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Registration Deadlines:

Early Bird Registration – 12 July 2023

Presenter Registration – 6 August 2023

Rethinking Ageing

New Zealand Association of Gerontology Conference

6 – 8 September 2023 | Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland

The NZAG organising committee is pleased to invite you to the NZAG 2023 Rethinking Ageing conference to be held at the University of Auckland.

The 2023 New Zealand Association of Gerontology (NZAG) conference aims to celebrate older people and their essential contributions to society, address ageism upfront, provide new thinking, new methods, research and education. Content and activities align with promoting value to the lives of older people, their whānau and families, carers, artists and designers, health professionals, health and regional planners, private and public providers and society.

The NZAG biennial conference brings together researchers, practitioners, policy makers, health promoters, artists, creative industries, designers, stakeholders and older people themselves to rethink ageing, be inspired by local and international presentations to rethink ageing, contribute to and be inspired by high quality presentations and cutting edge research. 

The conference will showcase leading ideas about ageing, wellbeing, optimal practice, and innovation. We look forward to welcoming you.

Days Until Conference








Key Dates

  • 10 March: Abstract Submission Open
  • 14 April: Symposia Submission Deadline
  • 28 April: Symposia Review Results Expected
  • 4 May: Registration Open
  • 26 May: Oral and Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 12 June: Oral and Poster Abstract Review Results Expected
  • 12 July: Early Bird Registration Closes
  • 6 August: Presenter Registration Deadline
  • 6 – 8 September: Conference

Important Dates


  • 10 March: Abstract Submission Open
  • 14 April: Symposia Submission Deadline – CLOSED
  • 28 April: Symposia Review Results Expected
  • 4 May: Registration Open
  • 26 May: Oral and Poster Abstract Submission Deadline – CLOSED
  • 12 June: Oral and Poster Abstract Review Results Expected
  • 12 July: Early Bird Registration Closes
  • 6 August: Presenter Registration Deadline
  • 6 – 8 September: Conference

Photo credit: Matthew Crawford

NZAG President, Ngaire Kerse, catches up with Dr Andrew Kingston from Newcastle University, England ahead of his trip to NZ. Andrew will be presenting a plenary session at our NZAG “Rethinking Ageing” conference in September.

Andrew has a broad portfolio of research to bring to the rethinking of ageing including understanding pathways to disability and dependency in older people; understanding how disability is shaped by exposures to risk factors across the life-course and drivers of health inequality; causes of the male-female disability survival paradox.

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