Recently, the White House announced the 2015 White House Conference on Aging to be held July 13. This event occurs only once every 10 years. At the urging of the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in recognition of the role of libraries, White House staff has reached out to several library organizations for assistance in promoting. They are interested in particular to reach the goal of "watch parties" in all 50 states, DC, and as many territories as possible.
• 2015 White House Conference on Aging will be held on July 13, 2015. 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. MT / 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT, with a keynote from the President in the morning and panels throughout the day. (No agenda yet.)
• The video announcement is here.
• Spread the word that there will be opportunities to participate by watching a live stream, sharing stories, and tweeting questions to the event in Washington.
Make a Commitment to Host Watch Parties:
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to fully participate in the conference. White House staff is asking you to consider committing your organization to host watch parties. They are live streaming the conference Invite your members and colleagues to watch together. They have a WHCOA Discussion Guide so you can have your own lively debate. You can also participate in the Q&A in Washington: Your members can tweet questions to the conference. Hosting a watch party is a great way for librarians and their communities to feel a part of this important event. You can register your Watch Party at http://www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov/submissions/EventSubmission.aspx.
For more information, visit http://www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov.