Power to Change

Creative Aging Symposium January 23, 2019
Power to Change, our second annual virtual creative aging symposium, will be held January 23rd, 2019. Our elders are looking for ways to have their voices heard, to create change in their lives, and the lives of others. We believe older adults can continue to transform the world and we want to ignite that belief in each symposium attendee.

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Power to Change Symposium. 

If you wish to read a transcript of the event, you may download it here

Please check back for videos of the presentations, which we will post as soon as they become available.


Attendees do not need to identify as creative or artistic to join – this symposium contains an important message for all. Together, we will learn of the immense value in exploring the aging journey through a creative lens. We will hear inspiring stories and tools to ignite personal change. Join us via webinar as we remind each other that we all possess the Power to Change.

Power to Change Schedule

(Pacific Standard Time)

  Activity Facilitated by
9:00 am Welcome

Well Connected
Kevin Gerber, President and CEO of Covia

9:10-9:40 am First Speaker

Anne Basting, PhD
Founder of TimeSlips and 2016 MacArthur Fellow

9:45-10:15 am

Program Spotlight:
Art With Elders

Mark Campbell, MFA, Executive Director

10:15-10:30 am

Poetry Reading

Greg Pond, Poet
10:30-10:45 am Break  
10:45-11:15 am Second Speaker

David Lucky Goff, PhD
Writer & Co-founder of Elder Salons in Northern California

11:15-11:45 am

Program Spotlight: 
St. Mary’s Center

Susan Werner, LCSW, MA and Art Facilitator

11:45-12:15 pm Third Speaker

Wendy Miller, Ph.D.
Artist & Executive Director, Washington DC Center on Aging

12:15-12:30 pm Wrap up  


Speaker bios

Sponsorship packages available


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