Date: Saturday, 6 November - Sunday, 7 November 2021

Time: Day 1: 9.00am - 4.00pm, Day 2: 10.30am - 4.00pm (JST) (TBC)

Venue: Webinar


The 16th conference of the Society for Applied Gerontology-Japan will be held on 6 and 7 November, 2021, on the theme, “To Live Productively for a Lifetime: Revisiting Productive Aging.” It is co-hosted by ILC-Japan and chaired by Shinichi Ogami, the advisor of ILC-Japan.

In the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen how older adults are regarded and treated as a vulnerable group across the world. Now is the time for applied gerontology to play its role in overcoming ageism, capturing various practices of productive ageing from a global perspective, and exploring the meaning of productive ageing for individuals and society. In this conference, we aim to discuss and further promote productive ageing.

In addition to oral and poster presentations (fees required for participation), the event (to be held online this year) will also include symposia that are open to the public free of charge. ILC-Japan will also host one of the symposia titled, “Current State of Productive Ageing: Results of International Comparative Studies”, based on our research project conducted with support from fellow ILC members across the globe. Other themes of the symposia include “Gerontology and Corporate Human Resources” and “Enabling Society for Productive Aging: Challenges and Opportunities”.