About

What are Aging2.0 Chapters?

Chapters are an extension of the Aging2.0 HQ team. Innovation is happening all around the world, and we rely on Ambassadors to report back from the front lines of innovation so that our community is as strong as possible. We started as a grassroots organization, hosting coffee for 15 people in New York City, and we’ve never lost touch with our roots. Chapters are the core of Aging2.0 and our mission.

Aging2.0 Chapter Goals

Approach

  • Startup mentality – We are approaching the creation of a global Chapters organization as a startup – a nimble, iterative process in search of a sustainable business model. As such we will be iterating our approach based on what works and feedback from you and the people you meet. 
  • Creating ecosystems – We are developing rich ecosystems in each Chapter – including startups, industry, investors, older adults, academics, non-profits, government, press and others.
  • Collaborate with existing players – Further on the collaboration theme, we are not looking to reinvent the wheel, but want to plug in to local events and organizations already working in the space.
  • Regular communication – Monthly Chapter Team calls for the Chapter Community are typically hosted every 3rd Thursday of the month at 9am PT and 3:00pm PT (2 available time options). 
  • Peer groups – Being involved with Chapters can be quite rewarding, allowing those involved to develop new networks within their region, as well as collaborate with peer groups globally. 
  • Sustainable business – Our goal is that Ambassadors and their team are compensated for their efforts, which can be accomplished through Chapter event fees and sponsorships.
  • Brand Differentiation – We use the 'Aging2.0 Chapter' brand for individual Chapters (e.g. Aging2.0 London Chapter) to differentiate between HQ activities and Chapters. 
  • Bottom up and top down – We supply a numbers of resources, processes and content but invite our local Chapters to raise issues they care about the most, and that may be localized. 

Aging2.0 Chapter Of The Year

2019 Chapter of the Year 


Sao Paulo, Brazil

Ambassador: Sergio Werther Duque Eestrada

2018 Chapter of the Year


Baltimore, MD, USA

Ambassador: Jake Tunney

2017 Chapter of the Year
London, UK

Ambassador: Eric Kihlstrom

 

Join a local community or Start a Chapter today!