Nebraska Nursing Facility Association and Nebraska Assisted Living Association are excited to present the 2023 NNFA-NALA Innovation Summit at Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln!

With the theme Forces of Change: The Future of Work, the Summit will feature out-of-the box, innovative tools and techniques that address workforce needs. Attendees can look forward to hearing from trailblazers and disruptors in our industry, networking with peers and vendors, and leaving inspired to shape their world.


Monday, Sept. 18 – Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023

Nebraska Innovation Campus
2021 Transformation Drive
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

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Continuing Education
Earn up to 4.75 CEs by attending the opening keynote, succinct technology-focused sessions, a head-to-head panel, and Membership Meeting.

Opening Keynote: From Good to Unforgettable: The Personal Brand Advantage in Long-Term Care
Monday, Sept. 18 | 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Peter Murphy Lewis, host of the LTC Heroes Podcast, will help you unlock your personal brand's true potential and revolutionize how your facility can thrive in an ever-evolving landscape.

Quick Pitch Competition
Monday, Sept. 18 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Inspired by the show “Shark Tank,” this Quick Pitch competition challenges participants to provide a two-minute action-oriented verbal presentation of a business venture designed to be judged on how it solves the following problem statement: Nursing homes and assisted living communities are experiencing a workforce crisis and need innovative recruitment and retention strategies.

Membership Meeting
Monday, Sept. 18 | 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
For NNFA/NALA Members Only
Sponsored by The Olson Group

Member Appreciation Reception
Monday, Sept. 18 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Barred Owl, rooftop at The Scarlet Hotel
For NNFA/NALA Members Only
Sponsored by Quality First Insurance


Continuing Education
Earn up to 3.75 CEs by attending sessions on leadership and workforce, as well as the closing keynote.

Meet with an Expert
Want to learn more about the Nebraska Health Care Talent Pipeline Initiative or have questions related to immigration? Sign up for a one-on-one time slot with one of our experts! Space is limited.

Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join NHCA in recognizing Nebraska’s skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities for exceptional acts of service and quality. Nominate an outstanding member for an award here!
Sponsored by Health Care Information Systems/Medi-Bill Systems

Closing Keynote: Workforce, Equity, and Holistic Economic Development
Tuesday, Sept. 19 |2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
University of Nebraska Omaha alum and economic development expert Garry Clark will highlight the merging trends in talent attraction and retention options merged with spoken word, visuals, and audience participation.

Bronze Quality Award Training

Add Bronze Quality Award Training registration to your Summit experience! Join us following Summit on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the NHCA Office in Lincoln. When adding sessions to your Summit registration, be sure to add Bronze Quality Award Training before proceeding to checkout. 

The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Awards Program is a progressive program that is based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. Participants move from the Bronze level, to Silver, and then ultimately to Gold. Bronze recipients must demonstrate a groundwork for excellence by completing a self-assessment that outlays their organizational priorities and goals. While attending the Quality Award Training, participants will examine the requirements and complete the AHCA/ NCAL Bronze National Quality Award Application for award or renewal award. Participants will leave the workshop with completed applications.

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Registration Information

Pre-registration is encouraged. Registration at the door will be accepted only if space permits. An invoice will be emailed. To confirm your registration, call the NNFA-NALA office at 402-435-3551. Virtual registration is not available.

See substitution, cancellation, and refund policies here.

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