REGISTRATION & NETWORKING:  7:45 am – 8:30 am


MAIN BALLROOM:  8:30 am – 9:00 am



MAIN BALLROOM:  9:00 am – 9:50 am

When Healthcare and Lifestyle Converge:  Creating a Health Ecosystem for Seniors- William Fleming, PharmD, Segment President, Healthcare Services, Clinical and Pharmacy Solutions, Humana Inc.

The US spends more than any other country on providing medical services, but access to care is just one small part of what makes us healthy. In this session, we’ll take a deeper look into how investment lifestyle needs can lower costs and improve outcomes of healthcare, including in populations with chronic conditions.



MAIN BALLROOM:  10:00 am – 10:45 am

Orchestrating the Value Exchange in Age Tech- Nigel Smith, Director Hatchery Ventures, AARP Innovation Labs, AARP, Deborah Jordan, Senior Design Thinker, AARP Enterprise Innovation

AARP is one of the most impactful non-profits in the world, with almost 38 million members and a mission of empowering everyone in society to choose how they live as they age. But did you know that it was founded by a disruptive innovation idea over 60 years ago? AARP has continued to invest heavily in innovation over the years, and today disruptive innovation has a home in AARP Innovation Labs where one of its areas of focus is orchestrating the value exchange in age tech. Come learn more about the AARP innovation journey and its unique approach to value creation in today’s world of age tech.



BREAKOUT- ROOM A:  11:00 am – 11:45 am

Computer Assisted Cognitive Based Therapy- Tracy Eells PhD, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, University of Louisville

A discussion on utilizing computer based cognitive therapies (CBT) to identify early signs of depression to develop intervention and therapy techniques before depression takes over.


BREAKOUT- ROOM B:  11:00-11:45 am

Wendy’s Neverland: The Integration of Arts and Aging for Community Building- Angie McAllister, Director of Quality of Life and Culture Change, Signature HealthCARE

What if programming in nursing homes was so interesting that families and neighborhoods wanted to come and participate alongside Elders? What if it was so out of the ordinary that it sparked interest all over the community? Join Angie McAllister, from Signature HealthCARE to learn how implementing TimeSlip’s Creativity Community of Care approach sparked site specific performances by Elders, Staff, Volunteers and Artist in three Kentucky nursing homes in 2019.



MAIN BALLROOM:  11:45 am- 1:15 pm

Voices of Innovation: Leveraging Data and Technology to Create Positive Disruption- Sean O’Leary, Co-founder & CEO, EdjAnalytics, Grace Simrall, Chief of Civic Innovation, Louisville Metro Government and Todd Smith, CEO, myFamilyChannel, moderated by Brian Holzer MD, President, Kindred Innovations, CEO, Lacuna Health          

Big data, digital health, and technology platforms hold great promise to help address common problems in our healthcare system.  Billions continue to pour into these spaces, yet many innovators continue to fall short. This session will profile three dynamic leaders in healthcare and explore how each has leveraged data to drive innovation and meaningful disruption.



BREAKOUT- ROOM A:  1:30 pm- 2:15 pm

Digital Transformation: The Internet of Things in Healthcare- Austin Gresham, Senior Consultant, IT Transformation, RoundTower, Andy Craig, VP of Technical Operations, Maple Knoll Communities

Technology is increasingly becoming a part of our everyday lives. Witness how Maple Knoll Communities, a non-profit continuing care retirement community, leveraged IoT and cloud automation to help keep residents in their communities feeling safe, stimulated and healthy


BREAKOUT- ROOM B: 1:30 pm- 2:15 pm

Connecting the Dots: Addressing the social determinants of optimal aging and disrupting disparities to democratize optimal aging- AARP Panel: Ron Bridges, Kentucky State Director, Paula Cunningham, Michigan State Director, and Beth Finkel, New York State Director

This AARP panel will communicate the proof points, integrated approaches and explore answers to improving the social determinants of aging and disrupting disparities in aging.  At the end of the Session, HEN, AARP and other organizations agree to chart a path towards integrating efforts to disrupt disparities in aging and address social determinants of optimal aging



BREAKOUT- ROOM A:  2:30 pm- 3:15 pm

Failure to Flourish- Anna Faul, PhD, Executive Director and Professor, UofL Trager Institute, and Joseph G. D’Ambrosio, PhD, JD, LMFT, CSW, Assistant Professor and Director of Health Innovation and Sustainability, UofL Trager Institute

Innovative care models that align community stakeholders and clinical care providers for urban communities, and implements telehealth connecting physicians with rural providers and patients to improve access to care and quality of life for older populations.


BREAKOUT- ROOM B:  2:20 pm- 3:15 pm

Solving Challenges & Scaling Solutions- Mary Haynes, CEO, Nazareth Homes & Co-Chair of Thrive Alliance Board, Adrian Judy, Sr. VP of IT Services and CIO, Masonic Homes Kentucky and Sheri Rose, CEO & Executive Director, Thrive Center Inc., Moderated by John Reinhart, President, & Co-Founder Thrive/Innovators Alliance

Hear thought leaders from the recently announced merger of the Innovator’s Alliance ( and Louisville’s own Thrive Center ( discuss solving challenges and scaling solutions as they share their perspectives, lessons learned, and insights around innovation.  The panelists will discuss their collaborative efforts aimed at identifying and validating scalable products, service models and technologies focused on the Longevity Economy. 



MAIN BALLROOM:  3:30 pm- 4:30 pm

United Community- Scott Bowers, CEO Passport Health Plan, Barbara Gordon, KIPDA, and Stacey Sivak, Chief Revenue Officer, Unite Us, moderated by Theresa Reno-Weber, President & CEO, Metro United Way

The United Community platform launched in Louisville, Kentucky in April 2019 as the first collaborative effort between healthcare, education, social service, and government organizations intentionally seeking to address social determinants of health. Using this system, individuals, families and those working to support them can gain access quickly to services that can help them be successful in meeting their desired outcomes. While many originally envisioned this system as a platform for just our under-resourced, and underserved communities, initial data confirms that United Community is a system for all — with many referrals for services targeted at addressing the health and economic effects of the Silver Tsunami – respite care for aging parents, referrals for assisted living and other housing needs, as well as food, social and financial supports. In this session we’ll discuss how to launch an electronic network to connect caregivers and the seniors they serve to wrap around services quickly and efficiently as well as what the future of the United Community effort may look like across the region.



MAIN LOBBY:  4:30 pm- 6:00 pm