2023 Annual Meeting – Registration and Info

2023 Annual Meeting

Theorising Ageing in a Digital World



Date: 28 & 29 September 2023
Venue: Open University of The Netherlands/ Utrecht Campus
Vondellaan 202
3521 GZ Utrecht
The Netherlands


Theorising Ageing in a Digital World

During the 2023 Annual Meeting, we want to focus on the cross-pollinations that become relevant at various conceptual, methodological or empirical junctions in the field of Socio-gerontechnology. These junctions may include, but are not limited to, cross-disciplinary encounters between, for instance, social and cultural gerontology, Science and Technology Studies (STS), age studies, sociology, anthropology, human-computer interactions (HCI), media studies, education or critical design studies. The aim is to explore theoretical and methodological innovations that push the limits of existing approaches in Socio-gerontechnology and put in sharp relief the terrain that becomes visible when we intersect empirical work and concepts that think ageing and technology together.


We are looking forward to an exciting programme with more than 60 paper and poster presentations. You can download the full programme including all abstracts and presenter information.


The conference fee is 40 EUR (20 EUR reduced fee), but it is free for members of the Socio-gerontechnology Network (you can purchase a membership here).  You can make the appropriate choice during the registration process. Your registration includes attendance to the conference, as well as lunches and coffee during both days. The conference dinner on the evening of 28 September is not included in the conference fee, but you can purchase it for 65 EUR during the registration.

Currently, we are fully booked. If you want to register, please send an email to: 2023@socio-gerontechnology.net and we will let you know if you can secure a place.

Hotel recommendations

There are many hotels in the city of Utrecht with the representation of all kind of accomodations. You can choose from large international hotel chains to smaller local hotels or hostels. It is possible to choose a hotel nearby the train station or located in the city center. To assist you with the search, we have made a list of some hotel recommendations close to the train station, venue or in the city center.

The Venue

The Utrecht Campus of the Open Universiteit is located in 5 min walking distance from the historical city centre of Utrecht. It is in walking distance from Utrecht Central Station, which is the main railway hub of The Netherlands. Trains from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport take about 30 minutes and ride 4 times an hour. There are also many direct train connections from Germany and Utrecht Central is easily reachable by train from many other European countries.

Local Organising Team

Alexander Peine

Susan van Hees

Carla Greubel

Karin van Leersum

Louis Neven

Hosted by the Faculty of Humanities/Open University of The Netherlands