MaRS (a Toronto-based innovation center) has just announced the Ontario Innovation Summit: The Business of Aging to “feature some of the worldâ€™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.”
- 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.