General Sessions

Julia Fox Garrison:Julia Fox Garrison:
Overcoming Adversity with Attitude, Choice & Purpose

The critically acclaimed author will take you into her incredible “journey on the gurney” as a stroke survivor and long-term recovery patient. Through her unique patient perspective, you’ll discover how to strengthen compassion, communication, and empathy within your culture of care to create better patient experiences and outcomes.


Laura Poskin, MPSGLaura Poskin, MPSG:
Age-Friendly For Everyone 

By 2035, for the first time in U.S. history, older adults are projected to outnumber children. This new reality is an opportunity to reimagine communities. Gerontologist Laura Poskin will share how the age-friendly movement is inspiring action and changing the narrative—and how you can rethink your community to be on the cutting edge.


Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman, The WingmanLt. Col. Waldo Waldman, The Wingman
Leadership expert Waldo Waldman is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo®. He teaches tactics on how to build trusting, revenue producing relationships with employees, partners, and customers while sharing his experiences as a decorated fighter pilot and sales expert. A graduate of the Air Force Academy, he holds an MBA with a focus on Organizational Behavior.