2019 RISE Summit Brochure
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RISE Summit - Advocacy. Networking. Action.

March 25-27, 2019

Online Registration is Open!

Formerly the Policy & Leadership Summit, this new interactive conference experience reflects our commitment to policy change and legislative action. Building on the strengths of our widely regarded annual event, the RISE Summit provides more opportunities for involvement and access to high level policymakers.


LeadingAge California is the champion for creating policy change in Sacramento to better serve older Californians. Known as the representative of the full continuum of care, housing and services, LeadingAge California works every day to increase the visibility of important issues, improve the regulatory climate, and mold legislative proposals to advance the senior living and care environment. The RISE Summit allows you to help champion those issues.


LeadingAge California members are known for the strong relationships they create with each other. The RISE Summit allows you to express challenges and share solutions with your peers in an environment that fosters this dialogue.


This event is your call to action…we are stronger together. Unlike other conferences, in addition to superior content and earning valuable continuing education (CE), the RISE Summit allows you to be part of the movement for change. The conference is designed to inspire you and those around you to act.

Event Takeaways:

  • Be the first to learn what is “coming down the pike” on important regulatory and legislative issues, 
  • Connect with high-level policymakers at the Department of Social Services, Department of Housing and Community Development and the Department of Public Health among others, 
  • Meet with your legislator to tell your story and advance key public policy initiative such as a statewide LTSS Financing Plan, funding for affordable senior housing, workforce crisis solutions and regulatory relief.


    RISE to the challenge. RISE to the occasion. RISE to the top.

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   Closing Speaker: Willie Brown
   Wednesday, March 27, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Willie Brown has electrified audiences all of his life. He would not only serve for three decades in the California Legislature, but would have the longest tenure as Speaker of the Assembly in California history. Willie Brown was Mayor of San Francisco for eight years and is a popular columnist with the San Francisco Chronicle. He first ran for public office the year after LeadingAge was founded. 

The issues that have inspired us have also been an integral part of his own policy agenda and long before he was a senior citizen himself, he was an advocate for affordable health care, safe and healthy living facilities and consumer protections for men and women living on limited incomes. A friend of presidents and governors, he is admired most because he has never stopped speaking, defending and caring for those who need a helping hand from someone who best understands the levers of government and business. 

It is impossible to be around Willie Brown and not have a good time.