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2017 Annual Conference & Vendor Showcase
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8/7/2017 to 8/9/2017
When: August 7-9
Where: Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, Tennessee  37067
United States
Contact: Gwyn Earl
(615) 970-7269

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This year’s theme is “Power of Purpose.” A clear sense of purpose enables us to focus on what matters most, taking risks — regardless of the challenges talents and passion of the people we serve. The 2017 Conference will bring LeadingAge Tennessee aging services professionals together to tap into the power of purpose through educational sessions and networking opportunities.


So, join LeadingAge Tennessee in Franklin for myriad educational sessions within three different tracks (Leadership, Finance/Marketing, and Clinical) & networking opportunities! You'll not only be recharged & inspired throughout your time at the conference, you'll leave with new insights & fresh tools to take back to your community & share with your staff & residents!


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First Attendee
 $525  $625
Second Attendee
 $475  $625
Third + Additional Attendees   
 $400  $625


Pre-Conference Workshop
 $200  $350
Tuesday Only/Wednesday Only
 $275  $325

Handy Registration Tips & Info:

  • Registering your team? Great! You will have the opportunity to register additional attendees following the first registration, and discounts will apply to additional member registrations accordingly.
    Note: Third person plus discount applies after first and second person fees are applied.
  • Attendees = per community, not entire organizations. Individual communities within multi-site organizations are considered separate communities for purpose of applying discounts for multiple participants.
  • Registering your team from corporate? Great! Please note that the corporate headquarters of a multi-site organization is considered to be a community in this context and may apply the discount for multiple participants who are employed at the corporate headquarters.
  • Full conference registration includes all events, activities and meals.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to no later than August 1, 2017. Cancellation penalties:
  • Received prior to August 1 = full refund, less a $50 administrative fee
  • Received after August 1 = registrant forfeits the registration fee in its entirety

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LeadingAge Tennessee has applied for a total of 15.0 hours of continuing education clock hours by NAB/NCERS for the pre-conference workshop and all sessions. Each educational session will be applied for separately. Participants must stay for the entire session to receive credit.


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Pre-Conference Workshop • If an Emergency Happens...Are You Prepared?
5 Continuing Education Credits • Additional fee • Presenters: representatives from the Tennessee Department of Health, Healthcare Coalition; Nick Gatlin, Gatlin Consulting, LLC; and Ron Meritt and John Hernandez with Critical Point Communications


Join us a bit early for a highly informative and interactive day focused on:

  • Emergency Preparedness: We will begin the day with an overview of the State of Tennessee Emergency Preparedness Program, State Emergency Management Agency structure and local key contacts. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of elements to include in facility community emergency preparedness plans.
  • Technology: Learn how to get back to the basics of the Incident Command System and how to make it work. Gain a better understanding of its application for not only response, but also the organization and planning of the system.
  • Crisis Communication: We will end the day with a discussion of what you should do when the media contacts your community. Hear about the importance of controlling the flow of the information regarding the crisis and options for dealing with staff, residents, families and the media. Learn about the top 10 crisis situations across the US for all long-term care communities.

Opening General Session • The Path To Becoming A Leader Worth Following

Speaker: Duane Cummings, CEO Leadercast/CEO & Founder The Sensational Group LLC.


Take a second and think about this---at any one time there are thousands of books in print on leadership... you can even get a college degree in the subject. And yet organizations, groups, and even families around the planet are begging for better leaders. You'd think with all of the knowledge and wisdom we've accumulated over the last few thousand years, our world would be filled with Leaders Worth Following...unfortunately that's not the case. But we can change that. With a slight shift in thinking and some new habits, you'll no longer need a title or position for others to voluntarily follow you.


Vendor Showcase


An intimate event of professionals, the Vendor Showcase gives you the chance to discover solutions to your community's challenges. This is your opportunity to learn about products and services that can help your organization grow. So, join us for lunch in the Showcase & make your way around the exhibit booths for a chance to chat with our sponsors & exhibitors.


Closing General Session • Your Employees Have Quit—They Just Haven’t Left!

Speaker: Rich Schlentz, EXTRAordinary!, Inc.


This fun, energetic and interactive session focuses on fundamental principles that successful organizations apply in order to create and foster employee engagement.

Employee engagement is creating a culture where employees are intellectually and emotionally tied to the company vision. Engaged team members are loyal, committed, creative, and innovative. They are more productive than their disengaged counterparts and deliver high-level customer service while positively impacting the bottom-line. Together we will develop action steps-both on an organizational and individual leader level-for how to create a more engaging work culture


Awards Luncheon • Celebrating Those Who Serve


You won't want to miss the last event of the Conference - make plans to stay through 1:00 pm on Wednesday to celebrate those who affirm excellence, leadership, innovation and service. The LeadingAge Tennessee Awards shed light on accomplishments & celebrate models of excellence that can serve as inspiration for even greater accomplishments.

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All conference events will take place at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Hotel:


Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Boulevard
Franklin, TN 37067


Staying There - Book a Discounted Room by July 17:

A block of rooms is held for conference attendees at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Hotel. To reserve:

  • Call the Marriott directly at (800) 228-9290
  • Be sure to request the LeadingAge Tennessee Conference Room Rate of $159
  • Room block deadline is July 17
    Note: Hotel reservations received after the deadline will be accepted based on availability at the standard room rates.

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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.

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