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ICAA Conference, Leadership Summit and Expo 2019

General session: The making of a modern elder

Thursday, October 10
4:10 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.

Presenter: Chip Conley

Entrepreneur and visionary thought leader Chip Conley is the founder of the Modern Elder Academy. He also acts as Airbnb’s strategic advisor for hospitality and leadership. At age 26, Conley converted an inner-city motel into the second-largest boutique hotel brand in the United States: Joie de Vivre Hospitality. After leading the company for 24 years, he joined the young founders of Airbnb to help transform their start-up into the worldwide phenomenon it is today. The New York Times best-selling author found inspiration in that experience for his most recent book, Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder. Conley holds a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University and received an honorary doctorate in psychology from Saybrook University.

You’ll be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of a modern elder.
  • Describe how this shift in thinking can revolutionize your organization and your staff as well as society at large.
  • Prepare to reshape the way you, your team and your customers look at your lives.

Faculty: Chip Conley, BA, MBA, PhD(hc), Founder, Modern Elder Academy; Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership, Airbnb; and entrepreneur, thought leader and New York Times best-selling author.

General Session: Shaping the future of aging

Friday, October 11
8:20 a.m.-10:00 a.m

Presenters: Drs. Richard H. Carmona, David Satcher, M. Joycelyn Elders and Antonia C. Novello

What unique perspectives do four Surgeons General of the United States bring to the dialogue about aging, health and active aging? Come and hear this panel discussion featuring four physicians who have served at the apex of America’s public health efforts and helped shape the health of a nation. These leaders will focus on the past, present and future of healthcare, health prevention, personalized health, and wellness. Gain insight, too, into the Surgeons General’s views as they face the challenges and opportunities of aging in their personal lives.

The panel members will delve into the public health successes and challenges of the past on aging-related issues, as well as the multidisciplinary issues and challenges that face an aging population today. These leaders will look at what is happening in the US and in other countries worldwide to address the health and well-being of older populations. And they will point to directions in which aging, health and active aging are heading--along with what needs to happen to achieve that future.

Faculty: Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, 17th US Surgeon General, Chief of Health Innovations, Canyon Ranch, and Distinguished Professor, Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona; David Satcher, MD, PhD, 16th US Surgeon General, and Founding Director and Senior Advisor, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine; M. Joycelyn Elders, MD, MS, 15th US Surgeon General, and Distinguished Professor, University of Arkansas School of Public Health and Clinton School of Public Policy; and Antonia C. Novello, MD, MPH, DrPh, 14th US Surgeon General, former Executive Director of Public Health Policy, Florida Hospital, and currently focused on reconstruction of Puerto Rico.

General session: Aging well: The great disruptor

Saturday, October 12
1:15 p.m.–2:20 p.m..

Colin Milner

Inspired by the possibilities of living well at any age, efforts to redefine “old” are creating a new normal for an aging population. This evolutionary process embraces the potential of aging, supporting the need for new knowledge so aging adults can make more informed decisions and promoting socially connected lifestyles so individuals can engage fully in this new life stage of active adulthood. The immense opportunity is driving new innovations that will transform lives, industries and, yes, your organization. Innovations such as using longevity algorithms; conveying how to earn health span, delivering person-centered experiences; being relevant to solo aging; creating transcendent-designed programs, communities and facilities; preparing for bionics—humans enhanced by Artificial Intelligence who want to die well when the time comes. These are just some of the topics to be covered during this perception-challenging, thought-provoking session.

You’ll be able to:

  • Describe how a new normal in aging is impacting wellness.
  • Discuss how new wellness trends are set to change the face of aging well.
  • Prepare your organization to respond to this great disruptor.

Faculty: Colin Milner, Founder and CEO, International Council on Active Aging.


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