2017 Annual Leadership Conference Information


As the premier association representing the home care industry, the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), is committed to connecting and educating our members. We stay on top of the latest issues, have our finger on the pulse of future trends and keep our member companies informed. Whether providing training on the latest business strategies, technology or hosting our dynamic annual leadership conference, HCAOA enables our members to grow, advance workers’ skills and meet the needs of America’s seniors.

The 2017 HCAOA Annual Leadership Conference will take place in Austin, TX October 8-11. The HCAOA is encouraging home care providers to attend the conference this year with the theme Our Home Care Landscape: Big Challenges, Bigger Opportunities. Attendees will be immersed in the latest home care innovations, business strategies, practices and methods throughout the conference. They will also have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders in keynote speeches and expert breakout sessions on a range of must-see topics including:

• Sales/Marketing
• Operations
• Technology
• Best Practices

Throughout the conference, leading vendors will be exhibiting their latest offerings supporting home care providers across the country. Take this great opportunity to learn the newest competitive strategies, find out what’s cutting-edge, and network with key innovators across the home care industry all in one location.


SCSA_Logo_-_TransparentThe Home Care Association of America is now a recognized continuing education provider for Certified Senior Advisors. Attendees of the HCAOA Annual Leadership Conference will receive two continuing education credits for their participation in the event.

The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA) educates and certifies professionals who work with seniors. The Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® credential applies to professionals who are able to demonstrate their competence and knowledge of working with older adults into their professional practices. By creating a network of qualified professionals, SCSA strives to create a strong and safe environment for seniors and those working with them. Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the CSA credential applies to professionals in all areas of the aging industry.


Please click HERE to view the 2017 Annual Leadership Conference Brochure.  


Attendee Registration Instructions 

Please click HERE to view registration instructions on how to register one attendee.

Please click HERE To view registration instructions on how to register more than one or a group of attendees.   

*Registrations canceled prior to September 1 are subject to a twenty five percent administrative fee.  Registrations cancelled after September 1 will not receive a refund.  

Hotel Information

The 2017 HCAOA Annual Leadership Conference will be held at the Austin Renaissance Hotel in Austin, TX on October 8-11. Austin is the capital of Texas, home of the University of Texas at Austin® and gateway to the beautiful Hill Country. As the Live Music Capital of the World®, the city has a soundtrack all its own. More than 250 live music venues flourish with rock, indie, pop and Tejano. Top notch restaurants with legendary barbeque and farm-to-table cuisine whet your appetite. Shop in one-of-a-kind boutiques that line South Congress and the 2nd Street district, or head out to the hill country to relax in a world class destination spa. More than 300 days of sunshine lend itself to a refreshing dip in Barton Springs or try stand-up paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake. Click HERE to learn more about Austin’s exciting attractions!

HCAOA has secured an outstanding rate of $192 plus tax per night from the Austin Renaissance. Reservations can be made by calling the Austin Renaissance Hotel at 1-800-468-3571 or click HERE. Please book accommodations by September 20 and mention that you are an attendee of the HCAOA Annual Leadership Conference to ensure you receive our discounted rate.


HCAOA Faces of Caregiving Campaign

HCAOA’s Faces of Caregiving campaign is a storytelling project focused on elevating professional and family caregivers – their dedication, compassion and the extraordinary value they bring to the jobs they fill and families they serve. The campaign captures the important work caregivers do for seniors across the country through testimonials.  HCAOA will highlight selected caregivers and their testimonials on the HCAOA website, and their stories will be featured as part of the 2017 Annual Leadership Conference in Austin, Texas.

Caregiver of the Year Award

Do you have a caregiver in your company who has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty? Have they exhibited compassion, empathy, and respect in the delivery of care to your clients and their families? Have they improved the quality of life, exemplified extraordinary commitment, acknowledged and met the needs of your clients and families?  If so, the HCAOA encourages you to nominate a member of your staff to be considered for the HCAOA Caregiver of the Year Award!
The HCAOA will announce the Caregiver of the Year Award during the Annual Leadership Conference with the theme, "Our Home Care Landscape: Big Challenges, Bigger Opportunities" in Austin, TX.  The award will be presented during the Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday, October 10.  The winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 as well as $500 towards their travel to the conference. 
The Caregiver of the Year Award is open to member companies.  However, only one nomination per member company is permitted.  Both the final award recipient and nominator must be available to attend the conference. Learn more here.  Submit your nominations today!  

Vendor Information

Made up of over 2,500 business owners representing communities across the country, HCAOA members represent millions of dollars in purchasing power each year.  If you are a company that serves the home care market, you don't want to miss the opportunity to interact directly with company decision makers at an event that is guaranteed to attract top leaders from across the industry. 

The conference allows you to simultaneously introduce your company's latest products and services, and gain valuable feedback from potential customers. This ability to reach an ever-expanding audience can cultivate new leads, increase sales metric and help your company build new relationships.

Vendor Registration 

Vendor company registrations are time and date stamped, therefore those who register first will have the first booth selection on a first come first serve basis. Please note the 2017 Exhibit Hall floor plan will be finalized in the coming months and the HCAOA will reach out to each vendor to schedule their booth selection. Don't forget to look for these new opportunities in the 2017 Annual Leadership Conference Sponsorship Prospectus:

  • Home Care Rocks Sponsorship 

  • Greetings From Austin Sponsorship 

  • Refresh & Recharge Sponsorship 

  • New App Platform Sponsorships 

Click HERE to view the 2017 Annual Leadership Conference Sponsorship Prospectus and learn more about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities.  

Register HERE as a vendor today! 

We look forward to seeing you in Austin, TX this fall!