Meet people face-to-face who you’ve been emailing with or talking to on the phone. In person conversations are always the best way to communicate, and the Aging in America Conference brings together thousands of people who are dedicated to the same thing as you: Improving the quality of life for older adults.
Meet and hear from leaders in the field of aging: One way to become a leader is to meet people who already are leaders. The Aging in America Conference will give you the opportunity to hear from Assistant Secretary for Aging, Kathy Greenlee; Ken Dychtwald, President and CEO of AgeWave; John Beard of the World Health Organization, Robert Blancato of the Elder Justice Coalition and many more. Come to speak with and ask questions of those who are leading the way at the national, state and local levels.
Check out the ASA Leadership Center and consider signing up
for a leadership development program during the conference
Learn what others are doing that is working. People from across the country will be presenting their programs, research, and experiences, giving you a chance to learn from and build upon their success when you take their ideas, strategies, and information back home with you.
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Share what you know. Tell others what has worked for you, and what hasn't. Take advantage of the opportunity to discuss your challenges and successes with 3,000 other people who may have faced similar issues and learn from them while getting to know your peers and gaining visibility in the field of aging.
Have fun! AiA isn’t all business. Check out the exhibit hall (and win some prizes!), get out of the conference hotel and see Chicago-area model programs in action, take an architectural tour of the city, go out to eat with your colleagues and new friends!
Take advantage of all of the networking opportunities AiA has to offer.
CEUs. The practical reason to attend the Aging in America Conference is that if affords you the opportunity to earn up to 24.5 hours of continuing education credit. Because why not spend an inspirational few days being around thousands of like-minded people and get credit for it?
Learn about new opportunities: Jobs, funding, partnership and collaborative opportunities. Because the Aging in America Conference attracts the largest group of multidisciplinary professionals in the field of aging, attending may bring you face-to-face with people who may have never considered working with before, but who have a lot to offer you and/or your organization.
Win a Chance to Attend for FREE! Register by Monday, December 17 (That's today!) for the lowest rates and chance to win a free registration — You'll be automatically entered and we'll refund your registration fees if you're name is picked!
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