Abstract Submission Information

Age Concern New Zealand (ACNZ) and The New Zealand Association of Gerontology (NZAG) are excited to invite abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations for our “Vision for Ageing in Aotearoa” Conference. This conference is a collaborative conference with Age Concern New Zealand and the New Zealand Association of Gerontology. Our “Vision for Ageing in Aotearoa” conference is designed to be broad and inclusive, reflecting the collaborative focus of the conference.

We welcome submissions from researchers, policymakers, practitioners, service providers and service users. Our goal is to facilitate a cross-sector conversation about how ageing in New Zealand is experienced now, and how it could look into the future.

Wellness Streams

The conference streams are interrelated, and encompass; aspects and determinants of individual physical and social wellbeing; our built environments and how we live in them; developments in the wider world with potential to inform or impact on ageing in New Zealand. Submitters should identify their preferred stream as well as a second stream preference, with the understanding that preferences will be adhered to as far as possible in the context of the overall balance of the conference programme

Our four conference streams are;













People in communities


Paid work




Innovations and Solutions

Oral presentations should comprise either: a paper presentation, symposium or workshop. All abstracts must include a statement about how the topic/project/research can contribute to, influence, disrupt, or transform policy and practice in relation to ageing.

Guidelines for Abstract Submissions

Please submit your abstract via email to abstracts@ageconcern.org.nz

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for Our “Vision for Ageing in Aotearoa” conference. All abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Conference Committee and assigned to the appropriate session for a paper, symposium, workshop or poster presentation.

Important Dates

  • 16 September 2019: Abstract submission opens
  • 31 December 2019: Abstract submission closes
  • 24 January 2020: Authors notified of acceptance via email
  • 21 February 2020: Early Bird Registration closes (6 weeks prior to the Conference)

Any questions can be emailed to abstracts@ageconcern.org.nz