As we get ready to get age-amped in Milwaukee next summer, we are reflecting on the elements that have made past intergenerational conferences a smashing success. And great news-you can too!
The latest edition of the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships features a recap of Generations United’s 2015 Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale Conference.
But wait, there’s more!
This particular journal article is now available for a limited time to non-subscribers! And even better, GU members receive a discount on a subscription to the journal.
We won’t spoil the read, but here’s what’s in store for you when you click this link to the article.
The article begins by spotlighting that the 2015 conference made history by being the first of its kind to be held outside of Washington DC. The conference drew in over 200 attendees from Hawaii, the mainland United States and other nations in Asia and the Pacific Rim region. The article details the objectives of the conference and moves on to describe the conference activities and highlights. One highlight was the Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s performance of their play Mud Pies and Magic, a play with an intergenerational focus. Another highlight was the three different preconference community-action projects that 95 participants took place in. The article also sites conference participants’ evaluation of the event. It features two quotes from participants about why they enjoyed the conference and the inspiration and learning they gained from attending. Finally, the article explains significant conference takeaways.
Take the time to read the article. It’s a quick read and one that drives home the importance of why you should submit a proposal to present and register to attend Generations United’s 19th Global Intergenerational Conference: Generations Remixed. Presentation proposals are due September 30th, so don’t miss the chance to share your ideas, explore the latest research, and connect with leaders in this important intergenerational field.
We look forward to seeing you next year.
Article Citation: Christy M. Nishita & A. Suga-Nakagawa (2016) Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale Conference: A Recap, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 14:1, 65-68, DOI: 10.1080/15350770.2016.1125051