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Conference Speaker Form

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Don't miss a chance to speak at the 2024 Fall Conference & Trade Show hosted at the Columbus Hilton at Easton on November 18 & 19.

Speaker Benefits

  • Speakers (including co-presenters) will be granted complimentary conference registration and networking events. Specialty Certifications and other workshops are not included.

  • Speakers will receive a complimentary exhibitor booth at the Trade Show, if desired.

  • Speakers will receive professional exposure on our website and will be featured on public platforms for Social Media conference advertisement as well as conference brochures and email campaigns to OALA members.

  • A conference attendee list will be provided after the conference. Please note that email addresses will not be included.

Session Speaker Expectations

  • Providing excellent educational sessions is at the heart of Ohio Assisted Living Association’s platform, as such we look for session presenters who are willing to share their expertise without the expectation of payment. Confirmed session speakers will not be compensated for their conference participation and will be responsible for all their own travel and accommodation expenses.

  • Session speakers agree that presenting a session is an opportunity to share information and is not a showcase for promotion of business, practice, service or product. NO sales pitches are allowed during presentations or sessions.

  • Speakers are expected to present in-person, and to bring their PowerPoint slide deck presentation loaded on a mobile drive and be available sixty (60) minutes prior to the session start time.

  • Speakers agree to make no substantial changes to content, format, audio/visual needs, room set-up, identity or number of presenters, date or time without prior approval.

  • Speakers agree to design and provide high-quality PowerPoint presentations, in electronic format, by the deadline given for printing in the OALA conference manual.

  • To give OALA permission to audio and/or video record any session for the purpose of posting to the OALA website for purchase of on-demand learning, or otherwise using the recording and/or video at a later time in any product or media.

We are seeking proposals relevant to all areas of assisted living, including but not limited to:


Nursing Law
Nursing Leadership
Assessments & Care Conferences
Medication Administration
Fall Prevention
Hospice & Home Health Care
Alzheimer’s, Dementia & Memory Care
CBD & THC in Assisted Living
Managing Difficult Behaviors
Nursing Leadership – How to manage a successful clinical team
Techniques on keeping the “backdoor” closed.
Skilled Nursing – What can AL do?
Wound Care – How/what is AL appropriate and how to integrate with Home Health
How to build a successful support group (dementia, anticipatory grief, hot topic for families of new move ins)

Sales & Marketing:

Occupancy: Attracting & Retaining Residents
Resident & Family Satisfaction
Cultivating Positive Resident Culture
DEI in Sales & Marketing
Creating the “WOW” Tour experience
Best Practice on making the close on “HOT” leads.
Customer success/client relations within an AL, IL community

Culinary & Hospitality:

Trends in Senior Living Foodservice
Food-Oriented Activities in Memory Care
Supply, Workforce, and Future Trends in Dining
Innovations in Meal Presentation & Delivery
Cross Training as a Staffing Solution
Culinary integration activities for AL and IL residents (cooking classes, farm to table gardens)


Innovations in AL Activities that Engage Today’s Resident
Memory Care Activities
How to Engage Residents Virtually
Engaging Families in Activities
Creating innovative/inclusive activities for the AL resident and Independent Resident
Creating a dynamic IL activity program
How to build a vivacious activity calendar
How to creatively intermingle AL and IL interrelationships
Appropriate integration for IL and AL Residents – How to know when and how.. 

HR & Leadership:

Combatting staff burnout
Attracting & retaining workforce
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
Creating Positive Culture
Crisis Management
Best Practices and/or Accreditation in Assisted Living

Executive Management:

Development, Design & Construction
Financing Trends
Business Development Strategies
Industry Outlooks
Crisis Management & Public Relations
Public Policy

Quality & Risk Management

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