The MIT AgeLab convened the daylong symposium "Life Tomorrow? There's an App for That!" on Sept 30, 2015, to trigger a conversation on how sharing and on-demand companies might serve tomorrow's older adults—and which incumbent services might be made redundant as a result. Participants included a variety of new, sharing/on-demand companies as well as major incumbent firms.
Pairs of facilitators, chosen to represent a range of viewpoints, led each of the symposium’s four sessions. The day's topics ranged from a discussion of what constitutes "on-demand" or "sharing economy" services, how "life-by-app" might or might not work, and which companies or industries might experience creative destruction.