Social Program

Registration Mingle

The registration opens on May 22, i.e. the day before the start of the Congress. When you register at the conference venue, you receive, besides your badge and other congress material, also a ticket for a free drink. So, take the opportunity to stay a while, mingle, and meet old colleagues already at this occasion.

Date: Wednesday May 22
Time: 18:00-20:00
Place: Swedish Exhibition and Congress Center
Cost: No cost
No pre-registrationto the mingle. 

Welcome reception

Mingle and meet with old and new colleagues at the conference venue. The reception is offered by the city of Gothenburg in collaboration with Västra Götalandsregionen (VGR) and includes a buffet and drinks. The reception is open for all registered participants.

Date: Thursday May 23
Time: 18:30
Place: Swedish Exhibition and Congress Center
Price: No cost. Hosted by the City of Gothenburg and Västra Götalandsregionen
Pre-registration is mandatory.


STUDENT DELEGATE SOCIAL BREAKFAST hosted by IAGG Council of Student Organizations

An opportunity for students for informal networking, questions, research sharing and general discussion for those studying in the field of ageing. There is no cost to attend. Seats are limited. To book a place at the breakfast event and/or for further information please contact Justine Irving through

The IAGG Council of Student Organizations (IAGG CSO) is pleased to host a pre-congress social breakfast for student delegates attending the IAGG European Region Congress and facilitated by Justine Irving (IAGG CSO Member) and Deborah Morgan (European Regional Student Representative). Through events such as these, the IAGG CSO seeks to bring together gerontology and geriatrics students to further foster regional and international connections, communication and exchange of information amongst students.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Date: Friday May 24
Time: 07:00

Conference Dinner

Enjoy, eat, and meet at Kajskjul 8 for the conference dinner. Kajskjul 8 is located in central Gothenburg at the waterfront and old harbour district close to the floating ship museum. Kajskjul 8 was built on the quays along the railroad tracks around 1870. Originally used as a warehouse, the shed was then filled with all kinds of products, such as spices imported from the Orient as well as lumber from the forests of Värmland (region north of Gothenburg), which would then be transported down to southern Europe and other places. It is a building with a lot of interesting history, nowadays used for events and dinners.

Besides an excellent 3-course dinner, there will also be musical entertainments that will make it into an unforgettable finale of the Congress. Don’t miss the opportunity to sign up for this event when you register.

Date: Saturday May 25
Time: 18:45
Place: Kajskjul 8, Packhuskajen 11
Price: SEK 750 incl. vat (SEK 600 excl. vat)
Pre-registration is mandatory.

Dinner includes a 3 course dinner,  beverages, and entertainment.

Closest tram/bus stop: Stenpiren or Lilla Bommen


No pre-registration to the Stay Fit activities

Morning Walk May 24 and 25 May

Experience a bit of Gothenburg’s history on foot. Join a guided morning walk around the canal, passing several Gothenburg University landmarks, before returning back to the Congress. We meet outside Entrance no.5/Main entrance to Svenska Mässan/Congress venue at 06:50, May 24 and May 25. The walk will last for approximately 75 minutes and cover ca 5.5 km.

Morning Run May 24 and 25 May

Run and experience some scenery in the middle of Gothenburg. Join a guided morning run along the Mölndal water course. We meet in the lobby of Hotel Gothia Towers at 07:00 on May 24 and May 25. The run will last for approximately 30-40 minutes and will be led mostly on tarmac.

Morning Yoga May 24 and 25 May

Start the day balanced and relaxed. Join a peaceful Yoga class at the AgeStage (H-hall) at 07:35-08:15 May 24 and May 25. In the class, you will be performing light yoga while standing up and/or sitting on a chair. We recommend loose-fitting clothing, but no special workout or yoga clothes will be necessary.

Lunchbreak Zumba May 23, 24 and 25 May

Stay active and focused. Join our lunchbreak Zumba class in room H1, close to the H-hall and AgeStage May 23, 24 and 25 during the lunch break. Dance to great music, burn some of those extra calories from the complimentary lunches and coffee, and invigorate yourself in anticipation of the afternoon symposia-block. No special workout clothes will be necessary.

Happy hours 18:00-21:00

for the IAGG-ER delegates at Twentyfourseven

Happy hours every evening between 18:00-21:00 during the conference days between Wednesday 22nd and Saturday 25th, take time to meet after the conference, all IAGG-ER delegates has a special price on beer/wine at the hotel lobby café and bar Twentyfourseven, please show your name badge to get the happy hour price.