Now Online Only: Melbourne Design Week & Melbourne Connect: Designing a Long Life

Fri, Mar 25, 2022, 9:00 AM (AEDT)


Interactive Melbourne Design Week session on “Designing Longevity”. Through Industry, Social, Physical, Economic, and Therapeutic lens. 

1) The Industry/ecosystem

2) The Built & Social Environment

3) Physical & Mental Health

4) Economic & Financial

5) The Aging Cure?


0900-0905 Welcome & Introduction (Marc Niemes)

0905-0910 Setup the Frame/Background of the Melbourne Aging2.0 Design Scene

0910-0930 Stephen Johnston Global founder of Aging2.0 (130+ cities around the world). Cofounder of the collective, a world first collective intelligence platform for innovation in aging. What does the global ecosystem look like. What are the global Models. Includes Q&A

0930-0950 The Built, Technology & Social Environment (TBC)

0950-1010: Physical, Nutritional & Mental Health, Dr Sandra Luliano, Senior Researcher University of Melbourne, Member National Aged Care Advisor Council.

1010-1030: Economic &Financial Realities ($100 Project) Facilitated group activity session by Marc Niemes around organising lifetime spend of health if you only had $100.

1030-1050: Does Aging Need a Cure? Research Summary into some of the global trials in therapeutics and behaviours. Matt Hallam, Pharma Intelligence. Asia Pacific.

Friday 25th March@0900AEST Live Session

Keynote Speaker

  • Stephen Johnston

    Stephen Johnston



    co-founder of Aging2.0 and Founder of Fordcastle. Aging2.0 is a global innovation network for ageing and longevity, with 120+ city Chapters, 30,000 members in 30+ countries, and a range of corporate partners including Procter & Gamble, Nomura Research, SOMPO and Google. Fordcastle is a boutique consultancy working at the intersection of impact and innovation. Our recent work focuses on the in…

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Friday, Mar 25
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (AEDT)


Melbourne Connect, Melbourne University (Forum 2)
700 Swanston Street, Carlton Melbourne3053


  • marc niemes

    marc niemes



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