SOURCE: Festival of the Wise

June 12, 2008 14:00 ET

Festival of the Wise™ Announces AARP and to Sponsor Inaugural Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona

Tickets Go on Sale Today for Baby Boomer Lifestyle Festival and Expo to Be Held at the Scottsdale Performing Arts Center on December 6th & 7th, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2008) - Festival of the Wise announced today that leading Baby Boomer organizations AARP and will be sponsors of the inaugural Festival of the Wise. These two national groups are helping to pave the way for an extraordinarily successful landmark event that has its finger on the pulse of one of the most powerful generations of all. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for people 50 and over with nearly 40 million members nationwide including over 866,000 in Arizona. Their focus, like Festival of the Wise, is to provide powerful information to help enhance the lives of Baby Boomers.

"AARP is committed to improving the value of life for the 50+ population. We work with other organizations who are doing the same whether it is through re-careering, affordable health care or long-term financial security. We feel that the Festival of the Wise, with its dynamic conference material and focus on bringing together the Boomer generation in a fun-filled atmosphere is a perfect event for us to sponsor," said David Mitchell, AARP Arizona State Director. "This inaugural event highlights the strength of the Boomer population in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. AARP is proud to be affiliated with this event."

The immediate involvement of both AARP and draws attention to the need in the market not only for Boomer focused products and services, but specifically for social events where Boomers are able to interact with each other and engage with potential consumer providers. Eons is the MySpace® for the 50+ population. They are the premier baby boomer social networking site with over 700,000 members nationwide and over 10,000 in Arizona.

"At, we've found that boomers love to interact. They're interested in connecting to share interests and passions, keep in touch with friends, play games and laugh out loud," said Jeff Taylor, founder and CEO of, the premier baby boomer social networking site with over 700,000 members nationwide, over 10,000 in Arizona. "So, we weren't surprised when our members began moving their online relationships offline by organizing in-person get-togethers all over the country. The Festival of the Wise has a flavor and vitality that is in line with that of, and it will offer our members an ideal venue to meet up, have fun, and be inspired."

"Festival of the Wise was an inspired idea that has been well-met by leading organizations," added Melle Amade, Marketing Director, Festival of the Wise. "We are incredibly honored to have the support of these companies and to be able to offer such a well-rounded program to the boomers of Arizona and the surrounding states."

About Festival of the Wise

The unique, two-day Festival of the Wise combines a festival and conference for baby boomers -- the Wise community. It was created for active baby boomers that have a passion for living well, and it offers an exciting weekend of music, art, lifestyle seminars, workshops, product showcases, food and wine.

Dates: December 6-7
Location: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Art
More Information & Tickets:

Festival of the Wise Highlights include:

--  Six indoor/outdoor conference tracks with valuable, thought provoking
    content on Health, Money, Travel, Technology, Real Estate, and Lifestyle
--  Over 100 exhibitors offering product demonstrations
--  Saturday Night Outdoor Sunset Concert
--  Veterans Tribute to honor armed forces on Pearl Harbor Day,  Sunday,
    Dec. 7th
--  Two Outdoor Stages offering musical performances throughout the
--  Fine Arts & Crafts village with hands-on arts & craft workshops
--  Scintillating Food Tastings from organic whole foods to barbequed baby
    back ribs
--  Fine Wine & Beer Tastings
--  2 for 1 ticket discounts to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

About Our Sponsors

Festival of the Wise is dedicated to creating a unique business event that allows forward thinking companies to get face to face with a large audience of active buyers in a fun, interactive and engaging way. Our sponsors are companies who have the Boomers' interests at heart. We look for organizations that are doing something different, something powerful and progressive. Our sponsors are extraordinary companies like AARP ( and Eons (

About Our Partners

Festival of the Wise is partnered with many outstanding, like-minded companies who are passionate about promoting the possibilities in people's lives. We are pleased to have Arizona Good Life News, Inc. ( on our team. Good Life News provides inspirational and informative material in the Good Life newspaper and sponsors special creative programs and events. Their focus is on health, wellness, the environment and the creative arts.

Festival of the Wise is a registered trademark. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2008 Festival of the Wise, LLC

Contact Information

  • Festival of the Wise Media Contact:
    Natalie Gallardo
    Media Coordinator
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    Festival of the Wise Sales Contact:
    Paul DeLuca
    Director of Sales
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