Convention Overview


Hybrid Convention: In-Person in Grand Rapids and Virtual!

You’re Invited!

HCAM President & CEO Melissa Samuel invites skilled nursing and assisted living professionals to attend the association’s Convention & Expo in Grand Rapids, MI from September 18-20, 2023. This year we are celebrating HCAM’s 75th Anniversary!

HCAM’s Annual Convention and Expo will feature dynamic education sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities to connect with peers in the profession. The events, networking opportunities and seminars will help you re-energize your commitment to quality care, learn about the latest trends, and unwind after a full day of learning. If you are unable to attend the event in person, we hope you will consider participating virtually.

Top 3 Reasons to Attend

  1. Reconnect with hundreds of friends that are coming in from all over the state and you’ll have a chance to make new friends.
  2. We will have over 30 hours of sessions focused on the most critical topics impacting our profession including multiple workforce programs.
  3. Visit our incredible expo hall to meet over 60 vendors showing us the latest and greatest things that can help us with our daily work.

Schedule at a Glance

* All times are listed in EST

All sessions will be available on-demand until October 31. No extensions will be granted.

Monday, September 18, 2023

8:00 am Registration Opens
8:00 am – 9:30 am Breakfast Buffet
8:45 am – 10:00 am Opening Remarks & Keynote
10:15 am – 12:30 pm Breakout Sessions
12:45 pm – 2:15 pm Awards Luncheon
2:30 pm – 4:45 pm Breakout Sessions
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm David Lebenbom Scholarship Reception
6:00 pm Evening on Your Own – Check out GR Restaurants Open Monday Evenings HERE

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

7:30 am – 9:00 am Breakfast Buffet
8:00 am – 9:15 am Morning Remarks & Keynote
9:30 am – 12:45 pm Breakout Sessions
12:45 am – 2:00 pm Networking Luncheon
2:00 pm – 4:15 pm Breakout Sessions
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Partner Reception & Expo
6:30 pm Dinner on Your Own – Check out GR Restaurants HERE

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

7:00 am – 8:00 am Sunrise Yoga Session
7:45 am – 9:00 am Breakfast Buffet
8:30 am – 12:30 pm General Sessions
12:30 pm Conclusion of Conference

Session recordings will be available on-demand for 30 days post-event.


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We’re here to help!

Mary Gettel,
Director of Education

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Allison Taipalus,
Education Coordinator

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