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Apr 2018


Savannah International Trade & Convention Center One International Drive Hutchinson Island Savannah , Georgia 31402
Tel: (912) 447-4000
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EFA 2018 Environments for Aging Expo & Conference






$199 - $1,599


Event Overview:


Environments for Aging (EFA) Expo and Conference offers unrivaled opportunities to gain inspiration through a gathering of like-minded, forward-thinking individuals instrumental in the creation of future living environments for the aging.

This comprehensive three-day learning experience offers the latest strategies and ideas, while giving attendees the opportunity to make meaningful connections, network with peers and earn CEUs. Plus, you’ll gain valuable information on the latest innovations and best practices in the design of long-term and residential care settings.

EFA Expo and Conference and its educational partners have worked together in developing a program dedicated to advancing senior environments through building, architecture, and design.

Attendee Information:

The Environments for Aging Expo & Conference provides educational opportunities and strategies in creating functional, attractive living environments that meet the needs of our aging population. During this unique expo & conference you’ll be among like-minded individuals with common goals and will gain valuable information benefitting you and your entire organization.

You’ll gain up to date information on current industry trends - what’s been implemented successfully, what roadblocks exist - And you can stay one step ahead of your competition!

New Products
Hundreds of new innovations and solutions will be on display in the expo hall, with suppliers on hand to answer your questions and demonstrate their products. Meet new vendors, connect with current suppliers and discover new items that can save time and money.

New Perspective
Join us for 3 days and you’ll return home with a renewed, focused perspective on strategies and ideas for creating attractive and functional living environments that meet the needs of our aging population, both now and in the years to come.

Exhibitor Information:

Environments for Aging Expo & Conference is one of the top shows in the U.S. with exhibitors and conference sessions focused on the latest senior living trends. Exhibitors play a vital role in the success of the expo and conference. With products that are seamlessly incorporated into senior care and healthy aging technology, the exhibit hall floor brings information and product introduction to key decision makers.

Key Reasons to Exhibit

    Be recognized as an expert
    Connect with design professionals
    Gain new customers
    Introduce your products to key decision makers
    Gain market and media exposure

Our exhibitors and sponsors are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the conference, including conference sessions and networking events. By joining us you will reach your target market, forge new relationships among experts in the field of senior care design, gain new perspectives, and increase your knowledge of senior care design.

Exhibitor Prospectus and Kit


Apr 21   

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM


9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Community Tours

Apr 22   

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Opening Keynote

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Educational Sessions

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Educational Sessions

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Environments for Aging Awards Luncheon

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Educational Sessions

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Educational Sessions

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Gallery Reception in Expo Lobby

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception in the Expo Hall

Apr 23   

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Educational Sessions

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Educational Sessions

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Expo Hall Open

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Educational Sessions

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Educational Sessions

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Reception

Apr 24   

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

AIA DFA Breakfast Session

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Educational Sessions

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expo Hall Open

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Educational Sessions

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Closing Keynote

Keynote Speakers

Ashton Applewhite

Author and Activist

This Chair Rocks; A Manifesto Against Ageism

We may think we know what lies ahead: a grim slide into depression, dementia, and dependence. But that’s just the party line, and author and activist Ashton Applewhite debunks it in spades. In fact, the more you know, the better it looks:

  • the vast majority of Americans over 65 enjoy independent lives
  • people are happiest at the beginnings and the ends of their lives
  • the older people are, the less they fear dying.

How come these facts take so many of us by surprise?  Part monologue, part consciousness-raiser, This Chair Rocks dispels myth after myth about late life and exposes the ageism that underlies all the hand-wringing. The talk is as funny as it is fierce, and it will change the way you envision the rest of your life.

Author and activist Ashton Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.. In 2016, she joined PBS site Next Avenue’s annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year. Ashton has been recognized by the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks, has written for Harper’s, Playboy, and the New York Times, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? Ashton speaks widely, at venues that have ranged from universities and community centers to the TED mainstage and the United Nations. Ashton’s work is a call to wake up to the ageism in and around us, embrace a more nuanced and accurate view of growing older, and push back against the forces that frame it as decline. She is a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age.

Ryan Frederick

Founder & CEO, Smart Living 360

Ryan Frederick is the Founder and CEO of Smart Living 360, a real estate development and operating company focused on creating innovative living environments with a particular emphasis on well-being. His philosophy is that our built environment should inspire us, help create true community and adjust as our needs change.

In this keynote presentation, Ryan will describe a future where people can trade the individual isolation of their single-family homes or institutional isolation often found at various age-restricted facilities, for rich connections in next generation housing in intergenerational, walkable, mixed-used locations. It turns out that this future is happening today!

Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

Editor-in-Chief, Environments for Aging Magazine

The design of the built environment and various care settings has greatly improved the lives of older adults suffering from memory loss and dementia. Through aggressive collaboration with the medical community, care givers, and families, backed by evidence-based design, care settings are improving outcomes and experiences. However, we have much more to do. Join this esteemed panel of thought leaders for a spirited discussion about “what’s next” in memory care and the implications for design. This team will paint a picture for what is on the horizon and how that connects to today. This conversation is essential for both the design community and providers of care. 


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