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The LeadingAge Colorado Annual Conference is your opportunity to reunite with colleagues, to foster new relationships, to share, and to take advantage of networking events.

Connect with other Colorado senior living and care providers and renew your dedication and commitment to the people you serve. Join us and reimagine the possibilities, so that you are equipped to effectively meet the expectations of your current and future clients.

Join us for:

  • Uplifting, inspiring talks in our power-packed general session lineup.
  • Education you can use now with carefully curated content.
  • Networking opportunities at fun social events.
  • New ways to find your next partner in our Exhibit Hall.
  • A renewing experience that you can share with more of your staff with affordable registration rates.
Conference Attendee Registration
Conference Registration Brochure
Exhibit, Sponsorship and Advertising Registration
Exhibit and Sponsorship Prospectus
Exhibit Hall Map
Exhibit Hall Foyer Map

Conference Keynote Speaker Announced!
Chris Heeter, The Wild Institute *Sponsored by KEPHART

Wednesday, May 18

9:00 - 10 a.m.
Come Back Wild

What if everyone in your organization pulled to their potential? Can you imagine where you could go? Picture a musher driving a dogsled. She stands behind her team. They pull the sled while she guides them: harnessing their energy, putting dogs on the line where they have the best chance of success, giving them what they need as they grow and mature. Meanwhile, trail conditions change frequently and dogs on the team don’t always get along. Sound strangely familiar? Chris sees the way dog teams work as a perfect analogy to the way human teams work—or rather, the way they could work if leaders knew how to harness the energy of their employees, if employees used their unique gifts, and leaders understood how to encourage, align, and guide these employees—and then let them run. Chris hooks audiences with hilarious stories of the dogs and their personalities, drawn from decades as a dog musher and wilderness guide. Then she turns these stories into usable tools for teams and team leaders to help organizations let go of “how we’ve always done it” and make way for something new. Something Wild.

Selected as a Top Ten Speaker of 2014 by MeetingsNet, Chris Heeter is out to create a Wild revolution in the workplace. A wilderness guide since 1984 and professional speaker since 2001, she was featured on the Discovery Channel's National Geographic Today. Combining business expertise with hilarious stories from her sled dog team and from guiding whitewater trips, Chris challenges and inspires organizations and individuals toward Wild leadership, compassionate presence, and daring authenticity.

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Health and Safety

The 2022 LeadingAge Colorado Annual Conference and Exhibition presents us with the opportunity to come together in person to share, network and learn. The safety of conference attendees is LeadingAge Colorado’s top priority.

We are proud to be partnering with Accushield as our 2022 LeadingAge Colorado Conference Health Screening Partner.

Our health protocols are in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Infection (CDC) guidelines and in alignment with local and state health mandates and policies.

LeadingAge Colorado is committed to creating a safe and healthy event by requiring all attendees to verify vaccination from COVID-19 or provide a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of attendance.

While LeadingAge Colorado encourages all attendees eligible to get a booster before attending the conference, we are defining full vaccination as 2 weeks after completion of a two-dose mRNA series or one dose of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine. Each registrant will be asked to upload proof of vaccination or negative test on the vaccine/testing verification portal. You must have proof of full vaccination, or a negative test uploaded into the vaccine/testing portal to be permitted entry into the event.

We encourage attendees to wear a mask indoors unless you are actively eating or drinking. In education sessions, speakers are also encouraged to wear a face covering except when presenting and directly addressing the audience.

We will maximize options for physical distancing as much as possible throughout the event. A touchless badge pickup table will be available to reduce crowding at registration.

Enhanced cleaning is a high priority throughout the event.

  • Sanitizing of conference center will happen during breaks.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout conference center and the hotel.