2016 | About THE CREATIVE AGE 2016


JOIN THE WORLD in Washington DC for the THE CREATIVE AGE Global Perspectives on Creativity & Aging.

THE CREATIVE AGE Global Perspectives on Creativity & Aging is an international convening and idea exchange for the burgeoning field of creative aging. This dynamic constellation of events welcomes the world to Washington DC during one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. With special emphasis on Age Friendly Cities, Global Brain Health, and Creative Caregiving the keynotes, plenary sessions, presentations, professional development and social and networking events will engage, equip, impact, and inspire your work whether across the street or around the world.

This year more than 350 attendees from 5 continents and the Americas will experience collaboration, state-of-the-art innovation, practical capacity-building, breathtaking art making and performances, and rare opportunities to connect and learn from leading-edge peers and colleagues from five continents and across the Americas. With continued emphasis on the Practice, the Research, and the Business of creative aging the 2016 event builds upon successes of the 2014 and 2015 events.

The 2-day 2016 Core Leadership Exchange Sunday 25 SEPTEMBER and Leadership Exchange Monday 26 SEPTEMBER 2016 is complimented by PRE Conference Saturday and POST Conference Tuesday  wrap-around SAT 24 SEP 2016 through TUE 28 SEP 2016. This flexible schedule allows attendees to tailor events to their specific interests, travel schedules, and budget.


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. Come join the world this September in Washington DC!



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This seminal event is designed to convene leaders in creativity and aging as we focus together on the practice, the research, and the business of this burgeoning field. The vibrant Leadership Exchange format provides a place for everyone’s wisdom and experience at the table.

This Global Exchange in Washington, DC, will be a nexus for powerful activity in the field of creative aging and will benefit:



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Savor every moment—from dynamic plenary, focused breakout, and meaningful poster sessions to hands-on Professional Development Institute workshops in cultural and service landmarks across the city; from national advocacy and creative community events on Capitol Hill to vibrant receptions, networking, and arts infused events in the heart of the city—all crafted to retool practitioners, showcase best practice programs, foster new research, illuminate new business models, generate innovation, expand networks, and build capacity. Plan now to join your colleagues and peers in Washington DC to engage and enjoy: