Committing time to meeting, debating, listening and celebrating, whether formally at events or informally in networks, is building a bank of knowledge that is changing practice. More importantly, this directly contributes to improving the lives of older people.

Dominic Campbell, Co-Founder, Creative Aging

17th September 2018

Berkeley, California

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Celebration as Strategy

University California Berkeley, School of Arts + Design, presented with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

UC Berkeley is where the brightest minds from across the globe come together to explore, ask questions and improve the World. Its Arts programme is amongst the top 5 in the US. OLLI is a is a dynamic community of learners aged 50 plus seeking new knowledge, deeper understanding and lively, meaningful connections.

Together they invited Dominic Campbell to explore his idea – that celebration might be one of the finest routes to a better experience for populations aging at scale. A passionate believer in co-creation, the talk draws upon his experience as director of the Bealtaine Festival, the world’s first nationwide arts festival celebrating positive aging and the similar projects mentored in Europe, Australia and the US.

Watch Dominic Campbell’s talk