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Aging 2.0 promotes aging-focused Start-ups in its periodic pitch events where entrepreneurs are given a platform to display their products or services before an audience and a panel of judges.

The latest of these events was held in New York City on May 19th where nine new Start-ups made their presentations.

ILC-GA Representative, Muriel Beach, was one of the members of the intergenerational panel of judges. Other judges were Stephen Johnson (President of Aging 2.0), Patrick Freuler (Audicus), and Jason Shulman (Corigan Ventures). Crispin Baynes (Aging 2.0 NYC Representative) moderated the event. In the evaluation of the products, Muriel brought an older-age perspective and raised a number of concerns about the adequacy of some of the designs.

At the end of the event, she addressed the audience with a reminder of the absolute need to properly consult older people when designing for their needs. "Nothing for us, without us".

The image below shows Muriel with two young developers of a new walker. As someone who has used a walker for ten years, Muriel had much to say about their product and they have arranged to have an on-going dialogue about the evolving design in a truly intergenerational collaboration.

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In July, Dr Alex Kalache, President of ILC-Brazil and Co-President of the Global Alliance, participated in a debate with Dr Anne Karpf, author of 'How to Age' and Prof Lynda Gratton, author of 'The 100 Year Life' for the BBC World Service.

On June 28, 2017, Senior Planet in New York held an all-day session titled “Hack Aging.” The event, designed by Debbie Galant, was attended by approximately 80 persons. Muriel Beach led a group focused on the problem of negative concepts of aging (which Dr. Robert Butler called ageism) and won the First Place for the group and a special award, “Personality Plus” for herself.

Aging 2.0 brought together a number of start-ups, investors and experts on ageing at its Americas Summit in Toronto.

Foundation Oportunidad Mayor launches Valdivia as a Chilean centre for gerontology. Dr. Alex Kalache delivered the keynote of the event.

ILC-Brazil participates in World Bank Workshop on “Population Aging and the organization of health and social care in Brazil”

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