Specialized Information for:

Long-Term Care ConsumersFamily MembersAdvocates

2019 Consumer Voice Conference

At the 2019 Conference, you will:

  • Listen to key experts at the federal level discuss the latest policy updates;
  • Hear the voice of long-term care consumers;
  • Connect with advocates nationwide and learn about best practices;
  • Gain skills relevant to your work; and
  • Return to your state and community revitalized and equipped with new tools to put your systems and individual advocacy into action!

Plus, the Crystal Gateway Marriott, the *NEW* conference hotel in Arlington, Virginia offers:

  • Free wifi in contemporary hotel rooms and large and comfortable lobby
  • On-site farm-to-table restaurant plus indoor access to a multitude of shops and restaurants at the Crystal City Shops.
  • Easy transportation links with a free shuttle to Reagan National Airport and indoor access to the Crystal City Metro Station.
  • Convenient location walking distance to Pentagon City Mall and indoor access to the Crystal City Shops and Crystal City Metro Station.


Call for Session Proposals for the 2019 Conference

We Are Looking for Proposals that…

Create an engaging, informative conference agenda that provides resources, tools, opportunities for discussion, and strategies our attendees can incorporate in their life and/or advocacy. This year’s conference theme is Stand for Quality! 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, questions, 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.

Session Format

We offer 75-minute concurrent workshops.  Sessions should include opportunities for audience involvement and discussion/questions. We encourage you to join with colleagues to form a panel discussion but with no more than 3 presenters.

Proposal Submission

All proposals must be submitted using SurveyMonkey.  Proposals are due by March 15, 2019. Late or incomplete proposals will not be considered.

There are 2 easy steps to submit a proposal!

1. Review the Call for Proposals and Presenter Requirements.

2. Submit your proposal via SurveyMonkey. Visit this link to submit your proposal: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LFP3SVP. NOTE: You will not be able to save incomplete submissions in SurveyMonkey, so you may want to review and print or save the PDF version of the proposal questions so you can plan your responses prior to starting the submission.


Hotel Information

This year's conference will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

The Marriott is a four-star hotel featuring:

  • Free wifi in contemporary hotel rooms and large and comfortable lobby
  • On-site farm-to-table restaurant plus indoor access to a multitude of shops and restaurants at the Crystal City Shops.
  • Easy transportation links with a free shuttle to Reagan National Airport and indoor access to the Crystal City Metro Station.
  • Convenient location walking distance to Pentagon City Mall and indoor access to the Crystal City Shops and Crystal City Metro Station.

Reservations

  • 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 November 1, 2019 - November 7, 2019. The special room rate will be available until October 12th, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.  Rooms are available for $199/night.  Reservations can be made online here or by calling 1-800-228-9290.

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