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2018 ATX Aging & Innovation Summit
November 28, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm$95
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 page.
Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available. Contact Teresa Sansone Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.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:
- Susann Keohane, Global Research Leader for Aging and IBM Master Inventor, IBM
- Andrew Levack, Senior Program Officer, St. David’s Foundation
- Sarah Ortiz Shields, Program Manager, Austin Tech Alliance
- Debra Umberson, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Population Research Center, the University of Texas at Austin
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:
- Tyllen Bicakcic, Co-founder and CEO, VoCo
- José Colucci, PhD, Director for Research and Development, Design Institute for Health
- Brandon Knicely, Co-founder, Third Drive
- Fred Lugo, Director, Coming of Age Austin; Steering Committee Member, Austin LGBT Coalition on Aging
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:
- Debbie Hanna, President, Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease
- Stephanie Hayden, Director, Austin Public Health, City of Austin
- Char Hu, PhD, CEO and Founder, The Helper Bees
- Jarrod Lewis-Peacock, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, LewPeaLab, The University of Texas at Austin
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.