A few of us are excited to be headed to LA to Your Best Life (YBL), a first-of-its kind symposium bringing together 250 thought leaders and entrepreneurs to explore the economic and social impact of “Generation 5.0” In a partnership with conference organizers AGEIST, Refinery members get 20% off the conference price. Click here for more info. And let me know if you want to meet up there…we’ll snag a great place to have a good drink and meal and debrief around the hot and happening DTLA.
Speakers at the conference include:
Paul Irving, Chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, author of The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose, on global demographic trends, and his predictions for where we are headed
Chip Conley, Founder of The Modern Elder Academy, author of Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder and former Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy at Airbnb, will share his observations from AirBnB and The Modern Elder Academy on personal development and intergenerational collaboration at work
Susan Feldman, Founder of In The Groove, a lifestyle destination for age-defying women, Co-Founder of home décor site One Kings Lane, on starting a digital retail business in her 60s, and how our digital shopping behavior changes as we age
Jan Garde, Founder of The Embassies of Good Living, a global co-living concept for the 60+ demographic, former Head of Design at Deutsche Telekom, on intergenerational “co-living” as a solution to loneliness
Naveen Jain, Co-founder of Moon Express, Board Member of The X-Prize Foundation and Singularity University, and founder of biome-testing firm Viome, on the quest to eliminate disease in our lifetime
Neil D’Souza, Founder and CEO of Zaya Learning Labs, and founder of a new stealth project connecting employers with 50-something knowledge workers
Jonathan Cheung, Head of Global Design for Levi’s.
Matt Hirst, Partner at West, a venture studio that specializes in the end-to-end process of designing, building, and launching purpose-driven brands
Liz Heller, CEO of Membrain, a CRM for B2B sales, CEO of Highly Mobile, a platform that brings together the most current science, design, form and function aimed at expanding the range of human potential, mobility and productivity, Founder of BuzzTone, strategist for TOMS Shoes
Frances Anderton, Host of DnA: Design and Architecture on KCRW (NPR)
Nai Vasha, Founder of Undo magazine
David Stewart, Founder of AGEIST and YBL, expert on 50+ lifestyle, professional photographer who has spent many years working with brands and agencies