We’re bringing you an engaging and compelling day, with presentations, panel discussions, breakout sessions and plenty of opportunities to network with experts and your peers.

Registration + Breakfast

08:00 – 09:00


09:15 – 09:20  |  Carl Honoré

Opening Remarks

09:20 – 09:25  |  Rafael Gomez + Mehbs Remtulla

Land Acknowledgment + Elder Teaching

09:25 – 09:50  |  Rafael Gomez + Amy Desjarlias

Introduction: Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson

09:50 – 09:55  |  Alyssa Brierley

Keynote Address

The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada

09:55 – 10:20  |  Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson

In Conversation : Rt. Hon Adrienne Clarkson

10:20 – 10:40  |  Carl Honoré


10:40 – 11:00 

Framing the Day

11:00 – 11:05  |  Carl Honoré

Panel Discussion: Economics of Longevity

What is the impact of our longer lives? Our panelists will provide a Canadian and global perspective on issues such as labor participation rates, talent shortages, the future of work, financing retirement, pension reform and more. Moreover, they will outline the roles various stakeholders should play in ensuring citizens can lead engaged and purposeful. lives in their later years.

11:05 – 11:55  |  Andrew J. Scott • Rafael Gomez • Jillian Kennedy • Cynthia Leach

Framework for Workshops

After our break, forum participants will have the opportunity to attend one of three compelling workshops, each focused on an important aspect of our longer lives. These smaller sessions will give you the opportunity to interact with a thought leader and with each other and bring to light specific solutions you or your organization might address.

11:55 – 12:00  |  Carl Honoré

Concurrent Workshops

12:00 – 12:50  |  Lisa Taylor • Paula Rochon • Nicole Mitchell


Undoing the Myths 

of Older Employees


Women, Ageing

and the Workplace


Harnessing the 

desire to give back

Key Insights from Workshops

12:50 – 13:05  |  Carl Honoré


13:05 – 14:05 

Cultivating Gratitude Mindfully

14:05 – 14:20  |  Lauren Brown

Panel Discussion: The New Map of Life

How can we reframe work, learning, health and our societies when we’re living so much longer? Stanford University and AARP have both done considerable work in this area. Our panelists have been engaged in this ongoing research and will share their insights and recommendations on what a 100-year life might look like, and how these can impact organizational strategies, including yours.

14:20 – 15:05  |  Jean Accius • Christine Sperber • Jean Baptiste Litrico • Samir Sinha

“Celebrating Failure”

In this talk, Brooke will talk about how our culture over-values predictability and struggles with change, how to tame the chaos of “small failures” that we need on the road to “big successes,” and the invaluable role of wisdom and experience that we gain as we age.

15:05 – 15:25  |  Brooke Struck

Q&A with Brooke Struck

15:25 – 15:40  |  Carl Honoré


15:40 – 16:00 

Panel Discussion: What Works + What Can We Learn?

What can organizations do today to benefit from our longer and more productive lives? Panelists will share initiatives underway locally and globally that are both helping to create age inclusive work environments and utilizing the skills and wisdom of older workers to alleviate talent shortages. The insights these pioneers have acquired can help your organization begin to uncover the value of engaging older employees as part of a comprehensive, multigenerational DEI strategy

16:00 – 16:45  |  Carole Easton • Akira Mitsumasu • Thu Truong • Patrick Fantin

What’s Next? – A Call to Action

Our day has been focused on the opportunities enabled by our longer lives, but individuals and organizations need to reset their perceptions to achieve these. Carl will wrap up the day by asking each of you to think about what your next steps might be to start towards the goal of a future that is truly age-inclusive.

16:45 – 16:55  |  Carl Honoré

Closing Remarks

16:55 – 17:00 


17:00 – 18:30 

If you can’t make it in person, we will be providing the plenary sessions online in real time.