350 Gather for LA Tech + Aging Conference
AGING INTO THE FUTURE – Transforming Lives through Tech & Innovation.
SOLD OUT! We planned for an intimate group of 150-200 people and ended up with 350 people and a long wait list. We didn’t know the demand would be so high for our cause. Now we know that the LA market is prime for the exploration and integration of tech solutions in services for older adults.
We had speakers & Co-Creation session presenters from Atlanta, Washington DC, Colorado, San Francisco, San Diego, and of course greater Los Angeles, for an action packed day of learning and networking.
We helped support the work of tech entrepreneurs and Caltech engineering students who are bringing tech based solutions and innovations like virtual reality, advanced wheelchairs & walkers, nutrition supporting smartplate technology, artificial intelligence driven caregiving assistants, automated medication dispensers, therapeutic sound technology systems, etc. to the older adult community.
We had a young “professional grandson” demo his Uber & Lyft ride hailing tech company designed for seniors who don’t own smartphones.
We had Musical Health Technologies lead the conference audience through a sing along (way beyond karaoke) to demonstrate their product SingFit, which helps seniors in retirement communities and senior centers connect socially and promotes engagement.
With 21 speakers and 14 tech companies participating in our Co-Creation Exercise, we covered a lot of ground in one day. As an inaugural conference, our goal was to launch a dialogue about the importance of integrating tech based solutions in the services we offer older adults in our communities and close the digital divide. This is just the beginning.
Check out www.AgingIntoTheFuture.com for photos, video highlights and future updates.
We’ll be back March 2018 to bring you even more opportunities to explore, connect, learn and integrate.