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CEPAR International Conference to explore population ageing causes, consequences and responses

ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) 2 mins read

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is hosting the CEPAR International Conference at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) from 3rd to 5th July 2023.


The conference brings together leading experts, researchers, policymakers, and industry professionals sharing the latest research and policy and industry perspectives on the dynamics of an ageing demographic.


According to CEPAR projections, Australia’s population aged 65 and above is expected to increase by 54% from 4.31 million in 2021 to 6.66 million by 2041. The number of people aged 85 and above in Australia is projected to increase even more dramatically over the next 20 years – to 1.28 million by 2041 which marks an increase of 140% compared to 2021.


These projections highlight the significant demographic shift towards an ageing population.


Themed ‘Population Ageing: Causes, Consequences and Responses’, this conference will provide a unique platform for multidisciplinary discussions and insights into the challenges and opportunities presented by one of the major economic and social challenges of the 21st century.


Key conference program highlights include:


  • Four engaging keynote sessions by internationally renowned experts will deliver thought-provoking keynote presentations on various aspects of population ageing and its consequences:
    1. The role of private and public transfers to sustain the generational economy, presented by Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz (Vienna University of Technology, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
    2. Financial decision making in older age, presented by Duke Han (University of Southern California)
    3. Work and retirement pathways, presented by Mo Wang (University of Florida)
    4. The economic evidence of long-term care insurance, presented by Norma Coe (University of Pennsylvania)


  • Three interactive panel discussions featuring experts from academia, industry, government and the community will offer perspectives on the following topics:
    • Migration policy for Australia in the context of population ageing;
    • Macroeconomic risk and demographic change;
    • Feminising and ageing workforce and the implications for research, policy and practice.


  • The latest population ageing research from around the world will be presented by over 60 researchers from relevant fields of population ageing, including actuarial science, demography, economics, epidemiology, finance, organisation and management, psychology, and sociology.


For more information about the conference, including the program and speakers, please visit the conference website at


Conference details:

  • Date: 3-5 July 2023
  • Venue: John Niland Scientia Building, University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)
  • Address: John Niland Scientia Building, G19 Library Rd, UNSW Sydney, Kensington NSW 2052
  • Conference website:


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A program booklet, including all abstracts and speaker bios, is available to download at


Information for members of the media:

  • CEPAR invites members of the media to attend the CEPAR International Conference to gain insights from leading experts and researchers in the field of population ageing.


  • The conference will be held in-person at the John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Sydney; the three panel sessions will also be online live-streamed.


  • Media Registration: Please RSVP to; registration fees will be waived for members of the media.

About us:



The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is a unique collaboration between academia, government and industry, committed to delivering solutions to one of the major economic and social challenges of the 21st century. The research centre is based at the University of New South Wales, with nodes at the Australian National University, Curtin University, The University of Melbourne and The University of Sydney.

Contact details:

Silke Weiss, Communications, Marketing and Events Manager, CEPAR,


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