A Guide to the Top Senior Living and Assisted Living Events in 2016


It’s an exciting time to be part of the senior living and assisted living sectors, and conferences and professional development opportunities play a large part in forming strong industry networks. This guide will help you plan for your company’s best year yet. We’ll update as more information becomes available.

USC/Argentum Senior Housing Executive Course

Los Angeles, January 30-February 1, 2016

The Davis School of Gerontology and the Marshall School of Business at USC have developed this course for senior housing executives. The course features interactive sessions on communication, leadership, risk management, staff retention, and financing senior living. Instructors include prominent senior living industry leaders. This is the course’s second annual offering, and it’s available to Argentum members.  

Interface Seniors Housing West

Los Angeles, March 3, 2016

Hosted by Seniors Housing Business Magazine and France Media’s InterFace Conference Group, Interface Seniors Housing West is a regional conference that happens four times annually across the United States. The conference “focuses on the state of seniors housing investment, development, financing, and operations across markets. It brings together the leading owners and operators of all facets of seniors housing, in addition to national investors, developers and lenders/financial intermediaries who are active in the regions where it occurs.”

Senior Living 100

Lost Pines, TX, March 7-9, 2016

Lincoln Healthcare Leadership, an education and group-networking company, sponsors Senior Living 100, an invitation-only conference for top executives from assisted living, independent living, memory care, and CCRCs. Provider attendance is limited to 115 senior-level executives to meet and share their vision for leading the senior living industry forward.

NIC Spring Investment Forum

Dallas, March 9-11, 2016

The NIC Spring Investment Forum offers business strategy networking and development opportunities for those integrating, coordinating, or providing post-acute and preventative health care services. Also for traditional providers of private pay housing and non-health care services, this year’s forum features keynote speakers Dan Mendelson, CEO and Founder of Avalere, and Richard Fisher, former president of the Federal Reserve Board of Dallas.

LeadingAge PEAK Leadership Summit

Washington, D.C., March 14-16, 2016

The PEAK Leadership Summit is an annual gathering of C-level executives and business leaders featuring “leadership and strategy education, an intimate setting to build a network of peers and a learning experience designed to spur new thinking and creative ideas.” Anticipated highlights this year include an array of content to challenge current assumptions and offer new insights and perspectives, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary knowledge-sharing across the profession.

Environments for Aging Expo and Conference

Austin, April 9-12, 2016

The Environments for Aging Expo and Conference “offers the latest strategies and ideas for creating functional and attractive living environments that meet the needs of our aging population.” This conference is for architects, owners, developers, facilities managers, and design professionals to find and share inspiration for creating future living environments for the aging.

Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference

Denver, May 9-12, 2016

The Argentum (formerly ALFA) Senior Living Executive Conference offers “four days of executive-level education, professional networking, and discussion about the most critical issues in the industry.” Meetings of the Argentum Executive Advisory Board and Executive Roundtables run concurrently with the conference.

Post Acute Link (PAL) Care Continuum Conference

Chicago, June 8-10, 2016

The PAL Conference brings together the four major sectors of post acute care: Skilled nursing facilities, senior living, home health, and hospice. Twenty-six sessions over 3 days offer insights into strategy and operational excellence with a focus on value-based care. Programs are designed and categorized for corporate-level leadership across disciplines. Topics include new payment models, future trends, technology, and operations.

Leading Age PA Annual Conference and Exposition

Hershey, June 15-17, 2016

Held at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA, this conference gathers Pennsylvania aging services leaders to "explore change and innovation, grow and evolve, and stay competitive" in their provision of long-term services and supports to Pennsylvania's elderly populations. The Exposition features over 190 senior care vendors from fields such as architecture, information technology, marketing, and food service.

Advanced Sales & Marketing Summit

Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, June 27-28, 2016

The Advanced Sales Summit caters specifically to sales directors and staff in the seniors housing, assisted living, and nursing industries. The conference this year turns an evidence-based lens on top-performing websites. Other currently relevant topics include authentic storytelling, culture-based results, and the inferiority of velocity and volume in seniors housing lead generation.

Argentum Public Policy Institute and Advocacy Fly-In

September, 2016 (TBD between 9/12 and 9/23)

This event invites Argentum state partner members and members of Silver and Gold member companies to participate in advocacy grassroots training and meetings with Congress. It takes place in Washington D.C., in conjunction with Argentum’s annual Senior Living Executive Fall Convention.

Argentum Senior Living Executive Fall Convention

September, 2016 (TBD between 9/12 and 9/23)

The Argentum annual Fall Convention offers “day-long symposiums [that] allow senior living professionals the opportunity to dive deeply into the industry’s critical imperatives like workforce development, [and] memory care.” It’s designed for industry professionals to “attend one day or stay for a multi-day overview of the trends and influences impacting senior living.”

Senior Care Marketing and Sales Summit (SMASH)

Chicago, September 19-21, 2016

The SMASH conference gathers together senior care sales and marketing professionals. The program includes master classes, immersive boot camps, and workshops. Topics range widely, from marketing automation, website design, and content marketing, to process improvement and product innovation for the senior living industry.

AHCA/NCAL Convention and Expo

Nashville, October 16-19, 2016

The AHCA/NCAL conference is for assisted living and long-term care professionals seeking to understand the trends, issues, and challenges facing the profession. Their call for presentations encourages attendees to share ideas that reflect success stories and professional insight, as well as ideas and programs that enhance long-term and post-acute care service delivery. They are particularly interested in proposals that reflect and will help support providers in achieving the AHCA Quality Initiative goals and the Quality Initiative for Assisted Living.

Leading Age Annual Meeting and Expo

Indianapolis, October 30-November 2, 2016

Session submissions are closed, and information is forthcoming on the 2016 Leading Age Annual Meeting. The 2015 meeting was marked by an Innovation Symposium and Leadership Academy, as well as General Sessions on technology and end-of-life planning. State Leading Age events are also held throughout the year for members across the country.   

AgeTech Expo

San Francisco, (Fall, 2016 TBD)

The AgeTech Expo, sponsored by Aging 2.0 “brings together aging services providers and tech companies for cross-sector innovation insights and collaboration opportunities. The 2-day conference and technology exposition features innovation tours and workshops, keynotes, practical education panels, technology exhibits, and the live ‘Pitch-for-Pilots (P4P)’ session.”

NIC Fall Conference

(Fall, 2016 TBD)

NIC’s Fall Conference is for leaders in the financing and investment sectors of seniors housing and care. It educates owners, operators, developers, capital providers, researchers, academics, and public policy analysts on trends and investments aspects of the industry. Key industry players, capital providers, and thought leaders host breakout sessions and networking events to encourage conversation and collaboration.

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