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The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners, is proud to announce The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology 2017 (AGen2017).
This international and interdisciplinary conference will act as a centre for academics, practitioners and professionals to discuss new research in the aging and gerontology. AGen2017 will create opportunities for the internationalisation of higher education and sharing of expertise. We invite professionals from all corners of the world to develop policies, exchange ideas, and promote new partnerships with organisations and peers.
The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology 2017 (AGen2017) will be held alongside The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences (ACSS2017) and The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment. Registration for one of these conferences will allow participants to attend sessions in the others.
Barcelona is one of the most exciting cosmopolitan hubs in the Mediterranean and indeed in Europe. Well known for its architecture, from the Roman to the Contemporary, as well as its food and culture, Barcelona has a long history in hosting major international conferences in all areas of study and work. Barcelona is the place to be for Global Studies. In recent decades it has become a multicultural, multilingual city and is a major attraction for tourists and business people. It is here that one can discuss “the global” with ease in a city which has, over the centuries, established trade routes with the Far East and around the Mediterranean as well as with Europe and Latin America. Its inhabitants are of diverse origins, making the city an ideal location for discussions of both the local and the global in a space which is unique and which has fostered the humanities and sciences in its historical development as a global hub.
The IAFOR International Conference on Global Studies 2017 will again be held alongside The IAFOR International Conference on the City 2017. Registration for either of these conferences will allow participants to attend sessions in the other.
History has long shown an ambivalence towards the city. On the one hand, it has been the metropolis, a necessary, vital site of commerce and culture. On the other it has been considered the fallen place, at once dangerous and shadowed in crime.
This ambivalence holds across continents, from the Americas to Asia, from Europe to Australasia. How, in an age of transnationalism and global media, should we regard these cities?
What are our prevailing images of the city as past and present, magnet and threat? Do cities retain their lustre as citadels of enlightenment and art or are they urban dinosaurs wracked by over-crowdedness and pollution?
The forthcoming IAFOR conference on the City is an exciting addition to our global conference calendar. It will place the international, intercultural and interdisciplinary tenets of IAFOR at the very heart of multiple academic approaches to the city, from the development of the classic city states east and west, to the emergence of the vast organisms that are our modern cities.
Different cities have very different personalities, influenced, for example, by history, government, climate, and geographical location – from uptight financial powerhouses to relaxed tourist resorts, they are governed in different ways, and compete against each other for attention and resources, sometimes domestically, but also with other foreign rivals. This conference encourages interdisciplinary and comparative reflections from the world’s cities, from small cathedral city to sprawling metropolis.
The city has always been a centre of creativity and imagination. The many cultures that are formed within the city have become definitive of the development of human civilisation in different eras. From the cities that were the product of the ancient river civilisations on the Nile and the Tigris Euphrates or the Ganges and the Yellow River, to the classical and medieval city states, to the modern cities of the industrial revolution, the city provides an exciting object of study. The conference is set up to encourage the exploration of the city in all its variations and to provide a further context for reflections on globalisation as the wave of today and tomorrow.
This conference will be held in parallel to The IAFOR International Conference on Global Studies 2017, and will provide a counter to the localised perspectives that can easily obscure the simple fact that many of the world’s major cities have now become, more than ever, global portals and places of international exchange. Registration for either of these conferences will allow participants to attend sessions in the other.
We invite academics from around the world to join us in the fascinating historical, cultural, and artistic centre of Barcelona, to exchange ideas and participate in the continuing story of this city.
On behalf of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics – European Region we welcome you to Gothenburg and the 9th IAGG-ER congress to present and share findings, ideas and innovations on multidisciplinary perspectives of ageing and the life-course.
The congress theme is ‘Towards Capability in Ageing – from cell to society‘. The theme emphasizes our ability to perform actions in order to reach valued goals within the macro, meso, and micro contexts.
The congress is the natural meeting place for researchers and professionals engaged in various scientific enquires and aging matters; whether in biological science, medical and health sciences, social sciences, in humanities or aging services. The main track of the congress includes sessions on multidisciplinary aspects of aging in which we can meet and learn from each other.
The congress venue will be at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre (Svenska Mässan), located in the city center of Gothenburg.
The congress is arranged in collaboration with the local Centre for Ageing and Health (AgeCap) at the University of Gothenburg, the two Swedish national associaions; Swedish Gerontological Society (SGS), Geriatric Medicine in Sweden (SGF), both also members of the Nordic Gerontological Federation (NGF).
We look forward to meeting you in Gothenburg May 23-25, 2019