Innovation in Healthy Aging! Aging 2.0 joins the BC Seniors' Living Association Conference

Tue, Sep 24, 2019, 1:00 PM (PDT)

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Are you interested in accelerating innovation in your community? Aging2.0 Vancouver Chapter invites you to be a part of re-framing the future of aging at the 2019 BC Senior Living Association (BCSLA) Conference and Tradeshow in Whistler, BC. This year’s speakers are innovative, influential and renowned who will be sure to inspire our attendees.

BCSLA was formed in 2003 by a group of owners and operators of independent living retirement communities who felt the private pay segment of senior living was not being represented. The Association was registered by ten founding companies who networked with other industry partners to grow the association. BCSLA is dedicated to representing over 175 independent and assisted living communities in British Columbia. The four cornerstones of BCSLA are: Advocate, Educate, Mediate, and Celebrate.

The BC Senior Living Association (BCSLA) conference runs from Sunday, Sept 22nd to Tuesday, Sept 24th. As the BCSLA portion wraps up in the morning of the 24th, the Aging 2.0 Vancouver chapter will carry the innovation momentum into the afternoon with a discussion on Age-Friendly Communities followed by a Global Innovation Showcase! An event you don't want to miss!

Drawing upon his brilliant global perspective and a cache of innovative knowledge from around the world, co-founder of Aging 2.0 Stephen Johnson, will set the stage for how technology must play a greater role in our aging population. Come and hear about the latest initiatives in Age-Friendly Communities, Wellness & Health. Hear and see what insightful local start-ups and innovators are doing as they share their solutions for older adults. Join us as we reach across sectors to move the dial and challenge business and community leaders to accelerate change using innovative & technology. 

Apply to Pitch!

Innovators are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as slots fill up quickly. Visit to apply! 

Winners will receive:

Complimentary access to Aging 2.0's "The Collective" as a Standard Member ($5k value)

Feature in the global Aging2.0 CoverAGE newsletter

Expanded recognition on the Aging2.0 website and blog

AND a $1500 Cash Prize sponsored by PARC Retirement Living 

BCSLA Conference Agenda

(*Please Note: to register for this portion please visit, )

September 22, 2019

Registration                                                                                  7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Golf Tournament                                                                          8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

BCSLA 2019 Culinary Competition                                             10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Sunday Cocktail & Reception                                                      6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

September 23, 2019

Breakfast                                                                                        8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.

BCSLA Conference Opening                                                       9:00 a.m.-9:10 a.m.

Keynote Speaker - Age-Tech:
The Next Chapter presented by Stephen Johnston                 9:10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break on the Tradeshow Floor sponsored by Yardi       10:30 a.m.-11:10 a.m.

General Session: Wellness: the great disruptor
presented by Colin Milner                                                             11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lunch on the Tradeshow Floor                                                      12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

General Session: Meaningful Metrics that Drive                          1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Senior Living Sales Results by Matt Jesperson

General Session: Innovating Integration
presented by Chris Mohrman                                                         2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Coffee Break on the Tradeshow Floor
sponsored by Westbridge Evaluation Partners                            3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

General Session: presented by Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry                        3:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

President's Dinner                                                                           6:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.

September 24, 2019

Breakfast                                                                                          8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.

General Session: Responding to the Challenge of Aging
presented by Dr. Andrew Sixsmith                                                9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Coffee Break on the Tradeshow Floor                                          10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Welbi - Start- up company                                                              10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Novalte - Start-up company                                                           11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lunch on the Tradeshow Floor                                                      12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

The detailed agenda can be found on the BCSLA registration page at

Aging 2.0                                                                                         1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Aging 2.0 portion of the conference are included in the BCSLA full conference price. To register for this portion ONLY, please submit your registration through this event page or a separate rate. 

Aging 2.0 Agenda is listed below. 

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  • Tanya Snow

    Tanya Snow

    Director, Bria Communities at Century Group

    President of BCSLA |

  • Tony Baena

    Tony Baena

    Executive Vice President

    PARC Retirement Living

  • Stephen Johnston

    Stephen Johnston



    See Bio
  • Erik Landriault

    Erik Landriault

    Saint Elisabeth Health

    Director, Innovation

  • Frankie Robinson

    Frankie Robinson


    Resident of the Year

  • Trish Barbato

    Trish Barbato


    SVP, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships


Tuesday, Sep 24
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)


Fairmont Chateau Whistler
4599 Chateau Blvd WhistlerV8E 0Z5


  • Angela Brooks

    Angela Brooks

    Vancouver Chapter Aging2.0


  • Jacqueline Omstead

    Jacqueline Omstead

    Vancouver Chapter Aging2.0


  • Amir Hemani

    Amir Hemani

    Chapter Advisor

  • Fatima Damji

    Fatima Damji


  • Kahir Lalji

    Kahir Lalji

    Vancouver Chapter Aging2.0


  • Amaan Fazal

    Amaan Fazal

    Promotions & Social Media

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