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

2019 Summit Speakers

Ben Adkins
Consultant

Bobbi Jo Allan
Nationwide

Demetra Antimisiaris
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Ginna Baik
CDW Healthcare

Jacqueline M. Baker
AARP

Mel Barsky
CABHI

Lane Bowen
Avalon Health Care, Inc

Chris Brickler
MyndVR

Tony Brosky
Bellarmine University

Angela Burton
Feet to the Fire Writers’ Workshops®

Gary Calligas
The Best of Times Magazine and Radio Show

Elisa Camahort Page
ElisaCP

Michael Carroll
TripleTree

Jerry Carley
Benedictine Health System

Tena Clark
Author, Song Writer

Chip Conley
Airbnb

Helen Dennis
Columnist, Author and Lecturer

Chris Farrell
MPR

Sam Fazio, Ph.D.
Alzheimer’s Association

Bob Fine
Cool Blue Media

Ted Fischer
Ageless Innovation

Todd Haim
National Institute on Aging

Kerry Hannon
Speaker, Expert Columnist

Mary Haynes
Nazareth Home

Brian Holzer
Lacuna Health

Matt Isola
Longevity Labs

Vijeth Iyengar
HHS

Oz Krakowski
Kytera

Robert Kramer
NIC

Nancy LeaMond
AARP

Jill Lesser
WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s

Justin Lin
Envoy

David Lindeman, PhD
CITRIS at UC Berkeley

John Loughnane, MD
Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA)

Aaron McPherson
Institute on Aging

Alexandra Morehouse
Banner Health

Jim Murphy
UnitedHealthcare

Jay Newton-Small
MemoryWell

Jake Nice
Nationwide Ventures

Martin Ng
Comfort Keepers

Michael Phillips
AARP

Lola Rain
ESKATON

Kevin Riddleberger
DispatchHealth

Sheri Rose
Thrive Center

Evan Schwartz
Aloe Care Health

Carrie Shaw
Embodied Labs

Brian Shulman
Intuition Robotics

Nigel Smith
AARP Innovation Labs

Todd Smith
myFamilyChannel

Ray Spoljaric
Aloe Care Health

Prentiss Taylor
Countable

Jerry Wilborn
GAPS Health

George Yedinak
Senior Housing News

Charlotte Yeh
AARP

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?

2019 Tracks

The 2019 summit’s theme is “Marketing, Music, Money, and Moments” and includes sessions on:

  • 2019 Investing Priorities
  • The Future of Healthcare: Medication, Misadventure, Falls and Frailty
  • Immersive Storytelling and Engagement Through Virtual Reality
  • Hitting the High Notes Going Beyond Medicinal with Marijuana 
  • What’s Next in the $7 Trillion Longevity Economy
  • You’re Never Too Old to Get Rich Over 50
  • Caring Companies and Partnerships – The Cultural Shift For Employers and Sandwich Generation Employees 
  • Trends in Financial Resiliency & Wellness
  • Boomer Brain Health – The New Era in BioPsychoSocial Wellness

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

“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

"Mary Furlong is the connective tissue of the senior industry. The best decision I've made as a startup CEO in this industry is to become one of her clients. Through her, and through her conferences and events, I've made many, many important connections that resulted in friendships and lucrative professional opportunities for our company."

Robert Wray, CEO at BlueStar SeniorTech

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