Fireside Chat with Marc Freedman, President and CEO, (May 7th)


Tuesday, May 7th: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Prime Produce
424 W 54th St (between 9th and 10th aves)
New York, NY 10019

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Join us on Tuesday, May 7th for an engaging conversation about the potential of all generations to create social change with President and CEO, Marc Freedman. His new book, How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations is a deeply personal call to find fulfillment and happiness in our longer lives by connecting with the next generation and forging a legacy of love that lives beyond us.

Marc will be interviewed by CEO of Be Social Change, Marcos Salazar, and the two will discuss some of contemporary life’s most urgent questions: With so many living so much longer, what is the meaning of the increasing years beyond 50? How can a society with more older people than younger ones thrive? How do we find happiness when we know life is long and time is short?

Books will be available for purchase.

What You’ll Learn

  • The role each one of us plays in fostering happier, healthier, more productive lives for older and younger generations alike
  • The ways in which we can change the conversation about long lives and how communities all over the world are working to maximize the human capital of all people
  • How we can build an inspiring and timely manifesto for a better future by connecting people of different generations
  • Why and how the members of generations are tremendous untapped resources for each other

Healthy + Sustainable Snacks Provided – Gluten-Free and Vegan Options Available. We strive to produce as minimal waste as possible during Be Social Change events – help us by bringing a reusable water bottle to the event


  • 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Networking
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Interview with Marc Freedman
  • 8:00 pm – 8:30 pmAudience Q&A for Marc
  • 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Networking


Marc Freedman, President & CEO,

Marc Freedman [@marc_freedman], is the President and CEO of, and one of the nation’s leading experts on the longevity revolution.

He is a member of the Wall Street Journal’s “Experts” panel, a frequent commentator in the media and the author of four books. The New York Times described his most recent book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, as “an imaginative work with the potential to affect our individual lives and our collective future.” His new book, How to Live Forever, will be published by Hachette Book Group in Fall 2018.

Originator of the encore career idea linking second acts to the greater good, Freedman co-founded Experience Corps to mobilize people over 50 to improve the school performance and prospects of low-income elementary school students in 22 U.S. cities. He also spearheaded the creation of the Encore Fellowships program, a one-year fellowship helping individuals translate their midlife skills into second acts focused on social impact, and the Purpose Prize, an annual $100,000 prize for social entrepreneurs in the second half of life. (AARP now runs both Experience Corps and the Purpose Prize.)

Freedman and received the 2018 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence. He was named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum, was recognized as one of the nation’s leading social entrepreneurs by Fast Company magazine three years in a row, and has been honored with the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.  He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and King’s College, University of London. Freedman serves on the boards and advisory councils of numerous groups, including The George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, the Stanford University Distinguished Careers Institute, the Milken Institute’s Center for the Future of Aging, and the EnCorps STEM Teachers Program.

A high honors graduate of Swarthmore College, Freedman holds an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management. He resides in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife, Leslie Gray, and their three sons.

Learn about Marc’s books here.


Marcos Salazar (@marcossalazar) is a serial social entrepreneur, career coach, speaker, and community-builder. For as long as Marcos has been working in the social impact space, he has also been building businesses.

Marcos has worked in research and leadership development at the American Psychological Association, Girl Scouts, and the White House Project (promoting women to run for office). He is also the founder of two t-shirt companies, a number of social impact blogs, and the author of two books.

Through Be Social Change, Marcos taps into his entrepreneur’s creativity and social good inspiration to help people find and do meaningful work and lead more sustainable lifestyles.

Marcos earned a degree from Amherst College and a masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. You can learn more about him at

EVENT ORGANIZERS is building a movement to make it easier for millions of people to pursue second acts for the greater good. We call them “encore careers” – jobs that combine personal meaning, continued income, and social impact – in the second half of life.

Our new five-year campaign, Generation to Generation, will mobilize 1 million people over 50 to help young people thrive, and unite all ages to create a better future. Learn more and join the conversation at #Gen2Gen:

Be Social Change is New York City’s largest social impact community, helping professionals make their greatest impact, confidently and effectively, through their careers and lifestyles.

Through the Be Social Change Membership, we equip professionals in nonprofits, social enterprises, B Corps, conscious businesses, and those looking to explore the social impact space, with the skills and connections to create change.



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