2018 Conference Program
Bringing Tech to the Senior Market
Funding is the golden key to ensuring tech solutions are designed, developed and placed in the marketplace for older adults to adopt and integrate into their daily lives. What are the trends in older adult related technologies that investors are investing in and what are customers actually using and paying for? What are the business models that really work so innovators can bring products to market? Hear insights from key funders in the tech + aging space on the opportunities, challenges and potential of bringing life changing tech to older adults.
Tech in Action
Learn from nonprofit community-based organizations, service providers and government agencies who are actively testing and integrating tech solutions into the services they provide for older adults. Leaders from various sectors address access, affordability, advocacy needs and diversity in delivering life changing tech to older adults.
Tech as Solutions for Healthy, Independent Living
What are the latest and hottest tech solutions addressing some of the most common problems and challenges facing older adults today? We’ll learn from those that are on the frontlines of developing innovative solutions addressing health & wellness, fraud & financial scams, social isolation and cognitive impairment.
Don’t just design for us...Design with us.
This is what older adults and seniors say -- Too often, products are built, designed, and brought to market without enough input from the end users themselves. The Co-Creation Session (aka Co-Design Session) is a special segment of the conference that will offer tech startups a glimpse into the value of consulting with, working with, and designing with older adults/seniors when creating new products for their use. It will provide a unique opportunity to hear valuable feedback from potential end users. All conference attendees will participate in a Co-Creation breakout session during the conference and get a close up look at what some of our bright tech startup founders are working on.
Walk through a Tech Exhibit Hall and take a demo tour of some of the latest and greatest tech solutions addressing some of the most common problems and challenges we face as we age. From robotics, to wearables, to mobile apps, to smart home devices and medical devices, we’ll be featuring solutions you can integrate into your homes, lives, and organizations to live well, feel well and age well.
A special opportunity for our tech audience.
Join tech entrepreneurs, startups, designers, innovators, our tech exhibitors and co-creation session presenters at a special reception with cocktails and light bites immediately following the conference at 4pm. Hear from guest speakers Lisa Suennen, Managing Partner at GE Ventures and Harry Nelson from Adaptive Health Capital during an Investors Fireside Chat. Learn and network with investors — At least 5 different investment funds will be in attendance. Reception requires advanced ticket purchase.