Aging & Society Research Network


Founded in 2011, Aging & Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference provides an international forum for the discussion of: processes of aging, accompanying individual, family, community, national, and international impacts, and social and cultural ramifications or aging on societies.

Aging & Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinarity, Inclusiveness, and Interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to engage, to discuss key issues in the field, and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.


The Aging & Society Research Network enables members to publish through two media. First, network members can enter a world of journal publication unlike the traditional academic publishing forums—a result of the responsive, non- hierarchical, and constructive nature of the peer review process. The International Journal of Aging and Society provides a framework for double-blind peer review, enabling authors to publish into an academic journal of the highest standard. The second publication medium is through the Aging & Society Book Imprint, which publishes cutting edge books in print and electronic formats. Publication proposal and manuscript submissions are welcome.


The Aging & Society Research Network offers several opportunities for ongoing communication among its members. Any member may upload video presentations based on scholarly work to the network YouTube channel. Quarterly email newsletters contain updates on conference and publishing activities as well as broader news of interest. Members may also join the conversations on Facebook and Twitter or explore our new social media platform, Scholar.

Past Conferences and Speaker Highlights

Past Conferences
  • 2011 - University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • 2012 - UBC-Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2013 - University Center, Chicago, USA
  • 2014 - Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester, UK
  • 2015 - Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., USA
  • 2016 - Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden
Past Plenary Speakers

Aging & Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference has a rich history of featuring leading and emerging voices from the field, including:

  • James Nazroo, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK (2014)
  • John L. Graham, University of California, Irvine, USA (2011)
  • Katja Heinemann, The Greying of AIDS, New York City, USA (2013)
  • Sharon Wray, University of Huddersfield, UK (2012)
  • Teresa Liu-Ambrose, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (2012)

Past Partners

Over the years Aging & Society Research Network has had the pleasure of working with the following organizations: