Call for exhibitors for AAL Forum 2019

The AAL Forum is an unmissable opportunity for exhibitors to showcase new technological advances and innovations and the latest research results in the field of active ageing to potential investors, other SMEs, industry and the research community. And the AAL Forum 2019 is expected to be the largest yet, with up to 90 exhibitors and more than 800 delegates taking part in the event, making it a must for all exhibitors wanting two full days of exposure to industry stakeholders, end users and investors who are looking to get their hands on the next big thing and invest in solutions designed for active ageing. Your stand at the forum is your stage. It is an excellent way to attract potential...
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Early Bird registration open

The AAL Forum 2019 is celebrating 10 years of technological innovations, progressive debates and timeless collaborations and friendships, and this year the annual two-day event is more significant than ever. Not only will it be looking back at the powerful progress made in changing how we age in the digital world, but it will also be looking forward to ensure that the next 10 years lead to the implementation of exciting technology that will help us all live more active, productive and happy lives for longer. The packed programme will see more than 800 delegates and up to 100 exhibitors descend on Aarhus, Denmark, to demonstrate how new technology is being successfully implemented to enhance active and healthy living and...
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AAL Forum 2019 – Ageing well in the digital world!

The AAL Forum is back for its 11th year, bigger and better than ever before, and returning to Denmark after 10 years the vibrant Danish city of Aarhus is this time set to be its grand stage for September 2019. This year’s AAL Forum is diving headfirst into empowering senior citizens to be independent through the implementation of ICT breakthroughs in the silver economy. Taking place from the 23-25 September 2019, the forum is expected to be one of the largest yet and, by attracting more than 800 delegates, one of the most diverse yet. As well as taking part in a packed programme of discussion, debate and collaboration, the delegates will also have the chance to visit the exhibition,...
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Call for workshops – extended deadline

Submit your workshop proposal to the AAL Forum 2019, which takes place in Aarhus, Denmark on 23-25 September 2019 Deadline for submission of workshop proposals has been extended to 1 April 2019 Learn more and submit your workshop proposal: The AAL Forum us is one of the largest annual events in the field of technology for active and healthy ageing and by hosting a workshop, you can play an important role in driving discussions on the future of digital transformation in the ageing population. So we want new, regular and aspiring AAL community participants to submit an idea for a workshop NOW. As well as helping drive the AAL agenda, workshops also give you the chance to share your...
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AAL Forum 2019 – Call for workshops is open

We are excited to announce that registrations for the AAL Forum 2019 are open! This year, we aim to build on the creativity and the commitment of the AAL community, so we invite YOU to send in your proposals for the organization of the interactive sessions and/or workshops. Remember The AAL Programme can waive the registration fees and cover the travel and accommodation expenses for 2 speakers in each session. Places are running out fast. Apply for workshop call and be among the first. Learn more about the conference themes and send in your proposal:

The Forum Executive Summary is finally released!

The AAL Forum took place in Bilbao, Biscay, in the heart of the Basque Country, Spain on 24-26 September. Biscay has one of the oldest societies in the world and has become one of Southern Europe’s promote figures in developing, testing, validating and manufacturing innovative products and services for ageing well. Hosted by Biscay Country Council and taking place at the Euskalduna Conference Centre just down the river from the world-famous and strikingly beautiful Guggenheim Museum, the event welcomed more than 500 delegates to take part in exciting talks, interactive workshops, a buzzing exhibition with new technological advances, poster sessions, a matchmaking event and many other opportunities for delegates to immerse themselves in a world of active and healthy ageing...
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Recap: Forum Poster Sessions

Although it has been a week since the closing of an exceptional AAL Forum 2018, the energy, the discussions and the friendships will continue to permeate for a lot longer. To help continue these dialogues and collaborations we will be releasing material from the forum over the next few months. Over the two days of the AAL Forum, 36 posters were publicly presented in the exhibition hall to interested delegates and attracted passers-by. But don’t worry – you haven’t missed out if you didn’t see them! You can find all the visual posters in one easy-to-access place, simply follow this link. This page will be live for six months, providing you ample time to look through the posters at your...
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Ongi Etorri! (Welcome!). Basic words and customs in Bilbao/Bizkaia

Ongi etorri! This is the expression used to welcome outsiders in the ancient, little-known Basque language (one of the oldest in Europe). You are sure to hear it many times when you attend the forthcoming AAL Forum 2018 in Bilbao, the capital city of Bizkaia. And those who say it will really mean it. If there is one thing that Basque in general and people from Bizkaia in particular love, it is to make visitors feel at home. What is more, people here will go to great lengths to make visitors feel at ease and help them enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the city, which is surrounded by unique natural beauty spots (both on the coast and inland). Another key...
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AAL FORUM 2018 – BILBAO – biggest healthy ageing event of the year!

There is still time to register for the biggest healthy ageing event of the year There is still time to register for the AAL Forum 2018 – and you really don’t want to miss this fantastic opportunity! The AAL Forum is an unmissable annual 2-day event taking place this year in the beautiful and highly accessible city of Bilbao in the heart of Spain’s wonderful Basque region and featuring a packed programme of interactive workshops, fascinating keynote speeches and an inspiring exhibition. Delegates will also get the chance to take full advantage of a whole host of side events and networking opportunities. Exhibition The AAL exhibition will be showcasing the latest technological advances and innovations in the field of active...
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How design can positively impact on active and healthy ageing? – Interview Jeremy Myerson

On a two-year tour around the globe, an exhibition is currently asking the question: how can designers meet the challenge of a rapidly ageing society? Science is advancing in how it understands the onset of ageing and chronic disease, while technology is stealing the limelight in extending our happy and healthy years for longer. But what does design have to complement these two and what can it offer that our ageing population needs? This new exhibition, New Old: Designing for our future selves, is answering the question of how we can transform the experience of ageing. That answer is seemingly simple – we need to be sensitive – and evidently a touch of sensitivity can go a long way, if...
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