Sixth Annual International Conference on Positive Aging Submission Form

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1. Sixth Annual International Conference on Positive Aging
Life ReImagined: International Perspectives
February 10-12, 2013

The Sixth Annual International Conference on Positive Aging is a highly interactive gathering of diverse leaders who are shaping a dynamic future for older adults throughout the world. This conference is hosted by the Institute for Social Innovation at Fielding Graduate University.

The submissions committee invites offerings associated with aging and ageism, caregiving, civic engagement, community, creativity, dialogue, diversity, entrepreneurship, generativity, global & transcultural contexts, housing, intergenerational issues, lifelong learning, life transitions, public policy, services, spirituality, sustainability, wellness, workplace issues, and work in the second half of life. This conference also offers an "Active Arts" 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.

This conference welcome contributions that are innovative, experiential, and involve active engagement in supporting greater understanding of what it means to age well.

The committee encourages submissions that relate to the conference title about designing practice and advancing knowledge, and also experiment with ways of presenting that are collaborative, innovative, and exciting to new and diverse audiences.

The submissions 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) explore creative methods of presentation (such as World Café, Future search, dialogue), 4) advance knowledge in a particular aspect of positive aging, or 5) connect to designing new practices.

All sessions will be 90 minutes long.

Presentation submissions must include answers to the following questions.
1. Title of submission in bold and underlined.
2. Designation for which theme or themes this submission should be considered. Also, please note if this is a submission for the studio.
3. Names, affiliations, contact information and one paragraph bio for all presenters with a designated contact person.
4. No more than 500 word description of presentation, which includes intended format, such as paper presentation, panel, dialogue, and/or experiential activities.
5. The learning outcomes expected from your presentation.
6. The intended audience for your presentation; and
7. One paragraph outlining next steps for this work, which will be given at the end of your presentation.

Questions should be emailed to: positiveagingconference@fielding.edu




Please check yes that you have read these guidelines.
2. Title of Submission
3. Designation for which themes or themes this submission should be considered. Also, please note if this is a submission in "Active Arts."
4. Names, affiliations, contact information and one paragraph bio for all presenters with a designated contact person
5. No more than 500 word description of presentation, which includes intended format, such as paper presentation, panel, dialogue, and/or experential activities.
6. The learning outcomes expected from your presentation.
7. The intended audience for your presentation.
8. One paragraph outlining next steps for this work, which will be given at the end of your presentation
9. Any additional information for the selection committee
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