AARP [email protected]+ National Event and Expo

AARP will celebrate its [email protected]+ National Event and Expo from September 20 to 22, 2012. The location is the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.

Special guests:

  • Martina Navratilova
  • Dan Marino
  • Cicely Tyson
  • Ben Vereen
  • Sexologist Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D.
  • Former Grateful Dead percussionist, Mikey Hart
  • LeVar Burton
  • James Carville
  • John Quiñones

+ Many Lifestyle Sessions and University Sessions.

The [email protected] 50 Exposition will feature hundreds of vendors in technology, financial, homes & garden, travel & leisure, retail, and health & fitness.

Attendees will experience an incredible excitement in AARP music offering:

  • Thursday, Sept. 20 - Hiroshima - Celebrated ensemble fusing jazz, pop and rock with traditional Japanese folk music.
  • Saturday, Sept. 22 Special Concert showcasing Grammy Award Winners, Stevie Nicks, Gladys Knight and Melissa Etheridge.

AARP Movies for Grownups® offers a stellar line-up for this year's [email protected]+ Movies for Grownups Film Festival. The festival runs Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21 and 22. Some of the amazing films to be screened, before they're out in theaters, include:

  • The Oranges with Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener and Allison Janney
  • Arbitrage with Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon.

There will be plenty of time to discover New Orleans' renowned cuisine, including the po-boy, crawfish, jambalaya, blackened catfish, and more, and to tour the French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny, Garden District, Uptown, Algiers, swamplands and the Birthplace of Jazz.