The 2020 theme is TOGETHER.

TOGETHER, we celebrate older adults and their contributions to our communities. TOGETHER we will work for a greater impact. We work TOGETHER, serve TOGETHER, struggle TOGETHER and laugh TOGETHER. TOGETHER we are MORE.

We have two days of dynamic presentations planned and an Interactive Business Lunch on both Wednesday and Thursday. Earn up to 10 hours of NHA CEUs and 10 nursing contact hours provided by IWCC, Iowa's Board of Nursing Provider #6. (Total hours pending final approval.)

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: CASINO NIGHT! If you attended Casino Night last year, then you know what a hit it was! Each person receives $1000 play money for blackjack, roulette, craps, poker and chuck-a-luck. And be sure to hang around for the prizes at the end! New this year: bring your friends, your feather boa and your camera for the PHOTO BOOTH!


Wednesday, March 11, 2020     

  • 7:00am-8:00am  Continental Breakfast
  • 8:15-9:30am  Keynote: “Bring Your ‘A’ Game to Work & Life!” - Stephanie Staples
  • 10:00- 11:00am
    • 1A: arCuretecture - Jeff Ahl - Adapting to Meet Tomorrow's Senior Housing Needs
    • 1B: Neely Sullivan, Select Rehab - Different Approaches to Fall Management Programs
  • 11:15-12:15pm
    • 2A: Sarah Friede & Craig Abbott, Health Dimensions Group - How to Get 'Em: Strategies to Recruit Top Talent
      2B: Janine Finck-Boyle - Nursing Home Regulatory Update – 2020 and beyond!
  • 12:30-1:30pm Interactive Lunch with Business Associates
  • 1:45-2:45pm
    • 3A: Edward Finan, American National Bank; David Fulton, USDA; Adam Walter, Lancaster Pollard - Financial Panel: Sr. Housing Financing Options
      3B: UNO - Dr. Amy Hanson - Improving Communication across the Generations in LTC
  • 3:00-4:00pm
    • 4A: Sarah Friede & Craig Abbott, Health Dimensions Group - Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Winning the Battle of Workforce Retention
      4B: Connie Vogt - Abuse Regulations, definitions and terminology
  • 4:15-5:15pm
    • 5A: Schemmer, Shane Larsen, AIA, NCARB - What are the Physical Considerations When Converting a Portion of Your Skilled Nursing Units into Assisted Living Units?
      5B: Justin Watson - Planning Together: Using the Healthcare Coalition to improve emergency preparedness across disciplines.
  • 6:00-8:00pm  Social - Casino Night!

Thursday March 12, 2020

  • 7:30-8:15am  Breakfast
  • 8:30-9:30am  LeadingAge National Update: Overcoming Challenges, Seizing Opportunities - The Path Forward - Katie Smith Sloan, LeadingAge President & CEO
  • 9:30-10:30am  General Session - Jack York - Senior Living from the Road : A 22,000-Mile Journey of Joy
  • 10:45-11:45am
    • 6A: NEHII - Tamara Stepanek & Kevin Borcher - PDMP & NEHII
      6B:  Vicki Haddock - How to Be a Happiness Role Model and Avoid Burnout
      6C: Jack York & Cameo Rogers - The Future’s so Bright for Technology and Personalized Activities
  • 12:00-1:00pm  Interactive Business Lunch
  • 1:15-2:15pm
    •  7A: Carmen Schwab - Emotional Intelligence, what all strong relationships are built on!
    • 7B: Connie Vogt - Investigation requirements, policy and procedure requirements
    • 7C: Cameo Rogers - Combating the Loneliness Epidemic Through Engagement
Conference pricing:
                                         Member Rate*     Non-Member
Both days through 2/11:    $250.00               $325.00
Single day through 2/11:   $175.00               $205.00
After 2/11 and on-site:       $295.00               $375
Single day after 2/11:          $195.00               $225
Student rate per day:           $45.00
CNA/Direct Care Staff:       $50.00/day          $75.00/day
*For Members Only: $25.00 Discount for each additional registrant from the same facility registered for both days.



Other 2020 Conference Dates:

Fall Conference - Wed., October 14 - Thurs., October 15 (Lincoln, NE)

LeadingAge National Conference - Wed., November 4 - Sat., November 7
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
(dates shifted due to Presidential election on Tues., November 3)