The 25th national conference of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care kicks off Wednesday evening with a set of receptions just outside Washington, D.C. The gathering of capital providers and seekers lasts until noon Oct. 2 at the Gaylord National hotel complex, National Harbor, MD.

CNN political analyst and former presidential adviser David Gergen will be the media-related keynote speaker. Reps. James Renacci (R-OH) and John K. Delany (D-MD) are other headliners. A wide variety of other seniors housing executives, top investors and lobbyists also will participate in panel discussions and educational sessions.

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