Meet the Day 1 Keynote


"I saw theatre literally turn widows into comedians. I saw it turn widowers into Romeos." - Anne Basting, TEDxUWMilwaukee

Anne Basting is an artist whose work focuses on the potential for the arts and humanities to transform our lives as individuals and communities. A MacArthur Fellow, Anne has researched ways to infuse the arts into care settings with a particular focus on people with cognitive disabilities like dementia for more than 20 years. She is founder and President of the award-winning nonprofit TimeSlips an international alliance of artists and caregivers bringing meaning to late life through creativity with certified facilitators in 47 states and 18 countries.

Additionally, you can learn the TimeSlips method and technique at a pre-conference and breakout session to dive deep into the world of art and aging.