Join the Movement: Longevity + Inclusion Alliance Retreat

April 18th & 19th, 2024  |   Baltimore, MD

Embark on a transformative journey with leaders in the senior living industry. Discover how inclusion fuels longevity at the picturesque Revival Hotel in Baltimore’s historic Mt. Vernon.

Come Together to Learn, Grow & Inspire.

The Longevity + Inclusion Alliance is borne of out of the undeniable reality that longevity is inextricably tied to and greatly dependent upon inclusion.  Creating equity in aging, in part, rests in the hands of those with the power to make change and the courage to take action.

The L+I Alliance Fellowship exists to ensure leaders, organizations, and business partners within the field of aging services are culturally competent, courageous, and intentional in their journeys of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, accessibility, and justice.

The Retreat

Starting in September 2023, a group of dedicated senior living professionals have come together to learn, grow and inspire one another to create a more inclusive environment for themselves and their professional lives. The Retreat is the culmination of the Fellows journey.

The Retreat will be held in the Charm City, otherwise known as Baltimore, MD at The Revival Hotel, in historic Mt. Vernon. In attendance will be the current Fellows (aka Alpha Cohort), as well as the incoming Fellows of Beta Cohort. In total, over 40 professionals from c-suites and leadership roles across senior living organizations and businesses.

It all kicks off Wednesday, April 17th at our VIP Dinner with the Alpha Cohort and our Presenting Sponsor.

The Program

Thursday, April 18th
  • Breakfast – Alpha Cohort & Presenting Sponsor
  • Morning – Roundtable Conversation
    • Alpha Cohort and Presenting Sponsor will participate in guided conversation on select DEI topic(s)
  • Mid-Morning – Keynote
    • Well-known and highly engaging speaker Christopher Ridenhour will lead an energizing and insightful keynote on human connection and building trust.
  • Lunch – Presentation on Accessibility & Disability Inclusion
  • Afternoon – Alpha Cohort Workshop
    • Cohort-only session to think through and create a DEI plan of action.
  • Happy Hour Networking
  • Dinner with Lily Zheng & Christopher Ridenhour
  • The After Party
Friday, April 19th
  • Breakfast – Alpha & Beta Cohorts & Presenting Sponsor
  • Morning – Roundtable Conversation
    • Attendees will participate in a guided conversation on select DEI topic(s)
  • Mid-Morning – Fireside Chat
    • New York Times Best-Selling Author & DEI Expert Lily Zheng will offer an engaging and informative conversation on DEI and the straightforward approaches leaders must deploy.
  • Lunch – Presentation on the Historically Black Colleges & Universities Intergenerational Housing Initiative, an Eisner Prize Fellowship Project
  • Afternoon (Part 1) – Book Signing with Lily Zheng & Marvell Adams, Jr.
  • Afternoon (Part 2) – Alpha Cohort Showcase
    • Fellows share their ideas and actions of impact for creating a more inclusive environment.
  • Afternoon (Part 3) – Milestone Ceremony for Alpha Cohort

Business Partnership Opportunities

The L+I Alliance Retreat, a first of its kind, will provide opportunities to connect and engage deeply with c-suite leaders and decision-makers from some of the most progressive and influential senior living providers in the US. Our Alpha & Beta Cohorts include professionals from:

L+I Alliance Fellows Program prioritizes deep engagement and dialogue and as such the number of participants in the program as well as the retreat are capped. This extends to the number of business partnership opportunities, allowing for our partners to have near exclusive access to retreat attendees.


Benefits included with each Event Sponsor level commitment

  • One complimentary full-access retreat invitation inclusive of all programming and activities
  • A complimentary signed copy of DEI Deconstructed and DEI Reconstructed by Lily Zheng.
  • A complimentary signed copy of Triumph in the Trenches by Marvell Adams, Jr., et al.
  • A guaranteed spot in the Longevity + Inclusion Alliance Fellows Program – Beta Cohort (tuition/fees not included).

Presenting Sponsor


(only 1 available)

  • EXCLUSIVE “Presented by” byline for all retreat digital/print materials, communications, and social media campaigns, including branded parting gift for all retreat participants.
  • EXCLUSIVE speaking opportunities throughout the retreat.
  • Four complimentary full-access retreat invitations inclusive of all programming and activities.
  • Complimentary virtual facilitation of L+I Alliance Session: Through A Child’s Eyes for the sponsor’s organization.
  • Two sponsored email communications on your behalf to L+I Alliance & W Lawson supporters.
  • Two co-created social media posts on an agreed-upon DEI topic.

L+I Alliance Night Out!


(only 2 available)

Sponsorship supports events on the evening of April 17th including Networking Happy Hour, Dinner with Lily Zheng & Christopher Ridenhour, and The After Party at The Revival Hotel’s Speakeasy.

  • “Brought to you by” byline for all Night Out event digital/print materials, communications.
  • Speaking opportunities during events.
  • Includes all benefits of Event Sponsor level commitment.

Drinks & Dinner with Alpha Cohort


(only 2 available)

Sponsorship supports an evening of engagement and enjoyment with the Alpha Cohort including drinks and dinner at a local Baltimore establishment. This is an intimate and invitation only event.

  • Speaking opportunity during event.
  • Includes all benefits of Event Sponsor level commitment.

Keynote with Christopher


(only 2 available)

Sponsorship supports the Day 1 (April 18th) Keynote Speaker, Christopher Ridenhour.

  • Remarks prior to the Keynote.
  • Introduction of Keynote Speaker.
  • Priority seating with Keynote Speaker during lunch.

Keynote with Lily


(only 2 1 available)

Sponsorship supports the Day 2 (April 19th) Keynote Speaker, Lily Zheng.

  • Remarks prior to the Keynote.
  • Introduction of Keynote Speaker.
  • Priority seating with Keynote Speaker during lunch.

Join the Movement

For more information, registration details, or to request a partnership prospectus, please complete the form below. Join us in Baltimore and be part of shaping a future where longevity and inclusion go hand in hand.