Posted on
January 9, 2023

a2 National Symposium: Empowering Innovation in AI/Tech + Aging


The a2 Collective is excited to announce that registration is now open for the first annual a2 National Symposium: Empowering Innovation in AI/Tech + Aging, to be held on March 8, 2023, in Baltimore, MD.

We look forward to welcoming members of the AgeTech, AD/ADRD, and AI research and innovation communities, including prior, current, and prospective a2 Pilot Awards applicants and awardees. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with AITC experts, NIA representatives, and industry partners while learning about the a2 Collective's latest NIA-funded AI/tech pilot projects to improve care and health outcomes for older adults, including individuals with AD/ADRD, and their caregivers. Both in-person and virtual attendance options are available.

Visit the a2 National Symposium website to learn more about the event and register now, preview a list of confirmed speakers below, and keep up with our Twitter, LinkedIn, and blog for more symposium updates.

Confirmed a2 National Symposium Speakers and Panelists

Tracy Chadwell, JD, Founding Partner, 1843 Capital

Rama Chellappa, PhD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering; Co-PI, JH AITC

Irene Chen
, PhD, Incoming Assistant Professor, UCSF UC Berkeley Joint Program in Computational Precision Health, University of California Berkeley and University of California San Francisco

George Demiris, PhD, Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, School of Nursing and Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Co-PI, PennAITech

Deepak Ganesan, PhD, Professor, Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Co-PI, MassAITC

Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD, William H. Welch Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Jason Karlawish, MD, Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Co-PI, PennAITech

Christina DeMur
, MS, Director of Technology Development, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures

Emily Largent, JD, PhD, RN, Emanuel & Robert Hart Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Co-Lead, Ethics and Policy Core, PennAITech

Sarah Lenz Lock, JD, Senior Vice President for Policy & Brain Health, AARP

Rose Maria Li, PhD, MBA, President & CEO, Rose Li & Associates; PI, a2 Collective Coordinating Center

Debra Mathews, PhD, MA, Assistant Director for Science Programs, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics; Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Supriya Munshaw, PhD, Senior Lecturer and Academic Program Director, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University

Elizabeth Mynatt, PhD, Dean, Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University

Phillip Phan, PhD, Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University; Director, Networking and Mentoring Core, JH AITC

Carmel Roques, MA, Secretary of Aging, Maryland Department of Aging

Registration and Travel Support

If you are a member of a population that is underrepresented in the development of AI/ML models, or in the field of AI/ML, you may be eligible for a2 National Symposium complimentary registration or travel support provided by symposium sponsor AIM-AHEAD. For the purposes of this support, eligible individuals include U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and non-citizen U.S. nationals who identify as members of racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis and individuals with disabilities (consistent with underrepresented population categories A and B as defined in NIA NOT-OD-20-031: Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity).

Travel support is subject to a $500 maximum per person, provided through reimbursement, and requires submission of receipts documenting travel expenses. Complimentary registration and travel support must be requested and confirmed in advance and will be distributed to eligible individuals on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds have been exhausted. Please email Sofia Jones ( to learn more.

In-person registration for this event will close at 5 p.m. ET on Friday, March 3. Virtual registration will remain open throughout the course of the symposium.