2023 Agenda

A Reshaped Agenda for a Reshaped Senior Living Community

The 2023 Senior Living Executive Conference will deliver a re-thought educational program that reflects today’s realities, as the industry works to turn the page from the COVID-19 pandemic and focus on the diversifying needs of the aging community.


Schedule At A Glance

Monday, May 8

7:30am – 4:00pm | LEAD Program [By Invitation Only]

9:30am – 4:15pm | EDLI  [Separate Registration Required]

9:30am – 12:30pm | Board Meeting [By Invitation Only]

10:00am – 12:30pm | Executive Round Table Meetings [By Invitation Only]

10:15am – 1:45pm | Educational Tracks and Vision Sessions

12:45pm – 1:45pm | Leadership Lunch [By Invitation Only]

2:00pm – 4:15pm | Educational Tracks and Vision Sessions

4:30pm – 5:30pm | Keynote Address & Hero Awards

5:45pm – 7:15pm | Opening Reception in the Expo Hall


Tuesday, May 9

7:00am – 8:00am | Vision Sessions

8:15am – 9:15am | State of the Industry & Public Policy Session

9:30am – 11:45am | Educational Tracks

9:30am – 11:30am | EDLI [Separate Registration Required]

9:30am – 4:30pm | Expo Hall Open

2:15pm – 4:30pm | Educational Tracks

2:15pm – 3:15pm | EDLI [Separate Registration Required]

4:45pm – 5:45pm | Insights From the C-Suite

6:00pm – 7:00pm | Special Interest Receptions


Wednesday, May 10

8:15am – 10:30am | Educational Tracks

8:15am – 10:15am | EDLI [Separate Registration Required]

10:45am – 11:45am | Keynote Address



2023 Keynote Speakers

Monday, May 8 | 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Kevin Brown
Motivational Speaker & Author

Sponsored by : 



kevin brownThe Hero Effect® - Creating a Culture of Heroes at Every Level

Kevin has a simple philosophy when it comes to leadership. He believes that you are "a leader of one or a leader of none." He believes that leadership begins with mastering self along with the daily habits required to become world-class leaders, mentors and coaches to the teams we live and do business with. The foundation of this program can be summed up in one powerful idea…we reproduce what we are! The role of leadership in an organization is to create an environment where people can be the best version of themselves. That is what serves a brand well and stands out in a crowded marketplace.


• Create an environment where people are inspired to be the best version of themselves and deliver world-class performance to the people they serve.
• Develop a team of people that are committed, focused and on fire for the brand they are helping to build.
• Design and deliver an organizational obsession statement that drives high performance and a world-class customer experience.


Wednesday, May 10 | 10:45 - 11:45 am

Ben Nemtin
Co-Founder, The Buried Life Movement

ben nemtinCommunity of Service

“It is the power of giving, compassion and hope that will get us through hard times.” Ben has experienced this first hand. He has helped hundreds of people accomplish their dreams over the past 15 years and this feeling of connectedness and purpose has fueled him through feelings of uncertainty.

Ben shares touching stories of helping others to not only inspire but also offer insight that can improve our daily life and our work environment. A culture of service can unlock potential and align team members in the workplace and in their communities. And contrary to popular belief, helping others doesn’t always have to be a selfless act. Giving can actually help us in more ways than we think.


  • Five reasons why helping others actually helps yourself.
  • We can’t take care of others, unless we care for ourselves.
  • Harness the power of the Ripple Effect by making kindness contagious.
  • Transform your understanding of what is possible.

Educational Tracks

Our targeted educational tracks take a deeper dive into topics most relevant to your organization and your key challenges:

Educational Tracks

Executive Director Leadership Institute*

The program includes sessions as part of the prestigious and highly rated Executive Director Leadership Institute (EDLI). This education helps Executive Directors develop and strengthen skills in mission critical areas such as operations management, leadership, human resources, sales and marketing, clinical oversight, risk management, and more. Participation includes the ability to earn 10+ CEUs and apply them toward CDAL recertification.

Dining & Hospitality

Dining is the often the great differentiator and a key to attracting and satisfying residents. This track covers current issues specific to dining, menus, service, and appeal such as culture, staffing, nutrition, and supply chain. Pair this entrée with the Culinary Showcase on the Expo floor and walk away with several ideas for your restaurant or dining service.

Finance & Development

This track serves as a platform for the c-suite, capital providers, and developers to address the financial environment and appetite. What are the trends driving growth and development and how to capitalize on the opportunities that exist? Hear from leading authorities on the future of finance and development.

HR & Workforce
sponsored by: onshift

Considered the top challenge for Operators and an area of ongoing focus for Owners, this track will try to cover the many and numerous challenges, ideas, and recent successes with workforce and staffing. Topics range from turnover, retention, and burnout to professional development and career advancement.

Operations & Leadership

Operations represent the engine behind company-wide excellence, efficiency, and ultimately the staffing and resident experience. This track will elevate your operations & leadership, addressing some of the most critical areas of operations, care, and resident experience. Learn more about the latest care and service models as senior living evolves and adjusts to a changing population and future models.

Sales & Marketing

Occupancy is improving as we recover from the pandemic and this track is designed to assist the critical need to boost and maximize move-ins today, as well as tomorrow. This track covers the latest trends in resident acquisition, promotion, marketing, tours, tracking, and the technology being used to drive occupancy.

Resident Engagement & Wellness

Ensuring that our residents' experience within their community is one in which they remain engaged and healthy is the cornerstone of senior living.  Successful resident engagement improves the quality of life and offers clear clinical and financial value.  Explore how despite ever-changing resident needs we can align care models, person-centered strategies, and tools to ensure that advancing patient wellness remains a priority.   

Quality & Risk Management

Resident safety is paramount for your residents and their adult children and will always be the reason senior living thrives as an industry. This track thrives on how to elevate quality and mitigate risks and becomes more critical year-over-year as acuity rises within communities, making these sessions essential to your team and clinical decision-makers within your organization.

*Additional pass required

The Hive

Expect the unexpected at these peer-to-peer led discussions on future-forward topics, facilitated by the leading minds in senior living on the most important topics facing our industry.

SLEC exhibit hall floor education

Vision Sessions

Discover innovative solutions and ideas that enhance your business and transform resident care.  What’s new, and how can it help? Vision Sessions are designed to keep you current with succinct presentations, demos and Q&As.

Culinary Showcase

Sponsored by:

Top senior living chefs show off their culinary chops and serve up their favorite dishes while showcasing the latest dining trends. If you’re looking for ideas to keep your menus fresh and exciting, and residents smiling, this is the place.

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