a multi-chapter event that focuses on expanded educational opportunities for seasoned managers and PCAM’s, ” says Rafael Martinez, CTP, 2019 President, WMCCAI. “We’ve heard our members loud and clear and we feel that by leveraging each Chapter’s resources, this will make our pre-conference education day a resounding success! We’re thankful to the leadership of the three Chapters for buying into this joint vision that will ultimately benefit all members. As Chapter leaders, we’re always looking for ways to keep our members engaged with relevant programs and events. Creating this multi-chapter event, we are providing educational content that is in high-demand and by hosting it in a centralized location (Washington D.C.), it is accessible for all those looking to attend.” 

“We are very excited to be offering managers a quality learning opportunity jointly with our fellow Chapters. Education is an essential and indispensable need to compete in today’s market”, says Camille Cimino, Executive Director, Chesapeake Region Chapter of CAI.

“The Central Virginia Chapter of CAI is excited to partner with the Washington Metro and Chesapeake Chapters for the 2020 Conference & Expo. We believe this will be great exposure for our chapter members and will give them even more networking opportunities. We look forward to an amazing conference and are excited to focus on the future,” says Ashley Ewell, CMCA, 2019 President-Elect and 2020 President, Central VA Chapter of CAI.

Exhibitors can purchase booths now online at and sponsorships are also available. Attendee registration opens in mid-September 2019.

WMCCAI’s Conference & Expo is held annually and attended by over 2,100 members and non-members of CAI. The Expo Hall boosts more than 200 booths with over 190 exhibiting companies. Education sessions are offered by homeowners, community association managers, and business partners.

Don’t miss this year’s premier event, attended year after year by the best and brightest association industry professionals, business partners and supporters. For full event information, or to register online please visit