Aging Into the Future – LA’s First Tech + Aging Conference Feb 16 at the California Science Center

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Aging LogoLOS ANGELES (Feb 16, 2016) – The first ever Aging Into The Future conference featuring tech solutions and innovations to help older Americans live better, fuller lives will be hosted by St. Barnabas Senior Services with The Eisner Foundation as the Presenting Sponsor and AARP California as the Luncheon Sponsor, Thursday, February 16 at the California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Rigo Saborio

Rigo Saborio

“We will have a large contingent of tech companies, startups, universities, and aging experts representing the intersection of seniors and technology, attending, speaking and networking at this conference.  It’s very exciting for Los Angeles to be hosting this first ever conference,” said Rigo Saborio, President and CEO of St. Barnabas Senior Services.  “We’re looking forward to welcoming new partners in delivering on our mission to help older adults live well, feel well, and age well in Los Angeles.”

The Aging Into The Future conference begins with registration at 7:30 AM.  Media is encouraged to attend all or part of the day, especially the interactive Co-Creation sessions with 14 tech companies presenting between 12 and 1:30 PM, including virtual reality devices, caregiving mobile apps, and smartplate technology for nutrition management.

Here’s the line-up of speakers:

Thought Leaders & Aging Experts:

Jody Holtzman – SVP Market Innovation, AARP National Office

Ken Pickar – Professor of Engineering & Design at CalTech

Barbara Beskind – 91-year old designer with IDEO

Gretchen Addi  — Associate Partner, IDEO

Scott Kaiser – Chief Innovation Officer, Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF)

Mary Furlong – Entrepreneur, Mary Furlong & Associates

Paul Irving – Chairman, Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging

David Lindeman, Director, CITRIS Health Initiative, Banatao Institute, UC Berkeley

Elie Gindi – Instructor, USC School of Gerontology

Omid Toloui – VP Digital Health, CareMore

Tech Companies:

Dan Trigub – Healthcare Partnerships, LYFT

Kelsey Mellerd – Head of Partnerships, Honor

Rachel Francine – CEO, SingFit

Jeff Gray – CEO, The Memory Kit

Wendi Burkhardt – CEO, Silvernest

Anthony Ortiz – CEO, Fitly

David Inns – CEO, GreatCall, Inc.

Justin Boogaard – CEO, GoGo Grandparent

Wolf Shlagman – CEO, Care Angel

Max Orozco – Co-Founder, Lumeum VR

Josh Weis – CEO, Agewell Biometrics

Arati Wagabaza –CEO, SmallCircles

David Tobin – Creator, AudioJack

Val Ornoy – COO, LifeAssist

Wolf Shlagman – CEO, Care Angel


7:30 AM          Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open

8:30 AM          Opening Keynote – David Lindeman, CITRIS/UC Berkeley

9-12 AM          Mobility Panel, Caregiving Panel, Tech Demos

12-1:30 PM     Lunch and Interactive Co-Creation Sessions with 14 Tech Companies

1:30 PM          Social Connection Panel and Fireside Chat on Health & Wellness

3:30 PM          Closing Keynote – David Inns, CEO of GreatCall, Inc.

4-5 PM            Exhibits Open, Networking

VENUE:          California Science Center, Loker Conference Room, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037

AUDIENCE:   Over 350 guests, including Aging Experts, Aging Service Providers (execs and leaders of nonprofits and other organizations working with older adults), Tech Entrepreneurs, Designers, Innovators, Tech Developers, Consumers/ Seniors

KEY VISUALS from tech startups during interactive Co-Creation Session

(12pm – 1:30pm)

  • LUMEUM VR (Virtual Reality) – Reporters and aging experts trying on VR Goggles
  • AUDIOJACK – workgroup will be wearing eyemasks while listening to sounds during AudioJack demo
  • CALTECH Engineering Students – Prototypes of new walkers and wheelchairs
  • A large room full of tech startups pitching and presenting simultaneously in 14 workpods with conference attendees (great b roll footage)
  • A 91-year old designer from IDEO will be on stage encouraging students and tech entrepreneurs to engage seniors in the design & development process for a product (great story here)

This event is SOLD OUT with over 350 guests. Media will be accommodated.



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