A Message from the TrentAging2019 Co-organizers

The second joint NANAS/ENAS conference is fast approaching! “Take Back Aging: Power, Critique, Imagination” (May 28-31) will feature 192 conference paper presentations and 48 panels, with participants from many countries.  

The Trent Centre for Aging and Society is excited to be co-hosting this conference at the riverside campus of Trent University in the Kawartha Lakes district of Ontario. Sessions will be held at the new university student centre, on the Otonabee River.

Plenaries and Gala Dinner 

Plenary speakers include Dr. Martha Holstein, Dr. Josephine Dolan, Dr. Stephen Katz, and Dr. Kathleen Woodward. 

Plenary Events include a film screening of CrackedA New Light on Dementia based on research conducted by Drs. Pia Kontos, Sherry L. Dupuis, Gail J. Mitchell, and Christine Jonas-Simpson. The researchers developed the original play collaboratively with director/playwright Julia Gray, professional actors, people living with dementia, and their families. As well, Dr. May Chazan, Canada Research Chair in Gender and Feminist Studies at Trent University will present an Aging Activisms Plenary and Media Café called Storying Activisms: Re-imagining Cultural Imaginaries of Aging.

A Gala dinner is included and will be preceded by a keynote by Dr. Stephen Katz. The NANAS Emerging Scholar Conference Paper Prize and the ENAS award for the best MA and PhD theses will be presented.


Registration is closing soon, on 1 April. Please follow this link to register: https://www.trentaging2019.com/registration-information

Student / recent postgrad Presenters – prize deadline approaching!

A special note for our student / recent postgrad (24 months) presenters — please enter your paper for our NANAS Emerging Scholar Conference Paper Prize, for a chance to win a free one-year membership in NANAS and a $100 USD prize. Papers should be submitted by 15 April to aging@trentu.ca, with the subject line “NANAS Emerging Scholar Award.” For all the details: https://www.trentaging2019.com/news

Membership Meetings

The NANAS General Membership meeting at the conference is scheduled for
12 – 1 p.m., Thursday 30 May. New members welcome.

The ENAS General Membership meeting at the conference is scheduled for
12 – 1 p.m., Wednesday 29 May. New members welcome.

We look forward to welcoming you to Trent University in May!

The conference co-chairs
Dr. Suzanne Bailey, Chair NANAS (Trent University)
Dr. Sally Chivers, Director, Trent Centre for Aging and Society (Trent University)
Dr. Ulla Kriebernegg, Chair ENAS (University of Graz, Austria)
Dr. Mark Skinner, Canada Research Chair in Rural Aging and Acting Dean of Social Sciences (Trent University)

The committee gratefully welcomes donations honouring Dr. Stephen Katz’s distinguished career. Donations may be made to the Stephen Katz Distinguished Visiting Speaker fund at: https://mycommunity.trentu.ca/stephen-katz-donation

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