Future of Ageing 2020

Thursday, 3 December 2020

9.00am (for 9.30am) – 5.30pm followed by a drinks reception

Wellcome Collection

Event Details

Future of Ageing 2020: Together for tomorrow

Delivering a better society for all generations

Policy and practice is increasingly polarised by age. Yet in an ageing world we need to ensure that society works for all. The impact of longevity on society isn’t just about older people: it will impact everyone. Young and old alike.

Younger people are undoubtedly facing a tough future.

  • We know that every girl born today will have a one in three chance of living until she’s 100.
  • We know that when she starts work, she will need to save at least 20% of her earnings every year in order to afford a comfortable retirement.
  • We know that if she wants to buy her own home, she’ll probably need to wait until she’s over 35, in a relationship and working full time.

But at the same time:

  • We know that a retiree today may be increasingly likely to live in poverty as final salary schemes come to an end.
  • We know that while an older person today may be living much longer than generations before, they are also spending more time in ill health and
  • We know that older people tend to have fewer qualifications than younger and take up fewer opportunities to learn within the workplace.

And we know that across the life course, age discrimination is a barrier to opportunity.

Through this conference we will seek to engage experts, policy makers and practitioners to provoke conversations and pioneer solutions for a society where everyone can thrive, regardless of age. We will explore, for example:

  • How can financial services work to support saving among young as well as decumulation in old age?
  • How can we ensure health systems protect the acute needs of older people whilst also investing in prevention?
  • How can we ensure that benefits and tax policy is intergenerationally fair?
  • How can we develop “work” and meaningful activity which is attractive for both younger and older workers?
  • How can we meet the housing needs of young and old?
  • How can policy better recognise that social care is a life-course issue and deliver funding proposals which are fair across generations? and
  • How can older and younger people work together to address the climate emergency?

Our annual Future of Ageing conferences have been described by delegates as ‘one of the best conferences I have ever attended’. The conferences assemble experts from the fields of health, housing, finance and business to identify the challenges and opportunities posed by an ageing society.

We expect over 200 attendees to join us at the conference, including policymakers; business leaders; charity sector experts; public sector decision makers; local authority staff; academics; and senior journalists.


Register here

End of financial year discount rate (ends 31 March 2020)

Charity, NFP, University, Individual, Public Sector £175.00 (+£35.00 VAT)
Corporate £299.00 (+£59.80 VAT)

Early bird rate (ends 31 August 2020)

Charity, NFP, University, Individual, Public Sector £180.00 (+£36.00 VAT)
Corporate £310.00 (+£62.00 VAT)

Standard rate

Charity, NFP, University, Individual, Public Sector £260.00 (+£52.00 VAT)
Corporate £379.00 (+£75.80 VAT)
PhD £140.00 (+£28.00 VAT)


Terms & Conditions

These terms together with any other terms that are referred to in them are the agreement between ILC-UK Services Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of the International Longevity Centre – UK) (“We” “Our” “Us”) and you, the person that has booked to attend the event or occasion (“You” “Your”). This agreement applies to your booking and attendance of the event.

The terms of the venue and the terms of other applicable third parties may also apply to you.

You agree that you will behave (i) in accordance with our and any other relevant party’s (such as the venue) reasonable requests and instructions and (ii) appropriately, lawfully and not in a disproportionately disruptive or antisocial manner.

Where we deem that it is necessary to do so we may at our discretion change the format, content, programme, speakers or venue. Should we do this we will endeavour to notify you.

If any such change results in a material disadvantage to you such as it being a material change to the core purpose or content or venue of the event we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible and you may at your discretion attend the event in its changed form or cancel your booking and receive a refund of any monies paid, less a £50 administrative fee.

We may have to suspend or cancel the event if we experience an emergency or circumstances that are beyond our reasonable control. You may cancel your booking under such circumstances. If we cancel the event due to an emergency or circumstances outside of our control we will provide a full refund of any monies paid, however we are unable to cover consequential losses. The maximum refund that you will receive is limited to the exact fee that we charged you.

If we fail to comply with this agreement, we are responsible for loss or damage that you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of the agreement or our negligence. Loss or damage is foreseeable if they were an obvious consequence of our breach or if they were contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into this agreement.

You shall be responsible for any loss or damage to any of your property unless we have caused any such loss or damage.

Your booking is not transferable to any other person unless you give ILC written notice at least five working days before the event takes place.

Payment and cancellation

You or your organisation must pay ILC-UK Services Ltd the full price for the booking at the time of booking or on receipt of our invoice or otherwise in accordance with our payment instructions.

A receipt for payment will be issued on your request. Unless we have stated otherwise the fee is inclusive of those refreshments and written materials provided in connection with the event that we are responsible for providing.

Unless otherwise indicated prices expressed exclude VAT.

Payment must be received by us in cleared funds at least three working days before the date of the event.

You may cancel your attendance at any time before the event and we will issue a refund in accordance with the below cancellation conditions:

  • All cancellations are subject to a £50 administrative fee which will be deducted from the refunded amount.
  • Cancellations made within 14 days of the event – 50% of the ticket cost will be retained by ILC-Services Ltd.
  • Cancellations made within 7 days of the event – non-refundable.


Where you have indicated you are happy for us to do so, your personal details will be securely retained by ILC. These details will be used to keep you up to date with news related to the ILC. Your details will not be shared with third parties.

Please refer to our Data Protection Notice for more information.


Future of Ageing 2020 will run from 9.00am (for a 9.30am start) until 5.30pm, followed by a short drinks reception.

The full agenda, including speaker and session details, will be made available closer to the conference.


Address details:

Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
London NW1 2BE

The Wellcome Collection is located in the centre of London and within a few minutes’ walk from Euston and Kings Cross mainline stations, and Euston Square and Warren Street underground stations.

How to get to the Wellcome Collection.

Sponsorship opportunities

Each year we have a range of sponsorship, advertising and promotional opportunities to suit your organisation’s objectives and budget. Our team are dedicated to understanding your requirements and will help to put together a bespoke package to suit your budget.

We are happy to work with you to create a bespoke package to meet your company’s budget and requirements. Packages could include advertisement space in the conference programme, social media shout-outs, free delegate tickets, your company logo on conference materials, and more.

Members of the ILC-UK Partners Programme are eligible for a 15% discount on all sponsorship packages.

Please contact Redvers Lee on 0207 340 0440 or RedversLee@ilcuk.org.uk for more information.

Previous sponsors include:

Drink Wise Age Well, EY, Partnership, Pfizer, McCarthy & Stone, Aviva, Gen Re, Partnership for Change, FirstPort and the Centre for Ageing Better.

Previous conferences

Future of Ageing 2020 is our sixth annual Future of Ageing conference. You can find out more about our previous conferences below, or take a look at our video and picture gallery of last year’s conference.