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ICAA Conference 2013: Transforming ideas into action
November 21 – 23, 2013
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California
"I know I can count on the ICAA Conference to bring passionate and charismatic speakers who are trailblazers and who are interested in sharing what they have learned with others in an authentic and accessible way. I always come away with great ideas and renewed energy."
Lisa Kiely, Director of Integrated Wellness and Community Culture/Park Springs Community Life Services Corporate Resource Consultant, Life Care Services
Population aging is transforming societies around the world in fundamental ways, and this wave of change will only accelerate in months and years to come. A more inclusive society is key to successfully managing this global phenomenon. Active aging, increasingly, is seen as vital to this framework. To fulfill this role, organizations and professionals dedicated to active aging need new implementable models to address the challenges and opportunities of population aging. That’s why the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA) has introduced the Nine Principles of Active Aging.
ICAA’s Nine Principles model guides implementation of active-aging strategies. Areas of focus include: Populations, People, Perceptions, Potential, Products, Promotions, Places, Policies, and Programs. Integrated with the seven dimensions of wellness, it can help active-aging advocates build a solid foundation for their efforts—and transform the industry.
Using the Nine Principles drives the transformation process in individual organizations as well. Consider, for example, how your products and services, marketing approaches, and environments might change to enhance your organization’s culture, programming, and engagement with older adults. Envision the changes that would optimize success.
All change starts with a vision. An idea. Yet, it’s only when you transform ideas into action that possibilities come alive. ICAA offers a multilevel education and networking event to help you do just that.
Every year, professionals who support older-adult quality of life gather at the ICAA Conference to learn, grow and connect with their colleagues in an inspiring, supportive atmosphere. Attendees reflect the diverse roles, professions and settings found in active aging. Individuals come for the professional development—a full schedule of seminars presented by top experts and leaders in the industry. And they come for the informal learning—the opportunities to meet with their peers to share knowledge and solutions.
When you and your team attend the ICAA Conference 2013, you will expand your knowledge of key topics such as wellness programming for older adults and staff, management and marketing, increasing participation, and programming without walls. You will also expand your frame of reference with best practices and case studies.
ICAA’s 2013 conference differs from past years’ events with its focus on providing you with the practical tools and methods to transform ideas into action. Examples include practical information to use immediately in your work; and forward-thinking perspectives for use in planning and development.
It’s never been more important to be able to apply information and research in your organization. The active-aging industry is in transition. Population aging provides opportunities and challenges—plus a vital new role—for organizations, professionals and the industry as a whole. To thrive in the years to come, the industry dedicated to “Changing the way we age®” also needs to change. Join us for the ICAA Conference 2013—and start the transformation
Stimulating keynotes. This year’s event features a trio of keynotes that are sure to inspire you. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Dr. Henry S. Lodge, coauthor of Younger Next Year; Dr. Ken Dychtwald, Age Wave visionary; and Earvin “Magic” Johnson, five-time National Basketball Association champion and entrepreneur.
Full-day workshops by expert presenters. Additional programming options offer you education and practical information to take back to your organization. Check out full-day workshops on balance, aquatics, cognitive health, and pole walking, presented by some of ICAA’s most popular presenters. For details, see “Additional programming” on pages 10–11.
Products and services expo. ICAA partners with leading conference provider Athletic Business (AB) to provide you with access to the AB Conference & Expo. This premier event for the health and fitness industry showcases the changing landscape of health, wellness and recreation offerings. Visit the ICAA Pavilion, located in the exhibit hall, to stay current with the newest innovations in technology, equipment and services for age 50-plus adults. This “one-stop” venue is the place where you can research products or services, locate new items of interest, and do your yearly purchasing. Be sure to stop by the ICAA booth!
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