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ALA 2023 Annual Conference & Expo

 

Your Health + Wellness


While the Annual Conference offers great opportunities to network, share expertise and gain insights from industry experts, it can also be a pressure-filled environment and at times, overwhelming.

To support your health and well-being during the conference, you’ll find a variety of experiences and activities weaved throughout the event.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXERCISE OR MOVEMENT

MORNING ENERGIZER

Monday, May 20
6:15–6:45 a.m.

Discover the difference 30 minutes makes: Wake up with Innovative Computing Systems and iManage in a light-impact, high-energy workout session that knocks the cobwebs off and energizes you before your ALA sessions start!

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YOGA

Tuesday, May 21
6–7 a.m.

Start your day with the restorative benefits of Vinyasa yoga led by fellow ALA member and an AFAA-certified fitness professional, Andrea Everage. Vinyasa yoga combines a series of poses, coordinated with your breathing to improve your energy levels while promoting relaxation and lowering stress levels

Led by:

Andrea D. Everage, CLM, MHR, PHR, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources
Meyers Nave
AFAA-Certified Fitness Professional

WALK AND TALK

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
7–7:30 a.m.

Kickstart your day with an early morning walk through the grounds of the Gaylord Rockies. Grab a coffee and meet fellow attendees at the main front doors of the hotel lobby to stretch your legs and energize your body before the day’s educational programming begins.

MORNING RUN

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
7–7:30 a.m.

Start your conference day on the right foot with an invigorating morning run. Lace up your sneakers and join fellow attendees to breathe in the morning air and explore the scenic surroundings. Meet up near the main front doors of the hotel lobby. There is a 5K and 1 mile running route available, click here.


QUIET SPACES AND MINDFULNESS

QUIET ROOM

Open daily from
7 a.m.–5 p.m.

Take the time to decompress from the hustle and bustle in the Quiet Room, offering comfortable seating, low lighting, and healthy snacks and drinks.

NURSING MOTHER’S ROOM

Open daily from
7 a.m.–5 p.m.

A safe and secure room is available to support nursing mothers. As this room will be secure, to access the room you’ll need to get a key at the conference registration desk.

GUIDED MEDITATION

Tuesday
11–11:15 a.m.

Join a short, guided practice called, “Taking in the Good”, led by Psychotherapist, Stacey P. Dougan, JD, LLM, MS, LPC, NCC

GROUNDING MEDITATION STATION

Available throughout the conference
 

Take a few moments to reestablish your physical connection to the present moment and the earth beneath your feet by stepping on to the lush lawn outside of the Grand Lodge of the Gaylord Rockies.

SILENT BOOK CLUB

Monday from 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday from 7 p.m.

This nontraditional “book club” has no required reading or book discussion. Instead, it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy the company of others without the pressure of conversation. Simply bring a book that you’re reading and join us in the Grand Lodge and settle in for some uninterrupted reading while in the presence of others.

GRATITUDE WALL

Available throughout the conference
 

Write your daily gratitude on the wall display as you head to and from the Exhibit Hall and breakout sessions. Your note could relate to a person, an activity you’re glad you’re able to do, or something you’re grateful to have learned. Take note of the everyday moments, no matter how small!