You are invited to attend the National Indian Council on Aging’s (NICOA) 23rd conference on aging in Indian Country. Taking place in Reno, Nevada, from August 17-21, at the Nugget Casino Resort, the 2020 American Indian Elders Conference is the only national aging conference in the country focusing exclusively on the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native elders.
Registration for conference attendees is available online or by mail. Pricing is based on your 2020-2021 membership type, which is also available online or by mail. You must apply for or renew your membership before registering for the conference.
The theme for NICOA’s 2020 conference is “Resilience for Tomorrow… Together.” 2020 is a major election year and NICOA’s conference will offer the opportunity to elevate issues in American Indian politics and legislation. The conference will also focus on issues such as health, safety, financial management, elder abuse, caregiving, employment, retirement and the Older Americans Act. This year’s conference will be held in partnership with the 2020 National Title VI Training & Technical Assistance Conference, held at the same time and location.
Keynote speakers from federal, state, tribal programs and agencies will be present to provide program updates and listen to the aging needs of American Indian and Alaska Native elders. Informational workshops will be provided by service providers and aging network professionals with experience in providing services to American Indian and Alaska Native elders.
The workshop sessions include caregiver support, elder abuse prevention, health, nutrition, transportation, disease prevention, long-term services and supports, employment and training, financial assistance and more.
NICOA is accepting proposals to present at the conference now through March 31, 2020. You can also apply to volunteer at the conference, donate an item for our raffle, submit artwork for our program cover contest, check out our sponsorship package, advertise in our conference program publication, or register as an exhibitor.