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CAMfire Conference
St. Petersburg, Florida August 7-8
Las Vegas, Nevada September 25-26

About the CAMfire Conference

What is CAMfire?

The CAMfire Conference is a gathering of Community Association Management professionals, thought leaders and TOPS Software users in an open, engaging environment.


The mission of CAMfire is to INFORM you about CAM industry trends, INSPIRE you to be a positive force, and IGNITE in you a passion to serve.

Industry-wide Event

The traditional TOPS User Conference has been expanded to include professionals throughout the entire CAM industry. CAMfire is where CAM professionals can gather to learn, network and build fruitful relationships.

CAMfire Speakers

We will be offering two full days of CAM-centric classes by industry thought leaders, together with interactive panel discussions, multiple keynotes, and TOPS training sessions.
Julie Adamen
Julie is a consultant and employment service provider to Common Interest Development executives, managers and affiliates. She is a nationally known author, publisher, speaker and educator in community management, and has been in the Common Interest Development industry since 1987. She has published numerous educational videos on her website. Read more about Julie...
Julie Adamen

President of Adamen, Inc.

Paul Grucza
Paul Grucza, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, is an active member of the National Faculty for CAI, training and educating new managers, board members and homeowners in association management techniques and skills at classes held throughout the USA. Among his numerous accomplishments and industry involvements, he is an active past-President of CAI. Read more about Paul...
Paul Grucza

Former CAI President, CAM Industry Lecturer

Donna DiMaggio-Berger
Donna has counseled condominium, cooperative, timeshare, mobile home and homeowner associations throughout Florida since 1992. She frequently appears in the media discussing community association law, and is the author of “Condo and HOA Law”, a blog on timely topics and issues of interest for common interest ownership communities. Read more about Donna...
Donna DiMaggio Berger, Esq.

Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff

Mike Hardy
Mike has specialized in technology and web-based software for over 15 years. He guides TOPS to develop industry leading Property Management software and is passionate about the CAM industry. His vision to make the CAMfire Conference an industry-wide event is a testament to his passion.
Mike Hardy

President and CEO, TOPS Software

Craig Huntington
Craig is a well-respected and distinguished industry speaker. He has been presenting managerial, leadership and motivational presentations for the past 20 years, and has spoken at CAI conferences, management companies, executive retreats and strategic meetings in more than 15 states.
Craig Huntington

President, Alliance Association Bank

Jeff Hardy
Jeff is a pioneer in CAM software development. He founded TOPS almost 30 years ago after working as an accountant of two Fortune 500 companies, and later, owner of a Property Management company with 15,000 homes. Today, he continues to be involved with TOPS as Chairman.
Jeff Hardy

Founder of TOPS Software

Mickey McGuire
Mickey has been a part of the Property Management industry for almost 25 years. He is a specialist in billing documents and other association communications, and often shares this complex and important aspect of Property Management with groups and CAI chapter events across the US.
Mickey McGuire

National Sales Manager, SouthData

Diana Kral
Diana has a background in IT and years of experience working for a property management company. She draws on that background, along with her deep knowledge of TOPS, to offer a complete training experience for TOPS clients.
Diana Kral

TOPS Professional Services Consultant

James is former association management company owner, city planner, and Association auditor. He has taught behavioral economics and international business at the University level. James will help you incorporate behavioral economics into your association marketing plans.
James A. Bradley, MBA

Association Banking Consultant, BB&T

Nicole Beal
Nicole is a Florida LCAM with over 15 years experience in the community management industry. As Director of Professional Services at TOPS, she assists new users as they transition to TOPS from other products, and assists existing users as their needs change with the industry.
Nicole Beal

Director of TOPS Professional Services

Mark Cantey
Mark is a CPA with over 20 years of experience in public accounting. He currently represents over 700 associations and has published numerous articles and presents various seminars in the area of association taxation and accounting.
Mark Cantey, CPA

Owner, Cantey Associates Accounting Firm

Phil Hoffman
Phil is the founder and President of Page Per Page, a leading-edge provider of mailing solutions targeted specifically to the HOA industry. Phil is the developer of "Quality Processes", a behavior he developed during his 15 year tenure at Xerox Corporation. 
Phil Hoffman

President, Page Per Page

Deb White
Deborah's background is in Computer Support and Networking. In her 13 years at TOPS she has grown with the company, and has extensive knowledge of TOPS Software products and the CAM industry. She specializes in TOPS Software implementation and training of new and existing clients.
Deborah White

TOPS Professional Services Consultant

Mickel Graham
Mickel has over 29 years work experience in real estate, with 24 years in CAM management. He has worked as a CAM Manager, and later a COO for one the largest community association management firms in Georgia. He has committed to continued education for the Community Association industry.
Mickel Graham, PCAM

VP, Union Bank

Kim Repass
Kim is an accounting specialist with extensive knowledge in property management. She is a former licensed CAM Manager and bookkeeper. Kim has helped TOPS customers for over 10 years as technical support lead, Quality Assurance Manager and as a TOPS Trainer.
Kim Hendrix

TOPS Professional Services Consultant

More Speakers coming soon!

Event Schedule

CAMfire 2014 will consist of 30 different classes featuring CAM industry topics such as communications, customer service, technology, and board management, as well as classes specific to TOPS Software programs. In addition to the classes, the conference will feature multiple keynote speakers and interactive panel discussions.

Day 1
  • 8:00-9:00am — Check-in and Breakfast

  • 9:00-9:30am — Welcome and agenda setting

  • 9:30-10:30am — Breakout Sessions

  • 10:30-11:30 — 1st Featured Speaker

  • 11:30-12:30 — Breakout Sessions

  • 12:30-2:00 — Lunch/business partner meet and greet

  • 2:00-3:00 — Breakout Sessions

  • 3:00-4:00 — 2nd Featured Speaker

  • 4:00-5:00 — Breakout Sessions

  • 5:00-6:00 — Happy Hour

  • 6:00-?? — Hosted Partner Dinners

Day 2
  • 8:00-9:00am — Breakfast

  • 9:00-10:00 — Breakout Sessions

  • 10:00-11:00 — 3rd Featured Speaker

  • 11:00-12:00 — Breakout Sessions

  • 12:00-1:30 — Lunch/State of TOPS Software

  • 1:30-2:30 — Breakout Sessions

  • 2:30-3:30 — 4th Featured Speaker

  • 3:30-4:30 — Breakout Sessions

  • 4:30-5:00 — Conference Wrap-up

Frequently Asked Questions

You do NOT need to be a TOPS User to attend. The CAMfire Conference will feature many industry specific classes for anyone within the Community Association Management space to enjoy.

The CAMfire Conference is a completely re-conceptualized version of the traditional TOPS User Conference. We are packing it full of industry specific classes as well as brand new TOPS classes.

Admission to the CAMfire Conference is $299 per person. This will include two full days of classes, keynote speakers, and panel discussions. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided for each day.

Early registration will be opening soon. A 25% early bird discount will be offered for a limited time.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the CAMfire Conference, please contact us for more information! We would love to have you on board!

Please register online to reserve your spot at the conference! Space is limited!

We would love to hear your story! You have so much experience in the industry and we would love for you to share your knowledge with your peers! Please contact us to get involved!

We will be offering a ton of TOPS related classes as well as industry specific courses. Topics will include: Communications, Board Meetings, Customer Service, Technology, Fraud Auditing, Legal Issues, Increasing Revenues and so much more!

The CAMfire Conference takes the place of the TOPS User Conference. But don’t worry! You will still find plenty of TOPS specific classes for our users! Two of the four session tracks are focused on TOPS, covering introductory and advanced topics.

We have secured special rates for both hotels where each conference will be held. You will find hotel details and the group rates on this website soon.

2014 CAMfire Venues

CAMfire St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

CAMfire Las Vegas

Las Vegas

CAMfire Partners

Service Providers, Banks, and other companies serving the CAM industry who are exhibiting at CAMfire