VIRTUAL Friedman Lecture: Joseph Coughlin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) – “Writing a New Story for Old Age in Today’s Longevity Economy”

April 14, 2021
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Zoom conference

“Writing a New Story for Old Age in Today’s Longevity Economy”


Event Sponsors: Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging and the Center for Health Economics and Policy at the Institute for Public Health, Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Endowment for Aging at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital

The 20th annual Friedman Lecture and Awards addresses topics related to aging and recognizes contributions to the care of older adults. The 2021 lecture features a keynote from Joseph Coughlin, PhD, founder and director of AgeLab, author, and a senior lecturer at the Department of Urban Studies & Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His keynote, entitled, Writing a New Story for Old Age in Today’s Longevity Economycenters on opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurship and innovation as we age. 

This event will take place virtually via Zoom webinar. Please register for your unique link to attend.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Joseph Coughlin, PhD
Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab
Senior Lecturer, Department of Urban Studies & Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joseph Coughlin’s current research explores how global demographic transition and technology are converging to shape the future of transportation, the multigenerational workplace and real estate development. He teaches transportation policy and planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and demography and business in the Sloan School of Management’s Advanced Management Program.


Prior to the keynote address, we will present the 2021 awardees of The Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults; The Alene and Meyer Kopolow Award for Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Neurology; and The Mark S. Wrighton Research Award on Aging. Learn more about these awards.

The Mark S. Wrighton Research Award on Aging will be awarded to the winner(s) of our 3MT competition, which will be held on March 3, 2021. Learn more on how to compete or attend the competition.

We are currently accepting nominations through March 1, 2021 for the The Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults and The Alene and Meyer Kopolow Award for Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Neurology.

To nominate someone who has contributed to the field of aging, please have the following prepared:

  • a nomination letter
  • the nominee name, title, organization and contact information
  • the name and contact information of someone who will second your nomination

Submit a nomination

For inquiries contact Natalie Galucia.