The Big Shift

The Velocity of Change in America's Aging Society


Monday, October 10, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Organized by Rohit Burman, director, Culture and Public Broadcasting, Metlife Foundation; Gay Hanna, executive director, National Center for Creative Aging.

Presented by Tim Carpenter, founder and director, EngAGE; Marc Freedman, founder and CEO, Civic Ventures.

Session participants will take away key information about "Boomers," who are redefining the second half of life, as well as opportunities for cultural organizations to meaningfully engage this demographic. Marc Freedman, one of the fifty most powerful and influential individuals in the nonprofit sector in 2010 according to the Nonprofit Times and author of Encore: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life and Prime Time: How Baby Boomers Will Revolutionize Retirement and Transform Retirement, will be interviewed by Tim Carpenter, radio host of Experience Talks and 2011 Winner of the James Irvine Leadership Award. The conversation will focus on innovation, sustaining work later in life, creativity, lifelong learning, and much more, all within the context of the cultural sector.