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International Society for Gerontechnology Conference Competitive Bid Won by USF

International Society for Gerontechnology Conference Competitive Bid Won by USF

The University of South Florida, against stiff international competition, has won the right to host the 2018 International Society for Gerontechnology conference, which will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida. William Kearns, PhD, CFS Associate Professor in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program and President of the International Society for Gerontechnology North American chapter was instrumental in obtaining the local bid for the conference. Past conferences, which average 500 attendees, have been held in prime international venues such as Pisa (Italy) 2008, Vancouver (Canada) 2010, Eindhoven (The Netherlands) 2012, and Taipei (Taiwan) 2014. The mission of the ISG is to encourage and promote technological innovations in products and services that address older peoples' ambitions and needs on the basis of scientific knowledge about