This is a calendar of events relevant to aging and innovation, including those hosted by Aging2.0 and general industry events. 
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LeadingAge California 2016 Expo @ Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
May 2 @ 8:00 am – May 4 @ 5:00 pm

LeadingAge California is the state’s largest and most progressive senior living and healthcare association, representing more than 400 providers – you can’t afford to miss out on this opportunity to engage directly with our members.

The Annual Conference continues to be the Association’s most popular event, providing quality education and cutting-edge information to its members. LeadingAge California strives to keep its members informed of the latest equipment and knowledge developed to facilitate work in the senior living services arena and housing industry.

Register here.

d.Health Summit 2016 @ The New York Academy of Sciences
May 4 @ 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

d.Health Summit 2016

Official Theme 2016: Aging in Place
Bringing together world-class healthcare leaders, entrepreneurs, technology firms, policy makers, financiers and forward thinkers, the second annual Summit will discuss and foster adoption of technology-enabled solutions to improve the health of Aging Americans. By focusing on high engagement and networking, attendees will learn, share and evaluate transformative approaches and disruptive ideas to improve care and generate economic value for one of the country’s largest industries in one of its most vibrant cities.

Research suggests that enabling and empowering individuals to remain in their homes provides significant health, emotional, and social benefits to aging seniors. In addition, “aging in place” yields cost savings to families, health systems, and government agencies — new initiatives could save billions on health care costs per year. For diverse business and industry sectors, from larger firms to start-ups, there are abundant opportunities to collaborate and make a difference in the lives of Aging Americans.

When: Wednesday, May 4, 7:30am – 6:00pm EST

Where: The New York Academy of Sciences | 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, NYC, 10007

Register: Register here using discount code AGING2.0

Stephen Johnston, Aging2.0 Co-Founder, speaking at event

Aging2.0 Global Startup Search | Cedar Rapids, IA, USA @ Iowa Startup Accelerator
May 5 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

The inaugural Aging 2.0 Cedar Rapids event, bringing together aging-related startups, companies and organizations working together to make life easier for seniors.
The program features a startup pitch series with feedback from industry experts, Iowa Startup Accelerator mentors, and more, as well as time to make connections with a highly curated audience.

When: Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 8:30 – 3:00pm

Where: Iowa Startup Accelerator, (415 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401)


8:00-8:30am – Optional Networking & Breakfast (provided)
8:30-11:30am – Startup Pitches, Q&A
11:30am-12:30pm – Networking Lunch (provided), with option 1:1 meetings with Startups
12:30-2:00pm – Innovators Panel and Group Discussion
2:00-3:00pm – Reverse Pitch by Industry Leaders
3:00-4:00pm – Optional: Startup Ecosystem Tour of ISA and (weather permitting) the New Bohemia District culminating at Whiskey Friday
Judges: TBA

Startups: TBA

The Aging2.0 | Cedar Rapids team is now accepting and reviewing startup applications. Please apply here if you would like to be considered.

Admission: Free

Sponsors: If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email

Physician’s Clinic of Iowa, Geonetric



Eric Engelmann, Aging2.0 | Cedar Rapids Chapter Ambassador

LeadingAge Oregon 2016 Annual Meeting
May 15 @ 8:00 am – May 18 @ 8:00 am

The difference is you. You expand the world of possibilities for aging every day — making a difference in the lives of thousands of older adults across Oregon. You have shown an outstanding dedication to enhancing the lives of older adults so that they may thrive as they age.

Join us with your peers at the LeadingAge Oregon Annual Conference for an exceptional education experience to explore how you and your organization can continue to excel and Be The Differencein the lives of older adults.

Registration for exhibit space will open in early 2016. Participant registration is now open!

Call for Exhibitors Brochure
Call for Exhibitors Registration Form

Speaker Checklist

Aging2.0 Global Startup Search|New York, NY @ Senior Planet Exploration Center
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Aging2.0’s Global Startup Search is a competition for aging-focused startups to showcase their company to an international audience, be part of a global community and win prizes. Through a series of local pitch events, online voting + judging, and finale showcase featuring the most elite startups, Aging2.0 will crown an entrepreneur with the grand prize: cash, mentorship and an international spotlight.

Register here.

When: Thursday, May 19, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Where: Senior Planet Exploration Center | 127 W. 25th St., New York, NY 10011

Startups: If you are interested in pitching at this event, please apply here.

Admission: $10 per person



Allison Becker, Aging2.0 | New York Chapter Ambassador

Aging2.0 Global Startup Search | Washington, D.C., USA @ 1776
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm


WHEN:  6:00 – 8:30pm, Friday, May 20 2016

WHERE: 1776, 1133 15th Street, 12th Floor, Washington D.C. 20005

6:00-6:15 – Drinks and Networking
6:15-6:30 – Welcome and Opening Remarks
6:30-7:00 – Pitch #1-5
7:00-7:10 – Break
7:10-7:40 – Pitch #6-10
7:40-7:50 – Wrap Up and Vote Tally
7:50-8:00 – Winners Announced
8:00-8:30- Liquid Networking


STARTUPS: TBA – If you are a startup interested in applying to pitch at this event, please APPLY HERE!

ADMISSION: $5 for Earlybird, $10 General Admission, $20 Last Minute

SPONSORS: TBA – If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email

HOSTS: Aging2.0 Washington D.C. Local Chapter

Aging2.0 Global Startup Search | Berlin, Germany @ hub:raum
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

WHEN: 18:30-21:30, Monday, May 23, 2016

WHERE: hub:raum, Winterfeldtstr. 21, 10781 Berlin


18:30-19:00 – Welcome and Aging2.0 Introduction
19:00-21:00 – Pitches, Judging and Announcement of Winners
21:00-21:30 – Networking

HOST: Bart-Jan van Putten, Aging2.0 | Berlin Ambassador


STARTUPS: TBA – If you are a startup interested in pitching at this event, please APPLY HERE.

The startup that wins this local event will:

  • Be featured on the Aging2.0 website during the subsequent international voting round
  • Receive ONE free ticket to Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE (Oct 12-14) valued at ~$800
  • Be featured at the Global Reception during Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE

The finalists (based on the online voting round) will:

  • Receive Aging2.0 mentorship
  • Present on stage to 1000+ attendees for a chance to win $2,500
  • Receive free exhibit space at the Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE conference

Here you can find more information about the Aging2.0 Global Startup Search.

ADMISSION: Free entrance for those who register in advance.

SPONSORS: If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email

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Aging2.0 Global Startup Search | Toronto, Canada @ Toronto Rehab Institute
May 24 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

WHEN: 5:45 – 8:00pm, Tuesday, May 24, 2016

WHERE: Toronto Rehab Institute, 550 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 2A2

5:45-6:15 – Networking
6:15-6:25 – Welcome and Aging2.0 introduction
6:25-6:50 – Pitches: Round 1 (Pitch, Judges Q&A, Senior Panel Q&A)
6:50-7:10 – Networking Break
7:10-7:35 – Pitches: Round 2 (Pitch, Judges Q&A, Senior Panel Q&A)
7:35-7:45 – Audience Q&A, Judge Deliberation
7:45-7:50 – Winner Announcement
7:50-8:00 – Networking


Additional startups to be announced soon…


If you are a startup interested in applying to pitch at this event, please APPLY HERE!


ADMISSION: Tickets are free




HOST: Mike King, Aging2.0 Toronto Ambassador

Aging2.0 Global Startup Search | Boston, MA, USA @ STANLEY Healthcare Experience Center
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

When: Thursday, May 26, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where: STANLEY Healthcare Experience Center (130 Turner Street, Suite 700, Building 3, Waltham, MA 02453)

Agenda: TBA

Judges: TBA

Startups: TBA – The Aging2.0 | Boston team is now accepting and reviewing startup applications. Please apply here if you would like to be considered.

Admission: $10 General Admission includes refreshments

Sponsors: If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email

Host: Tom Grape + Ashley Studley, Aging2.0 | Boston Chapter Ambassadors

Aging2.0 Global Startup Search | Chicago, IL, USA @ Central Baptist Village
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

When: Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30pm

Where: Central Baptist Village, 4747 N. Canfield Ave, Norridge, IL 60706


6:30-7:00 – Welcome, Registration, Networking, Hors d’oeuvres
7:00-7:30 – Pitch Event Part 1
7:30-7:45 – Networking Break/ Judge Deliberation
7:45-8:10 – Pitch Event Part II
8:10-8:20 – Dessert Break and Judge Deliberation
8:20-8:30 – Judge Results and Awards


Startups: TBA – The Aging2.0 | Chicago team is now accepting and reviewing startup applications. Please apply here if you would like to be considered.

Admission: Suggested Donation of $10.00 per ticket. Attendees over 65 free.


   If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email


Catherine Braxton, Aging2.0 | Chicago Chapter Ambassador