Watch Livestream Video From The Eden Alternative International Conference

May 24, 2012
Kavan Peterson, Editor,

UPDATE: Join us at 9:45 a.m. EST June 1

The Eden Alternative invites you to join us virtually at the 6th Eden Alternative International Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich., via livestreaming video and live chat May 30-31 featuring keynote speaker Dr. Bill Thomas and other leading figures from the culture change community. Please ask questions or share comments via the chat box below or the comment section at the bottom of the post.

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Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join the conversation via social media and be part of an international collaboration of people and organizations working to make a better world for Elders. Simply visit at any time for a link to the livestream video or bookmark this page in your web browser. Follow the conference on Twitter @EdenAlt and HashTag #Eden2012 for live blog updates, video streaming announcements and live chat opportunities.

Livestream coverage begins May 30 at 1 p.m. EST featuring a powerful discussion on “The Hidden Dangers of Surplus Safety” featuring Dr. Bill Thomas and national experts from long term care. The goal in long term care should be to create a life where we each have just the right balance of autonomy and safety – an environment optimal for our continued growth and development. Join Dr. Bill Thomas, Dr. David Gifford, Senior Vice President of the American Health care Association, Wendi Middleton, Director of Program and Partnership Development at the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, Carmen Bowman, owner of Edu-Catering and Dr. Judah Ronch, dean of the UMBC Erickson School of Aging for this powerful discussion of how we prevent good things from happening, when we focus too much on what can go wrong. Get your questions answered during a livechat discussion following the panel presentation.

Join the official conference kick-off Thursday, May 31 at 8:30 a.m. EST for an exclusive news announcement from The Eden Alternative followed by the keynote address by Eden Alternative founder Dr. Bill Thomas. After the keynote join Bill via livechat and get your questions answered via streaming video.

The live stream video broadcast will continue throughout the day covering various conference sessions. The final livechat will take place at 3 p.m. EST, May 31 after the panel discussion “International Innovation in the Eden Alternative” featuring Regional Coordinators and Eden Alternative international practitioners Suellen Beatty, Sally Hopkins, Rayne Stroebel, June Burgess,  and Kathleen Burnett.

Visit The Eden Alternative Blog throughout the conference for live blog updates, interviews, video and photos. If you’re attending the conference be sure to stop by The Eden Alternative Social Networking Booth Z2 noon-3 p.m. May 31 and 11:15-12 p.m. June 1 for social media demonstrations and workshops featuring Kavan Peterson, Editor of and Jack York, CEO of It’s Never 2 Late.

Livestream Video Highlights:

Wednesday, May 30:
1-4:40 p.m. EST — The Hidden Dangers of Surplus Safety
Thursday, May 31:
8:45-10:10 a.m. EST — Opening and Keynote
10:30-3 p.m. — TBD
3-4:30 p.m. EST — International Innovation in the Eden Alternative

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I’ve just been able to begin watching and here in Ontario the subject of re-examining surplus paperwork is coming up more and more among the caregivers I speak with- the time caregivers spend filling out documentation is time not spent with the elders. How can we get regulators and policymakers to understand these issues better? Forgive me if you’ve covered this already.


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