Important Message Regarding the 2020 Conference

We take seriously our responsibility to serve the public good, to consider the health and well-being of our Research Network members, and to protect the communities we work with and in. Simultaneously, we are committed to enabling our members to be productive and collaborative during this challenging time. In this context, we have decided to continue with the Aging & Social Change: Tenth Interdisciplinary Conference as a virtual-only event.

You can still register and participate as an “In-Person” delegate. In choosing this option, you will also receive a complimentary registration to the Aging & Social Change: Eleventh Interdisciplinary Conference, UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada, 23–24 September 2021. Additionally, the Regular Registration deadline has been extended.

You can also still register as a “Virtual” delegate. But please note: you will not receive the same benefits as an “In-Person” registration as described above.

Submission details and format guidelines for digital content for both "In-Person" and "Virtual" registrations are available by clicking here.

Conference Themes

Aging & Social Change: Tenth Interdisciplinary Conference features research addressing the following annual themes:

  • Theme 1: Economic and Demographic Perspectives on Aging
  • Theme 2: Public Policy and Public Perspectives on Aging
  • Theme 3: Medical Perspectives on Aging, Health, Wellness
  • Theme 4: Social and Cultural Perspectives on Aging
  • 2020 Special Focus—New Ageism in Times of Pandemic: Tensions between Active Aging and Risk-Group Definitions

Plenary Speakers

Aging & Social Change: Tenth Interdisciplinary Conference will feature plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Liat Ayalon

Liat Ayalon

Researcher, School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Norah Keating

Norah Keating

Director, Global Social Issues on Ageing, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics; Professor of Rural Ageing, Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University, UK; Co-director, Research on Aging, Policies and Practice, University of Alberta, Canada; Extraordinary Professor, Optentia Research Focus Area, North-West University, South Africa

Conference Chair

Andreas Motel-Klingebiel

Andreas Motel-Klingebiel

Professor, Ageing and Later Life, Department for Social and Welfare Studies, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Conference Partner

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