Upcoming Conferences

Conferences are a great way to stay updated on the latest information in the field of gerontology, as well as network with professionals and potential employers. This page provides an overview of some upcoming conferences that may be of interest to gerontology students.


Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference - Saturday, March 14th 2015

"The Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference is the premier dementia conference for people with MCI or early dementia, families, friends and professionals. The conference is a collaboration between the Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter and Mayo Clinic, who work together to create a day designed to inform, equip and support persons with dementia, family caregivers and professionals. Every year national, regional and local presenters come together to ensure an innovative and insightful conference for the 1,300 participants and over 70 sponsors and exhibits."

For more information go to The Alzheimer's Association


Minnesota Gerontological Society 39th Annual Conference - Friday, April 24th 2015

"Designing Our Destiny: Aging Ain't for Sissies. Challenges, Opportunities, and Affordability"

Preliminary Workshop Topics:

Long-term Care / Chronic Care: What Will It Look Like?
Smart Technology: Will It Enhance Life?
Moral Implications of Decision Making
Economics: Retirement Policy, Income Supports, How Do We Save?, Own Your Future Campaign
Housing Options: What Will It Look Like?
Valuing the Social Component of Care
Informal Caregivers and Volunteers
Lessons from the Disability Community
More . . . .

Conference Schedule includes:

Break-out Sessions
Poster Sessions
Award Presentation – Outstanding Gerontologist of the Year
Scholarship Presentations – Students in Gerontology
Networking throughout the day
Reception at end of day

For more information go to Minnesota Gerontological Society




Highlights from The 66th Gerontological Society of America Conference. Held in New Orleans, Louisiana

Gerontology Graduate Students Emmalyne Peterson and April Greene

Graduate Students Emmalyne Peterson and April Greene participated in last years conference.




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