Conference Happenings


2018 Conference Happenings

My Intent Bracelet. What’s your Word?

The real purpose of anyone's life is to be fully involved in living at every age. You help people on their journey to live a life with intention. What virtue do you want more of in YOUR life? What is a challenge you want to overcome? What are you most passionate about? Choose a word when you register and we’ll etch it on a bracelet so you can wear it during the conference. Stop by the MyIntent Bracelet Kiosk to obtain your bracelet near the Registration area! Didn't get a chance to order a bracelet when you registered? Stop by the kiosk and make your own.


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We know our annual meeting is a big place and we want to help you find new friends and colleagues to connect with. We also know sometimes you need to just get some work done that’s not conference-related. Grab a seat to power up, do some work, catch up with an old friend, or meet a new one. Join us for happy hour every day at 3:30 p.m.

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Need help finding a room or an EXPO booth?  Want to know what time the Keynote starts?  Ask Alexa on the Amazon Echos located throughout the convention center to help you get the answers you need.


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Throughout the meeting join us for our on-the-spot wellness breaks. Have fun and get healthy as we focus on key areas of wellness—physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and social each day!

Public Policy Power Panel

Monday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
What do aging service providers need to know about what’s going on in Congress and the Administration? Join LeadingAge leadership and policy experts to discuss burning issues in the wake of new legislation, regulations, survey and certification guidance, and financing affecting provider members. Our panel will take questions from the audience and those on Facebook from the live broadcast of this exciting 60-minute dialogue.

Philadelphia Run/Walk Tour

Sunday, 9 – 10 a.m. (Run) or 10 – 11 a.m. (Walk)
See the City of Brotherly Love as you get your exercise on a guided run or walk. Professional guides will take you past Philadelphia's most popular sites and see spectacular views of the city. You have the choice to opt for the 3-mile run or the 2-mile walk. Sign up when your register (with an additional fee).

LeadingAge Career Path

The LeadingAge Career Path helps you be intentional about your career in aging services. Whether you are brand new to the field or you are a veteran figuring out your next move, we created the place where you can find your way. Get advice on your next step. Find a mentor. Utilize our private interview pods. Create your LinkedIn profile. Aging services is more than a job – we’ll help you navigate your career.

LeadingAge Student Program

LeadingAge is excited to offer a student program for students enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students must be at least 18 years old. The program is intended to introduce students to the aging services field. For more information, visit our Student Program page.

LeadingAge LIVE

Annual Meeting video daily highlights filmed LIVE on site. Step into our studio to be part of the program or watch footage on monitors within the convention center.

WE ARE LeadingAge

More than just a place to pick up your badge, stop by our new cutting edge membership area in the center of registration. Experience live music, learn about cutting edge new best practices, find solutions to your toughest challenges and discover brand new membership offerings.

Donate Socks/Hygiene Items to Project Home

Help Project HOME by donating new socks and hygiene items (trial size shampoo/conditioner/deodorant) in the registration area. Project HOME is a Philadelphia non-profit organization empowering individuals to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through affordable housing, employment, health care, and education. All items will go directly to those individuals in need, thank you for supporting this amazing local program!