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*New Dates -- Going Virtual*
2020 Annual Conference

October 6-8

Registration Info Coming Soon


We are very excited about all of the opportunities that our virtual conference will afford attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors. The content will feature keynote presentations, educational programming, opportunities to visit our virtual exhibit space, and networking events scattered throughout. Another exciting change for this year is that we are hosting the 2020 Annual Conference in conjunction with LeadingAge DC which means a larger base of members to learn and share with! 

There is no doubt that life looks different in 2020. However, you'll still find the exceptional educational content, forward thinking and thought provoking discussions, and opportunities to connect with peers at this year's event; just as you've come to look forward to at each of our annual conferences.


Exhibitor Information

We have created a virtual event to help your company connect with providers during a time when gathering in person is not possible.

What you get with your virtual booth:

  • 3-5 minute video PLUS the ability to post more
  • Live chat room
  • Ability to book 1:1 appointments
  • Virtual booth analytics
  • Dedicated, non-Competing EXPO time each day
  • 3 months of on-demand access post-show
  • 2 full conference registrations
  • And More!

Virtual Exhibit Booth Investment

$995 for Business Members / Sponsors

$1,195 for Non-Business Members / Sponsors

Register for a Virtual Booth Here



Learn more including FAQs in these few slides >
Watch the 30 min recorded information session >


The 2020 theme is "Together"

We are a community of aging services professionals dedicated to one common purpose: advancing the lives of millions of elders in our collective care. Although we each play separate roles, we are able to accomplish more together than any of us could on our own. Join us as we explore together bold new strategies for propelling our field forward.



Turn your passion into possibilities!

Together, we have the ability to accomplish more than any of us could on our own. Whatever your individual role, you have an integral part to play here at the 2020 LeadingAge Maryland Annual Conference -- from exchanging ideas and experiences with colleagues state wide to exploring bold new strategies for propelling our field forward.

At the 2020 LeadingAge Maryland Annual Conference, you'll connect with mission-driven colleagues and learn what's working for others, hear fresh perspectives on the most relevant and timely topics in the aging services field, explore new strategies and evolve into a stronger advocate for older adults.

Together, we are making Maryland a great place to grow old.

At a glance...

  • Gathering Session - Together | Leadership and organizational culture expert Alan Manning challenges us to explore how our people, teams, organizations, and communities can come together.
  • Gathering Session - The Journey Together | Dr. Danielle Dobermann, Medical Director of the Palliative Medicine Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, leads a provocative discussion to help us better walk end of life journeys with the individuals to whom we provide services and supports.
  • Over 30 breakout sessions - something for everyone on your team!
  • New interactive opportunities in the exhibit space - including virtual reality
  • New this year, FOUR intensive Power Sessions to help you gain in-depth knowledge and practical strategies. Sign up for one, or all: Finance and Strategy; Implicit Bias; Just Culture; and Resilience in Leadership.
  • Networking, colleagues, networking, colleagues - lots of opportunities to connect!

*Continuing education credit - Nursing Home Administrators and Maryland Social Work credits applied for




Past Annual Conferences


LeadingAge Maryland 2019 Annual Conference- What if




Biggest and Best Yet! 

What If…we gathered the LeadingAge Maryland community for a terrific conference? More people, more breakout sessions, more conversations, more envisioning the future, more learning from experts and one another…more, more, more. The 2019 Annual Conference was a great event – from the lovely spring weather to the lively buzz of connections and ideas.


Thank you to everyone who made it possible and that’s a very long list, including everyone who participated. We heard over and over, “how can I possibly choose between breakouts – they all look great?” So, presentations can be downloaded here and we’ll continue to highligh some of the insights from the conference in our upcoming communications.


One very clear takeaway from the conference is the collective energy to make a bigger difference together. We’ll start with work groups on palliative care and hospice, and continuing care at home/ aging in community, as well as a learning community on trauma-informed care. And, lots of other possibilities are brewing. Jump in!


2018 Annual Conference- Life on Purpose

Tuesday, April 17-Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Turf Valley Resort, Ellicott City, Maryland

Conference Program and Registration Booklet

Click here to view PDF copies of session handouts from the conference.

Wondering how to get approval to attend the conference? Download our Justification Toolkit.

Not sure which sessions to register for or recommend to your team? See our session suggestion cheat sheet.

Our annual conference is a great opportunity to take time out from the daily rush to focus on both the present and the future. Life on Purpose points to intentional priorities, strong values lived out daily, calculated risks, wise decisions, and new ways of thinking and being. We will gather to explore how individually and collectively we might each live life on purpose and extend the fruits of that to older adults in Maryland living their lives on purpose. 


2017 Annual Conference- Power of Purpose

The Business Member Galleria

The Power of Purpose, the 2017 LeadingAge Maryland Annual Conference was held April 24-25 at Turf Valley Resort. This was the 5th year of the conference and the biggest ever.  We had more attendees, more exhibitors and more sessions than ever before! 


LeadingAge Maryland embodies the collegial community of not-for-profits working together to make a difference for one another and for older adults in Maryland. Nowhere is this 

more apparent than at the conference when learning together, laughing together, collaborating, and sharing experiences and ex

pertise are the order of the day. Our members, both not-for-profits and business firms, have so much rich knowledge and perspectives to share.

A good time was had by all

For more information

about the conference including copies of the presentations and a complete program brochure, please click here.


Download Power of Purpose Videos!

Video 1

Video 2




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