This experience of "Professionals Leading Passionate Innovation" is an opportunity for professionals in health and aging services to engage with fellow emerging leaders in an
unrivaled opportunity to strategize, advocate, connect, and innovate the future of the
​health and aging services executive profession.

The 2018 National Emerging Leadership Summit will be held July 17 - 19, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

The NELS Summit is targeted toward emerging professionals (e.g., executive directors, administrators, department heads) in health and aging services who have typically been in the field for under ten years. The Summit aims to increase, improve, and support the profession to attract talented and future leaders by giving a voice to the next generation of leaders.  Professionals that ​have attended the Summit hold positions in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, life plan communities, rehabilitation hospitals, senior housing, home- and ​community-based services, ​and affiliated organizations across the country.

Summit participants will:
- Identify, develop, and refine solutions for the next generation of leaders building on themes from the previous
years' emerging leaders;
- Meet with representatives of key professional organizations and gain an inside perspective on the legislative process; and
- Engage in discussions with other professionals in the field of health and aging services to advance an
agenda of innovative action.

The complete Summit package* includes:
Long-Term Care Administrator Continuing Education Units (CEs)
Daily Breakfast and Lunch 
Washington, D.C. Evening Event
Networking with Leaders in Health and Aging Services Organizations

Click below to download the draft schedule for the 2017 NELS Summit:**
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​* Participants will be individually responsible for securing hotel lodging with the host hotel at the conference rate.  Information on
lodging and group rate will be provided upon application and acceptance to the NELS Summit.
** The 2017 NELS schedule is an example of the events at NELS, and will be changed for the 2018 Summit, as we firm up commitments with
our sponsors, partners, and other organizations that assist in the scheduling of the NELS Summit each year. If you have any questions on
this schedule, please email Kevin Hansen, NELS Director, at
hansekev@uwec.edu  to inquire.

2017 NELS Summit Schedule (Draft)