The Age of Opportunity

September 9 – 11, 2024 – Springfield, MO

This year’s Show-Me Summit embraces a powerful theme: The Age of Opportunity. We’re moving beyond the limitations of traditional views on aging. This is a time of unprecedented potential for older adults, and we, as service providers, hold the key to unlocking it!

Join us in Springfield, MO this September 9th-11th as we explore innovative approaches to aging services. The Summit will be a vibrant hub for learning, collaboration, and inspiration.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Dynamic programming: Deep dive into cutting-edge models that empower older adults to thrive.
  • Expert speakers: Gain insights from national and regional thought leaders in aging services.
  • Discover innovative solutions: Explore the latest advancements in health, wellness, and technology for older adults.
  • Champion inclusion and accessibility: Discover strategies to ensure all Missourians have access to the resources and support they need to age well, regardless of background or circumstance.
  • Networking opportunities: Connect with colleagues from across Missouri and share best practices.
  • Advocate for a more age-friendly Missouri: Be part of the movement to create communities where older adults feel valued, respected, and engaged.

The Age of Opportunity isn’t just a theme; it’s a call to action. Together, we can shape a future where aging is not a barrier, but a springboard to a fulfilling and vibrant life.

The Summit will feature inspiring speakers, innovative workshops, and opportunities to network with like-minded individuals. Together, we’ll rewrite the narrative on aging and show the world what the “Age of Opportunity” truly means in Missouri!

Attendees average 350-400 and include professionals, volunteers, and advocates working with AAAs, senior centers, nutrition services, and other community organizations serving adults 60+.

The Summit will be held at the University Plaza in Springfield, Mo. More info on the hotel below.

We look forward to seeing you this fall!

Calls for Presentations – Details HERE

Submit your Presentation Proposal HERE

*Deadline extended to 4/18/24! You still have time!

Submitting a session proposal is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your thought leadership, successful programs, and share insights with your peers and leaders in aging services from all across the state. We look forward to showcasing your subject-matter expertise, fresh thinking, and best practices as a presenter.

Hotel Information – University Plaza Hotel

University Plaza Hotel, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, Springfield Missouri 65806. 

All conference attendees, presenters and exhibitors are responsible for securing their own lodging.

A discounted room rate of $107 plus applicable taxes for a single/double is available until Friday, August 9, 2024 or until sold out. Please reserve your room early.

To make a reservation online click HERE.

To make a reservation by phone call 1-417-864-7333.

Sponsors and Exhibitors- Find Out More Here

We greatly value and appreciate our Sponsors and Exhibitors who make our annual summit possible. Many of our Sponsors and Exhibitors come back year after year as they find value for their businesses and organizations as well. Find out how you can position your business and services in the spotlight among the must trusted experts and leaders in the field of aging services.

Summit Registration – To open in May

Welcome Back Sandy Markwood!

We are delighted to announce the return by popular demand of Sandy Markwood, CEO of USAging for our 2024 Summit!

Sandy is a national advocate for aging issues and a champion for ensuring that older adults have the best supports to age well at home and in their communities. As the CEO of USAging since 2002, she is committed to ensuring that our society values and supports people across the lifespan. This commitment has taken many forms, including advocacy with multiple administrations and on Capitol Hill for the passage of legislation aimed at supporting older adults, including access to critical information, in-home services and caregiver support.

A passionate advocate, Sandy has led numerous USAging campaigns to support the needs of older adults as they age, including those focused on combating social isolation among older adults, encouraging healthy aging, supporting caregivers, promoting livable communities, and access to transportation and housing options. Sandy has focused on the development of community planning practices that include the creation of dementia friendly communities and maximize the benefits of volunteering and engagement for people of all ages while preventing elder abuse and neglect. Sandy’s goal and the goal of USAging is to ensure that older adults have the ability to age with maximum independence and quality of life. According to Sandy, aging isn’t just about adding years to our lives, it’s about adding life to those years.