There's Still Time! Submit Your Presentation Proposal for the 2017 Aging in America Conference (AIA17)

We are still accepting proposals to present at the 2017 ASA Aging in America Conference (AiA17!) happening in Chicago, March 20-24, 2017!

Deadline: Proposals will be accepted through July 15, 2016.

You can submit your presentation proposal here (you'll need to log in with your account, or create one—it's totally free!)

Suggestions for a Good Proposal

Here are a few things to consider when putting together your presentation proposal:


Aging in America is a multidisciplinary conference and attendees represent the breadth of the field, including direct service providers and caregivers, healthcare professionals, elder law attorneys, researchers, policy makers and many others. To make your proposal compelling, be sure to make it clear what problems your session helps address, how what will be shared is practical, and what the tangible takeaways will be.


The focus of AiA17 is innovation, including innovative policies, programs, practices, models, businesses, learning and more from across the field of aging. As you get ready to submit your proposal, think about what innovative ideas you can share in the following topic areas:

  • Aging in Community
  • Business & Leadership
  • Caregiving
  • Clinical Care & Transitions
  • Diversity & Cultures of Aging
  • Integrated Care Networks/Business Acumen
  • Lifelong Learning, Wellness & Engagement
  • Mental Health
  • Policy, Advocacy & Ethics
  • Religion, Spirituality & Meaning
  • Technology, Accessibility & Transportation

Get creative

Don't be afraid to get creative and think outside the box. We'll just let these pictures from past AiA conferences speak for themselves...

psst... we are accepting proposals for morning exercise activities during the conference! 

Who Should Submit a Proposal?

Presenters at Aging in America include everyone from professionals who work in the field of aging to practitioners in allied professions such as social work, healthcare, architecture, law, finance and more. Students who are doing research on aging-related topics are also encouraged to present. Practitioners, clinicians, and medical professionals have been a part of the faculty, along with academicians and direct service providers.

As the largest multidisciplinary conference on aging, Aging in America covers a wide range of topic areas, creating a virtually limitless field of opportunity for presenters. ASA welcomes all interested presenters to submit proposals, particularly encouraging those outlining fresh and useful strategies for addressing widespread aging issues. 

Still have questions? Check out How to Submit a Proposal and the Call for Proposals FAQs. If you're still confused, shoot us an email

More Motivation...

These folks presented at AiA16. We hope you'll join them at AiA17!