Providers seeking capital — and new funding options — will converge in Chicago later this year for the 23rd annual NIC National Conference. This year’s event will be held Oct. 9-11 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. The conference attracts C-level executives and other top officials from the seniors housing and long-term care field. While deal-making is the event’s hallmark, insights from leading experts are also the norm. This year will be no exception. Scheduled speakers include U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Ventas Chairman and CEO Debra Cafaro, and former Obama Administration economic adviser Austan Goolsbee.