Where is the conference held?

The Leadership Exchange will take place in Washington, DC, at Arena Stage. Community events and professional development activities will take place at arts and culture facilities around Washington, DC. Particpants are encouraged to stay at the conference hotel, the Capitol Skyline Hotel, where we have a discounted hotel rate, just blocks from Arena Stage.

Who will benefit from attending?

All who are about the practice, the research, and the business of creative aging will benefit from attending the conference. Last year, more than 400 individuals attended the conference including: arts administrators, teaching artists, aging service providers, researchers, educators, social workers, physicians, nurses, caregivers (professional and family), educators, veterans affairs, and social services professionals.

How much does it cost?

Discounts are available to NCCA Organizational Members, Early Bird Registrants, as well as those who send three or more participants from their staff for more information on group rates contact conference@creativeaging.org.

Are scholarships available?

A limited number of scholarships are available to individuals who volunteer for a portion of the conference. Scholarships/volunteers will complete a submission form for review and will be assigned specific tasks throughout the conference. Full payment will be made prior to the conference and a refund granted after successful completion of volunteer activities. All scholarships/volunteers are reveiwed on a first come first serve basis.

How do I present or speak?

The window for submissions for the 2015 Leadership Exchange has now closed. NCCA will post information about presenting at the 2016 conference when available. 

Are CEU's available?

CEU's pending through National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP)National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB NCERS)Social Work through the Washington Area Geriatric Education Center Consortium.