2019 What’s Next Boomer Business Summit:
Marketing, Music, Money and Moments

April 18, 2019
New Orleans, LA

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The 16th Annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit

Where Industry Leaders and Boomer Marketing Experts Converge

2018 Summit Speakers

Dan Ansel
Active Daily Living

Sonia Arrison
Unsugarcoat Media

Ginna Baik
CDW Healthcare

Bob Bailey
Blue Willow Systems

Jacqueline M. Baker
AARP

Tom Bang
It’s Never Too Late

Andrew Boyd
Facebook

Addie Braun
Google

Chris Brickler
MyndVR

Wendi Burkhardt
SilverNest

Michael Carroll
TripleTree

Colleen Castleman
Tivity Health

YoonJin Chang
LifeSite

Bryan J. Chasko
SameDay Security, Inc.

Geoff Clapp
GE Ventures and Better

Bob Criscuolo
WAHVE Accounting

Heidi Culbertson
Marvee

Anne DeGheest
HealthTech Capital

Helen Dennis
Journalist, Speaker and Author

Anthony Dohrmann
SameDay Security

Susan Donley
Stria

Jennifer Draklellis
United Healthcare Medicare & Retirement

Mike Easley
American Senior Communities

Steve Ewell
CTA

Chris Farrell
Marketplace Money, American Public Media

Falon Fatemi
Node

Mark Francis
Intel

Ted Fischer
Hasbro, Inc.

Marilyn Friedman
Talent Program Designer

David Glickman
Lively and NGP Capital

Mark Graham
Wayback Machine

Kerry Hannon
Best Selling Author

Jennie Chin Hansen
Altarum

Mary Haynes
Nazareth Home

Ryan Hedspeth
Livetech

Adam Heller
Ziegler

Daniel Hermann
Ziegler

Liza Hogan
Atlantic 57

Cindy Hounsell
Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER)

Charles Huang
Lynchpin Capital

Sandra Hughes
Sandra Bevins Hughes Coaching

Josh Iverson
iMediaSalesTeam

Mark Johnston
GlynnDevins

Philip Jordan
LiveTech

Teresa Keenean
AARP

Donna Kelsey
American Senior Communities

Ulya Khan
Wemanage Inc.

Brian Knapp
Legacy Republic

Surya Kolluri
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Brad Kotansky
Onist Technologies

Robert Kramer
NIC

Darren Lancaster
ThinOPTICS

Larry Landry
Masterpiece Living

Elena Lipson
Mosaic Growth Partners

Justin Lin
Envoy

Carl McManus
Comfort Keepers, North America

Nancy McPherson
AARP

Candiece Milford
Rhoda Goldman Plaza

Mark Miller
Author

Colin Milner
International Council on Active Aging

Jim Murphy
UnitedHealthcare

Bart Myers
Countable

Martin Ng
Sodexo Home Care

Amy Olmsted
Alzheimer’s Association

Jay Patel
Seniorlink

Stuart Patterson
LifePod Solutions

Scott Peifer
Aging2.0

Lola Rain
Eskaton

Mary Ray
MyHealthTeams

Tom Riley
SeniorLink

Lance Robertson
Administration for Community Living

Sheri Rose
Thrive Center

Lauren Schuster
GlynnDevins

Michael Skaff
Jewish Senior Living Group

Dor Skuler
Intuition Robotics

Nigel Smith
AARP Innovation Labs

Joseph Steier
Signature HealthCARE LLC

Sheri Steinig
Generations United

Paul Stich
Investor/Advisor

John Tarnoff
Reinvention Career Coach

Alisha Tharani
CABHI

John Thyfault
Beasley Direct & Online Marketing, Inc.

Dianne Timmering
Signature HealthCARE

Sandra Timmermann
Connecting Business and Aging

Daniel Trigub
Lyft

Andy Tubman
SingFit

Cary Ussery
LivPact

Allie Vadas
Immersion Active

Nancy Van Brunt
Upwork

Silvia Vergani
IDEO

Whitney Vosburgh
International Speaker

Andrea Weaver
Bridges Together

Susan Weinstock
AARP

Chris Wong
LifeSite

Michael Yang
Comcast Ventures

George Yedinak
Senior Housing News

Heather M. Young
UC Davis Health

Jack York
It’s Never 2 Late

Subject Matter Dedicated to Better Understanding the Longevity Marketplace

Reserve your spot today, and you will leave with a network of extraordinary innovators in the mature consumer space. Industry experts and influencers will share:

Trends that underpin success in the longevity economy

Business ecosystem knowledge – understanding its structure and navigating it smoothly

Lead generation and sales approaches – what are best practices of industry leaders?

Technology innovations – what devices, software, tech-enabled  services matter?

2018 Tracks

The 2018 summit’s theme is “The 2020 View: Your Blueprint for the Longevity Opportunity.” and includes sessions on:

  • Marketing and Sales
  • Patient-centered Healthcare
  • Voice Activated Technology
  • Issues in Longevity
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Speed Dealing
  • Pitch for Distribution

Analyst Sessions

Top tier analysts in the boomer, senior, caregiving, and longevity marketplace will share up to the minute market information.

Lunch with the Experts

Analysts, authors, bloggers, and boomer market experts host lunch tables for discussions that drill down into the issues you care about most.  Make sure that you connect with the companies that interest you the most and secure your time to network. Don’t forget to choose which expert you would like to sit with when you register – spots will fill up quickly!

See Our Agenda

What Industry Experts Are Saying

“The Longevity Economy, ‘the sum of all economic activity serving the needs of Americans over 50,’ is responsible for at least $7.1 trillion in economic activity every year.”

Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President, AARP

“Mary Furlong has had a profound impact on Link•age. Mary‘s ”What’s Next“ and ”Boomer Venture“ meetings have been invaluable in helping shape our company‘s strategy and focus. We truly look forward to expanding our relationship with Mary and her organization. I would highly recommend that anyone interested in working with Boomers seek to develop a relationship with MFA!”

Scott Collins, President and CEO, Link-age

“If you are involved in marketing products or services to baby boomers, you should absolutely be working with Mary Furlong. Mary has an amazing network, and is the best person I‘ve ever met at connecting people who can help each other. I’ve attended her Boomer Business Summit for the past three years, and have left every conference with at least one new partner and at least one new customer.”

Andy Cohen, Founder and CEO, Caring.com

Our Collaboration With The American Society on Aging


For more than a decade, MFA has collaborated with the American Society on Aging (ASA) to present the What’s Next Boomer Business Summit in conjunction with ASA’s annual Aging in America national conference. Scheduled this year for April 15 – 18 in New Orleans, Aging in America is the nation’s largest multidisciplinary conference on aging issues, featuring programming unrivaled for its breadth and depth. More than 500 presentations during the four-day conference offer a comprehensive view of the current and coming trends in aging research, practice and policy, ample networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall with more than 100 business and social entrepreneurs and advocates. You can register for both the Boomer Summit and the Aging in America Conference by clicking here