IFA’s 17ᵗʰ Global Conference on Ageing

YEBO/YES! Action on Ageing:
Evidence | Policy | Practice

   9 – 12 September 2025      

Cape Town, South Africa








A not to be missed event focusing on influencing and shaping policy that improves the quality of life of current and future generations of older people.

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UPDATE: South African Visa Information

Delegates can now access information on visa requirements, application procedures, and essential travel tips directly through the conference website. This initiative aims to facilitate a seamless experience for international attendees, ensuring smooth entry into the vibrant landscapes of South Africa.

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Call for Abstracts

Dive into the diverse topics shaping the future of ageing at the 17th Global Conference on Ageing! From immunization to age-friendly environments, explore 9 transformative themes shaping the future of ageing. Don't miss your chance to be part of something greater - submit your abstracts today!

Registration for the IFACONF2025 is Now Open!

Ready to be part of the conversation shaping the future of ageing? Registration is officially OPEN for the IFACONF2025! Don't miss your chance to contribute - submit your abstracts today and secure your spot!


YEBO/YES! Action on Ageing:
Evidence | Policy | Practice

An event where inspiration meets engagement.

Join us for an insightful and impactful event dedicated to exploring the diverse dimensions of ageing and its implications on society. As the world’s population continues to age, it’s imperative that we come together to address the challenges and opportunities associated with this demographic shift. Our conference features thought-provoking keynote addresses, inspiring symposiums, skill-building workshops, interactive oral and poster sessions and most importantly the voices of older people from around the globe.

Whether you are an advocate, researcher, policymaker, industry leader, healthcare professional, caregiver, or simply passionate about ageing issues, this conference offers a unique platform to exchange knowledge, share best practices, and foster meaningful connections.

Together, let’s shape a future of ageing populations and be a part of driving positive change for older adults worldwide.

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts Open1 May 24
Registration Opens
1 May 24
Deadline for Abstract Submission30 Apr 25
Early Bird Registration Deadline31 Mar 25
Pre-conference Meetings9 Sep 25
Conference Program10-12 Sep 25

Conference Fees

Registration TypeDatesUSDZAR¹
IFA Member, Early Bird1 May 24 – 31 Mar 25$450
IFA Member 1 Apr 25 – 8 Sep 25$600
Non-Member, Early Bird1 May 24 – 31 Mar 25$600
Non-Member1 Apr 25 – 8 Sep 25$750
Delegate from Low and Middle Income Country $280
Delegate from African Region $200R 3,700
On-site Registration $800

¹ Registration fee in ZAR is exclusive to South African delegates.

Note: Join the IFA for $100.00USD and save on your conference registration. Click here for access to membership form or contact Ms. Sneha Yatam (Accounts and Office Manager) at syatam@ifa.ngo.

Conference Highlights

1,200+ Attendees


International Renowned Speakers

50+ Sectors and Disciplines

200+ Partners

70+ Countries Represented


250+ Concurrent Sessions and more than 1,000 Presentations

The Themes

The Conference themes aim to inform, inspire and stimulate the exchange of knowledge about policies and practice crucial for addressing current barriers and informing the future for fostering thriving older populations.

Age-friendly Environments

Family, Intergenerational Dynamics

Immunization for all Ages

Building Capacity in LMICs: Policy and Good Practice

Healthy Ageing

Improving Practice through Digital Technologies

Connecting Ageing and the Economy

Human Rights

Long-term Care and Improving Function

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