Global Conference 2016

In America and much of the world, a massive demographic shift is accelerating as populations age at an unprecedented rate due to advances in medicine, sanitation and safety. With the support of the John Templeton Foundation, the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging is proud to host the Purposeful Aging Summit. An extraordinary, first-of-its-kind gathering, the Summit includes recognized leaders in health, education, business, philanthropy, policy and media who share a focused interest in changing the public narrative about the roles and value of older adults and the benefits of purposeful aging for individuals and the broader society.


Paul Irving

Chairman, Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging; Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California


Karabi Acharya

Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Arthur Bilger

Founder and CEO, WorkingNation

Patricia Boyle

Neuropsychologist, Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center

Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Author; Journalist

Laura Carstensen

Professor of Psychology and Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy, Stanford University; Director, Stanford Center on Longevity

Henry Cisneros

Chairman, Executive Committee, Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC; Chairman, CityView; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Catherine Collinson

President, Transamerica Institute and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies

Ken Dychtwald

President and CEO, Age Wave

Richard Eisenberg

Managing Editor,, PBS

John Feather

CEO, Grantmakers in Aging

Marc Freedman

Founder and CEO,

Linda Fried

Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center

Laura Geller

Senior Rabbi, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

Susan Gianinno

Chairman, North America, Publicis Worldwide

Lynn Goldman

Michael and Lori Milken Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

John Gomperts

President and CEO, America's Promise Alliance

Kerry Hannon

Author and Columnist; Expert in Career Transitions and Retirement

Michael Hodin

CEO, Global Coalition on Aging; Managing Partner, High Lantern Group

Carol Hymowitz

Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg News

Ina Jaffe

Correspondent, NPR

Paula Kerger

President and CEO, PBS

Sherry Lansing

CEO, Sherry Lansing Foundation; Founder, EnCorps Teachers Program

Becca Levy

Professor of Epidemiology, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, Yale School of Public Health; Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Yale University

Freda Lewis-Hall

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer

David Linde

CEO, Participant Media

Donald Miller

Leonard K. Firestone Professor of Religion and Co-Founder, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California

Ai-jen Poo

Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Co-Director, Caring Across Generations

Kimon Sargeant

Vice President, Human Sciences, John Templeton Foundation

Wendy Spencer

CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service

Trent Stamp

CEO, Eisner Foundation

Lester Strong

Vice President, Experience Corps and External Affairs, AARP Foundation

Fernando Torres-Gil

Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy and Director, Center for Policy Research on Aging, University of California, Los Angeles

John Whyte

Director, Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

John Zweig

Chairman, Health Care and Specialist Communications, WPP Group

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