Aging and Innovation Award

This award aims to highlight innovative products that promote the well-being and quality of life of older persons.

This may span from aspects of health to socialization and learning in later adulthood. All students, especially those from non-aging focused majors such as engineering, city and regional planning, business, architecture, the fine arts, etc., are encouraged to submit a product for consideration. Rather than traditional abstracts or papers, this award seeks to recognize and celebrate diverse and innovative products that reflect the conference theme – Aging in a Digital World. This may be anything from a smartphone app, community program, or designed environment.

Due to the vast array of possibilities that may reflect the broad interpretation of the theme, students are asked to either provide a one-page (double-spaced) description, which may include a picture of the product, or provide a video (no longer than 4 minutes) that details, describes, or showcases the product. The submissions will be reviewed by a committee for display at the conference and one submission will be selected for the award at the conference.


The award includes a cash prize.


Submissions are due by
Friday, February 21, 2020.