High Rise and Large Scale Summit
Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach, Autograph Collection
Pismo Beach, CA
September 21-22, 2023

Join fellow managers from across California who specialize in high rise and large scale communities for this two-day summit. Take a deep dive into your area of expertise, focusing on challenges specific to your discipline, finding creative solutions alongside professional and experienced managers.

CCAM, CAFM and MCAM members earn 6 CEUs.


Thursday, September 21, 2023

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM:          Breakfast & Registration

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM:        Welcome, Melissa Hurtado, VP and Director of Membership & Events 

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM:        Part I: The Manager’s Story: Lessons from Surfside; Interview with Scott Stewart

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM:
         Networking Break               

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM:
            Part II: Q&A; Discussion on Lessons Learned 

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM:

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM:
           Part III: Case Studies Workshop and Small Group Collaboration 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM:
           Review of Case Studies and Sharing Solutions

4:30 PM:                           
Networking Reception

Friday, September 22, 2023

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM:          Breakfast & Networking

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM:
         Recap – Melissa Hurtado, VP and Director of Membership & Events 

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM:   
      Artificial Intelligence & Technology: Use and Impact in Large Scale and High Rise Communities 


The Manager’s Story: Lessons from Surfside 

In his first live in-person interview since the tragic collapse of Champlain Towers South, former community manager Scott Stewart will provide a firsthand account of the events leading up to the catastrophic event, the moment it occurred, and the ensuing aftermath. Drawing from his personal experience, Scott will offer a unique perspective and share valuable lessons learned, as well as steps that can be taken to prevent similar tragedies. This exclusive discussion is a must-attend for all community managers who want to learn about the impact of catastrophic loss and the necessary measures to avert such tragedies in the future. Scott’s story is one you don’t want to miss. 

About the Speaker
Scott Stewart served as the community manager of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, from 2019 to 2022. In 2021 when the building suffered a partial collapse, he played a pivotal role in assisting various agencies in search and rescue efforts as well as the subsequent investigations and recovery activities. Scott is a professional community manager with more than 15 years of expertise in residential, commercial, and hospitality building management and operations. His skillset includes building renovation, project management, budget development, staff mentorship, facility maintenance, and special project coordination. He is particularly skilled in vendor contract management, negotiations, board and resident relations, and multi-use association management. He has gained extensive experience in association management roles, with a focus on high-rise and mixed-use property management.

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Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach, Autograph Collection
147 Stimson Avenue
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-1011

Located along Pismo Beach’s famous stretch of surf, sand and sun, Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach, Autograph Collection, celebrates the best of California’s beach culture with stylish hotel rooms and a casual coastal aesthetic. The hotel’s beachfront location offers direct boardwalk access and is within walking distance of downtown Pismo Beach.


Time Period:
Event Dates: September 21-22, 2023
CACM Group Room Rates: $229* plus applicable taxes. $25 Resort Fee, discounted from $35 per night.
The room block is subject to early sell out.
*Room rates expire 08/21/2023

Hotel Amenities

  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar / lounge
  • Beach
  • Bowling offsite
  • Pets Allowed (Dog/Pet Friendly)
  • Valet Parking
  • 24-hour Business Center

Reservation Phone: 1-888-236-2427 

Reduced Resort Valet Parking:
Daily $20 reduced from $45 per vehicle

Summit Pricing

                                            Early**    Regular*
Manager Member      $399          $499
Non-Member***            $599          $699

*Regular is 30 days prior to event.
**Early is more than 30 days prior to event.

***Online registration is available only to CACM members. Non-Members please call CACM office to register at 949-916-2226 or email registration@cacm.org.

Have questions about the event? Contact events@cacm.org.

Our Sponsors

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