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Generations Forums

ASA’s Generations Forums are virtual, interactive, multiday deep dives into topics important to our members and society. Held three times per year, Forums offer the ability to learn, network and take action through a series of curated live and on-demand events over the course of one week. Now the idea-generation and network-building that occur organically at our annual conferences will continue throughout the year, at Generations Forums.

  • Listening to industry experts lay out a call to action;
  • Brainstorming solutions with colleagues working in and outside of the field of aging;
  • Joining targeted advocacy and policy campaigns;
  • Engaging on social media;
  • Getting inspired and ready to take action in your work.


We hope you’ll join us and bring your ideas and energy to ASA Generations Forums!

Advancing Equity in Aging
July 12-16, 2021

Championing an equitable, inclusive society.

$45 for ASA members 
$90 for General Public
$25 for CEUs

Aging in 2021 and Beyond
September 20-25, 2021
Sponsored by AARP

Empowering our work with a dynamic, evolving aging society.

$45 for ASA members 
$90 for General Public

Tackling the Digital Divide
December 7-11, 2020
Sponsored by CDW

Uniting tech and aging to solve the digital divide. Learn more.

Recorded Dec 7-11, 2020
$30 exclusively for ASA members

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Tackling the Digital Divide



Sponsored by CDW CDW


ASA Members can Purchase Access to the recorded sessions from this virtual, interactive deep dive into the digital divide featuring experts in tech and aging coming together to define and strategize solutions.

What should you expect from Tackling the Digital Divide?

  • To gain insights on bringing the right and most useful technologies into your work;
  • To work together to drive change around inequalities in tech;
  • To learn about emerging technologies that are being developed now to serve and engage industry and older adults;
  • To offer feedback in a co-design model to help tech address real, holistic needs and wants of older adults and the people who work with and serve them.


Dalila Wilson-Scott

Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer


Courtney Gregoire

Chief Digital Safety Officer


Ginna Baik

Senior Care Strategist

CDW Healthcare

Cathy Avgiris

Senior Advisor


Evan Belay

Evan Belay

Country Manager & Business Developer


Alison Bryant

Senior Vice President

AARP Research

Christina DaCosta

Senior Director of Communications


Lois Drapin

Lois Drapin

Chief Partnerships Officer

Cherish Health

Keren Etkin

Keren Etkin

Co-Founder & VP Product, Sensi.Ai

Creator of

Steve Ewell

Steve Ewell

Executive Director

Consumer Technology AssociationFoundation

Riley Gibson

Riley Gibson



Stephen Johnston



Tom Kamber

Founder and Executive Director


Frank Leyhausen

Managing Partner

MedCom International GmbH

Sumit Nagpal

Sumit Nagpal

CEO and Co-Founder

Cherish Health

Laurie Orlov


Aging and Health Technology Watch

Scott Peifer

Founder and Principal


Arthur Sidney

Arthur Sidney

Vice President of Public Policy

Computer & Communications Industry Association


Opening Plenary: Equity & the Digital Divide  

Recorded Monday, December 7, 2020

The digital divide is deep. It exists between those with connectivity and those without, those who can afford, access and comfortably use devices and those who can’t, and along age, gender, color, socioeconomic and geographic lines. Join us to define the digital divide, hear from leaders who are working to build bridges across these divides and share what the digital divide means for you.

Age and Tech Connect Sessions

Recorded Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Do you have burning questions about the latest devices, how to build new or stronger partnerships, or what we can do to get more people connected? Or, are you a start-up or UX/UI designer who wants to build better, more human-centered technology? Submit your questions and join an interactive conversation on Tuesday to learn from one another. 

* While these sessions have been designed with tech or aging professionals in mind, all registrants are invited and welcome to attend either or both sessions.

Policy Briefing

Recorded Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Get smart on legislation and policies that affect how we connect, through ASA’s on-demand Policy Briefing. 

Tackling the Digital Divide Across the Globe

Recorded Thursday, December 10, 2020

Learn about global trends in policy, co-design, innovation, support and access as ASA convenes a group of international thought leaders in technology and aging.

Friday – Toward a Bridged Divide

Recorded Friday, December 11, 2020

Close out a week of learning and connecting to imagine the possibilities of a “bridged digital divide,” and commit to taking steps toward this vision.

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