Center for Social Gerontology Conference


Fourth Annual Center for Social Gerontology Conference

Conference Dates: October 11, 2019
Conference Location: Nessmith-Lane Center
Submission Deadline: March 27, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: by April 12, 2019

Conference Theme: Innovations in Gerontology

The Center for Social Gerontology at Georgia Southern University is now accepting abstracts for the Fourth Annual Center for Social Gerontology Community Conference. Community professionals, faculty, and students are encouraged to apply. The theme for this year’s conference is “Innovations in Gerontology.” The proposal submission form will ask presenters to indicate what format is ideal for their presentation. There are three presentation formats you may select from: workshops, paper presentations and posters.

Please note that all presenters are expected to register and pay for the conference. If you have students who are presenting, there are a limited number of student scholarships available.

Proposals are being accepted for the following three presentation formats:

A. Workshop

A workshop is a 50 minute presentation where a single presenter or group of presenters will share information on an aging related topic related to the overall theme of the conference, "Innovations in Gerontology” Workshops should offer insight, practice or instruction for professionals preparing to or currently working with the older adult populations and/or their caregivers. Workshop can be on original research or applied practice related to the older adult population and it is encouraged that they incorporate an interactive component. Workshops will conclude with a brief question and answer session..

B. Paper Presentations

A paper presentation is a 25 minute presentation of academic research. Papers can include both completed research and research in process. Literature reviews and other types of academic work related to older adults and their caregivers will also be considered. Paper presentations should reflect the theme of the conference: Applying gerontology to aging related professions and scholarly activity. Paper presentations will conclude with a brief question and answer session.

C. Poster

Poster sessions consist of an exhibit of visual materials that the presenter attends for one hour. The poster should display original research or applicable knowledge or skills for professionals preparing to or currently working with the older adult populations and/or their caregivers. Works in progress and preliminary findings will also be considered. Presenters will discuss their projects and results with interested parties. Posters will be displayed for a total of 3 hours, with 1 hour of dedicated face-to-face presentation time. .

Submit Proposal

1. Click Submit Proposal.
2. Create a Digital Commons Account.
3. Fill in the proposal form and click on Submit.

For more information about the Fourth Annual Center for Social Gerontology Community Conference, please contact Dr. Adrienne Cohen at or call 912-478-5012.

After the Fourth Annual Center for Social Gerontology Conference, follow the instructions below to submit your presentation materials:

Submit Complete Presentation

1. Click Submit Complete Presentation or My Account.
2. Login to your account.
3. Click on your proposal title.
4. Select Revise presentation on the left-hand menu.
5. Upload your presentation files and click Submit

Why Submit Your Presentation? More exposure for your work! Presentations are searchable through Google, and you will receive reports showing how many people have downloaded your presentation. You can also apply a Creative Commons License to your presentation, which controls how people can use your presentation materials.

What can you upload? PowerPoint Slides, papers, handouts, video, audio, and any other documents you used during your presentation.

Need Help? Email for help on submitting proposals and presentations. If you have questions about the conference (ex. registration), please visit the Conference Homepage for further information including contact numbers and emails.

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