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2018 Annual Conference and Solutions Expo
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2018 Annual Conference and Solutions Expo

5/20/2018 to 5/23/2018
When: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Where: Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, Michigan  48374
United States
Contact: Dalton Herbel

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Keynote Speakers


Susan Pinker

Psychologist and award-winning author SUSAN PINKER is a seasoned observer of modern communication and social contact. Whether writing on gender differences, as in The Sexual Paradox, or on why face-to-face contact should be a priority, as in The Village Effect, Pinker’s evidence-based insights help us improve the ways we work, play, and relate to each other.

Susan Pinker, a psychologist, journalist, and best-selling author, writes about the social sciences with sophistication and lucidity. Her first book, The Sexual Paradox, is an engrossing read on the differences between the sexes: how they think, how they behave, what will sway them, and how each defines success. The book caused an international sensation, was published in 17 countries, and received the prestigious William James Book Award given by the American Psychological Association.


Ronan Tynan

This is truly an inspirational program – with storytelling, humor and songs about capitalizing on opportunities, overcoming obstacles and making the most out of life. Profiled by ABC’s 20/20, People Magazine and PBS Sunday Morning, Physician, Recording Artist and Paralympic athlete Ronan Tynan moves people like few others can. His personal story of triumph and his impassioned singing captivates and inspires audiences nationwide. A natural born storyteller and gifted with humor, Ronan’s ability to easily connect with audiences along with his inspiring message about overcoming obstacles and living life to the fullest promotes ways to reach new heights both professionally and personally.


Judson Laipply

Fifty years is an amazing accomplishment for any organization and should be celebrated in stylish fashion! Judson Laipply is an inspirational comedian who has the unique ability to provide entertainment and education in a balanced blend of stories, jokes, questions, revelations, and fun! Imagine entertainment for the Gala that takes a journey through the past, gives observations about the present and postulates about the future all while engaging the audience in laughter and heaping praise for their mission-driven service and support. Capped off with “The Evolution of Dance” - a heartwarming hilarious routine of the last 50 years of popular dance moves that touches on nostalgia and elicits fond memories for every audience member.

Welcome Reception

Please join us for our informal and very comfortable Welcome Reception, the opening networking event for the 2016 Annual Conference. The Fireside Lounge & Courtyard offers an inviting atmosphere where you can unwind and enjoy appetizers, beverages, and an evening of socializing with friends, colleagues and associates.  

Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall

LeadingAge Michigan is the only state association to represent the full array of senior, post-acute, and hospice services and we set ourselves apart by taking a strategic role in representing and advocating for aging services members and ultimately the interests of Michigan consumers. Join our members and your association for lunch during our Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall.

Solutions Expo

Whatever your need, the 2018 Solutions Expo has a supplier ready to help you deliver the best quality possible. With more than 100 exhibits, this year’s Business Partners want to help you help those you serve. Our Solutions Expo is where knowledge meets the leaders of our industry. We deliver more than just products and services…we deliver networking. A strolling lunch will be provided so you can enjoy good food and good conversation with the vendors and conference participants. Make sure to take time to visit our solutions expo, network and thank our Business Partners who generously support our annual conference.

2018 Member Awards Gala

LeadingAge Michigan has proudly represented more than 350 mission-driven providers of long term supports and services since 1968 marking five decades of collaboration with members across the state. Please join us as we celebrate the golden anniversary of this venture!

Registration Rates


Full Conference (Gala Included)
Full Conference-Additional (Gala Included)

Monday Only
Tuesday Only
Wednesday Only

Single-Site Saver I (up to 10 staff members)

Single-Site Saver II (up to 15 staff members)

Multi-Site Saver I (up to 10 staff members)

Multi-Site Saver II (up to 15 staff members)


Full Conference-Exhibitor (Gala Included)
One Day Only-Exhibitor
Full Conference-Non Exhibitor (Gala Included)
One Day Only-Non Exhibitor

Member Awards Gala Ticket (Tuesday)

Continuing Education

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.

Completion Requirements

- Scan in and out of each class
- Completion of online evaluation

Cancellation And Grievance Policy

Click Here to view the LeadingAge Michigan Cancellation and Grievance Policy

Planning Committee

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.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Exclusive Sponsor:

Platinum Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:

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Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: 517-323-3687
Fax: 517-323-4569

Our Mission: To advance the mission of our members to enhance the lives of seniors.
Our Vision: To become the voice of aging services in Michigan.

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