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"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

Ignite the future of active aging

This October, get ready for an educational retreat designed to inspire change. Created by the International Council on Active Aging®, this unique learning and networking experience will spark ideas. Fuel growth. Build collaboration. And more than anything, ignite the future.

This year’s ICAA Conference will feature a more holistic learning experience. Step away from the day-to-day at a Florida resort, where you will learn with colleagues, have more opportunities to network, and access a trade show targeted to the active-aging industry. All in an environment focused on healthy, active aging.

The ICAA Conference and Trade Show

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center,
Orlando Florida
October 12-14, 2017

Be part of a conference community dedicated to changing the way we age. Bring yourself, or bring your whole team to help drive the change that is occurring in our industry. Together, by sharing knowledge and ideas in this unique setting, we can not only improve the quality of life for older adults, but inspire one another to reach new levels of knowledge and understanding to achieve new milestones.

We invite you to share in the excitement. Time to reenergize your passion and put emerging trends into action. Do more than glimpse the future of active aging. Help ignite it.


Connect with your colleagues and reinvigorate yourself--mind, body and spirit--with ICAA’s unique retreat experience.

NEW formats for learning
MORE ROBUST educational programs
ENHANCED sense of community
IMPROVED networking opportunities
NEW products & services expo
ENRICHED holistic setting
ABUNDANT dining options
LUXURIOUS on-site spa and fitness center
EXTENDED conference hotel rates
MORE FRIENDLY environment for family vacations and staff retreats


Inspire your staff with an organizational retreat to turn ideas into actions.

IGNITE your company with a staff retreat held in conjunction with the ICAA Conference.
GATHER your energized team to share what they learned through ICAA’s educational program.
ENGAGE your team in brainstorming strategies to implement new ideas.
BUILD relationships and understanding of wellness among team members companywide.
TAKE ADVANTAGE of extended conference hotel rates to reward staff with a longer resort stay.

TOP 5 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

TOP 5 things people achieve by attending

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


People who attend ICAA Conference are highly satisfied

Who will benefit from this experience?

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

Industries represented at the ICAA Conference

CCRCs/Life plan communities 48%
Independent living, assisted living, memory care 24%
Seniors centers, Area Agencies on Aging or Parks and recreation 8%
Medical fitness, rehab, therapy providers and wellness center 5%
Health clubs 3%
Other 12%

Source: 2016 ICAA Conference Evaluations

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