Argentum Postpones Conference, Goes Virtual

TAMPA, Fla. — Argentum, an Alexandria, Virginia-based association serving seniors housing owners and operators, has postponed its Senior Living Executive Conference that was scheduled to occur May 18 to May 20 in Tampa.

The event will now be held completely virtually and from Sep. 22 to Sep. 24.

“In our discussions, we are noting the tremendously challenging work being done by senior living employees at all levels to protect our residents from COVID-19 — work we believe will continue for some time,” wrote James Balda, president and CEO, in an email to members. “Additionally, the future remains uncertain surrounding travel bans and limited gathering mandates, both at the national and state levels.”

The majority of the educational content will still be delivered, and attendees will be able to connect with colleagues through the virtual event. Topics will be posted in the coming weeks, and the virtual conferencing system will be launched in six to 10 weeks, according to the association.

Registration fees will be refunded 25 percent, and attendees will also receive some sort of consideration for the 2021 conference in Nashville.

“Through the virtual event, we can continue to educate and advance the industry on important matters through a medium more accessible and convenient given the extraordinary circumstances we are facing as an industry and as a country,” wrote Balda. “We can incorporate much of what we are learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as focus on what support the industry needs to get through — and eventually beyond — this crisis.”