Our 184-page Conference Final Program is now available in a PDF format (12MB). Registered attendees will also receive a printed copy of the Final Program at registration check-in.
Review the 2017 ASA Sponsorship Prospectus to find out how your organization can get more involved with the Aging in America Conference and other ASA resources and programs. You can also print the prospectus, or download as a PDF.
Review the 2017 ASA Exhibitor Prospectus to learn more about exhibiting at the Aging in America Conference. You can also print the prospectus or download as a PDF.
If you have questions about the call for proposals that are not addressed below, please contact us.
When can I submit my presentation proposal for the 2018 Aging in America Conference?
The call for proposals is open from May 1 through June 30, 2017. Please craft your proposal carefully and plan to submit it early as space for presentations is limited.
Check back May 1st for proposal submission link!
When and where is ASA's 2018 Aging in America Conference?
What is the submission fee?
There is no fee for submitting a proposal. However, there is a limit of two submissions per presenter.
I am having trouble signing in—why doesn’t my password work?
If you have an account with ASA but don’t have your login information or have forgotten your password, click the “Forgot your Password” link below the Username/Password boxes on the log-in screen.
Can I be a primary presenter or co-presenter on a proposal if I am not a member of ASA?
ASA membership is not a prerequisite for submitting a proposal. If your proposal is accepted and you aren't currently a member, you will receive one year of membership when you register for the conference as a presenter.
What is the difference between the primary presenter and the co-presenters on a proposal?
ASA assumes that the primary presenter is the “author” who will organize the session if the proposal is accepted. The primary presenter is responsible for ensuring that all co-presenters register for the conference on time at the posted presenter rates. If the proposal is accepted and the primary presenter is not able to attend and present, a co-presenter may take over organizing the session with the permission of the primary presenter.
Please email email@example.com immediately about any changes to presenters or presenter roles for your session.
Presenters must register and pay registration fees by November 30, 2017 in order to confirm their session(s). All sessions must meet presenter requirements or they will be placed on the session waitlist. Please note: Once on the waitlist there is no guarantee of receiving requested session format, date, and time – this is subject to session slot availability.
Presenter and attendee conference fees allow ASA to offer the largest multi-disciplinary aging conference in the nation. Offering four days of programming with a multitude of session formats and networking opportunities, professionals in aging and related disciplines, come together annually for the purpose of improving the lives of older adults.
2018 AiA Presenter Registration Fees -
Please note: 2018 registration fees are not final until October 1. We will make every effort to communicate fee changes, if any, as soon as possible.
Full conference registration only
(no single day fees)
|Professional ASA Member||$455||$510||$575|
|Retired ASA Member 65+||$300||$340||$380|
|Student ASA Member (full-time)||$215||$245||$275|
|Retired Non-member 65+||$430||$485||$545|
|Student Non-member (full-time)||$310||$350||$395|
90-minute Symposium - A 90-minute Symposium is an intensive panel discussion that focuses on broader educational topics, concepts or policies. Presenters come with advanced knowledge of the subject area and contribute different perspectives on such big-picture topics as program trends and innovations, policy and advocacy, changing service models, and technologies having an impact on aging services and experiences.
60-minute Workshop - A 60-minute Workshop is a session that focuses on a single educational topic or concept and emphasizes innovative models, promising practices, applied research, or replicable programs. This format involves a formal presentation and may feature case studies and interactive activities.
Peer Group - A Peer Group is a 60-minute informal, facilitated discussion. It allows participants an opportunity to network with peers who either share a community of practice, or are brought together by mutual interest in a specific issue or topic area.
Roundtable - A Roundtable session is a consultative, 60-minute discussion for small groups (up to 10 people), organized by a specific topic. A brief presentation of the core educational content is followed by guided discussion and dedicated time for questions and answers. The small group nature of this format allows for a more intimate, one-on-one interaction between attendees and presenters.
Poster - A Poster Session is a 90-minute presentation of a poster highlighting educational content or topic related to data, research, evaluation or other topics appropriate for this type of format. A dedicated 90-minute period for poster presentations encourages attendees to give their attention to the presentations in their area of interest. The informal structure of poster sessions allows presenters to interact one-on-one with attendees or to address small groups.
Morning Exercise - Morning Exercise is a 60-minute group activity directed by a qualified practitioner, designed to physically and mentally energize conference participants. Taking place each morning before the start of conference sessions, exercises can include tai chi, aerobics, stretching, yoga and other low-impact exercises, the techniques of which can be adapted for use with older adults.
You will be asked to select a specific topic category for your proposal, your topic may cross categories so please choose the category that is the best match.
Includes such topics as:
|Aging in Community||Adult Day Services, Age-Friendly/Livable Communities, Civic Engagement, Community Planning & Development, Emergency Preparedness, Fall Prevention, Financial Literacy, Home & Community-Based Services, Housing, Intergenerational Programs, Mobility, Rural Aging, Senior Centers, Supported Living, Veterans, Other Related Topics|
|Business & Leadership||50+ Marketplace, Business Best Practices (non-profit/for-profit), Business Development, Careers in Aging, Effective Communication, Leadership Development, Marketing/Communications, Mentorship, Older Adult Workforce, Retirement Planning/Finances, Staff Development, Skills Development (Budgeting, Grant Writing), Team Building, Other Related Topics|
|Caregiving||Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, Chronic Care, End of Life and Palliative Care, Family Caregiving, Homecare Services/Products, Long-Term Care, Training, Other Related Topics|
|Health, Wellness & Care Transitions||Chronic Disease Prevention/Management, Clinical Issues/Programs, Health Promotion, Hearing and/or Vision Loss, Hospitalization & Recovery, Polypharmacy/Medication Management, Nursing, Nutrition & Supplements, Occupational/Physical/Speech Therapies, Oral Health, Readmissions, Sexuality & Sexual Health, Social Determinants of Health, Other Related Topics|
|Diversity & Cultures of Aging||Cultural Literacy, Disabilities, Discrimination/Disparities, Diversity & Inclusion, Diversity in the Aging Workforce, Global Aging, Indigenous Aging; LGBTQ Aging in Community & Residential Care; LGBTQ Specific Services and Supports, Multi-Cultural Aging, Policy and Advocacy, Targeted Programs, Other Related Topics|
|Integrated Care Networks/Business Acumen||Contracting, Service Delivery, Developing Network Partners, Evidence-Based Outcomes and Results, Market Analysis, Medical and Social Transitional Care, Organizational Culture Shift, Prevention of Readmissions, Rate Determination, Other Related Topics|
|Lifelong Learning & Engagement||Arts, Brain Fitness/Cognitive Health, Creativity and Humanities, Health Promotion, Lifelong Learning, Longevity, Positive Aging, Recreation and Leisure, Social Connectedness, Volunteerism, Other Related Topics|
|Mental Health||Behavioral Health Science, Careers in Mental Health, Clinical Programs/Interventions, Interdisciplinary Programs/Interventions, Loneliness/Isolation, Substance Use and Abuse, Suicidality, Trauma/Trauma-Informed Practice, Other Related Topics|
|Policy, Advocacy & Ethics||Advocacy Initiatives, Ageism, Aging Prisoners, Affordable Housing, Discrimination/Disparities, Domestic Violence, Economic Security, Elder Abuse, Fraud and Neglect, Elder Justice, Impacts of Globalization, Healthcare Reform, Legal Remedies, Medicare/Medicaid, Older Americans Act, Politics of Aging, Social Security, State Statutes, Other Related Topics|
|Religion, Spirituality & Meaning||Collaboration with Faith-Based Organizations, Death and Dying, Faith-Based Communities & Programs, Older Adult Ministries, Policy (Church/State Relations), Spirituality, Faith and Coping, Other Related Topics|
|Technology, Accessibility & Transportation||Assistive Devices, Aging with Technology, Disabilities & Accessibility, Health IT, Innovative Models, Social Media Use, Transportation & Mobility, Universal Design, Other Related Topics|
Can I request a presentation date/time?
Yes, you may request a presentation date/time by emailing Anna Kuvshinova at firstname.lastname@example.org. Given the complexity of conference scheduling, we cannot promise that every specific presentation schedule request can be met but we will certainly make every effort to accommodate the requests we receive. Your requests for a specific date and time should be made in mid-September when conference scheduling is underway.
Am I automatically registered for Aging in America by submitting a proposal?
No. You must register for the Conference separately, and your session is confirmed only after the required number of presenters are registered. (See “What kind of session formats are offered” above.)
What will I be asked during the proposal process?
These are the fields you will need to complete when submitting a proposal online.*
Review your Summary Page.
How can I get a copy of the session proposals that I submitted?
You may log into the submission site, choose to edit the proposal you want, follow the red link to the Summary Page and then print it.
You will receive an email confirmation of your submission within a few moments of its completion online, and all of the co-presenters you entered will receive similar emails.
To check on your submission status log into the proposal submission site, click on the link for the correct type of presentation, and look at the “Current Submissions” list at the bottom of the screen. Your submission(s) should be shown there with a status of “Draft” (in progress but not yet submitted) or “Submitted.”
Your proposal can be edited up until the June 30 submission deadline, but not after the deadline.
To edit your proposal, log into the proposal submission site and click the type of proposal you submitted. On the next screen choose to “Edit” any of the proposals listed under “Current Submissions.” Please note: you MUST resubmit your proposal after making edits in order for the revised version to be considered during the review process.
I am a co-presenter on a session, what do I need to do?
Log into your profile that you received in the email confirmation and review and update all your information. All presenters including co-presenters are required to register for the full conference by November 30, 2017.
|May 1, 2017||Online Call for Proposals opens|
|June 30, 2017||Deadline to submit a proposal to present|
|October 2, 2017||Registration opens|
|October 2, 2017||Notifications sent to accepted presenters|
|October 31, 2017||Deadline to receive early rate|
|November 30, 2017||Presenter confirmation deadline|
|January 31, 2018||Regular rate registration deadline|
|February 10, 2018||Deadline to place advertisement in conference program|
|February 19, 2018||Deadline to reserve hotel room at the special ASA group rate|
|March 26, 2018||Regular registration deadline|
|March 20–24, 2017||ASA Aging in America Conference|
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