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Sept. 22-24, 2011

LA Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

 

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Life@50+
Speakers

Hall of Fame basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Friday, Sept. 23, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • NBA Champion and all-time leading scorer
  • Founder of the Skyhook Foundation
Chef Isaac Becker-AARP National annual member event Los Angeles 2011

Chef Isaac Becker

Friday, Sept. 23, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • 2011 James Beard Award-winner for Best Chef: Midwest
  • Minneapolis restaurateur
Dick Bolles will speak at the AARP National Event in Los Angeles

Dick Bolles

Friday, Sept. 23, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • Career-development expert
  • Best-selling author
Lilian Borges-AARP annual national member event Los Angeles 2011

Lilian Borges Zeig

Friday, Sept. 23, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Licensed professional counselor
  • Instructor of medical psychology and medical hypnosis
James Brown

James Brown

Thursday, Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett

Thursday, Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Award-winning actress, Carol Burnett Show
  • Best-selling author
Ken Chaplin-AARP annual member event in Los Angeles 2011

Ken Chaplin

Friday, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • Senior Vice President, Marketing for Experian
  • Former Vice President at Disney
Portrait of Stephanie Chappell

Stephanie Chappell

Friday, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • Corporate gerontologist with The Hartford
  • Areas of expertise include retirement planning, assisted living and long-term care
Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros

Friday, Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Award-winning author
  • Writer in residence at Our Lady of the Lake University
Maria Antonieta Collins for AARP Life@50+ member event

Maria Antonieta Collins

Friday, Sept. 23, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

En Español

  • Emmy Award-winning television journalist
  • Host of Casos y Cosas de Collins
Tim Conway

Tim Conway

Thursday, Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Award-winning actor, Carol Burnett Show
  • Ensign Charles Parker on ABC's              McHale's Navy
Joni Evans, speaker at AARP National Annual Member Event in Los Angeles 2011

Joni Evans

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Journalist and publishing legend
  • A director of the Dreyfus Fund
Adam Gazzaley

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Neurologist specializing how brains handle memory, attention and aging
  • University professor
Talk show host and radio personality Leeza Gibbons

Leeza Gibbons

Thursday, Sept. 22, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Former host of AARP's My Generation, a lifestyle TV series
Jane Goodall will speak at the AARP member event

Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE

Thursday, Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute
  • United Nations Messenger of Peace
Grannies on Safari stars Pat Johnson (L) and Regina Fraser (R)  AARP Los Angeles member event

Grannies on Safari

Friday, Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Emmy Award-winning TV show
  • The Grannies are show co-hosts             Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson
peter greenberg

Peter Greenberg

Thursday, Sept. 22, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sesame Street's Grover

Grover

Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

  • Sesame Street’s gregarious blue monster
  • Becomes “Super Grover,” a problem-solving super hero who can do no wrong
Tim Gunn

Tim Gunn

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Chief Creative Officer, Liz Claiborne, Inc.
  • Co-host of Lifetime's Project Runway
Phil Hagen-AARP annual member event in Los Angeles 2011

Phil Hagen, M.D.

Friday, Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Medical Director, Mayo Clinic EmbodyHealth Programs
  • Leader in population health management
Harville Hendrix- speaker at 2011 AARP member event in Los Angeles

Harville Hendrix

Friday, Sept. 23, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Clinical pastoral counselor
  • Co-creator of Imago Relationship Therapy for couples
Mollie Katzen, speaker at AARP National Annual Member Event in Los Angeles 2011

Mollie Katzen

Saturday, Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • Author of the Moosewood Cookbook
  • 2007 James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame inductee
Gary Knell

Gary Knell

Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

  • President and CEO of Sesame Workshop
  • Vice-chair of the AARP Services, Inc. Board of Directors
Spike Lee - writer, producer, director, actor, and author

Spike Lee

Friday, Sept. 23, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Award-winning director of                        She's Gotta Have It and Malcolm X
  • Author of six books on the making of films
Portrait of Richard Leider

Richard Leider

Friday, Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Founder and chairman of The Inventure Group
  • Nationally certified Master Career Counselor
AARP National Event Speaker Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard

Thursday, Sept. 22, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Champion boxer
  • Host of NBC's The Contender
martina nevratilova

Martina Navratilova

Saturday, Sept. 24, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Alex Roberts, celebrity chef

Chef Alex Roberts

Friday, Sept. 23, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • 2010 James Beard Award-winner for Best Chef: Midwest
  • Minneapolis restaurateur
Rachel Schindler, AARP National Member Event speaker

Rachel Schindler, M.D.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Neurologist specializing in Neuropsychiatry
  • Co-Chair of the Alzheimer’s Association Research Roundtable
Pepper Schwartz

Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Chef Adam Siegel

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • 2008 James Beard Award-winner for Best Chef: Midwest
  • Milwaukee restaurateur
AARP National Event Speaker Nancy Silverton

Chef Nancy Silverton

Friday, Sept. 23, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • 1990 James Beard Award-winner for Pastry Chef of the Year
  • Los Angeles restaurateur
Richard Simmons

Richard Simmons

Saturday, Sept. 24, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • Emmy Award-winning fitness expert
  • Author of nine books including 3 best-sellers
AARP National Event Speaker Dr. Gary Small

Gary Small, M.D.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • Innovator in Alzheimer's diagnosis
  • Author of more than 500 scientific works and six popular books
Liz Smith, speaker at AARP National Annual Member Event in Los Angeles 2011

Liz Smith

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Emmy Award-winning television journalist
  • “The 2,000-year-old gossip columnist”
Marion Solomon-speaker at 2011 AARP member event in Los Angeles

Marion Solomon

Friday, Sept. 23, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Therapist and author
  • Co-Founder and Director of Training for the Lifespan Learning Institute
celina tio, celebrity chef

Chef Celina Tio

Thursday, Sept. 22, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • Featured on Bravo TV's Top Chef Masters
  • 2007 James Beard Award-winner for Best Chef: Midwest
Lily Tomlin, speaker at AARP National Annual Member Event in Los Angeles 2011

Lily Tomlin

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Award-winning actor and comedian
  • Ernestine the telephone operator on NBC's Laugh-In
Portrait of Beth Tracton-Bishop

Beth Tracton-Bishop

Friday, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • Older driver safety expert with The Hartford
  • Co-author of award-winning guidebooks on driver safety
Portrait of Dr. Reed Tuckson-AARP member event in Los Angeles 2011

Reed Tuckson, M.D.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Former DC Commissioner of Public Health
  • Executive vice president and chief of medical affairs at UnitedHealth Group
Jane Wagner, speaker at AARP National Annual Member Event in Los Angeles 2011

Jane Wagner

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Award-winning actor, writer and director
  • Author of The Incredible Shrinking Woman
BD Wong

BD Wong

Saturday, Sept. 24, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Dr. Huang on NBC's Law & Order: SVU
  • Father Ray Mukada on HBO's Oz

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