Recently named the “Silicon Valley of Aging” by Inc. Magazine, Massachusetts provides an ideal backdrop to this international event promoting innovations in aging
WALTHAM, MASS – October 23, 2019
The Aging2.0 Boston Chapter, together with the Age Friendly Foundation, is hosting “Revolutionize” on October 25, 2019 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The event brings together age tech startups, longevity economy investors, leaders in government, public policy, business, health care, longevity research, and education, to re-invent the future of aging.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will welcome guests. This will be followed by a morning keynote address from Dr. Alexandre Kalache on “Age Friendly Approaches: Past, Present, and Future”.
Dr. Alexandre Kalache is the current Co-President of the International Longevity Centres Global Alliance (ILC-GA), a seventeen-country consortium of think tanks on ageing with consultative status to the United Nations. He has been a protagonist on world-wide ageing policy issues for four decades as both academic (at the Universities of Oxford and London; 1975-1995) and as international civil servant. It was in the latter role as Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) global programme on ageing (1995-2008) that he instigated the Age-friendly Cities movement with the launch of the WHO Age-friendly Cities Guide (2007) and the policy document that informed it, the WHO Active Ageing Policy Framework (2002; revised in 2015).
WHAT: Revolutionize (#Revolutionize2019)
WHEN: Friday, October 25 (doors open at 7:30 AM)
WHERE: Seaport Hotel, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA
WHO: Host Tim Driver, Founder and CEO Age Friendly Ventures
- Governor Charlie Baker, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D., Founder and Director of the MIT Age Lab
- Alexandre Kalache, Co-President, International Longevity Centres Global Alliance
Full agenda available at https://www.revolutionize.a2boston.org/agenda/
Aging2.0 Boston is the Boston Chapter of Aging2.0. Aging2.0 supports innovators taking on the biggest challenges and opportunities in aging. Over the past 5 years, Aging2.0 has hosted more than 300 events around the world and relies on 50+ volunteer Chapters to build and connect our 15,000-person community in 20+ countries. Aging2.0 has 150+ corporate Alliance members and works with ‘CEOs’ – Chief Elder Officers, who help us design with, not for, older people. For more information, please visit http://www.aging2.com/ or email email@example.com.
About Age Friendly Foundation
The Age Friendly Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to fuel innovation supporting healthy, active and productive aging through advocacy, education, and promoting collaboration among thought leaders in aging services.