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2018 ATX Aging & Innovation Summit

November 28 @ 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. 

With more than 150 attendees, it was standing room only at the first ATX Aging & Innovation Summit, presented in May 2017 by AustinUP and Dell Medical School at the University of Texas. The audience included entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, nonprofits and individuals interested in the aging conversation discussing the newest trends for services and technology in this growing and underserved “longevity marketplace.”

This year, we’re creating programming that will allow for more interaction among attendees. Our goal is to provide a creative space so that people with different talents and perspectives on aging can come together to help put Austin on the map in the emerging field of aging/longevity innovation. Our speakers will represent community need, research, business opportunity and investment –and we’ll focus on aspects of healthy aging that are vital to successful Aging in Place and Aging in Community:

  1. Safety and Support at Home and in the Community
  2. Social Interaction and Participation
  3. Health and Wellness

Event attendees also 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 community challenges and desired outcomes, in order to move the needle on aging/innovation in Austin.

We’ve assembled a stellar steering committee to make it all happen: 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.

Stay tuned for more details! See you on November 28th!


November 28
8:30 am - 5:00 pm