The 4th International Longevity Forum will focus on the “role of design and technology to improve quality of life in older age”. The intent is to discuss not only products, but additionally, the design of services and their applications, with a strong reference to the protagonism of older persons. The 2016 Forum will feature national and international experts representing the four key sectors (civil society/academia/public/private) that must collectively respond to the challenges of the longevity revolution.
That our populations are ageing as a result of ever increasing life expectancy and declining fertility rates, is no longer an unknown or ignored fact. Over the last decades, the topic has increased in importance exponentially for policymakers, researchers and the general public. Retirement or care-giving, for instance, were once topics of little relevance to most people. Now, in one form or another, everybody at all ages has a point of intersection with the multiplicity of themes related to population ageing. This is certainly the case in countries like Brazil where the population is ageing in a much more condensed period of time than in Europe or North America. The increasing importance of the subject on the global agenda was demonstrated in 2015 when the World Health Organisation positioned population ageing as the central theme of it’s Annual Report for the first time. A global consensus on healthy and active ageing is being built and countries will increasingly need to make design decisions that reconfigure their societies and create more innovative age-friendly spaces.
Among the speakers are Luiz Alberto Oliveira, curator of the Museum of the Future; Dr. David Sinclair, Director of the International Longevity Centre-UK and Tom Kamber, Director of OATS (Older Adults Technology Services). More speakers will be announced soon.
Please note that there is a limit of 05 (five) seats per organization and that once you register you committ yourself to participate both days of the Forum.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at the 4th International Longevity Forum on October 6th and 7th at: Auditório da Bradesco Seguros – Barão de Itapagipe 225 Rio Comprido, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20261005, Brazil.