Conference Details:

When and where is the IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing being held?

The conference will be held between two locations:

Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5B 2K3

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
33 Gerrard Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5G 1Z4

Is there a room block at The Chelsea Hotel?

Yes, the IFA has secured a room block at the reduced rate of $169.00 CAD/ night. For more information or to book your room please visit the accommodation page.

What are the hours of the Conference?

The program is constantly evolving. The final schedule will be posted in late Spring 2018. Please Ms Nathalia Wittingham if you have any questions about the Conference schedule.

This is my first time to Toronto, can you provide me more information?

Welcome! Please visit the About Toronto page and watch the short video and read more information. During the Conference you can keep your eye out for volunteers who will be able to provide you directions and answer questions.

Registration and Abstract details:

How do I register for the IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing?


How do I submit my abstract for the IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing?


When can I submit my abstract for the IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing?

The call for abstracts is now open and submissions will be accepted until 1 December 2017.  To submit an abstract, presenters must first register.  A link to the Presentation Portal, where abstracts are to be submitted, will be e-mailed to presenters upon registration. Once you submit your abstract you will receive a confirmation email, if you do not receive the email or you are having trouble submitting your abstract please contact Ms Nathalia Wittingham.

In what language should my abstract be submitted?

All abstracts must be submitted in English as it is the main language of the conference.

What should I do if I am having technical difficulties?

Trying a different browser, such as Google Chrome, may solve technical difficulties. Follow these instructions to ensure your version of Google Chrome is up-to-date.

If you need further assistance, contact and include screenshots of any error messages.

Are figures, tables, and images accepted within the abstract submission portal?

No, submissions must be written in plain text.

How should I decide which session format to submit?

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations, symposiums, and workshops are being accepted.  Guidelines for each presentation format are available here.

When will I receive a confirmation that the abstract has been received?

An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent via e-mail within thirty minutes of submission.

Can another delegate present my paper as I am unable to attend the meeting?

Unfortunately, no; the only option is to withdraw the abstract. If this is the case, please inform the IFA as soon as possible.

Is financial support available to presenters?

Financial support is not available to presenters unless Presenter is an approved Bursary applicant. See Bursary Guidelines for more information.

What are the conference registration fees?

The conference registration fee schedule is available here.

Volunteer Information:

How can I find out about volunteer opportunities?

Please visit our volunteer page for more information including the expression of interest form. Volunteer manual and schedule will be posted in late Spring 2018.

Do you provide travel assistance to volunteers?

The IFA thanks all interested in volunteering, however volunteers are expected to cover any travel and accommodation costs they would need.

Do you accommodate disabilities or special assistance?

Absolutely, please identify through email and the IFA will work with you to accommodate.

Can I volunteer with a group of my colleagues?

For group volunteer information please contact Ms Nathalia Wittingham