CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dozens of national experts will be in Chicago next week to discuss ideas, innovations, solutions and best practices to make our cities more livable, as AARP hosts a summit called the Livable Communities Conference from October 17-19, 2016 at The Drake Hotel.
Speakers will include representatives from the public and private sector along with nonprofit and community leaders, who will discuss the latest transportation solutions and innovations, best practices in age-friendly communities and insights from various livable community programs and policies. Notable speakers include Ray LaHood, former U.S Secretary of Transportation; Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President of AARP; Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld, Chicago Department of Transportation; Gil Penalosa, 8, 80 City and others.
The conference sessions will kick off on Tuesday morning with a keynote from Ray LaHood, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation followed by panel discussions and breakout sessions focused on the theme, Transportation: Solutions and Innovations.
Tuesday, Oct. 18:
- 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. – Welcome with Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer, AARP
- 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. – Keynote with former U.S Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood
- 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Panel Discussion: Officials Share Their Perspectives
- Mayor Daniel Mandell, Elmira, New York
- Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix, Arizona
- Roger Millar, Secretary of Transportation, Washington
- Senator Chris Walters, State Senator, West Virginia
- 10:45 to 12:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion: Perspectives from Different Sectors
- Larry Kwiecinski, Senior Manager, Global Safety Center, General Motors
- Rebekah Scheinfeld, Commissioner, Chicago Department Of Transportation
- Helen Kerschner, Director, National Volunteer Transportation Center
- Lindsay Elin, Head of Community Engagement, Uber
- Leah Shahum, Executive Director, Vision Zero Network
- 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. – Breakout Sessions
Wednesday will begin with a keynote from Gil Penalosa, founder of 8, 80 City with dual focus on the themes, The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities: Promising Practices, and Livable Communities: Programs, Policies and Insights.
Wednesday, Oct. 19:
- 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. – Keynote with the Founder of 8, 80 City, Gil Penalosa
- 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. – Panel Discussion: Global Perspectives on Age-Friendly Communities
- Louise Plouffe, Director of Research, International Longevity Centre Canada
- Ms. Grace Chan, Chief Officer, Hong Kong Council of Social Services
- Alana Officer, Senior Health Adviser, Department of Ageing and Life Course, World Health Organization
- 10:20 to 10:40 a.m. -- Discussion: Global House Sharing Trends
- Max Pomeranc, Regional Head of Public Policy, Airbnb
Learn more about the AARP Livable Communities by visiting AARP.org/Livable.
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SOURCE AARP Illinois