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2017 Annual Conference and Tradeshow

5/21/2017 to 5/24/2017
When: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Where: Radisson Plaza Hotel
100 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007
United States
Contact: Dalton Herbel
(517) 323-3687

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Please call the office to register for the conference at 517 323-3687.

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*Speakers please contact LeadingAge Michigan to Register



Tim Skubick

Tim Skubick started in 1970 with WWJ as its first full time state capital correspondent, at the time the station went all news. He has been covering Michigan politics and government for over 40 years, making him the longest-serving member of the capitol press corps. He holds BA and MA degrees from Michigan State University and was awarded the Silver Circle award from the National academy of TV Arts and Sciences for his 37 years in the broadcast news business.


Jamie Orlikoff

Jamie Orlikoff serves as the President of Orlikoff & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in health care governance and leadership, strategy, quality, organizational development, and risk management. He serves as the Senior Consultant to the Center for Healthcare Governance, and is the National Advisor on Governance and Leadership to the American Hospital Association and Health Forum. He was named one of the 100 most powerful people in healthcare in the inaugural list by Modern Healthcare magazine. He has been involved in leadership, quality, and strategy issues for over 25 years. He has written 15 books and over 100 articles and has served on hospital, college and civic boards. Jamie received his M.A. in social and organizational psychology from the University of Chicago, and his B.A. from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA. Jamie will share a national perspective for the future of healthcare including innovations and trends for the aging services industry. Additionally, Jamie will provide an in-depth governance session to discuss how to strengthen boards and their overall effectiveness as well as their oversight of strategy and quality.


Billy Riggs

Billy Riggs uses his illusions and comedy to grip audiences, move them to action, improve attitudes, turbocharge service and change lives. Voted one of America’s Top Five Most Entertaining Speakers in 2014, Billy has been impacting audiences – with or without his magic – through his speeches from the age of 18. He has used an unusual blend of comedy, music, magic, training, and motivation to spread his positive attitude to more than a million people on five continents. Audiences find themselves stirred by his sincerity and power on the platform. In 2002, Billy was presented the highest earned award of the National Speakers Association: the Certified Speaking Professional. When Billy appears, things on stage begin to disappear! Using world-class magical illusions to drive home his points, Billy’s presentations have transformed hundreds of otherwise ordinary conferences into something truly special. His quick wit and quicker hands spread laughter and raise morale as listeners learn to reshape their destinies by eliminating their “Grand Illusions” and embracing even grander realities.


The transformative power of networking is one of the most simple, direct, and important ways we can lift our spirits, improve our physical and mental health, and add purpose to life. Join us for our private Networking Night—Pianos with Purpose on Monday, May 22.

Monaco Bay Dueling Piano Bar is located on the corner of E. Michigan & Edwards and is the cornerstone of the Entertainment District. Just a quick one block walk from the Radisson Plaza Hotel. Our networking evening at Monaco Bay offers a buffet dinner, host bar and a dueling piano show that will generate a truly unique Vegas-style experience in Downtown Kalamazoo. When the lights go down and the energy level rises, the full-on dueling piano spectacular takes hold. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

To attend Pianos with Purpose purchase your tickets through your conference registration or click here!


To honor this year’s award recipients, we cordially invite you to join us for the Member Awards Gala. This evening will recognize exceptional men and women who embody excellence in leadership, care and services, and who make significant contributions to seniors, their communities, and aging services. These very special professionals, caregivers, and volunteers have exhibited passion and sincere kindness every day as they fulfill their individual mission to serve and provide care.

This year’s Gala features, Billy Riggs who will close out the evening as he delivers a unique and powerful Grand Illusions message. False perceptions of reality, most of them buried in the subconscious mind, constitute life’s single greatest obstacle to achievement. Instilled in us by childhood experiences, these faulty assumptions reach from the past to paralyze potential. Now, in an unforgettable blend of magic and inspiration, life’s three Grand Illusions are exposed to the light of reality. This spellbinding combination of classic magic, humor, and education vanishes a lifetime of confusion.

To attend the Member Awards Gala purchase your tickets through your conference registration or click here!


LeadingAge Michigan Educational Foundation will apply for continuing education contact hours with the Michigan Board of Nursing Home Administrators, Wisconsin Nurses Association, Michigan Commission on Dietetic Registration, Michigan Certifying Board for Dietary Managers, American Therapeutic Recreation Association, Michigan Social Work Collaborative and the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals.


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- Completion of online evaluation


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Laura Funsch, RN BSN MSA; Laura Fuller, CMP; Dalton Herbel, BS; and Foua Hang, BS

For information about Sponsorships and to register for the Trade Show, click here.

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