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Hear the Voice. Honor the Choice.

Pioneer Network's 13th Annual Conference. Bellevue, Washington (near Seattle)

With Gratitude

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 and Misty were seamless in registration.

The conference opened with inspirational words of wisdom from Carter Catlett Williams. As 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 Endings

Mouth 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
Download 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 interest.