Plan now to join friends, peers, and colleagues for a remarkable convening JULY 2017 in San Francisco, CA, USA

in partnership with the Gerontological Society of America and the 2017 IAGG 21st Annual World Congress

Full details to come!

THE CREATIVE AGE Global Perspectives on Creativity & Aging

2016 NCCA Leadership Exchange and Conference

“This was undoubtedly the best-organized, most energetic conference I have ever attended. Bravo to all NCAA staff, sponsors and fabulous volunteers!” 2016 NCCA Conference Attendee

This response—from one of the hundreds who shared the stunning performance and session spaces overlooking the capitol city—captures a glimmer of the experience, energy, and possibilities generated by the 2016 NCCA Leadership Exchange and Conference.  Over the course of five days more than 300 individuals from over 15 countries on 5 continents crafted a leadership exchange that enriched and energized policy, research, business, and practice across the field of creative aging.

From dance and reflection on balconies overlooking the nation’s capitol to researchers and scientists in animated exchange in the heart of The Newseum, from film and video presentations to keynote exchanges from world class cities, from summit conversations on creative implementation of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging to conga lines at the Jazz Brunch, from professional development events at the National Gallery to delightful camaraderie at Busboys and Poets—the leadership exchange brought together the best of our work, our world, our wisdom… and wove them together with creative expression.

 “This was the best part – I met a lot of people with whom I’ll collaborate in the future.” 2016 NCCA Conference Attendee

From individual artists to leaders of state arts agencies, from academic researchers from around the globe to museum administrators, from community and civic agencies to aging services providers the event elevated discourse and challenged, assumptions, and offered renewal and perspective.

“…an excellent conference – -well designed and offering a variety of content from many perspectives and modes of practice so much about what others are doing and how [our state] fits into the overall picture. The preconference I attended was also thoughtfully designed and packed with interesting information. The opportunity to get a global view of this developing field was invaluable.” –State Arts Agency conference participant

Most gratifying was the awareness that 99% of evaluation respondents indicated they were likely to use the information they learned during the 2016 Event in their work with 97% similarly noting plans to share their learnings with colleagues and peers.

And based upon their 2016 experiences 90% of respondents anticipate the possibility of attending the 2017 convening in San Francisco as NCCA partners with The Gerontological Society of America and The 21st World Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG). Mark your calendars now for creative aging professional development sessions featuring Technology and Creative Aging and Artist Training events, Age Stage performances, IAGG sessions, and cultural events throughout San Francisco 22-27 July 2017.

Details on accommodations and registration information will be available in early January 2017!