2024 Program

Senior Living 100 brings together senior living's most influential leaders for highly strategic discussions about elevating your organization – and our entire sector – to new heights.

With "Empower. Collaborate. Thrive." at its core, the 2024 program showcases invaluable insights from outside experts, who will challenge us to reimagine our future, and operators who are successfully implementing innovative initiatives to maximize growth potential and enhance their image – in areas such as workforce development, resident empowerment, technology, and more.

Sunday, March 24  Monday, March 25  ​​​​Tuesday, March 26

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Technology Empowering the Future of Senior Living

10:00 - 10:45 AM    Opening General Session

An Exclusive Interview with Best Buy Health & AARP

Jenny Ramseth, Chief Product Officer of Best Buy Health – one of the most transformational retail and technology companies – will sit down with Andy Miller, the founder of AARP’s AgeTech Collaborative to answer your burning questions on the strategic power of technology in senior living and how connected tech delivers competitive business advantages, drives resident-centered care, and improves wellbeing for your residents and staff.

Jenny Ramseth
Chief Product Officer
Best Buy Health

Andrew Miller
SVP, AARP Innovation Labs

10:45 - 11:40 AM    General Session

Double Down on Data

Operators are deploying smart applications to collect, coordinate and unify data from disparate point solutions. A panel of tech and operator executives will discuss their strategies for implementing and utilizing the tech solutions that gather and disseminate data to the right individuals – enabling you to make strategic decisions that boost productivity and efficiency across occupancy, labor, operations, and resident care.

Tisson Mathew
Founder & CEO

Nick Patel
ThriveWell Tech

Additional Speakers to Be Announced

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Working Lunch

11:40 AM - 1:00 PM    NEW IN 2024!

Senior Living 100 Shark Tank:
A Pitch-Fest of Emerging Tech for Senior Living

Six of the most promising technology startups will make their Senior Living 100 Shark Tank debut to a panel of investors, leading executives, and you. Our panel of “sharks” – leaders with an interest in nascent technologies – will question each presenter and debate the viability of their respective concepts, and you will have a chance to vote on the most promising models for our sector.


Katy Fike, PhD
Managing Director
Generator Ventures

Andrew Miller
SVP, AARP Innovation Labs

Chris Nall
Chief Technology Officer
Atria Senior Living


Hop-In Technologies

Erich Ko
CEO & Co-Founder

AION Biosystems

Samara Barend

Savoy Life

Peter Emigh
Founder & CEO

Additional Sharks & Startups to Be Announced

1:30 - 5:15 PM


Whale Watching
E-Bike Tour of Laguna Niguel
Hiking Strands Beach
Sushi & Sake

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5:30 - 7:00 PM

Sunset Reception

Monday, March 25  Back to Top

7:00 - 8:00 AM


8:00 - 8:50 AM    General Session

A View from the C-Suite: Positioning for Success

A drastic demographic shift is rapidly approaching, with only two years until the first Baby Boomers turn 80. Five CEOs will offer a macro-outlook of the formidable challenges we're facing, share specific strategies to help manage the incoming boon, and outline what we should prepare for now to thrive in the future.

Leigh Ann Barney

President & CEO
Trilogy Health Services

Collette Gray

President & CEO
Integral Senior Living & Solstice Senior Living

Sarabeth Hanson

President & CEO
Harbor Retirement Associates

Jackie Harris

President & CEO
Trinity Health Senior Communities

Lisa Rogers

Co-Founder, President & Chief Clinical Officer
Distinctive Living

 Moderator  ​​​​​​​ Jen Cross, Associate Managing Director, Senior Living 100

8:50 - 9:30 AM    General Session

Creative Concepts to Conquer Capital Challenges

With capital, labor and tech expenses on the rise, operators are facing constraints on their growth plans. Investors and operators will discuss how to navigate the dislocated capital markets and develop unique strategies to leverage cost-restrictive portfolio growth.

Adam Benton
President & CEO
Stellar Senior Living

Jerry Liang
Benchmark Senior Living

James Scribner
Scribner Capital

Additional Speakers to Be Announced

9:30 - 10:00 AM

Networking Break

10:00 - 11:00 AM    Concurrent Sessions

The People Playbook: Empower. Collaborate. Thrive. 

Sparks of inspiration will fly as we apply new creative thinking to our workforce challenge. Hear from operators with unique solutions for recruitment, retention, and leadership development – and leave with a replicable playbook on how to implement them yourself.

Rev Up Recruitment with Digital Marketing Strategies

Covenant Living will share how to triple your employee applicant pool by deploying the latest digital marketing strategies for prospecting candidates.

Fran Palma
SVP Integrated Marketing & Digital Strategies
Covenant Living Communities & Services

Grow Your Workforce with a U.S. Citizenship Playbook

Goodwin Living Foundation created a highly successful Citizenship Grant Program that covers the $725 cost of the U.S. Citizenship application fee to increase retention and spread the word to other international recruits.

Valerie Burke
Chief Philanthropy Officer
Goodwin House

Cultivate a Coaching Culture to Develop the Next Generation of Leaders

Brio Living has gone all in on leadership development by creating a stronger connection between leaders and team members, resulting in a decreased annual turnover of 10% and improved retention by 11%.

Michelle Baldwin Henderson, CHRO
Brio Living Services

Nicole Maag
Chief of Residential Services
Brio Living Services

Eliminate Contract Labor thru Data and Frontline Staff Empowerment

Cedar Community is utilizing data-informed technologies and AI to empower and engage frontline staff and eliminate 100% of their long-term contract labor.

Nicole Pretre
Cedar Community

Expand your Workforce through an Apprentice Program

Trilogy Health Services is building up its supply of workers through a robust apprentice program, which includes tuition reimbursement, wage increases and career development – and has yielded an 18% increase in employees year-over-year.

Todd Kiziminski
VP Talent Acquisition
Trilogy Health Services

Empower Team Members to Drive Company Success through “Ownership”

Sienna Living created two recognition programs – SOAR and Spark – to drive engagement and build a culture of ownership for frontline team members.

Nitin Jain
President & CEO
Sienna Senior Living

Olga Giovanniello
Sienna Senior Living

Replicate “Moneyball” to Attract Executive Directors

Pegasus Senior Living is teaming up with a University of Texas professor to apply Billy Beane’s Moneyball strategy – identifying hidden drivers through big data and predictive analytics – to recruit highly successful EDs.

Chris Hollister
Co-Founder, CEO & Chair
Pegasus Senior Living

Increase the Supply of Workers Through University Partnerships

Vision Centre is collaborating with 25 universities to create a senior care curriculum aimed at fostering careers in senior care and, ultimately, enhancing the pool of talent in the senior care sector.

Doug Olson
President & CEO
Vision Centre

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Speed Meetings

These rapid-format meetings are your opportunity to connect with eight innovative and thought-leading solution partners in a low-pressure, high-energy setting. You will gain fresh insights for your most pressing business challenges and may even find a valuable new best practice – the most productive and consultative 80 minutes you will ever spend! 

"I loved the speed meetings with solution partners because it provided for a very productive and relevant exchange of information and ideas."

Jill Wilson, President & CEO, Otterbein SeniorLife

12:30 - 1:30 PM


1:30 - 1:50 PM    General Session

Capturing Your Share of the Trillion Dollar 55+ Market

Using more than 4 million data points, Age of Majority CEO Jeff Weiss has unlocked the key to engaging this diverse 55+ demographic, converting them to residents and opening the door to additional revenue streams. Jeff will share how to effectively market to Boomers: focus on their needs and preferences, and convert traditional messaging into digital.

Jeff Weiss
President & CEO
Age Of Majority

1:50 - 2:15 PM    General Session

Identity Crisis: Bold Initiatives to Reframe Senior Living 

More than 38% of consumers think all retirement communities are nursing homes. It's imperative that we reshape this perception. Forward-thinking operators will demonstrate how their innovative messaging and programming effectively debunks this misconception while attracting new residents.

Speakers to Be Announced

2:15 - 3:15 PM    General Session

Granfluencers & Brand Deals: The Hidden Value of Social Media

‘Granfluencers’ are challenging the stigma that social media is for the young. In our dynamic TED Talk-inspired session, learn the art of transforming your residents into community ambassadors who can showcase the awesomeness of aging and how to unlock new revenue streams through partnerships with corporate brands targeting seniors on these platforms.

Alan Brown
President & CEO
Methodist Retirement Communities

Dylan Conroy
Chief Revenue Officer
The Social Standard

Nathan Jones
Dash Media

Additional Speakers to Be Announced

3:30 - 4:30 PM    NEW IN 2024!

Lightning Learnings

In this highly consultative and interactive session, intimate groups of executives and experts will collaborate on strategic initiatives to help senior living thrive in the future – adult day, immigration, dementia care, and more.

Topics & Presenters to Be Announced

6:00 - 10:00 PM    Reception & Dinner

Laguna Palooza

Tuesday, March 26  Back to Top

7:00 - 8:00 AM


8:00 - 8:45 AM    Keynote

Keynote to Be Announced!

8:45 - 9:45 AM    General Session

Show Me the (Healthcare Premium) Money! 

You're already generating the value payers want – from coordinating care to collecting data to improving outcomes – but how do you get paid for it? Healthcare experts will discuss how you can monetize that value to capture a larger share of the insurance premium dollar.

Steve Carrier
SVP, Payer Strategy and Innovation

Rajiv Patel, MD
Bluestone Physicians

Joelle Poe
Centered Care

Karen Schulte
President of Medicare
SCAN Health Plan

9:45 - 10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 - 11:45 AM    General Session

The Healthcare Opportunity – With AND Without Risk

Operators will present a series of healthcare case studies from across the risk spectrum that address the opportunities and challenges of moving beyond a social model.

Joining a Value Based Care Alliance

Jerrold Frumm
Vice Chairman & CIO
Senior Lifestyle Corporation

Developing a Robust Preferred Provider Network

Kandice Alcorn
Chief Clinical & Operations Officer
Frontier Management

Owning a Primary Care Physician Group

Kristin Harris
Nye Health Services

Building a Healthcare Model for Payers

Phil Gisi
President & CEO
Edgewood Healthcare

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM


12:45 - 1:30 PM    General Session

Senior Living 100 Trailblazers

Innovative operators will share how they are attracting the next generation of residents by developing advanced wellness and memory care models that enhance the quality of life for seniors and bolster operating margins for the operator.

Driving Census with Outpatient Memory Care

Abe’s Garden “outpatient” memory care program (The Hearthstone Institute) has been a game changer for its occupancy by using evidence-based approaches for residents and in-depth training for staff.

Susannah Dwyer
Abe's Garden

Retrofitting Offices to Create an Urban Village

Remote work has created an opportunity in NYC to convert an office building to an affordable, multigenerational urban community that utilizes neighborhood amenities (nearby parks, public programming) to reduce costs.

Matthias Hollwich
Founding Principal

Pioneering Next Gen Behavioral Health

Seattle-based GenCare Lifestyle is partnering with behavioral health virtual care startup Rippl Care to provide on-demand care and support for independent, assisted and dementia care residents, resulting in mental health plan optimization and reduced ER visits/hospitalizations.

Leon Grundstein
President & CEO
GenCare Lifestyle

Tech-Enabled Transformation of Senior Living

Backed by industry pioneers, the recently launched SLTC (Brentwood, TN) is focusing on value-based care by integrating technology to enhance wellness, collect and coordinate data and negotiate with payers.

Arnie Whitman

Additional Trailblazers to Be Announced

1:30 - 2:00 PM    General Session

CEO Takeaways & Town Hall

Leading operator executives will reflect on their biggest takeaways from the conference in the areas of technology, strategy, leadership, workforce, and healthcare.

Speakers to Be Announced

2:15 - 5:45 PM


Sailing Regatta
The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Kitchen Showdown
Pickleball Clinic

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6:30 - 9:00 PM    Reception & Dinner

Bohemian Nights

Wednesday, March 26  Back to Top

7:00 - 8:30 AM

Farewell Breakfast