Confronting Ageism In Tech…And Everywhere Else
You may recognize author and activist Ashton Applewhite from her appeal on the TED mainstage to mobilize against age discrimination—starting between our ears. Now is your chance to see her in person on the 2019 AITF stage, where she’ll kick off the day with a rousing call to swap age shame for age pride and how adopting tech and embracing innovation can help you get there. Don't miss out on the chance to get a signed copy of her critically acclaimed book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism
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Mission Possible: Making Caregiving Easier, With Tech
Caring for an aging loved one with Alzheimer's can be challenging. Leda Rosenthal, CEO of “AlzYouNeed.com,” will take the stage to tell her personal story working as an innovator in the longevity market. Founding AlzYouNeed.com in response to her mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Leda is finding tech solutions to support caregivers.
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Delivering On The Promise Of Self Driving Cars Today
You’ve been hearing a lot about self-driving cars. Now hear directly from Justin Erlich, VP of Strategy, Policy & Legal at Voyage about their deployment of autonomous vehicles in retirement communities today and how a self-driving taxi service will enable more active and independent lifestyles tomorrow. Make sure to check out Voyage's autonomous vehicle on display on the AITF Tech Expo floor.
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Make Everyday Life Easier With Voice First Devices
Voice first devices such as the Amazon Alexa or Google Home have fast become a widely adopted consumer product. But what do these technologies mean for older adults? Hear from an early adopter of this technology, John Sanders, a resident of a Southern California retirement community by Front Porch. Davis Park from the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing will discuss this tech pilot project and how the product has transformed the lives of older adults.
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Getting Dressed With Ease: Innovation In Fashion
At some point in our lives, we will have to assist an aging loved one with dressing, or need to be assisted ourselves, due to limited physical mobility. Brenda Wilton, Founder & CEO of Authored will showcase clothing that is engineered to provide safety and ease in dressing and undressing with style, comfort, and durability in this fun wearables fashion show highlighting the adaptive apparel’s simple, yet innovative solutions.
The Power of Story for Seniors
Master storyteller Edward Saxon discusses how understanding of character, conflict, and emotion can give us tools to author our own stories and make the most of our lives. As we age we can use storytelling to conceive our future effectively and creatively. Storytelling is our oldest technology for sharing meaning as we age. Used effectively, it allows us to embrace the innovations that are transforming our culture.