Good information and clear communication are crucial for anyone involved with the administration of a cooperative, condominium or homeowners association—crucial not just to thriving, but surviving in today's challenging economic times. Finding that information and developing communication strategies isn't always easy, however.
Attending The Cooperator’s Annual Co-op & Condo Expo, now in its 24th year, on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at the Hilton New York in Midtown Manhattan, is one surefire way to gather all the information you need, all in one day, all in one place. A full slate of information-packed seminars will be among the highlights of the Expo, a free event that will also feature over 270 exhibitors from throughout the tri-state area, and free advice booths. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Seminars Running All Day
A slate of free seminars will run from 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., open to all attendees. The seminars are:
• Energy Efficiency and Sustainability: Hype vs. Perception & Reality.Sponsored by The Daylight Savings Company. Constant marketing and news articles on "green" products and practices can create confusion and anxiety among boards, managers, and residents. This seminar will address the importance of energy efficiency in the mix of sustainable building solutions; how energy audits are used to develop cost-effective capital improvement projects; how to manage board/resident expectations; how to develop an appropriate energy reduction plan and several financing methods.
• A Network Ahead--Broadband & the Future of Wired/Wireless Communication. Sponsored by Verizon. What will the future of wired and wireless communication look like for the city's co-op and condo communities? How can your building optimize its telecommunication capabilities while keeping costs down? How can you take advantage of new services and applications to make your building more appealing to today's current and prospective residents? This informative seminar will discuss new technologies for networking, system integration, and keeping residents connected.