International Masterclass on Dementia Care, Design and Ageing

14 May 2019 to 15 May 2019, 10.00AM–6.00PM
Iris Murdoch Conference Suite, Iris Murdoch Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4NF
International Masterclass on Dementia Care, Design and Ageing

On the 14-15 May the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre and the Dementia and Ageing Research Group will host its second International Masterclass on Dementia Care, Design and Ageing (IMDDA). IMDDA brings together experts from across the globe to discuss ideas from design innovation through research to policy development. Last year’s Masterclass appealed to a diverse and international audience of architects, industrial designers, policy makers, researchers, health and social care professionals, town planners and manufacturers.

Please note that the event had previously been scheduled for 13-14 November 2018 but has been postponed to 14-15 May 2019.

We have successfully secured external funding, which enables to reduce the rates previously advertised for both ‘concession/student’ and ‘University/charity/non-profit’ tickets by 25%. These rates are, however, limited so we would encourage you to register at your earliest opportunity. You can secure these using the code ‘25OFFIMDDA19’.

For clarity the criteria for ticket section is as follows:


Student – a registered student of a higher education institution or university. A valid student card will be required on the day of the conference

Concession - over 60yrs, a person with dementia or carer.

University / charity/ non-profit organisation

An employee or a member.


An individual or employee who does not fall within the aforementioned categories.

An outline of the Masterclass 2019

The event programme will be published soon.

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Sponsorship opportunities

There are various sponsorship opportunities available. For more information please contact

Getting here

The University of Stirling’s campus is just two miles from the centre of Stirling in central Scotland. We're served by excellent fast public transport links from Glasgow and Edinburgh. We're also easily accessible by bus, foot and bike from Stirling's centre. Full details on how to get to our campus.

Although parking is available on campus, due to a campus redevelopment project, parking spaces are extremely limited and cannot be guaranteed. There is also a daily payment charge on site. Where possible, we would strongly recommend that delegates make use of public transport.


Stirling Court Hotel is located within the stunning grounds of the University and with iconic views over the Wallace Monument. With over 100 comfortable bedrooms, restaurant, bar and excellent conference facilities, the hotel is ideal place to stay. A preferential rate has been secured for all conference delegates of £74.00pp including VAT and breakfast based on sole occupancy or a double en-suite and £90.00 based on two people sharing. Rooms, with the preferential rates above, can be booked directly, using the code 'AEU1819'. Please note that spaces are, however, limited and offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Other hotels, in close proximity to Stirling train station are The Stirling Highland HotelHotel Collesio and The Golden Lion.

Contact Us

The conference will be hosted by the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) in partnership with the Dementia and Ageing Research Group (DARG) based within the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling.

You can follow the conference build up on Twitter using the hashtag #IMDDA18

If you have any queries relating to the conference, travel and/or accommodation the please do not hesitate to contact us at