Next For Me, along with Silvernest and Age Without Borders, is hosting our first public event in Denver on September 20th, 2018.
120 Million Americans are over 50. We’re living much longer. 50% of us are not prepared for retirement or what comes next.
Join us for an evening of discussion and talks by leaders in the “Longevity Economy” Chip Conley, Karen Wickre, Sally Abrahms, Wendi Burkhardt and Jeff Tidwell.
Guest speakers by video:
The Modern Elder
At age 52, after selling the company he founded and ran as CEO for 24 years, rebel boutique hotelier Chip Conley was looking at an open horizon in midlife. Then he received a call from the young founders of Airbnb, asking him to help grow their disruptive start-up into a global hospitality giant. He had the industry experience, but Conley was lacking in the digital fluency of his 20-something colleagues. He didn’t write code, or have an Uber or Lyft app on his phone, was twice the age of the average Airbnb employee, and would be reporting to a CEO young enough to be his son. Conley quickly discovered that while he’d been hired as a teacher and mentor, he was also in many ways a student and intern. What emerged is the secret to thriving as a mid-life worker: learning to marry wisdom and experience with curiosity, a beginner’s mind, and a willingness to evolve, all hallmarks of the “Modern Elder.”
The Interconnectedness of Decisions after 50
Sally Abrahms is an award-winning writer focusing on 50+ topics including family caregiving, baby boomers, boomer and senior living and housing, and aging in place technology. She has contributed to the books ‘Not Your Mother’s Retirement’, ’80 Things To Do When You Turn 80′, and ‘Where We Live: 100+ Communities for All Ages’. She is a contributor to the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, AARP and many others on the topic of the gray tsunami.
She is also the author of ‘What Every Woman Should Know About Divorce and Custody’ and “Children in the Crossfire.
Taking the Work out of Networking
Silicon Valley veteran Karen Wickre is the former Editorial Director at Twitter, where she landed after a decade-long career at Google. An advisor to startups and a lifelong information seeker, she is a member of the Board of Visitors for the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University, and serves on the boards of the International Center for Journalists, the News Literacy Project, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She has been a featured columnist for Wired.com and is a cofounder of Newsgeist, an annual gathering conference fostering new approaches to news and information. She is the author of Taking the Work Out of Networking and lives in San Francisco.
To join us for the evening please register.
Many thanks to our co-hosts
Home Sharing for Boomers and Empty Nesters
Silvernest matches homeowners with compatible housemates for long-term
home sharing. By renting out their unused space,
homeowners can generate extra income and remain in their homes longer.
We collaborate with clients on the cutting edge of the longevity economy.
Together, we are building a movement to redefine aging
as a commitment to never stop growing.
Union Station photo by: David Brossard on Flickr