Conference returns to Florida’s Gulf Coast February 9-12, 2014 at Sarasota’s Hyatt Regency
Sarasota, Fla. (December 20, 2013) – A keynote address by Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, an outstanding non-profit supporting “encore” careers for older Americans, will open the Seventh Annual International Conference on Positive Aging, being co-hosted by the Institute for the Ages and Fielding Graduate University in partnership with the Life Planning Network. The conference, to be held February 9-12, 2014 at Sarasota, Florida’s Hyatt Regency, is a highly interactive gathering of diverse leaders shaping the future for older adults throughout the world. Susan Stamberg, special correspondent for National Public Radio and former co-host of NPR’s award-winning news magazine, All Things Considered, will deliver the closing keynote.
The 2014 conference theme is “Positive Aging Transcends: The Voices of Innovation and Community.” It is aimed at highlighting the organization’s main areas of interest: wellness, creativity, transitions and community, along with a new, fifth topic, technology. The event’s structure mirrors the vision of the Institute for the Ages: catalyzing innovation, engaging communities and evangelizing positive aging.
“We look forward to welcoming distinguished leaders in aging for what will surely be a series of exciting and thought-provoking conversations on the myriad ways Americans can make the most out of their pre- and post-retirement years,” said Tom Esselman, president & CEO of Institute for the Ages. “Sarasota has the oldest large population in the U.S. making it a geographic and demographic epicenter critical to the future of aging. We believe we have an ideal alignment of demographics and the leadership required to advance and accelerate innovation in positive aging.”
Professionals from established and emerging businesses, academic research, governmental policy, entrepreneurship and social service will gather together for two and half days of breakout sessions, keynote presentations, workshops, tours and social events. The program is designed to offer attendees ample opportunity to network or to meet in small groups as they fill their days with sessions in their areas of interest.
Presentations are organized by the five main topics; they address issues and trends in healthcare technologies, housing and environments, life transitions and the psychology of aging, human performance and positive approaches to the care continuum, to name a few.
Registration for the conference is open, with Early Bird rates offered through December 30. Tickets may be found online at www.positiveagingconference7.eventbrite.com. For more information about the Conference program, travel, hotel arrangements and other details, visit www.positiveagingconference.org.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available; email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Michelle Bauer at 727-510-2524.
About The Institute for the Ages
The Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Sarasota, FL, with a mission to transform aging through the authentic voice of the older adult. The Institute mobilizes individuals and networks of older adults 50+ to help innovators better understand the needs of the aging population. Through its work in research and educational services and events, the Institute helps to position Sarasota County, its residents, support networks, clients and donors, as the global hub of leadership in positive aging economic development.