The MIT AgeLab and The Hartford Advance 50 Team present Shaping Life Tomorrow: A Conversation on the Future of Aging, Business and Innovation. Shaping Life Tomorrow is a forum for business leaders, advocates, practitioners and researchers in the domains of transportation, social media, housing and health to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities that an aging population presents to business and to government. This event marks a 10 year relationship between the MIT AgeLab and The Hartford Advance 50 Team that focuses on research to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. A free new publication, Your Road Ahead: A Guide to Comprehensive Driving Evaluations, based on research with the MIT AgeLab, The Hartford Advance 50 Team, and the American Occupational Therapy Association, will be released at the event.
The public is welcome to this free conference. A complimentary lunch will be served. Please register to attend this free event here.
This event is sponsored in part by the New England University Transportation Center.
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Time: 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; continental breakfast at 8:15 a.m.
Place: MIT Faculty Club, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
Please register to attend this free event here.
For media contacts or inquiries about Shaping Life Tomorrow: A Conversation on the Future of Aging, Business and Innovation, please contact:
- Jonathan Bennett, Executive Vice President, Personal and Small Business Insurance, The Hartford
- Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D., Founder and Director, MIT AgeLab, and Director, New England University Transportation Center
- Richard Doyle, Federal Transportation Authority Region I Administrator
- Lisa D'Ambrosio, Ph.D., Research Scientist, MIT AgeLab
- Cindy Hellyar, M.A., Corporate Gerontologist, The Hartford Advance 50 Team
- Steve Lindstrom, Executive Vice President, Healthways and founder of Silver Sneakers
- Anne McCartt, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
- Maureen Mohyde, M.A., Director, The Hartford Advance 50 Team
- Jodi Olshevski, M.S., Assistant Vice President , The Hartford Advance 50 Team
- Jon Pynoos, Ph.D., UPS Foundation Professor of Gerontology, Policy and Planning, University of Southern California
- Robert A. Stern, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology, Co-Director, Alzheimer's Disease Clinical & Research Program, Boston University
- Jeff Taylor, Founder and CEO of Eons, Inc. and founder of Monster.com
- Beth Tracton-Bishop, Ph.D., Corporate Gerontologist, The Hartford Advance 50 Team
- Jeff Zimman, CEO, Posit Science
Public Education Materials
The booklet Your Road Ahead: A Guide to Comprehensive Driving Evaluations, will be available to order or download beginning November 19, 2009, free of charge from The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
Directions to the MIT Faculty Club
The MIT Faculty Club is located near the Red Line subway (T) at the MIT/Kendall stop in Cambridge. You can transfer to the Red Line without additional fees from any other subway line at the appropriate station. Please check the subway map at your boarding point for more detailed information. The CT2 bus and other bus routes also make stops at the Kendall Square stop. From the subway, the MIT/Kendall stop exits you onto Main Street. If you are heading outbound from Boston, walk across the street (Main Street) and turn left. If you are heading inbound from Alewife (Cambridge), take a right as you get onto Main Street. Take a right onto Wadsworth Street (a Bank of American will be at the corner). The MIT Faculty Club (located on the sixth floor of the Sloan School) is at the end of Wadsworth Street at the corner of Memorial Drive. You can enter from the front entrance on Memorial Drive or from the back off of Wadsworth. The walk from the T stop is about 5 minutes.
From the Mass Pike, I-90 East or West: Take the Cambridge/Allston Exit and stay in the right lane after paying the toll. Follow the "Cambridge" signs past the Doubletree Guest Suite Hotel (formerly Guest Quarters) on your right. Stay straight past the hotel over the Charles River. Take a right onto Memorial Drive. Follow Memorial Drive for 2 miles until you see a sign for "Kendall Square" on your left. Take a left at this sign onto Wadsworth Street. The Faculty Club is located on the sixth floor of 50 Memorial Drive, at the corner of Wadsworth and Memorial.
From Logan Airport
Follow signs to Boston through the Sumner Tunnel bearing right as you emerge from the tunnel onto I-93 North. Follow a short distance to Exit 26, "Storrow Drive/Cambridge. Go Left immediately through an underpass. You will then take the first exit on the left, "Government Center/Kendall Square". At the end of the exit bear right onto the Longfellow Bridge @ "Kendall Square" sign. Go over the bridge, to the first right "Memorial Drive, West". Take this right and stay on Memorial Drive briefly to the second right onto Wadsworth Street (the first right is actually a ramp that will take you back to Government Center - you want to avoid this). The Faculty Club is located on the sixth floor of 50 Memorial Drive, at the corner of Wadsworth Street and Memorial Drive.
From I-93 North or South
Follow to exit 26 "Storrow Drive/Cambridge". Follow above directions.
For a printer friendly copy of these directions please click here for a pdf.
Parking on the MIT campus will not be available for this event. There is limited on-street parking available on Wadsworth and Ames Streets.
There are three local pay public parking garages located near the MIT Faculty Club:
- One Memorial Drive, just east of the MIT Faculty Club (pdf)
- The Marriott Parking Garage on Ames Street and Broadway
- The garage behind Nine Cambridge Center (behind the Whitehead Institute). The garage is between Broadway and Main Street, with entrances off of both Galileo Galilei Way and Ames Street (off of Ames Street, the driveway to the garage is located between Starbucks and Sebastian’s).
A general map of the area around 50 Memorial Drive can be found by clicking here.
For more information or questions about Shaping Life Tomorrow: A Conversation on the Future of Aging, Business and Innovation, please contact: