The Agenda

The Keynote Speaker

John DeHart

What is John’s purpose in life? To create systemic change in our society. It is through his company, Nurse Next Door, that he has embarked on this purpose. Founded in 2001 and based on personal experiences, Nurse Next Door has become a world-class healthcare brand in North America. John and his partner, Ken, have completely changed the way that seniors are cared for throughout North America. Rated as the # 1 Place to Work in British Columbia by B.C Business, one of the top places to work in Canada by the Globe & Mail, and one of the top 20 most innovative companies by BC Business, Nurse Next Door has achieved this by building an amazing culture.

Prior to Nurse Next Door, John launched and co-founded a number of early-stage, hi-tech companies, but he left this lucrative industry in search of something more meaningful. After taking significant time off, John re-entered the business world with a mission: to create a leading brand in the healthcare industry that would build upon the foundation of core purpose, core values and the envisioned future. John holds a BS in Hotel Administration (Major in Finance) from Cornell University and a master’s in Entrepreneurship from MIT. He has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the Globe and Mail, Fortune Small Business, the National Post, CBC and MSN. He is a regular keynote speaker and has been invited to speak throughout North America, including at prestigious universities, such as Cornell University and MIT.

John lives in Vancouver with his wife, Gayla, and daughter, Daisy. He co-founded the DeHart Foundation, which is currently building a school in Emorijoi, Kenya. His passions include trail running on any mountain, windsurfing, going to the beach and reading (philosophy and classic literature are his favourite subjects).

The Venue

The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center

200 Inverness Drive West Englewood, Colorado 80112
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The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center distinguishes itself with the region’s most technologically advanced meeting facilities, luxurious guest rooms, a full service spa and fitness center, 18 holes of championship golf, indoor/outdoor swimming, tennis, and five distinctive dining and beverage outlets. It offers convenient access to Denver Tech Center business parks, retail shopping, recreational options, and downtown Denver via light rail. This Colorado resort near Denver presents an ideal destination for fun and relaxation—all just 20 minutes from downtown, and 35-40 minutes from Denver International Airport. For more details, click here.

We negotiated the special rate of $175 for all AUC attendees. Please click here to reserve your room today.

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Super Shuttle / Transportation


What is the best way to get to the hotel from the airport?

We recommend either renting a car or using Super Shuttle.
We have arranged a discounted rate with Super Shuttle for airport transportation. The shared ride shuttle is $39 per person, one-way, or $68 per person, round trip. Please be aware that the Inverness hotel is the last stop on the route, so travel to the hotel using this option may take up to an hour and a half.

You may also use Super Shuttle’s executive car service for direct transport to the hotel. A Sedan is $70 per vehicle, each way, and can hold up to 4 people. An SUV is $80 per vehicle, each way, and will hold up to 6 people.

If you prefer to rent a car, parking is free at the hotel, and there is are a variety of rental car options at the airport. You can find directions to the hotel here.

Is Internet provided in the meeting space?

There is complimentary Internet provided throughout the meeting space, as well as in your guest room. There will be dedicated higher speed Internet in certain meeting rooms. Please use the main wifi when you are not in a dedicated session.

What meals will be provided?

On Sunday night, appetizers will be provided at the Welcome Reception. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided on Monday, and Breakfast and Lunch are provided on Tuesday, along with appetizers at the Closing Reception. Wednesday breakfast will be provided. There will be continuous breaks available throughout the day, as well.

For those participating in the Developer Passport program, breakfast and lunch will be provided on Sunday.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have questions about the agenda, speaking, or the Innovation Awards, please contact Ashley Gray at

If you have questions about sponsorships, please contact Jennifer Barrell at

If you have questions about registration, transportation, hotel, or anything else, contact Amanda Palmer at

Can I volunteer at AUC?

Yes, there a number of ways community members can participate at the conference. Please contact Ashley Gray at for additional information

Can I get CAE credit for attending?

You can get CAE credit for any session that is not Aptify product-specific. These sessions will be noted in the conference brochure.

Can I bring my spouse or a guest to the events?

We do not allow guests at any of the meetings or sessions, but you may purchase a ticket for your guest to the three evening events (2 receptions, and an offsite dinner) for $200.

Can I combine discounts?

No. Only one discount can apply per registration. Any registrations for speakers, executive board members, or webinar speakers do not qualify toward the volume discount.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

You can make note of this when you register or email Amanda Palmer at

Can I set up a meeting time with Aptify staff?

Yes. You may schedule time with any of our Aptify staff members attending the conference. Please fill out the form to schedule a time. We will do our best to accommodate your preferred time and staff member, however based on staff availability, individual meeting attendees cannot be guaranteed.

The Sponsors

We are currently accepting sponsorships for AUC2015. Please click here to download the AUC2015 Sponsorship Program details.

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