San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
BREAKING NEW GROUND & IMAGINING NEW FUTURES
We are used to hearing about the demographic time bomb, the baby boomers who stole our prosperity, and the unsustainable cost of the ever-growing older generation.
But, people are now living longer, healthier and more productively than ever before. In other words, we are younger for longer. So we need to start thinking in terms of positives, and what this means for the UK: a fit, educated work force that possesses that most valuable of assets – experience. And we can’t let all this talent go to waste.
‘The Age of No Retirement?’, is a landmark event that will bring together for the first time employers, policy makers, corporations (big and small), designers, artists, academics, inventors and social commentators to explore the social and economic opportunities of a Britain in which the average person now lives.
We will use talks from experts, open stakeholder debates, and participatory workshops, plus the involvement of artists to bring the insights to life. At the end of two days of thinking we will pull our collectively co-authored insights together and record them in one unique collection of new ways of thinking.
We hope to change thinking on a massive scale and ‘The Age of No Retirement?’ starting on the 1st October is the first step in this process.
We must break new ground. We must imagine new futures.
Dr Jonathan Collie, CEO & Founder Trading Times and Georgina Lee, Founder Commonland
When & Where
The Age of No Retirement
The Age of No Retirement is a movement for intergenerational social change where people and future-thinking organisations come together to explore, learn and design a future that serves the needs of citizens, workers and consumers of all ages.