Facing the Future: Aged Care 2030 and Beyond

Date & Time
15 - 16 May 2023

According to the World Health Organization, by 2030, one in six people in the world will be aged 60 years or over. So, for the first time, we’re bringing together the best and sharpest minds from across the aged care ecosystem to set a new vision for how this growing population of Baby Boomers can live their life well in the future.

Facing the Future: Aged Care 2030 and Beyond presents two days of inspiring debate and conversation with innovators and futurists who want to make a real impact on positive ageing.

Attend Facing the Future: Aged Care 2030 and Beyond and learn how to be better equipped to understand new innovations, navigate new technology and know what older people want, to deliver high-quality service and excellent care that meet expectations.

Join aged care CEOs, managers or workers, policymakers, providers of products, services, or digital technology to the industry, and researchers, architects, robotics engineers, scientists, advanced manufacturers, allied health clinicians, lifestyle coordinators, community support workers, nurses, family carers, aged care consumers, and positive ageing visionaries, at this important event, dedicated to the future of aged care.

Stunning Lineup

Master of Ceremonies, HG Nelson – Australia’s legendary author, sports and life commentator, and advocate for age liberation.

Conference Dinner Entertainment, Russell Morris – Australia’s multi-award-winning, and platinum-selling singer/songwriter.

Keynote Speakers

Hear from 14 keynote speakers, sense-checkers and facilitators who will engage and inspire you to think positively about the future and what new approaches can be taken, including:

  • Ashton Applewhite – Author, journalist and international voice for a movement mobilised against age discrimination.
  • Nikki Beckman Director of Research, Life 3A, embracing a more holistic view to ageing in Australia
  • Prof David Brown – Highly regarded Professor of Management Accounting at the Sydney University of Technology
  • Ita Buttrose AC OBE – A truly exceptional Australian: Media trailblazer, businesswoman, best-selling author, committed community and welfare contributor and 2013 Australian of the Year.
  • Ross Dawson – Leading Australian futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and authority on business strategy.
  • Geraldine Doogue AO – Renowned Australian journalist and broadcaster
  • Dawn Fraser AC MBE – International phenomenon and one of the most iconic and most decorated athletes in Australian sport history.
  • Stan Grant – Australia’s multi-award-winning journalist and host of ABC’s popular Q+A current affairs program.
  • Prof Yun-Hee Joen – Director of Step Up and recognised for her significant contributions to person-centred care.
  • Dr Fiona Kerr – Founder of the NeuroTech Institute, and expert in human connectivity and synchronisation
  • Prof Alex Mihailidis – Associate Vice-President for International Partnerships, University of Toronto, and Scientific Director, AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence (Canada).
  • Susan Ryan – CEO of the Greenhouse Project, leading creator of radically non-institutional eldercare environments in the USA.
  • Bernard Salt AM – Australia’s leading business and demographics analyser, author, social and cultural commentator and futurist.

Think Tank Speakers

Inspiring Think Tank sessions with real practical solutions to make a difference.

You can also take away real tips and practices to implement into your workplace from the Think Tank and panel sessions, which feature innovative thinkers, industry experts, disruptors, and community members for in-depth discussions with experts and real practical tips and takeaways for attendees.

The aged care sector has identified six key priorities for discussion:

  • Person-centred Living for Dementia
  • Embracing Diversity for Positive Ageing
  • Solutions for Mental Health and Wellbeing and Social Isolation
  • Dignity of Risk in Community Care
  • Innovation for End of Life and Palliative Care
  • Workforce+

ARIIA Research Director, Professor Sue Gordon says Facing the Future: Aged Care 2030 and Beyond is the first time that the whole of the aged care ecosystem is coming together to find real and practical solutions for improving care for our older community across Australia.

“It’s time to set a new vision for how they can live their life well in the future by bringing together all the stakeholders.

“We are bringing together leading thinkers, futurists and disruptors, and many older people from the community who want to make a significant difference to the future of aged care.

“I look forward to hearing from these people, including the Baby Boomers who have strong opinions about positive ageing and what they want as they get older.

“They want better experiences with plenty of personal lifestyle and care choices. We also have new issues to face with diversity, inclusion, person-centred care, risk and much more that we want to discuss and find practical outcomes, and real-world solutions.”

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