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Sept. 20-22, 2012

New Orleans Morial

Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70130

 

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Life@50+ New Orleans
Speakers

Wendy Boglioli

Wendy Boglioli

Saturday, Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Olympic gold medalist swimmer
  • National spokesperson for Genworth
Samantha Brown

Samantha Brown

Saturday, Sept. 22, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Travel expert
  • Host of the Travel Channel's Great Weekends
Life@50+ Speaker

LeVar Burton

Saturday, Sept. 22, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Emmy Award-nominated director
  • Portrayed Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation
Jame Carville

James Carville

Friday, Sept. 21, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Co-founder of Democracy Corps
  • Political contributor for CNN
2012 Life at 50 plus Joe Castillo

Joe Castillo

Friday, Sept. 21, 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

  • Sand animation performance artist
  • Finalist on NBC's, America’s Got Talent
Leah Chase

Chef Leah Chase

Saturday, Sept. 22, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

  • Known as The Queen of Creole Cuisine
  • Subject of the biography Leah Chase: Listen, I Say Like This
Life@50+ Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky

Saturday, Sept. 22, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Josie Gardiner

Josie Gardiner

Saturday, Sept. 22, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

  • Zumba fitness instructor
  • Co-author of Harvard Medical School Breast Cancer Survivors Fitness Plan
Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner

Friday, Sept. 21, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Adam Gazzaley

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

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Neurologist specializing how brains handle memory, attention and aging
  • University professor
Life@50+ Leeza Gibbons

Leeza Gibbons

Friday, Sept. 21, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  • Former host of AARP's My Generation, a lifestyle TV series
Grateful Dead Mickey Hart-AARP 2012 member event speaker

Mickey Hart

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Award-winning percussionist of the Grateful Dead
  • Author and social activist
Life@50+ James Harvey lll

James Harvey, III

Friday, Sept. 21, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Pilot of the Tuskegee Airmen
  • Winner of the military’s first “Top Gun” fighter competition in 1949
Cindy Hellyar

Cindy Hellyar

Saturday, Sept. 22, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  • Gerontologist with The Hartford
  • Expert on programs promoting safety, mobility and independence for older adults
2012 Life at 50 plus John Hendricks

John Hendricks

Saturday, Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Founder of Discovery Communications
  • Emmy Award winner for conceiving the TLC series Great Books
Julie Jason, speaking at Life@50+ in New Orleans

Julie Jason

Friday, Sept. 21, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Personal money manager
  • Award-winning author of The AARP Retirement Survival Guide
2012 Life at 50 plus Cindy Joseph

Cindy Joseph

Friday, Sept. 21, 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Super model and makeup artist
  • Founder of BOOM! By Cindy Joseph makeup
Hoda Kotb, award-winning broadcast journalist

Hoda Kotb

Friday, Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Award-winning broadcast journalist
  • Best-selling author
Carey Kyler

Carey Kyler

Saturday, Sept. 22, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Vice president, My Personal Time portfolio, AARP
  • Former vice president of the Travel Channel
Chef Emeril Lagasse-AARP 2012 member event speaker

Emeril Lagasse

Friday, Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Award-winning chef and restaurateur
  • Best-selling author of 16 cookbooks
Portrait of Richard Leider

Richard Leider

Friday, Sept. 21, 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Master career counselor
  • Founder of The Inventure Group
M Luehrsen

Mary Luehrsen

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Director of public affairs and government relations for NAMM
  • Former professional flutist
2012 Life at 50 plus Rich Luker

Richard Luker

Saturday, Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Social psychologist
  • Creator of the ESPN Sports Poll
AARP has hired Dan Marino to be a men's health and fitness expert

Dan Marino

Friday, Sept. 21, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Mary Matalin

Mary Matalin

Friday, Sept. 21, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Co-host of Both Sides Now radio show
  • Political contributor for CNN
2012 Life at 50 plus Gary Matsumoto

Gary Matsumoto

Saturday, Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Emmy Award-winning reporter and producer
  • Former foreign correspondent for NBC News
2012 Life at 50 plus Charles Mattocks

Chef Charles Mattocks

Saturday, Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • Known as The Poor Chef
  • Author of Eat Cheap but Eat Well
Chef Angela Mederais

Chef Angela Medearis

Friday, Sept. 21, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Host of The Kitchen Diva! on PBS
  • Author of seven best-selling cookbooks
Life@50+ Martina-Navratilova

Martina Navratilova

Saturday, Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Ruth Nemzoff-Speaker at AARP annual member event 2012

Ruth Nemzoff, Ed.D.

Friday, Sept. 21, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  • Expert on parenting adult children
  • Resident scholar at Brandeis University's Women's Studies Research Center
Steve Ozone

Steve Ozone

Saturday, Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Co-producer of The Registry
  • Professional photographer
Shelley Paradis

Shelley Paradis

Saturday, Sept. 22, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  • Gerontologist with The Hartford
  • Expert on best practices for providing quality customer service to people aged 50 and over
James Pettit

James Pettit

Saturday, Sept. 22, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Overseas Citizens Services
  • Expert on travel safety and security
Joy Prouty

Joy Prouty

Saturday, Sept. 22, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

  • Zumba fitness instructor
  • Fitness columnist for the Palm Beach Post in Florida
Chef Michel Richard

Chef Michel Richard

Friday, Sept. 21, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Award-winning chef and restaurateur
  • Author of Happy in the Kitchen
John Quiñones, Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist

John Quiñones

Friday, Sept. 21, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist
  • Co-anchor of ABC's Primetime
Dr. Pepper Schwartz will speak at the Life @ 50 conference in New Orleans, LA

Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D.

Saturday, Sept. 22, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Life@ 50+ Elizabeth Somer

Elizabeth Somer

Friday, Sept. 21, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Registered dietician and nutritionist
  • Author of Age-Proof Your Body and Eat Your Way to Happiness
2012 Life at 50 plus Lyn St. James

Lyn St. James

Friday, Sept. 21, 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Record-setting race car driver
  • 1992 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year
Mr. Tuckson is a speaker at the Life @ 50+ meeting in New Orleans sponsored by AARP

Reed Tuckson, M.D.

Friday, Sept. 21, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • Author of Doctor in the Mirror
  • Executive vice president and chief of medical affairs at UnitedHealth Group
Life@50+ Speaker

Cicely Tyson

Saturday, Sept. 22, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Emmy Award-winning actor
  • Advocate for children in need in Africa
Life@50+ Speaker

Ben Vereen

Saturday, Sept. 22, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Tony Award-winning performer
  • Theater Hall of Fame inductee

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