The European Communication Research Education Association (ECREA) is a diverse academic society “devoted to the development and the quality of communication research and higher education in Europe”.

This weekend of October 26-27 in Istanbul, Turkey, Professor Kim Sawchuk will present the most recent findings of the Mobile Media Lab’s Active Ageing project at ECREA’s fourth annual conference.

Active Ageing explores the relationship between ageing communities and new mobile technologies, hoping to identify methods for fostering agency through practical appropriations of such technologies.  Active Ageing responds to urgent questions of independence, autonomy and community in relation to a significant demographic shift in western populations.