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9th Annual NVG

Enhancing the Power of Aging
November 6-8  |  Baltimore, MD


2017 Registration Rates:
Type Regular Pricing
Full-Conference Member $479
Full-Conference Non-member $579
One Day Registrant Member $329
One Day Registration Non-member $429
Group Rate* - Full Conference Only - Member N/A
Group Rate* - Full Conference Only - Non-member N/A

*Group rates are available for groups of 4 or more and can only be registered manually. Please email to complete group registrations. You will not be able to register groups online.

2017 Agenda

Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017
6:00 - 7:00 PM Registration
7:00 - 9:00 PM Maggie Growls movie viewing and discussion
Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
8:00 - 9:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Rona Kramer, Maryland Secretary of Aging
10:00 - 10:30 AM Networking Break/Visit Exhibitor Tables
10:30 - NOON General Session: The Digital Evolution - Empowering You & Your Village
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch & Updates on Village Research
1:30 - 3:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
3:00 - 3:15 PM Networking Break/Visit Exhibitor Tables
3:15 - 4:15 PM Trending Technology Demos
4:45 PM Meet in Hyatt lobby to walk to reception
5:00 - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception at Rusty Scupper
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
8:00 - 9:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast with Discussion Groups
9:00 - 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter Rabins, Richmond Family Professor of
Alzheimer’s and related diseases at Johns Hopkins University,
Author of The 36 Hour Day

Mental Wellness: Powering Up for Healthy Longevity
10:00 - 10:30 AM Networking Break/Visit Exhibitor Tables
10:30 - NOON General Session: Aging Throughout the Lifespan - Valerie Jurik-Henry
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch & Update on Village Research 2
1:30 - 3:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
3:00 - 3:30 PM Networking Break/Visit Exhibitor Tables
3:30 - 5:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
5:00 - 5:15 PM Networking Break/Visit Exhibitor Tables
5:15 - 6:30 PM Special Spotlight: Regional Village Groups
7:00 - 9:00 PM Dine Around Dinners (Pre-registration Required)
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
7:00 - 8:00 AM Light Exercise Sessions
8:00 - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 AM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
10:00 - 10:30 AM Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30 AM General Session: The Neuroscience of Loneliness in the
Golden Age of Brain Health - Roger Anunsen
11:30 - NOON Closing: Conference Highlights, Announcement of 2018 NVG &
Winners of Social Media Contest (must be present to win)

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Hotel Information

All conference events and discounted rooms will be available at:

Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Hotel rooms at the Hyatt can be reserved at a rate of $199/night.  You can reserve rooms until October 9, 2017 or until the block is full, whichever comes first.  Rooms are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today!



The 2017 Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus is now available! Sponsoring Village to Village Network provides an opportunity for your business to connect with hundreds of Villages and thousands of older adults all over the country. This year we have several opportunities for conference specific sponsorship and have added new levels that provide year-round benefits. Be sure to download our prospectus below and check out all of the different levels. Thank you for supporting Village to Village Network!

Thank you to the 2017 NVG Sponsors!

Gold Level:


Bronze Level:

       ClubExpress   HomeExcept   

Coffee Break Sponsor:

    Silver Nest                               




Things to do in Baltimore

  • American Visionary Art Museum  "Visionary art as defined for the purposes of the American Visionary Art Museum refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself." In short, visionary art begins by listening to the inner voices of the soul, and often may not even be thought of as 'art' by its creator.

  • National Aquarium  With a mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures, the Aquarium is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s two top aquariums and has hosted over 51 million guests since opening. It is Maryland’s largest paid tourist attraction, with more than 20,000 fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and marine mammals living in award-winning habitats.

  • Lexington Market  Lexington Market is Baltimore’s best place for food. Whatever you like to eat, we’ve got something for you. Lexington Market has more than 100 vendors, offering everything from world famous crab cakes to fried chicken, authentic Indian delicacies to corned beef, fresh seafood to verdant produce. In our iconic building, you can get a snack, buy some groceries, or sit down for a memorable meal.

  • Fell’s Point  Named for the Englishmen who founded a ship-building company here in 1726 that would go on to produce the famous "Baltimore Schooners," Fell's Point is a spirited waterfront community in perpetual celebration of Baltimore's British nautical roots. There are many shops, including antique stores, restaurants, coffee bars, music stores, a municipal markethouse with individual stalls, and over 120 pubs.

  • Top of the World Observation Level  Top of the World is the perfect starting point for any visit to the city and provides a breathtaking view of Baltimore's skyline, harbor and beyond. This city attraction featuring a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of Baltimore has stationed binoculars and photo-map guides to help guests learn about local attractions, hotels, sites and neighborhoods. In addition, it is a fully handicapped accessible attraction. Located on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center, the world's tallest pentagonal building is home to the only Baltimore attraction to offer an awe-inspiring view of Maryland's urban center. Top of the World has expansive windows that frame the Inner Harbor, the surrounding city and beyond to the Chesapeake Bay.

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