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michigan-cai speaker agreement

CAI-MI Speaker Requirements

As a speaker, you hereby grant permission to CAI-MI to record, in any manner, your presentation. You further grant CAI-MI a nonexclusive, irrevocable, license to use, reproduce, make derivative works, publish, distribute, and/or sell the recording, transcript, and/or handouts and related materials of your presentation.  CAI-MI is allowed to post your handouts and related materials on its website. 


You warrant and represent that, to the best of your knowledge, nothing in your presentation violates any proprietary or personal rights of others, including without limitation, any copyright or privacy rights.  You further warrant and represent that your presentation is your own original work, which you have the right and authority to make this Release and Agreement, and that you are the sole owner of copyright or that you have obtained all necessary permission or licenses from any persons or organizations whose materials are included or used in your presentation.  You understand that you will not receive any royalty or other compensation from CAI-MI for the use of your presentation and materials in any form.

You authorize CAI-MI permission to use your name, likeness, photograph and biographical data in connection with the use and promotion of your presentation.

You agree to comply with the guidelines set by the National and Michigan Chapter of the Community Association Institute and the Education and Program Committees.  This includes, but is not limited, to not promoting your company and services and/or providing marketing materials at the Program.  You further agree to not interfere with the Sponsor of the Program from presenting its brief presentation at the beginning of your Program. You also agree to conduct yourself in a professional manner so as not to create a negative impression in the eyes of the attendees

Download CAI-MI Speaker Agreement ▶

Speaker Guidelines

Purpose and Goals
A person may be asked to speak at a variety of Chapter functions.  This is an opportunity for the speaker to share their expertise with the attendees.  This is not an opportunity to solicit business or speak about their specific firm/company.

Speaker Guidelines
Below are some of the guidelines associated with being a speaker at a Chapter event:

  •  The speaker’s name, title, and company/Firm name and CAI designations will be included on the event flyer.

  •  Speakers do not pay a registration fee for the program

  •  Introduction of the speaker may include more extended biographical information.  The speaker will be asked to provide that information a few days before the event to the moderator or person in charge of the program.  The information should state the credentials and background of the speaker, and should be limited to a short paragraph or two.

  • Handouts of the materials presented by the speaker may be printed on the speaker’s company letterhead.  However, the material should not include any other advertisements or solicitations.

  • The Executive Director must be advised of any audio/visual requirements and room set-up at least two weeks prior to the event.


A speaker may not speak at more than three Chapter events during a year (excluding ABCs and the Annual Conference).

Prior to the event, the speaker may call the Executive Director to find out how many people will be in attendance.  This is especially important if the speaker is bring their own handouts; which is highly encouraged.

Download CAI-MI Speaker Guidelines ▶

A Special Thank You To Our Annual Super Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsors:

Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer PLLC

McCredie Insurance Agency

Emerald Sponsors:

Alliance Association Bank

Associa Kramer-Triad Management Group

Concraft, Inc.

First Citizens Bank

Maris Brown Insurance Group

 U&S Companies


Ruby Sponsors:

Allied Construction

Pristine Pools

Zolman Restoration

Pearl Sponsors:

G&S Property Services

Gold Star Companies

Incore Restoration Group, LLC


LAC Legislative Advocate Sponsor: 

Kevin Hirzel, Esq. - Hirzel Law, PLC

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