2021 Conference - Digital with Hubs
AAG Conference - Digital blended with Hubs
The 54th AAG Conference Digital was a great success, with very positive feedback from many delegates who appreciated the leap in technology from the previous year and the exciting program that included a strong innovation, creativity and narrative focus.
Regrettably, we had to cancel the face to face 2021 AAG Conference on the Gold Coast due to the pandemic. This was disappointing, but not surprising, for most of you - the pandemic has been fast-changing and, with state lockdowns, border closures, quarantine requirements and the relatively slow start to immunisation, we have had to face the fact that there is no option for even a scaled back Conference. Even so, it has been a very tough decision for us to make.
So in in addition to the digital component, in 2021 we offered a blended Program for some, with face-to-face ‘Hubs’ held in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney on the Friday. Despite not being on the Gold Coast, the opportunity to get together in-person for a one-day Hub “was pretty darn good”. Prof Maria Inacio (SA hub) commented “that it was great to hear live talks, ask questions and see the rooms reactions”. Thank you to our Division Chairs and Co-chairs leading the day; Ilsa Hampton & Anita Goh (Vic), Keryn Curtis & Joyce Siette (NSW), and Lui Di Venuto and Edo Rosso (SA).
The Friday Hubs started with a simultaneous “provocative starter” with four speakers, sharing their views on ageing and opportunities, through brief videos. Then each Hub broke into groups to discuss and debate what they had just seen, framed by some thoughtful questions. The above word cloud was a representation on the question, In one word, what is needed to transform ageing?
Thank you to the Queensland Conference Planning Committee Chair, Dr Katrina Radford, and Scientific Co-chairs, Prof Evonne Miller and Dr Andrea Petriwskyj, and the rest of the committee for your expertise, creativity and flexibility in developing the program and moving to a largely digital format.
Don’t forget, all registrants can view the selected sessions again via the conference platform. And if you didn’t originally register, you can still register to view (one of the big benefits of digital). Contact Michael Tan for more information.
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Pictured: top - digital stage, word art, bottom - SA, NSW and Vic Hubs (click on image for larger version)
Click here to watch the 'highlights' to view the 2021 Program, the conference proceedings
2021 AAG Conference
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2021 AAG Conference - Digital pass holders can access all the Conference Sessions
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This session was recorded at the Conference and will be available to the by Radio National Big Ideas after it airs from late January 2022
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