Online Only in 2021 // Blended 2022

Due to current international travel restrictions and global health realities, we have decided to continue with only the online component of the 2021 conference.
We are nonetheless excited to announce the online conference will be delivered on the CGScholar platform – developed by the Common Ground Media Lab, the research and technology arm of Common Ground Research Networks.
We are moving to bring the conference experience into the digital era. All presenters will be given Presenter Pages: linked to profiles on CGScholar, displaying abstract summary, thematic connection to panelists and peers, ability to add digital media: video, sound, other files. As an alternative, you can also participate online with Audience Passes. And finally, we'll be offering innovative online social spaces to frame serendipitous encounters for personal and professional growth.
All "Blended" registration types will be able to present online in 2021 and in-person (and/or) online in 2022.
This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

Themes and Special Focus

Aging & Social Change: Eleventh Interdisciplinary Conference is a forum for discussion of challenges and opportunities for a rapidly growing segment of the population worldwide. The process of aging is a concern for individuals, families, communities, and nations. The social context of aging provides a rich background for community dialogue on this, one of the critical questions of our time. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

Aging & Social Change: Eleventh Interdisciplinary Conference features research addressing the following annual themes and special focus:

  • 2021 Special Focus—Aging Societies: Extended Working Lives and Discrimination Against Older Workers
  • 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

Plenary Speakers

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

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

"Ageing (un)equally? The role of active ageing, extending working lives and pension policy on women’s retirement in the UK"

Senior Lecturer, Social Policy and Social Work, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Kathrin Komp-Leukkunen

Kathrin Komp-Leukkunen

"Heterogeneity in the retirement transition of the self-employed"

Associate Professor, University of Helsinki, Finland

Moritz Hess

Moritz Hess

Professor, University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein, Germany

"Extending working lives in Europe and retirement's (in)voluntariness."

Conference Chair

Andreas Motel-Klingebiel

Andreas Motel-Klingebiel

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

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