The annual Friedman Lecture & Awards addresses topics related to older adults and aging society and presents awards to individuals who have contributed to the field of aging. The 20th Annual Friedman Lecture & Awards will feature Joseph Coughlin, PhD, director of the MIT AgeLab.
Dr. Coughlin’s keynote address — Writing a New Story for Old Age in Today’s Longevity Economy — will provide an overview and discussion of opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurship and innovation for an aging society.
This event will take place virtually via Zoom webinar. Please register for your unique link to attend.
Prior to the keynote address, we will present the 2021 awardees of The Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults; The Alene and Meyer Kopolow Award for Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Neurology; and The Mark S. Wrighton Research Award on Aging. Learn more about these awards.
The Mark S. Wrighton Research Award on Aging will be awarded to the winner(s) of our 3MT competition, which will be held on March 3, 2021. Learn more on how to compete or attend the competition.
We are currently accepting nominations through March 1, 2021 for the The Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults and The Alene and Meyer Kopolow Award for Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Neurology.
To nominate someone who has contributed to the field of aging, please have the following prepared:
- a nomination letter
- the nominee name, title, organization and contact information
- the name and contact information of someone who will second your nomination
About the speaker
Joseph Coughlin, PhD
Dr. Joe Coughlin leads the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. Researcher, teacher & advisor – his work explores how global demographics, technology and changing behaviors are transforming business & society. He teaches in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning. Coughlin advises major companies worldwide and has served on advisory committees for the White House, the multinational Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, and economic development authorities worldwide. A Behavioral Sciences Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Coughlin is recipient of one of GSA’s highest awards, the Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Productive Aging recognizing his research improving policy while bridging the worlds of research and practice. He was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as inventing the future of retirement, named as one of “100 Most Creative in Business” by Fast Company Magazine, and one of Investment News 2019 “Icons & Innovators.” Coughlin is a Senior Contributor to Forbes and writes for the Wall Street Journal as well as other leading business outlets. Author of over 100 academic publications, his recent book is The Longevity Economy: Unlocking the World’s Fastest Growing, Most Misunderstood Market – was named a CEO READS Best Seller.
Event Sponsors: Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging and the Center for Health Economics and Policy at the Institute for Public Health, Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Endowment for Aging at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital