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March 17, 2020

Due to escalating concerns about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), LeadingAge Iowa has decided to postpone our Spring Conference and Solutions Expo, originally slated for May 6-7, 2020.

***Please save our NEW dates of July 9-10, 2020, at our same venue, The Meadows Conference Center in Altoona.***

At the heart of this decision: we cannot in any way risk the health of the people we serve by convening as a large group and possibly creating an opportunity to transmit the virus back to member communities.  We also understand that COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation mean it’s all-hands-on-deck at your communities, with a laser-sharp focus on the welfare of your residents and teams.

We applaud your vigilant efforts following recommended infection prevention and control measures, restricting visitors, and keeping residents and family members informed.  LeadingAge Iowa, in conjunction with LeadingAge, will continue to assist with information and resources to help you plan for and respond to COVID-19.  You’ll find a clearinghouse of resources—updated daily—at

What do you need to do with your existing conference registration? Absolutely nothing!  We have transferred all registrations to our rescheduled program – July 9-10, 2020, at The Meadows Conference Center. If for some reason you’re unable to make these dates, please contact Amy Huisman at [email protected].

Overnight guests: If you made a reservation at The Meadows Hotel, you will need to call to cancel your May reservations at 515-957-3000. There are a limited number of rooms available at The Meadows Hotel for the July event, and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Overflow hotels have been established at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites and the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, both in Altoona near the conference location. See the Location & Lodging webpage for reservation details at all hotels. 


  • LeadingAge Iowa offers educational content on our on-demand portal at Content includes PDPM, workforce, dementia and other clinical education from recorded webinars that you can utilize anytime, anywhere.
  • LeadingAge continues to host and record webinars, QuickCasts on the Learning Hub.
  • Many of our Business Partners are also offering helpful educational content that we will highlight in member communication.

We know these are challenging times for our members. LeadingAge Iowa stands ready to assist in any way possible.

With appreciation for all you do,

Shannon Strickler
LeadingAge Iowa

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Thank you to all of our conference sponsors listed below who help to make the spring conference possible!

Aegis Therapies; BrownWinick Law Firm; CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen); Community Living Solutions; Dorsey & Whitney; Hillyard Des Moines; Iowa Aging Services Network (IASN); Martin Bros. Distributing Co.; Northland Securities; Optum, Complex Care Management; Select Rehabilitation; SeniorDent; Summit Care, Inc.; Synchrony Health Services; Sysco; US Foods; Williams & Company PC

Future Conference Dates:
2020 Fall Leadership Conference, September 16-17, 2020, DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids
Convention Complex

2021 Spring Conference, May 5-6, 2021, The Meadows Conference Center, Altoona
2021 Fall Leadership Conference, September 15-16, 2021, DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids
Convention Complex