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Mary Ann Evans

Mary Ann Evans

Director of Professional Development

  • Manages professional development, including annual conference, LeadingAge Ohio's Leadership Academy and other educational programs
  • Staff liaison to professional development committee, human resources subcommittee and education event task forces
  • Coordinates Stars (employee recognition) event
  • Point of contact for BELTSS Core of Knowledge Course

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Conference Calendar

 June 2016 
September 7-9, 2016

2016 LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference & Trade Show

Stronger Together

Hyatt Regency Columbus/Greater Columbus Convention Center

Annual Conference

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Exhibitor/Sponsor and Trade Show Information
for the 2016 LeadingAge Ohio conference is

Click the link below to see all the options available as part of the 2016 conference!

2016 LeadingAge Ohio Conference Exhibitor Sponsor Information

  • For questions regarding the trade show, contact Corey Markham at 614-545-9015 or via email at
  • For questions regarding Partner/Sponsorship opportunities, contact Valerie Davis at 614-545-9020 or via email at







LeadingAge Ohio’s 2016 Annual Conference and Trade Show

Hyatt Regency Columbus- September 7-9

Submission Deadline: February 12, 2016


Submission Requirements

All submissions will be reviewed in support of a high-quality, well-balanced education experience. In 2015 LeadingAge Ohio merged with Midwest Care Alliance; as a result, our membership breadth has increased across the continuum.  We encourage submissions that reflect both the scope of services and the possible topics of focus (identified below by the LeadingAge Ohio professional development committee).  Submissions that are incomplete or fail to meet the following guidelines cannot be considered for review.

LeadingAge Ohio committee members and association staff will review all proposals using the following criteria: 

  • Timeliness and relevance of topic.
  • Practical and replicable applicability of concept.
  • Qualifications, expertise and experience level of speakers.
  • Clarity and depth of session content as well as education methods that enhance the learning experience.

Topic Areas to Consider

CLICK HERE to view a list of possible presentation topics.



How to Submit a Proposal

Proposals must be submitted using the on-line form. Once the on-line form has been started you will not be able to go back and modify it at a later date so drafting your proposal in advance is recommended.

Proposals should be free of commercial bias as well as any reference to commercial services. Presenters are required to disclose the existence of any significant financial interest with a sponsor of any commercial product or service that is directly or indirectly related to the educational presentation.

If submitting more than one proposal, a separate application form must be submitted for each presentation. 

Call For Presentations


As a non-profit organization, we do not pay an honorarium or reimburse presenters responding to the Call for Presentation for hotel, travel, or per diem expenses.

Primary correspondence will take place via e-mail. Please include your e-mail address on the Application Form.

Only completed applications, with all requested materials, will be considered.


*As a potential presenter, LeadingAge Ohio asks that those submitting a presentation proposal(s), please reserve September 7-9, 2016 as possible days to present until formally notified. This is due to scheduling demands that make it necessary for presenters to be available for any of the conference days . Please indicate with your proposal if, for some reason, this is not possible and LeadingAge Ohio will take this into consideration.  We appreciate your cooperation.


Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age.