Welcome to BCSLA 2021
Conference & Tradeshow:
Join us for this year’s exciting two-day virtual event filled with expert speakers
and exclusive networking events. Learn, mingle, and be inspired!
Day 1 - September 20, 2021
Explore the Exhibitor Hall
Visit the exhibitor booths, chat with industry experts and access the downloadable contents available at the booth – open all day
CEO BCSLA and Adena Waffle, President BCSLA
Taking Flight After a Devastating Year
This presentation will explore the process of recovering from tragedy to move forward to thriving once again. Drawing from the experience of NASA’s response to the loss of spacecraft and crew, Dr. Williams will use his knowledge as an astronaut and hospital CEO to discuss the path beyond the current COVID pandemic while caring for ourselves and for our seniors. It is a journey worth taking.
Aging well: Navigating the “next normal”
International Council on Active Aging
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is challenging every aspect of our society. While we do not know what our “next normal” will be, we do know that how we respond to this crisis today could help us move forward and prepare to navigate whatever “normal” becomes. If ever there was a time to focus on optimizing the health and wellness of residents, members and staff in all settings, it is now. To do so, we must redouble our efforts to provide supportive environments. Whether the goal is to build people’s resilience and immune systems or to ensure they get the most out of life, whether in the real and/or virtual world, we must grapple with the question, What’s next for aging well? Join ICAA’s Colin Milner, founder, CEO and active-aging thought-leader, as he delves into areas such as technology, wellness, the built environment and outreach strategies in this stimulating session.
Lunch Break + Visit Exhibition Hall
Mindful Leadership: Maximize Engagement and Thrive in Work and Life
Learn to make better choices that result in a healthier, more meaningful, sustainable life. The result? Your people will bring more energy, enthusiasm, and impact to everything they do. In this invigorating and informative presentation, Dr. Susan Biali Haas highlights key daily choices that help you shape a vibrant, healthier life that makes a difference.
You’ll learn how to:
- Resist external stress and pressures
- Protect yourself from burnout
- Prioritize your well-being
- Harness the power of nutrition
- Maximize brain health
- Protect key relationships
- Make time for what matters most
Making the Leap
Expert on Sustainability, Climate Change, Cleantech and the Global Energy Transition
The next industrial age, powered by renewable energy and characterized by radical energy efficiency, is already underway.
Chris Turner provides a guided tour of this world of renewed prosperity and reinvigorated community. His boundlessly optimistic overview of the state of the art in sustainability shows how radical shifts to clean systems of energy production and efficient use, next-generation architecture and urban design, and reinvigourated political engagement and community development will enable individuals and business's alike not only to survive but to thrive in the twenty-first century economy.
Seal of Approval
Visit Exhibition Hall
Social Event (Additional Paid Event): Mixology Class
Join us from 5 - 6 pm with a live (virtual) mixologist teaching us how to make two hand-crafted cocktails (non-alcoholic option is available). Tickets are $25 each, and include all of the ingredients you need for this event sent right to your door! – Sign up by September 10th to secure your spot as capacity is limited. If you would like to attend the mixology class but are not registering for the conference, please reach out to Sana at email@example.com
Day 2 - September 21, 2021
Visit Exhibition Hall
LEAP Award and Seal of Approval Recognition
Coffee/Lunch Break + Visit Exhibition Hall
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Navigating the challenges that the seniors living sector faces have been amplified as a result of COVID-19. How to turn around the downward pressures on occupancy, what to do to keep your employees engaged and how to find new ones and equally as important, how do operators enhance the health and vibrancy of their communities to enhance quality of living for their residents and enhance marketability? These questions and more will be discussed in three distinct break-out sessions where experiences are discussed and best practices shared. We encourage you to participate and to share your thoughts on ideas on the following topics. After all, it’s through discussions such as these, where solutions can be found.
There will be three (3) Break-Out Sessions addressing unique issues. Please attend the session that is of most interest to you and direct your colleagues to attend the others relevant to them.
- Session 1 - Rebuilding Community Occupancy Post Covid-19 – Facilitated by Alison Howard, VP Operations, Sienna Senior Living
- 2.The Labour Force Challenge – Retaining Existing Employees and Recruiting Staff – Facilitator TBD
- 3.Continuing to Create a Healthy, Engaging and Active Environments at Seniors Communities – Facilitator TBD
Sticky Branding: Get the Community to Choose Your Brand First
2021 is a year of transformation. It’s time to shift from crisis to a comeback. But to do that, you have to build trust and act with purpose. In this interactive session, branding expert Jeremy Miller shares how to connect with residents, staff and the community to choose your brand first.
4 Fundamental Sales Strategies To Help Your Customers Move Forward
During times of business disruption, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, demand or perception of your services may vary from the norm. We need to acknowledge the challenges the pandemic has brought to businesses, but work towards making our customers feel safe in a more digitized and virtual economy. With more than 15 years of experience in sales and business development, Fatima has become a master at growing revenues. In this presentation, she takes the audience through 4 Fundamental Sales Strategies to implement during COVID-19 and the importance of Resiliency, Adaptability and Evolution. Whether your sales team is full of newcomers or seasoned experts, this presentation will set your organization on a clear path to success.
CEO BCSLA and Adena Waffle, President BCSLA
Speakers. Networking. Connections.
Create & Collaborate
BCSLA 2021 Conference & Tradeshow: Taking Flight is finally here. Take advantage of forward-thinking keynote speakers, networking with influential attendees, and much more. Register today and join us for a unique and inspiring experience.
Our speakers are at the cutting edge of their particular discipline or industry, and will
share their insights of building exceptional experiences.
Dr. Dave Williams
Record-breaking Astronaut, Aquanaut & Leadership Expert
Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors’ Services and Long-Term Care
GENERAL SESSION SPEAKERS
Our speakers are at the cutting edge of their particular discipline or industry, and
will share their insights of building exceptional experiences.