Events

Event Schedule

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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies in the Grand Ballroom
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Health, Education & Sport
Sport for Life – The Journey of Excellence and Health

Keynote - Richard Way, MBA Ch.P.C.

Sport for Life – The Journey of Excellence and Health

In this keynote, Richard Way will share how over the last 15 years, Sport for Life has emerged to create a ‘new normal’ in Canadian sport which now grows out into
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Break

Break

Tea, Coffee & Light Snacks
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Health & Education
Physical Literacy and Health

Block 1: Session 1 - Dr. John Cairney

Physical Literacy and Health

The connections between physical activity and mental and physical health are well known. If physical literacy is a gateway to physical activity, then by extension it should be a gateway
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sport & Education
Long-Term Athlete Development, the Train to Train Stage – Making or Breaking an Athlete.

Block 1: Session 2 - Istvan Balyi, MA

Long-Term Athlete Development, the Train to Train Stage – Making or Breaking an Athlete.

The Train to Train Stage is one of the most important stages of the LTAD. Puberty is when the foundation of future excellence is established. The presentation will outline strategies
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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Break/Prayer Break

Break/Prayer Break

Tea, Coffee & Light Snacks
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Sport & Health
Improving the Quality Sport and Developing Physical Literacy

Block 2: Session 1 - Richard Way, MBA Ch.P.C.

Improving the Quality Sport and Developing Physical Literacy

At its essence, quality sport and physical literacy is achieved when the right people do the right things at the right times which leads to positive experiences for the participant.
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Health & Education
Successful Kinesthetic Instruction for Pre-schoolers in Wales (SKIP-Cymru)

Block 2: Session 2 - Dr. Nalda Wainwright

Successful Kinesthetic Instruction for Pre-schoolers in Wales (SKIP-Cymru)

This session is an in-depth look at the SKIP-Cymru programme. It outlines the theory behind the work and how it fits into the playful pedagogy of the Foundation Phase curriculum
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Health, Education & Sport
Four Pillars of Physical Literacy Policy

Keynote - Dr. Dean Dudley

Four Pillars of Physical Literacy Policy

This keynote explores the evolution of the ‘literacy’ construct for the last 50 years and what we can learn about physical literacy moving forward. It also presents an approach to
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lunch

Lunch

Join us for lunch after the convention!
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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Education & Sport
Road to Excellence

Keynote - Istvan Balyi, MA

Road to Excellence

This keynote will outline the stages of Long-Term Athlete Development leading to excellence. In addition, the sensitive periods of accelerated adaptation to training will be described for the various stages and
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Health, Education & Sport
Using the four pillars to develop a strategic approach to physical literacy

Block 1: Session 1 - Dr. Nalda Wainwright

Using the four pillars to develop a strategic approach to physical literacy

Drawing on Dudley et al.’s (2017) policy model for physical literacy, this workshop looks at how the Wales Institute for Physical Literacy works do develop and support physical literacy across
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Health & Education
Physical Literacy affects on the Brain

Block 1: Session 2 - Dr. John Cairney

Physical Literacy affects on the Brain

Physical literacy is the gateway to participation in physical activity, and, importantly, it can also be used intentionally to promote learning and overall brain health in children, youth, and adults.
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Break

Break

Tea, Coffee & Light Snacks
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Health & Sport
From National to Community – Sport and Physical Literacy System Building

Block 2: Session 1 - Richard Way, MBA Ch.P.C.

From National to Community – Sport and Physical Literacy System Building

National governments, Olympic committees, national sport governing bodies, education departments, teachers, and coaches all play a part in the system that develops physical literacy, sport champions and a population who
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Health, Education & Sport
Games-based pedagogy with a physical literacy focus

Block 2: Session 2 (Active) - Dr. Dean Dudley

Games-based pedagogy with a physical literacy focus

During this session, Dr Dudley will explore the principles of effective games construction with participants using the Games Classification System, Fundamental Rules, Tactical Intent, Skill instruction and effective questioning techniques
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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Break/Prayer Break

Break/Prayer Break

Tea, Coffee & Light Snacks
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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Health, Education & Sport
More Physical Activity through Physical Literacy

Block 3: Session 1 (Active) - Dr. John Cairney

More Physical Activity through Physical Literacy

Physical literacy is about the competence, confidence, and knowledge to be physically active for life. To be successful, physical literacy programs must be designed to attract, engage, and sustain participation
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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Education & Sport
Creating inclusive and active learning/coaching experiences based on the philosophies of Physical Literacy

Block 3: Session 2 (Active) - Dr. Dean Dudley

Creating inclusive and active learning/coaching experiences based on the philosophies of Physical Literacy

During this session, Dr. Dudley will demonstrate the very first session he runs with every sport/PE experience he has with a new group of children. The goal of this first
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lunch

Lunch

Join us for lunch after the convention!
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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Health, Education & Sport
Bahrain Experience with Physical Literacy and The Road Ahead

Keynote - TBD

Bahrain Experience with Physical Literacy and The Road Ahead

TBD
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Health, Education & Sport
Athlete Development 101 for Sport Organizations

Block 1: Session 1 - Tom Jones, MBA and Olympian

Athlete Development 101 for Sport Organizations

The key considerations around Athlete Development at the regional and national level in a healthy sport system. This session would use examples to illustrate key principles and considerations for sport
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Health, Education & Sport
Physical Literacy in Communities Around the World

Block 1: Session 2 (Panel) - Dr. Nalda Wainwright, Dr. Dean Dudley, Dr. John Cairney

Physical Literacy in Communities Around the World

Physical Literacy has been integrated into many communities and education systems in countries around the world. Experts from Wales, Australia, and Canada will share the work they have done to
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Break

Break

Tea, Coffee & Light Snacks
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10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Health, Education & Sport
Physical literacy to survive the ‘perfect storm

Keynote - Dr. Nalda Wainwright

Physical literacy to survive the ‘perfect storm

Changes in the way we live our lives have created a ‘perfect storm’ of sedentary behaviours and inactivity. In this keynote, Dr. Nalda Wainwright explores some of the consequences of
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Education & Sport
Building Quality

Block 2: Session 1 (Panel) - Richard Way, MBA Ch.P.C., Istvan Balyi, MA, Tom Jones, MBA and Olympian

Building Quality

At its essence, quality sport and physical activity is achieved when the right people do the right things at the right times, which leads to positive experiences for participants. The
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Health, Education & Sport
Physical Literacy as a Learning Construct

Block 2: Session 2 - Dr. Dean Dudley

Physical Literacy as a Learning Construct

In this session, Dr Dudley explains the process used with the Australian Sports Commission and Sport New Zealand in establishing Physical Literacy as a Learning Construct in sports agencies. It
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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Break/Prayer Break

Break/Prayer Break

Tea, Coffee & Light Snacks
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Health, Education & Sport
Changing the Landscape

Keynote - Dr. John Cairney

Changing the Landscape

While physical literacy as a concept is not new, re-emerging interest in it is widespread; in North America and the UK in particular, physical literacy is being embraced across sectors
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Closing Ceremonies

Closing Ceremonies

The conclusion of the conference.
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lunch

Lunch

Join us for lunch to network one last time!
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8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Day One – Active Workshops Day

Active Workshops at Canada Games Sport for Life Centre

Day One – Active Workshops Day

This day will be hosted at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre. It will host multiple 90-minute active workshops on existing quality physical literacy programs from across the globe.
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8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Day Two – Breakout Sessions, Workshops, Keynotes, and Panel Sessions.

Full Conference Day at the Fort Garry Hotel

Day Two – Breakout Sessions, Workshops, Keynotes, and Panel Sessions.

Today’s conference events will be held at The Fort Garry Hotel. This will include breakout sessions, workshops, keynotes, and panel sessions. The streams for this conference are; Physical literacy as a Fundamental Human
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6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Child’s Right to Physical Literacy Evening Event

Specialty Evening Event at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Child’s Right to Physical Literacy Evening Event

In partnership with Canadian Museum for Human Rights, this evening event will focus on a Child’s Right to Physical Literacy. We are anticipating that members of the world health organization, UNESCO,
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Day Three – Breakout Sessions, Workshops, Keynotes, and Panel Sessions.

Full Conference Day at the Fort Garry Hotel

Day Three – Breakout Sessions, Workshops, Keynotes, and Panel Sessions.

Today’s conference events will be held at The Fort Garry Hotel. This will include breakout sessions, workshops, keynotes, and panel sessions. The streams for this conference are; Physical literacy as a Fundamental Human
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8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Day Four – Breakout Sessions, Workshops, Keynotes, and Panel Sessions.

Conference Day at the Fort Garry Hotel

Day Four – Breakout Sessions, Workshops, Keynotes, and Panel Sessions.

Today’s conference events will be held at The Fort Garry Hotel. This will include breakout sessions, keynotes, and panel sessions. The streams for this conference are; Physical literacy as a Fundamental Human Right, Physical
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