Matt Thornhill

Matt Thornhill


Are you a LeadingAge organization or member looking for a speaker who is an expert in the senior living category and captivates the audience every time they take the stage?  Meet futurists John W. Martin and Matt Thornhill from SIR's Institute for Tomorrow.

Both are great presenters, first and foremost. They have flair, personality, energy, humor, and stage presence members demand from keynote speakers.

The keynotes are fantastic! For us, our 400 attendees learned something, got affirmation, and were inspired to think differently! You won’t find better speakers with content that resonates more with our members. Hire these guys!
— Melissa Andrews, President & CEO, LeadingAge Virginia

They know the senior living space cold. Matt recently facilitated a board retreat for Christian Living Communities in Denver. Camille Burke, CLC's COO, said, "After many years in senior living, Matt taught me some new and profound things that I hadn’t known before."

Meet them in these two 90 second videos where they answer the question: Why am I a futurist?

John W. Martin:

Matt Thornhill:

Unlike generic motivational speakers, John and Matt really know and understand this category. They are renown national thought-leaders on key trends impacting senior living (here's a recent blog post on the wellness trend and another one on the right terminology to embrace). They began as the Boomer Project and have 15+ years of studying today's Boomer Consumer, the next important segment for senior living (in fact, they literally wrote the book, Boomer Consumer).

Their presentations, workshops, and board retreats are based on research and insights from proprietary studies that enable them to equip leaders in senior living to navigate the choppy waters ahead, answering the “what if” questions.

They use high-impact visual, videos, and a fast-paced presentation style to inform and enlighten audiences. Your members will leave with key action steps to ensure success tomorrow.

Watch them on stage here.

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Package Deals for LeadingAge Organizations and Members

Through our relationship with LeadingAge national, we have agreed to offer special package pricing for state associations and members. Either John or Matt is available for your annual conferences or other educational events throughout the year. Whether you want a keynote, a breakout session, a deep dive program, or a board retreat, we can offer you pricing that fits your budget.

You did a terrific job educating, facilitating, and creating a fun, purposeful, and productive day for Ingleside’s senior leadership and board. Thank you!
— Lynn O'Connor, President & CEO, Ingleside

It All Starts With a Conversation.

Just reach out to us and we'll tell you more about our content and program offerings for LeadingAge associations and members. Send an email to Ellen or call her directly at 804-690-6175.

 John W. Martin

John W. Martin