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Joan Tronto

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Kelli Stajduhar


Stephen Katz

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Amelia DeFalco

Our Keynote Lectures will be live streamed online. Please check our program for keynote lecture times (in CET) and click the link below to access the stream. Please note that the stream will only be available during the keynote lecture, not before and after.


The conference starts at noon on September 20 and ends in the evening of September 22.

Keynote speeches will be streamed live.

We are delighted to welcome you to Graz with a musical performance by the Austrian Duo Soyka Stirner on the first conference day.

Age and Care 2023: Aging in a Caring Society? Theories in Conversation is the inaugural conference of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Aging and Care at the University of Graz in Austria. With this interdisciplinary conference that aims at bringing aging and care theories into conversation, we welcome you to Graz. Hoping that you will form lasting connections, gain insight into international scholarship in the fields, and enjoy our beautiful university campus and city center, the conference offers a three-day meeting space for academics working on topics pertaining to aging and care, as well as partners from local organizations and institutions. 

Please email your contributions to following the paper, poster, or panel guideline below.

Papers/Posters will feature a presentation/be presented in a poster session by its author(s). The abstract must include a title, author(s) name(s), and a summary of the research design and findings closely related to the call. This abstract must also be no longer than 250 words.

Panels will consist of four papers in conversation with each other, addressing the same theme. Panel abstracts must be submitted by a designated panel chair or a corresponding author and summarize the purpose and contribution of the proposed panel and its authors in no more than 250 words.

Please include a title, all panel member's names, and affiliations. The submission must also include four panel paper abstracts including titles, author(s) name(s), and a summary of the research design and findings. These abstracts must also be no longer than 250 words each


In summary, for each panel submission please include a panel abstract as well as abstracts for the four papers to be featured, totalling five abstracts for each panel submission.



Ulla Kriebernegg

Conference Chair

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Helen Kohlen

Conference Co-Chair

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Stefan Schweigler

Conference Board


Klaus Wegleitner

Conference Co-Chair

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Dzenana Pupic

Conference Board


Alekszandra Rokvity

Conference Board

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Eva-Maria Trinkaus

Conference Co-Chair

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Stefanie Rieger

Conference Board


Sarah Bindar

Student Assistant

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Anna-Christina Kainradl

Conference Co-Chair

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Unmil Karadkar

Conference Board

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Regina Brunnhofer

Administrative Assistant



Conference Fee EUR 265,-   |   Student Fee (including PhD) EUR 195,-

The conference fee includes all coffee breaks, and conference dinners, as well as a EUR 12,- non-refundable service charge.




Conference Fee EUR 265,-   |   Student Fee (including PhD) EUR 195,-

The conference fee includes all coffee breaks, and conference dinners, as well as a EUR 12,- non-refundable service charge.


Notification of Acceptance by April 10, 2023


Registration and Payment for Presenters and Attendees opens April 14, 2023


Registration and Payment for Presenters closes June 10, 2023

(presenters receive an email with a link to our online registration tool)


Registration and Payment for Attendees closes August 22, 2023

(attendees can register via the link provided on our website)



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Copyright: University of Graz


We are delighted to present two excellent exhibitions in cooperation with Universitätsmuseen:


The exhibition focuses on the work of legally contracted carers from mostly fromm South East Europe. It traces the lines of their migratory journeys and shows what help from the 24/7 carer entails. It gives insight into job responsibilities, sheds light on working conditions and addresses problems of the home care system. Curator and exhibition author: Christine Braunersreuther. Coordination: David Kranzelbinder


HALT: Keine Gewalt! Stop Violence Against Older People

The traveling exhibition is centered around the themes of physical, psychological, and financial violence against older people. These three categories of violence are depicted within the context of locations where such offenses might occur: be it within homes, institutions, or public spaces. The exhibition is organized by the “Pro Senectute Österreich” association with support from the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care, and Consumer Protection. 

Reimagining Dementia: A Creative Coalition for Justice

CIRAC would like to invite you to the Age Care Graz 2023 Film Screening

Reimagining Dementia: A Creative Coalition for Justice is an international group of people living with dementia, carers/care partners, family and community members, dementia activists and allies, health professionals, advocates, artists, academics, policymakers, and others.

They share a vision of care and support that promotes inclusion, relationships, creativity, joy and the possibility of growth for everyone impacted by dementia. The the 7 min, 40 second original song and video was produced by members of Reimagining Dementia in support of World Alzheimer's Month and the Coalition's international grassroots campaign, "Taking it to the Streets" aimed at transforming the narrative about dementia. Melanie Lalani, one of the coalition’s steering committee members, will be on site presenting the film.

The film screening takes place on Friday, September 22, 1 pm, in HS 15.03 (the keynote lecture hall).

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