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2024 IALA's Annual Conference & Tradeshow

Register Today!

You are invited to join us for educational sessions about the assisted living industry and our tradeshow showcasing industry partners. This event is also a great opportunity to network with Iowa assisted living leaders. The event welcomes administrators, nurses, life enrichment staff, environmental service staff, culinary staff, direct care givers, supportive services professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about assisted living in Iowa.


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Dr. Chad L. Jackson

Jenga Consultants

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Patrick Farris

Jenga Consultants

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Jan McInnis

The Working Lady

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Dr. Kris Erskine

Jenga Consultants

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Megan Mbengue

Trusted Canna Nurse


Rob Fiori

Martins Brothers

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Jennifer Lake Anderson

Jenga Consultants

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Catie Campbell



Kayle Neegaard

Jaybird Senior Living

Networking Social Event


New this year, we are delighted to invite you to our networking social event on October 23rd in the hallway outside the conference room following the last session for the day. The social will include a variety of activities designed to facilitate connections and foster collaboration. During the social, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals like yourself.

We hope you will attend and enjoy this new opportunity. 


8:00 -8:30      Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:35      IALA President Welcome

8:35 - 8:45      Recognize Hero Awards

8:45 - 10:45     Keynote: Dr. Chad L. Jackson/ Dr. Kris Erskine/Jennifer Lake Anderson: Effective Leadership

10:45 - 11:00      Break

11:00 - 12:00      Patrick Farris - Active Shooter Preparedness

12:00 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 1:00      Recognize Hero Awards

1:00 - 2:15         Megan Mbengue - Medical Cannabis

2:15 - 2:30         Break

2:30 - 4:30      Catie Campbell - DIAL Updates and Trends

4:30 - 6:00      Networking Reception 

8:00 -8:30       Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:30      Jan McInnis - Comedian/Speaker : Finding the Funny in change

10:30 -10:45      Break/Award

10:45 - 11:45      Rob Fiori - Infection Control

11:45 - 12:15       Vendor Exhibits Open

12:15 - 1:15          Lunch with Vendors 

1:15 - 2:00         Star Awards/Vendor Presentations & Prizes

2:00 - 2:15          Break

2:15 - 3:15          Kayle Neegaard - Difficult Families

3:15 - 4:00        Kayle Neegaard - Nurse Training "Misfit to Right Fit"

Thank you for Attending! Safe Travels Home

Hotel Arangement

The conference is being held at the West Des Moines Marriott. 

Special Hotel Rate: $149.00 available

For room reservations click WDM Marriott Reservations

Book your room by October 2, 2024 to take advantage of the special rate

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Registration Deadline is October 9, 2024

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