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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!

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

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

$45 for ASA members
$90 for General Public

Aging in 2021 and Beyond
March 1-5, 2021
Sponsored by AARP

Empowering our work with a dynamic, evolving aging society.

$45 for ASA members 
$90 for General Public

Advancing Equity in Aging
July 12-16, 2021

Championing an equitable, inclusive society.

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


Tackling the Digital Divide



Sponsored by CDW CDW


Register Today for a week of virtual, interactive deep dives into the digital divide as experts in tech and aging come 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.


Cathy Avgiris

Senior Advisor


Ginna Baik

Senior Care Strategist

CDW Healthcare

Alison Bryant

Senior Vice President

AARP Research

Christina DaCosta

Senior Director of Communications


Lois Drapin

Lois Drapin

Chief Partnerships Officer

Cherish Health

Keren Etkin

Co-Founder & VP Product, Clanz

Creator of

Courtney Gregoire

Chief Digital Safety Officer


Stephen Johnston



Tom Kamber

Founder and Executive Director


Frank Leyhausen

Managing Director

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


Dalila Wilson-Scott

Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer



Monday -  Opening Plenary: Equity & the Digital Divide  

9:30-10:30am PT / 12:30-1:30pm ET

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.

Tuesday - Age and Tech Connect Sessions

Session 1: For professionals in the field of aging* | 9:30-10:30am PT / 12:30-1:30pm ET
Networking: For all attendees 10:30-11:00am PT / 1:30-2:00pm ET

Session 2: For those in tech* |  11:00am-Noon PT / 2:00-3:00pm

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.

Wednesday - Policy Briefing

9:30-10:30am PT / 12:30-1:30pm ET

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

Thursday - Tackling the Digital Divide Across the Globe

9:30-10:30am PT / 12:30-1:30pm ET

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

9:30-10:30am PT / 12:30-1:30pm ET

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.

Register Now