Hear the Voice. Honor the Choice.
Pioneer Network's 13th Annual Conference. Bellevue, Washington (near Seattle)
Thank you to everyone who attended our 13th Annual Pioneer Network Conference.
We almost hit 1200 attendees! But more important than the numbers, we had great education sessions, wonderful networking time and we were in community with one another.
We loved Bellevue
and the wonderful Hyatt atmosphere and staff. The Pioneer Network Conference Staff of Gwen Knight, Joan Devine
and Hilda Thompson
were behind the scenes making everything work smoothly while Shari
were seamless in registration.
The conference opened with inspirational words of wisdom
from Carter Catlett Williams
is true each year, she touched many people with her very transparent
reflections of her own past year. READ
We are grateful to Rob Mayer
and the Hilda B. & Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation
for their support for the Surveyor Session over 100 Surveyors in attendance. It was a great day due to the organization of Carmen Bowman and we hope to continue this session at every conference.
We would like to thank our volunteers from Washington and Oregon
and their organizations that let them come and share their time with us. Thank you to our lead volunteer Lindsey Isamailova
for all her hard work. M.O.V.E. Making Oregon Vital for Elders
And a standing ovation to Providence Mount Saint Vincent
not only for their volunteers helping throughout the conference but the wonderful site visits to their community.
And keep standing for Full Life
and their Site Visits and Volunteers!
We would also like to thank all of our Sponsors
who helped make the Conference possible.
We were honored to have Dave Lanphere, Sheila Harrison
and Peggy Gramling
to share their thoughts with Wendy Lustbader
at our Opening Ceremony. Our Keynote Speaker, Jim Diers
Whose gifts are underutilized in your Community? Instead of focusing on the few things we cannot do, what if we focused on all the things we CAN do? Neighbor Power
Thank you to Anne Basting
for joining us and presenting her documentary, The Penelope Project
. It left us with some questions
How can we raise the bar in activities in our communities? Can we rewrite the odyssey of aging in our own lives?
Thank you to Dori Gillam
and Rebecca Crichton
for presenting Positive EndingsMouth Care Without a Battle
. Thank you to the team that brought a session that was truly hands on and mouth opening! We have had a few inquiries about
And last but certainly not least, we are attaching the Convening Remarks from Carter Catlett Williams
. Although she was unable to attend, she was able to be there in spirit and voice.
Hear the Voice, Honor the Choice program
Conference Program (pdf)
Pioneer Network's 13th
Annual Conference offered a wide array of
sessions, presented by a diverse group of expert guides; including
professors, consultants, regulators, CEO's, direct care workers and
those who are "walking the walk" every single day. Whether you are have
been working in culture change for many years, or are new to the
journey, we guarantee that you will find something to stimulate your