An inaugural Women’s Networking Meetup was held last week at the 2022 NIC Fall Conference in Washington, D.C., co-sponsored by ASHA, Argentum’s Women in Leadership, the Senior Housing Women’s Initiative, and NIC. The gathering was designed to support women who remain underrepresented in senior living and allow them to get to know and support each other.
With over 2,400 registrations, the year’s most important senior housing and care conference proved yet again to be a ‘can’t-miss’ event for industry leaders. Despite a lingering pandemic, and strictly observed safety protocols, including required proof of vaccination, as well as hundreds of cancelled flights nationwide, ‘the NIC’ made a triumphant return to in-person networking and thought leadership. Attendees, nearly 70% of whom are in senior executive roles, were, for the first time in 20 months, able to convene to build relationships, make deals, and share the latest data and insights, in person and face-to-face.
A week from today, thousands of leaders in senior housing and care will convene, in person, for three days of networking, deal-making, and strategic insight. For many, the 2021 NIC Fall Conference is the most important event of the year, particularly during a time of disruption which is presenting significant challenges – and major opportunities. Most are likely looking forward to meeting friends, old and new, in person, and to being able to return to a sense of normalcy.