Conference Happenings

Conference Happenings

End Ageism 5K Run/Walk

What could be more inspiring than beginning your Annual Meeting experience with an invigorating run/walk in a beautiful park in San Diego on Sunday, October 27, at 7 a.m....join fellow colleagues in this healthy start to a week of experiences! Sign up when you register, learn more about the run/walk here.
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FC Ziegler vs. PS United Soccer Game

Play or be a spectator at this inaugural event where serious soccer players battle it out for the win!  Buses depart from the Convention Center on Sunday, October 27, at 8:15 a.m. and return by 12:00 pm. Location to be announced. Sign up when you register, learn more about the game here.

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Start Up Garage Speed Round

Start Ups are driving innovation in nearly every category.  Plan to attend this special event on Sunday, October 27, 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., for the opportunity to learn about 20 new and exciting cutting-edge solutions changing our field. Hear directly from emerging companies breaking into the marketplace. See the schedule here. Sign up when you register! This event is complimentary and not eligible for CE credit.


LeadingAge wants to help you along your CareerPath.  Whether you are starting out in the field, mid level or transitioning to retirement, wherever you are along the journey, stop by and attend one of our career advice sessions, update your Linked In profile or spend a few minutes with an experienced career coach.  See CareerPath Talk schedule here.

Virtual Reality

Experience various aspects of the LeadingAge Annual Meeting in a transformational new way.  Pick up a VR viewer at Registration - then in the opening Keynote and whenever you see the LeadingAge 360 symbol, put your VR readers on and step into the action! Remember to bring your earbuds with you to the meeting. 

Happy Hours

Join fellow attendees Sunday through Tuesday from 3:30 - 5:00 pm at our daily networking opportunity anyone looking to connect informally over a drink or cup of coffee.

Alexa, Ask LeadingAge...

Need help finding a session room or an EXPO booth? Want to know what time the Keynote starts? Ask Alexa! Look for the kiosks located throughout the convention center to help you get the answers you need.
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Catalyst Campfires

While at the conference, visit our Catalyst Campfires, where you can meet and talk with some of the 2019 LeadingAge Catalysts—your peers who have been recognized for their innovation and quality by our new Catalysts program. Several Catalysts will be available for informal chats to discuss their programs outside the Keynotes, on Sunday and Tuesday. Check your LeadingAge conference app for details onsite! 
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Public Ageism Experience

Join the residents of the city of San Diego on Saturday, October 26th in Gaslamp Square across the street from the convention center for our Ageism Awareness Concert from 12 - 3 p.m.  Miss the concert? That’s ok, stop by the exhibit open Saturday-Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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With an event as large as LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO, it's helpful to identify a place to meet. This year, we’ve added comfortable meeting spaces located throughout the convention center and in the EXPO hall which are available for informal meet-ups with peers or business partners. Each is numbered and no pre-scheduling is required. Just pick one on the map and plan to meet there at your designated time.

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No plans for the evening? Sign up for one of our DineUps and have dinner with fellow attendees and exhibitors on Monday and Tuesday nights! This opportunity provides the potential for making new connections while checking out some of San Diego’s best spots! Once onsite, you can stop by the Restaurant Reservation/Concierge desk near LeadingAge Registration to sign up and get information.

Turning Point Movie Screening

Where will the future of Alzheimer's research take us? On Monday, October 28, join in on an exclusive screening and panel discussion of the new documentary, Turning Point. Acclaimed filmmaker and director James Keach (Walk the LineGlen Campbell…I’ll Be Me) follows a team of researchers on the front lines of Alzheimer’s research. Find out more and RSVP.

Service Project Site Tour - Serving Seniors 

Sign up to take an offsite tour of Serving Seniors, a local LeadingAge member providing a broad array of health-promoting services to help seniors in poverty thrive despite their low incomes. Based on the principles of whole-person care, this innovative model looks at a client’s needs across multiple domains—nutrition, housing, health, and social—and delivers a system of care tailored to meet the individualized needs of each client. Programs and services include: Nutritious Meals, Permanent & Transitional Housing, Health & Social Services, Lifelong Learning and Advocacy.  Sign up when you register!This event is complimentary and not eligible for CE credit.
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What If We Gave Back?  

Do the right thing for the people who need it most. Have a few minutes? Stop by between sessions and join the assembly line in the San Diego Convention Center lobby to put together these hygiene kits! Once assembled, the kits will be donated to a local LeadingAge member Serving Seniors, who will distribute them to San Diego’s low-income seniors. Thanks for your support.
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What If We Celebrated Caregivers?

Let’s celebrate the winners of each of the state’s 2019 Front Line Caregiver Honorees. Help us bring these amazing professionals to a national spotlight.

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Gold Partner Stage

Between sessions, sneak in an extra 15 minutes of knowledge and thought leadership at our "quick-learn" sessions sponsored by our Gold Partners.  

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