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SDAHO Excited to Welcome Jack York and Rich Bluni to Speak at Post-Acute Partners in Care Conference

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations is excited to welcome two outstanding keynote speakers to this year’s Post-Acute Partners in Care Conference. This year’s event will take place in Mitchell, SD at the Highland Conference Center, April 10-11, 2024.

This year’s Opening Keynote Speaker is Jack York, a pioneer in the field of technology and aging. Jack co-founded It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L), a company dedicated to helping older adults realize the full benefits of engagement technology. Today Jack travels all over the country in a 42-foot trailer magically changing the perception of senior living and aging. Jack has a passion for changing the paradigm and the stereotypes of aging, especially stereotypes tied to people living with dementia.

Before traveling the country capturing the stories from our oldest generation, Jack spent 17 years working in Silicon Valley, where he began to see and use technology to foster connections. Jack then left his job, packed up his equipment and wondered what the heck to do with it. With the help of a friend, he donated computers to an assisted living community in California. The donation became a labor of love and led to the founding of iN2L in 1999 which evolved into a national leader with over 4000 communities in the US and Canda utilizing the technology. In 2022, he launched TaleGate, a company that integrates onsite celebrations at senior living communities with the ability to capture life stories.

At an age when most people begin their retirement, Jack wants to meet people in the middle of theirs and put their best stories center stage. During his Keynote speech, Jack will share his experiences and share some of the most memorable stories. To learn more about Jack York, click here.

Closing this year’s conference is Rich Bluni, an international speaker and best-selling author of several books. Rich has more than 27 years of experience in nursing, risk management, patient safety, leadership and healthcare coaching. Rich is one of Huron Consulting Group’s most sought-after national speakers and the best-selling author of several award-winning books.

Rich joined the Huron Consulting Group as a high-performing coach in 2007. In his capacity as a nationally renowned inspirational speaker, Rich has presented to tens of thousands of people across the US and Canada, frequently keynoting major national and state conferences, individual hospital organizations, medical practices and universities.

Rich has nearly three decades of front-line healthcare and leadership experience across a broad range of areas, including pediatric intensive care, trauma intensive care, flight nursing, behavior health and emergency medicine.

Rich specializes in topics related to inspiration, burnout, connecting to purpose and engagement. Through his stories, humor and unique style, Rich connects heart to mind and people to purpose. SDAHO is excited to welcome Rich as this year’s closing keynote speaker. To learn more about Rich Bluni, click here.

For more information on this year’s Post-Acute Conference, click here.

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