LeadingAge 2012 to feature Archbishop Desmond Tutu, exhibits, ping-pong, speed presentations

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The 2012 edition of the LeadingAge annual meeting and exposition kicks off Sunday in Denver and promises a wide variety of educations sessions, activities and special attractions for long-term care providers. Keynote speakers are Nobel Prize winner Tutu on Sunday, surgeon/writer Atul Gawande on Monday and MIT Technology AgeLab director Joseph Coughlin on Tuesday. More than 200 education sessions will be sprinkled in and around exhibition hall hours (12 to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, as well as 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday).

Special attractions include the annual Idea House technology showcase, a seniors ping-pong tournament, the Wii National Senior League bowling national championship tournament, and for the first time, a daily “Food Showdown” for lunch meals and IGNITE, a series of five-minute-only educational presentations in the exhibit hall.

For more on the event, which is taking place Sunday through Wednesday at the Colorado Convention Center, click here.

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