WASHINGTON DC – November 16, 2018 – The 2018 Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit features two days of curated programming, with day one focused on Global Health Partnerships and day two on the Longevity Market Entrepreneur and the Regulatory Environment. This first annual event is produced by Mary Furlong and Associates, with more than 30 successful annual events focused on the Longevity markets.
Highlights of the Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit include:
“We launched this event in Washington because innovation happens here. Our clients are competing globally and this is the perfect location to connect entrepreneurs with investors and regulators who influence their future success. The regulatory agencies and nonprofit organizations have a direct impact on the scalability of innovation in this market. We want to continue to foster conversations between the entrepreneurs, their investors, government regulators, the media, and NGOs,” said Mary Furlong, Producer of the Summit. “This two-day conference will bring attendees up to speed with innovation in the technology for older adults and highlight the thought leaders. As with all of our events, this is where deals get done and lessons are shared.”
Session & Agenda Information
The 2018 event is divided into two days. December 10th is focused on Global Partnerships in Health and Aging and is co-hosted by Dr. Allison Sekuler, who is joining us from Canada, where CABHI is located on the Baycrest campus. Sessions will focus on entrepreneurs, investment, and innovation. December 11th the focus is Where the Longevity Entrepreneur Meets the Regulatory Environment. Panels will focus on caregiving, health & retail, aging in place, voice-first technology, and much more.
The full agenda is available here. Register here to attend.
Sponsors for the 1st Annual Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit are:
Platinum: AARP, Centre for Aging + Brain Health and Innovation, Starkey Hearing Technologies
Gold: Ageless Innovation, Carelinx, The Because Market
Silver: GreatCall, Honor, It's Never 2 Late, LifeSite, LifePod, Livpact, Posit Science, Silvernest, Sodexo and UrLoop
Bronze: Work at Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE)
About Mary Furlong /Mary Furlong & Associates
Founded in 2003, Mary Furlong & Associates (MFA) is a strategy, business development, marketing, and public relations strategic communications firm headquartered in San Francisco. Previously, Mary founded SeniorNet in l986 and ThirdAge Media in l996. She won the ASA Leadership Award, was profiled as one of Fortune Small Business Top 25, and Time Digital Top 50. In 2011, Mary received an award as one of the top 100 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and is also the author of "Turning Silver into Gold: How to Profit in the New Boomer Marketplace”. For the past 15 years, Mary has produced the industry-leading What's Next Boomer Business Summit and the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit. She has appeared on NBC, CBS, and NPR and is an advisor to the Ziegler Link•age Longevity Fund, LP.
About Lori Bitter/The Business of Aging
Lori K. Bitter provides strategic consulting, research and development for companies seeking to engage with mature consumers at her consultancy The Business of Aging. She was named a Next Avenue Influencer in Aging in 2017, and her book, The Grandparent Economy debuted in 2015. She was president of J. Walter Thompson’s Boomer division, JWT BOOM, the nation’s leading mature market advertising and marketing company and led that firm’s annual Boomer marketing event for five years. A sought‐after speaker, Lori has presented research, trends, and analysis about mature consumers and the longevity marketplace. Her latest research, Hacking Longevity, was released in 2018. She serves on the board of Bridges Together, and the Innovation Advisory Board of Xverity, Inc.