International Physical Literacy Conference Europe 2019

DescriptionTop ReasonsUmeå, 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.

Known for its museums and cultural institutions

Umeå is a city in eastern Sweden, known for its museums and cultural institutions. The Västerbottens Museum has an open-air section with historical buildings from around the county. Its indoor area features exhibits on the indigenous Sami people and traditional skiing techniques. An extensive guitar collection is showcased at Guitars – The Museum, which also has live performances and a restaurant. Nearby, the Women’s History Museum offers rotating exhibitions exploring gender and identity. On the banks of the Umeälven River, the Bildmuseet gallery displays Swedish and international contemporary art. West along the river, Umedalen Sculpture Park is home to modern art installations set in a forested area. Farther west, near the town of Bjurholm, Älgens Hus is an elk farm offering up-close encounters. The surrounding area of the River Country, known for its 4 large rivers, is popular for fishing, white-water rafting, and snowmobiling.


Professor in the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education at the University of Victoria.
Faculty member of the School of Medical Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba
Director of Operations and Special Projects with the Sport for Life Society
CEO of the Sport for Life Society and an architect of the Long-Term Athlete Development Framework
Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto President-elect, North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine
Senior Lecturer - Health & Physical Education Macquarie University
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