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Avenidas Sponsors Free Tech Faire Jan 16 to Expose People to Technologies

Avenidas:

WHAT:

 

Avenidas Tech Faire

(A FREE, hands-on, interactive, inter-generational event open to the public)
 

WHEN:

Sat. Jan. 16, 10am-2pm
 

WHERE:

Avenidas
(450 Bryant St, downtown Palo Alto)
Free parking across the street in Bryant Garage
 

WHY:

To give people the chance to hear Tech Talks, enjoy hands-on activities and food trucks and get to see robots, personal transport vehicles, Apple Watch, Google Cardboard, 3D printers and more in action!

 

WHO:

All ages & technical skill levels
 

SCHEDULE:

10am—11:00am:

Open house starts/hands-on demos/Computer Lab tours/food trucks

 

11:00—12:00noon:

Avenidas President Amy Andonian makes welcoming remarks and announces the launch of a new Avenidas program: Generations Lab: Reinventing Aging.

 
Keynote Speaker Tom Kamber, Senior Planet, presents on “Tales from Senior Planet.”
 

TECH TALKS:

 

12-12:45pm:

Richard Caro, Tech-enabled Life, “Longevity Explorers: The First 12 Months.”
 
Steve Brock, SeniorNet, “Staying Safe Online.”

 

12:45pm-1:30pm:

Rod Falcon, Institute for the Future, “The New Body Language: How Wearables, Implantables & Body Area Networks Will Connect our Communities and Alter Our Anatomies.”
 
June Fisher (83 year old MD) and Annie Valdes, Design Tugboat, “Designing WITH not FOR Seniors.”
 

1:30-2pm:

Closing Remarks by Katy Fikes, Co-Founder of Aging2.0

 

Demos/Exhibits:

3D printers - Los Altos Library/TechShop
Colin Roche, Swiftmile, personal transport vehicles ($250,000 Winner of Verizon’s Powerful Answers Award)
BEAM, telepresence robot
Google Cardboard
vCruise by Narvalous (Facebook game)
Pitch-a-thon winner Wesley Chang, TeleVisit
Apple Watch
Popcorn machine
Make your own artwork on a button
Food trucks
Photo booth

Sponsors:

Honor
Engage at Home
NowRX
Stanford Federal Credit Union
Home Care Assistance
Knect Today Company, Inc.
Stanford Palo Alto User Group (computer club)
Sutter Health (Media Sponsor)

Community Partners

Aging2.0

Invited Dignitaries:

Palo Alto Mayor, Palo Alto City Council Members & Palo Alto CIO
Joe Simitian
Liz Kniss
Anna Eshoo

About Avenidas:

Avenidas is a non-profit organization that offers tools for positive aging to people and their families on the mid-Peninsula. The organization runs a community center in downtown Palo Alto, Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center, a dual-licensed facility in Mountain View that provides adult day care and adult day health care, and an aging-in-place membership program, Avenidas Village.

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