Matt Thornhill

Matt Thornhill


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.

Their 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 either of these guys!
— Melissa Andrews, President & CEO, LeadingAge Virginia

Matt and John bring eye-opening insights to leaders — things not on their radar yet. 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."

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

NEW FOR 2019: The Institute for Tomorrow will release new national research on the current mindsets of today’s older Boomer Consumer in early 2019. This study will delve into how Boomers think, feel, and behave today as they think about where and how they’ll live, and who will provide care. All 2019 keynotes will include findings from this latest round of proprietary research.

Current Speech Topics

Tomorrow’s Senior Living Opportunities: How to be Netflix in a Blockbuster World. Delivers eye-opening insights on what’s coming and what to do today to get ready. Examines the key traits found in the best, most successful senior living operators from around the country, and equips leaders with insights on the mindsets and preferences of the modern Boomer Consumer.

Winning Workplaces of Today: How to Find and Keep Top Talent. Provides key insights on the modern workforce, looking at generational dynamics. Shares traits where workers are more alike than different and unveils specific tactics for improvement to strengthen engagement and reduce turnover.

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

John W. Martin:

Matt Thornhill:

To see them on stage, click here.

Unlike generic motivational speakers, John and Matt really know and understand the senior living and senior care categories. They are renowned national thought-leaders on key trends and have presented on the main stage at national events for AARP, the American Health Care Association, and state events for LeadingAge California and Virginia. They shape the national dialogue - see their latest thoughts on the impact of the wellness trend on senior living and on the right terminology to embrace.

Plus, they are experts on your next largest consumer opportunity: Boomers. For over 15 years they have been studying this significant cohort for senior living. They literally wrote the book, Boomer Consumer).

Matt’s and John’s 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.

Each has their unique style, and both use high-impact visual, videos, and a fast-paced presentation style to inform and enlighten audiences. Finally, John and Matt make sure your members leave with key action steps to ensure success tomorrow.

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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.

Tell us about your needs 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