Register now for the 2019 IHCA Convention and Trade Show!




Official Convention Sponsor:

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

About the Event:

This 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 social events and a trade show featuring more than 80 vendors.

Who Should Attend:  Administrators, owners, nurses, dietary, activity, environmental and social services staff.

How to Register: Register online here. Also see these instructions on How to Register for an Event with our new registration system.

Hotel Reservations:

  • Marriott Hotel, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines: The room block for this hotel is now open for reservations. The number of rooms available is limited, so please make your reservation now. The Marriott also is offering the discounted rates for the days before and after the convention dates.
  • West Des Moines Hotels: We have several West Des Moines hotels that also offer special rates for IHCA and ICAL members.
  • Downtown Des Moines map – Find parking, skywalk and driving directions.

Poster Contest:

All members are invited to participate in the poster contest each year that features your seniors and/or staff.

Photo Slideshow:

All members are invited to submit photos for our convention slide show that features your seniors and/or staff.

Iowa Health PAC Golf Tournament:

Sunday, September 29 | 11:00 a.m. – Registration, Noon – Shotgun Start, 5:00 p.m. – Dinner & Reception

Trade Show:

Monday, September 30, 2019 | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • About the Show: This is a unique opportunity that brings together marketers of products and services with 1,000 long-term services and supports professionals. 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.
  • How to Get a Booth: Booth space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so you will want to act fast. See our Sponsorship, Trade Show & Marketing page for more information on how to reserve a booth space.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Sponsorship opportunities are available for associate members, including a mobile app, tote bags, name badge lanyards, WiFi, registration room displays, keynote speakers, cocktail receptions, evening entertainment and more.

Premier Partners:

These premier partners provide an extraordinary amount of financial support and sponsorship to the IHCA. For more information about our premier partner program, call 800-422-3106.

HPSI Purchasing Services, Martin Brothers Distributing, CE Solutions, Independent Insurance Services, Iowa Long-Term Care Risk Management, Lee Agency, BCG Research – Brighton Consulting Group and Guardian Pharmacy Services.