Call for Proposals

The Deadline for Submitting Your Abstract has passed.

Type of Abstract Submissions:

Authors may select to present topic as a paper session, poster presentation, workshop, or symposium (See descriptions below). Authors may elect to submit one or more abstracts.

Paper Sessions will be comprised of 3-4 presenters grouped thematically by abstract reviewers during an allotted time of 60 minutes. Each presenter will have 10-12 minutes for each presentation. Each session will have a moderator to assist with time keeping and facilitate discussion among participants.

Poster Presentations will occur in a larger room during an allotted time of 90 minutes. Posters are detailed displays that summarize completed work using visuals. Presenters are required to be at their poster board to facilitate one-on-one interaction. Presenters will be assigned a number and should be prepared to hang their poster on a portable wall within a 36 inch x 48 inch space.

Workshop Sessions will be allotted 60 minutes and highlight best practices using an interactive format. Description of demonstrated or effective strategies and programs are encouraged. Workshops should include 3-5 objectives that will describe skills and knowledge addressed.

Symposium Sessions will be allotted 60 minutes and consist of 3-4 speakers on one topic. Proposals should include a symposium theme and abstracts for each paper within the symposia. Each presentation will approach the topic from a different perspective.

A Student’s Guide to Preparing Your Abstract for the OAGE Conference

Student Awards

Students whose abstracts are accepted for an oral presentation or poster presentation are eligible to submit a paper for consideration for a student award. Student paper award categories include:

  • Jerome Kaplan Award for best graduate student paper, honoring Dr. Kaplan’s more than 50 years as a major leader in gerontology at the local, state, national, and international levels.
  • The Arnedia Smith Award for best undergraduate student paper, honoring Professor Smith’s work at Edison State Community College, her strong dedication to gerontology education, and her leadership in the former Ohio Network of Educational Consultants in Aging. (ONECA).
  • Outstanding Student Paper to the conference theme, Policy and Politics.

Student Award submissions are due no later than February 23, 2018.

For questions or more information, contact Amy Roberts, OAGE Award Chair via email

42nd Annual Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education Conference

See Past Winners

Arnedia Smith Best Undergraduate Paper Award