Presented by AGEIST

    The AGEIST Conference
    Los Angeles, CA

    Your Best Life (YBL)

    Tue, Jun 11, 2019 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM PDT - Los Angeles, CA

    YBL (Your Best Life)

    Presented by AGEIST is a first-of-its-kind symposium to examine the economic and social impact of the modern 50+ demographic. The conference will explore how businesses and individuals deliver value to the generation driving what FastCompany called “the most significant demographic shift in recent history.”


    Our distinguished experts will share valuable insights from multiple perspectives:

    • Belong - Take your place among a global community of like-minded professionals: fearless, curious, and filled with purpose.
    • Learn - Hear from the thought leaders, innovators and investors who are disrupting the status quo.
    • Lead - Whether assessing market opportunities or architecting new capabilities, put your organization at the forefront of this change.


    For a day of thought-provoking discussions about the behaviors and attitudes that define this discerning generation, and learn how to leverage new market intelligence to capture their $8 trillion-plus discretionary spend.

    AGEIST PRESENTS: Your Best Life (YBL)


    9:00 AM - 9:45 AMGet energized for a day of thought-provoking discussions and new discoveries with coffee, matcha, and teas provided by Keto Farms.
    How do we speak to the 50+ audience without alienating younger consumers? AGEIST Founder/CEO David Harry Stewart shares new insights from the AGEIST brand team, on product positioning and communications to inspire.
    10:15 AM - 10:45 AMTHE FUTURE IS FEMALE
    Why are more women over fifty starting businesses? UCLA’s Gigi Johnson moderates a conversation with Diane Flynn, CEO of Reboot Accel, a company that helps businesses create cultures that hire, advance and empower women, Ellementa CEO Aliza Sherman, and Catherine Grace O'Connell, founder of Forever Fierce Media, to take a closer look at this trend.
    Billionaire visionary, entrepreneur, author, disrupter, and innovator Naveen Jain, in conversation with technology consultant Jaqueline DePaul, illustrates how imagination can solve some of the world’s greatest problems. The founder of multiple wildly successful companies, including Moon Express, which mines resources on the moon, and a Board Member of both X-Prize Foundation and Singularity University, a global community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges, Naveen will discuss his latest venture, Viome. Designed to upend traditional healthcare as we know it, the new platform allows people to optimize at-home wellness using biome testing kits.
    11:20 AM - 11:35 AMMorning Break
    11:35 AM - 12:05 PMHIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT
    Are brand marketers capitalizing on the most affluent consumer segment in history? Mike Milley, former Director of Foresight & Innovation at BMW Group’s Designworks, speaks with experts David Moranville, Chief Creative Officer at Davis Elen Advertising, Jonathan Cheung, Head of Global Design at Levi's, and Tom Swanson, healthcare industry strategist at Adobe.
    Matt Hirst, partner at West SF, speaks with experts Tracy Gray, Founder of The 22 Fund and We Are Enough, Jessica Jackley, co-founder of KIVA and Chief Impact Officer at Aspiration, and John Roberts, Principal at Segall Bryant & Hamill and pioneer in workplace equality screening, explore how the generation that's blowing off retirement is disrupting wealth management and capital deployment on all levels.
    12:40 PM - 1:40 PMNetworking Lunch
    1:40 PM - 2:25 PMTHE COMING WAVE
    What are the opportunities as longevity, healthcare, and demographics intersect? Paul Irving, Chairman of The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, and Geeta Wilson, Founder/CEO at Consumer Society and former VP
    2:30 PM - 3:00 PMWISDOM AT WORK
    Harnessing the power of the intergenerational workplace. Chip Conley, Founder of The Modern Elder Academy, author of Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, and former Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy at Airbnb joins business innovator Liz Heller, partner at memBrain, a brand strategy company, to discuss the advantages of a collaborative, age-diverse workforce.
    3:00 PM - 3:15 PMAfternoon Break
    3:15 PM - 3:45 PMTAPS AND SWIPES
    Do generations shop differently on line? A conversation between Susan Feldman, Founder of In The Groove and Co-Founder of One Kings Lane, and Nai Vasha, Co-Founder of Undo-ordinary, an online community and biannual magazine devoted to health, wellness, fashion, fitness and community.
    Moderator Jill Baldauf, Associate Dean of Alumni Relation at UCLA Anderson, speaks with Charlotte Japp, Founder of Cirkel, Neil D’Souza, Founder/CEO of Zaya Learning Labs, and David Cooley, career and executive coach, to look at how giving back and mentoring help businesses and individuals navigate the new normal of constant change.
    Will traditional retirement communities become fossils of the future? Frances Anderton, Host of KCRW's DnA (Design and Architecture) and Jan Garde founder of the Embassies of Good Living, a new concept in housing for older populations, discuss exciting new developments in re-urbanization, co-living environments, and renewing community.
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PMNetworking Reception 
    Connect directly with our speakers and fellow attendees as the day's lively discussions continue over cocktails and appetizers.


    Chip Conley

    Founder of The Modern Elder Academy, author of Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, former Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy at Airbnb. Chip will be speaking and answering questions on how to navigate an intergenerational work environment, understanding how inclusive curiosity can bring value to organizations and individuals.

    Geeta Wilson

    Founder and CEO of Consumer Society and former VP of Consumer Experience at HUMANA. Geeta is revolutionizing the healthcare industry by treating patients as consumers, bringing transparency, dignity and better health outcomes to a sector badly in need of change.

    Paul Irving

    Paul Irving is chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging and distinguished scholar in residence at the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology. Irving also serves as chairman of Encore.org, a director of East West Bancorp, Inc. and Pharos Capital BDC, Inc., and an advisory board member at USC, Stanford University, the Global Coalition on Aging, and WorkingNation. Author of “The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose,” a Wall Street Journal expert panelist.

    Naveen Jain

    Founder of Viome, a company with the goal to identify the predictive biomarkers for all common diseases and to cure them before any symptoms are ever visible. Naveen is also the Founder of Moon Express, the only company with a mining permit for the moon. He is also the Founder and former CEO of Intelius and is the Vice Chairman of Singularity University.

    Susan Feldman

    Susan Feldman is the founder of In The Groove, a new life-style destination for age-defying women and is on a mission to free women from rules, age limits, and expectations. Prior to In The Groove, Susan was the co-founder and visionary behind One Kings Lane, the go-to destination for home decor. One Kings Lane launched in March 2009 and an industry was disrupted. Today One Kings Lane is a daily source of shopping and design inspiration for millions of people both online and offline One Kings Lane was sold to Bed, Bath & Beyond in June 2016. Susan remains a strategic advisor to the company.


    Founder and CEO of AGEIST. David will be sharing proprietary research and insights around what makes the new 50+ so different. Trends revealed on how this group is actually living. Insights from AGEIST high achievers on what they do to stay at the top of their game.

    Aliza Sherman

    CEO of Ellementa, Aliza Sherman is web pioneer and author of 12 books. In 1995, she started the first woman-owned Internet company, Cybergrrl, Inc., and the first global Internet networking organization for women, Webgrrls International. Today at 53, she is now CEO of a digital cannabis startup, "Starting another company in an emerging industry is exhilarating and exhausting. This time, I'm one of the 'gray hairs,' and I embrace my gray, wearing it like a badge of honor.”

    Jessica Jackley

    Jessica is an entrepreneur and investor focused on financial inclusion and social justice. She is best known as a cofounder of Kiva, one of the world's crowdfunding websites, which has facilitated over $1B in loans across 80 countries since its founding. Currently, Jessica serves as Chief Impact Officer at Aspiration, an online bank helping customers align their spending with their social values. She received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a BA from Bucknell University, and a Global Leadership and Public Policy certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Jessica is the author of CLAY WATER BRICK: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least