CALA Call For Speakers

The Colorado Assisted Living Association (CALA) is the only trade association in Colorado DEDICATED exclusively to the Assisted Living Industry.  Assisted living is a special combination of housing, personalized supportive services and health care designed to meet the needs of the older and/or disabled adult requiring assistance with activities of daily living. CALA holds two Annual Conferences and monthly training events both live and online.  Please review our Calendar of Events page to see past and current events. Attendees will include a wide range of administrators, owner/operators, nurses, activity professionals, direct care staff, vendors and other interested parties. Attendees will come from small private to large corporate run facilities across the state.


You are invited to share your aging-related expertise, research and best practices by submitting proposals for presentations.  We are particularly interested in presentations that would provide cutting-edge developments, strategies, or innovations in the assisted living profession.  Presentations should have practical value to professionals and organizations that are involved directly or indirectly in assisted living facilities.  

Examples are:

  • Quality Enhancement Programs
  • Service and Customer Relations
  • Market Dynamics
  • Census Management
  • Disaster and Recovery Planning
  • Resident and Family Services
  • Business Planning and Finance
  • Property Management and Technology
  • Talent Acquisition, Organization, and Management
  • Growth Strategies, and Vision
  • Public Policy, Public Relations, and Advocacy
  • QMAP
  • Quality Management Program
  • Mental Health
  • Memory Care


Workshops or Lectures are typicaly 60 minutes plus an additonal 15 minutes for Q&A – Emphasis is on experiential activities or other forms of skill building and audience involvement, as well as the graphic presentation of new techniques or program ideas. Diversity of presenters is encouraged. All sessions need to be ALF specific.


  • relevance to long term care in assisted living facilities or to personal growth of facility staff
  • strength of the seminar’s practical application and specific learning objectives
  • content and organizational quality
  • audio visual and handout development
  • creativity and timeliness of seminar
  • use of team teaching and multiple experts to enhance program quality

Please fill out the form below to be considered for an upcoming event.

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