National Policy Forum 2019

Challenging Ageism: What is it and what would Australia look like without it?

in collaboration with the EveryAGE Counts Campaign

Facilitator: Caroline Baum

When: Thursday 13 June 2019
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Where: National Press Club, Canberra

Ageism is discrimination against our future selves. It can affect every one of us. Ageism can be found in attitudes or beliefs, in behaviours, or even formalised policy and practices. Yet often it is misunderstood and goes unseen in the policy development processes and unchallenged in private or public behaviour and discussions.

How do we identify ageism, what drives it and what impact does it cause? What are the ‘opportunity costs’ of ageism and its impact on public policy and the economy? How can we best respond to ageism in our private and professional lives?

The 2019 COTA Australia Policy Forum in conjunction with the EveryAGE Counts Campaign will bring together older Australians, academics, regulators and public policy makers to explore the intersection between ageism and public policy in Australia. Together we will identify a future vision for an Australia without ageism.

EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION – Early Bird tickets ends 24 May 2019

Tickets are available on Eventbrite with a reduced price for COTA individual members and COTA organisational members. Please call your state COTA to enquire about membership. All ticket sales close on Wednesday 5 June 2019 at 11:59PM AEST.


General Admission: $315 ($265 Early Bird)
COTA Individual Member: $135 ($105 Early Bird)
COTA Organisational Member: $235 ($190 Early Bird)

Early Bird tickets are available until Friday 24 May 2019

View our Policy Forum 2019 page for a draft of the program, along with confirmed speakers.