Our Conferences

We meet in conference as a family of “Newcastles” every two years. The report on our most recent conference in Shinshiro  in 2018 can be read on the above link.

Our next conference had been scheduled for 2020 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland but was postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It will now take place in 2022, in Neuchâtel.

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Click below for the Communique that heads of delegations signed at the end of the 2018 conference, setting out our decisions and plans for the time ahead as our alliance of Newcastles grows and develops.

2018 Conference Communique

Our next conference will be in Neuchâtel, Switzerland


Our 2016 conference was in Newcastle, Ontario, Canada – from 19th to 23rd September.

Here’s the report of the conference and its outcomes


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Our main conference themes:

How to create and support “age-friendly” Newcastles

Age-friendly Newcastle

Age-Friendly Newcastles – Discussion Paper

More information – https://newcastlesoftheworld.com/best-practice-information/ageing-population-needs-and-opportunities/

Promoting our “Newcastles” together – the “Newcastles Passport”

Tourists will be able access special offers from Newcastles of the World by signing up to our free Passport scheme. Each Newcastle taking part will carefully select a series of special offers just for visitors. These could be a customised visit programme, special discounts from local businesses, a meal with a host family, a guided tour, meet the Mayor or an exclusive visit to a historic building. The latest promotions will be shown on each Newcastle page taking part in the Passport scheme. The scheme as finalised at our Conference. and will be launched soon.

At the conference we also shared information about some of our other main areas of interest:

Promoting cohesion and strengthening civic identity, harnessing volunteering, philanthropy and citizen engagement



Information about earlier conferences is also held on the website of Shinshiro City:



The 2014 Conference was held in Nové Hrady in the Czech Republic (above)



Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 2012 (above)

Newcastle, South Africa 2010

Our first conference (above) – Shinshiro, Japan 1998

One thought on “Our Conferences

  1. My name is Susan Chambers and I am the owner of Paraphernalia Books ‘N’ Stuff here in Newcastle, Ontario and I would just like to extend warmest greetings to all the delegates who will be attending the 2016 Conference here in our Village. I look forward to meeting you and trust you will have a great time

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