HPGS’ 18th Biennial Conference

Imaging 2030... Mobilizing our Community Across Generations

September 29 – 30, 2014
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa


This year’s conference will provide global, national and local perspectives on how communities are mobilizing across generations to improve the elements of communities that enhance independent living with the goal of having older citizens take a more active role in their communities.

Day One

Amy Tomczyk, Director of Outreach & Education of Blue Zones

(Blue Zones, developed by National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner, are places in the world where higher percentages of people enjoy remarkably long, full lives.)

Day Two

AARP’s & WHO’s efforts to create “Age-Friendly Communities”

Working with communities across the United States to encourage and promote age-friendly planning and policies. The goal is to enhance independent living for older citizens and encourage them to take a more active role in their communities.


2014 Sponsorship Opportunities


2014 Registration Fee Schedule


Call for Presentation Proposals Overview, Guidelines & Review Process

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 18, 2014

Submit Proposals Online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HPGS_Conference_ProposalSubmission2014

The 2014 Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society Conference invites you to share your best work in practice or research in the Concurrent Sessions. We are interested in presentations that address the conference theme: Imagine 2030... Mobilizing our Communities Across Generations. Presentation proposals will be accepted in three broad topical areas:

Improving Health, such as healthy living, disease prevention, healthcare delivery systems, caregiving, and health technology.
Strengthening Economies, such as economic security, work and leisure activities, business, innovation, education and training, and health and long term care financing.
Enabling Community, such as family support, intergenerational exchange, volunteerism, community well‐being, policy and advocacy, and a sustainable environment.

The conference will feature keynote speakers, plenary sessions, and concurrent sessions of speaker, panel and workshop presentations. The HPGS Conference is intended for elder care practitioners in the health and human service fields; businesses, government agencies, non‐profits, and faith‐based organizations serving older adults; applied researchers; students; and advocates.


Call for “Na Lima Kokua” Awards Information & Submission Form

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 18, 2014

Submit Nominations to:
HPGS Conference
Attn: Susan Michihara
PO Box 3706
Honolulu, HI 96811

Individuals residing in Hawaii, or businesses operating in Hawaii, for two years or more who have strived to make a unique contribution to the elderly. Those eligible would be individuals and businesses who have helped to enhance the image of aging or who have promoted the field of gerontology. Also, nominees must not have previously won this award in any category.

Deadline to submit nominations is April 18, 2014. For more information, please contact Susan Michihara at 432-7158 or susan.m.michihara@kp.org. The award winners will be honored at the 18th Biennial Conference of the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society to be held at the Hyatt Resort & Spa on September 29-30, 2014.