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LeadingAge Nebraska is always looking for new and innovative proposals from speakers. We accept proposals throughout the year and all proposals will be considered for upcoming conferences as well as other education events. Please use the link at the bottom of this page to submit your proposal.







LeadingAge Nebraska 2024 Annual Conference & Expo

March 13-14, 2024 (Pre-conference: March 12)
Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
Kearney, Nebraska (110 2nd Ave, Kearney, NE 68847)
Conference Theme: COURAGE IGNITED
Submission Deadline for 2024 conference: November 3, 2023

Our world is an ever-changing labyrinth of complex issues and challenges, but our common goal is simple—we dedicate ourselves to creating positive change and improving the lives of older adults wherever they call home. Join your colleagues from across the state of Nebraska for Courage Ignited: The LeadingAge Nebraska Annual Conference & Expo on March 13-14, 2024.

LeadingAge Nebraska is committed to our members and their needs – those personalities who are sitting in the seats, milling the hallways and discussing lessons learned at the conference. We do our best to select speakers who don’t just speak, but they TEACH and DEMONSTRATE the skills that both frontline staff and c-suite individuals need to move from point A to point B. And learning, growing and taking steps forward takes courage.

If you are an individual who brings energy to attendees and leaves them with actionable strategies to take back to their senior communities, then we need YOU. We are looking for experts who are willing to share their expertise and experiences in an encouraging and positive way. Join us March 13-14, 2024 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center in Kearney, Nebraska as we together find ways to ignite our courage.

Evaluation criteria:

  1. Content includes actionable takeaways that people can apply to their work.
  2. Speaker creates interactive environments that enhance the learning experience.
  3. Original, thought-provoking content that is relevant to the work people are doing right now.
  4. Demonstrates measurable outcomes/results.
  5. If more than one speaker, utilization of a provider member within the presentation - it is best not to have more than 3 panelists for a session.

Audience: There will be two breakouts at this year’s conference, with a variety of presentations focused on organizational leaders, nursing/clinical, human resources, emergency preparedness and planning, assisted living and long-term care/skilled nursing.

Suggested Topics: We have identified the following topics that will appeal to the vast majority of attendees. Proposals are not limited to these topics.

Future planning and recovery post-COVID  Finances

Effective infection control programs for small communities

Recruiting, training, and retaining qualified and caring staff
 Addressing mental health and depression in residents and staff Trauma Informed Care, how COVID has impacted trauma in our resident population
 Compliance and ethics Creative activity programming ideas for skilled nursing & assisted living
Quality and process improvement in both skilled nursing & assisted living Governance & strategic planning
Technology and innovative solutions - applications and case studies  Emergency preparedness planning
Temp staffing, agency reduction  Culture change and person-centered care
Caring for older adults in a rural setting (transportation, broadband, workforce, etc.)  Legal and regulatory updates
 Guidance for documentation and reporting  MDS changes/updates
 Immigration and workforce  Older adults and sexuality
 Medical marijuana, Delta 8, resident and workforce drug policies  Active shooter and safety training
 Regulations & survey preparedness  Eradicating ageism in our nation


If selected to participate in the program, speakers agree to:

  • Incur all expenses related to the development/implementation of their sessions. LeadingAge Nebraska cannot pay speaker honorarium/travel/per diem/other costs.
  • Register for the conference. Speaker discounts are available. Please contact Natalie for more information.
  • Submit session material in digital format through the LeadingAge Nebraska website.

Deadline: All proposals for the 2024 conference are due by November 3, 2023. Please include a resume/CV for each speaker. Registration for conference will not open until early 2024. Proposals submitted after that date may be considered for other upcoming education opportunities.

Questions: If you have questions or need additional information, please contact: Natalie McCormick at [email protected]or call 402.327.9252.