AHCA/NCAL Conference for CEOs and Executive Leaders

​Join the ranks of the "Best of the Best" by attending the Conference for CEOs & Senior Executive Leaders at the luxurious Boca Raton Resort. Reserve your spot now to connect with fellow C-Suite executives, draw inspiration from industry experts, and engage with AHCA/NCAL leadership to hear the latest from Washington, DC. Plus, gain access to tailored, timely education sessions to help you strategize for a successful future, focused on quality care for your residents.

Participation in this conference is by invitation only and is intended for CEOs and executive level management staff. AHCA/NCAL reserves the right to grant final approval to all registrants. Only fully registered member or non-member attendees are eligible for CE accreditation earned through the conference’s education sessions. Guest registration is for spouses or guests and not intended for individuals who work in the long term care profession. Registration and attendance for companies and individuals who sell or market products and/or services to provider organizations are limited to sponsors only.

NOTE: Provider attendees with multiple business interests that are competitive with event sponsors can participate in their capacity as providers only. Anyone who cannot agree will not be invited back as a Provider but is welcome to inquire with AHCA/NCAL Vendor Relations about event sponsorship opportunities.


Registration Rates

Registration Deadline: Advanced Registration Ends Friday, April 12.
  • AHCA/NCAL Member Advanced Registration $500
  • AHCA/NCAL Member On-Site Registration $600
  • Member Guest $135
  • Non-Member Advanced Registration $650
  • Non-Member On-Site Registration $700
  • Non-Member Guest $135
Registration Questions: meetings@ahca.org

Register Online


General Information

Payment fees for the conference, and optional social activities can be made by U.S. Check, American Express, Visa, or MasterCard. AHCA/NCAL will not process your registration without full payment. To avoid duplicate charges to your credit card, DO NOT mail a copy of your registration form once it has been faxed or posted online.
Registration confirmations will be e-mailed to you via e-mail within 15 days of receipt.
Registration substitutions will be allowed up to two days prior to the conference. Changes and/or substitutions must be made in writing via fax to (202) 898-6302, or e-mail to meetings@ahca.org.
Registration cancellations received on or before April 12, 2024 will be refunded minus a $55.00 administrative fee. Any change or cancellation must be made in writing and faxed to (202) 898-6302 or sent via e-mail to meetings@ahca.org. Refunds will be processed within 15 days following the end of the conference.

Registration refunds will not be issued after April 12, 2024. Refunds or credits will NOT be granted on no-shows.

The average high temperature for May is 85°F, with a low of 65°F. Business-casual attire is suitable for all meetings, sessions, and receptions, but please remember to bring a sweater or jacket for air-conditioned rooms and cool evenings. Resort wear is appropriate for all social activities.

If you require any special accommodations or have any special dietary needs, please contact AHCA/NCAL at meetings@ahca.org​.

Kosher meals will be available. Please be sure to indicate your dietary preference when you register.  A dedicated prayer space will also be available throughout the conference.
By registering for and/or attending the event, I acknowledge and agree that photographs, video, and other recordings of the event may be taken by AHCA/NCAL or parties acting on behalf of AHCA/NCAL and that these photographs, video, and other recordings may be used by AHCA/NCAL in any media now known or later invented for any purpose related to AHCA/NCAL’s mission, including educational, promotional, and awareness-related use. I give to AHC/NCAL unlimited permission to use my name, likeness, image, statements, and other information I may give to AHCA/NCAL whether through registration, at the event, or otherwise that may be necessary for AHCA/NCAL to make use of its rights in photographs, video, and other recordings.

 Hotel & Travel Information


The Boca Raton

501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432



Take advantage of the special group rate of $349.00 per night (plus 13% occupancy tax), single or double occupancy, for Harborside and Cloister Rooms and $399 per night (plus 13% occupancy tax) for single or double occupancy, for Tower Studio rooms. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, April 12, 2024. AHCA/NCAL will not hold the room block beyond the above-mentioned hotel deadline. Reservation requests made after this hotel deadline will be based on availability at the prevailing rate determined by the hotel. Reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. To make your guest room reservations, call the Boca Raton - (855) 743-6130 - by Tuesday, April 12, 2024, and reference the American Health Care Association.


At the time a reservation is made, a one-night room and tax advance deposit will be charged to the credit card provided. Reservations must be canceled by April 12, 2024, to avoid a non-refundable charge equal to one night's estimated room.


The Boca Raton is conveniently located near three airports. Fort Lauderdale (25 miles), Miami International (47 miles), and Palm Beach International (29 miles). Ground transportation from all airports to The Boca Raton Resort is available via taxi, ride-share, and sedan service. Executive car service can be arranged through Best VIP Transportation at 800-735-7535.

 Networking Activities

Catamaran Tour - $265 per person | 12:15PM - 3:30PM

Enjoy a 3-hour sailing cruise from Boca Raton on a 55-foot state-of-the-art catamaran. Includes drinks and snacks, snorkel gear, boat ride, captain, and crew. A boxed lunch will be provided before departure for the marina.

Pickleball Tournament & Lunch - $155 per person | 12:00PM - 2:30PM

Spend the afternoon networking while playing one of the fastest-growing sports worldwide. Lunch will be served courtside.

Wine Pairing Lunch - $185 per person | 12:00PM - 2:00PM

What better way to network than to learn about each other than over lunch? Enjoy a tasting lunch with a wine to complement each course. A sommelier will be on hand to provide the stories about the wines and answer your questions.


Conference attendees can enjoy a 10% discount on green’s fees. Tee times must be after 9:30 AM and exclude Friday and Saturday. To book a tee time call 855-743-6130

 Health & Safety

​With health and safety remaining a priority for our attendees, we ask that the following be observed:

  1. Being up to date with current vaccines/boosters is preferred for all registered attendees.
  2. Masks are worn at the discretion of the attendees. 
  3. Do not travel if you have COVID until you meet the CDC criteria for returning to work for Healthcare Workers.
  4. If you have respiratory symptoms, please test for COVID before traveling and use a source control mask when around others indoors. 
  5. If you have had a recent high-risk exposure in the 10 days before a meeting or event, you should wear a mask for 10 days following the exposure and not participate in indoor activities where you may need to take off your mask (e.g., dining, drinking, coffee, etc.). High-risk exposure at work does not count if appropriate PPE was used during resident care.
  6. Follow all state, local, and private business health and safety measures that may be in place. 
  7. If you experience symptoms or are exposed while onsite, please self-quarantine in your hotel room and contact AHCA/NCAL staff (meetings@ahca.org) for a test kit.

 Keynote Speaker

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​Daniel Burrus

Futuristic Speaker, Business Strategist
Daniel Burrus is considered one of the World’s Leading Futurist Speakers on Global Trends and Disruptive Innovation. The New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker. 

He is a strategic advisor to executives from Fortune 500 companies helping them to develop game-changing strategies based on his proven methodologies for capitalizing on technology innovations and their future impact. He is the author of seven books, including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller Flash Foresight, as well as the international best-seller Technotrends. His latest book, The Anticipatory Organization: Turn Disruption and Change Into Opportunity and Advantage, is an Amazon #1 Hot New Release for Business.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Wednesday, November 16

  • 3:00pm – 3:45pm
    Welcome, Introductions, and Sponsor Recognition

    Ted LeNeave, AHCA/NCAL Regional Multifacility Council Chair, Founder & CEO, Accura Healthcare; Dave Voepel, President & CEO, Arizona Health Care Association

  • 3:45pm – 4:45pm
    What’s Happening in Washington?

    Mark Parkinson, AHCA/NCAL President & CEO, Clifton J. Porter, II, AHCA/NCAL Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, and LaShuan Bethea, Executive Director, NCAL will be joined by Bob Russell, Partner, The Simmons and Russell Group and Bob Wood, Chairman and CEO of BGR Group for a lively exchange on the state of all things related to politics and the impact on the sector.

  • 4:45pm - 5:30pm
    Opening Keynote: The Demographic Drought - How a Lack of People Will Change How We Look at Labor

    ​In 2011 and 2021, nearly every county in the US saw declines in its working-age population. The 2020 census shows that 16 states saw net population decline over the past years—the worst numbers since the Great Depression. Employers are already feeling the pain, but the people shortage is only projected to get worse. So how did we get here? What are the economic ramifications? And is there anything we can do about it? As lead author of The Demographic Drought, Ron Hetrick, MS, Senior Labor Economist and Vice President of Staffing Product at Lightcast, answers these questions by analyzing past, present, and future workforces.

  • 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    ​Welcome Reception and Dinner - Courtyard
  • 9:00pm – 11:00pm
    ​​After Dinner Lounge

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Thursday, November 17

  • 7:30am – 8:00am
    First Timer Breakfast
  • 7:30am - 8:00am
    Breakfast Buffet
  • 8:00am – 9:15am
    In Their Own Words, Why Employees Stay

    Craig Deao, Managing Director, The Huron Group, presents new research to uncover the driving forces of workforce retention with leaders and staff. From escalating wage wars to severe talent shortages, organizations are feeling the effects of the workforce crisis plaguing the industry. Leaders across the industry recognize change is needed to address the long-term threats these challenges pose to their organizations. Craig will share the findings that detail the drivers of satisfaction and where leaders should focus.

  • 9:15am - 10:15am
    Strategies to Reduce or Eliminate the Use of Agency Staffing

    Mark Parkinson, AHCA/NCAL President & CEO moderates a panel featuring providers who have eliminated or dramatically reduced the use of agency staff in their organizations. Joining Mark on the panel will be Leigh Ann Barney, President & CEO, Trilogy Health Services, Jason Murray, President & CEO, Providence Group/PACS and Mary K. Ousley, RN, Chief Strategy Officer, Pruitt Health.

  • 10:15am – 10:30am
  • 10:30am – 11:30am
    Spotlight on Rebuilding and Maintaining Census

    Mark Parkinson will sit down with Care Initiatives President & CEO, Michael Beal for a focused conversation on how the Care Initiatives team worked to rebuild their census to pre-pandemic measures.

  • 11:30am
    Transition to Afternoon Activities

    Additional registration fees apply. Complete event details can be found at the end of this agenda or on the conference app.

    • Wine Pairing Experience and Lunch: 12:00pm – 2:00pm (on property)
    • On the River Rafting Activity: 12:00pm – 4:00pm (on property)
    • On the Mountain Desert Hike: 12:00pm – 4:00pm (on property)
    • Golf: There is no formal golf outing. All costs associated with golf play will be paid by the individual. To book your tee time, please contact the Pro Shop at 408-423-2449 and identify yourself as part of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) group.

  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • 9:00pm – 11:00pm
    After Dinner Lounge

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Friday, November 18

  • 7:45am - 8:45am
    Independent Owner Breakfast
  • 8:30am - 9:00am
    Breakfast Buffet
  • 9:00am - 10:00am
    Closing Keynote: Resilience, Renewal, and Stamina. The Keys to Leading and Thriving Through Challenging Times

    ​Unprecedented times separate extraordinary people from all others. The positive side of our pandemic stress syndrome teaches how extraordinary people are moving forward with renewed purpose, humanism, passion, stamina, and wellbeing. Drawing from his more than 40 years of clinical, coaching, and consulting work with health professionals, their teams, and their families, clinical psychologist Wayne M. Sotile, Ph.D. shares practical pearls of wisdom about how extraordinary people think, cope, and care for others. This presentation has helped thousands health professionals from 65 countries not only endure but grow personally and professionally through our challenging times.

  • 10:00am
    Conference Concludes

 Education and Agenda