Ontario Innovation Summit: The Business of Aging

MaRS BusofAgingHeader(a Toron­to-based inno­va­tion cen­ter) has just announced the Ontario Inno­va­tion Sum­mit: The Busi­ness of Aging to “fea­ture some of the world’s top experts focused on the many issues that the aging of the glob­al pop­u­la­tion pos­es for com­mu­ni­ties, gov­ern­ments, aca­d­e­m­ic and health­care insti­tu­tions, and businesses.”

Top­ics:

- Inno­va­tion in an Age Friend­ly Soci­ety: Inter­con­nect­ed Chal­lenges and Opportunities
— Rethink­ing Tech­nol­o­gy & Com­mu­ni­ty: Opti­miz­ing our Eco­nom­ic Con­tri­bu­tions and Enhanc­ing Qual­i­ty of Life
— Main­tain­ing Auton­o­my: The Brain Fit­ness Movement
— Pub­lic Pol­i­cy Impact: Putting Inno­va­tion to Work across the Con­tin­u­um of Aging
— Com­mit­ment to Action

The con­fer­ence will host spe­cial keynote appear­ances by the Hon. Dal­ton McGuin­ty, Pre­mier of Ontario, and Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Apol­lo 11 Astro­naut. Oth­er con­firmed speakers:

- Dr. Jane Bar­ratt, Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al, Inter­na­tion­al Fed­er­a­tion on Ageing
— Dr. John Beard, Direc­tor, Depart­ment of Aging and Life Course, World Health Organization
— Dr. Adal­steinn (Stei­ni) Brown, Assis­tant Deputy Min­is­ter, Health Sys­tem Strat­e­gy Divi­sion, Ontario Min­istry of Health
— Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, Co-Founder, SharpBrains
— Saul Kaplan, Chief Cat­a­lyst, Busi­ness Inno­va­tion Factory
— Dr. David Nay­lor, Pres­i­dent, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto
— Dr. Bill Reich­man, Pres­i­dent and CEO, Baycrest

To learn more, click Here.

Will make sure to blog about the event — what Ontario is doing, includ­ing its $10m invest­ment in Bay­crest last year (see my inter­view with Bay­crest CEO, Bill Reich­man), is tru­ly enlight­ened and stimulating.

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English About SharpBrains

SHARPBRAINS es un think-tank y consultoría independiente proporcionando servicios para la neurociencia aplicada, salud, liderazgo e innovación.

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