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On Aging

On Aging

The Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging
April 6-15, 2021 | A Virtual Event


Cost: $290 for ASA members

Not a member of ASA? Join and register simultaneously for $540 

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We invite you to the largest multidisciplinary conference on aging in the United States.

Two weeks of thoughtful, dynamic content you have come to rely upon from ASA, along with fun and important opportunities to network, all from the comfort and safety of your home or office!

ASA’s annual conference has always been an opportunity to connect and share ideas and resources. That is truer this year than ever before. 

9 Plenary Sessions featuring:

Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen

Co-founder of HFC, actor, writer, producer, director

Lauren Miller Rogen

Lauren Miller Rogen

Co-Founder of HFC, screenwriter, director, producer

Ken Dychtwald

Ken Dychtwald

Founder & CEO of AgeWave, gerontologist, author, educator

Ai-jen Poo

Ai-jen Poo

Director of Caring Across Generations

Fernando Torres-Gil

Fernando Torres-Gil

Director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the UCLA

Kathy Greenlee

Kathy Greenlee

Former Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


And more!

Explore the On Aging 2021 Digital Brochure

On Aging 2021 Brochure

150+ Sessions in 5 Tracks:

Equity and Justice

Equity & Justice

Innovation & Social Impact

Health & Well-being

Health and Well-being

Innovation & Social Impact

Economic Security

Economic Security

Ageism & Culture

Ageism & Culture

And a special focus on COVID-19

2 Days of Constituent Group workshops covering topics such as:

Mental Health

LGBTQ+ Issues

Healthcare & Aging

Diversity & Equity

And more!

Networking opportunities and other fun programs:

Networking Opportunities

Fitness Sessions

Cooking Demonstrations

Special Events from the City of San Diego



We Miss You, San Diego! A Fundraiser for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank

Monday, April 12 at 3:15 pm PT-4:15 PT
Cost: $10 (Benefiting the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank)

Cancelling the live conference and switching our program to the virtual realm was not an easy decision, as we understand the impact the loss of business has on employees who work in tourism and hospitality. As of September 2020, 50,000 hospitality sector workers in San Diego were either furloughed or had lost their jobs.

Join us on Monday, April 12, for a fun night celebrating San Diego. We’ll have virtual visits from fun sites throughout San Diego! We hope your partners, spouses and families can join you for this exciting night. We’ll raffle off free trips and visits to this amazing city. Tickets are just $10, and all proceeds will go toward the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank that is serving furloughed hospitality workers.

Sign up to attend when you register for On Aging 2021 or click here to add it to an existing registration.

*Note that tickets are not included in your On Aging 2021 registration, as this is a fundraiser for the food pantry. 





Poster Sessions

Opportunity to earn

CE Credits


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Cost: $290 for ASA members

Not a member of ASA? Join and register simultaneously for $540 


Please note: If you registered for ASA's 2020 Aging in America Conference, you will automatically receive a 25% discount on your On Aging 2021 registration at checkout.

Frequently Asked Questions

ASA will offer a full slate of sessions to give attendees a range of experiences, including small group discussions, highlighted sessions and plenary events. Participants will be able to attend fun networking programs and partake in conference experiences that encourage everyone to think differently, brainstorm together and create new opportunities in aging. We will use a virtual conference platform to support these efforts.

Complete information on how to participate in the virtual conference will be sent to each registrant, and made available on our website a few weeks prior to the conference.

Written requests for refunds must be sent to the ASA Customer Service Department via email to For cancellation requests received:

  • Before December 31, 2020: You will receive a 75% refund of your conference registration fee.
  • January 1, 2021–February 28, 2021: You will receive a 50% refund of your conference registration fee.
  • After March 1, 2021: No refunds will be issued for any reason.
  • The conference registration fee is non-refundable in the event of cancellation of the meeting due to circumstances beyond the control of ASA.
  • Payments for optional events are non-refundable.

(In lieu of a refund, substitutions are allowed for a $50 processing fee.)

The Call for Proposals to On Aging 2021 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted! Notifications of acceptance have been sent out.

We encourage students who are ASA members to apply to volunteer at On Aging 2021. As a thank you for moderating workshops for one day, ASA offers complimentary registration to attend On Aging 2021. Apply here by March 10.

Unfortunately, our early bird discounted rate is no longer available. However, we offer free registration for volunteering with us. Click here to apply to volunteer.

Conference sponsors encourage expanded coverage of issues in aging. Working members of the press such as reporters, editors, publishers, electronic media producers, columnists, bloggers and others who reach general or specialized audiences on a regular basis with news or analysis may request a media access pass by emailing

Please read the following information carefully to ensure that you submit 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 sending links to published articles. Freelancers also may be asked to provide at least two links to published pieces issued in the previous year.

Or freelancers may provide an assignment letter or email from a media organization with the editor/producer’s contact information (telephone and email 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 daily or weekly basis.


  • Provide a letter (on letterhead) from a publisher, editor or executive-level producer indicating that you are covering ASA’s On Aging 2021 conference for the outlet.
  • Email assignments will be considered if they include the assigning editor/producer’s email address 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.

ASA does not pay speaker fees for our On Aging 2021 conference. We are extremely grateful that all of our speakers donate their time to help us create a dynamic and exciting agenda for our attendees.

This year has seen unprecedented unemployment in all sectors, and ASA recognizes that. In fact, we lowered the cost of the conference this year by approximately $100 over past years, to keep costs as low as possible because so many people are facing unforeseen financial hardships. Unfortunately, we cannot offer further discounts.

Additionally, we offer volunteer opportunities. Volunteers for the conference receive free attendance, but membership is required.

The cost of membership is separate from the cost of conference attendance, though they can be purchased together. There are many benefits of membership, including year-round programming and networking opportunities. And this year we created a networking program specifically for unemployed and underemployed members as part of ASA’s Collaboratives Communities.

Paying for ASA membership all at once, especially for someone who is unemployed or underemployed can be really difficult. We offer all members the ability to pay for their membership on a monthly basis. This can be done online at the time of purchase. For assistance, email To access the monthly payment option, you must purchase the membership first and separate from your conference registration.

Thank you the On Aging 2021 
Sponsors & Partners