In 2021, we’re going to go bigger and better. Join us in Charlotte, NC September 29th for the first SDA ONE DAY LIVE at Carowinds Amusement Park.
Learn about trends and best practices from the industry’s leading experts. Share your own experience and insights at roundtable discussions. Network with peers from across the Carolinas as you enjoy great food and discover new innovation from our SDA sponsors.
The SDA ONE DAY LIVE is a perfect opportunity to get recharged as you and your team gather with people who are as passionate about senior living as you are. Whatever your greatest challenge—from staff retention to technology, to food costs and working effectively with your food committee—you’ll meet others who have faced that same challenge and found a creative solution. And of course, you will get a chance to share your own creative solutions!
Join us after for an unforgettable private park experience at Carowinds which includes roller coasters, games of chance with prizes, and tasty amusement park treats. You will not want to miss this unique opportunity to have fun with your peers and your team. If you're not into the rides and games, that's ok. You can network and continue the roundtable chats during the park experience.
During the park experience, midway games will be available to play for a chance to win stuffed animals. Winners can keep the prize or donate it to a local charity, A Child’s Place. Those who donate will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win fabulous prizes from, our sponsors!
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
8:30 am – 9:00 am: Attendee Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:30 am: Welcome (Harris Ader, SDA Founder)
9:30 am – 10:30 am: Session 1 (Presentation: TBD)
10:30 am – 11:00 am: Networking Break & Vendor Showcase
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Session 2 (Presentation: TBD)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Interactive Lunch & Vendor Showcase
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Session 3 (Roundtable Discussions)
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Session 4 (Closing Session)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Networking Event “Park Experience at the County Fair”
Join us after for an unforgettable experience at Carowinds.
Schedule subject to change
Harris has more than 20 years of operational experience in the senior living industry. His extensive background also includes experience in contract foodservice management, the national school lunch program, hotels and restaurants. Prior to founding SDA, Harris was the VP of Dining Service at Senior Living Communities, based in Charlotte, NC. Harris graduated from Johnson & Wales University.
Fred has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years and has spent the last 12 years focused on the senior living market. Currently, Fred is working as the education consultant with SDA. Prior to his work with the SDA , Fred was the Regional VP for Morrison Senior Living, FLIK Lifestyles and Unidine Lifestyles.
Fred holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Director of Dining Services, Sharon Towers
Milton is a native Floridian where he worked in various roles as a foodservice professional. After culinary school Milton attended Liberty University and received his BS in Business Administration 2018 (with Cum Laude honors), his Master of Business Administration degree is 2019, and he is currently a doctoral candidate at the school of business at Liberty University.
Date: September 29, 2021
Event Time: 9 am - 5 pm EST
Park Experience: 3pm - 5pm EST
Carowinds: 14523 Carowinds Blvd Charlotte, NC 28273
Park Experience: 3pm - 5pm EST
Join us for a private park experience with unlimited rides, games of chance with prizes and amusement park treats.
All Senior Living & Dining Professionals
Director of Dining, Executive Directors, Chefs, VP of Dining and Operations, Managers and Supervisors.
From our sponsor stations during the expo they will serve light breakfast, lunch & snack samples.
Carowinds will provide the park experience treats and all day beverage service. You will not go hungry!
Senior Living Professionals
SDA Members: $79 Non-Members: $99
SDA Industry Partner : $TBD
Extra Sponsor Participant:
The event will take place indoors and outdoors. Dress to learn, network and have fun.
A certificate of attendance with the education agenda will be given to all full conference attendees upon request at registration. Attendees can then submit for CEU's with their appropriate certification body.
Copperhead Strike Roller Coaster
The Flying Cobras Roller Coaster
Zephyr (Swing Ride)
Rock "N" Roller
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