2018 Chief Executive Summit

The Argentum Chief Executive Summit convenes top senior living executives and influential thought leaders to uncover ways to foster an innovative culture within your own company.
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Convene with executives from across the industry September 11-13 in Boston and experience:

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Participation in the Chief Executive Summit is limited to two senior representatives from Argentum premier member companies.


Tuesday, Sept. 11
7:00 - 9:00 PM | Social Networking: Watch the Boston Red Sox on the big screen!
Join us in the hotel for a casual social networking event, and watch the Boston Red Sox take on the division-rival Toronto Blue Jays. Come hungry and enjoy ballpark fare!
Wednesday, Sept. 12
7:30 - 8:30 AM | Breakfast
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Board Meeting
Open only to members of the Argentum Board of Directors. Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts will join the meeting as a special guest.
9:00 AM | Visit the Museum of Science
If your schedule permits, take some time to visit Boston's Museum of Science. You will receive a complimentary ticket with your welcome bag. The museum is open from 9 AM - 5 PM.
12:00 - 1:00 PM | Networking Luncheon with Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, will join the networking luncheon to meet with Argentum Premier Member CEOs and top senior living executives. In 2017, he worked to establish a Governor's Council that seeks to promote healthy aging and create the most age-friendly state for all residents.
1:15 - 2:15 PM | Economy & Industry: The Impact of National Economic and Workforce Trends on Senior Living 
Experts share their insights on national and industry economic and workforce trends impacting senior living and business operations. Speakers: Dr. Christopher Foote, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; Beth Burnham Mace, Chief Economist, National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care
2:20 - 3:00 PM | Politics & Policy: Midterm Elections—Predictions and Policy Implications
The November elections could change not only the balance of power in Congress, but also see an influx of women and minorities never experienced before. What will this mean for the remaining two years until the next presidential election?  Speaker: U.S. Congresswoman Katherine Clark, representing the 5th district of Massachusetts
3:15 - 5:15 PM | Communications: Media Crisis Simulation
Karen Doyne and Kristin DeRosa, crisis communications specialists from Burson-Marsteller’s U.S. Public Affairs and Crisis practice, will present a 90-minute crisis simulation session. The session will provide attendees an opportunity to experience firsthand the challenges of crisis response in a true-to-life environment through Burson PressurePoint™. Through the use of Burson PressurePoint, a closed, flexible web platform, combined with human role players, the simulation will provide a challenging and realistic environment to test a team's handling of internal coordination, stakeholder notifications and social and traditional media strategies in a crisis situation. At the end of the exercise, Karen and Kristin will debrief the group on their performance in order to ensure they leave with substantial crisis readiness guidance.
6:00 - 9:00 PM | Reception & Dinner at the Museum of Science
Join us for the evening and explore Boston's popular Museum of Science. The reception and dinner will take place in the museum's Skyline Room, providing access to the Green Wing Level 1 exhibits. Speaker: David C. Grabowski, PhD, professor of health care policy, Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School
Thursday, Sept. 13
8:30 - 10:30 AM | Breakfast & Private Riverboat Cruise on the Charles River
The Charles Riverboat Company's private cruises offer spectacular views of Old Ironsides, the Boston skyline, and Harvard University.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Technology & Entrepreneurism: Senior Living Science Fair
Demo new technologies from tech entrepreneurs who are creating new pathways for better senior care, and then engage with them in an interactive discussion on technology’s role in shaping the future of senior living. Discuss the new workforce and its demands. Benchmark Senior Living Chairman & CEO Tom Grape will discuss his company’s collaboration with the Massachusetts’ governor’s office, MIT AgeLab, and GE Healthcare with GE’s Lisa Ralph on the In Good Company: Optimal Aging Challenge before introducing the panel of tech entrepreneurs. Speakers: Tom Canterino, Ageless Innovations; Andy Tubman, SingFit; Kyle Rand, Rendever; Matt Reiners, Eversound
12:30 - 1:30 PM | Luncheon with Sociobiologist Rebecca Costa
2:30 - 3:30 PM | Tour of MIT MediaLab
Join us for this exclusive tour at MIT’s MediaLab, an academic research center. Media Lab’s anti-disciplinary research community is uniquely equipped to leverage the best that technology has to offer and connects technology back to the social and the human. Current Lab research examines the deeper implications of where technology creation and adoption has led us—and where we want to go next. An opportunity not open to the public, this tour is not to be missed!

An Exclusive Experience Awaits

An experience not available to the public, join us for a tour of the MIT Media Lab, which “transcends known boundaries and disciplines by actively promoting a unique, antidisciplinary culture.” Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see firsthand the innovations within its walls!

Join us in Boston this September!

About the Guest Speakers

Governor Charlie Baker | Representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Since taking office in 2015, Gov. Baker has been making Massachusetts a great place to live, work, and raise a family while delivering a customer-service oriented state government that is as hard working as the people of the Commonwealth. An advocate for seniors, Gov. Baker worked to establish the Governor’s Council in 2017 to address aging in Massachusetts.


Congresswoman Katherine Clark  | Representing the 5th District of Massachusetts 
Rep. Clark represents a diverse district in Massachusetts comprised of 24 cities and towns. She is a vocal advocate for ending wage discrimination; protecting women’s health care; access to affordable, high-quality child care; paid family leave; safer schools; and other reforms to address the challenges women and families face.


Tom Canterino | Cofounder & Vice President, Ageless Innovation
Prior to cofounding Ageless Innovation, Canterino’s experience includes starting over five companies in the past ten years. He also led and defined Hasbro’s senior care channel, selling and marketing to professional caregivers and corporate level senior communities. Ageless Innovation launched earlier this year, aiming to develop products to stimulate and foster meaningful connections for older adults, and their first brand being Joy for All Companion Pets.


Rebecca Costa | Sociobiologist
Costa is an internationally recognized sociobiologist, author, and host of the syndicated radio program The Costa Report. She is a leading expert on “fast adaptation” in complex environments and her work focuses on the latest research in predictive analytics. Predictive analytics is making it possible for caregivers and others to better understand the challenges of aging.


Kristin DeRosa | Manager, Burson-Marsteller
As a member of the crisis team at Burson-Marsteller, DeRosa assists her clients with building comprehensive crisis readiness programs to protect reputation through vulnerabilities assessments, crisis planning, and preparation. She also works to facilitate simulations through Burson’s PressurePoint™, giving clients the opportunity to refine their response process through simulated scenarios.


Karen Doyne, Managing Director & U.S. Leader, Crisis | Burson Cohen & Wolfe
Doyne has 30 years of experience at global public relations agencies, on Capitol Hill, and in the media world. She provides strategic counsel in reputation management, litigation communications, public affairs, and risk communications. Doyne was named by PR News as its Crisis Manager of the Year in 2015 and honored by Washington Women in Public Relations as one of the leading practitioners in D.C.


Dr. Christopher Foote | Senior Economist & Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Foote’s research and policy interests include housing and the macroeconomics of the labor market. He joined the Boston Fed in 2003 after serving as chief economist for the Council of Economic Advisers. Each spring, Dr. Foote teaches intermediate macroeconomics at Harvard, where he was named a Professor of the Practice of Economics in 2012.


Dr. David Grabowski | Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Grabowski’s research examines the economics of aging with a particular interest in the areas of long-term care and post-acute care. His work also examines the integration and coordination of care for dually eligible beneficiaries. Dr. Grabowski has been the principal investigator on five National Institute on Aging projects related to demand for long-term care insurance and specialization in dementia care, among others.


Beth Burnham Mace | Chief Economist, National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care
Prior to joining the staff at NIC, Mace served as a member of the NIC Board of Directors for seven years and chaired NIC’s Research Committee. She also worked in the AEW Research Group for 17 years. In 2014, she was awarded the title of a “Woman of Influence” in commercial real estate by Real Estate Forum Magazine and Globe Street.


Kyle Rand | Cofounder & CEO, Rendever
Rand grew up volunteering in a senior living community and went on to study cognitive decline in the aging population. His neuroscience research focused on the link between functional structural changes in the brain that happen through aging, and the associated deficits in economic-based decision making. Rand cofounded Rendever after realizing the negative impacts of social isolation on seniors.


Matt Reiners | Cofounder, Eversound
Reiners has helped start two companies in the past six years and is a recipient of the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 for Consumer Tech. After seeing his grandmother struggle with hearing, Reiners, along with his cofounders, saw an opportunity to help residents hear at the perfect volume every time. In less than two years, Eversound has been adopted by over 350 communities to improve the lives of nearly 40,000 older adults.


Andy Tubman | Chief Clinical Officer, SingFit
Tubman is a certified music therapist and expert on music and the brain who has spent 15 years developing innovative techniques that help clients achieve therapeutic goals. As Chief Clinical Officer for SingFit, Tubman leads the team creating SingFit PRIME, a technology-enabled singing program for senior living communities and home care agencies. 


Solidify Your Crisis Communications Plan

Burson PressurePoint is “the ideal approach to prepare organizations to handle crises in today’s time-pressured, ultra-connected communications environment.”

Join us at the Summit to experience the Burson crisis communications simulation.

Hotel & Accommodations

Book your room at the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel by August 22 to take advantage of the Argentum Hotel Room Block discount. Kimpton Hotel Marlowe accepts individual cancellations up to 48 hours in advance of the check-in date.

Start Your Day Off Right

Take one of Kimpton’s complimentary bikes for a ride around town, take a stroll along the Charles River walking path across the street, enjoy water activities using the kayaks or paddleboards available from the hotel. The Kimpton also offers a yoga mat in every room and a complimentary in-room 60-minute yoga class via video.

Book Your Room

Book your room by August 22 at the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel to take advantage of the Argentum Hotel Room Block discount. Rooms available at the Argentum rate are intended for approved Argentum Premier Member registrants only. Rooms reserved at the Argentum rate by those attending unaffiliated events may be subject to cancellation. Call 800-546-7866 and reference, Argentum, or visit the link below.

Explore the World

Over its 180-year history, the Museum of Science in Boston has become one of Boston’s leading cultural institutions. The museum features a revolving schedule of temporary exhibits, IMAX films, and Planetarium shows, plus more than 700 interactive permanent exhibits and live presentations. Take time to explore this national treasure!

Thanks to the 2018 Chief Executive Summit Sponsors

Request Access

If you did not receive a direct invitation from Argentum to attend the Chief Executive Summit, you may click the link below to request access. Argentum will review the request and respond within 2-3 business days. Please do not book your hotel room or airfare until you receive confirmation that you are eligible to attend as a representative from your company.

2017 Chief Executive Summit Highlights

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