I’m going to be covering the 2011 LeadingAge annual meeting and global conference next week for ChangingAging.org and I’m looking forward to shooting some videos, catching up with our friends in the culture change community and hopefully meeting some new ones.
For those not familiar, LeadingAge (formerly aahsa) is the national association for non-profit nursing homes and other aging services providers. As it happens, the vast majority of organizations who champion culture change are also non-profits (although the for-profist are catching on fast!) so many folks from the Eden Alternative, Green House Project, Pioneer Network and other great organizations will be attending.
It’s also LeadingAge’s 50th anniversary. To celebrate, the conference will be hosting three iconic guests — Maya Angelou, Elie Wiesel and Mary Robinson.
If you’re attending LeadingAge shoot me an email or comment — I’d love to meet readers in person. You can probably spot me and Dr. Bill Thomas around the Eden Alternative booth (number 1854) or The Green House Project booth (1331). The Green House Project has some great presentations on Monday, Oct. 17 from 3:30-5 p.m. and Wednesday at 11 a.m. and the Eden Alternative will be co-presenting all week with its cutting-edge partners It’s Never 2 Late and WellAWARE Systems.