Keynote Speakers

The IFA is honoured to announce the following keynote speakers who will be joining the virtual and in-person 15th Global Conference on Ageing: Rights Matter.

Ms. Alana Officer

Ms. Alana Officer

Unit Head, Demographic Change and Healthy Ageing,

Department of Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization

When: 10 November 2021
Where: Virtual and In- Person
Time: 8:30AM to 10:00AM

The IFA is thrilled that her powerful voice will be present at the conference to combat outdated stereotypes and misconceptions and bring a knowledgeable, evidence-based perspective on how to bring about positive change.

Read more about Ms. Alana Officer here.

Mr. Michael Tamblyn

Mr. Michael Tamblyn

Rakuten Kobo CEO

When: 11 November 2021
Where: Virtual and In- Person
Time: 8:30AM to 10:00AM

Mr Tamblyn is an engaging international speaker who addresses innovation and advises startups focused on ageing and technology (gerontechnology) through his role as Chief Entrepreneur of Age-Well NCE and serves on the board of the Law Commission of Ontario.

Read more about Mr. Michael Tamblyn here.

Mr. Spencer West

Mr. Spencer West

Visionary, Activist, Best Selling Author

When: 12 November 2021
Where: Virtual and In-Person
Time: 8:30AM to 10:00AM

Whether addressing corporate leaders, non-profits or the world of education, Mr West’s charisma and dynamism captivates all audiences. Sharing his journey from losing both legs at the age of five to climbing—and summiting—Mount Kilimanjaro using his hands and wheelchair, Mr West  will inspire listeners to tackle their own obstacles and redefine possible.+

Read more about Mr. Spencer West here.