OALA Conference and Trade Shows are recognized as the premier Assisted Living conferences in Ohio. Attendees hear and learn from some of the most influential thought leaders, executives, and experts in the Assisted Living industry. Our attendees earn continuing education hours during each conference session for industry related certification and/or license renewals.

Our theme for this in-person conference is Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future: Celebrating OALA's 30th Anniversary! The conference will be hosted at the Columbus Hilton at Easton on November 6 & 7, 2023.

Deadline for Speaker submissions is Friday, June 23, 2023. Speakers selected will be notified by Thursday, June 29, 2023, via email. All submissions will be added to an internal speaker list and may be contacted for additional OALA conferences and programs.

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 discounted 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.

Speaker Topics:

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..

Human Resources & 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

Please submit your presentation with the link below:

Please complete the form below to submit your information and proposed details. If you have any questions, please contact jessica@ohioassistedliving.org