Events 2021

Doors Open for Attendee Check-in/Registration

10:00am - 4:30pm: Exhibit Hall Open/Food Court
Hundreds of exhibitors will be featured offering all types of condominium services. If you get hungry, don’t fret. Our conveniently located in-house food court offers a wide array of tasty snacks and light meals to keep you energized as you take in the Expo.

10:30am - 4:00pm: Educational Seminars
Industry professionals will present in-depth seminars designed to give attendees a wealth of insider information.

11:00am - 3:00pm: Free Advice Booths
Experienced professionals in fields ranging from law to finance to association maintenance will be on-hand throughout the show with advice and answers for both board members and property managers.

Apartment Management Seminars

10:30am-11:15am, Room 2
Who Goes There? Fair Tenant Screening and the Law

Presented by: The Chicagoland Cooperator
What are the most effective ways to screen your tenants fairly and legally? Experts will provide tips and delve into background/credit checks, finances, lease provisions and more. Compliance with federal fair housing laws, reasonable accommodation and labor laws will also be discussed.

2:45pm-3:30pm, Room 1
Wild Kingdom - Eco-Friendly Pest Control

Presented by: The Chicagoland Cooperator
Pest control has come a long way since the days of powders and poisons that were as dangerous to people and pets as they were to nuisance pests. Pest control pros will discuss newer, greener, safer products for the prevention and eradication of bugs and rodents in your building, as well as tips for how to get residents involved in anti-pest control efforts.



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Seminars 2021

People Problems - Smart Conflict Management for a Stronger Community
Presented by: Westward360
10:30am - 11:00am, Room 1
The occasional interpersonal conflict or difficult personality is just part of life in a multifamily community. Since the pandemic hit however, stress and polarization among neighbors and between board members has become a chronic problem. Unfortunately, ignoring conflict doesn't make it go away - it often leads to resentment and acrimony that can stall projects, derail meetings, and impede a board's ability to govern their community. These management experts will discuss ways to address tension, improve communication, and de-escalate conflicts, in both the context of board operations and between neighbors.

Presented by: Reserve Advisors/FSB&W LLC/Community Advantage
11:00am - 11:35am, Room 2

Old Pipes, New Tech - Cost-Effective Repair & Rejuvenation for Your Building's Plumbing Systems
Sponsored by:Vanderbosch - CORP
Speakers: Hugh Hodur
Jordan Hodur
11:30am-12:30pm, Room 1
Replacing - or even just repairing - aging, deteriorated pipes in your building's walls is a laborious, expensive process that can also cause significant disruption to residents when systems are offline to allow the needed work to be done. Fortunately, recent innovations in plumbing repair technology offer easier, less disruptive, and more time- and cost-efficient options for multifamily properties. Come learn about these new products and processes, see in-person demos, and find out how your building or association can benefit from what's new and improved in water and waste management.

Repair or Replace Your Roof, Managing Roof as an Asset, and Creating a Roof Resume
Sponsored by: Custom Installations
Speaker: Brad Hironimus
12:30pm-1:30pm, Room 2
Your roof is a crucial component of your building's envelope - and neglecting its care and maintenance can lead to problems ranging from damaging leaks to costly litigation. This seminar will offer a crash course in making decisions to repair or replace your roof, discuss how to manage your roof as an asset, and help develop a 'roof resume' to give you a constant, real-time understanding of your roof's current status, enabling you to plan in advance and avoid expensive emergency service calls.

Get the Wet Out - Spotting Leaks & Structural Problems Before They Turn Hazardous
Sponsored by: Real Seal
Speaker: Austin Werner, President/Owner The Real Seal
1:30pm-2:30pm, Room 1
Water may be life, but when it appears in the form of leaks or other moisture infiltration into a building, it can bring health hazards, structural damage, and staggering costs. Come find out the most common causes of leaks, foundation cracks, and other serious issues, how structural maintenance and waterproofing go hand in hand, and preventative measures your association can take to protect its property. This panel of experts will also discuss water management, proper window installation and sealing, signs and symptoms of structural trouble, and some myths vs. realities when it comes to keeping your property safe, sound, and dry.

Safe and Sound? - Reserve Study Lessons from the Surfside Collapse
Sponsored by: Association Reserves
2:30pm-3:30pm, Room 2
The tragic loss of life and property in Surfside, Florida this past June shocked the nation - and drove home the crucial importance of maintaining adequate reserve funds to keep buildings in good repair. This information-packed presentation will discuss the components of a robust reserve fund, how to make a funding plan and measure the strength of your reserves, communicating the importance of adequate reserves to boards and residents, and - perhaps most importantly - getting buy-in from your neighbor-constituents when it comes to funding and making vital repairs.


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