Leadership / Legislative Conference

Adapt. Evolve. Improve. That’s our official 2021 theme. Our Members, our Chapters, our Leadership, and our Organization have evolved. And our 2021 Leadership/Legislative Conference, September 12-14, will provide you the opportunity to continue your evolution.

Engage in interactive programs, workshops, breakout sessions, and entertaining networking experiences designed specifically for aspiring, current, and sustaining club industry leaders. Come together live and in person to celebrate our successes and share our challenges at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.
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September 12–14, 2021


This category is available to current CMAA members and club management professional non-members and includes education sessions, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, the Monday Awards lunch, the Sunday and Monday evening event tickets, and all program materials.

CMAA Members: $695 / Non-Members: $945


This category includes education sessions, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, the Monday Awards lunch, the Sunday and Monday evening event tickets, and all program materials.

CMAA Managing Directors: $425


This category is specifically designed for the significant other/guest of Member registrant and does not include access to education sessions. The social event package includes access to continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, the Monday Awards lunch, and the Sunday and Monday evening events.

Significant Other / Guest with Member Event Package: $300


12:00 p.m.
Registration opens at the hotel

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Develop Your Leadership Voice
Holly Moore

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
CMAA Business Session

  • 2022 Board of Directors Candidates Forum
  • State of the Association Address with Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE
  • Town Hall with the 2021 CMAA Board of Directors

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Networking Reception at the Metropolitan Club of Washington DC

Take in the sights and sounds of the Nation’s Capital at the Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington, one of Washington's oldest and most valued private institutions. Since its founding in 1863, it has pursued its primary goal of furthering "literary, mutual improvement, and social purposes." Today, the Club continues to attract distinguished members from around the world. The Clubhouse, which opened in 1908, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a District of Columbia historic landmark and now features stellar views of the city from its newly added rooftop terrace.

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Royal Cup Coffee Bar

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Leadership Address
Chris Clews

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Chapter Management Breakouts – Session A

CMAA’s National Team will share best practices for chapter management areas. Meet your HQ liaison and get the full 411.

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Chapter Management Breakouts – Session B

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Awards Lunch: Adapt, Evolve, Improve

Celebrate the 2021 Idea Fair for Chapters and Chapter of the Year winners and get an update on The Club Foundation.

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Workshop
Jen Croneberger

3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Legal Session
Dan Farrington

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Networking Event: Are You Ready for Some Football!?

The first game of Monday night football showcases the Baltimore Ravens visiting the Las Vegas Raiders, so let’s kick off the start of the NFL season together, Vegas style! There’ll be good food, engaging conversation, high-stakes gaming tables, and football watching. Wear your favorite team jersey and join your fellow CMAA leaders and colleagues as we cheer for an evening full of fun!

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Royal Cup Coffee Bar

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Legislative Address

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Tax Session
Frank Lucas and Chris Cecil, RSM

10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Chapter Strategic Planning
Chris Coulter, CCM, McMahon Group

12:15 p.m.

Event Details

The last day to book within the group block is Friday, August 20. Reserve now!

The Mayflower Hotel is a capital classic freshly rendered, a landmark hotel that brings timeless elegance and contemporary style to its role as a vibrant social hub - a Washington, D.C. original since 1925.

CMAA has arranged for a special rate of $289 plus applicable taxes. Check-in time is after 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 noon.

Please note that all scheduled business and education sessions will take place at
The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Hotel Cancellation Policy: The hotel has a 72-hour cancellation policy which means that any cancellations must be processed more than 72 hours prior to the arrival date to avoid a late cancellation fee in the amount of one night’s room and tax.

CMAA makes every effort to keep attendee expenses at the Leadership/Legislative Conference including registration fees and accommodation rates for the event as economical as possible. We work diligently to negotiate the best hotel rates and to make the best use of your registration dollars to keep the Conference affordable and accessible.

CMAA encourages all participants to reserve a room at The Mayflower Hotel; this supports not only the Conference, but also future meetings. While in some instances, less expensive accommodations may be available from third party online consolidators, booking within CMAA’s established block helps to underwrite the cost of meeting space and other hotel concessions. When commitments to our host property are not met, CMAA must pay penalties which will ultimately increase the cost of events.

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All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by the individual whose name appears on the registration. To be valid, submit all requests to CMAA Registration at cmaa.org/cancelevent.aspx. No refunds will be made after Friday, August 20. CMAA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. Substitutions are gladly accepted; substitutions of registrations are permitted prior to the event. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with the substitution. Badge sharing, splitting, and reprints are strictly prohibited.

Expected Conduct at CMAA Events: CMAA is dedicated to providing a safe, hospitable, inclusive, and productive environment for all participants at CMAA Events. CMAA has established minimum expectations of behavior for participants at all CMAA. Please review the policy. It is intended to supplement any other applicable CMAA policies, including the CMAA Code of Conduct and Ethics.

Chapter Idea Fair
The 2021 Chapter Idea Fair competition will be held during the Leadership/Legislative Conference. Entries will be accepted online until August 23, 2021. Winning chapters will be recognized at LLC for their achievement.

CMAA will print your entries for you. You do not need to print and ship them.
Entries should be submitted electronically, no later than August 23.

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General Info
2020 Entries