Age & Opportunity and the Bealtaine festival announce ‘Creating A New Old’, a global conference on arts, culture and creative ageing taking place in Dublin, Ireland from 8 to 10 May 2012. This conference brings together experts from a wide variety of fields to forge international networks of best practice.
The conference’s key themes are:
· The potential for creative activity to maximise the ability of all individuals to maintain dignity and independent living throughout older age
· How to harness the creative powers of older people to make a positive contribution to society
The conference will bring together specialists in health, culture, arts, science, education, gerontology, social policy and tourism. ‘Creating a New Old’ will showcase international best practice, innovation and opportunities relating to ageing from the arts and culture sectors.
Key international speakers will include: Liz Lerman, Susan Perlstein, Francois Matarasso and Susan Langford.
‘Creating a New Old’ has the support of the Grundtvig programme (Visits and Exchanges Action) for financial support in attending the conference. Please quote the reference IE-2012-259-001. Closing date for Grundtvig applications is 16 January 2012.
Places are limited to ensure the presence of a vibrant cross-section of international expertise. Register your interest here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/2583260602/esearch?srnk=14