2018 Conferences, Symposiums

A short list of selected major conferences or symposiums around the world, under the macro theme of Aging and Longevity. As usual, I try to avoid featuring events that are overly commercial in nature. I look for ones that present a useful, constructive dialogue and in addition feature an international scope.

American Society on Aging: Aging in America Conference

March 26-29, 2018 – San Francisco, USA

Flip through their full wonderfully packaged 48-page program once again featuring an extensive range of subject matter for professionals working in the multi-disciplinary field of aging. While this is an American-centric, the general theme areas such as Diversity & Cultures of Aging, Elder Mistreatment & Elder Justice and Age Friendly Liveable Communities are covered in conferences held everywhere in the world.

International Society for Gerontechnology – 11th World Conference

May 7-9, 2018 – St. Petersburg, Florida

Evolving Designs for our Future Selves

Topics will include rehabilitation engineering, robotics, telemonitoring, telecare, biomechanics and ergonomics, assistive technology, inclusive design and usability, smart homes and smart fabrics, sensor technology, and cognitive aging.

British Society of Gerontology: Ageing in an Unequal World: Shaping Environments for the 21st Century

July 4-6, 2018 – Manchester, England

Two weeks to go, Jan.24th if you want to submit an abstract for a presentation. Very appealing title, as it is true that the aging and longevity experience is not equal region by region around the world. The BSG conference covers the waterfront on its general themes, which leaves lots of room to gather insights on a number of global issues on aging, plotted against the significant layers of social issues like war, mass migration and income inequality.

International Federation on Ageing: 14th Global Conference

Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing, From Evidence to Action

August 8 -10 – Toronto, Canada

Change Rangers is a Conference Partner and will be attending this event. Four major theme areas – Addressing Inequalities, Age-Friendly Environments, Combating Ageism and Toward Healthy Ageing. In addition, on August 7th there are seven pre-conference Master Classes. Calls for abstracts are open until April 6th.

Aging & Society Conference

Sept.18 & 19 – Tokyo, Japan

Special Focus: Aging, Health, Well-being and Care in a Time of Extreme Demographic Change

8th Interdisciplinary conference with an international calls for proposals still open. As with the British Society of Gerontology conference, this offers a rich, wide range of research based topics under four focused themes, which seem to be rising simultaneously on an international level.

Canadian Association on Gerontology Conference

Making It Matter: Mobilizing Aging Research, Practice & Policy

October 18-20 – Vancouver, Canada

47th annual scientific and educational meeting. Still early days as with last year, call for abstracts starts January 2018, as their main website says, the CAG and its conference is not only for researchers, academics and professionals working directly in the field of gerontology but also anyone interested in the field from students to older adult individuals.