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On Aging Call for Proposals

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Open through August 31, 2021

 

Theme: Advancing Economic Security

 

Submit a Proposal

Submit your proposal to present at On Aging 2022

ASA is pleased to open a Call for Proposals to On Aging 2022, as we look forward to reuniting in person in New Orleans. Join 3,000+ practitioners, researchers, educators and clinicians in aging, along with leaders and experts throughout America to learn and educate others on how to better serve, design for, and create opportunities for the fastest-growing segment of America’s population.

Like last year, we seek proposals that align with and intersect across each of ASA’s five priority areas: Justice & Equity, Ageism & Culture, Health & Well-Being, Economic Security and Innovation & Social Impact. But this year, we are elevating Advancing Economic Security as our conference theme.

Even before the pandemic, the story of economic security for older people was not a straightforward one. While the longevity economy narrative highlights the significant and growing spending power and economic contributions of older cohorts, bankruptcy filings are rising and savings rates are decreasing among many older families, and older people seeking work have a harder time finding jobs compared to younger counterparts. The pandemic has complicated economic security even further, and factors such as climate change, changing family structures and the digital divide add to a mixed picture of financial stability as we age. 

ASA invites you to share your research, programs, advocacy efforts and insights on Advancing Economic Security in aging. Topics could range from the longevity economy, housing, education, training, work and retirement structures, to family and social capital, economic instability and healthcare costs, and more. We especially encourage submissions that consider diversity, equity and inclusion, not only in economic security, but in each of our priority areas. 

 

Submit a Proposal

We are recruiting ASA members to serve as peer reviewers for On Aging 2022 proposals. Click here to learn more and sign up to help shape ASA’s annual conference in New Orleans.

Conference Format

ASA is committed to offering our attendees a safe and beneficial experience at On Aging 2022.  To that end, we are reviewing two options: a fully in-person program and a hybrid in-person/virtual program. We ask all presenters to note their preference. We will keep this site updated. If your presentation is accepted, we will confirm the format of your presentation at that time, so that all presenters have time to make their plans accordingly.

Presenter Registration Fees

$425 by December 3, 2021.  Rates may change after this date.

Conference registration will open October 1, 2021.

Please note that conference attendance is a benefit of ASA Membership. Your ASA Membership must be current as of April 11, 2022, to attend On Aging 2022. 

Important Dates and Deadlines

July 1, 2021: Online portal opens for proposal submissions

August 31, 2021: Online portal closes for proposal submissions (Deadline extended)

October 1, 2021: Conference registration opens

October 15, 2021: Proposal acceptances announced

December 3, 2021: Presenters must be registered

February 1–28, 2022: Presenter webinars will be held throughout this month (all presenters must attend one webinar)

March 15, 2022: Full conference agenda available on our conference app

April 11–14, 2022: On Aging 2022

Instructions for Proposal Submission

ASA members and non-members are invited to submit a proposal. In addition to describing the topic and format of your proposed presentation, you will be asked to choose the ASA priority area to which it best aligns, and thematic tracks for which it should be considered. Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

On Aging sessions are intended to be educational in nature, and the explicit promotion or sale of products or services is not allowed under any circumstances. The appropriate venue for direct promotion of products and services is the Exhibit Hall, which draws large numbers of conference attendees and faculty.

If you are interested in learning more about being an exhibitor or sponsor at the On Aging conference, contact Dee Goldstein at agoldstein@asaging.org

Statement on Diversity

ASA is committed to strengthening the skills of our members and others who work with, and on behalf of, older adults. Diversity, equity and inclusion are hallmarks of ASA’s culture, and the filter used in our work.

By participating as part of ASA’s On Aging Conference program community, all presenters are expected, to the fullest extent possible, to include multicultural and diversity-related content within their presentation(s).  

Examples may include: 

  • Describing differences in service delivery or use in diverse populations;
  • Highlighting needs or preferences among diverse populations;
  • Discussing known or potential access barriers and/or opportunities for improvements for diverse populations;
  • Incorporating culturally appropriate outreach and education strategies;
  • Presenting research findings based on samples drawn from diverse populations and backgrounds;
  • Providing recommendations for needed research, programming, policies or innovative approaches to serve diverse populations more effectively.

 

On Aging 2022 Tracks 

 Click a track, below, to view topics. Or, click here to download a PDF version of the tracks and topics.

  • Apps, Social Media, Online Programs, Software
  • Innovative Devices & Hardware
  • Co-Design
  • Health IT/Telehealth
  • Privacy/Data Sharing
  • Tech Policy & Advocacy Issues
  • Education, Training & Resource-Sharing
  • Access & Connectivity Issues
  • Other Related Topics
  • Age-Friendly/Livable Communities
  • Community Planning & Development
  • Disabilities & Accessibility
  • Emergency/Disaster Preparedness
  • Home- & Community-Based Services
  • Housing
  • Intergenerational Programs
  • Rural Aging
  • Senior Centers
  • Transportation & Mobility
  • Universal Design
  • Other Related Topics
  • Adult Day Services
  • Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias
  • Chronic Care
  • End-of-Life & Palliative Care
  • Family Caregiving
  • Homecare Services/Products
  • Long-Term Care
  • Paid Caregiving Workforce
  • Supported Living
  • Training
  • Other Related Topics
  • Health & Healthcare Economics
  • Economic Development & Planning
  • Business Development
  • Social Security
  • Financial Literacy
  • Workforce Issues in Aging Services, Healthcare, Long-Term Care, etc.
  • Education, Training, Micro-Credentialing
  • Longevity Economy
  • 50+ Marketplace
  • Mentorship
  • Older Adult Workforce
  • Ageism in the Workplace
  • Retirement Planning/Finances
  • Income Security
  • Other Related Topics
  • Conservatorships/Guardianships
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Elder Mistreatment
  • Fraud
  • Domestic Violence
  • Elder Justice
  • Estate Planning/Trusts/Wills
  • Financial Abuse/Fraud/Scams
  • Legal Statutes
  • Aging Prisoners
  • Other Related Topics

 

  • Cultural Literacy
  • Global Aging
  • Indigenous Aging
  • LGBTQ+ Aging
  • Disability Justice
  • Multicultural Aging
  • Policy & Advocacy
  • Targeted Programs
  • Other Related Topics
  • Business Acumen
  • Partnerships & Coalitions
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Operational Innovations
  • Organizational Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives
  • Organizational Culture Shift
  • Social Impact Investing
  • Design Thinking
  • Other Related Topics

 

  • Arts
  • Aging in the Media
  • Brain Fitness/Cognitive Health
  • Creativity & Humanities
  • Civic Engagement
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Longevity
  • Positive Aging
  • Recreation & Leisure
  • Social Connectedness
  • Volunteerism
  • Other Related Topics
  • Behavioral Health Science
  • Careers in Mental Health
  • Clinical Programs/Interventions
  • Interdisciplinary Programs/Interventions
  • Loneliness/Isolation
  • Resilience
  • Happiness
  • Brain Health
  • Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias
  • Substance Use & Abuse
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma/Trauma-informed Practice
  • Veterans
  • Other Related Topics

 

  • Clinical Issues/Programs
  • Fall Prevention
  • Health Promotion
  • Hearing and/or Vision Loss
  • Hospitalization Recovery
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition & Supplements
  • Occupational/Physical/Speech Therapies
  • Oral Health
  • Polypharmacy/Medication Management
  • Readmissions
  • Sexuality & Sexual Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Other Related Topics
  • Advocacy Initiatives
  • Affordable Housing
  • Discrimination/Disparities
  • Healthcare Reform 
  • Health Equity
  • Climate Change
  • Impact of Globalization
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • Older Americans Act
  • Politics of Aging
  • Social Security
  • State Statutes
  • Infrastructure Policy
  • Partisanship
  • Other Related Topics
  • Collaboration with Faith-based Organizations 
  • Death & Dying
  • Faith-based Communities & Programs
  • Older Adult Ministries
  • Policy (Church/State Relations)
  • Spirituality, Faith & Coping
  • Other Related Topics

Session Types

 

Submit a Proposal

Lightning Talks

(New at On Aging 2022)

 

Lightning Talks are 5-minute rapid-fire presentations of your research, intervention, program, or advocacy or policy position. Presenters are permitted to have just 3 slides, and the presentations include only the why, what and so-what of the topic. This format allows up to 8 presenters to share the most exciting and important aspects of their work over the course of an hour, in a fun and engaging way. 

AV included: laptop (does not have internal DVD player), projector, screen, free WiFi and wired microphone for table use. 

Number of presenters: 1 presenter; ASA will group up to 8 presenters together based upon thematic track or topic. Presenters will receive detailed instructions for preparing upon proposal acceptance.

Eligible for Continuing Education programming

Point-Counterpoint Talks

(New at On Aging 2022)

 

Point-counterpoint talks are 60-minute sessions in which expert speakers with different views on a topic or policy position present and debate their point of view, and a moderator. The topic or policy position is clearly articulated by the moderator, who then invites each speaker to present affirmative, negative and/or alternative cases. Time should be allocated for questions from the audience after all sides are presented.

AV included: laptop (does not have internal DVD player), projector, screen, free WiFi and wired microphone for table use. Podium and alternative microphone arrangement for large panels available upon request. 

Number of presenters: 1 moderator; minimum of 2 presenters.

Eligible for Continuing Education programming

90-minute
Symposia

 

90-minute Symposia are intensive panel discussions that focus on broader educational topics, concepts or policies. Presenters come with advanced knowledge of the subject area and contribute different perspectives on big-picture topics such as program trends and innovations, policy and advocacy, changing service models and technologies having an impact on aging services and experiences.

AV included: laptop (does not have internal DVD player), projector, screen, free WiFi and wired microphone for table use. Podium and alternative microphone arrangement for large panels available upon request.

Number of presenters: Minimum of 3 presenters; 4 or more encouraged.

Eligible for Continuing Education programming

60-minute
Workshops 

 

60-minute Workshops are sessions that focus on educational topics or concepts and emphasize innovative models, promising practices, applied research or replicable programs. This format involves a formal presentation and may feature case studies and interactive activities.

AV included: laptop (does not have internal DVD player), projector, screen, free WiFi and wired microphone for table use. Podium available upon request..

Number of presenters: 2 or more presenters are required.

Eligible for Continuing Education programming

Peer Groups

 

Peer Groups are 60-minute informal, facilitated discussions on age-related topics. They allow participants an opportunity to network with peers who either share a community of practice or are brought together by common interests in specific issues.

No AV included.

Number of facilitators: 2 or more facilitators are recommended.

Not eligible for Continuing Education programming

Roundtables

 

Roundtables take place in a large room, and are consultative, 60-minute discussions for small groups (up to 10 people per table) organized by topics. A brief presentation of the core educational content is followed by guided discussions and dedicated time for questions and answers. Handouts are encouraged, as there is no AV included for Roundtables.

No AV included.

Number of presenters: 1 or more presenters are required; ASA may group presenters with similar topics together at a Roundtable.

Not eligible for Continuing Education programming

Poster Sessions

 

Poster Sessions takes place in a large room where presenters stand by their poster, which highlights educational content or a topic related to data, research, evaluation or other themes appropriate for this type of format. There are 2 hours for attendees to circulate and engage with poster presenters about their topic. 

No AV included.

Number of presenters: 1 or more presenters are required.

Eligible for Continuing Education programming

Film/Video Session

 

Film/Video Sessions include the viewing of a film or video* as the main focus of the session, accompanied by an educational component such as a filmmaker-led discussion, expert panel or small group discussion, and Q & A.

AV included: laptop (does not have internal DVD player), projector, screen, free WiFi, and wired microphone for table use. Podium available upon request.

Number of presenters: 1 or more presenters are required.

Not eligible for Continuing Education programming

*Both foreign and American short and feature-length narrative, documentary, experimental and animated films are welcome.

Submit a Proposal

Presenter Agreement

 

  1. Primary Presenter Responsibility
    As the primary presenter, I will personally complete and/or review and approve my proposal(s) and coordinate with co-presenters (if applicable).

  2. Co-Presenter(s) Confirmation
    I will confirm that co-presenter(s) agree to participate before including them in the proposal.

  3. Presenter Registration
    I agree that I and all co-presenters will register by December 3, 2021 to be confirmed as a presenter at On Aging 2022. 

  4. Presenter Membership
    I understand that while ASA membership is not required to submit this proposal,  I and all my co-presenters must have a current ASA membership as of April 11, 2022 in order to present at On Aging 2022.


  5. Financial Disclosures
    I agree that if selected for a presentation, I and all co-presenters will disclose any potential conflicts of interest to the audience, including the following:
    • Shareholder: Vested ownership in or obtain other financial gain from the sale of products or services discussed in your presentation
    • Consultant or Speaker: Any consulting or representational or agency relationship(s) with the manufacturer or provider of commercial product(s) or service(s) discussed in your presentation
    • Educational or Research Grant: As a provider of commercial services or as other commercial supporters your organization has funded research or other work described in your presentation
    • Other Disclosure: Presentation discuss the use of products for off-label purposes or products currently under investigational use

Frequently Asked Questions

July 1, 2021: Online portal opens for proposal submissions

August 15, 2021: Online portal closes for proposal submissions

October 1, 2021: Conference registration opens

October 15, 2021: Proposal acceptances announced

December 3, 2021: Presenters must be registered

February 1-28, 2022: Presenter webinars will be held throughout this month (all presenters must attend one webinar)

March 15, 2022: Full conference agenda available on our conference app

April 11-14, 2022: On Aging 2022

Proposals will be accepted from July 1–August 15, 2021.

On Aging 2021 will be held April 11–14, 2022 in New Orleans, LA. 

There is no fee for submitting a proposal. However, there is a limit of two submissions per primary presenter.

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.

Yes, both ASA members and non-members are invited to submit conference proposals; however, you must be an ASA member to attend the conference. If you are not a member, and your proposal is accepted, you must join ASA when you purchase your conference registration.

ASA membership is not a prerequisite for submitting a proposal. If your proposal is accepted and you aren't currently a member, you must pay for one year of membership when you register for the conference as a presenter.

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 unable to attend and present, a co-presenter may take over organizing the session with the permission of the primary presenter.

Please email facultyinfo@asaging.org immediately about any changes to presenters or presenter roles for your session.

Primary presenters are limited to two submissions.

Presenters must register and pay registration fees by December 3, 2021 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 your requested session format, date, and time. Waitlisted sessions will be added to the program as and when presentation times may become available.

Presenter and attendee conference fees allow ASA to offer the largest multidisciplinary aging conference in the nation. 

Presenter rate (through December 3, 2021): $425

Prices may change after this date.

Conference registration will open on October 1, 2021. 

Please note that conference attendance is a benefit of ASA Membership. Your ASA Membership must be current as of April 11, 2022 to attend On Aging 2022. 

There are many different formats available to presenters at On Aging 2022. Click here to read about them.

This year, you’ll be asked to select 1 ASA Priority Area and up to 2 tracks into which your proposal best fits. 

ASA Priority Areas: Justice & Equity, Ageism & Culture, Health & Well-Being, Economic Security and Innovation & Social Impact

Click here for a list of On Aging 2022 thematic tracks and topics

Given the complexity of conference scheduling, we cannot accommodate specific presentation schedule requests.  

No. You must register for the Conference separately, by December 3, 2021.

To submit a proposal, you will be asked to provide:

  • A title, brief (3-5 sentence) description, full description, 3 to 5 outcomes and/or discussion questions, and learning objectives 
  • The ASA priority area and thematic tracks to which your proposal best fit
  • Demographic groups that your proposal addresses
  • Information about you and all co-presenters
  • Acknowledgment of presenter agreement

You may log into the submission site, review the summary proposal and then print it. Only the primary submitter can view the proposal.

You will receive an email confirmation of your submission within a few moments of its completion online.

No, the draft of your proposal can be edited up until it has been submitted. 

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 December 3, 2021.

Yes. To withdraw a proposal submission, please email us at facultyinfo@asaging.org as soon as possible.

Although the primary presenter typically organizes the session, a co-presenter may become the primary presenter with permission from the person who submitted the proposal. If no one can attend the conference and present the proposal, the primary presenter must withdraw the proposal in writing by emailing facultyinfo@asaging.org.

Please notify us at facultyinfo@asaging.org of your withdrawal and cc your co-presenters.

Notifications for accepted sessions will be e-mailed to all presenters on October 15, 2021, along with a link to register at the presenter rate. To make sure you receive all ASA correspondence, add info@asaging.org and facultyinfo@asaging.org to your email’s "safe senders" list.

Thank you to our Volunteer Peer Reviewers!

Volunteer peer reviewers have already begun their important work. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to review On Aging 2022 proposals and are helping to shape ASA's annual conference.

Contact Us

For any questions and/or comments, please email info@asaging.org.