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SAVE THE DATES

WRC-ALCA 30th Annual VIRTUAL Conference

September 24-26, 2020

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

5/14/20

The WRC-ALCA 2020 Conference is Going Virtual!!

Save the Dates: September 24-26, 2020 

(same dates at original conference; times and schedule details to be released soon)

For the health, safety and well-being of our members, presenters, sponsors/exhibitors and others, the WRC-ALCA 2020 Board of Directors has just made the decision to cancel our 2020 in-person conference in Sonoma County, CA. Though not any easy one, it was the right decision under our current circumstances. We will certainly miss seeing, learning and networking with you in person. However, and have no doubt, we WILL still have a 30th Annual WRC-ALCA Conference, though in a virtual format and... in addition to amazing content, we are working on some exciting and special features that will make this an event you don't want to miss!

MeetingWise LLC staff and our volunteer planning team have already begun actively working through the details to create a meaningful and relevant virtual program including celebration, networking and much more. Additionally, a virtual event opens up opportunities for those who may not have been able to participate otherwise. You won’t want to miss this special event so, if you haven't done so already, mark your calendars now! We will begin to announce details in the coming weeks.

We hope you will plan to join us for our 30th Annual “Virtual” Conference. There's no doubt we will Innovate, Integrate, Invigorate! In fact, we're shooting for record numbers and registration opens July 15th!

Jennifer L. Pagano MA, CMC
Aging Life Care Professional®
Care Manager Certified
Chapter President, Western Region Chapter of Aging Life Care Association (WRC-ALCA).

CONFERENCE DETAILS

Why Participate: This conference is critical to our continued pursuit of professional excellence, training and certification. We know that you have to be choosy when it comes to educational expenses and we feel confident the conference agenda will provide you with multiple reasons to choose our conference!

In addition to dynamic general sessions, we will be offering multiple breakout sessions each with a CLINICAL, LEGAL/ETHICAL, INNOVATIVE PRACTICE or SELF CARE focus. The pre / post conference intensives (separate date and fee; more information coming soon) will likely have an INNOVATIVE PRACTICE (BUSINESS) and/or SELF CARE focus and, though quite valuable, may be non-credit sessions.

We’re planning some networking, fun and relaxation too so be on the lookout for details soon!

Conference Dates:September 24-26, 2020 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PDT with time included for breaks and activities.

Conference Agenda: View the tentative At-A-Glance agenda. More detailed versions will be posted as the agenda is fleshed out.

SponsorsGet involved with the BEST conference for reaching those influencing older adults!Care Managers are health and human services professionals serving the rapidly growing senior population who can afford your services! Our membership includes approximately 400 Aging Life Care Professionals serving clientele in the Western United States (includes 13 states and British Columbia).  Care Managers serve the rapidly growing senior population who can afford your services. In addition to Care Managers, you’ll also reach allied professionals in the aging community along with vendors in other disciplines. This is a unique opportunity to access qualified leads to seniors, family members and to other professional consumers.

Details on virtual opportunities will be posted here soon. Our fundraising efforts help to keep the registration fees reasonable and allow us to offer the best possible conference package to participants. 

Continuing Education Hours:WRC-ALCA will APPLY to offer the multiple CE opportunities. We anticipate the core conference to include approximately 12 credit hours (2 more than typically offered for an in person conference). The pre-conference intensives, though valuable, may be non-credit sessions.

A Uniform Certificate of Attendance is included in the conference fee and may be used for NACCM and general credit. If you need credit for any of the other certifications, the certificates will be $50 each. Assuming approval, credit will be offered as appropriate. Not all classes will necessarily receive credit for each certification category. Approval information will be posted on the WRC-ALCA website a minimum of two weeks prior to the conference and earlier where possible. We encourage you to check back periodically. Applications will be submitted to:

  • NACCM (National Academy of Certified Care Managers) for CMC credit hours
  • CCMC (Commission for Case Manager Certification) for CCM (Certified Case Manager) credit hours
  • NASW (National Association of Social Workers); includes CA MFT’s and Social Workers
  • BRN (Board of Registered Nursing) 

Registration Rates:For planning purposes, the 2018 conference member regular rate was $475. The 2020 virtual conference rates will be somewhat lower (even two years later) and will be posted by or before July 15th.

Conference RegistrationOnline registration will be available by July 15, 2020.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: TBD by July 15, 2020.

Questions:For questions regarding conference registration, please contact Shannon Qualls at MeetingWise, LLC (WRC-ALCA’s meeting management partner) via email at squalls@meetingwise.net or by phone at (310) 937-9473, ext 103.  She will get back to you within 24 to 48 business hours.