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Join us for a Fireside Chat with Dr. Joe Coughlin, Founder and Director of the MIT AgeLab, as he discusses his new book, The Longevity Economy, and explores innovative solutions to problems in aging. A discussion will be moderated by Boston Globe reporter Robert Weisman.
In his book The Longevity Economy, Dr. Coughlin provides deep insight into a population that consistently defies expectations: people who, through their continued personal and professional ambition, desire for experience, and quest for self-actualization, are building a striking, unheralded vision of longer life that very few in business fully understand. His focus on women—they outnumber men, control household spending and finances, and are leading the charge toward tomorrow’s creative new narrative of later life—is especially illuminating.
Dr. Coughlin will be signing copies of his book. Light refreshments will be served.
District Hall does not have a private parking lot or operate valet parking. It is accessible via public transportation.
MBTA: District Hall is closest to the MBTA Courthouse stop on the Silver Line.
Bicycles: District Hall has a number of bike racks available for guest use by the Seaport Boulevard entrance. In addition, the building is located right next to the Seaport Square station on the Hubway bikeshare network.
Cars: There are a number of parking lots in the area:
Pilgrim Parking – One Marina Park Drive Garage
One Marina Park Drive
Boston, MA 02210
LAZ Parking – Pier 4
120 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
LAZ Parking – (By Rosa Mexicano)
390 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D., is founder and Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab.Read More
Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D., is founder and Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. He teaches in MIT's Department of Urban Studies & Planning and the Sloan School’s Advanced Management Program. His research focuses on how demographic change, technology, social trends and consumer behavior drive innovations in business and government. He has authored more than 100 research publications and a book on aging and transportation. Dr. Coughlin is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Slate and the online Disruptive Demographics on BigThink.com. He was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of “12 pioneers inventing the future of retirement…,” and by Fast Company Magazine as one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business.” Dr. Coughlin was appointed by President George W. Bush to the White House Conference on Aging Advisory Committee and has advised non-profits, governments and corporations worldwide
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