Aging and Society: Third Interdisciplinary Conference

  • Healthy Aging: Educating Through Media
  • 8–9 November 2013
  • University Center Chicago, Chicago, USA

At A Glance

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

155+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Aging and Society: Third Interdisciplinary Conference.

22

Countries represented.

2013 Special Focus: Healthy Aging: Educating through Media

This year's conference features the special theme: Healthy Aging: Educating through Media. To explore and discuss this theme, The Aging Conference has partnered with Working Films to look at how different forms of media can be used to educate and talk about aging and society. As part of this discussion two documentaries from Working Films’s Series: Reel Aging will be featured. These selections are Prison Terminal directed by Edgar Barens and The Graying of Aids directed by Katja Heinemann and Naomi Schegloff. Additionally a panel discussion on the morning of the 9th will serve as a forum to examine how media is and can be used to educate about aging and health.

Plenary Speakers

The Aging and Society: Third Interdisciplinary Conference featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Edgar Barens

Edgar Barens

Visiting Media Specialist, Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Katja Heinemann

Katja Heinemann

Visual Journalist, Graying of AIDS Co-Director, USA

Molly Murphy

Molly Murphy

Interim Co-Director, Working Films, USA

Naomi Schegloff

Naomi Schegloff

Health Educator/Writer, Graying of AIDS Co-Director, USA

Graduate Scholars

For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2013 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Susan Barrass

Susan Barrass

Ryerson University, Canada

Ashley Binns

Ashley Binns

University of Arkansas, USA

Julie Grochowski

Julie Grochowski

Florida International University, USA

Robert Hagan

Robert Hagan

University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

Crystal Kwan

Crystal Kwan

University of Calgary, Canada

Lisa Marie Le Fevre

Lisa Marie Le Fevre

Columbia University, USA

Avleen Randhawa

Avleen Randhawa

Simon Fraser University, Canada

Laure Sabatier

Laure Sabatier

Queen’s University, Canada