20th Annual Art & Science of Aging Conference

Save the Date: Friday, February 28, 2025

Registration opens early January 2025


The Art & Science of Aging Conference provides a one-day educational event that focuses on the experiences and realities of aging, and the opportunities and alternatives available to individuals as we age. The 2025 Aging Conference will be the 20th annual event, hosted by Grand Valley State University and co-sponsored by many community and university collaborators.

We rely on community agencies and university units as sponsors to underwrite the event, enabling us to keep the costs for attendees low. 

Each year we choose a theme as a framework for the event. This year’s exciting conference theme is still under consideration. We seek to build a collective understanding of how strength is demonstrated, cultivated, and celebrated in all phases of the aging experience—physical, social, emotional, mental, spiritual, and financial. The power of older adult wisdom, resilience, and intergenerational ties are also factors we will feature.

Keynote Speaker: To be decided 

Date: Friday, February 28, 2025, 8:45 am - 3 pm

Location: GVSU Richard M. DeVos Center, 401 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI

Registration: Opens early January 2025

Registration Fees:

  • Students and adults 60 and over - $40
  • General Admission - $60
  • Additional Cost for CEUs - $35

Continuing Education

CEU units are being considered for Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, Nursing and Nursing Home Administrators. Each of these will require prior approval of the professional body governing their continuing education units. Each session will be evaluated for CEUs. Typically a person can gain 5 CEUs for attending this event.



Our goal is to share all available resources from past conferences to enrich the aging-related knowledge base of Grand Rapids community and worldwide. We want to encourage multidisciplinary research, while discovering and presenting evidence-based best practices on healthy aging to the community. Please, see below our archive with conference programs, presentation materials of our speakers, and students' research.

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