More Than Just Sessions

The LeadingAge Annual Meeting is full of experiences that create an experience you won’t get anywhere else!

Grab a Bite, Badge, and Beat: Kickoff Lunch

Chris Casello band AM24 1x1Sunday, October 27 | 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Kick things off right with some Southern barbecue and sway to the sweet sounds of local talent Chris Casello as you reconnect with old friends and colleagues. This lively opening networking mixer sets the perfect tone for your time in Music City. Don’t miss the chance to badge up, dig in and get in the groove for #LeadingAge24.

LeadingAge Art Gallery Lounges

AM24 Art Galleries

Leonard Nones:  Essential Workers Exhibition

Acclaimed photographer Leonard Nones celebrates the courage, compassion and resilience of 18 heroic employees who work with older adults.

Courtesy of Derfner Judaica Museum + Hebrew Home at Riverdale.

The Passions Project Portraits

Professional photographer and art activist Heidi Wagner tells the stories of intergenerational members of the LGBTQ community as a way of creating social connection and building a safe, inclusive community that welcomes all.

Listening Lounge

AM24 Listening Lounge

Visit this songwriters’ venue where the heroes behind the hits will share their stories and perform their original songs every day between education sessions. Grab a seat and chat with a friend while listening to music over morning coffee or afternoon cocktails.

Chords of Courage

AM24 Chords of Courage

Experience how each individual’s spark of courage has the power to ignite others. Contribute your thoughts to our giant art wall made entirely of acoustic guitars. Then jot down your walk-on song and attach it to your badge as a fun conversation starter and get some musical insights about your fellow attendees. As a final note, don’t forget to grab a guitar pick as a reminder of your time in Music City.

LeadingAge Song Project

AM24 LeadingAge Songwriting

Three LeadingAge member organizations will be hosting songwriting workshops this summer, where residents and staff will team up with professional songwriters to create original compositions. Three finalist songs will be performed live at the Annual Meeting, where attendees will vote for their favorite.

Songwriting Workshop

AM24 Song writing

Sunday, October 27 | 9–11:00 a.m.
LeadingAge attendees will learn the art of songwriting from local professional musicians and cross something off their bucket lists after crafting original songs of their very own.

Leaders of Color Coffee Chat and Networking

AM24 LoC Coffee Chat

Sunday, October 27 | 9–10:00 a.m.

Brew up some connections! Join LeadingAge members for coffee and breakfast, and an opportunity to network with peers who are shaping the future of the aging services field.

CAST Reception

AM24 CAST Reception

Tuesday, October 29 | Time TBD

Connect with colleagues who share an interest in advancing technology solutions to help older adults thrive, increase efficiency for staff and expand organizational offerings and reach at this gathering for LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technology (CAST). No RSVP required.

Sponsored by: cdw

Walk-On Song Public Exhibit

AM24 WalkOn Song

We all have a song that inspires us to live our life courageously. Residents and staff members of LeadingAge Tennessee member communities shared their chosen songs during meaningful conversations. Stunning portraits celebrating the songs’ lyrics will be featured in a gallery exhibit outside Music City Center and open to the public Saturday-Thursday.

Sole-ful Giving

AM24 Soleful Giving

Over half a million people are homeless and many of them are older adults. Unfortunately, socks are the least-donated item. LeadingAge plans to sock it to this problem in Nashville. Bring a pair of socks to donate and place them in our giant bin when you arrive. Help us meet our goal of 5,000 pairs of socks for people in need.