Opening Keynote.
Confronting Ageism In Tech…And Everywhere Else

 
Ashton Applewhite  Author, TED Talk Speaker, & Activist

Ashton Applewhite
Author, TED Talk Speaker, & Activist

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

Learn more about Ashton's book here

 

TECH Talk.
Mission Possible: Making Caregiving Easier, With Tech

 
Leda Rosenthal  Founder & CEO, Alz You Need

Leda Rosenthal
Founder & CEO, Alz You Need

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.

Learn more about AlzYouNeed.com here

 

TECH Talk.
Delivering On The Promise Of Self Driving Cars Today

 
Justin Elrich  VP of Strategy, Policy & Legal, Voyage

Justin Elrich
VP of Strategy, Policy & Legal, Voyage

You’ve been hearing a lot about self-driving cars. Now hear directly from Justin Elrich, 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.

Learn more about Voyage here

 

TECH Talk.
Make Everyday Life Easier With Voice First Devices

 
Davis Park  Executive Director, Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing

Davis Park
Executive Director, Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing

John Sanders, PhD  Resident, Carlsbad By The Sea (Retirement Community)

John Sanders, PhD
Resident, Carlsbad By The Sea (Retirement Community)

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.

Click here to learn more about Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing

 

TECH Talk.
Getting Dressed With Ease: Innovation In Fashion

 
Brenda Wilton  Founder & CEO, Authored by Narrative Apparel, Inc.

Brenda Wilton
Founder & CEO, Authored by Narrative Apparel, Inc.

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.  

 

Closing Keynote.
The Power of Story for Seniors

 
Ed Saxon  Academy Award Winning Film Producer ( Silence of the Lambs ,  Philadelphia  and  Ray Donovan)

Ed Saxon
Academy Award Winning Film Producer (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia and Ray Donovan)

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.