AAGE 2024 Conference

We had an intense time of sharing and learning at the AAGE 2024 conference, held in association with the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The sky was beautiful, the food was delicious, and the company was collegial and interesting.

Tour of Carmen Herrera exhibit, organised by Doris Francis

One highlight was a tour of an exhibit of artwork by the artist Carmen Herrera, who loved every straight line she saw. Although she had been an artist her entire life, she only gained fame in her eighties (and lived into her 100s). The tour attracted about 25 people, AAGErs and newcomers alike. Many thanks to Doris Francis, a retired anthropologist who lives in the area, for organising it.



Jess Bytautas
Sheridan Conty

A second highlight was the presentations by the awardees of the Jacob Climo graduate student travel award on Friday afternoon. Jess Bytautas spoke on legacy work in palliative care and Sheridan Conty presented on care worker training in Ontario. There were other interesting panels organised by members throughout the conference.

A third highlight was the Saturday morning breakfast attended by some 35 people, including some AAGE stalwarts and some new to the organisation. These photos were taken on the patio of the fifth floor, overlooking the beautiful mountains. Thanks to Sherri Briller and Jay Sokolovsky for organising the breakfast. It was followed by a roundtable on “Aging Now!” organised by Sherri and Aaron Seaman.

Attendees at the AAGE Saturday breakfast
Past and present AAGE presidents: Aaron Seaman, Maria Cattell, Jay Sokolovsky, Cati Coe, Sherri Briller, Doris Francis



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