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Because the SDA knows the senior dining industry, we understand that time and resources can be limited. Our events are designed to be convenient, efficient and valuable to all attendees.

SDA events will range from short evening events to multi-day conferences – all with the same foundation of fostering the senior dining industry. With a combination of feature speakers, topic-driven round-tables and (of course) great food samples, we will dive deeply into the senior dining market and emerge with great findings for all attendees.

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    • Friday, October 12, 2018
    • Charlotte, North Carollina

    First ever peer learning round-table discussions providing the ultimate opportunity for industry partners and operators to develop new benchmarking methods, solutions and innovation for senior dining. 

    Join your peers  at the Senior Dining Association’s first Executive Ideation & Symposium. We will share some great conversations, delicious food & drinks, and deepen our growth in the industry. Network with peers from around the country. Our keynote speakers will keep you up to date with best practices and industry trends. And the round table discussions will give you an opportunity to learn from the best in the field. 

    Your attendance at this event helps to solidify the place for SDA in the future. Thank you for supporting us in our inaugural year. We want to be here for the longevity of your operation.

    Event Brochure


    Day 1 

    12:00pm - 6:00pm: Registration Opens 

    11:00am - 4:00pm: Optional ServeSafe Class (additional cost) 

    1:00pm - 3:30pm: Tour S&D Coffee and Tea (limited 20 people) 

    5:00pm ‐ 9:00pm: SDA Welcome Reception & Networking 

    Day 2 

    7:30am ‐ 8:15am: Breakfast 

    8:15am ‐ 9:30am: General Session 1 - Introduction, Harris Ader 

    9:30am ‐ 9:45am: Break 9:45am ‐ 12:00pm: Breakout Sessions - Round Table Discussion Groups 

    12:00pm ‐ 1:30pm: Lunch 

    2:00pm ‐ 3:00pm: General Session 2 - Keynote Speaker 

    3:00pm ‐ 3:15pm: Break 

    3:15pm ‐ 5:15pm: Breakout Sessions - Round Table Discussion Groups 

    5:30pm ‐ 6:15pm: General Session 3 - Speaker 

    6:30pm - 7:30pm: Cocktail Hour 

    7:30pm - 9:30pm: Dinner & Evening Activity 

    Day 3 

    7:30am ‐ 8:15am: Breakfast 

    8:15am ‐ 9:15am: General Session - Speaker 

    9:30am ‐ 12:30pm: Round Table Focus Groups 

    12:30pm ‐ 1:45pm: Lunch, 

    Closing Speaker & Depart

    This is event is ideal for corporate or regional senior living & dining professionals. 

    Space is limited due to relational experience of the event.  RSVP now to reserve your space.

    Second attendee from the same organization receives a 10% discount.

    Hotel Accommodations

    Hotel rates and reservation information will be available soon. We will send all attendees a link to make their own reservations.

    SDA attendees will receive a discounted hotel of rate no more than

    $189 per night (plus sales tax).

    The hotel rate will be available starting 10/7 - 10/15, based on


    Hotel Reservation cut off- September 12th, 2018

    All meals are included

    Transportation & Parking

    Charlotte Airport is approximately 7.5 miles from the hotel

    Uber - Approximately $18 from the airport to the hotel

    Parking - Discounted rate of $25 daily

    Policies Cancellations: A $50 administrative fee & credit card charges will be charged for cancellations. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after August 31st, 2018. Any cancellations made on-site are not eligible for a refund. Cancellations made due to unforeseen circumstances are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 

    No-Shows: Refunds will not be issued to participants who do not attend the Conference and did not cancel their registration in advance. 

    Registration confirmations will be emailed to each attendee. Please note this may take up to 10 days. If you have special needs or dining requests (including Kosher, gluten free & vegetarian meals) we will be more than happy to accommodate. Please indicate your needs on our registration form. 

    As a registered participant in this event, you agree that your photograph or video, if taken, may be used by SDA for promotional purposes and you waive any claim to compensation for such use. 

    Your registration includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners & snacks


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