Specialized Information for:

Long-Term Care ConsumersFamily MembersAdvocates

2018 Consumer Voice Conference

Preliminary Agenda

*Agenda is preliminary and subject to change.

Hotel Information

We are at a new hotel in 2018 - the Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria! The new hotel offers:

  • Free wifi throughout the hotel and in meeting rooms
  • Two on-site restaurants as well as in-room dining
  • Free shuttle to Reagan National Airport, King Street Metro Station, and Old Town Alexandria
  • On-site fitness center
  • Exciting location steps away from the Old Town Alexandria historic district and Potomac River


Participants will need to book their own rooms in Consumer Voice’s room block (rather than Consumer Voice booking your room for you).

Do not wait! A block of rooms have been reserved for October 20, 2018 - October 24, 2018. The special room rate will be available until September 18th, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.  Rooms are available for $189/night.  For reservations, call (877) 317-5752 and refer to the Consumer Voice Annual Conference group or use this link to reserve online.

Check-In Time: 3:00 p.m.
Check-Out Time: 12:00 p.m.

Group Discounts

Get the best possible rate for the conference by taking advantage of our group discounts.  Registration will open in early May, so start forming your group today!  Contact us (info@theconsumervoice.org), and we will help you register your group. Your application for discounts must be made prior to registration.

2018 Discounts for Group Conference Registrations:

  • Group of 5 - 9 individuals - $20 discount per person
  • Group of 10 or more individuals - $45 discount per person

Please note the following and see the full group discount policy here:

  1. You must apply to receive a group discount prior to registering anyone in your group.

  2. The discount code will apply to the current registration rate at the time individuals in your group complete the registration form.

  3. Group discounts apply to full conference attendees only.

  4. Limit of one discount per person.

  5. Group discounts are not available for trade or professional organizations.

Call for Proposals

The deadline for session proposals has passed.

You are invited to submit a proposal to present during the 2018 Consumer Voice Conference.  We are looking for proposals that create an engaging, informative conference agenda that provides resources, tools, and strategies our attendees can incorporate in their life and/or advocacy. This year’s conference theme is Quality NOW: Consumer Rights are Human Rights! Proposals should include:

  • Concrete advocacy strategies,
  • Examples of advocacy and/or educational programs for individuals or systems advocacy,
  • Issues related to nursing homes, assisted living, and/or home and community based services,
  • Opportunities for discussion, question, and/or sharing of advocacy successes and challenges related to the topic, and
  • Information attendees can use in their daily life or work to improve the quality of long-term care. 

Click here for the PDF version of the proposal questionairre. More information and details on how to submit proposals here.