International Physical Literacy Conference Winnipeg 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.


Exercise Physiologist, Family Doctor and Sports Medicine Physician
Professor Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Public Health Agency of Canada (CIHR-PHAC) Chair in Applied Public Health
UNESCO Chair Manager, Institute of Technology Tralee Ireland & Chair of the Global Partnership for Children’s with Disabilities Physical Activity and Sport Taskforce
Faculty member of the School of Medical Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba
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









Event Schedule

Consult the Active Workshop program here (May 7) — Consult the Conference program here (May 8-10)


Venue Information



The conference will take place in downtown Winnipeg. It will be held at the Fort Garry Hotel with special events being held at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and The Forks.

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Walking and cycling are by far the most convenient ways to get around the conference main hotel and workshop venues. You’ll be treated to incredible views of the Red River, historic neighbourhoods, and some of Canada’s most iconic architecture along the way – much of which cannot be witnessed from a car, bus or taxi. If you are in need of motorized transport you can access this from one of the city bus lines, a taxi, or by renting a car.

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One of the city’s most recognizable architectural landmarks, the century-old Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre ushers in a new era of modern-day style in downtown Winnipeg.

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