Aging + Brain Health Innovation: What’s Next Canada 2020

Aging + Brain Health Innovation: What’s Next Canada?

Join the nation’s leading innovators, entrepreneurs and global companies for world-class keynotes, discussions, rapid fire presentations and demonstrations of ground-breaking innovations in the aging and brain health sector.

Co-hosted and co-produced by Mary Furlong & Associates

Innovation is transforming the future of aging.

How will you stay current?

The second annual What’s Next Canada takes a deep dive into the innovations, industry, and lived experience of the aging and brain health space. We bring together a unique blend of thought leaders, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, healthcare providers, and companies from around the world in discussions and demonstrations of groundbreaking innovations in the longevity sector.

This Year’s Theme: Aging, Medtech + Mental Health

Be a part of the industry’s premier event for networking, collaboration, and learning opportunities:

  • Meet leading startups and established companies who are successfully pushing the boundaries of ‘possible’ in targeting aging and brain health challenges
  • Learn the ABCs of commercializing, adopting, and scaling up innovations
  • Hear the authentic perspectives of older adults and caregivers, whose viewpoints are vital for innovators solving real-world problems
  • Vote for your favourite innovation at the 2020 Pitch Competition for the CABHI Innovation and People’s Choice Awards, and learn more about the latest technologies in aging and brain health – including artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, and more

About What’s Next Canada’s Inaugural Innovation Day

What’s Next Canada, hosted by the Baycrest-led Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation and co-produced by Mary Furlong & Associates, is the industry’s premier event for networking, collaboration and learning opportunities.  

In concert with Baycrest’s 30th Annual Rotman Research Institute Conference held on March 8 -10, 2020, a research conference with our sister organization, What’s Next Canada will also attract opportunities for innovators to form transformative collaborations with renowned researchers, clinicians, healthcare providers and corporate executives in the seniors’ sector.

2019 Highlights

Last year’s inaugural event brought together over 35 world-class speakers and an audience of 300.


Richard Lui 3

Richard Lui

Bruce Croxon

Bruce Croxon
Round13 Capital, BNN and CTV’s The Disruptors, and ex-Dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den

John Hopper

John Hopper
Ziegler LinkAge Longevity Fund

Gina Baik

Ginna Baik
CDW Healthcare

Allison Sekuler

Allison Sekuler
Baycrest, Rotman Research Institute

Tom Kamber

Tom Kamber
Older Adults Technology Services


  • Innovation to Commercialization, Distribution, Scale-Up, and Global Operations
  • Growth-Enabling Partnerships and Investment in Aging + Brain Health
  • Digital Transformation, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
  • Intersection of Healthcare + Technology

Previous Sponsors

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