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Download a PDF (9MB) of the 2016 Aging in America Conference Program Book. 

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Inspiration doesn't just happen in breakout sessions; there are many exciting opportunities at AiA16 to connect with nearly 3,000 peers and thought leaders who, like you, are dedicated to working to improve the quality of life for older adults.

We have lots of fun opportunities planned for you to  mix, mingle, and meet with acclaimed speakers and passionate attendees. And, trust us, you won't want to miss this year's final night reception!

Join us for any or all of the following events:

DC Memorials Bus Tour (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, March 20 | 9:00 AM–Noon 
Climb aboard a comfortable coach and see the highlights of Washington DC. Sites include the Iwo Jima Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, World War II Memorial, and the White House (photo stop only). A professional tour guide will describe the sights and provide historical background.

Monuments by Night Tour and Dine Around (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, March 20 | 7:00–10:00 PM
Cost: $80. Pre-registration required. Must have ticket to attend.
Embark on a journey through DC's monuments, followed by dinner in iconic Penn Quarter. You will travel around Washington, DC in a stylish coach bus to see the monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial, Capitol Building, WW2 Memorial and Washington Monument. Lit up at night and combined with our guides' expertise, guests will experience a new perspective of our nation's capital. After the tour, enjoy a three course meal at a classic Italian restaurant with wine. This dining event offers a fun and unforgettable way to experience DC dining, interact with other conference attendees, and enjoy the city.
 
Networking Orientation for First Time Attendees, New Members, Students and Emerging Professionals
Monday, March 21 | 9:00–10:30 AM
Is this your first Aging in America Conference? Are you new to ASA? Are you looking to meet other members? This is a great opportunity to meet peers and get critical information you need to get the most out of the conference. Experienced ASA leaders will be on hand to answer your questions.

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception
Monday, March 21 | 530–7:00 pm
Join us for appetizers and cocktails as you connect with your peers and learn about the latest resources and solutions that can help you in your work with older adults.
go to the exhibit hall pagelearn more about being an exhibitor

Morning Coffee Break in the
Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, March 22 | 7:30–9:00 am
Are you an early riser? Get a start to your day! Head down to the exhibit hall on Wednesday morning before sessions start and grab a cup of coffee and a pastry to enjoy while you peruse the exhibits and chat with others. Be sure to stick around for the drawing, which will be held before the first sessions starts.
go to the exhibit hall page | learn more about being an exhibitor

The 2015 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards
Tuesday, March 22 | 6:00–8:00 pm
Join us for a reception honoring the most recent winners of the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards. These programs focus on improving the lives of adults with Alzheimer’s disease and their family caregivers through creative expression programming, targeting diverse/ multicultural communities, and organizing for advocacy and policy changes. The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation and the National Center on Caregiving of Family Caregiver Alliance are pleased to host this reception and invite everyone to attend.

NCOA 65th Birthday Bash
Tuesday, March 22 | 7:00–8:00 pm
Join the National Council on Aging (NCOA) as we turn 65! Stop by for a champagne toast and cupcake to celebrate 65 years of working together to improve the lives of older adults. We want to thank you for making it possible. Free for all conference participants. 
 
Final Night Reception
Wednesday, March 23 | 6:00–8:30 pm
The conference offers many opportunities for networking, and this evening reception is one not to miss. Join your colleagues for an evening with hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, delightful conversation, music, dancing and a fun surprise or two. Come and meet other participants, ASA Board members, participants in our Leadership Institute, and our Conference Co-Chairs and committee members, and other VIPs.
Complimentary admission for conference registrants; guest tickets available at $20 each.
 
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Join the conversation, network with other attendees, and get the latest conference info by becoming part of our Facebook and Twitter communities. And don't forget to use the Conference hashtag - #AiA16!
 
 

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