Banner for the a2 National Symposium: Empowering Innovation in AI/Tech + Aging. March 19-20, 2024. University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA.


The a2 Collective represents the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratories (AITC) for Aging Research program, which is dedicated to helping Americans live longer, healthier lives through the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies. The a2 Collective comprises three AITCs centered at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the University of Pennsylvania and the a2 Collective Coordinating Center managed by Rose Li & Associates, Inc.

The a2 Collective is organizing its second national symposium, hosted by PennAITech, to be held March 19-20, 2024, in Philadelphia, PA, on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. The symposium aims to:

    • Showcase the world-class research, clinical, and training ecosystem of the a2 Collective as a platform for partnering with innovators to accelerate research and development in order to improve care and health outcomes for older Americans, including persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and their caregivers
    • Share the latest NIA-funded AI and technology innovations for healthy aging
    • Connect innovators with resource providers and strategic partners from corporations, venture capital, and stakeholder organizations
    • Create opportunities for knowledge exchange among a2 Collective partners and supporters to share the latest geroscience and gerontology research, AI technologies, and emerging issues and trends


University of Pennsylvania
Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium and Commons
Smilow Center for Translational Research
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

For information about symposium lodging and local amenities, visit the PennAITech website.


Registration and Travel Support

The NIA Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN) is offering travel awards for approximately 10 early career investigators or investigators in training who are affiliated with at least one center belonging to an RCCN NIA-supported center program to attend the symposium in person. To learn more about eligibility and apply for an RCCN travel award to attend the symposium, please view the full request for applications and submit the required application form by no later than Feb. 15, 2024.