The EFA Conference + Expo delivers design strategies for senior living through educational sessions, pre-conference workshops, keynotes, association events, and community tours—and an expo hall with hundreds of innovative products and services used in the design of safe and vibrant living environments for our aging population.

Only community tours and pre-conference workshops will occur on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

Community tours present real-life examples of new strategies being implemented in senior care environments—these in-person guided tours offer a look at current design strategies incorporated at local senior care communities. Pre-conference workshops take place in a classroom setting and provide an in-depth look at processes and procedures utilized across the continuum of care.

Keynotes, educational sessions, networking events, and expo will kick off on Sunday, April 14, 2024. 

The EFA conference program is carefully planned to provide attendees with practical applications and best practices for designing and operating senior living facilities and communities. The sessions are either research-focused or offer other educational scenarios, including case studies, CCRC workshops, design outcomes or processes, and exploration of timely topics. Attendees will enjoy information-rich presentations in which they will glean invaluable information.

Keynotes feature renowned and accomplished presenters who are consistently among the leading voices and minds of the senior living design industry.

Networking receptions give you the opportunity to engage with peers, exhibitors, and others in the industry, sharing design ideas, product recommendations, and profound thoughts to spark peer-to-peer discussions on all aspects of senior living design.

The expo hall brings innovative solutions to key decision-makers with products that are seamlessly incorporated into senior environments. View live demonstrations of new design products focused on senior living, memory and dementia care, and healthy aging technology.

*2023 schedule below.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Pre-Conference Workshop

W01 – Coaching Workshop: Putting Evidence-based Design into Practice for Senior Living

Hosted by The Center for Health Design

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Community Tours

T01 – Symphony Park Luxury Independent Living Resort

T02 – The Village on Morehead

Sunday, April 16, 2023

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Welcome + Opening Keynote (K01)

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Educational Sessions (E01-E05)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Environments for Aging Magazine Awards Luncheon (K02)

Join us in celebrating the winners of our annual Design Showcase, Remodel/Renovation Competition, and Design Champions awards programs during this luncheon. All attendees are welcome.

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Educational Sessions (E06-E10)

1:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Deep Dive Session (D01)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Educational Sessions (E11-E15)

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Educational Sessions (E16-E20)

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM

EFA Project Gallery Preview + Reception

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Join us inside the expo hall for food, drinks, and networking while perusing booths and catching up with your favorite vendors!

Monday, April 17, 2023

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

AIA-DFA Breakfast + Program

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Changemaker Keynote (K03)

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Educational Sessions (E21-E25)

10:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Deep Dive Session (D02)

11:15 AM - 2:30 PM

Expo Hall Open

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch in the Expo Hall

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

General Session Panel (K04)

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Educational Sessions (E26-E30)

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Networking Party

NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Educational Sessions (E31-E35)

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expo Hall Open

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Breakfast in the Expo Hall

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

$5,000 Cash Giveaway Announcement!

Attendees should return fully-stamped game card to EFA magazine booth by 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 18. Winner announced in Food + Beverage area of Expo Hall. You must be present to win!

*Exhibitors and Non-Exhibiting Manufacturers are not eligible for this sweepstakes*

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Educational Sessions (E36-E40)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Educational Sessions (E41-E45)

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