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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Hacking Health Design Challenge @ MaRS Centre
Mar 30 @ 8:31 pm – Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm

Over 8 weeks, healthcare experts, designers, developers, engineers, patients, and mentors will collaborate and co-create solutions and digital health prototypes to pressing healthcare challenges.

Hacking Health is partnering with the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), Canada’s Health Informatics Association, Canada Health Infoway, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information to deliver this 8 week design challenge culminating in a demo showcase and prizes to be awarded at the National eHealth Conference May 31-June 2nd, 2015.


National Conference on Dementia Care @ TBA
Jun 11 – Jun 12 all-day

In the coming years, the number of Canadians diagnosed with dementia is set to dramatically increase – placing an ever greater strain on services and quality of care. The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada estimates that the number of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, a form of dementia, will increase from 747,000 in 2011, to 1.4 million by 2031. If action is not taken now, the Society estimates that this growth will result in health care costs of $293 billion a year by 2041. Numbers such as these underscore the fact that dementia has emerged as one of the most pressing issues facing governments, long-term care operators and health care professionals across the province and country. Insight Information’s National Conference on Dementia Care has been developed to be a flashpoint of innovation. The event brings together actors from both the public and private spheres to discuss and discover solutions to a growing demand for care. Featuring keynote speeches, panel discussions and case studies, theNational Conference on Dementia Care offers those invested in the area an opportunity to connect with some of the sector’s leading innovators and learn best practices from around the globe.

On Lok’s Eight Annual Sustainable Long-Term Care Conference @ UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This year’s conference theme “Embrace Your Life, Engage Your Community” will cover a broad spectrum of topics exploring the latest research on regeneration, healing, community and caregiver engagement, emerging technologies and longevity. Hear from our panel of long-term care experts as they present interventions that enable people to live longer, happier lives and remain living at home in their communities for as long as possible. Topics will include: global perspectives on the aging gene; extending life expectancy; spiritual care; exercise therapies; quality of life and technological advances.

Louisville Innovation Summit
Oct 14 – Oct 15 all-day
Convening an unparalleled assembly of CEOs and industry leaders committed to transforming thought leadership in innovation for aging care of the future. Leaders and innovators will provide insight, share expertise and explore new avenues of ingenuity to redefine the future of quality aging care.

CareExpo Shanghai, China @ Shanghai, China
Nov 17 – Nov 18 all-day

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1)      Two groundbreaking master classes: An Alzheimer’s master class and a specialty geriatric-techniques master class each sponsored by well-known global NGO’s with unparalleled expertise in their discipline.  Each of these master classes represent the first time both NGO’s have been to China and will attract over 400 Chinese C-Level hospital execs, developers and Heads of Associations (sponsorship opportunities are available for these two events).

2)      Three study tours to the USA, Australia and the UK: Care Expo will host major excursions to aged-care conferences in these countries, tours of facilities and visits to geriatric hospitals. We have priced this tour right and offered a comprehensive, full service approach for our travelers including visa application. Our China Association members and our developer contacts are signing up now for this innovative approach to study tours! Let us know if you want to be on our itinerary and meet these delegations and potential business partners as we tour your country.

3)      A more dynamic expo floor: We are introducing three new attractions that will make the exhibition portion of Care Expo more lively and engaging.  These attractions are:

i.     Care Expo TV – Interview of speakers, discussions with industry leaders and exhibitor commercials with live feed to Care Expo website and exposition floor via large LED TV’s are just some of the highlights of this new feature.

ii.     Care Expo Theatre – 20 minute promotional presentations with surveys from a captive audience of buyers, nurses and key Association members.

iii.     Public Art Wall – This highly engaging, pubic art installation has been featured at many western aged-care conferences and exhibitions. Care Expo will  inaugurate its art wall with the absorbing question to be completed by all attendees: “When I need aged-care, I want…?” (sponsorship is available)


Care Expo is China’s largest multinational aged-care B2B communications and trade show. Held once a year every November in Shanghai, it offers 1) innovative forums taught by global aged-care leaders, 2) provides senior industry businesses a superior platform for marketing and 3) access to facility owners for specialized care operators all in China. Privately owned and operated, Care Expo is supported by leading China government organizations and associations.



Aging2.0 AgeTech Expo @ Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Nov 19 – Nov 20 all-day

The 2015 AgeTech Expo, now run by Aging2.0, will be held on November 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Now an international annual event, Aging2.0’s AgeTech Expo brings together senior care providers across the continuum of care, technology startups and established companies, consultants and academics for sector-leading education and networking. The 2-day event features pre-conference innovation tours and workshops, inspiring keynotes, practical education panels, technology exhibits and a live Pitch-for-Pilots (P4P) session.

Whatever stage of technology exploration and adoption your organization is in, the Aging2.0 AgeTech Expo is your best opportunity to learn from innovative peers and industry experts to help you navigate the next wave of innovations in aging and meet the partners to get you there.

Reserve your room today!

Aging2.0 has secured the conference rate of $239/night* at the Hyatt Regency, a world-class waterfront venue along San Francisco’s Embarcadero. Plan to stay the weekend for a pre-holiday getaway!

*Get the group rate up to 2-days pre-post conference, subject to room availability

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