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2018 ATX Aging & Innovation Summit

November 28, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm




ATX Aging & Innovation Summit 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sonesta Bee Cave Austin Hotel
12525 Bee Cave Parkway
Austin, TX 78738
Tickets are $95 (lunch and parking included). To register, please visit our Eventbrite 
Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available. Contact Teresa Sansone Ferguson at teresa@austinup.org or 512.963.3191.

8:30 a.m.: Registration

9 – 9:15 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions

9:15 – 10 a.m.: Tapping Smart City Principles to Support Our Older Adults
Exploring ideas, initiatives and the local “smart city” landscape to support older adults in the home and in the community. Panelists:

10 – 10:15 a.m.: Break

10:15 – 11 a.m.: Aging in Place vs. Thriving in Community
Access to social activity and engagement is essential to wellness as we age. If human contact is key, what role does technology play? Why is multigenerational interaction important? Panelists:

11 – 11:45 a.m.: Onward Toward Longevity
Healthy aging transcends medical boundaries, so who should be at the table when discussing health and wellness for older adults? How will today’s health innovations benefit future generations? Panelists:

Noon – 1:30 p.m.: “Design Thinking” Over Lunch
All event attendees will be invited to a “design thinking” strategy session over lunch, led by a team of IBM facilitators. IBM’s Design Thinking process is “a proven way to come to better solutions, faster.” The goal is to explore the community challenges and desired outcomes in the three areas discussed during the morning panels, in order to move the needle on aging/innovation in Austin. Boxed lunch provided.

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.: “Design Thinking” Reports

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.: Tech/Aging Startup Showcase

2:45 – 3 p.m.: Break

3 – 4 p.m.: Closing Keynote Presentation and Summit Wrap-up

4 – 5 p.m.: Networking / Social Hour

Our stellar steering committee: José Colucci, Design Institute for Health; Diana Deaton, Aging 2.0 Austin; Char Hu, The Helper Bees; Susann Keohane (Chair), IBM; Brandon Knicely, Third Drive; Jessica Lemann, AARP Texas; Shubhada Saxena, Aspire to Age; James Sulzer, UT School of Engineering; and Kate Williams Carnevale, IBM.


November 28, 2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm