Call for Proposals to Present at the 2020 Aging in America Conference

ASA’s 2020 Aging in America Conference
Call for Proposals is now closed.

Thank you to all who submitted a proposal to present at the 2020 Aging in America Conference, taking place March 24-27 in Atlanta. You will be notified about your submission status in October. 

We are still accepting Poster Session submissions. To submit a proposal to present a poster, log in and click on the "Calls" button (highlighted in yellow in the image below). If you have not interacted with ASA in the past, you will need to create an account.

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Atlanta provides an important backdrop for this year’s conference. It puts our work into historical context, highlighting how far we have come as a nation and a field, and where we still need to go in order to better serve the needs of older adults in the U.S. and beyond. In 2020, we will focus attention on changing demographics as we all participate in Census 2020. Additionally, 2020 is a major election year and offers the opportunity to elevate policies, legislation, platforms and agendas on a higher dais.

The theme for the 2020 conference is Aging 2020: Examining the Needs of Today’s Diverse Older Adults.

The conference will focus on issues impacting our increasingly diverse and multicultural older adult population. We will examine the social constructs of ageism, racism, sexism and heterosexism, and we will also highlight aspects of aging that have seen great improvement through the lenses of positive and creative aging. As always, we welcome proposals that elevate multiple issues across the field of aging and related disciplines, particularly those that offer innovative policies, groundbreaking programs, pioneering practices, proven business models, and global learning.

Why present?

Presenting at Aging in America provides you with an unparalleled opportunity to share new ideas or highlight noteworthy projects, research and practices with other professionals in the field of aging. It also earns you recognition as an expert in the field at the conference and beyond.

Who presents at Aging in America?

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 students and professionals to submit proposals, particularly encouraging those outlining fresh and useful strategies for addressing widespread aging issues. 

You will be asked to choose from the following tracks when submitting your proposal:

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

Visit the How to Submit a Proposal or FAQs page to learn about submitting a proposal and to see a list of topics that fall under each of these tracks.