AGEN 2020 Online Schedule & NACDA Presentation

We invite you to participate and engage in the conference online.

We are holding a number of sessions on Zoom, the cloud-based video conferencing platform.

Official Conference Programme and Abstract Book (ISSN:2433-7544)

The final version of the Conference Programme and Abstract Book is now available; links are below.

The programme contains session information, a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule, and all abstracts.

 Download the Conference Programme [PDF].

 Conference Outline

View the Conference Programme on Issuu via a web browser: AGen2020 Programme

If you have an Android device, there's an issuu app available: Download the Issuu App

If you have an iPad or an iPhone, there's also an app available: Apple App

Conference Online Schedule

Please note all times listed are Japan standard time.

There may be some minor changes to the below schedule, so please check the conference website for details

Friday, March 27, 2020

Watch and participate via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 591856356

10:30-10:45 Welcome Address 

& Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners | (Online via Zoom)

Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

10:45-11:25 Featured Presentation | (Online via Zoom)

Religious Complicity and LGBTQ Rights

Frank S. Ravitch, Michigan State University College of Law, USA

(11:25-11:35 Break)

11:35-12:15 Keynote Presentation | (Online via Zoom)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy – Its Relevance for Japan in Social  Transition

Mie Takaki, DBT Tokyo, Japan

12:15-12:30 IAFOR Documentary Photography Award (Online via Zoom)

12:30-13:45 Lunch Break | (Online via Zoom)

13:45-14:25 Featured Presentation |  (Online via Zoom)

Helping a Stranger in Japan: Who Helps and Why?

Yu Niiya, Hosei University, Japan

(14:25-14:35 Break)

14:35-15:15 Keynote Presentation |  (Online via Zoom)

Embracing Difference: Religious Diversity in the UK

Stephen E. Gregg, University of Wolverhampton, UK 

(15:15-15:30 Break)

15:30-16:45 Online Session I – Linguistics/Language & Psychology/Behavioral Science

(16:45-17:00 Break)

17:00-18:40 Online Session II – Education & Neuroscience

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Watch and participate via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 974223453

Gold star

09:00-09:20: Welcome Address

(8-8:20pm Detroit time March 27)

James W. McNally, University of Michigan & NACDA Program on Aging, USA

09:20-10:20 Keynote Workshop | Online via Zoom

(8:20-9:20pm Detroit time March 27)

Aging Data: NACDA & an Open-source Repository

James W. McNally, University of Michigan & NACDA Program on Aging, USA

Gold star

(10:20-10:30: Break)

10:30-11:45: Aging & Gerontology Online Session I

12:00-13:40: Aging & Gerontology Online Session II

How to Watch and Participate with Zoom

Before joining a Zoom online session on your computer or mobile device, download the Zoom app. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.

Participation Rules

- The IAFOR moderator will be responsible for monitoring the session

- Video and the microphone will be automatically turned off.

- The participants will be muted upon entry.

- The meeting will be recorded automatically.

- If you have any questions for presenters, please send a chat message to the IAFOR moderator.

Familiarise yourself with Zoom 

Watch the Demo Video, download the Zoom app, and join a test meeting. 

Click on the link to read the full article:

Pre-Recorded Virtual Presentations

A number of presenters have submitted pre-recorded virtual video presentations.

We encourage you to watch these presentations and provide feedback through the video comments. A full list of these is on the conference website.

AGen Official Conference Proceedings ISSN: 2432-4183

Authors may upload final papers via the following link: Final Paper Submission. The deadline for uploading final papers is April 29, 2020. Full instructions and a template can be found on the Final Paper Submission page. Conference Proceedings and all final papers will be available on the IAFOR Research Archive ( on May 29, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Team at

Thank you for your support of IAFOR and NACDA!

Mar 25, 2020

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