ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Assisted Living Federation of America announces that General Stanley McChrystal will headline the ALFA 2014 Conference & Expo, May 19-22 in Phoenix. McChrystal, one of the nation’s foremost authorities and inspirational speakers on leadership, will be the keynote speaker for the opening general session. The opening general session is generously sponsored by LTC Properties and Ventas REIT.
McChrystal is a four-star general and former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan who retired from the military in 2010. He is also the author of best-selling leadership book My Share of the Task: A Memoir. He currently serves as chairman of the board for Siemens Government Technologies and serves on the board of directors for JetBlue Airways, Navistar and the Yellow Ribbon Fund. In 2011, the White House invited him to oversee Joining Forces, an initiative supporting military families. He is also a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs where he teaches leadership.
The ALFA conference lineup of extraordinary keynotes also includes former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband astronaut Captain Mark Kelly. They will celebrate the heroes of senior living as part of ALFA’s Hero Awards presentation. Academic and innovative thinker Sir Ken Robinson will speak, along with top executives from senior living communities.
The ALFA 2014 Conference & Expo features 75 educational sessions exploring topics and trends shaping the senior living business today. They offer the newest information and practical content customized for company, regional and community senior living executives. Among the trends being explored are the growth of the nation’s senior population, housing markets, partnerships with Accountable Care Organizations and the integration of technology into senior living communities.
Early Bird Registration and the ALFA Hotel Room Block close April 15. Register for the ALFA 2014 Conference & Expo at www.alfa.org/conference.
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ALFA is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve. Since 1990, ALFA has advocated for choice, accessibility, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all seniors. ALFA’s programs promote business and operational excellence through education, research, publications, professional networking and online tools designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurism in the field of senior living. Visit ALFA’s website at www.alfa.org.