Virtual Events

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May 27 at 730am PT / 1030am ET
Join Chip Conley, New York Times bestselling author, TED speaker and Founder, Modern Elder Academy for the next Community Coffee Chat with What’s neXT?! He’ll be joined by our Vice President Jim Emerman, as well as the following distinguished global leaders for a panel discussion: Michael Nicin, Executive Director, National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University; Ramsey Alwin, Director, Thought Leadership – Financial Resilience, AARP; and Patrick Thomson, Senior Programme Manager, Centre for Ageing Better.

May 27 at 500am ET / 1000am BST
The Agile Ageing Alliance is supporting the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) efforts to define the next global standard within the field of Ageing Societies. With the COVID-19 situation it is even more apparent that we need to share best practices to support and empower older adults within our neighbourhoods and communities. This forum aims to engage private, public and 3rd sector stakeholders in a united effort to flesh out the rationale, benefits and scope for a new ISO framework.

June 1 at 230pm PT / 530pm ET
To celebrate Intergenerational Day, Top Sixty Over Sixty will host a facilitated group discussion on the challenges of, and solutions to, ageism. Pooling our collective wisdom, we can discover ways to make age diversity the norm. Join to share your experiences and insights, or just listen in on the conversation.

June 3 at 400pm PT / 700pm ET
Following the Coronavirus pandemic, online education has become normalized – but what does that mean for today’s students? This event includes an Online Networking + Panel with expert-led conversation to discuss strategies for bettering education systems in 2020, as well as how to develop students who are taking action in social impact issue areas. This conversation is for educators, parents, nonprofit and public sector professionals, and all people interested in learning about the betterment of education. The cost to attend is $5 (free for Members).

Ongoing Virtual Events

End Well Live: Weekly, on Fridays at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET This is a weekly conversation between Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider and special guests about how we can collectively build community, comfort and support for those facing serious illness, their caregivers and families during these difficult times.

Be Social Change’s Coronavirus Conversation Series: Each week, BSC speaks with Coronavirus experts, leaders, and community organizers to discuss their stories, and what we can do to make a positive impact for ourselves, in the lives of our neighbors and the local community, as well as the wider eco-systems of nonprofits and businesses driving important work right now.

CIRKEL virtual events: CIRKEL’s intergenerational programming facilitates meaningful and cultural conversation between generations. Events typically feature virtual panels of leaders or cultural experts from different generational perspectives followed by an interactive audience segment. All events are free, with a low cost suggested donation going towards Coronavirus relief funds.

“Future-Proof” Community Chat Sessions from ASA — COVID-19 Solutions: Join ASA president and CEO, Peter Kaldes, as he hosts a series of 45-minute conference calls with leaders in the field to share their strategies to cope with the challenges brought about by COVID-19. Participants will discuss what practices they have put in place that may be transferable to other service providers across the country. They will offer practical tips and unexpected issues they successfully confronted along the way.

The Grand: This program brings young people together in small group discussions on a specific topic, with each session led by a “grand” guide — an older adult further ahead on the journey. Tickets to each session are typically $25, but they have shifted to a “pay what you wish” model to ensure people are able to stay connected to a supportive community during these trying times. Here’s a list of their upcoming online sessions.

The Grand Quest 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.

Greater Good Science Center (GGSC): The GGSC — which reports on groundbreaking research into the roots of compassion, happiness, and altruism — is offering these resources. Follow them on Facebook for updates and schedule:

  • Eve Ekman and Emiliana Simon-Thomas lead teachings and Q&As on Facebook Live to help you find connection, positivity and resilience.
  • Additionally, you’re invited to join (free) special three-times-per-week, 50-minute virtual experiments where you will come together online and in community to enhance our collective well-being. All events are in partnership with Reimagine.
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