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ATX Aging & Innovation Summit 2019

October 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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ATX Aging & Innovation Summit
DATE: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Junior League of Austin Community Impact Center, 5330 Bluffstone Lane, Austin, TX 78759
TICKETS: $95 (Lunch and parking included.) NOTE: We encourage older adults to attend this Summit to learn about innovation and ideas being developed with them in mind. Thanks to a generous sponsor, we have plenty of registration scholarships available. Simply email info@austinup.org for details.


In this, AustinUP’s third annual Aging & Innovation Summit, we will explore themes of equity, diversity and intergenerational community engagement with a goal of expanding aging innovation in Austin. We welcome entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, city leaders, business leaders, nonprofits, older adults, caregivers and individuals interested in the aging conversation.

9:30 a.m.: Registration

10 a.m.: Opening Keynote Presentation: “Assuring Optimal Health for All Older Adults in Austin,” Jewel Mullen, M.D., M.P.H., M.P.A.

10:45 – 11 a.m.: Break

11 a.m. Panel: “Welcome to Austin, Innovators” Dan Bullock, beloved Austin writer, speaker, leadership consultant and founder of The Mosey Project, will moderate a panel of representatives from aging-related businesses currently launching in Austin. The panel will discuss ways these newcomers are engaging with the community, working to improve the future of aging in Austin and ensuring equity/diversity as they launch their products/services. Panelists: Suzanne Adatto, Senior Director of Care Pro Experience, HonorEdward Arsenault, Executive Director, ReServe, Inc.; and Jennifer Hammer, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Silvernest

12 noon: Lunch (lunch provided)

1 – 1:45 p.m. Breakout Session #1

2 – 2:45 p.m.: Breakout Session #2

3 – 3:30 p.m.: Summit Wrap-up


Our keynote speaker is Jewel Mullen, M.D., M.P.H., M.P.A. She is the associate dean for health equity at Dell Medical School, as well as an associate professor in the school’s population health and internal medicine departments. She also serves as Director of Health Equity at Ascension Seton to help meet health equity goals across its system. Her presentation, titled, “Assuring Optimal Health for All Older Adults in Austin,” will kick off our event.

Mullen is an internist, epidemiologist, public health leader, and the former principal deputy assistant secretary for health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Prior to her time at HHS, Mullen served for five years as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Her career has spanned clinical, research, teaching and administrative roles focused on improving the health of all people, especially those who are underserved. She is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in building effective community-based chronic disease prevention programs and for her commitment to improving individual and population health by strengthening coordination between community, public health and health care systems.

During her tenure as Connecticut’s public health commissioner, Mullen served as president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and launched Living Longer Better, a national call to action promoting the health of older adults and their communities. She also has been a member of the Alzheimer’s Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Leadership Committee for the Healthy Brain Initiative.


Afternoon break-out sessions will include tracks for innovators, business leaders and consumers (older adults). Presentations will cover the impact of women entrepreneurs in the aging space, new ideas in housing design, results of the Aging Services Council’s recent five-county needs assessment of individuals over age 60, emergency preparedness for those aging in place – and more. Confirmed speakers:

Amy Temperley, Owner, Aging is Cool
Emmie Knox, Co-chair, Aging Services Council; Owner, Assisting Hands Home Care
Vivian Daigler, Project Manager, NuStats
Kerry Rupp, General Partner, True Wealth Ventures
Jean Anne Booth, CEO & Founder, UnaliWear
Yael Katz, CEO, BrainCheck
Lisa Sepulveda, Community Services Program Manager, Austin-Travis County EMS
Tina Tran, State Director, AARP
Ryan Frederick, Founder & CEO, SmartLiving360.com
Amy Sweet Fichter, Operating Partner, Tapestry San Marcos

Link to 2018 Summit recap. Link to 2017 Summit recap.

Huge thanks to our sponsors!

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October 23, 2019
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Junior League of Austin Community Impact Center
5330 Bluffstone Lane
Austin, TX 78731 United States
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