MaRS (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.”
- 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.