Silvers Summit Conference Agenda
Boomers are re–booting how we “age.” Whether they are tuned into Internet radio, exercising in front of the HDTV, playing brain games or monitoring their parents’ home, this generation is maximizing the digital life. Hear about companies and products that deliver quality–of–lifestyle to adults ages 43 and up and empower their elderly parents with greater independence. Experts weigh in on lifestyle, cool gadgets, trends, universal design, smart homes, caregiving, high–touch service technologies and more. The Summit is presented on Saturday, January 8, 2011 and is located at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), North Hall, N253. (NOTE! The preliminary agenda appears below. We will update this page as the sessions are finalized.)

 

 
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
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Silvers Summit Welcome and Keynote
 

One of America’s leading neuroscientists, Dr Gary Small of UCLA, reveals the remarkable evolution of the human brain caused by the constant presence of today’s technology, gadgets, mobile devices and search engines.

 
9:30 AM -10:30 AM
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What Boomers Buy and Why
 

Consumers between 43-64 are near the peak of their earning potential. They make the majority of spending decisions for themselves and their dependents. They’re are open to new brands and are less brand-loyal than people under 40. Experts on boomer buying habits debunk the myths— what they say may surprise you!

 
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
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What Boomers Buy and Why

Consumers between 43-64 are near the peak of their earning potential. They make the majority of spending decisions for themselves and their dependents. They’re are open to new brands and are less brand-loyal than people under 40. Experts on boomer buying habits debunk the myths— what they say may surprise you!
 
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
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Breaking Barriers with Universal Design
 
Many product designs are inaccessible to people with disabilities. Too often individuals who use assistive products cannot benefit fully from technology because of challenging features in hardware or software. Developers will discuss ways to improve design and how to work with and around the barriers.
 
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Silvers Summit Break, Networking and Fun Surprises 

 

 
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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The Power of Technology in Senior Health
 
Dr. Richard Migliori, executive vice president, UnitedHealth Group, will examine how seniors and family caregivers use – and could use – mobile communications and other information technologies to improve the quality of senior health care. Following his remarks, Dr. Migliori will moderate a panel discussion exploring this topic, starting with the findings of a new study ontechnology and its impact on family caregivers from UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC). 
 
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Creating the Smart, Aware Home
 
What is the future of the smart, connected, aware home for seniors?  How will the homes and/or senior housing become integrated with the latest networks, laptops and appliances to improve quality of life?  Home automation experts will talk about technologies and techniques for inter-connecting home systems. 
 
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
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Intelligent Systems
for Caregivers
 
There is a growing demand for proactive systems to remotely manage our parents’ safety in their home and keep us connected easily. Experts discuss the outlook for intelligent systems in the home that monitor, remind, motivate, protect, communicate and empower elder independence. 
 
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Secrets to Product Loyalty in High–Touch Customer Service: 
 
Exceptional customer service is the secret-sauce of businesses serving an older demographic.  Providing high–touch customer service is possible when you add age-awareness to your communication with older customers Find out how sensitivity and simple techniques improve client retention and loyalty.
 
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

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Introducing the AgeTek Industry Alliance


The age-wave is coming. The needs were growing. It was perfect timing for an alliance of companies developing products and services for an older demographic. Meet the newly formed AgeTek Alliance, and learn about its vision and goals for synergy and best practices.