IHCA Convention


September 30-October 2, 2019
Marriott Hotel, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines

The IHCA Annual Convention and Trade Show gives long term services and supports professionals the opportunity to join together with other administrators, owners, nurses, and activity, dietary, activity, environmental and social services staff. It's a great opportunity to focus on excellence in service, quality care and teamwork that results in satisfaction of the residents, tenants, clients and family members we serve.

The three-day convention includes two keynote speeches and offers more than 40 education breakout sessions on topics from health care to culture change to personal development - with up to 18 hours of CEUs available. Attendees are also invited to several evening social events and a trade show featuring more than 80 vendors. Registration will open in mid-summer. Online registration will be open in July 2019.

Hotel information

The Iowa Health Care Association 2018 Convention & Trade Show will be held at the Marriott Hotel, 700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines. The room block for the Des Moines Marriott is now open for reservations. The number of rooms available is limited, so please make your reservation now. Please note: The Marriott is offering the discounted rates for the days before and after the convention dates. The actual dates of the convention are September 30 and October 1-2.

West Des Moines Hotels: We also have several West Des Moines hotels that offer special rates for IHCA ICAL members. For a list of hotels and details on the special pricing, click here.

Downtown Des Moines map (July 2017) - Find parking, skywalk and driving directions.

Monday, September 30, 2019
Marriott Hotel, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines

The IHCA Trade Show is Monday, September 30, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Des Moines Marriott Hotel. Our trade show hosts over 80 businesses that serve the long term services and supports market. It is a unique opportunity that brings together marketers of products and services with 1,000 long term services and supports professionals attending the IHCA Annual Convention and Trade Show. The majority of attendees are buying-powered professionals including administrators and owners who represent Iowa’s nursing facilities, assisted living programs, residential care facilities, home health agencies and senior living communities.

The application for Trade Show booths will be posted here in Spring 2019. For more information, contact Megan Stoulil.

2019 Poster Contest and Photo Submission
The IHCA Convention presents an excellent opportunity to celebrate Iowa’s seniors and those who care for them. Members have two different opportunities to show their pride. All IHCA members are invited to participate in the Poster Contest and Photo Submissions each year that feature your seniors and/or staff.

Submission instructions will be available here in Summer 2019. If you have any questions, contact Dave Tomlin.


For more information on any of these marketing opportunities associated with our convention and other education events, business partners and vendors can contact Dave Tomlin at 800.422.3106.
Annual Convention marketing

·Trade show exhibt booths (prime and standard options)
·Mobile app splash page and banner ad sponsorships
·Tote bag with company logo sponsorship
·Name badge lanyard sponsorship
·WiFi sponsorship
·Registration room table display sponsorship
·Keynote speaker sponsorships
·Trade show cocktail reception sponsorship
·Evening enertainment sponsorships
·Home Health Track sponsorship
·Annual Business Meeting sponsorship
·Breakfast sponsorships
·Refreshment break sponsorships
·Guest room key sponsorships

For additonal information, see our Sponsorship, Trade Show & Advertising Guide.

Iowa Health PAC
·Annual campaign 
        Five giving levels
·PAC golf tournament 
        Four sponsorship levels – Sponsor a hole, a green, one foursome or more! 
        Door prizes and give-aways 
        Beverage cart 
        Tournament contests and awards