EPIC Conference: May 21 – 30, 2024




AGE-WELL, Canada’s AgeTech network, is dedicated to the creation of technologies and services that benefit older adults and caregivers. Our aim is to help older Canadians maintain their independence, health and quality of life through technologies, programs and services that increase their safety, support their independent living, and enhance their social participation.


Now in its fifth year, the AGE-WELL EPIC Conference has grown to be the largest trainee conference at the intersection of health, aging, and technology. We welcome a truly global audience and are delighted by the continued support we receive from partners and attendees worldwide – it underscores the universal natures of AGE-WELL’s mission to accelerate the delivery of technology-based solutions that make a meaningful difference in the lives of older adults and caregivers.


AGE-WELL has identified 8 Challenge Areas – difficult and complex problem areas found through extensive public consultation – that demand innovation and deployment of real-world solutions. The EPIC Conference (2024) is an opportunity for AGE-WELL and EPIC-AT students, postdoctoral fellows, research staff and ECRs to present their research alongside their stakeholder partners, highlight its potential impact, and connect with colleagues from around the world. Each session will also feature a new segment called Moving the Dial that highlights how AGE-WELL partners and supported startups are improving quality of life for Canada’s older adults and caregivers.


This virtual conference brings together older adults, caregivers, government and industry partners from around the world for eight virtual sessions, featuring presentations from AGE-WELL leaders, partners and supported startups.


The EPIC Conference is free and all are welcome to attend.


Interested AGE-WELL HQP and EPIC-AT Fellows are asked to submit an application on Forum that includes a presentation abstract and the details of a co-presenter who is an older adult, caregiver, community, or industry partner in their research. Only applications that include a stakeholder co-presenter will be considered. Check out the EPIC Conference 2023 sessions here.

Applications will be open in Forum from March 1 to 31, 2024.