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About the Optimal Aging Conference

This multi-day virtual conference is THE PREMIERE aging conference that unites healthcare and social service professionals, industry members, academics, older adults, and caregivers who view aging as an opportunity. Hear from leaders in the aging field, physicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, holistic practitioners, and many more, as they share stories and ideas on how to inspire, innovate, impact, investigate, and integrate the aging experience. With outstanding keynote speakers, continuing education and networking opportunities, a resource-rich exhibit hall, and over 30 presentations, this conference is not to be missed.

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Become a champion of optimal aging when you support the Optimal Aging Conference through an annual sponsorship. Annual sponsors enjoy benefits across our three annual events including our Clinical Retreat for Interdisciplinary Training (CRIT), the Optimal Aging Conference (OAC), and the Gold Standard of Optimal Aging Award Ceremony. Benefits for the Optimal Aging Conference include complementary admission; the opportunity to introduce a Keynote Speaker or Breakout Presenter (depends on sponsor level and is first-come, first-serve); logo displayed on the homepage of the event; logo on marketing material and emails; social media and website recognition; and the opportunity to showcase your organization and engage with over 200 attendees in the OAC Exhibitor Hall.
Email Natalie Vickous to discuss an annual sponsorship or custom sponsorship that suits the needs of your organization. 

Annual Sponsor Benefit Levels   


Join us as an exhibitor where you will have the opportunity to connect and engage with over 200 attendees in our virtual Exhibit Hall. You will have a dedicated webpage on the virtual event platform where you can showcase your organization through written content, photos, videos, and downloadable PDF's; an opportunity to engage with attendees via a Zoom chat room; a virtual goodie bag; and inclusion in the virtual Scavenger Hunt. Throughout the conference, attendees are reminded and encouraged to visit the Exhibitor Hall to find answers to a list of exhibitor questions. The first three attendees who submit all correct answers for the Scavenger Hunt win prizes!

Exhibitor Prices
Non-profit: $125
For-profit: $375
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Conference Registration and Pricing

Early Bird Registration Begins February 15!

Whether you are able to attend both days of the conference or only one, pricing is adjusted to meet you where you're at. Discounts apply for students and our guests who are 65+. 

Full Conference: Monday, April 17 & Tuesday, April 18
Early-Bird Registration (Feb 15 - Mar 20)
Full Conference Registration (Mar 21 - April 14)
Seniors, Students, and Medical Residents:
$50 (No early-bird discount)
Students may volunteer for free admission. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Continuing Education Credits: $20 /day*
*Continuing Education Pending
Half Conference: Either Monday, April 17 OR Tuesday, April 18
Early Bird Registration (Feb 15– Mar 20)
Half Conference Registration (Mar 21 – April 14)
Continuing Education Credits: $20 /day*
*Continuing Education Pending
For questions contact Erica Osborne or Justin Magnuson.


Clinical Retreat for Interdisciplinary Training (CRIT)

The invite-only Clinical Retreat for Interdisciplinary Training (CRIT) will kick off the conference weekend on April 15, 2023. The CRIT program is a single-day immersive experience that increases the knowledge and leadership skills of professionals serving older adults. If you have been invited to attend CRIT, you will receive further instructions on how to register for CRIT and the Optimal Aging Conference.

For more information, visit our CRIT webpage or contact Erica Osborne at (502) 249-9569.
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The 2023 OAC Call for Presentations submission period has ended.

The 2024 OAC Call for Presentations submission period will be announced during this year's conference.

This interdisciplinary conference invites presentations on academic research, practice applications, product innovations, personal testimonies, and more. We accept 60-minute presentations and posters across five tracks. To learn more about submitting a proposal, download our "Call for Presentations Instructions".

Contact Erica Osborne with questions: [email protected].  


Thank You to Our 2023 Foundation Sponsors!

Thank You to Our Annual Friend Level Sponsor! 




 Continuing Education Credits and Disclaimer

Physician/Nursing Home Administrator: “This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC),and the University of Louisville–Trager Institute. Southern KY AHEC is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ”The Southern KY Area Health Education Center is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA)to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.”

The Southern KY Area Health Education Center designates this live activity for a maximum of19.25AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PA/Nurse Practitioner: This program has been approved by the Southern KY AHEC for Category 1 credit. Non-Physician attendance will be awarded.

Dentistry: This program has been approved by the Southern Kentucky AHEC.

KBN Approval: Rockcastle Regional Hospital, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN). Provider #4-0059-12-22-97-100. Expiration Date: December 31, 2022. “Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education program does not constitute endorsement of program content.” Total approved hours23.1

EMS/Paramedic: This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medicine Services

Social Work: This program has been approved by the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work and Family Science.

*Pharmacy: This program has been submitted to the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy. (*credit pending)


Disclaimer: Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC) presents this activity for educational purposes only.  Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentation is provided solely by presenter(s) who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.



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