2015 NCCA Conference Overview

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THE CREATIVE AGE:
Creative Aging in America


2015 NCCA Leadership Exchange and Professional Development Institute

convening May 18 through 21, 2015 | Washington, DC


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2015 NCCA THE CREATIVE AGE: Creative Aging in America

 

The 2014 NCCA Leadership Exchange and Conference witnessed a phenomenal groundswell of expertise, dialogue, and action as more than 400 individuals representing 26 states and six countries convened the inaugural NCCA Leadership Exchange and Conference hosted in Washington DC.  

This year, the 2015 NCCA Leadership Exchange and Professional Development Institute aligns with the 2015 White House Conference on Aging and will leverage and expand the impact of creative aging in the national dialogue.

 

The 2015 NCCA Leadership Exchange and Conference is comprised of three signature events: the 2015 NCCA Leadership Exchange Tuesday and Wednesday, May 19-20 2015 at Arena Stage; the NCCA Professional Development Institute (PDI) on Thursday, May 21, 2015; and a robust constellation of Community, National Advocacy, and Field Networking Events May 18-21, 2015.

Building upon learning, dialogue, inquiry, successes, and growth opportunities drawn from the 2014 convening and then working with curatorial teams to shape this year's events, the 2015 Leadership Exchange and Conference presents three tracks, the PRACTICE, the RESEARCH, and the BUSINESS of Creative Aging, each examined through five session lenses: FOUNDATIONS, PLACEMAKING & COMMUNITY, HEALTH & WELLNESS, LIFELONG LEARNING, and INNOVATION LABS. 

Attendees across the spectrum of creativity and aging- from family and professional caregivers to artists, practitioners, researchers, arts insitutions, health and human services agencies, and senior service organizations and administrators-will experience and contribute to dialogue, best-practice, capacity-building, and innovation that will serve the field.

Visit SEARCH THE SESSIONS to view sessions by event and track.

 

About Attendees and Speakers

NCCA anticipates and encourages representation from each US state, territory, and region alongside international counterparts representing a full and robust spectrum of arts, aging services, arts and humanities institutions, funders, technological, governmental, healthcare, research, business, and education stakeholders.

A cadre of leaders in the field will be presenting in plenary, concurrent sessions, and affiliated NCCA Professional Development Insititute and Community, Advocacy, and Networking events. 

2015 NCCA Conference Keynote presenters include: Nora Super, White House Conference on Aging; Sunil Iyengar, the National Endowment for the Arts; Susan Perlstein, Elders Share the Arts; Sandra Gibson, DeVos Institute for the Arts; Tim Carpenter, EngAGE;  Jorge Merced, Pregones Theater/Teatro Pregones; and Tony and Helga Noice, 2010 Gene Cohen Research Award Winners.Attendees across the spectrum of creativity and aging- from family and professional caregivers to artists, practitioners, researchers, arts insitutions, health and human services agencies, and senior service organizations and administrators-will gather to experience the:

 

About the Signature Events

2015 NCCA Leadership Exchange convening May 19-20 2015 for 1.5 days at the state-of-the-art Arena Stage along DC's Southwest waterfront for powerful leading edge conversations, idea exchange, and capacity building focused on the Practice, the Research, and the Business of creative aging;
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NCCA Professional Development Institute convening Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Washington DC area cultural institutions and aging services sites (including The Kreeger Museum and IONA Senior Services) with depth workshops that will stimulate and enrich creative aging programming and practice;

 

and a series of Commmunity, National Advocacy, Speical Interest Groups, International Ambassador, and Field Networking events May 18-21 surrounding the 2015 Leadership Exchange including the White House Summit on Creativity and Aging co-presented with the National Endowment for the Arts and a powerful Legislative Briefing take place throughout the week at locations clustered on and around Capitol Hill.

Together, these dynamic events will generate and foster creativity, advocacy, networking, and innovation across the spectrum of creative aging and foster regional, national, and international connections in preparation for the 2016 NCCA International THE CREATIVE AGE Conference to be held in Washington DC.

About the Leadership Exchange
 
2015 NCCA Leadership Exchange convening May 18-19 2015 for 1.5 days at the state-of-the-art Arena Stage along DC's Southwest waterfront for powerful leading edge conversations, idea exchange, and capacity building focused on the Practice, the Research, and the Business of creative aging. 

Each of the three plenary sessions-the PRACTICE, the RESEARCH, and the BUSINESS of Creative Aging-features keynote presenters who will explore vital themes, emerging wisdom, and vital innovation for the field. 

Following each plenary event, participants will be able to engage in one of five concurrent sessions FOUNDATIONS, PLACEMAKING & COMMUNITY, HEALTH & WELLNESS, LIFELONG LEARNING, and INNOVATION LABS focused on each track to shape dialogue, exploration, capacity-building, and best-practice models.

 

About the NCCA Professional Development Institute

NCCA Professional Development Institute convening Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Washington DC area cultural institutions and aging services sites with depth workshops that will stimulate and enrich creative aging programming and practice.

 

About Community, National Advocacy, and Field Networking

Additionally a constellation of Community, National Advocacy, and Field Networking, Special Interest Group, and International Ambassador events and networking sessions will equip the field for action, advocacy, and impact surrounding the 2015 Leadership Exchange including the White House Summit on Creativity and Aging co-presented with the National Endowment for the Arts and a powerful Legislative Briefing on Capitol Hill.

Together, these dynamic events will generate and foster creativity, advocacy, networking, and innovation across the spectrum of creative aging and foster regional, national, and international connections in preparation for the 2016 NCCA International THE CREATIVE AGE Conference to be held in Washington DC.

 

What you will experience:

The Practice of Creative Aging | Innovative, evidence-based practices in creative aging that have been field tested and are ready for replication locally, nationally, and globally will be the focus of an exciting track designed by master teaching artists and practitioners.

The Research of Creative Aging | Discover emerging research demonstrating the impact of creative expression on healthy aging in a track designed by leaders in the field.

The Business Business of Creative Aging |  Learn about cutting-edge business models and sustainability strategies through a track designed by professionals who are reshaping aging in America.

 

About CEU Credits

CEU's are pending through National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP)National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB NCERS), Social Work through the Washington Area Geriatric Education Center Consortium.