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The Institute on Aging is presenting a one-day conference on aging and technology called BIG IDEAS, GOOD WORK: How Elders, Caregivers, and Senior Services Are Influencing and Inventing Thoughtful Technologies.

The conference is scheduled for May 27, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at UCSF Mission Bay, Genentech Hall, located at 600 16th Street in San Francisco. The cost is $50 ($25 for seniors and students) and includes continental breakfast and lunch. You can register for the event by clicking this link.

Tech innovators — who are also elders, caregivers, senior-service providers or health professionals — will explore new ways to support healthy aging and aging in place as well as the evolution of technology in aging; safety issues of seniors; how technologies can help keep seniors healthy and independent; and ways in which we may make our own contributions towards influencing technology outcomes by bringing our expertise, knowledge, and experience to the creation of new technologies.

Speakers include:

  • Anne Hinton, executive director, San Francisco Department of Aging & Adult Services
  • Stephen Johnston, co-founder, Aging 2.0
  • David Lindeman, Ph.D., and Aenor Sawyer, Ph.D., Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), UC Berkeley and the Center for Technology & Aging
  • Jack Lloyd, BSME, inventor
  • Richard Caro, Ph.D, Tech-Enhanced Life
  • Barbara Beskind, occupational therapist and 91-year-old tech designer for IDEO
  • Mary Hulme, LCSW, Moonstone Geriatrics
  • Kari Snowberg, UCSF Department of Physiological Nursing
  • Claire McDonnell, CEO, True Link
  • Connie Chow, CEO, Daily Caring
  • Alex Go, CEO and co-founder, LivWell Health
  • Marguerite Manteau-Rao, LCSW and app developer

For more information, contact Caitlin Morgan at cmorgan@ioaging or 415/740-4114. Garage parking is available on campus, and public transportation is nearby. Continuing Education credits are available.

Upcoming Event: How Elders, Caregivers, and Senior Services Are Influencing and Inventing Thoughtful Technologies

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