Global Conference 2014

Global Conference 2014

The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose

Monday, April 28, 2014 / 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Remember "You're not getting older, you're getting better"? More of America's 78 million boomers and their peers across an aging world are remaining vital, active and productive than ever before. Traditional retirement is yesterday's news, and innovations to spread healthy aging are on the horizon. With the possibility of two, three or more careers, people are reimagining their lives. They're pursuing encore careers with purpose and deploying their abilities in business creation, proving that millennial entrepreneurs have no monopoly on start-ups. They're accessing expanding opportunities for wellness and disease prevention - a new world of "personalized aging." Amid an evolving demography that will change humanity forever, our expert panel will delve into crucial questions. What should we want and expect out of longer lives? What innovations are on the horizon that will change the way we age? What are the implications for our health and work? What pathways should we follow to maximize the value of our mature years?

Read the blog post on Currency of Ideas


David Bornstein

Co-Founder, Solutions Journalism Network


Henry Cisneros

Chairman, City View; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Former San Antonio Mayor

Pinchas Cohen

Dean, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California

Marc Freedman

Founder and CEO,

Freda Lewis-Hall

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer, Inc.

A. Barry Rand


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