Last week, Que's staff once again made the trek to an AARP Life@50+ conference.
This time it was in Boston, and in addition to taking in the great sites in this beautiful city, we were able to interact with AARP attendees who had traveled from near and far to experience what exhibitors, sessions, and entertainment had been lined up just for them.
At our booth, we gave away flashlight pens and sold books, but most importantly, we were able to help attendees better connect through technology to stay in touch with loved ones, continue professional careers, and just enjoy life.
Some highlights of our trip:
- Our author was an AARP speaker - My iPad for Seniors co-author Gary Jones spoke at AARP's Life@50+ Boston event and shared many tips he uses with his iPad to stay connected. Gary presented his favorite apps, including those for finding great travel and dining destinations, such as apps offered by TripAdvisor and AARP, as well as apps to find recipes and food-related content. He also went through the process of downloading a book to his iPad, and covered the different eBook sources and libraries available. He introduced apps from entertainment companies including Pandora, NPR and Netflix. The most memorable part of Gary's presentation was a live FaceTime chat with his adorable baby grandson, Sammy, which received many oohs, ahhs and cheers from the crowd. Gary walked attendees through the steps to connect via Apple's FaceTime, and brought the experience to life. He also took the audience through using email, photo sharing, Facebook, Skype and Hangouts.
- We sponsored an AARP Foundation session - Que teamed up with AARP Foundation staff to sponsor a session led by Foundation president, Lisa Marsh Ryerson and Pursuit of Happyness author, Chris Gardner. The AARP University Session highlighted aging in America, and the speakers discussed entrepreneurial advice and money, in addition to answering questions from the audience. Que donated 25 copies of My Facebook for Seniors to be given out to audience members, as well as one My Facebook for Seniors eBook, which was loaded onto a tablet AARP Foundation gave away during the session.
- The best-selling book at our AARP Life@50+ bookstore was My iPad for Seniors, followed by My Windows 8.1 Computer for Seniors and My Samsung Galaxy S 4.
- Several members of our staff fulfilled a dream to meet the Kitchen Cousins - we were lucky enough to get an introduction to these gracious HGTV stars! They even posed for pictures.