AGEING WELL IN THE DIGITAL AGE: 

A GROWING COMMUNITY OF CHANGE MAKERS

Do you work in the active and healthy ageing sector and you want to participate in the European discussion driving the future of digital transformation of health and social inclusion of our ageing population? Then the AAL Forum is the perfect opportunity for you to be involved in an ecosystem that promotes a new social and economic approach to grow a more inclusive silver economy that benefits individuals, society and industry.

What´s Happening?

Speakers

Listen to some of the field’s most prestigious experts talk about their work in the field of active and healthy ageing. Our speakers are experts in their sectors and will share with you insights and ideas about tech, policy, business and social perspective that will surely enrich your knowledge landscape.

Exhibition

Showcase your work at the AAL Forum exhibition. Network, receive first-hand feedback, and take your business idea to the next level through collaborations and direct interaction with high-level individuals.

Check the exhibitors here 

Workshops

Take part in any of the 24 interactive workshops taking place over the course of the two days. A chance to learn directly from experts about how to apply their knowledge to your work and get connected to the reference community of AAL in Europe.

See the complete list of workshops by themes here 

Hack4Elder advantAGE

Hack4Elder advantAGE is a 24-hour hackathon, happening from September 22nd to 23rd, focused on developing innovative tech solutions for older adults in a creative, interdisciplinary environment.

Matchmaking

Our matchmaking service brings potential business and cooperation partners together in an informal setting to talk about their work and strike up collaborations.

Don´t forget to download the Forum App to make appointments! Find out all information here

Networking

Take advantage of the buzzing environment as well as numerous social events to meet countless people working in the same field as you.

Delegates will also get the chance to take full advantage of a whole host of side events and networking opportunities. See why to attend and get ready!

Full Programme

Monday, 24th September
16:00-17:30
Registration
18:00
OPENING CEREMONY
18:00-18:05
Introduction to the Forum – Mr. Peter Fitzpatrick
18:05-18:15
Mrs. Isabel Sánchez – Social Action Department Head, Bizkaia Regional Council
18:15-18:25
Mr. Peter Saraga – President AAL Association  (Read the special message from Peter Saraga here)
18:25-18:35
Mr. Marco Marsella, Head of Unit H3, eHealth, Well-Being and Ageing, DG-Connect, European Commission
18:35-19:15
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Jeremy Myerson (Royal College of Art) (Read a full interview here)

19:15-20:00
SMART AGEING PRIZE 2018

Introduction – Mrs. Constance Agyeman, Head of International Development and Communities, Nesta

Five Finalists´ Pitch decks

Presentation of the winners

20:00-22:00
Welcome Cocktail
Tuesday, 25th September
8:00-9:00
OPENING DOORS
10:30-11:00
Coffee and refreshments

Ms Birgit Morlion  Programme officer eHealth, Well-Being and Ageing, European Commission

Mr. Chris Flim – Dutch Representative for eHealth and Member of AAL Executive Board

Mrs. Kerstin Zimmermann – Scientific Policy Officer, Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Mr. Mathieu Hovanessian – Policy Officer for innovation and Europe, Health, Research, Innovation, Higher education Unit, PACA Region, France

Mrs María Aguirre Rueda – Director of Health Research and Innovation at the Ministry of Health of the Basque Government

12:30-14:00

Lunch break
poster sessions, exhibition, matchmaking.

15:30-16:00
Coffee and refreshments
Wednesday, 26th September
8:00-9:00
OPENING DOORS
10:30-11:00
Coffee and refreshments

Mr. Ivan Kjær Lauridsen  Head of health and assisted living technologies, Municipality of Aarhus, Denmark

Mr. Sergio Murillo Corzo  General manager for personal autonomy promotion at Bizkaia Regional Council

Mrs. Cristina Bescos, European program manager at Philips Population Health Management/Telehealth

Mr. Ton Koper, President of the board of powerAge Foundation, Switzerland

Mrs. Ana Ramovš – MD from the Antona Trstenjak Institute of Gerontology and Intergenerational Relations in Ljubljana, Slovenia

12:30-14:00

Lunch break
poster sessions, exhibition, matchmaking

15:30-16:00
Coffee and refreshments
17:30-19:30
BREAK
19:30
FORUM CLOSING
19:30-19:45

Hackathon Awards – Mr. Alain Thielemans, Member of the AAL Executive Board

19:45-20:00

Stand Award Prize – Representative of the Council of Elderly People of Biscay

20:00-20:15

Representative of Next AAL Forum host organizer

20:15-24:00
Official Dinner and Party

Location

AAL FORUM 2018
Palacio Euskalduna

Organisers