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2018 Annual Conference & Vendor Showcase

8/6/2018 to 8/8/2018
When: August 6-8, 2018
Where: Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, Tennessee  37067
United States
Contact: Gwyn Earl
(865) 748-4932

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Be engaged. Make a difference. Become who you are meant to be.

The real purpose of anyone's life is to be fully involved in living, to embrace the adventure and live well at every age. our field is no longer about bricks and mortar or programs and services. It's about helping older adults on the journey of living a life with intention. A Life on Purpose. LeadingAge Tennessee members are re-writing the rules of aging. They are leveraging new technologies, forming new partnerships and taking a fresh look at everything they do. Join us August 6-8, 2018 at The Cool Springs Marriott in Franklin as we tap into the vast opportunities and great challenges on the path to helping older adults continue to live a life on purpose.


Registration Rates

Includes all educational sessions and admission to all meals and events.

Full Conference
Early Bird - by June 28
Regular - after June 28
First Attendee
$500 $525
Second Attendee
$450 $475
Third + Additional Attendees   
$375 $400


Deep Dive Experience & Daily Registration Fees
Deep Dive Experience: August 6 (includes lunch)
 $200 $250
Tuesday Only (includes breakfast and lunch)
 $275  $325


Conference Highlights

Deep Dive Experience: Monday, August 6

Join us on Monday, August 6 as we take a deep dive into all the experiences that effect your community, your residents, your staff, your clients and yourself on a daily basis. We've planned this day to intertwine as one, but also to focus on different disciplines of senior services. This will be an informative and fun day for all aspects and levels of the senior care industry.

Opening Session: Tuesday, August 7

Dr. Donna Van Natten, The Body Language Dr. TM will provide us with new insights and specific tools to improve our communication effectiveness.

Closing Session: Tuesday, August 7

Renowned speaker, author and LeadingAge advocate, Duane Cummings, will join us again this year and will help us wrap up Tuesday with a true focus of Life on Purpose.

New! Town Hall Conversation: Wednesday, August 8

The LeadingAge Tennessee Town Hall Conversation is your opportunity to provide input to LeadingAge about ways public policy is affecting you, the older adults you serve, and how policy could be changed for the better.


See the full schedule of events in the 2018 Conference Brochure.


A block of rooms is held for conference attendees at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Hotel. Please call the Marriott directly at (800) 228-9290 and be sure to request the LeadingAge Tennesssee conference room rate of $169. The deadline for group rate hotel reservations is July 20, 2018. Note: Hotel reservations received after the deadline will be accepted based on availability at the standard room rates.


Franklin Marriott Cool Springs is located at 700 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin, TN 37067.

Conference Attire

Attire for the conference is business casual and dressing in layers is recommended for varying temperatures in meeting rooms. Please inform moderators if adjustments need to be made to the sound, lighting, or temperature for your comfort.


Continuing Education Credit

LeadingAge Tennessee has applied for a total of 14.0 hours of continuing education clock hours by NAB/NCERS for the Deep Dive Experience and all sessions. Each educational session will be applied for separately. Participants must stay for the entire session to receive credit.

Special Requests

Participants needing special assistance, including dietary restrictions, should contact Gwyn Earl at


Cancellation Policy

Written requests for cancellation must be received at the LeadingAge Tennessee office no later than August 1, 2018. All cancellations received prior to August 1, 2018 will be refunded less a $50.00 administrative fee. All cancellations received after August 1, 2018 will be non-refundable.

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