Woman Pointing at winning poster at the 2019 Annual Colloquium on Aging

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Annual Colloquium

Since 1988, the IOA has hosted an annual event known as the Institute on Aging Colloquium. It is free and open to the public, and now attracts a full-capacity crowd each year from the campus and community. Local researchers showcase cutting-edge science in diverse aspects of aging through talks and poster exhibits, while many organizations from the community provide a Health and Resource Fair. The program additionally includes a Keynote Address by an internationally recognized leader on current and critical topics of aging as well as presentation of New Investigator Awards to junior scholars.

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34th IOA Annual Colloquium

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2024
Time: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Gordon Dining & Event Center (2nd Floor) | 770 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53715

Showcasing the latest research and resources on positive aging, with Speakers, a Poster Session, and a Health & Resource Fair.

The event is free and open to the public.

Registration will open the first Monday in August (8/5/24).

Gordon Dining & Event Center

Outside view of Gordon Dining and Event Center

770 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53706 | (on the corner of W. Dayton St and N. Lake, 3 blocks south of the campus end of State St.)

The first floor of Gordon is a public dining hall. The second floor is the event center, which has rooms reserved for the Colloquium.

See the event location on the UW–Madison campus map

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Poster Session & New Investigator Awards

The Poster Session features posters on various aging-related topics dealing with psychosocial, biomedical, and clinical/applied research. Posters are presented by faculty, research scientists, postdocs, and students.

Awards are given to UW–Madison students or advanced trainees to recognize outstanding achievement in aging or life course studies. Winners receive a $500 award and their research is showcased in the event’s Poster Session.

Application coming June 2024

2023 Keynote Speaker: David R. Williams, PhD, MPH

2022 Keynote Speaker: Kevin Aho, PhD