The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife

Start: 04/19/2012 - 6:30 p.m.
End: 04/19/2012

Are you in your 50s, 60s or 70s searching for answers to the urgent question: “What’s next?” Are you caught between chapters, confronting not only a void in identity but a society ill-prepared to make use of your experience?

In The Big Shift, renowned social entrepreneur Marc Freedman sees America’s looming midlife crisis as an opportunity to create a new map of life, one that better suits our longer lifespans. Recognizing and supporting the “encore years” – the time between the end of midlife and the beginning of anything resembling old age – would, he contends, give millions a second chance to find fulfillment while creating a better world ffor future generations.

In an informal conversation with careers expert Marci Alboher,
Freedman will talk about how this new stage could well become the crown of life and the individuals flooding into it the human capital solution to much that ails us as a nation.

Bring your questions about your own encore years.

About the presenters:

Marc Freedman, author of The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, which the Chicago Tribune recently named one of the top five money books of 2011. Freedman is CEO and founder of Civic Ventures, a think tank on boomers, work and social purpose. He spearheaded creation of AARP Experience Corps, now one of America’s largest nonprofit national service programs engaging people over 55, and The Purpose Prize, which annually provides five $100,000 prizes to social innovators in the second half of life.

Marci Alboher, vice president at Civic Ventures, is one of the nation’s top experts on career issues and workplace trends. A former blogger and columnist for The New York Times, she is the author of One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success.

Admission is free. For more information, call (212) 340-0837.


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United States
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