The planning committee has been working hard to finalize details for the upcoming 2018 Intergenerational (IG) Symposium and we are excited to announce these great updates!
The IG Symposium will take place on Friday, September 28th, from 9 am to 2 pm at Lasell College in Newton. Our full agenda has been released and includes a variety of interactions throughout the day. Throughout the day, we will explore the 5 pillars of age-integrated communities, a tool that is being developed by BT’s executive director, Andrea J. Fonte Weaver. All registered attendees will receive information on this tool ahead of the event to help them prepare.
The day will also include:
- A keynote by David P. Stevens (see below)
- Small breakout discussion groups with both affinity groups and colleagues who are geographically located
- a newly released white paper on Ageism and Intergenerational Engagement (stay tuned for more on that coming soon!),
- The inaugural Fran Pratt award (see below)
- and a town hall-style discussion on how to move the field forward
This event is a crucial day for those doing intergenerational work and will provide the opportunity to unite and move the field forward. Be sure to register now to save your seat (space is limited) and there is an early-bird rate through the end of August!
David P. Stevens, Executive Director, Massachusetts Council on Aging, has officially accepted the role as keynote at this year’s IG Symposium! Dave is a staunch supporter of IG engagement and we are honored to have him present. He will be providing an overview and rationale for the IG landscape and setting the stage as we dive into details during the rest of the day.
The Fran Pratt Award
We are pleased to announce that we will also celebrate our first annual Fran Pratt award winner during this year’s symposium! More information, including the submission form for nominations, can be found here. Please nominate today and share with anyone that might be interested in participating!