2016 At-A-Glance


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THE CREATIVE AGE Global Perspectives on Creativity & Aging
2016 NCCA Leadership Exchange and Conference

24-28 SEPTEMBER 2016 | Washington DC

Anchored by the 2-Day Leadership Exchange and Conference (SUN/MON 25-26 SEP 2016), attendees can add on PRE and POST Leadership Exchange cultural, learning, and professional development events (SAT 24 SEP-WED 28 SEP 2016) sited throughout the cultural treasures of Washington DC.

Attendees will experience an unparalleled gathering of thought leaders in settings uniquely tailored to provide global perspectives that inform and empower international, national, regional, and local expression of creative aging.


Take a look at the four-day schedule of highlights!




PRE-CONFERENCE SATURDAY features Foundational Professional Development Events, DC Cultural Sites, and PRE-Conference Evening Events. Dive into DC nightlife with local Dine Arounds at area restaurants and On the Town Cultural Events with new friends and colleagues! Launch your 2016 conference experience with a Saturday filled to the brim with learning, exploration, and culture! Register soon as these events are expected to sell out early!

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LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE SUNDAY | DAY ONE gathers global thought leaders to explore best-practices, shared wisdom, and innovation. Together we will craft foundations and next horizons for the field of creativity and aging. Be a changemaker as part of this remarkable gathering that brings the world together to equip and energize as we flourish through creative expression!

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LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE MONDAY | DAY TWO continues with more than 50 dynamic global sessions, dialogues, team collaborations, and arts and humanities immersions on the practice, research, and business of creative aging. Together we will be inspired and challenged to shape, and expand the way we think, work, and impact the world.

The afternoon Leadership Exchange features international performance and readings from the newly released Sky Above Clouds by Wendy Miller and Gene Cohen along with a sneak peak at the 2017 NCCA Leadership Exchange and Conference to be held in San Francisco CA. The 2016 NCCA Celebration dinner held at the iconic Busboys & Poets downtown will solidify our work and our vision ahead!

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POST-CONFERENCE TUESDAY includes once-in-a-lifetime Professional Development events at the National Gallery of Art and Busboys & Poets with master teaching artists from around the globe! Register soon as these events are expected to sell out early!