Hi World Congress Madrid 2017



VENUE · Cibeles Palace, Madrid.

DAY 1 · Thursday 25th May 2017

  • 8:30 - 9:30


  • 9:30 - 9:45

    WELCOME, by Cristóbal Sánchez Blesa, President of SOLIDARIOS and Rhian Bradley, Chair of Homeshare International

  • 9:45 - 10:00

    WELCOME TO THE CITY, by Mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, Madrid City Council

  • 10:00 - 11:00

    The Nan Maitland Memorial Lecture
    Intergenerational relationships for older people, by Prof. Malcolm Johnson, President of Homeshare International. Director, International Institute on Health and Ageing, UK

  • 11:00 - 11.30

    Coffee break

  • 11:30- 12:45

    Intergenerational legacy: sharing, cooperating and living together. Federico Mayor Zaragoza. President of Fundación Cultura de Paz (foundation that promotes peace) and former Director of UNESCO.

  • 12:45 - 13:30

    Homesharing: what brings us together and what can we learn from our differences. A dialogue between Europe and the United States.  Kirby Dunn, Executive Director of HomeShare Vermont and Claire de Kerautem, Director of 1toit2ages Belguim.

  • 13:30 - 15:00

    LUNCH with opportunity for networking

  • 15:00 - 16:30

    WORKSHOP 1 / ROOM 1:  Measuring homeshare programme outcomes in a financial way / Giving monetary value to an organisation or a programme. ECRI GROUP of the University of the Basque Country. (Confirmation pending)

  • 15:00 - 16:30

    WORKSHOP 2 / ROOM 2   
    Communication and marketing skills: What we talk about when we talk about Homeshare: a revision of the perception of these programmes. Beris Campbell, Director of Homeshare Australia and Rhian Bradley, Chair of Homeshare International

  • 15:00 - 16:30

    WORKSHOP 3 / ROOM 3    
    Respect, tolerance and dealing with “difference”. Breaking down intergenerational, intercultural, econonomic, gender, ethnic and other types of barrier. Cross-sectional approach. Claire Morphet, PossAbilities Homeshare, Manchester, UK

  • 16:30 - 17:00

    Workshops feedback sessions

  • 17:00 - 19:30

    FREE TIME: Offering cultural experience and city tour for the participants and partners

  • 20:30 – 23:00


DAY 2: Friday 26th May 2017

  • 9:00 - 9:30


  • 9:30

    Day 2 Welcome

  • 9:30 - 11:30

    Eight 30-minute round tables with successful experiences, innovative projects relating to intergenerational issues or healthy and active ageing and other ways of homesharing as a tool for integration and mutual help. Delegates can experience three sessions during the morning.

  • Round table 1

    Deborah Fox: Building a National Network of Homeshare Schemes. The UK Experience

  • Round table 2

    Sibel Whitehead: The monetary and economic value of Homeshare

  • Round table 3

    Jaeson Cho: The Korean experience with Homeshare. Homeshare programmes in Asia

  • Round table 4

    Beris Campbell: Boosting the development of Homeshare programmes in Australia.  An upbeat story

  • Round table 5

    Gaspar Mayor: Intergenerational Housing in Alicante: Living, growing old and dying with dignity in one´s own household.

  • Round table 6

    Madrid’s local government (speaker to be confirmed): Elder-friendly cities. A perspective of an inclusive urban development.

  • Round table 7

    Mariano Sánchez: Strategies to promote research on homesharing. The role of the Homeshare International Research Group

  • Round table 8

    Community practice as a learning and improvement tool. The experience of the National Homeshare Network in Spain.

  • 11:30 - 12:00

    Coffee break

  • 12:00 - 13:00

    The experience of commercial/non-profit collaboration to promote intergenerational Homeshare programmes in the UK. Chris Anderson, Director of Donations of the Lloyds Bank Foundation and Alex Fox, CEO of Shared LivesPlus UK

  • 13:00 - 14:00

    Experiences of householders and homesharers. TED talks by homesharers and householders.

  • 14:00