2015 Program Highlights

Keynote with Stuart Kandell
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Theater artist Stuart Kandell , founder and director of Stagebridge Senior Theatre, the nation's oldest and most renowned theatre company of older adults, will offer the conference keynote, What Happens When We All Live To Be 100?

Arts & Aging Workshop Sessions
Session One 9:45 – 10:45 am
Session Two 11:00 – noon
Concurrent workshop sessions on arts & aging topics include Memory Loss and Arts Programs, Myths of Aging, Evaluation Tips & Tools, Caring for the Caregiver™— Caregiver Training through Dance, Drowning In or Surfing on the Silver Tsunami, Theater Workshop with Stuart KandellBenefits of Art Making for Quality of Life in Aging and Finding Funding for Your Program

Exhibitor Fair
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Learn about arts, cultural, senior and community organizations working to create arts-infused programs all across Minnesota—in community housing, arts and community centers, theaters, libraries, and senior centers.

Teaching Artist Showcase
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Visit the Teaching Artist Showcase to be inspired by ArtSage-trained teaching artists—including musicians, theater artists, dancers, drummers, weavers, storytellers, writers, visual artists—who deliver high-quality arts programs for older adults in community settings and at all levels of care.

Interactive Workshops
Session One   1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Session Two   3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Attend hands-on, multi-disciplinary workshops featuring movement and storytelling with Maria Genné and the staff of Kairos Alive!; and hands-on taiko drumming sessions with Iris Shiraishi from Taiko Alive! Learn how to put innovative arts programs into action with these ArtSage master teachers.

Arts & Aging Networking Happy Hour
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mix and mingle with others interested and engaged in arts and aging, including conference participants, presenters, exhibitors and teaching artists.