2023 Annual Meeting + EXPO Call For Sessions


LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware 2023 Annual Meeting + EXPO

Our world is complex, but our common goal is simple—we dedicate ourselves to creating positive change and improving the lives of older adults wherever they call home.

As we focus on a wide and rapidly-evolving range of issues—it’s more important than ever to harness the combined power of our mission-driven LeadingAge professionals. That’s why aging services leaders from across New Jersey & Delaware will come together at the LANJDE Annual Meeting + EXPO in Atlantic City this coming June. 

We’re looking for dynamic speakers who can talk about the issues and strategic priorities that matter to our members most, and prominent experts who can share their experience and vision that is certain to inspire us all.

The LANJDE Annual Meeting will ignite member’s passion and purpose to advance their mission for those they serve. Together we are stronger for the greater good.

Call For Sessions | Proposal Submission Form

Conference Audience

The conference audience is comprised of professionals from across the continuum of care in the aging services and senior housing sector. This conference attracts C-Suite professionals; middle/senior managers; department directors; administrators; nursing leaders; finance, quality and safety officers;  public relations, communications and marketing professionals; human resources and information technology directors; affordable senior housing managers; social service coordinators and occupancy specialists; home and community based services providers; and more. Professionals in aging services and allied fields (i.e. fundraising, architecture, marketing, education, law, financial management and public administration) also attend the conference.

Proposal Guidelines:

Submission Requirements

Submissions that are incomplete or fail to meet the following guidelines will not be considered for review:

  • Speakers must agree to speak on site in Atlantic City on June 20 – 22.
  • Speakers must agree to pivot their sessions to a pre-recorded virtual presentation if necessary, at the discretion of the association.
  • All proposals must be submitted by January 5, 2023.
  • Due to the peer review nature of this project and the lead time on continuing education applications, late submissions cannot be considered for review. No extensions will be granted.
  • Content and speaker changes will not be accepted once a proposal has been submitted.
  • In order to develop a high-quality, well-balanced education program, LeadingAge NJ & DE reserves the right to limit the number of sessions an organization may provide to no more than three sessions.

LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware urges you to consider the following as you develop content and identify speakers for proposed sessions.

All proposals are peer-reviewed. A committee of LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware members considers the following criteria when evaluating the merits of each proposal:

  • Relevance of topic and applicability of concepts to aging services providers.
  • Experienced speakers, knowledgeable about the subject matter and LeadingAge audience.
  • Diversity of voices, perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences represented, including demographic diversity. Racial diversity and balanced gender representation on panels is strongly preferred.
  • Sessions are expected to incorporate the LeadingAge NJ & DE member viewpoint vs. solely feature business firms or consultants. We encourage applicants to incorporate senior care providers as speakers on your presentation.
  • Sessions should include the voice of elders, especially when the content touches on the resident/client experience.
  • Be mindful of the language you use. Refer to LeadingAge’s Anti-Ageism Quick Guide to ensure your proposal reflects person-centered values and language.
  • Tailor the information to the intended audience; be specific about the topic’s relevance and applicability to a specific setting or professional discipline.
  • Consider education delivery methods that create opportunities for meaningful audience interaction and engagement.
  • Avoid focusing your session content around a specific product or service.

For your convenience, gather the following session components before starting your submission.

Session Title: list a succinct headline that clearly conveys what your session is about.

Session Narrative (300-500 words): provide a clear, detailed description of the content to be covered in your 60-minute session.

Learning Objectives: outline the key takeaways (specific skills and/or practical knowledge) the audience will gain by attending your session. Please click on this link to determine the appropriate and best action verb for each learning objective: Blooms Taxonomy Verbs.

Program Diversity: describe how your session will contribute to an inclusive and diverse program with respect to voices, perspectives, populations, topics, education delivery methods, and/or audience engagement.

Presentation must fit into one of the educational tracks listed in our Strategic Information Focus Areas & Annual Meeting Education Tracks.

Contact information for each speaker – each speaker must have a unique email address. We are also collecting cell phone numbers for any emergency communications and conference app communications.

For continuing education purposes, we must collect the academic and professional background for each speaker to include:

  • Highest Degree Earned
  • Major/Discipline
  • Academic Institution
  • Year
  • Provide a brief overview of the knowledge and professional experience related to the proposed session topic and the aging services field

Please Note:

We cannot make any changes to a proposal or speakers once it has been submitted. We recommend drafting/saving your responses in advance.

If selected, you will have an opportunity to update your session content and confirm new or additional speakers.

LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware reserves the right to change session titles, descriptions, etc. for use in promotional materials.


Contact LANJDE Communications & Events Manager, Ivy Beck: ibeck@leadingagenjde.org