Envision the Future at the 2020
Pioneering a New Culture of Aging Conference in Pittsburgh.



For over 20 years, Pioneer Network’s annual conference has been a gathering place for like-minded individuals, people and organizations who are passionate about changing the culture of aging. They come together to learn, share, and grow. 

As we face the uncertainty of what lies ahead in the coming months, Pioneer Network remains committed to finding ways to bring the network together. Whether that will be through the annual conference, or if it will require an “out of the box” approach, remains to be seen.

Like all of you, we are watching as things evolve. Hoping for the best, but preparing for whatever lies ahead. We will keep you posted as decisions are made, and as always, thank you for your support and hope you will join us in whatever way we gather in 2020.


Envisioning the Future


 AUGUST 9 – 12, 2020

Conference Features

Over 60 Concurrent Educational Sessions and 16 Intensive Sessions Special Session for Ombudsmen and Surveyors … Providers welcome! Site Visits to two Pittsburgh area communities leading the way in Person-Centered Care

Special opportunity for certification in Compassionate Touch Introduction of Artifacts of Culture Change 2.0 (Brand new version of the Artifacts Tool!) Bonus General Session Tuesday morning

Wellness Events Dementia Live and Sensory Room Experiences Story Board/Poster Sessions

Administrators, Nurses, Social Workers, Dietitians, Activity Professionals, and Certified Dementia Practitioners can earn up to 24 CEs (pending approval by accrediting agencies).

Remember, culture change and transformation are not destinations, but a journey, always a work in progress. Join us as we continue the work together.
Applications for the
2020 Community Commitment Award
are now being accepted.

What is the Community Commitment Award? This award recognizes members of a long-term care community for their volunteer service to help enhance their communities.
What will the award recipients receive? Up to three teams will each receive a cash award covering registration, travel, and lodging for the 2020 Pioneer Network conference being held in Pittsburgh, PA August 9-12.
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