2022 Conference – April 7-8

MGS 46th Annual Conference
Emerging Voices
A Two-Day Interactive Hybrid Experience
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus & Streaming
April 7 – 8, 2022


Pre-Conference Virtual Poster Session
April 6, 2022

Call for Conference Presenters
(Submission Deadline: October 29, 2021 at 4pm)

MGS will host its 46th Annual Conference on April 7 – 8, 2022, with a pre-conference on April 6th focused on research. The conference typically attracts more than 500 participants from across the state. This year’s conference plans to be hybrid – both onsite and virtual.  We are excited to announce our new onsite venue this year, one of our educational partners, the University of St. Thomas. The target audience is professionals who work with older adults in Minnesota. Typically, attendees are aging services and healthcare professionals; city, county, state and organizational policy and program managers; higher education faculty, researchers and students in fields related to aging studies; and active retirees. In addition, about 30 sponsors and exhibitors will be on display.  The unique role that MGS plays in our field is bringing together professionals and students in all fields related to our work with older adults.  The networking opportunities and relationships are a hallmark of our event.

This year MGS is responding to the unprecedented times we are living in.  We would like to hear from our research and practice community to inform us on innovations in research, practice, education/training, and policy initiatives that are occurring around our state, and beyond.  Our theme this year implies this desire – Emerging Voices. 

The Conference Committee is seeking presenters for break-out sessions that complement its theme. The 2022 MGS Conference will challenge attendees to:

  • Learn of emerging research in our field and those that impact our field.
  • Learn of innovative and inclusive practices to address our changing culture: whole person supports, economic and policy initiatives, education and training, and workforce strategies (including self care).
  • Engage with emerging voices and thought leaders to increase knowledge and opportunities to meet the challenges of our times.

Call for Conference Presenters
(Submission Deadline: October 29, 2021 at 4pm)