The annual Columbia Aging Center Robert N. Butler and Jack Rosenthal Age Boom Academy brings a highly selective group of journalists from across the country to engage with experts on various topics related to aging, in partnership with the Columbia Journalism School.  The 2018 theme was The Future of Work: New Technology and an Aging Workforce. A marquis list of speakers included Kerry Hannon (AARP), Chris Farrell (MPR Marketplace), Andrew Scott (London Business School), Carol Heimowitz (Wall Street Journal), John Rowe, MD (former Pfiizer CEO). Read the Academy program here.

2018 Age Boom Academy cohort and speakers

This year’s participants: Theresa Agovino, Crain’s, HR Magazine, Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Chicago Tribune, Charmaine Jackson, The Louisiana Weekly, The Times Picayune, Sarah Kessler, Quartz, Melissa Long, NBC Atlanta, WXIA-TV, Alessandra Malito, MarketWatch, Seth Mnookin, The New Yorker, STAT, MIT, Kymelya Mohammad Raji, Seven Days, David Morris, Fortune, Sara O’Brien, CNN, Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post, Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen Newspaper, Postmedia, Olivera Perkins, The Plain Dealer, Amy H. Peterson, Esterville News, Jan Ross Piedad, Texas Public Radio, Randy Rieland,, Next Avenue, Gary Rotstein, Pittsburg Post-Gazette, Katia Savchuk, San Francisco Magazine, The Washington Post, California Sunday Magazine, Lauren Smiley, WIRED, Fast Company, The Verge, California Sunday Magazine, Robert Weisman, The Boston Globe, will connect with these journalists on social media.