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
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, Encore.org
Freda Lewis-Hall, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer, Inc.
A. Barry Rand, CEO, AARP
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?