Better Living Through Innovation: Responding to an Aging Society

April 22, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Knight Hall, Emerson Auditorium, Danforth Campus

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Keynote Speaker: Stephen Johnston, MBA

johnston_webStephen Johnston, MBA is co-founder and partner at Aging 2.0, a global innovation platform, and Generator Ventures, a venture fund focused on aging and long-term care. He has worked in strategy and business development in the mobile, media and health sectors for multiple F500 companies in both Europe and America, and is passionate about the power of mobile technology and collaborative networks to improve lives around the world. He has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

Johnston founded Aging 2.0 after being struck by the relative lack of product and service innovation for the growing, and diverse, demographic of older adults. Aging 2.0 connects, educates and supports entrepreneurs, technologists, designers, inventors, service providers and older adults who are focused on improving products and services that promote health and wellness, aging in community and design for all.

Johnston will discuss the current landscape for the aging marketplace, highlighting how technology is remaking all aspects of the aging experience and how audience members might take advantage of current opportunities and address future needs.


8:30 am Coffee and Check-in
9:00 am Welcome and Awards
9:30 am Keynote and Discussion
11:00 am Poster Session and Refreshments

Parking & Directions

Directions and Map

The event will take place in Knight Hall on the northwest end of Washington University’s Danforth Campus, located east of Big Bend Boulevard just off Forest Park Parkway at Throop Drive.

Parking Details and Pass

There is a parking garage directly across from Knight Hall. To park on campus, you must display a parking pass. Print this parking pass, place it in your windshield, and park in a YELLOW parking space.


Knight Hall is located near Metrolink’s Big Bend Station.

Event Sponsors: Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health