Why Sports Conference 2019
Activating The Nation
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Why Sports 2019 Conference

08:00-09:00 Registration and Networking
08:00
Refreshments served in networking and exhibition zone
09:00-10:30 Morning Plenary Session I (Guy Whittle Auditorium)
09:00
Chair`s Opening Address
  • Welcome to the Why Sports 2019 Conference
Yvonne Harrison (confirmed)
Managing Director
Project `92
09:10
Keynote Presentation
Mims Davies (invited)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
09:30
Towards An Active Nation
  • An update from the CEO of Sport England
Tim Hollingsworth (confirmed)
Chief Executive
Sport England
10:00
Is There Still a Fighting Spirit Left When Older People Enter Care Homes?
  • The answer is a loud and clear YES!
  • Hear and see why thousands of elderly compete in Road Worlds for Seniors each year.
     
Jan Inge Ebbesvik (confirmed)
President for the Road Worlds for Seniors
Motitech
10:20-10:30 Questions and Answer Session
10:20
Questions and Answers with our Panel of Experts
10:30-11:00 Morning Coffee and Networking
10:30
Refreshments Served in the Atrium
11:00-11:30 Morning Plenary Session 2
11:00
Case Study Presentation from Outdoor Play and Learning
  • Physical activity for children and young people 
11:15
Healthy Streets and Active Places
  • Design and construction of healthy places
Neil Manthorpe, BA (hons) DipLA CMLI MAUD (confirmed)
Associate Director Landscape and Urban Design
Atkins Global
11:30-12:10 Workshop Presentations Delivered by Sport England
11:30
Helping More Women and Girls Become Active (Guy Whittle Auditorium)
  • What we are learning from the This Girl Can campaign
  • Our wider work to drive up the number of women and girls taking part in sport and physical activity
Lisa O`Keefe (confirmed)
Director of Insight
Sport England
11:30
Supporting those Living with Long-term Conditions to be Active. (Niam Dangoor Auditorium)
  • Challenging the status quo
Sarah Ruane (confirmed)
Strategic Lead - Health
Sport England
11:30
`Missing in Action: closing the socio-economic gap in youth social action through sport` (Seminar Suite)
  • Looking at UK’s volunteering landscape and challenges, particularly considering socio-economic barriers
  • Sharing Sport England and the #iwill Fund’s £3m partnership programme to bring together youth social action and sport
  • Showing how sport and physical activity can be different and looking ahead to what can come next
Jenny Betteridge (confirmed)
Strategic Lead Volunteering
Sport England
12:15-13:00 Masterclass Presentation Session I
12:15
Master Class Presentation from National Pride (Guy Whittle Auditorium)

Presentation details to be confirmed

12:15
Valuing the Impact of Sport (Niam Dangoor Auditorium)
  • De-mystifying sporting value/social value
  • Knowing what to value in your own sport/organisation for multiple audiences
  • Example valuations from Substances work with UEFA, Sport England Local Delivery Pilots and local sports clubs
  • Where to start and what really matters!
Tim Crabbe (confirmed)
CEO
Substance
12:15
Masterclass presentation from Active-Sit-Stand (Seminar Suite)

Active ergonomic office seating, furniture & products for health and wellbeing

13:00-14:00 Lunch and Networking
13:00
Lunch to be Served in the Atrium
  • Opportunity to network with sponsors, delegates and speakers
14:00-14:45 Afternoon Plenary Session 1
14:00
Case Study Presentation by Schools Running Movement
  • A Collaborative Revolution for Movement and Change #MoveForLife 
14:15
Case Study Presentation By Fresh Air Fitness
  • Presentation topic to be confirmed
14:30
Case Study Presentation by Portakabin (Seminar Suite)
  • Presentation topic to be confirmed
14:50
Comfort Break
15:00-16:30 Afternoon Plenary Session (Guy Whittle Auditorium)
15:15
The Leaderboard Academy
  • Increasing diversity in the boardroom
  • Our work with National Governing Bodies of Sport 
  • National and regional direction
Arun Kang (confirmed)
CEO
Sporting Equals UK
15:30
New Group Training Qualifications and CPD
  • Why there is a need.
  • What problems it solves. 
  • Our role in developing market-leading qualifications.
  • Ensure instructors deliver excellence every time.
Gillian Reeves (confirmed)
Head of Instructor Development
EMD UK
15:45
Case Study Presentation by Groop
  • Presentation details to be confirmed
Sally Higham (confirmed)
CEO
Groop
16:00
Case Study Presentation by UPSHOT
  • Presentation details to be confirmed
16:15-16:40 Question and Answer Session
16:15
Opportunity to Ask Questions of the Panel
16:45-16:45 Conference Close
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