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Ken Dychtwald

Founder & CEO of Age Wave; Gerontologist & Expert on Aging-Related Issues

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 Ken Dychtwald Biography

Ken is a psychologist, gerontologist, and best-selling author of 16 books on aging-related issues, including Bodymind; Age Wave: The Challenges and Opportunities of an Aging Society; Age Power: How the 21st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old; The Power Years: A User’s Guide to the Rest of Your Life; Healthy Aging; Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent; Gideon’s Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings and A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement, and Success. He was the executive producer and host of the highly rated/acclaimed PBS documentary, The Boomer Century: 1946–2046.

Since 1986, Ken has been the Founder and CEO of Age Wave, a firm created to guide companies and government groups in product/service development for boomers and mature adults. His client list has included over half the Fortune 500, and his explorations and innovative solutions have fertilized and catalyzed a broad spectrum of industry sectors—from pharmaceuticals and medical devices, to automotive design and retail merchandising, to financial planning and health insurance.

He has served as a fellow of the World Economic Forum and was a featured speaker at two White House Conferences on Aging. Ken has twice received the distinguished American Society on Aging Award for outstanding national leadership, and American Demographics honored him as the single most influential marketer to baby boomers over the past quarter century. His article in the Harvard Business Review, “It’s Time to Retire Retirement,” was awarded the prestigious McKinsey Award, tying for first place with the legendary Peter Drucker. PBS Next Avenue named him a 2016 Influencer in Aging for his work pushing beyond traditional boundaries and changing our understanding of what it means to grow older. Ken was honored by Investment Advisor as one of the 35 most influential thought leaders in the financial services industry over the past 35 years. Ken and his wife, Maddy, recently received the Esalen Prize for their outstanding contributions to advancing the human potential of aging men and women worldwide. He was also awarded the Inspire Award from in the International Council on Active Aging for his exceptional and lasting contributions to the active-aging industry and for his efforts to make a difference in the lives of older adults globally.

During his career, Ken has addressed more than two million people worldwide in his speeches to corporate, association, social service, and government groups. His strikingly accurate predictions and innovative ideas are regularly featured in leading print and electronic media worldwide and have garnered more than ten billion media impressions.

In addition to his role at Age Wave, he is deeply involved in numerous activities for the public good including serving as the Chairman of the Alzheimer’s XPRIZE which he co-envisioned with XPRIZE Founder Dr. Peter Diamandis in 2012. The Alzheimer’s XPRIZE team is now preparing to globally crowdsource a new 21st century approach to ending Alzheimer’s disease.

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A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement, and Success

A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement, and Success

With Purpose: Going from Success to Significance in Work and Life

With Purpose: Going from Success to Significance in Work and Life

Gideon's Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings

Gideon's Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings

The Power Years: A User's Guide to the Rest of Your Life

The Power Years: A User's Guide to the Rest of Your Life

Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills And Talent

Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills And Talent

Age Power: How the 21st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old

Age Power: How the 21st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old

Speaking Topics
  • Suggested Programs

  • With Purpose: Going from Success to Significance in Work and Life

    Success can be looked at from different perspectives at different points in our lives. As a child, it had a lot to do with pleasing our parents. In our teens, it may have been about academic achievement and popularity with our peers. As a working adult, success is often represented by the challenge of simultaneously creating a blossoming family and burgeoning career. In recent years, there's been an enormous focus on material gain. But what comes next? What should be the right balance between the "Dow" and the "Tao?" Is it too late to have new dreams, go back to school, re-ignite your career, fall in love again, become a philanthropreneur, reinvent yourself, and maybe even help change the world? This powerful new presentation rethinks adulthood, relationships, work and retirement, explores the purpose of life's new third act and answers the question: what is the new model of success?

  • Retirement Wake-Up Call: The Future of Financial Services

    How has today's financial crisis altered the relationship between client and financial advisor? Based on research findings from numerous highly acclaimed Age Wave studies on retirement and financial services, this presentation sheds light on which aspects of the financial services industry are dying and which are coming alive. It outlines the "new" retirement-related needs, worries, and aspirations
    • and how financial services firms and advisors can re-establish trust with the wary public. Meet the "Ageless Explorers," the "Comfortably Contents," the "Live for Todays" and the "Sick and Tireds." Learn how each group feels about their lives, their prospects for fulfilling their hopes and dreams for retirement and what role financial planning, employer support and/or government policies have played in getting them to where they are today. This presentation also covers how the emerging adult lifestage demands of careers, parenthood, eldercare, grandparenthood, singlehood, disability and rehirement will affect savings and retirement funding.

  • Power Shift: How Women's Rising Power will Change the World

    Now, more than ever, the role of women in defining and driving business is paramount. Women already control more than 50% of all consumer spending. They are being educated in higher numbers than men and are now, for the first time in history, employed in higher numbers than men. While many of today's women stand strong when wielding earning power, many still slump in their financial confidence, long-term financial decision-making skills, economic control and investment power. The final frontier for women in the gender revolution will be gaining muscle and control over their money. Based on groundbreaking findings from Age Wave's landmark research study "Women, Money, and Power," this presentation reveals important new insights on women and their relationship to money. It provides an illuminating and in-depth look at women's motivations, fears, and challenges around money, saving, and spending and shows how to most effectively target their needs and hopes.

  • How the Age Wave Will Transform the Marketplace - and Our Lives

    This visionary presentation offers deep insights into the global population shifts that are occurring and what they mean for business and marketers. How might increasing longevity and declining fertility impact societies, economies, families and individual lives? Do people want to live traditional "linear" or more flexible "cyclic" lives and how does that alter brand loyalty? How will the "age wave" impact the consumer marketplace and which sectors and products will shrink and which will grow: from vitamins and nutraceuticals, cookies to lifetime income insurance and anti-aging healthcare, and from adventure travel to edutainment. Which industries
    • and countries
    • are hopeful about their "age wave" prospects and which are fearful? This presentation outlines how companies should orient their branding and marketing to best resonate with the new generation of "middlescent" adults. Dr. Ken Dychtwald will also provide a list of "key marketing lessons" from 35 years on the front lines
    • that can be applied by marketers across industries.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ken Dychtwald for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ken Dychtwald, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ken Dychtwald or any other celebrity of your choice.
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    Booking fees for Ken Dychtwald, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ken Dychtwald, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Ken Dychtwald?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ken Dychtwald for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ken Dychtwald for your next private or corporate function.
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Ken Dychtwald

Founder & CEO of Age Wave; Gerontologist & Expert on Aging-Related Issues

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Ken Dychtwald Biography

Ken is a psychologist, gerontologist, and best-selling author of 16 books on aging-related issues, including Bodymind; Age Wave: The Challenges and Opportunities of an Aging Society; Age Power: How the 21st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old; The Power Years: A User’s Guide to the Rest of Your Life; Healthy Aging; Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent; Gideon’s Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings and A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement, and Success. He was the executive producer and host of the highly rated/acclaimed PBS documentary, The Boomer Century: 1946–2046.

Since 1986, Ken has been the Founder and CEO of Age Wave, a firm created to guide companies and government groups in product/service development for boomers and mature adults. His client list has included over half the Fortune 500, and his explorations and innovative solutions have fertilized and catalyzed a broad spectrum of industry sectors—from pharmaceuticals and medical devices, to automotive design and retail merchandising, to financial planning and health insurance.

He has served as a fellow of the World Economic Forum and was a featured speaker at two White House Conferences on Aging. Ken has twice received the distinguished American Society on Aging Award for outstanding national leadership, and American Demographics honored him as the single most influential marketer to baby boomers over the past quarter century. His article in the Harvard Business Review, “It’s Time to Retire Retirement,” was awarded the prestigious McKinsey Award, tying for first place with the legendary Peter Drucker. PBS Next Avenue named him a 2016 Influencer in Aging for his work pushing beyond traditional boundaries and changing our understanding of what it means to grow older. Ken was honored by Investment Advisor as one of the 35 most influential thought leaders in the financial services industry over the past 35 years. Ken and his wife, Maddy, recently received the Esalen Prize for their outstanding contributions to advancing the human potential of aging men and women worldwide. He was also awarded the Inspire Award from in the International Council on Active Aging for his exceptional and lasting contributions to the active-aging industry and for his efforts to make a difference in the lives of older adults globally.

During his career, Ken has addressed more than two million people worldwide in his speeches to corporate, association, social service, and government groups. His strikingly accurate predictions and innovative ideas are regularly featured in leading print and electronic media worldwide and have garnered more than ten billion media impressions.

In addition to his role at Age Wave, he is deeply involved in numerous activities for the public good including serving as the Chairman of the Alzheimer’s XPRIZE which he co-envisioned with XPRIZE Founder Dr. Peter Diamandis in 2012. The Alzheimer’s XPRIZE team is now preparing to globally crowdsource a new 21st century approach to ending Alzheimer’s disease.

Ken Dychtwald Videos

  • An Introduction to Ken Dychtwald, PhD
    For 35+ years, Dr. Ken Dychtwald has been edu-taining, inspiring and transforming the ways in which organizations, associations, ...
  • How the Age Wave Will Transform Health, Longevity & Medicine ...
    How the Age Wave Will Transform Health, Longevity & Medicine with Ken Dychtwald. Exponential Medicine.
  • NIC Talks 2016 | Ken Dychtwald | Age Wave
    The baby boomer generation is aging, and technology is extending life expectancy. With this “age wave” comes change. Ken Dychtwald ...

Ken Dychtwald Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Ken Dychtwald

Ken Dychtwald Speaking Topics

  • Suggested Programs

  • With Purpose: Going from Success to Significance in Work and Life

    Success can be looked at from different perspectives at different points in our lives. As a child, it had a lot to do with pleasing our parents. In our teens, it may have been about academic achievement and popularity with our peers. As a working adult, success is often represented by the challenge of simultaneously creating a blossoming family and burgeoning career. In recent years, there's been an enormous focus on material gain. But what comes next? What should be the right balance between the "Dow" and the "Tao?" Is it too late to have new dreams, go back to school, re-ignite your career, fall in love again, become a philanthropreneur, reinvent yourself, and maybe even help change the world? This powerful new presentation rethinks adulthood, relationships, work and retirement, explores the purpose of life's new third act and answers the question: what is the new model of success?

  • Retirement Wake-Up Call: The Future of Financial Services

    How has today's financial crisis altered the relationship between client and financial advisor? Based on research findings from numerous highly acclaimed Age Wave studies on retirement and financial services, this presentation sheds light on which aspects of the financial services industry are dying and which are coming alive. It outlines the "new" retirement-related needs, worries, and aspirations
    • and how financial services firms and advisors can re-establish trust with the wary public. Meet the "Ageless Explorers," the "Comfortably Contents," the "Live for Todays" and the "Sick and Tireds." Learn how each group feels about their lives, their prospects for fulfilling their hopes and dreams for retirement and what role financial planning, employer support and/or government policies have played in getting them to where they are today. This presentation also covers how the emerging adult lifestage demands of careers, parenthood, eldercare, grandparenthood, singlehood, disability and rehirement will affect savings and retirement funding.

  • Power Shift: How Women's Rising Power will Change the World

    Now, more than ever, the role of women in defining and driving business is paramount. Women already control more than 50% of all consumer spending. They are being educated in higher numbers than men and are now, for the first time in history, employed in higher numbers than men. While many of today's women stand strong when wielding earning power, many still slump in their financial confidence, long-term financial decision-making skills, economic control and investment power. The final frontier for women in the gender revolution will be gaining muscle and control over their money. Based on groundbreaking findings from Age Wave's landmark research study "Women, Money, and Power," this presentation reveals important new insights on women and their relationship to money. It provides an illuminating and in-depth look at women's motivations, fears, and challenges around money, saving, and spending and shows how to most effectively target their needs and hopes.

  • How the Age Wave Will Transform the Marketplace - and Our Lives

    This visionary presentation offers deep insights into the global population shifts that are occurring and what they mean for business and marketers. How might increasing longevity and declining fertility impact societies, economies, families and individual lives? Do people want to live traditional "linear" or more flexible "cyclic" lives and how does that alter brand loyalty? How will the "age wave" impact the consumer marketplace and which sectors and products will shrink and which will grow: from vitamins and nutraceuticals, cookies to lifetime income insurance and anti-aging healthcare, and from adventure travel to edutainment. Which industries
    • and countries
    • are hopeful about their "age wave" prospects and which are fearful? This presentation outlines how companies should orient their branding and marketing to best resonate with the new generation of "middlescent" adults. Dr. Ken Dychtwald will also provide a list of "key marketing lessons" from 35 years on the front lines
    • that can be applied by marketers across industries.

FAQs on booking Ken Dychtwald

  • How to book Ken Dychtwald?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ken Dychtwald for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ken Dychtwald, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ken Dychtwald or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ken Dychtwald?

    Booking fees for Ken Dychtwald, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ken Dychtwald, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ken Dychtwald?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ken Dychtwald for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ken Dychtwald for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ken Dychtwald or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ken Dychtwald or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ken Dychtwald is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ken Dychtwald for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Ken Dychtwald generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Maddy Dychtwald, James Canton, Richard Florida, Tim Sanders and Ray Kurzweil. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ken Dychtwald for an upcoming event.

Ken Dychtwald Speaker Videos

  • An Introduction to Ken Dychtwald, PhD
    For 35+ years, Dr. Ken Dychtwald has been edu-taining, inspiring and transforming the ways in which organizations, associations, ...
    How the Age Wave Will Transform Health, Longevity & Medicine ...
    How the Age Wave Will Transform Health, Longevity & Medicine with Ken Dychtwald. Exponential Medicine.
  • NIC Talks 2016 | Ken Dychtwald | Age Wave
    The baby boomer generation is aging, and technology is extending life expectancy. With this “age wave” comes change. Ken Dychtwald ...
    Ken Dychtwald Strategy Speaker
    Over the past 30 years, Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America's foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, and workforce implications of the "age wave". He is a...
  • Ken Dychtwald at American Society on Aging 2013
    Ken Dychtwald ASA Presentation 2010

Ken Dychtwald Speaking Topics

  • Suggested Programs

  • With Purpose: Going from Success to Significance in Work and Life

    Success can be looked at from different perspectives at different points in our lives. As a child, it had a lot to do with pleasing our parents. In our teens, it may have been about academic achievement and popularity with our peers. As a working adult, success is often represented by the challenge of simultaneously creating a blossoming family and burgeoning career. In recent years, there's been an enormous focus on material gain. But what comes next? What should be the right balance between the "Dow" and the "Tao?" Is it too late to have new dreams, go back to school, re-ignite your career, fall in love again, become a philanthropreneur, reinvent yourself, and maybe even help change the world? This powerful new presentation rethinks adulthood, relationships, work and retirement, explores the purpose of life's new third act and answers the question: what is the new model of success?

  • Retirement Wake-Up Call: The Future of Financial Services

    How has today's financial crisis altered the relationship between client and financial advisor? Based on research findings from numerous highly acclaimed Age Wave studies on retirement and financial services, this presentation sheds light on which aspects of the financial services industry are dying and which are coming alive. It outlines the "new" retirement-related needs, worries, and aspirations
    • and how financial services firms and advisors can re-establish trust with the wary public. Meet the "Ageless Explorers," the "Comfortably Contents," the "Live for Todays" and the "Sick and Tireds." Learn how each group feels about their lives, their prospects for fulfilling their hopes and dreams for retirement and what role financial planning, employer support and/or government policies have played in getting them to where they are today. This presentation also covers how the emerging adult lifestage demands of careers, parenthood, eldercare, grandparenthood, singlehood, disability and rehirement will affect savings and retirement funding.

  • Power Shift: How Women's Rising Power will Change the World

    Now, more than ever, the role of women in defining and driving business is paramount. Women already control more than 50% of all consumer spending. They are being educated in higher numbers than men and are now, for the first time in history, employed in higher numbers than men. While many of today's women stand strong when wielding earning power, many still slump in their financial confidence, long-term financial decision-making skills, economic control and investment power. The final frontier for women in the gender revolution will be gaining muscle and control over their money. Based on groundbreaking findings from Age Wave's landmark research study "Women, Money, and Power," this presentation reveals important new insights on women and their relationship to money. It provides an illuminating and in-depth look at women's motivations, fears, and challenges around money, saving, and spending and shows how to most effectively target their needs and hopes.

  • How the Age Wave Will Transform the Marketplace - and Our Lives

    This visionary presentation offers deep insights into the global population shifts that are occurring and what they mean for business and marketers. How might increasing longevity and declining fertility impact societies, economies, families and individual lives? Do people want to live traditional "linear" or more flexible "cyclic" lives and how does that alter brand loyalty? How will the "age wave" impact the consumer marketplace and which sectors and products will shrink and which will grow: from vitamins and nutraceuticals, cookies to lifetime income insurance and anti-aging healthcare, and from adventure travel to edutainment. Which industries
    • and countries
    • are hopeful about their "age wave" prospects and which are fearful? This presentation outlines how companies should orient their branding and marketing to best resonate with the new generation of "middlescent" adults. Dr. Ken Dychtwald will also provide a list of "key marketing lessons" from 35 years on the front lines
    • that can be applied by marketers across industries.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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