Facing the Future:
Aged Care 2030 and Beyond

2 DAY CONFERENCE – Mon 15 & Tue 16 MAY 2023

2 Exciting Days

6 Concurrent Think Tank Sessions

A wave of older people is heading our way.

According to the World Health Organisation, by 2030, one in six people in the world will be aged 60 years or over.

So, we’re bringing together the best and sharpest minds from across the aged care ecosystem to set a new vision for how this growing population of Baby Boomers can live their life well in the future.

 Facing the Future: Aged Care 2030 and Beyond presents two days of inspiring debate and conversation with innovators and futurists who want to make a real impact on positive ageing.

Facing the Future: Aged Care 2030 and Beyond will feature the best and sharpest minds from several sectors across the aged care ecosystem for two days of inspiring debate and conversation. 

If you are an aged care sector CEO, manager or worker, or provider of products, services, or digital technology, or a researcher, architect, robotics engineer, scientist, advanced manufacturer, allied health clinician, lifestyle coordinator, community support worker, nurse, family carer, aged care consumer, or simply want to make a difference to the future, then this is an opportunity not to be missed. 

A big thank you to all our attendees, speakers, contributors and sponsors for a terrific inaugural conference.

We are collating content from the event and will be sharing it online via this website soon.

Keynote Speakers

Hear from the best and sharpest minds from across the aged care ecosystem

Ashton Applewhite

Author, journalist and international voice for a movement mobilised against age discrimination.

Nikki Beckman

Nikki Beckman

Director of Research, Life 3A, embracing a more holistic view to ageing in Australia

Prof David Brown

Prof David Brown

Highly regarded Professor of Management Accounting at the Sydney University of Technology

Ita Buttrose

Ita Buttrose AC OBE

Ita Buttrose AC, OBE – A truly exceptional Australian: Media trailblazer, businesswoman, best-
selling author, committed community and welfare contributor and 2013 Australian of the Year.

Ross Dawson

Ross Dawson

Leading Australian futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and authority on business strategy.

Stan Grant

Stan Grant

Australia’s multi-award-winning journalist and host of ABC’s popular Q+A current affairs program.

Frank Jaskulke

Frank Jaskulke

Vice President, Intelligence and the Head of Medical Alley (USA)

Prof Yun-Hee Joan

Prof Yun-Hee Jeon

Director of Step Up and recognised for her significant contributions to person-centred care.

Dr Fiona Kerr

Dr Fiona Kerr 2023

Founder of the NeuroTech Institute , and expert in human connectivity and synchronisation

Prof Alex Mihailidis

Prof Alex Mihailidis

Scientific Director of AGEWELL, Canada’s unique technology and healthy ageing network.

Adam Reid

Adam Reid

Chief Executive, South Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (Aus).

Susan Ryan

Susan Ryan

CEO of the Greenhouse Project, leading creator of radically non-institutional eldercare environments in the USA.

Bernard Salt AM

Bernard Salt AM – 2023

Australia’s leading business and demographics analyser, author, social and cultural commentator and futurist.

6 inspiring Think Tank Sessions with real practical solutions to take away

Person-centred Living for Dementia

Embracing Diversity for Positive Ageing

Solutions for Mental Health and Wellbeing and Social Isolation

Dignity of Risk in Community Care

Innovation for End of Life & Palliative Care

Workforce+

Think Tank Speakers

Discover real tips and innovative practices that can be implemented now.

Marie Alford

Marie Alford

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

Claire Boan

Claire Boan

Prof Briony Dow

Prof Briony Dow

Nicki Doyle

Nicki Doyle

Michael Frommer

Michael Frommer

Dr Andrea Grindrod

Dr Andrea Grindrod

Dr Sara Howard

Dr Sara Howard

Prof Michael Kidd AM

Prof Michael Kidd AM

Judith Leeson AM

Rebecca Moraitis

Rebecca Moraitis

Chrissie Page

Chrissie Page

Mariana Ricci

Mariana Ricci

Faye Spiteri OAM

Eliza Strapp

Eliza Strapp 2023

Dr David Sykes

Dr David Sykes

Sharon Walsh

Sharon Walsh

Rachel Wass

Rachael Wass

Master of Ceremonies

Entertainment

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