This event sold out instantly. People know that getting older is different from the way it's portrayed in popular culture, advertising and in the media. That's why the room is full. That's why people are ready for the conversation.

 

—  Best-Selling Author Ashton Applewhite

 

A lot of studio heads and producers seem to think that once you're past the 'babe stage', then there's absolutely no reason to put you on screen.

 

—  Actress JoBeth Williams

The sad fact is: Aging scares us. As people working in the industry – whose collective job it is to tell stories – we have the unique ability to challenge those fears and change those perceptions. We have the responsibility to show that there is value to every stage of life.

—  Panel Producer, David C. Barry