Wednesday, November 1, 2017
9am to 5pm
Concordia University
SGW campus (downtown)
EV Building
A welcome table is located in the atrium of the EV building

From age friendly cities, to smart cities to sustainable cities, how we live, work, play, engage and negotiate the urban environment is on the public agenda. Age 3.0: Aging in the city  considers the multiple intersections of innovation, technologies and aging, and brings together voices from the university, Montreal-based community groups, and local businesses to explore what it means to grow older together in the city. Age 3.0 asks its participants to challenge assumptions about aging and innovation, which often are often presented as irreconcilable. We seek to engage with ideas and methods for asserting the important role of older adults in building the city of today and tomorrow.

Age 3.0: Aging in the city is a one-day event at Concordia University. With free activities in both French and English, the day is set up as a fair where participants are invited to move freely to concurrent activities throughout the day. Join us in the atrium on the ground floor of the EV building, and from there move on to lively panel discussions, exhibitor kiosks, art installations and film screenings.

Discussion panels and presentations

A series of panel conversations, featuring over a dozen presenters, brings together researchers from several institutions who are conducting innovative research on the topic of ageing from diverse fields such as communication studies, psychology, education and fine arts. Researchers are put to the challenge of connecting their work to the lived realities of seniors in Montreal, and to communicate their research in ways that are accessible and engaging. Joining these researchers are local artists, activists and members of the community, all of whom are invited to explain how they work to examine, challenge or engage with the topic of later life.

Intersections: A Community Art Exhibit

Intersections: Aging in the city is a visual art exhibition that presents the work of artists, researchers, and community members from around Montreal. It will showcase the range of filters that aging gives to perceptions of the city, especially as aging intersects with extant identities. As the title suggests, visitors will walk a path in the artists’ shoes, moving through the figurative streets of their urban experiences. Within the predetermination of the city’s street map, this exhibit will serve as a reminder that each intersection presents a choice and serves as a progress marker on our journey.

Interactive Kiosks

Local companies,  research teams and community groups are invited to host interactive kiosks in the EV Atrium on the theme of the day, showcasing ideas, products, projects and services.

Film Screenings and Projections

Age 3.0 will feature a series of short films and projections, including fiction, documentary and experimental moving images. These films will be screened throughout the day, and filmmakers, creators and protagonists will join Age 3.0 to talk about their work. Some of these films are the outcome of collaborative projects with seniors, while others represent efforts to bridge university research and creative processes. Each of these films, in their own way, draws attention to the complex realities of seniors.

Watch our video from Age 3.0 (2016):


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Ageing + Communication + Technologies (ACT)

ACT is a research project housed at Concordia University that brings together researchers and institutional and community partners to address the transformation of the experiences of ageing with the proliferation of new forms of mediated communications in networked societies. ACT is comprised of researchers, students, and community and institutional partners from around the world. Together, we are investigating how ‘digital ageism’ – the individual and systemic biases that create forms of inclusion and exclusion that are age-related – operates in subtle ways at this time. Through our collective and collaborative research, we provide an analysis that comes from our engagement with individuals and communities of elders and suggest strategies for change.


Communautique is a hub for open innovation, dedicated to learning, collaboration, research, and experimentation in social and technological innovation. Its mission is to support civic participation by promoting information literacy, the adoption of information and communication technologies, and development of related tools. Communautique has worked for 16 years to democratize access to technology within the cultural, social, and economic realities of today’s world. As a precursor to the living labs movement, Communautique earned its reputation with the developement of FabLabs in Quebec. They opened Echo-Fab, the first FabLab in Canada, and co-founded FabLabs Quebec. Additionally, Commuautique is the driving force behind “Gray Matter QI2025” an ecosystem dedicated a Silver economy that is by and for seniors. 

engAGE: Concordia University Centre for Research on Aging

engAGE aspires to change how we think about aging. Through innovative, collaborative, interdisciplinary research, engAGE researchers work with older people and their communities in order to address challenges and facilitate opportunities in all realms of life: social, physical, cognitive, emotional, and political. engAGE brings together researchers from a broad range of disciplines, from fine art to physics to explore creative ways to study age and explore opportunities to enhance health and well-being across the life course. We work together with older people, community groups, health care practitioners, and industry partners to provide thoughtful analysis of the strengths and challenges that we experience in relation to age and then to suggest strategies for change.

Concordia University

Olympic gold medalists. Oscar winners. Satellite Designers. Concordia University has them all. Creative. Diverse. Concordia pushes boundaries by crossing disciplines. Acclaimed fields include aerospace, nanotechnology, journalism, psychology, genomics, cinema, studio arts, finance and sustainable business. Bold, urban energy. 46,000 students in Montreal, North America’s most exciting city. Leading research, top teaching, engaged community — transformative experiences through flexible, friendly service. Celebrating 40 years in 2014, Concordia defines the next-generation university.



Zagora est une firme spécialisée en production de conférences et événements d’affaires. Elle conseille, sur le plan stratégique, les organisations qui désirent: rendre leurs événements plus pertinents, achalandés et rentables. Sa fondatrice possède une expérience internationale de production de centaines de conférences au sein d’entreprises telles: IIR (désormais Informa Group), Thomson Reuters, IATA et TC Media. Aussi, Zagora produit ses propres événements sur des sujets novateurs, dont la Silver Economy. Tout récemment, la présidente a été nommée la première ambassadrice d’Aging2.0 de Montréal. L’objectif est d’aider l’éco-système des stratégies-ups montréalaises de considérer le vieillissement comme un axe de développement exceptionnel et important.