The Texas Assisted Living Association invites you to the beautiful Hyatt Hill Country Resort for TALA’s 2024 Annual Conference and Industry Expo April 2nd - 4th. The event has a loaded schedule featuring industry experts, an Olympian, and more. Here are a few highlights.

First day attendees, speakers, Industry Partners, and the TALA Board of Directors will come together at the Board Reception the evening of April 2nd from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. There will be drinks, hors d'oeuvres and a live performance by JD Clark and The Stuck in The Mud Band. 

On the second day, all attendees are invited to roll out the red carpet to recognize peer-nominated heroes at the Hero Awards Ceremony on April 3rd. Lunch will be provided. Throughout the day, there will also be raffle prizes, a photobooth, wellness center with chair massages, and lots of fun at the Industry Expo Opening Reception the evening of day two from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

The conference will feature tracks for Nursing, Dementia and Leadership throughout. TALA also is offering an exclusive Leadership Intensive led by Ty Jones (Prior Registration Required). Come earn your annual CEU’s, network with other Assisted Living professionals, learn about the latest trends in the industry, and enjoy a fun few days.

TALA will provide breakfast on all three days to conference attendees. Price is included in your registration admission. Lunch is available for purchase at The Hyatt Hill Country’s in-resort restaurant, Springhouse Café on April 2nd. TALA will provide lunch to conference attendees on April 3rd and 4th.

Sponsorship information is available! Please email [email protected] if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities.

Hero Award Nominations

Know an Assisted Living Hero? Someone who has demonstrated exceptional performance deserving of recognition? Nominate your heroes today and give them the opportunity to be acknowledged at TALA’s 2024 Annual Conference and Industry Expo, April 3rd, at the Hyatt Regency Resort in San Antonio, TX. Deadline for submissions is March 1st.

Award Categories:

  1. Caregiver / Medication Aide
  2. Culinary Support / Dining Staff
  3. Dining Service Director
  4. Director of Sales/Marketing
  5. Executive Director
  6. Hospitality / Administrative Support
  7. Housekeeping/Maintenance
  8. Life Enrichment/ Activities Director
  9. Memory Care Specialist / Program Leader
  10. Nurse
  11. All Star

*Nominations are open to TALA Provider Members only. Self-nominations are not permitted. 

Day 1 - April 2nd - Nurses' Day 1

8:00-9:00am Jackie Ramieri: Data Driven Leadership: Data Can be a Fundamental Tool to Empower Your Team and Yourself Independence 2-3
9:00-10:00am Jaime Cobb Tinsley: Respect and Transparency: Communicating with Family Caregivers Independence 2-3
10:00-10:15am Break  
10:15 - 11:15am Hollie Glover: Creating Successful Support Groups for Care partners of Person's Living with Dementia Independence 2-3
11:15am-12:15pm Panel- Nicole Will, Carrie Aalberts, Erin Thompson, Aaron Fish Moderating: Empowering Families and Caregivers: Navigating Senior Living with Expert Guidance Independence 2-3
12:15-1:30pm Lunch on Your Own Hyatt Hill Country’s Springhouse Café
1:30-2:30pm Hollie Glover: Person Centered Trauma Informed Care in Memory Care Independence 2-3
*1:30-4:45pm Ty Jones: Leadership Intensive: Leadership that Waltzes with Assisted Living (Prior Registration Required) Hill Country E
2:30-3:30pm Arlene Luu: Best Practice Strategies in Senior Care: Nursing Claims and Liability Independence 2-3
3:30-3:45pm Break  
3:45-5:15pm Panel- Pat Nixon, Stephanie Berman, Misty Miller, Brenda Calbow, Rose Saenz Moderating: Decoding RN Delegation and HMA’s Independence 2-3
5:00-7:00pm Board Reception: First day attendees, speakers, Industry Partners, and the TALA Board of Directors welcomed Courtyard Deck

Day 2 - April 3rd - Nurses' Day 2 & Managers' Day 1

8:00-9:30am Welcome and Opening Keynote Address by Amy Dee: Resilience: Awareness, Perspective, Choice Hill Country A-D
9:30-9:45am Break
9:45-11:15am Carmen Tilton & Jamie Capelo: TALA's Public Policy Update Hill Country A-D
11:15-11:30am Proceed to Heroes' Award Ceremony and Luncheon
11:30am-1:15pm Heroes' Award Ceremony.

Lunch provided for Attendees, Heroes, and Their Guests.

RW Pavilion
1:45pm-2:45pm Dementia - Jamie Cobb Tinsley: Elevating Human Connections through Compassionate Touch Communication

Nursing - Deanna Vigliotta: Ditch the Two-Hour Incontinence Check: Let's Talk

Leadership - Anthony Ormsbee-Hale: The Strategic Leader's Playbook: Three Tactics for Transformational Leadership

Hill Country E

 

Independence 2-3

 

Hill Country F-G

2:45-3:45pm Dementia - Carrie Aalberts: Improving Health Outcomes for Residents with Dementia Through Play

Nursing - Kathleen Weissberg: Together We Can: Impact Suicide and Despair in Transitional Elderly

Leadership - Richard Cheng: Deal Flows, Capital Raising, and Transactions in Assisted Living

Hill Country E

 

Independence 2-3

 

Hill Country F-G

3:45-4:00pm Break
4:00-5:00pm Dementia - Melissa Dillon & Sara Padilla: Powerful Memory Care Partnership that REACHes the Heart of the Business

Nursing - Kathleen Weissberg: Senior to Senior Bullying: Exploring Impact on the Culture in Senior Living

Leadership - Panel with Rose Saenz & TALA Workforce Committee: TURNOVER: Is it All Bad?

Hill Country E

 

Independence 2-3

 

Hill Country F-G

5:00-7:00pm Industry Expo Opening Reception Independence 4-8

Day 3 - April 4th - Managers' Day 2

6:15am Yoga with TALA Attendees and Exhibitors are Invited to RSVP
7:45-8:45am James Lee: Great Leaders Tell Great Stories: How to Level Up Your Storytelling Mindset and Capabilities

Joe Van Kampen: The Age of Artificial Intelligence & Marketing

Senior Leadership Track - David Sawyer: Eliminating Data Silos in Social Determinants of Health and Maximizing the Impact of Life Enrichment in Value-Based Care

Hill Country A-D

 

Hill Country E-G

 

Independence 2-3

8:45-9:00am Break
9:00-10:00am Charles Turner: Overtime, Burnout, Turnover... Oh My!

Brittany Lee: Survey Violation: Scope and Severity Determination

Senior Leadership Track - Andrew Oksner and Tammy Lenamond: The Art and Science of Smaller Community Management

Hill Country A-D

 

Hill Country E-G

 

Independence 2-3

10:00-11:00am Zade West Watts: An Executive Director's Primer on the Paradigm Shift in Disaster Preparedness

Joe Walter: Data-Driven Approach to Preventive Care

Senior Leadership Track- Steve Groth: Safety Leadership Positively Impacts Staffing and Culture

Hill Country A-D

 

Hill Country E-G

 

Independence 2-3

10:00am-1:30pm Industry Expo Open

Featuring: Lunch for Attendees & Vendors; Pitch-Off Competition; Raffle  Drawings

Independence 4-8
1:30-2:30pm Lexi Zager: How to Maximize Your Financial Value

Justin Yee & Eric Varin: Golden Opportunities: Prioritizing Quality Over Quantity Lead Generation with Data You Already Have

Senior Leadership Track- Michael Crowe: Termination and Eviction of Residents

Hill Country A-D

 

Hill Country E-G

 

Independence 2-3

2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45-3:45pm Loren Shook: Leading with Courage Through Adversity: The Strength of Culture and Purpose Hill Country A-D
3:45-4:45pm Closing Keynote Address by Johnny Quinn: Breaking Through Barriers: Unleash Resilience, Determination and Growth for Unbounded Success Hill Country A-D