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The Boomer Generation Conference - December 9, 2011

image of the Boomer Generation conference programThe New Jersey State Library in partnership with LibraryLinkNJ presents The Boomer Generation, a day-long conference that will help you understand Baby Boomers and how they can assist you in advocating for your library. This conference will also help you identify and target programs and services that this generation will value. For complete details, view our conference program here (also available for download below).

  • Date: Friday, December 9, 2011, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Location: Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Guest Speakers & Sessions:

This conference will feature seven guest speakers who are nationally recognized experts in the fields of generational use of libraries, demographics and brain research. For more information, view the conference agenda details here (also available for download below).

  • Keynote: Understanding Boomers: A Psycho-Demographic Overview
    Matt Thornhill, Founder & President of the Boomer Project
  • Boomers and the Changing Economic Environment
    Dr. James Hughes, Dean of the J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University
  • Redefining Aging: Brain Research
    Dr. Paul Nussbaum, Clinical Neuropsychologist at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Re-Careering, Volunteerism & Libraries
    Stephen Ristau of PurposeWork
  • Panel: Innovative Library Responses Across the US
    Jane Salisbury, Multnomah County Library; Abigail Elder, Tualatin Public Library; Rebecca Bond, Tempe Connections. Moderated by Stephen Ristau.
  • How Libraries Can Respond
    Matt Thornhill, Founder & President of the Boomer Project


$35.00. Registration fee is non-refundable and includes a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Only credit cards are accepted as payment through the registration link below. Sorry, we cannot accept a check as payment.

Registration Accepted Online Only. Deadline for Registration is December 2, 2011.

Please use the link below to register:

Hotel Accommodations:

We have negotiated a great hotel rate for you to take advantage of if you want to stay over the night before the conference. Call 1-800-825-8888 and register for a single or double room using the code BNJSL and you will qualify for the room rate of $69.00 per night at the Trump Taj Mahal. This special rate expires on November 30th, so don't delay in making your reservation.

You can also reserve a room online by using this link:

We hope you will join us for this conference! For more information or questions, please contact David Lisa at 609-278-2640, Ext. 191 or

Boomer Conference.pdf1.19 MB
Boomer Conference Agenda - December 9, 2011.pdf107.96 KB
Boomer Generation Conference Handout Packet.pdf3.09 MB


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