The Call for Presentations submissions window is now closed. Thank you for your participation and interest! Applicants will be notified of their status the week of November 1, 2013.
The Institute for the Ages is honored to be your host for the Seventh Annual International Conference on Positive Aging, February 9-12, 2014, to be held in Sarasota, Florida. Along with Fielding Graduate University, we’re happy to announce a Call for Presentations.
The 2014 Conference theme, Positive Aging Transcends: The Voices of Innovation and Community, will showcase the innovative efforts of entrepreneurs and business leaders, academic researchers, and government policy makers who are engaging with communities for the social and economic benefits of positive aging.
This conference welcomes contributions that are innovative, experiential, and involve active engagement by diverse audiences in supporting greater understanding of what it means to age well. The three-day conference program will feature a mix of keynote speaker presentations, breakout sessions, workshops, tours, and numerous social events and receptions that will afford attendees the opportunity to share knowledge, meet fellow travelers and kindred spirits, learn, and have fun.
CHANGE IN TOPIC CATEGORIES
Key topics will be organized around three major sub-themes of Catalyzing Innovation, Engaging Communities, and Evangelizing Positive Aging. The Program Committee has changed the topic categories to reflect the historical Conference categories of Wellness, Creativity, Transitions, and Community. These four categories will replace the previously designated categories of: Healthcare Technologies; Housing and Environments; Life Transitions and the Psychology of Aging; Human Performance; and Positive Approaches to the Care Continuum.If you have already submitted a presentation proposal, the Committee will determine which new category will be most appropriate for your submission.
In addition, the 2014 conference will once again offer “Active Arts” presentations throughout the duration of the conference. Designed to facilitate dialogue about creative expression and aging, examples of Active Arts offerings include music, dance, art, and poetry. The Program Committee particularly encourages submissions that: 1) include multiple presenters and affiliations, 2) link research to ongoing work in the field in a practical way, 3) advance knowledge in a particular aspect of positive aging, or 4) connect to designing innovative new practices, products, and services.
The Program & Submission Review Committee:
Richard Adler, Connie Corley, Kathy Black, Connie Goldman, Andrea Gallagher, Rick Moody, Nancy K. Schlossberg
The general schedule:
Sunday, Feb 9: Registration opens. Opening Night Reception & Marc Freedman Keynote Monday Sessions, Feb 10: Innovation in Industry, Academia, Government Tuesday Sessions, Feb 11: Engaging Communities – Community Solutions for Positive Aging Tuesday Evening: Evangelizing Positive Aging Gala Dinner – Ina Jaffe Closing Keynote Wednesday Feb 12: Book signings, light bites, and World Cafe Call to Action