International Physical Literacy Conference Europe 2019

DescriptionReasons to AttendUmeå, Sweden

The International Physical Literacy Conference Europe, hosted by the Sport for Life Society and Change the Game, will be the first conference to be held in this region on September 11 – 13, 2019 with pre and post conference workshops. It will host global leaders to share their best practices and research to advance the worldwide physical literacy movement.

Every individual embarks on a physical literacy journey. By developing physical literacy across the lifespan, individuals empower themselves to be better at work, better at physical activities, have better mental health and happiness, and to better engage with their community. It is important to every sector, and each sector has a role to play in ensuring everyone has the opportunity to develop physical literacy.

Top Reasons to Attend the Conference

  • Learn new concepts/perspectives to increase your ability as a leader to create more physically active people.
  • Learn from experts about best practices for successful implementations of physical literacy.
  • Dive deeper into physical literacy.
  • Meet and connect with top researchers and practitioners from many different countries.

Umeå, Sweden

The average age in Umeå is 38 and this is reflected in the townscape with its pubs, restaurants, cafés, discos and shops. Umeå is home to Norrlandsoperan and several international jazz, folk music and rock festivals.
  • Population: 125 066
  • Average age: 38
  • Students: 32,000
  • Annual hours of sunshine: 1,800
  • Number of birch trees in the city centre: 3,000
  • Extraordinary annual event: World Championships of Brännboll (like rounders)

International Physical Literacy Conference 2019

DescriptionReasons to AttendWinnipeg, Canada

Moving Forward Together

We are excited to announce the International Physical Literacy Conference (IPLC), “Moving Forward Together,” will be hosted in Winnipeg, Canada on May 7-10, 2019. Join us as leaders from across the globe share best practices and research to advance the worldwide physical literacy movement. The conference will have exciting new topics attractive to a variety of sectors!

Top Reasons to Attend the Conference

  • Intended Audience; Health Care, Government, Immigration, Justice, Military, Vocation, Sport, Recreation, Performing Arts, Education, Early Childhood Education.
  • Discover and learn from successful best practice Quality Physical Literacy Experiences (QPLE) from around the world.
  • Share knowledge with world leaders in physical literacy related to training of people, and creation of places and programming.
  • Network with global leaders in research and practice related to physical literacy.
  • Become a leader in the social innovation of using physical literacy for global physical activity activation.

The ”Cultural Cradle of Canada”

Known as the “cultural cradle of Canada,” Winnipeg is Manitoba’s cosmopolitan capital city offering plenty of charm. This four-season destination boasts a dazzling arts, theatre, and music scene, as well as diverse dining choices from award-winning chefs. Explore world-class attractions, including moving galleries inside the iconic Museum for Human Rights, and watch polar bears swim in an overhead tunnel at award-winning Journey to Churchill. Experience unique shopping, attractions, and outdoor adventures at The Forks or discover Winnipeg’s vibrant neighbourhoods, such as the artsy, historic Exchange District; the boho chic Osborne Village; or St. Boniface, Western Canada’s largest francophone community.