|IFA’s 9th Global Conference on Ageing + Expo Ageing & Design Montreal 2008 4-7 September 2008|
IFA’s 9th Global Conference on Ageing + Expo Ageing & Design Montreal 2008
The Montréal aging and design conference programme is focused on three major themes - health, participation and security - and is underpinned by three major documents: the United Nations Principles for Older Persons, the UN Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and the World Health Organization’s Active Ageing Policy Framework.
Three themes will be explored during the four-day Conference in Montréal: Health, Participation and Security. The important inclusion for this conference is that of Design, with the programme examining the impact and relationship of design against these three themes. Design is a major component that must be given greater relevance towards improving the quality of life of our older citizens. We must think about designing and creating environments that will positively affect an aging population.
Finally, the fourth component of the conference programme will be focused on the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, providing participants the venue to examine achievements since the 2nd World Assembly on Ageing, held in Madrid in 2002, and to look at future opportunities to maintain focus on the needs of older people.
4-7 September 2008