Conference Happenings

Conference Happenings

You Belong Here

We want you to feel a sense of belonging the minute you enter into the LeadingAge Annual Meeting. You Belong Here, in the convention center entry, offers opportunities for you to engage creatively and a chance to relish art created by older adults. Join us as we consider what it means to welcome a stranger and carry that sense of welcome with you throughout the annual meeting.  


Denver Street Fest
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us as we kick off #LeadingAge22 with the sights, sounds and tastes of Denver. Pick up your badge, catch up with old friends and grab a bite to eat as we showcase the region's culinary leaders and food and beverage trends. Don't miss our surprise music performance.  

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    Between the Sessions
    Open Every Day

    We know attending conferences is as much about the conversations in the hallways as it is about the education. Stop by our trendy lounge space, listen to some live music, grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine and catch up with some colleagues and friends. Check out the Continue the Conversation space, where speakers hang out after their sessions to answer your questions and hear feedback. Check the event app to find out when your favorite speaker will be stopping by.


      Daily Huddles
      Monday and Tuesday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

      LeadingAge Denver is the largest event in aging services. Let us help you find the people who share your professional interests or have a similar role as you do. Before you out head out for some Denver nightlife, join us on Monday and Tuesday for a glass of wine and some catching up with colleagues. Designed to capitalize on being in person for member to member sharing.


      Tackling Ageism
      Open Every Day
      Glenarm Plaza, Denver Pavilions
      (between 15th & 16th St)

      Stop by our “Tackling Ageism” public exhibit where we will be capitalizing on the adult coloring book trend to encourage local residents to move the Ageism conversation forward. Help us encourage the Denver public to imagine a society unbiased about growing older – one which embraces age differences and acknowledges that aging is simply a part of life’s journey. Together, we will tackle this opportunity to make an impact on our broader circle of influence.


      Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater Wellness Activity
      Sunday 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

      This wellness activity celebrates the beauty of the Colorado landscape. A one-mile moderate hike through the surrounding area provides you with a great opportunity to get an understanding of the geological heritage of the region, with rocks dating as far back as 300 million years ago! Learn about this one of a kind concert venue carved out of the rocks and the most famous concerts and performers to grace its stage. Sign up when you register!


      Wrap Yourself in Making a Difference: LeadingAge Service Project
      Open Every Day
      Between the Sessions Lounge

      Attendees will have the opportunity to spend time making quilts for Denver seniors in need who live in affordable housing communities. You can stop by all week long – whenever you have free time to help make the world a better place to grow old.


      Aging is Living Trees

      Inspired by Yoko Ono’s Wish Trees, Art Against Ageism created the (Aging Is) Living Tree as an interactive art installation that encourages participants to process what getting and being older means to them, ponder what it’s like to live in a society that often judges people based on their age, and consider how being older can be a positive experience.

      By using an artistic approach to advocacy, individuals can interact with the trees on their own terms, at their own pace, and without judgement. Come by the registration area to read the questions, complete a tag, and viewing other tags to enhance your own awareness of ageism.


      CAST Reception
      Tuesday 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

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