Day 1

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Agenda subject to change

8:00 am – 8:45 am

Registration & Trade Show

8:45 am – 9:00 am

Official Welcome Remarks

9:00 am – 9:45 am

Opening Keynote with
Continental Breakfast & Welcome

Business Exchange – Room C1 & C2

Ted Graham
Head of Open Innovation, GM

9:45 am – 10:15 am

SHIFT Competition Pitches

Shift Challenge is a competition to encourage Nova Scotia start-ups to build and develop products and services for an aging population.
Participants will pitch their solution for one of our aging population challenges and the Grand Prize Winner will be announced.

10:15 am – 10:30 am

to Pathway Sessions A

10:30 am – 11:05 am

 Pathway Session A

Social & Economic

Using Technology to Start Your Own Business

Bill Aasvangen, Executive Director
CBDC Bluewater

Healthy & Active Living

Fighting Mobility Impairment with Biotics

Chris Cowper-Smith, CEO
Spring Loaded Technology
Aging in Place

Aging in Place and the Privacy Dilemma
John Robertson, Founder & CEO

11:05 am – 11:20 am

to Pathway Sessions B

11:20 am – 11:55 am

 Pathway Session B

Social & Economic

Improving Accessibility: Why Smart Businesses Improve Services for People who are Hard of Hearing
Dr. Janine Verge, Doctor of Audiology
President, Accessible Hearing Solutions

Healthy & Active Living 

Technology, Training and Helping Seniors Avoid Social Isolation
Jo-Anne Stone, President & CEO
The Stone Group

Aging in Place

Where Do You Want To Die?
Benjamin Nycum, CEO
William Nycum & Associates Ltd

11:55 am – 1:05 pm


Business Exchange

1:05 – 1:40 pm

 Pathway Session C


Social & Economic 



Services for Seniors – Finding the right match through innovative technology
Liam O’Rourke, Executive Director
Lake City Employment

Healthy & Active Living 


Improving quality of life for loved ones affected by dementia through technology
Eric Fisher, Co-founder
MyMem Technologies

 Aging in Place


Elements of a Digital District to Create Wrap Around Support
Marjorie Willison
Aging Well with Marjorie


1:40 pm – 2:30 pm


2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Embracing the Boom – The Silver Economy and the Opportunity it Presents

Moderator: Wendy Mayhew
Founder, Business Lunch Solutions, WISE – Seniors in Business


Ross Finlay, Founder & CEO
First Angel Network Association

Robert Patzelt, President & CEO
New Millenium Iron Corp


Myrna Gillis, CEO


3:30 pm – 4:30 pm