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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NIC Regional Conference @ Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA
Mar 31 @ 4:27 pm – Apr 2 @ 5:27 pm

Stanford Center on Longevity / Aging2.0: 2014-2015 Design Challenge Finals @ Paul Brest Hall / Stanford Law School
Apr 9 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Stanford Center on Longevity
Design Challenge 2014-2015: Finals Event

Please join us for the 2014-2015 Design Challenge Finals and Networking Reception. Our panel of expert judges has now chosen the top eight teams, and this day-long event will bring them together to determine the winner of the cash prizes: $10,000 1st, $5,000 2nd and $2,000 3rd Prize. The day will feature keynotes and talks from leading experts in academia and the investment community. We will have networking opportunities that span the areas of tech, design, academia, aging, & industry. New this year is a Corporate Panel Discussion on “Designing for Scale.”  Lunch will be provided along with drinks and light refreshments at our Awards and Networking Reception to conclude the day. 
For more information, please visit the challenge website.


  • Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 9:00AM – 4:00PM pm at Paul Brest Hall / Stanford Law School, 555 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA
  • Note: This event will be videoed and posted online.


  • Early Bird: Available from March 14 – March 21 11:55PM PT ($20)
  • General Admission: Available from March 21 – April 9 or until sold out ($30)
  • University: If student, must bring valid student ID to event. Everyone ordering this ticket must sign up with .edu email address (free)


8:30 - 9:00 Check-in, Coffee and Networking (Coffee and tea provided)
9:00 - 9:10 Design Challenge Finals Welcome and Sponsor Thanks
Ken Smith, Stanford Center on Longevity and Stephen Johnston, Aging 2.0 
9:10 - 9:20 Stanford Center on Longevity Welcome Talk
Laura Carstensen, Stanford Center on Longevity’s Founding Director)
9:20 - 9:40 Keynote
James Landay, Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University
9:40 - 9:50 Introductions of Finalist Teams
Lauren Grieco, Stanford Center on Longevity
9:50 - 10:50 Finalist Presentations
10:50 - 11:15 Networking & Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:15 Finalist Presentations 
12:15 - 1:30 Networking Lunch (lunch is provided)
1:30 - 2:15 Corporate Panel Discussion moderated by Aging 2.0: Designing for Scale
2:15 - 2:30 Update from Sha Yao, Founder of EatWell and Past Challenge Winner
2:30 - 2:45 Announcement of 2014-15 Design Challenge Winners
2:45 - 3:00 Announcement of 2015-16 Challenge and Closing Remarks
3:00 - 4:00 Awards and Networking Reception (drinks and light refreshments provided)




Laura CarstensenFairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy, Professor of Psychology, Director, Stanford Center on Longevity
Laura L. Carstensen is the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity and a noted  expert on socioemotional selectivity theory, a life-span theory of motivation. She is the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy and Professor of Psychology. For more than twenty years her research has been supported by the National Institute on Aging, and in 2005 she was honored with a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). With her students and colleagues, she has published more than 100 articles on life-span development.

James Landay, Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University

James Landay is a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, specializing in human-computer interaction (HCI). Previously, Dr. Landay was a Professor of Information Science at Cornell Tech in New York City and prior to that a Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. His current research interests include Technology to Support Behavior Change, Demonstrational Interfaces, Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing, and User Interface Design Tools. He is the founder and co-director of the World Lab, a joint research and educational effort with Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Challenge Collaborator       Platinum Sponsor                                    



Aging2.0 ( is a global organization on a mission to accelerate innovation that will improve the lives of older adults around the world. Aging2.0 connects, educates and supports innovators through its global chapter network, consumer research panel, conferences, Aging2.0 Academy startup program and the Generator Ventures fund. In less than three years, Aging2.0 has become the premier platform for discovering and cultivating innovations focused on aging and long-term care.

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SCL Design Challenge

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Aging ’2-Pint-0′ | Boston – April, 2015 @ Dante (at the Royal Sonesta)
Apr 14 all-day

Join us for an Aging ’2-Pint-0′ to learn more about the Aging2.0 Local Boston Chapter 

What: Informal drinks (cash bar), networking and an opportunity to learn more aboutAging2.0 and the Local Chapter in Boston

Who: All interested in innovation for the aging and long-term care space are welcome!

When: Tuesday April 14, 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Dante (at the Royal Sonesta), 40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA

Host: Tom Grape, Aging2.0 Boston Ambassador

Sponsor: will provide appetizers 

Arizona ALFA ANnual Spring Conference and Expo
Apr 21 – Apr 23 all-day
ALFA 2015 Conference and Expo @ Tampa, FL
May 4 – May 7 all-day
Leading Age CA’s 2015 Annual Conference & Exposition @ Portola Hotel
May 4 @ 8:00 am – May 6 @ 5:00 pm

Join LeadingAge California and your peers to celebrate and educate with the best in Senior Care. This event has long been considered the premiere event of the year among long-term care professionals. This year, long-term care industry leaders from across the state will gather in Monterey, Calif. for three days of outstanding networking opportunities, leading education and the latest innovations. Download the full conference brochureRegister online ordownload the registration form.


Aging2.0 Global Innovation Summit
May 18 – May 19 all-day

Join industry executives, investors and top entrepreneurs for this second annual, invitation-only Summit focused on innovation in aging and long-term care

Summit Highlights

  • Demo Day presentations from Aging2.0 Academy & Generator Ventures startups
  • Innovation priorities from leading organizations in aging & long-term care
  • Expert perspectives on trends at the intersection of tech & aging globally
  • Exclusive opportunities to network with entrepreneurs & executives from around the world
  • Startup Showcase to meet dozens of high potential startups

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Screening of ALIVE INSIDE @ The New York Society for Ethical Culture
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Academy of Life is screening the movie ALIVE INSIDE on May 20th in New York City.

This Documentary “Alive Inside” Explores the Healing Power of Music

A joyous cinematic story of music’s ability to uncover the deepest parts of our humanity, “Alive Inside” is a stirring documentary that shows the sometimes-astonishing results of simple melody. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of nonprofit Music & Memory, as he fights against the healthcare system to prove that music can combat memory loss in our aging population. The miraculous results of sound are illuminated through interviews with family members, renowned neurologist/author Oliver Sacks and musician Bobby McFerrin. The 2014 Audience Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, “Alive Inside” is an uplifting and emotional story of music and the mind.

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.