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engAGED and Commit to Connect Virtual Social Engagement Summit

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Join engAGED and Commit to Connect for a joint two-day Virtual Summit! Taking place August 2 and 3 from 1:00-3:30 pm ET, the Summit will bring together researchers and national, state and local leaders for discussions regarding the current state of social isolation research and practical implications for the social engagement work of the Aging Network, disability network and partner organizations. The Summit will also showcase local examples of engagement opportunities and creative solutions that address social isolation and spur ideas for replication at the local level. 

The Virtual Summit is open to the public and does not require paid registration, but you must register to participate!  

Below find the two-day agenda. For a more detailed agenda, check here. Find out more about speakers at the summit by checking out the Speaker Profiles.

August 2, 1:00-3:30 pm ET

Day One of the Virtual Summit will spotlight the latest social isolation and loneliness research, tools to support organizations’ social engagement work and insights from researchers and practitioners on intergenerational engagement.  

1:00-1:10 pm ET            Welcome and Purpose Setting  

1:10-2:00 pm ET            Keynote: Latest Research on Social Isolation and  Loneliness 

2:00-2:20 pm ET           Adding to Your Toolbox  

2:20-2:30 pm ET           Break 

2:30-3:25 pm ET           Research and Practice Panel: Intergenerational Engagement

3:25-3:30 pm ET           Wrap Up and Next Day Preview  

August 3, 1:00-3:30 pm ET

Day Two of the Virtual Summit will focus on social engagement and equity, with attendees hearing research and practice perspectives.  

1:00-1:05 pm ET            Welcome 

1:05-1:50 pm ET            Keynote: Intersection Between Social Isolation and Equity  

1:50-2:35 pm ET            Research Panel: Social Engagement and Equity Issues

2:35-2:45 pm ET           Break 

2:45-3:25 pm ET           Practice Panel: Social Engagement and Equity Issues 

3:25-3:30 pm ET           Call to Action and Wrap Up  

Questions? Contact info@engagingolderadults.org.


August 2, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
August 3, 2022 @ 3:30 pm
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