2019 NCSL Legislative Summit Pre-Conference: Implications of Living to 100: Preparing State Policymakers


Join policy innovators ahead of NCSL's 2019 Legislative Summit in Nashville as we take stock of demographic changes and discuss how systems and supports may need to change to sustain a 100-year life. Explore topics including health and long-term care, employment and retirement savings opportunities, and designing physical communities and facilities that are inclusive for people of all ages.

Aug. 5, 2019
This meeting is made possible through the generous support of AARP.

7:30-8 a.m.

Music City Center, Nashville, Tenn.


8-8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:15-8:45 a.m.

Keynote: Changing Demographics Will Drive Innovation



  • Susan C. Reinhard, senior vice president and director, AARP Public Policy Institute and chief strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Supporting Family Caregivers and Our Health Care Workforce



  • Donna Benton, Ph.D., research associate professor of gerontology, University of Southern California, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology 


  • Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel (D-Nev.)
  • Representative Nick Zerwas (R-Minn.)
9:45-10 a.m.


10-11 a.m.

The Longevity Economy: Inspiring an Intergenerational Workforce and Promoting Retirement Savings



  • Marc Freedman, CEO and president, Encore.org


  • Representative John Mizuno (D-Hawaii)
11 a.m.-Noon

Designing Communities Inclusive for People of all Ages



  • Rodney Harrell, Ph.D., Director, Livability Thought Leadership, AARP Public Policy Institute


  • Representative Marvin Abney (D-R.I.)
  • Senator Stephan Pappas (R-Wyo.)
Noon-12:15 p.m. Wrapup
12:15-1 p.m.