Encore2016 Agenda

Pre-Conference: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

9:00 am-5:00 pm
Encore Network Leadership (by invitation)

2:00-5:00 pm
Purpose Prize Honorees: Past and Present (by invitation)

2:00-5:00 pm
Encore Fellowships Network® (by invitation)

2:00-5:00 pm
Encore Campaign for Children and Youth (by invitation)

5:00-5:30 pm
Rapid Fire Intro: Encore Campaign for Children and Youth (all welcome)

Conference: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

5:30-6:30 pm
Encore2016 Attendee Meet and Greet Gathering

6:30-9:00 pm
OPENING SESSION & DINNER: Innovation and the Encore Effect

Andy Goodman, Director, The Goodman Center, conference facilitator

IMPACT Repertory Theatre
Introduced by Jamal Joseph, Executive Artistic Director & Founder, 

State of the Movement:
Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO,

In Conversation with Marc Freedman:
Tim Brown, CEO and President, IDEO

Dinner Conversation

After-Dinner Reflections:
Justin Kauflin, Jazz Pianist Composer
Introduced by Kate Williams, Employment Immersion Program Manager, Lighthouse for the Blind

Conference: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

7:00-8:30 am
Breakfast and Conversation Tables

8:30-9:45 am
PLENARY: Growing Encore Across the US and Globally

Ann MacDougall, President,

Talk: Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Co-director of the Caring Across Generations campaign

Panel: How is the growing interest in encore being integrated by business, communities and institutions globally?
Michael Hodin, Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging (moderator) 
Mitch Besser, Medical Director and Founder, mothers2mothers, South Africa
Jackie Wong, CEO Temasek Trust, Singapore
Karin Haist, Koerber Foundation, Germany


10:15-11:30 am
THEMATIC PLENARIES: Concurrent sessions will explore the current state and visions for the encore movement

A. Navigating a Changing Media and Communications Landscape
Marci Alboher, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, (moderator) 
Farai Chideya, Author, Journalist and Professor
Debbie Galant, Publisher, Midcentury Modern Magazine; Associate Director, Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State
Courtney Martin, Cofounder, Solutions Journalism Network
Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art

B. Purposeful Aging: Model for a New Life Course
Paul Irving, Chairman, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute (moderator)
Rabbi Laura Geller, Senior Rabbi, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills
Kerry Hannon, best-selling author, journalist, speaker and expert columnist
Jody Holtzman, SVP, Enterprise Strategy and Innovation, AARP
Phil Pizzo, Founding Director Stanford DCI; Former Dean, Stanford School of Medicine

C. The Power and the Promise of Mobilizing Encore Talent for Youth
John Gomperts, President and CEO, America’s Promise (moderator) 
Lester Strong, Vice President of External Affairs and Experience Corps, AARP Foundation
Eunice Lin Nichols, Purpose Prize Director,
Michael Funk, Director, After School Division, California Department of Education

D. Social Innovation: Exploring encore successes and gaps
Katherina Rosqueta, Founding Executive Director, The Center for High Impact Philanthropy, The University of Pennsylvania (moderator)
David Bornstein, Co-founder, Solutions Journalism Network
Kriss Deiglmeier, CEO, Tides
William Shutkin, CEO, Presidio Graduate School


11:45 am-1:00 pm
LUNCHEON: The 2015 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence
Michael Eisner, Founder and CEO, The Tornante Company
Trent Stamp, CEO, The Eisner Foundation


1:15-2:45 pm
WORKSHOPS: Eight concurrent workshops

1. AARP and Encore: Celebrating Successful Partnerships
Bevan Gray Rogel, Founder and President, Encore Tampa Bay (moderator)
Michelle Cyr, Tampa Bay Field Coordinator, AARP Florida
Jennifer Muñoz, Associate State Director, AARP Michigan

2. Collaborate or Co-blab-orate? Building Skills for Breaking Silos Across Sectors
Alison Gold, Manager of Leadership Education, Presidio Institute
David Styers, Manager of Program & Business Development, Presidio Institute

3. Common Purpose: Engaging Millennials and Gen Xers in the Encore Movement
Sarah McKinney, Encore Innovation Fellow, (moderator)
Ryan Cabinte, Associate Dean, Presidio Graduate Institute
Matt Carey, Co-founder and CEO, Abaris
Michael Gibson, Founder and Partner, 1517
Amy Merrill, Chief Partnerships Officer, Change Heroes

4. Encore Campaign for Children and Youth: Learning from Models for Large-Scale Social Change
Joe McCannon, Co-Founder, Billions Institute (moderator) 
Juan Barajas, Fundraising and Strategy Lead, Freedom for All Americans 
Jimmie Briggs, Field Manager, Encore Campaign for Children and Youth; Founder/Executive Director, Man Up Campaign
Phyllis Segal, Vice President,;  former Board Chair, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

5. Encore Fellowships as a Human Capital Strategy for the Social Sector
Amy Duggan, Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico (moderator)
Lynn Baker, Process and Systems Improvement Director, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers
Janet Luce, Director, Aspiranet Encore Connect, Aspiranet
Jim McGinley, EFN Program Manager, Social Venture Partners International
Mike Mowery, National Director, Encore Fellowships Network,
Barbra Stonerock, VP, Community Engagement, Dayton Foundation

6. Encore Talent Works Toolkit: A New Resource for Building Demand
Betsy Werley, Director, Network Expansion, (moderator) 
David Garvey, Director, Nonprofit Leadership Program, University of Connecticut
Emily Merritt, Director of Intergenerational Initiatives at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
Kate Schaefers, Coach, Consultant and Educator

7. Encore Innovation in Higher Education: Meeting the Demographic Challenges
Wayne Smutz, Dean of Continuing Education and Extension, University of California Los Angeles (moderator)
Linda Friedman, Program Director, Nonprofit Leadership Program, University of Connecticut Dept. of Public Policy
Mary Lo Re, Professor of Finance and Dean of Adult Education & Extension Programs, Wagner College
Joan Tucker, Director, Pace Encore Transition Program, Pace University

8. Using Storytelling to Spread Your Message and Showcase Your Impact
Karen Sughrue, former Producer, “60 Minutes,” Encore Innovation Fellow ,
Aanchal Dhar, Marketing and Communications Associate, 
Andy Goodman, Author, Storytelling as Best Practice
Stefanie Weiss, freelance journalist, Washington Post, VP for Communications, America’s Promise Alliance


3:00-4:15 pm
PLENARY: Disrupting Aging and the Longevity Opportunity

Local Perspective: AARP Experience Corps Bay Area Partner
Monique Brinson, Principal, Sankofa Academy, Oakland Unified School District

Talk: Disrupting Aging
Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP
Introduced by Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO,

John Gardner Talk: The Longevity Opportunity – Changing the Equation for Future Generations
Laura Carstensen, Founding Director, Stanford Center on Longevity
Introduced by Carol Larson, President and CEO, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation


6:00-10:00 pm
10th anniversary celebration and award ceremony honoring the 2015 winners — six people over 60 who are changing the world through their encores:
Laurie Ahern, Disability Rights International
Patricia Hinnen, Capital Sisters International
Jamal Joseph, IMPACT Repertory Theatre
Dr. Samuel Lupin, Housecalls for the Homebound
Rev. Belle Mickelson, Dancing with the Spirit
Laura Safer Espinoza, Fair Food Standards Council

Ysabel Duron, Founder and Executive Director, Latinas Contra Cancer
Jane Pauley, veteran journalist and television anchor

Cathy Choi, Director of Programs, The Eisner Foundation
Jim Emerman, Executive Vice President
Marc Freedman, CEO and Founder,
Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP
Sherry Lansing, CEO, The Sherry Lansing Foundation
Eunice Nichols, Director, The Purpose Prize
Chris Oechsli, CEO, The Atlantic Philanthropies
Kimon Sargeant, Vice President of Human Sciences, John Templeton Foundation
Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Trent Stamp, CEO, The Eisner Foundation
Dennis White, President & CEO, MetLife Foundation

Justin Kauflin, Jazz Pianist Composer

Post-ceremony dinner reception Location: SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco

Transportation and Schedule

  • Buses depart from Intercontinental lobby, starting at 5:30 pm
  • Doors open at 6:00 pm
  • Buses return to the hotel from 8:30-10:00 pm

Thursday, February 11, 2016

7:00-8:30 am
Breakfast and Conversation Tables


8:30-9:45 am
WORKSHOPS: 8 concurrent workshops

9. Charting Your Encore Journey
Larry Jacobson, Creator of Buoy Coaching and Sail Into Retirement 
Roberta Ryan, Business Coach
Barbara Shaiman, Founder, Embrace Your Legacy

10. Community Foundations as Encore Leaders: Models from Four Places
Therese Ellery, Senior Program Officer, Rose Community Foundation
Kara Keating Copeland, Program Officer, The Cleveland Foundation
Kate Luckert Schmid, Program Director, Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Marlene Spalten, President, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

11. Experienced Adults Wanted: Models for Encore Engagements with Youth
Phyllis Segal, Vice President, (moderator)
David Gallagher, Chief Program Officer, Playworks
Julie Horowitz, Senior Vice President, Strategic Talent Solutions, Education Pioneers
Atalaya Sergi, Regional Vice President, Jumpstart for Young Children

12. Faith and the Encore Movement: Strengthening Alignment between Seeking Spiritual and Earthly Purpose
Stacey Easterling, Vice President of Programs, Missouri Foundation for Health
Young-Lee Hertig, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity (ISAAC
Sharon Rohrbach, Founder, Nurses for Newborns Foundation and Principal, Dynamic Change Consulting
Ruth Wooden, communications consultant, board advisor, and graduate student at Union Theological Seminary

13. Going Global: The International Encore Landscape
Lisa Taylor, Founder and President, Challenge Factory, Canada
Betsy Werley, Network Expansion Director,

14. Does Encore Engagement = Encore Impact? An Emerging Research Agenda
Jim Emerman, Executive Vice President, (moderator)
Cal Halvorsen, Doctoral Student, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
Jackie James, Co-Director, Boston College Center on Aging and Work
Phil Pizzo, Founding Director Stanford DCI; Former Dean, Stanford School of Medicine

15. New Strategies for Engaging Boomers
David Harrison, Chair and Co-Founder, Boomerang Giving (moderator)
Doug Dickson, Co-founder, Encore Boston Network
Barbara Raynor, Executive Director, Boomers Leading Change in Health

16. University Retirees: Exploring Models Within and Across Campuses
Helen Dennis, Founder, Helen Dennis & Associates (moderator)
Janette Brown, Executive Director, Emeriti Center, University of Southern California; Executive Director, AROHE
Pat Dougherty, Executive Director, University of Washington Retirement Association; Host Administrator, UW Encore Initiative
Caroline Kane, Vice President, AROHE Board of Directors


10:15-11:45 am
CLOSING PLENARY: The Future of Innovation

Performance: Dancing with the Spirit
Introduced by Belle Mickelson, Founder and Executive Director

Encore Fast Pitch: High-energy, rapid-fire presentations by five organizations doing innovative work to engage encore talent at scale. One $5,000 award will be awarded via real-time audience voting and one $5,000 award will be awarded by a panel of judges. Learn more about the fast pitch here.

Asha Chandra, Program Manager, City of Fremont Human Services
Ryan Frederick, CEO and Founder, Smart Living 360
Edgar Salazar, CTO and Co-Founder, Bridge for Billions
Laura Traynor, Director, ReServe
Jill Vialet
, Founder, Substantial

Kriss Deiglmeier, CEO, Tides
Phil Pizzo, Founding Director Stanford DCI, and Former Dean, Stanford School of Medicine
Katherina Rosqueta, Founding Executive Director, The Center for High Impact Philanthropy, The University of Pennsylvania

TalkEric Liu, Founder and CEO of Citizen University, and Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program

Closing Remarks: Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO,


11:45 am Conference closes

Post-Conference: Thursday, February 11, 2016

1:00-4:00 PM
OPTIONAL POST-CONFERENCE OUTING: Architecture Walking Tour in Downtown San Francisco

Join Rick Evans, a local architect expert, for this walking tour. You will see some of the great buildings of San Francisco and learn how local history reveals itself in a collection of remarkable structures, streets and public squares. Rick was recently included in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Greatest Tour Guides.”  For more information, visit:

1:30-4:30 PM
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From Inspiration to Application: Translating the Encore Effect into Your Personal and Professional Life

Life Planning Network (LPN) members and conference attendees are invited to attend this LPN-produced post-conference session that will take place at the InterContinental San Francisco, immediately following Encore2016. is pleased to partner with LPN to co-locate this event with Encore2016.

Facilitators: Sara Zeff Geber and Elizabeth Bussman Mahler