Industry Conference Schedule

LCS participates and presents at several conferences throughout the year. Select the conference for additional information.

January 31–February 2 | Orlando, Florida

Read the latest news about the 2018 Annual Meeting.

February 11–14 | Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Read the latest news about the AJAS 2018 Annual Conference.

February 20–22 | Roanoke, Virginia

Read the latest news about the 2018 By Design Senior Living Conference.

February 28–March 2 | Orlando, Florida

Read the latest news about the 2018 Late Winter Conference.

March 7– 9 | Dallas, Texas

Read the latest news about the NIC Spring Investment Forum.

March 18–21 | Washington, D.C.

LCS is proud to be a LeadingAge Supporter. During the BaseCamp EXPO, visit us at Kiosk 23 to learn how LCS Development™ is repositioning senior living communities to create social capital through resident-inspired design.

Read the latest news about the Peak Leadership Summit.

April 17–19 | Schaumburg, Illinois

Join us on Tuesday, April 17 at 4 p.m. for education session 122D, Choosing Your Community’s Path to Prosperity During Complex Times. Earl Wade, LCS vice president/senior director of business development, Kyle Exline, corporate operations director The Clare, Scott Kellman, American Eagle president and CEO, and Tom Meyers, Ziegler senior managing director will present the session.

  • Explore the options available to not-for-profit Life Plan Communities during uncertain times, including self-managing, hiring a professional manager, affiliating, or selling
  • Learn the operational and financial indicators to examine and monitor to maintain a community’s prosperity
  • Understand the process to determine the course of action, including the pros and cons of each option

Read the latest news about the Annual Meeting & Expo.



April 25–27 | Chicago, Illinois


May 3 | Chicago, Illinois

Marc Gaber, vice president/LCS chief information officer, will be one of several technology executives participating as a panelist during the 8:30 a.m. session, Top 5 Senior Living Technology Trends for 2018. The panel will examine how the dynamic environment of core systems and disruptive tech is intersecting at an incredible rate.

Read the latest about the 2018 Chicago Summit.

May 7–8 | Indianapolis, Indiana

Read the latest news about the Spring Conference.




May 7–9 | Pasadena, California

Join Jill Sorenson, Life Care Services senior vice president/senior director of Life Plan Communities; Kimberly Finch Dominy, executive director of Casa de las Campanas; and, Sarkis Garabedian, Ziegler director, on Tuesday, May 8, at 2:15 p.m. for their educational session, Choosing Your Community’s Path to Prosperity During Complex Times.

Also presenting on May 8, Ted MacBeth, LCS Development vice president/director of project development, and Gilbert Carrasco, executive director of Aldersly, will join Leslie Moldow of Perkins Eastman for their 7:30 a.m. session, Stay Competitive: Master Plan Results.

Read the latest news about the Annual Conference and Exposition.


May 14–16 | San Diego, California

Read the latest news about the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference.

May 20–23 | San Antonio, Texas

Read the latest news about the 2018 Annual Conference & Solutions EXPO.

June 7 | Chicago, Illinois

Joel Nelson, LCS president and CEO, joins other industry leaders for a panel discussion about trends in operations, investment, development, and capital markets. The panel, “State of the Industry and Mid-Year Outlook,” is scheduled from 9:10 to 10 a.m.

Read the latest information about the fourth annual conference.

June 10–13 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Read the latest information about the 2018 MCSA Conference.

June 21–22 | Endwell, New York

The Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) Summer Summit is designed to provide LeadingAge New York CCRC members with an opportunity to network and receive education on key topics, current trends and legislative and regulatory issues.

July 26 | Chicago, Illinois

Tony Galvan, director of health and wellness for Life Care Services, An LCS Company, will participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Provider Roundtable (AADCPR). The AADCPR will convene dementia care providers and thought leaders from across the country to advance care and support services for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

A major emphasis for the AADCPR will be facilitating implementation of the Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Dementia Care Practice Recommendations released this past January. The 56 recommendations, developed by 27 dementia care experts, emphasize person-centered care across 10 content areas and are based on a comprehensive review of current evidence, best practice, and expert opinion. They are intended for professional care providers who work with individuals living with dementia and their families in long-term and community-based care settings.

In addition, the AADCPR will be used to address cutting-edge and emerging issues facing dementia care providers, including:

  • Challenges of person-centered care implementation
  • Evaluating person-centered care practices and outcomes
  • Working better with diverse families
  • Gaps in psychosocial research

July 29–August 1 | Kissimmee, Florida

LCS is proud to be a LeadingAge Florida Silver Partner. During the Annual Convention and Exposition, we’ll be at booth #424. Stop by to see Earl Wade, Ted MacBeth, and Brett Logan on Monday, 5-7 p.m. and Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

On Monday at 1 p.m., join Michael Marlow, marketing and sales training manager for Life Care Services, for his session Selling (No, Not Marketing) Senior Living Services!  Mike’s presentation covers the critical role of selling in the senior living industry. Using a combination of learning mediums—including real-life case studies, stories about how these behaviors affect occupancy, and highly interactive, illustrative and FUN exercises—attendees are guaranteed to stay engaged and learn a new way to sell senior living services.

Read the latest news about the Annual Convention & Exposition.

September 11–15 | San Antonio, Texas


October 17–19 | Chicago, Illinois


October 28–31 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

LCS is proud to be a LeadingAge Supporter. Join us at the 2018 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO in Philadelphia. While you are there, visit us at EXPO Booth #1307.

On October 30 at 8 a.m., join us for education session 156-E Strategic Planning Board Retreats: The Fundamentals. Jill Sorenson, Sr. VP/Sr. Director of Operations Management, Life Care Services; John zumBrunnen, CEO, zumBrunnen, Inc.; Sarkis Garabedian, Senior Vice President, Ziegler; and, Craig Brown, Divisional Vice President, Skyline Home Loans will share fundamentals and take an in-depth look at the topics and format of a successful planning retreat, including:

  • How to engage board members in planning, discussion and implementation of a strategic planning retreat.
  • Ways to collaborate with all stakeholders to implement and execute the initiatives identified during the retreat.
  • The importance of communicating progress after the strategic planning retreat to residents, staff and board members.

Read the latest news about the Annual Meeting & EXPO.