I’ve been thinking about this for a long time. I knew if we did an event it would have to satisfy a few key criteria. It would need to have real impact. It would have to be in a special room. And, it would need to include special people. I decided now was the moment.
This is a first-of-its-kind conference. YBL is all about people like us: How we are living, how we will be living in the future, and what this means for us and the people who want to speak to us. If you want to understand why this life phase is so different from what it was 20 years ago, if you want to understand how to communicate with people like us, and if you want to understand why we are the way we are, then you need to be here on June 11.
There is nothing like the power of being face-to-face to accelerate learning, build connections and fuel our imaginations. We were born to talk with each other, exchange ideas and information directly, human to human. The power of a conference is related to its content, but more importantly: Who will you meet there who you can stay in touch with?
At YBL, you will meet the people who are on the front lines of starting businesses in mid-life, top-level people from a variety of industries that impact us, people at the forefront of career/work issues, and people who are pushing the boundaries of technology, science and culture around us. So far we have Geeta Wilson Founder and CEO of Consumer Society and former VP of Consumer Experience at Humana, Chip Conley, Founder of The Modern Elder Academy, Naveen Jain Founder of Viome, Susan Feldman Founder and CEO of In The Groove, Jonathan Cheung Head of Global Design, Levi’s, Aliza Sherman CEO of Ellementa, global women’s cannabis network, JAN GARDE Founder of The Embassies of Good Living, Neil Dsouza CEO and founder of Zaya Learning Labs, Liz Heller, CEO of Membrain, Founder of Buzztone, and Strategist for TOMS shoes.
This day is important to me personally.
Last year I did TED, and was on the international speaking circuit for much of that year. At the start, I didn’t even know if I liked conferences, but I found out they can actually be tremendous. To be able to have our own conference with speakers who are important to our people is a very big deal for me, and for AGEIST.
YBL is AGEIST come to life. And we are putting our all into this inaugural event. We will be sharing some of our 360-view of what we know, presenting some of our core insights. Add to this, we are bringing in top-level speakers to share their insights, methods and journeys. It is not often that one gets this level of people, with this knowledge set, in the sort of intimate setting we are providing. I really wanted to create something special, something memorable that will stay with people long after the event itself.
We have a few early-bird tickets set aside until April 9th. We already have attendees flying in from Europe, Asia and Australia, snapping up discounted tickets, but there are still a handful left. If you are thinking of attending, it is a very good idea to get your ticket now.
Please join us. If you are a regular AGEIST reader, come and meet us. This is your event.