2012 Annual Meeting Highlights

Published On: Nov 02, 2012

Our 2012 Annual Meeting and Expo has come to a close. We had a great time, and we are honored that so many members were able to join us in Denver. We know many of you couldn't take time away from your communities, so we thought we'd highlight some of our favorite moments.



Fly Eagle Fly: Desmond Tutu's General Session Speech
Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu was the keynote of our Opening General Session, which was held on Oct. 21. Mr. Tutu praised the great work that LeadingAge members are doing and reminded us of our shared responsibility to heal and repair the world through the work LeadingAge members do. Check out the video clip on our YouTube.

Crossroads: Larry Minnix Addresses LeadingAge
On our YouTube channel, you'll find LeadingAge President and CEO Larry Minnix's annual address to the Annual Meeting attendees. In it, Larry explains that the field of aging services is closing in on a point at which a crucial decision will be made-one that will have far-reaching consequences.


Share Sessions with Staff and Colleagues ed-onsite
The education program included over 200 education sessions on a variety of topics, from wellness and life enrichment to leadership and strategic planning. 

You can purchase the session materials and audio recordings by visiting the LeadingAge Knowledge Center

Login (create an account or use your previously created password), select Conference Packages on the left-hand navigation bar, then choose the 2012 Annual Meeting

You can purchase individual sessions under the Sessions tab. 

If you would like Tracks or All Sessions – then choose the appropriate button underneath the Products – Online Materials box on the right-hand side of screen, selecting either online streaming or CD format. 

Proceed to check out and complete your order to access the materials online.

Submit Your Proposals for the 2013 Annual Meeting
We are seeking original, thought-provoking proposals that will enable aging services providers to share creative approaches, innovative practices and emerging trends impacting the field. Learn more.


Reverse It: A 2012 Annual Meeting Poem
One of the coolest things at the 2012 Annual Meeting was a poem that shown during a General Session. It has an interesting twist to it, so we won't say too much about it. You should head over to YouTube and check it out.

Award Winners

2012 Award of Honor
Steve McAlilly is the 2012 Award of Honor recipient. He serves as president and CEO of Methodist Senior Services, a position he has held since 1994. Prior to that, he practiced law in Meridian, MS, for 14 years. 

Under his direction, the organization has added several new communities, including the rebuilding of one destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Steve was the first to take the promising but then-untested concept of the Green House nursing home model and turn it into reality, building the nation's first Green Houses. See what Steve's friends and colleagues had to say about him.

While we are very proud of Steve, he wasn't the only winner. Please be sure to check out all of this year's honorees.

Longest Tenured Employee Contest
We held a contest asking members to submit bios of employees who have worked at their organizations the longest. Our grand prize winner was Nora Morant, a linen aide at Charles Morris Nursing and 


Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh, PA. She has served there for 63 years, starting at the age of 17 as a housekeeper. Check out this YouTube video detailing Nora's career.

Social Media

To Tweet or Not to Tweet
This year, it wasn't really even a question. We had so many comments, questions and conversations going on via Twitter that our social media maven, Melissa Radford, had a constant grin. Check out #LeadingAge12 on Twitter to see some of the interactions. 

A Facebook Page Full of Photos is now full of photos from this year's annual meeting. You'll find everything from Larry laughing with an arch bishop to Dr. Atul Gawande talking about the state of healthcare.

If you attended, we'd love for you to tag yourself and your friends!


Ignite LeadingAge

Experts presented solutions to your organization’s most pressing issues at this fast-paced event during the Expo. Check out a variety of topics on our YouTube Channel.

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Virtual Expo
The show is over, but you can still browse the hall through our Virtual Expo. Search products or companies by name and contact them for more information on their products and services.

LeadingAge Idea House
Learn more about the Idea House by downloading the onsite brochure and stay tuned for a virtual tour you can share with your colleagues.


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