Below you’ll find events that Encore.org is hosting, as well as events we’ve discovered through friends or partners in our community. For more information about each event and to register, click on the blue title. If you’d like to list a virtual event here, please send the listing — title, date and time, registration link and/or link to join, and a 1-2 sentence description — to [email protected]

FREE, PRIVATE Virtual Screening of Light Years
January 22 – February 1, 2021 
Light Years, a new documentary by Claire Marie Panke, shares the stories of three people who reshape their later years with creativity, intergenerational connection and purpose. Sign up now and we’ll email you the link and password. You can watch anytime between January 22 – February 1, 2021.

Light Years Post-Screening Conversation
January 29, 2021 at 1200pm PT / 300pm ET
Join Encore.org senior fellow Isabel González Whitaker for a conversation with Claire Marie Panke, the producer and director of Light Years. This new documentary shares the stories of three people who reshape their later years with creativity, intergenerational connection and purpose. They will be joined by two of the three people featured in the film, plus the daughter and granddaughter of the third. You won’t want to miss this intergenerational conversation! There will be time in this one-hour session for your questions, so come prepared!

Events hosted by other organizations

January 28, 2021 at 900am PT / 1200pm ET
Hosted by: Covia
Featuring: Encore Public Voices Fellow Tim Carpenter
This half-day symposium is an engaging exploration of identity shaped by community, how one’s sense of self evolves over a lifetime, and how we make meaning out of life’s joys, tragedies, and everyday moments. Speakers include Tim Carpenter, 2020 Encore Public Voices Fellow, changemaker and podcaster; Gabri Christa, storyteller extraordinaire; Greg Pond, poet with a powerful voice; Renee Jones, expressive self-made photographer; and Creative Spark, a knock-your-socks-offengagement program!

January 28, 2021 at 200pm PT / 500pm ET
Hosted by: The Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest
Join this multi-generational dialogue around climate and step away with concrete tools on how to create similar conversations in your communities.

January 30, 2021 at 1200pm PT / 300pm ET
Hosted by: The Skoll Foundation
This second session of the Skoll Foundation’s Racial Justice Town Hall series is a conversation grounded in the belief that authentic, representative storytelling is a pathway for increased racial justice and equity building for non-White communities and will ask among other questions: “What happens when historically underrepresented groups create space for their stories in the national narrative? What does it take to accomplish it?” “How can storytelling across media mitigate and heal racial trauma?” Presented as part of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

February 7, 2021 at 1100am PT / 200pm ET
Hosted by: Blake Library
Featuring: Encore Public Voices Fellow Dr. Kitty Oliver
This event is meant to be an insightful, entertaining multimedia presentation of often unheard voices on race from a variety of racial and ethnic perspectives and ages with author, oral historian, performer and Encore Public Voices Fellow Dr. Kitty Oliver. This presentation will be followed by a live Q&A.

February 10, 2021 at 100pm PT / 400pm ET
Hosted by: AGENCY @CIC
Featuring: 2015 Purpose Prize Fellow Rick Terrien
Learn from Rick Terrien, an award-winning entrepreneur and author of “Ageless Startup: How to Start a Business at Any Age”. Join this Fireside Chat to discuss Rick’s ‘field guide’ that helps you bridge from employee to entrepreneur, or from empty-nester to business-owner. Participants will discuss Rick’s advice on how you can and go from being an employee to an entrepreneur, or from an empty-nester to a business-owner.

February 11, 2021 at 700am PT / 1000am ET
Hosted by: Encore Boston Network
Finding work is work. We all know that. What the savviest job seekers know is that there are some simple, small things you can do every day to provide yourself with the persistence, creativity, and resilience you need to keep moving forward. Join this thought-provoking session and come away with a bounty of practical research-based tools that will increase your job search resourcefulness and resilience.

March 9, 16 and 23, 2021 at 900am PT / 1200pm ET
Hosted by: Corita Brown, PhD and Karimah Nonyameko
Since the onset of the COVID pandemic, many of us have adapted rapidly, and shifted our in person meetings, training, conferences, classes, conferences and gatherings online. It is becoming clear that online work and meetings may be a big part of our reality moving forward. This will require many of us to stretch, grow and up our facilitation game in virtual spaces. We can do this. The Virtual Facilitation Learning Lab will center on three key elements: (1) “Being ourselves” in virtual space: learning to translate our presence and the “facilitation super powers” we bring as in-person facilitators online; (2) Creating virtual learning, meeting and team building spaces that are deeply engaging, personal and participatory; and (3) Addressing power dynamics, equity and inclusion in our design and facilitation of online spaces. Cost is $540, with payment plan options available.

March 20, 2021 at 100pm PT / 400pm ET
Hosted by: Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School
Featuring: Gen2Gen Innovation Fellow Sue Phillips
Imagine unbundling the “spiritual technologies” usually housed in congregations – like small group ministry, text study, liturgy, and contemplative spaces – and reinterpreting them for application in secular workplaces. This lecture will roam around in generational realities, work trends, and remarkable opportunities for distributing “content” from traditional religious communities in surprising places. Using stories from the field, this lecture will explore the principles, pitfalls, and art of soul-centered design at work. Sue Phillips is relentlessly delighted by liberating ancient wisdom to help solve gnarly problems. A Gen2Gen Innovation Fellow, ordained minister and former denominational executive in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, she is the co-founder, with colleagues Casper ter Kuile and Angie Thurston, of Sacred Design Lab, a research and development lab that translates spiritual technologies to develop products, programs, and experiences that ground people’s social and spiritual lives. Sacred Design Lab has worked with clients and partners ranging from the Obama Foundation and the public radio show On Being, to Logitech and Pinterest. Their work has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the BBC, among many others.

Hosted by: The OpEd Project
Every Thursday during the coronavirus crisis, at 5pm EST, The OpEd Project hosts weekly webinars in order to share fast information + live Q&A with their community. Led by their journalists and published fellows, they will address topics including how to Write, Edit, Pitch & Amplify your op-eds. Let’s ensure that those most impacted by #COVID19 are included in the story AND the solution. Open to all, regardless of means.

Hosted by: Be Social Change
Be Social Change is a membership community dedicated to helping people build lives and careers of social impact. Check out their upcoming events to learn from social impact experts and connect with purpose-driven people.

Hosted by: Experience Talks
Featuring: Encore Public Voices Fellow Tim Carpenter
Join Encore Public Voices Fellow Tim Carpenter, CEO/Founder of EngAGE, as he shares the experience of dynamic baby boomers and beyond in a way that communicates across generations.

Hosted by: Kumu
Kumu hosts in-person and virtual sense-induced gatherings to deepen our connection to our spirit, celebrate our inner vitality, and remind us of our true selves. Conversation saloons, lively dancing, and meaningful dinners with thought leaders are just some of the many ways they cultivate joy — together.

Hosted by: Living Room Conversations
Living Room Conversations are a simple way to connect across divides – politics, age, gender, race, nationality, and more. Getting at the heart of what we share in common with one another, these conversations have powerful, positive impacts across society – including a sense of respect, understanding, and even friendship in unexpected places! Sign up for an upcoming conversation today.

Hosted by: Kasley Killam, MPH
Featuring: Encore Public Voices Fellow Kasley Killam
Social wellness is about how connection and relationships fuel our health and happiness. There are many amazing people working in this space, including researchers, entrepreneurs, and community builders. And every Wednesday at 12pm PT / 3pm ET Encore Public Voices Fellow Kasley Killam will chat with them! Join her on Instagram Live: @KasleyKillam

Hosted by: The Grand
This is a 14-week program that combines facilitated learning with peer support to give you the clarity and confidence you need to navigate a career change. The Grand Quest is fully remote, open to people from all over the world and scholarships are available.

Recorded events

My Life, My Stories Intergenerational Conversations: Racial Injustice
Hosted by: My Life, My Stories and Encore.org
This free, virtual event kicked off the first in a series of intergenerational dialogues on racial injustice hosted by My Life, My Stories and Encore.org. The event was co-hosted by Brittany Bare, millennial and founder of My Life, My Stories, and Brenda Atchison, baby boomer and Encore Public Voices Fellow. Hear from two storytellers, including Sam Bibbens and 2020 Encore Public Voices Fellow Frankie Huang, about how their personal experiences this year have shaped their intentions to fight racial injustice next year.
Featuring: Encore.org Vice President, Narrative Change Marci Alboher, 2018 Encore Public Voices Fellow Brenda Atchison, 2020 Encore Public Voices Fellow Frankie Huang
December 8, 2020

Civic Saturday
Hosted by: Encore.org, with outreach partners Global Citizen Year, Living Room Conversations, Make America Dinner Again (MADA), and The OpEd Project
You’ve likely heard of five universal love languages — acts of service, quality time, gifts, words of affirmation, and physical touch. Now imagine how much stronger our communities could be if we added a sixth one — civic love. Watch this virtual Civic Saturday gathering to learn more. You’ll hear poetry, music, civic scripture and a civic sermon titled “We Need a New, Civic Love Language”. End 2020 with hope, inspiration and community.
Featuring: Encore.org Communications Strategist, Programs Aanchal Dhar and Encore.org Communications Associate, Digital Engagement Duncan Magidson
December 5, 2020

THE ANTIDOTE: A Post-Screening Discussion
Hosted by: Encore.org
Catch this conversation with the filmmakers behind THE ANTIDOTE — six-time Emmy Award-winning director John Hoffman and Academy Award-nominee Kahane Cooperman. They’re joined by producer Ruth Wooden and two leaders whose intergenerational work was featured in the film — DeAmon Harge from The Learning Tree and 2019 Encore Public Voices Fellow Derenda Schubert from Bridge Meadows. The conversation is moderated by our Vice President, Innovation Eunice Lin Nichols.
Featuring: Encore.org Vice President, Innovation Eunice Lin Nichols and 2019 Encore Public Voices Fellow Derenda Schubert
November 20, 2020

Up Your Game in Thought Leadership
Hosted by: Encore.org
Looking to up your game in thought leadership? We know how hard it can be to rise above the current noise! That’s why Encore.org offered a free, one-hour webinar for current and aspiring thought leaders working at the intersection of aging, longevity, intergenerational connection and social justice. Whether you’re just establishing your voice or looking for new ways to reach more people, there are lots of ways to broaden your impact and influence the national conversation. This webinar will get you started.
Featuring: Encore.org Vice President, Narrative Change Marci Alboher, Encore.org Storytelling & Media Specialist Sarah McKinney Gibson, Encore.org Communications Associate, Digital Engagement Duncan Magidson, Encore.org Vice President, Innovation Eunice Lin Nichols, Encore.org Communications Strategist, Programs Aanchal Dhar, 2018 Encore Public Voices Fellow Brenda Atchison, 2018 Encore Public Voices Fellow Mick Smyer, 2019 Encore Public Voices Fellow Colby Takeda and 2020 Encore Public Voices Fellow Kasley Killam
October 16, 2020

Share This