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A new International Conference about Ageing Well will take place in Art Gallery of NSW and Sydney Opera House from 25 – 27 August 2015 and will be officially opened by the Hon John Ajaka MP, Minister for Ageing.

The Hon Jillian Skinner MP, Minister for Health, will address the conference about the value of arts and health programs in hospitals and health promotion

International guest speakers include:
Anne Basting, Artist and Academic, University of Wisconsin, TimeSlips Creative Storytelling Project and author Forget Memory – Creating Better Lives for People with Dementia (2009) (USA)
Dominic Campbell, Artistic Director, Creative Ageing International (Ireland)
Gary Glazner, Founder and CEO, Alzheimer’s Poetry Project (USA)
Laurel Humble, Assistant Educator, Prime Time Program for Older Adults and Meet me at MoMA Alzheimer’s Program, Museum of Modern Art, New York (USA)
Andrew Newman, Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Wellbeing of Older People, School of Arts and Cultures, University of Newcastle (UK)
Janet Morrison, CEO, Independent Age UK; Co-Founder, Campaign to End Loneliness UK; Chair, Baring Foundation (UK)
Emma Robinson, Arts & Creativity Programme Manager, Age Cymru and Director, Gwanwyn Creative Ageing Festival, Wales (UK)
Ed Watts, Engagement Manager, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, (UK)

The Conference Program at a Glance:

International speakers – Anne Basting, Dominic Campbell and Emma Robinson, Gary Glazner, Laurel Humble and Ed Watts will be presenting four workshops at the Art Gallery of NSW on Tuesday 25 August, 2pm – 4.30pm. Delegates will be invited to select their preferred workshop following their registration for Celebrate Creative Ageing Sydney. Please note, there are limited places for each workshop and places will be allocated in order of receipt and payment of a delegate’s registration.

Plenary sessions will be presented in the Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 26 August and Thursday 27 August, 9am to 5pm.

Celebrate Creative Ageing Sydney (Speakers and Workshops Program) is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

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