As a response to the unprecedented times and challenges the Covid-19 pandemic has brought, the IFA announces, the first virtual and in-person 15th Global Conference, entitled “Rights Matter”,  where delegates from all over the world will have the opportunity to benefit, interact, listen and learn from five themes, fifteen sub-themes, three keynote speakers, three presidential symposiums, and one exhibition space.


The 15h Global Conference on Ageing “Rights Matter” represents a critical point of connection for all those fighting for the rights of older people in a time when their value may have been in question against the backdrop of the brutal nature and consequences of the global pandemic.

Conference from 10 to 12 November 2021
                  Pre-Conference on 9 November 2021

Where:  Virtual and In-Person at The Hilton Niagara Falls Hotel


The 15th Global Conference on Ageing “Rights Matter”, is your opportunity to give voice and improve the lives of older people and the communities in which they live in.


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Virtual Conference 

To ensure the health and safety of all delegates, speakers, staff and volunteers, the IFA has decided to re-invent the 15th Global Conference “Rights Matter” and give delegates the option to share insights, be inspired, collaborate and connect safely with global experts in the field of ageing  in-person as well as virtually.  

The IFA knows that delegates look for greater interaction, connectivity and innovation in their conferences, that is why, in order to elevate their experience, the virtual event will include the following features:

  • Simultaneous translation in English and French on Keynote Speakers presentations and some abstracts
  • One-on-one meetings and group meetings up to 4 people
  • Detailed information of the conference agenda with links to access to each session
  • Exchange virtual business cards with peers and global experts
  • Switch from one session to another in case they want to attend those sessions that will be happening at the same time
  • Search, filter and sort Exhibitor and Sponsor profiles
  • Live participation for comments and Q&A during live sessions
  • Smart Matchmaking feature: Delegates will be able to meet and share insights with other delegates with the same interests
  • Information on all presenters, biographies, photos and abstracts
  • Access to the recorded sessions at a time that best suits you

The virtual conference will be an engaging, interactive, and insightful event that will deliver an unforgettable delegate experience.

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For more information about the virtual event, please visit the FAQ.

Conference Program

To download the Conference program, click here.

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