Conferences

2017 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 20-24, 2017 – Chicago, USA

Day One leads off with a National Forum on Family Caregiving. The full 48-page program is jam packed with an extensive range of subject matter for professionals working in the field of aging. March 23 presents a daylong “Boomer Business Summit” titled The New Economy: Seizing the Longevity Opportunity

Aging Graz 2017: 9th International Symposium on Cultural Gerontology

April 27-30, 2017 – Graz, Austria

This is a joint conference of the European and North American Network in Aging Studies. Plenary speakers only so far announced but the broad sweep of the aging narrative looks to be engaging.

AAGE 2017 – Association for Anthropology, Gerontology & the Life Course

June 8-9, 2017 – Oxford England

10th Biennial Conference. What a surprise to see the call for abstracts under the theme “Culture, Commitment & Care across the Life Course”, with reference to Margaret Mead’s 1970 book Culture and Commitment. There is an inter-generational component to this event too.

Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology: A-Gen 2017

June 8-11, 2017 – Kobe Japan

Produced by the International Academic Forum (iafor) the theme is East Meets West: Innovation and Discovery. Read the covering introduction for a very thoughtful look at the focus on the changing cultural aspects of family and aging. Submissions still welcome.

International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG): 21st World Congress

July 23-27, 2017 – San Francisco, USA

The fourth day features a “Tech Day” titled Technology and Aging: Innovation for Independence and Inclusion and includes a start-up pitch event for entrepreneurs.

Global Ageing Conference 2017 – Global Ageing Network

Sept. 17 & 18, 2017 – Montreux, Switzerland

This is focused on business professionals in “aged care” organizations with international representation.

Canadian Association on Gerontology: Evidence for Action in an Aging World

October 19-21, 2017 – Winnipeg, Canada

46th annual scientific and educational meeting, call for abstracts opened in January 2016

Aging & Society Conference

Nov.3 & 4, 2017 – University of California, USA

This is the 7th Interdisciplinary conference with an international calls for proposals still open. Four themes under the broad scope of the social context of aging.