2018 SE4A Conference

In 2018, the Optimal Aging Conference - and it's hosts, the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging and the Kentucky Association for Gerontology - will join forces with the Annual SE4A Conference.


New Deadline:
Submit a Proposal by Feb 15!

Conference Date:
Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 2018


Louisville Marriot
Louisville, KY


About the SE4A Conference.

The Southeast Association for Area Agencies on Aging (SE4A) serves the southeastern Area Agencies on Aging in the U.S. Its annual conference rotates between nine states in the south-east. Kentucky is the host for the 2018 conference. The SE4A is an annual Conference that provides an opportunity for professionals in the aging field to share information, network with other professionals and agencies, and to improve professional skills and competencies.

This regional conference is an exciting opportunity for Louisville and Kentucky to host a major conference attracting international leaders in the aging field. 

Who Should Attend.

This conference will feature professionals from the field of gerontology and geriatrics. These professionals are leaders in their field and represent a cross-section of the nation. Older adults, their caregivers, and other community members are welcome to attend. 


More information coming soon! Early-bird registration will open in April 2018. Regular registration will begin in July 2018. Registration will be available at wwww.se4a.org.

Submit a Proposal.

Click here to submit a proposal to SE4A. The proposal submission deadline has been extended to February 15, 2018. This is a great opportunity to not only learn from international experts but to share your knowledge, work, and insights with a broad and diverse audience. The application process is simple and easy to complete. Contact Nina Walters at 336-870-9586 with proposal submission questions.

Sponsorship & Exhibit Information.

Click here to download the Sponsorship & Exhibit Prospectus. For Sponsorship and Exhibit inquiries, contact Barbara Gordon at barbara.gordon@kipda.org.


Learn about the Optimal Aging Conference:
The Optimal Aging Conference brings together academics, health care & social service professionals, and older adults across a variety of disciplines who are united by a belief that aging is an opportunity, not a disease. Previous attendees are encouraged to present and attend at the SE4A Conference being held in Louisville in 2018. The Optimal Aging Conference will resume in 2019 and is hosted jointly by the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging and the Kentucky Association for Gerontology.


Optimal Aging Conference History & Leadership
2017 Optimal Aging Conference
Download 2017 Optimal Aging Conference Program