Assisted & Senior Living Facilities Summit 2023

Château Élan Winery & Resort, Braselton, GA (outside Atlanta)
December 3, 2023 - December 5, 2023

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Impact and Inspire for Quality Care

Assisted living and senior living is the most favored and fastest growing long-term care option for seniors in the United States. These communities help residents continue to maintain a high quality of life within their level of comfort.

The Assisted & Senior Living Facilities Summit brings together executive leaders in charge of assisted living, senior living and long-term care facilities. The program is an opportunity for executive directors and vice presidents of facilities, capital planning, design and construction to discuss emerging innovations and challenges in the field.

The Assisted & Senior Living Facilities Summit is here to provide meaningful and impactful content that will help provide insight on what is next in quality care. Unlike other industry events, this conference is smaller in nature and allows you the real opportunity to build solid relationships and partnerships. The all-inclusive summit provides an intimate setting and creates a highly effective channel for true collaboration.

The Summit Experience

Current as of November 29, 2023

2:00 pm


3:00 pm

Wine Tasting & Food Pairing

5:30 pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception

6:30 pm

Panel: The Three D’s – Development, Design and Documentation


Holly Jordan, FCSI, CCS, SCIP, LEED AP BD+C, North American Director of Specifications, Associate Principal, Perkins&Will

Martin Kimmel, Co-Founder & President, Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site

Veronika Ruf, Vice President, Construction Management, Sunrise Senior Living

Jay Whisenant, AIA, CCS, CSI, Specifications Leader, Vice President, CannonDesign


Bill Roper, Western Regional Manager, ISE Logik

7:30 pm

Dinner Reception

7:15 am

Itinerary Pick-Up & Breakfast

8:00 am

The Sustainability Condundrum

Presented by

Veronika Ruf, Vice President, Construction Management, Sunrise Senior Living

8:45 am

Flexible Senior Housing Ideas

Presented by

Grant Warner, Senior Designer, Principal, HKS

9:20 am

One on One Meetings & Refreshments

10:55 am

Doing a Major Expansion on a Confined Site

Presented by

Tom Henning, Director Construction Management, Westminster Canterbury Richmond

11:30 am

Integrating Staff Work Environments into Resident Areas

Presented by

Dr. Michael Mileski, PhD, DC, MPH, MHA, MSHEd, LNFA, FACHCA, Associate Professor,
Program Director, Texas State University, The American College of Healthcare Administrators

Rebecca McClay, DNP, DC, MS, ACNPC-AG, NPD-BC, CCRN-CMC-CSC, TCRN, APRN Critical Care, Midland Memorial Hospital

12:05 pm

One on One Meetings

1:05 pm


2:05 pm

A New Approach: Design for Active Adults

Nora Wiley, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Executive Vice President, Luminaut

2:45 pm

One-on-One Meetings & Refreshments

4:20 pm

Executing Renovations, Additions, and New Projects in Today’s Environment: A Look at Current Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Presented by

Todd Hudgins, Senior Vice President Senior Living, ERDMAN

Isaac Wallace, Market Sector Leader Senior Living, ERDMAN

5:05 pm

One-on-One Meetings & Happy Hour

7:00 pm


7:45 am


8:15 am

Panel: What’s the Product or Model of Care that Defines the Next Generation of Aging Consumers


Bill Foster, Partner, Lantz Boggio / Architects

Sara Kyle, PhD, Founder & Principal, LE3 Solutions

Sharalene Roper, Chief Operating Officer, Baptist Retirement Communities of Georgia

Grant Warner, Sr. Designer, Principal, HKS

9:05 am

One-on-One Meetings & Refreshments

10:40 am

Mass Timber Construction for Senior Living – Can It Work?

Presented by

Dan King, AIA, NCARB, Principal, Meyer

11:15 am

Panel: The Impact of Rising Inflation, Construction Costs, Wages, and Interest Rates are Affecting Design


Travis Cowie, AIA, LSSYB, LEED AP, Studio Practice Leader, Senior Living, Principal, HKS

Mike Haijsman, Director of Facilities Management, UCHealth

Martin Kimmel, Co-Founder & President, Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site

12:00 pm

Closing Luncheon

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Château Élan Winery & Resort
100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton, GA 30517

The Assisted Living Facilities Summit is an invitation-only meeting for the directors of facilities, capital planning, design and construction from the largest assisted living, senior living, and long-term care providers in the nation. Registrations are complimentary for qualified participants and include 2 nights of accommodations, meals, networking functions and participation in the full conference program. Solution providers are able to attend through sponsorship with a limit of two companies per category.

We welcome quality care providers and solution providers to be involved. To learn more about participating, please contact
  • Facilities Design Impact in Attracting & Retaining Qualified Nurses, Caregivers, and Support Staff
  • Workforce Challenges Facing Senior Living Communities
  • Design for Well-Being: Biophilic Design
  • Technology Integration with Design: Smart Aging
  • Interior Design: Natural Colors, Playful Textures & Materials
  • Designing for Staff Wellness: The Importance of Relief Spaces
  • Demographics & Consumer Demands Impact on Design
  • Reimagined Living Spaces: Indoor/Outdoor Spaces
  • Sustainability: Community Demand
  • Prescheduled One-to-One Meetings
    Each participating solution provider and attendees will have pre-summit access to our matching software that allows you to completely customize your meeting agenda. The password protected website provides the information needed to make your selections on who you want to meet with.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates cocktail receptions, networking lunches and a specially selected offsite dinner at a nearby venue. Leverage the meeting’s relaxed atmosphere and after hours networking activities to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

Attendee Breakdown

      The summit is very well organized. The list of participating vendors is great. Lots of important information I can bring back to my team. Kudos to the Opal team, did a great job overall. Administrative Director

      Adventist Health System

      So far the best of these types of events I’ve attended. Great, relevant speakers. Perfect size event. Executive Director Facilities Development & Construction

      City of Hope

      I enjoyed the summit very much. Met some great people & learned about a lot of trends. Facilities Planning

      UC San Diego Health

      This is a very efficient format. I have gained more applicable knowledge than the last three conferences I attended. Senior Engineer

      Banner Health