jessJessica McCracken, Trash Mash-Up’s Artistic Director, will be presenting at the National Center for Creative Aging’s annual conference this weekend. THE CREATIVE AGE Global Perspectives on Creativity & Aging is an international convening and idea exchange for the burgeoning field of creative aging. This dynamic constellation of events welcomes the world to Washington DC during one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. With special emphasis on Age Friendly Cities, Global Brain Health, and Creative Caregiving the keynotes, plenary sessions, presentations, professional development and social and networking events.

This year more than 350 attendees from 5 continents and the Americas will experience collaboration, state-of-the-art innovation, practical capacity-building, breathtaking art making and performances, and rare opportunities to connect and learn from leading-edge peers and colleagues from five continents and across the Americas. With continued emphasis on the Practice, the Research, and the Business of creative aging the 2016 event builds upon successes of the 2014 and 2015 events.