Now more than ever, senior housing leaders must be willing to challenge their assumptions.

SLIF is the place where the industry’s boldest leaders can have unfiltered conversations and explore the great unknowns ahead.

Who you’ll hear from

The things we’re going to do…

Attend Outdoor Talks

We’ll be programming as many sessions as possible outside. Fresh air helps you think and boost creativity!

Wine Blending

More info coming soon!

Enjoy Live Music

More info coming soon!

Go on Bike tours

Bike through the Napa Valley vineyards! Open to all paces and experience levels.

Evaluate New Partners

We bring the industry’s top vendors together at SLIF. Meet one-on-one with companies you’re interested in to evaluate how their solutions can fit your unique needs.

MasterMind Roundtables

True learning comes from the collision of ideas and experience. These candid “closed-door” breakout discussions allow you to come together with industry peers to tackle shared challenges.

Party in a Castle

More info coming soon!

Reconnect with Industry Friends!

Our events are 100% designed with genuine connections in mind. We exist to create the space you need to get together, learn from one another, and abandon your assumptions.

Topics We’re Going to Explore

Hiring + Retaining Staff in Today’s Market

Changing the Public’s Perception of Senior Living

Inviting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Senior Living

The Future of AgeTech

Reaching the Middle Market

Strategies to Accelerate Growth

Aligning Capital with a Shifting Industry

Building a Meaningful Company Culture

Designing + Operating Healthier Communities

…and more TBA!


It’s wonderful that you bring in ideas from outside that fuel our sense of possibility and innovation.”



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Where you’ll be

Silverado Resort & Spa  |  Napa, CA
Silverado Resort and Spa is a luxury resort in the heart of the world-famous Napa Valley Wine Country. Located just an hour north of San Francisco, Silverado includes two PGA championship golf courses, 13 lighted tennis courts, and biking and hiking trails on-site to ensure excitement at every corner. And thanks to its Napa Valley Wine Country location, it’s all close to more than 400 wineries.

The Agenda


May 22nd, 2022

12:00pm – 5:30pm

Registration & Orientation

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Wine Blending at Judd’s Hill (First Session)

Spend the afternoon crafting your own unique blend at Judd’s Hill, an intimate, family-owned winery that sits atop a 14-acre hillside vineyard. You’ll team up with industry peers to create the perfect Bordeaux blend using samples from four red varietals. Once your recipe is complete, pair it with light bites and as judges conduct a blind taste test. Good luck to all – only 1 team will reign Winemaker Champions!

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Napa Valley Bike Tour

Experience Napa Valley’s countryside by bicycle! Well-paved roads and breathtaking scenery set the stage for our tour through wine country. With the help of a local guide, we’ll pedal past vineyards making our way to a nearby winery. Sip wine, learn about the valley’s history and enhance your education on the vine-to-bottle process. The perfect opportunity to discover great wines and make some new friends.

3:30pm – 5:30pm

Wine Blending at Judd’s Hill (Second Session)

6:15pm – 7:00pm

Welcome Reception

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Sips and Stations Dinner Program

We’re in the age of disruption. Today’s business climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. Every week, it seems there is a new strategy or technology that is a “must use” or a “game changer”. What we lose in this endless quest for the next bright shiny business object is that at the core of business while everything has changed, nothing is different. Trust, connection, consistency and service will always trump any new app to hit the market. In this keynote, Scott Stratten will walk the audience through what is real and what are only smoke screens in the business world today.

Scott Stratten

Best Selling Author / President- Un-Marketing


May 23rd, 2022

6:30am – 7:00am

Group Run/Walk

7:15am – 8:00am


8:00am – 8:35am

A New Lens for the Aging Services Industry

“Senior living” has for decades defined the aging services industry – but that’s about to change, and dramatically. Patrick Bultema, CEO of Eden Alternative, will lay out the coming revolution, with actionable advice on what you can do to lean into the future.

Patrick Bultema

President & CEO – The Eden Alternative

8:35am – 9:10am

Bringing COMPLETE Senior Health Home

This session invites you to think differently about how we serve seniors —completely. Integrating health care into senior living alone will not drive the COMPLETE impact that’s needed to open the possibility of new revenue sources that not only drive value, but fuel long-term experiences within senior living and beyond. Joel Theisen, BSN, RN explores how redesigning our communities from both a SDoH and geriatric medical services lens brings health home.

Joel will be sharing compelling financial/NOI and client outcome data that demonstrates the power and value of delivering COMPLETE Senior Health!

Joel Theisen

Founder & CEO – Lifespark

9:15am – 10:15am

Sourcing Meetings

10:20am – 10:40am

Life After the Internet

The internet as we know it has vanished. Days of browsers, downloads, and websites have been replaced by full-time immersion with wearables, streaming services, and the planet’s pulse.

We no longer download apps but install habits into our daily behaviors. Our smart homes are slowly morphing into a collection of curated environments, and our entertainment is selected for us.

Privacy has been replaced by machine learning convenience, and AI now surveils our most intimate moments. To glimpse the future, one only needs to travel to Walt Disney World. In this immersive keynote, we will look at the past, present and future of the internet through the innovations of Disney.

Chris Dancy

The Most Connected Man on Earth

10:40am – 11:10am

Grounding and Connecting People Through Authentic Design

This talk will illustrate ways that authentic design can drive behavior, promote human interaction and optimize effectiveness.

Tama Duffy Day

Principal, Senior Living Practice – Gensler

11:15am – 12:15pm

Sourcing Meetings

12:20pm – 1:10pm

MasterMind Sessions

Winning the Battle for Talent Charles Turner
Building a New Model for Senior Living – Joel Theisen + Bob Kramer
Successfully Piloting New Technologies – Sarah Thomas
Reaching the Middle Market – TBA

1:10pm – 2:10pm

Networking Lunch

2:10pm – 3:10pm

The State of Play

In this interactive session, we’ll dive into the biggest challenges facing the industry and the radical leadership required to usher in the next generation of senior living.

Bob Kramer

Founder – Nexus Insights

Stephanie Harris

CEO – Arrow Senior Living

Chris Hollister

Co-Founder & CEO – Pegasus Senior Living

Luc Maurice

Président – Le Groupe Maurice

Nick Stengle

Nick Stengle

EVP and COO – Sunrise Senior Living

3:15pm – 4:35pm

Sourcing Meetings

4:40pm – 5:15pm

Happy Hour Talk // Pushing the Limits of Experience

How can you create environments and experiences that draw people in and keep them coming back for more? During this keynote, Vince Kadlubek – the visionary mind behind Meow Wolf, one of the most cutting edge, experience-driven art collectives in the world – will take us on his mind’s journey through creating experiences that connect with people of all ages, and why that matters.

Vince Kadlubek

Founder & Director – Meow Wolf

5:15pm – 6:15pm

Change Into Your 80s Outfits!

6:15pm – 11:00pm

Back to the Castle!

Eats, Wine, Live Music + More
(*swing by Mansion Gardens for wine to-go and convene by the Market by 6:10pm). Return shuttles 9:30pm, 10pm, 11pm.

Our visit to Castello Di Amorosa promises not only superb wines but a magnificent experience in the only authentically-built medieval Tuscan castle and winery in America. From the grand drawbridge entrance to the Great Hall, to the depths of the dungeon and torture chamber..this is designed to be a free-flowing function with gourmet food and wine tasting stations. Bonus – there is also an 80’s theme for this party. More details coming soon 😎


May 24th, 2022

7:30am – 8:15am


8:15am – 8:40am

The Great Reset:  People-first places for the win

There’s no question that senior living is undergoing a seismic shift as investors, owners and operators alike respond to changing market realities. Recruitment and retention of both staff and residents require new ways of thinking about the financial and reputational value of cultivating a culture of health.  International WELL Building Institute’s President and CEO Rachel Hodgdon offers insights into how organizations can enhance ESG strategies and improve financial performance by becoming people-first places.

Rachel Hodgdon

CEO – International WELL Building Institute

8:40am – 9:05am

Inviting Inclusion & Belonging Into Your Organization

Creating communities of inclusion and belonging starts with a courageous first step into a journey of exploring, learning and preparing to welcome different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences. This session will share a candid look at DEIB within aging services along with immediately actionable approaches to ensure your organization invites in inclusion and belonging and is ready when it shows up!!

Marvell Adams

COO – Kendal

9:10am – 9:50am

Sourcing Meetings

9:55am – 10:25am

Residents Say the Darndest Things

See how a 45,000 mile journey throughout the country singing with senior living residents changed perceptions of aging (or something like that!)

Jack York

Co-Founder – iN2L

10:30am – 11:30am

MasterMind Sessions

Women in Senior Living Roundtable Sevy Petras + Lori Alford
Employee Engagement + Retention – TBA
Changing the Public’s Perception of Senior Living – TBA
Understanding Active Adult – TBA

11:30am – 12:30pm

Bon Voyage Brunch

12:30pm – 2:15pm

Tour of The Watermark at Napa Valley

Join us for a tour of The Watermark at Napa Valley. Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care residences that have a rustic feel and frame views of the Napa Valley that are matched with deeply personalized and intuitive programming for a senior living community that is second to none.

12:30pm – 5:15pm

Winery Tours – Chateau Montelena and Charles Krug

What we’re doing differently:


Limited to 275 attendees.


A lot of outdoor programming.


Proof of COVID-​19 vaccination or negative test results.


More time to unwind + recharge!

Official Hygiene Partner:

Wanna join us?


(Senior Housing Provider)

Qualified execs attend at no cost. Registration includes accommodations for two nights, full meals and access to all networking excursions.



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