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)