The Conference for Students, Educators and Professionals in the Field of Gerontology

OAGE Conference 2022 | April 7-8, 2022
Youngstown State University | Williamson College of Business Administration


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Breaking Down Barriers



Leanne Clark-Shirley, PhD

“Our Roles and Obligations in Building an Age-Inclusive Society”

Leanne Clark-Shirley, PhD is a social gerontologist committed to changing societal and individuals’ views on aging. She believes that age-inclusive communities, commerce, and philanthropy are essential to overcoming our biggest challenges, including systemic discrimination and climate change. As Vice President of Programs and Thought Leadership at the American Society on Aging (ASA), she works to elevate important and sometimes difficult conversations about equity and social justice throughout ASA’s programs and publications. Dr. Clark-Shirley is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, teaches courses on policy and aging and mentors students interested in non-academic careers in aging. She received her doctorate in Gerontology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a Master of Gerontological Studies from Miami University.

Hotel Reservations

Courtyard Youngstown Canfield
Conference Rate: $99/night
4173 Westford Pl, Canfield, OH 44406
Phone: (330) 533-6880
A block of rooms is reserved under the “OAGE” until March 29, 2022

Book your group rate for Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education


Students/Retirees $65 through March 11, 2022
($75 later March 12, 2022 and later)

Professionals $140 through March 11, 2022
($150 March 12, 2022 and later)


Sponsorship deadline for the 2021 OAGE Conference is February 18, 2022



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COVID Statement

Conference proceedings are scheduled to be in-person at this time and will follow current CDC guideless and state, local, and University policies to ensure the safety of attendees and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The conference may be changed to a virtual format if state and local authorities limit the size of gatherings or at the discretion of conference planners without full or partial refunds.