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Registration for ASA’s 2019 Aging in America Conference Is Now Open!

Join American Society on Aging in New Orleans next April to learn best practices and gain insights from leaders in the field about the current state of aging in America. AiA19 is the place to be for knowledge, inspiration and networking with others who are dedicated to improving the lives of older adults.

The 2019 conference will have a strong focus on critical and emergent topics facing the field of aging, as well as cutting-edge and responsive programmatic, research, policy and advocacy efforts. Interest areas include: emergency/disaster readiness, housing and transportation access, caregiving, substance use/opioid crisis, multiple aspects of dementia, technology and aging, intergenerational models, population health, shifting policy and legislative issues affecting older adults, and much more. Join us to learn about innovative policies, programs, practices, models, businesses and learning that you can use in your work with older adults. 

Planning for AiA19

All conference activities will take place at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Plan your stay. Additionally, ASA has planned several optional excursions to help you enhance your experience in the captivating and diverse city of New Orleans. Click here to learn more about these excursions.

Request a printed copy of the Conference Announcement, your comprehensive guide to what you can expect at the conference. The printed copy will be available in early January and the digital version of it will be available in early November.  

Save up to 50% on your conference registration (or attend for FREE if you're a full-time student) by volunteering for one day during the conference. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

Find out how your organization can be involved with AiA19 and collaborate with ASA through sponsorship, exhibit and advertising opportunitiesYou’ll be in good company! Click here to see a list of exhibitors so far.

 

AiA19 Sponsors

Thank you to the 2019 Aging in America Conference sponsors and funders for their generous support of ASA and our members and their commitment to improving the quality of life of older adults.

 

Press Coverage for #AiA19

Conference sponsors encourage expanded coverage of issues in aging. Working members of the press such as reporters, editors, publishers, electronic media producers, journalists/authors, columnists/bloggers and other editorial communicators who reach general or specialized audiences on a regular basis with news reports or fact-based analysis may request a media access pass.

Please read the following information carefully to be sure that you submit your credential requirements accurately. This will assist us in processing your registration request in a timely manner.

Those requesting a media pass may be asked to confirm their status with information as listed on the outlet’s masthead or by presentation of a published article or electronic piece. Freelancers may also be asked to provide at least two published or electronically released pieces issued in the previous year. Or they may provide an assignment letter or e-mail from a media organization with the editor/producer’s contact information (telephone and e-mail address) for verification.

News and information outlets must contain original news content above and beyond links, forums, troubleshooting tips and reader/viewer contributions. Applicants for a press registration must provide:
--An editorial title that is verifiable or proof of an editorial assignment to cover the conference;

--A hard copy or link to a recent bylined article or audio/video story credited to you.

Online media must meet the following criteria:
--A website must post or update original aging-related news at least once a month.

--Website or e-news content must extend beyond links, forums, personal diaries, opinion, personal analysis or information about the publishing organization’s activities and programs.

--A blog must reflect current aging-related news that is posted on a consistent daily or weekly basis.

Freelancers:
--Provide a letter (on letterhead) from a publisher, editor or executive-level producer indicating that you are covering the ASA Aging in America conference for the outlet.

--E-mail assignments will be considered if they include the assigning editor/producer’s e-mail and a link to the media outlet’s website.

--Freelancers without advance assignments will be considered on an individual basis but should provide evidence of journalistic work previously produced or published in a subject area related to concerns in aging.

Please note: Conference presenters, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals, and academic or other non-journalistic book authors are not eligible for media badges, even if associated with a news organization.

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