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Conference & trade show

ICAA Conference and Trade Show
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center,
Orlando, Florida
October 12-14, 2017

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"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."
—Henry Ford

An educational retreat designed to inspire change

This October, participate in an event that will spark ideas. Fuel growth. Build collaboration. And more than anything, ignite your future and the future of active aging.

Step away from the day-to-day at the Florida resort Gaylord Palms for this year's International Council on Active Aging Conference. Connect with your colleagues and reinvigorate yourself—mind, body and spirit—with a more holistic learning and networking experience.

From preconference workshops to special events to general and regular sessions, delve into an educational program developed with our industry's needs and goals in mind. Topics target the varied roles, settings, client functional levels, and challenges found in active aging. One seminar stream, for example, focuses on discovering the future of such key influencers as technology, marketing, community design, older female consumers, and more. Included are "Open Space" sessions that'll allow you and other attendees to drive the discussion, share your knowledge and innovate solutions.

At the ICAA Conference 2017, you'll join a conference community that learns with and from each other. You'll have more opportunities and locations for networking—from informal mixing at the resort coffee bar to the event's "brain dating" and welcoming Reception En Blanc. Plus you'll access an expo of products and services targeted to active aging, featuring exhibitors committed to your success with the older adult. Investigate solutions in technology, equipment, services, transportation, dining, leasing and financing. All in an environment focused on healthy, active aging.

Highlights • new formats for learning • more robust educational programs • greater sense of community • improved networking opportunities • targeted trade show • En Blanc reception

A platform to shape the industry

The ICAA Conference is your platform not only to focus on the future of the industry, but to engage in shaping it. Beyond what you'll gain by attending, there's what you'll be able to give.

Immerse yourself in an interactive design forum focused on products and services. By contributing real-world input in this Design Lab session, you'll help industry partners design effective products and services that address all functional levels and the future needs of your clients. Collaborate with colleagues to ensure our industry seizes opportunities and drives change. Share your knowledge and ideas to inspire others to reach new levels of understanding and improve quality of life for older adults. New milestones await.

Share in the excitement. Bring yourself. Bring your team. Enjoy an experience that reenergizes your passion and helps put emerging trends into action. Do more than glimpse the future of active aging. Help ignite it!

Six reasons to attend

The presentations are always exceptional in quality and content
The experience energizes and refreshes you with new purpose
The knowledge you gain is a win for you and your company
The networking opportunities lead to new ideas and resources
The topics are relevant and meaty
The continuing education units (CEUs) are offered by key providers.

Top 5 things attendees do with what they learn

Return to work energized and refreshed for the job 76%
Change or update an existing program or activity 72%
Apply the trends and ideas that they heard 66%
Launch a new program 52%
Propose a new initiative at their organization 46%

Source: 2016 ICAA Conference Evaluations

Will you be satisfied?

Who will benefit from this experience?

CEOs, presidents, vice presidents, owners
Wellness directors, program directors, activities directors
Executive directors, administrators, board members
Sales and marketing personnel
Developers and architects
Resident life executives, resident services personnel
Dining services directors, dining services staff
Fitness instructors, personal trainers, health educators
Social workers, chaplains
Physicians, nutritionists/dietitians, therapists
Researchers, professors
Resident advisory councils

Industries represented at the ICAA Conference

CCRCs/Life plan communities
Independent living, assisted living, memory care
Seniors centers, Area Agencies on Aging or cities/Parks and recreation
Medical fitness, rehab, therapy providers and wellness center
Health clubs/YMCAs/JCCs

Source: 2016 ICAA Conference Evaluations

Attendee comments:

"I didn't think it could get any better but it did. There was a good balance between those presenting from the academic and research areas, and those who were hands on and working in the field. As usual I came away with new ways to improve my existing classes, and ideas for a few new and interesting ones."

Oris Martin, ACTS Retirement Life Communities

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