THE CREATIVE AGE: Exploring Potential in the Second Half of Life A National Leadership Exchange and Conference on Creative Aging

National Conference
sponsored by: 
NCCA
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, June 14, 2014 (All day)
Washington, DC

Join leaders from across the country for a five-day event that focuses on research, policy and practice related to promoting creative expression as vital to healthy and productive aging.

More than 100 speakers will present their work at some of D.C.’s most-esteemed arts venues, including Arena Stage and The Phillips Collection.

A selection of events include:

  • The Creative Age: National Leadership Exchange and Conference at Arena Stage
  • The Mature Mind: Gene D. Cohen, MD PhD Research Symposium on Creativity and Aging at The Phillips Collection
  • Creativity Matters! Intensive Workshops on Program Development at Iona Senior Services
  • Encore! Intensive Workshops on Workforce Development at The Corcoran Gallery 
  • Community arts events including a memory arts cafe at Iona Senior Services and choral programs at The Kennedy Center and the steps of the Capitol. 

Sign up for more information about the conference and registration, including notice of a special early bird rate here

Call for proposals will open in December and registration will open in February.

Schedule at a Glance:

Tuesday, June 10

I. The Mature Mind:  Gene D. Cohen, MD PhD Research Symposium on Creativity and Aging
Location: The Phillips Collection
II. Memory Arts Café
Location: IONA Senior Services

Wednesday, June 11

Creativity Matters!  Intensive Workshops on Program Development

I. Creativity Matters!  The Basics in Program Development
Location: IONA Senior Services

II. Creativity Matters!  The Quality Day

III. Opening Reception and Healing Wars: Commemorating the 150 Anniversary of the Civil War
Location: Arena Stage

Thursday, June 12

The Creative Age: National Leadership Exchange and Conference
Location: Arena Stage

I. Keynote Speakers and Presentations: 
II. Breakout Sessions: Four tracks include: Health and Wellness; Lifelong Learning; Community; Research and Policy.
III. Film Festival

Friday, June 13

Encore!  Intensive Workshops on Workforce Development

I. Artist Training in Arts and Aging
Location: TBD
II. TimeSlips Creative Storytelling Training
Location: Veterans Affairs Medical Center (not confirmed)
III. Community Events

  • Sing for Long Life: Family Theater at the Kennedy Center in partnership with Chorus America
  • Digital Chorus: Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in partnership with Chorus America
  • Poetry Slam: Busboys & Poets in partnership with the Poetry Foundation

Note:  Older Artists and Community Organizations throughout Greater DC will be invited to showcase their creative expressions and programs based on the Irish Beltaine Festival model.

Saturday, June 14

Community Events

I. Chorus America Event
  Location: Capitol

II.  National Cathedral Pilgrimage
  Location: National Cathedral