National Sports Convention

National Sports & Physical Activity Convention 2022 – A Blueprint for the Next Decade

From 11th -13th July, the community sports and recreation industry will congregate in Melbourne, en masse for the first time in three years to re-connect with a focus on growing participation sustainably and inclusively at the 2022 National Sports and Physical Activity Convention (NSC22).

NSC22 is being developed with our key partners, collaborators and industry thought leaders to reflect the big issues and needs of the industry. This year NSC will open on the 11th of July with the NSC Oration exploring what our next generation of leaders want the industry to be like in 10 years’ time. One of Australia’s most decorated athletes will provide a compelling vision of why we need to change for the industry to be successful and ready for Brisbane 2032.

The following two-day conference program will include four Global/CEO Thought Leader Sessions exploring:

  • Sustainability and Climate Change Impact on Sport and Sports Opportunity to Impact on Climate Change – What Can We Change for Brisbane 2032
  • The Move Away from Win at All Costs to Valuing Integrity, Good Governance and Culture
  • How Do We Activate the Community to be More Interested In Sport and Active Recreation Ready for 2032
  • A Blueprint for the Next Decade – Redefining and Leveraging Major Sporting Events to Benefit Community Participation

In addition, there are five Big Issues Keynote Sessions this year, aligned with our industry sectors:

  1. The Participation Agenda – Who Should Be Connecting Exercise and Fitness with Play, Recreation and Community Sport
  2. Active Cities and Spaces to Generate an Active Nation Ready for Brisbane 2032
  3. The Importance of a Children and Young People’s Agenda
  4. Re-imagining Culture and Leadership in the Sports Industry
  5. Innovative Environments to Activate Community Sport and Recreation

NSC22 will also host 25 workshops over five streams, three industry tours, eight hours of networking opportunities, the sport and recreation expo hosting 70+ exhibitors and two activation areas, along with the Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Awards, with an expanded 10 categories in 2022.

We look forward to re-connecting with the industry, and welcoming over 600 delegates at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre this July.

Further information on the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention is available at www.nationalsportsconvention.com.au

The NSC Academy is opening its portal to the industry free of charge for 30 days (1st-30th April 2022) to allow the sector to access over 200 hours of global thought leaders and national approaches.

 

NSC Innovation Awards Open

The National Sports & Physical Activity Convention 2022 (NSC22) plays host to the Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Awards which recognises individuals, not-for-profits, commercial, play, recreation and sport sectors, for their innovations to get more people active. These awards are:

1. PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

Innovative programs, activities and events that have been developed to encourage the community to be more active.

2. SPORT AND INCLUSION

How sport can make a difference to an inclusive society and how inclusion can grow participation in play, recreation and community sport.

3. SOCIAL VALUE OF PARTICIPATION

Measuring the impact that participation has on the health, economic and community value of a community

4. MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

The communication messages that innovatively activates the community for more people to be active, play, recreate and participate in community sport.

5. MAJOR EVENT PROMOTION

Providing community opportunities to grow participation by aligning a mass participation or a major spectator event.

6. TECHNOLOGY

Innovations in technology that support Business to Business (B2B) improvements for the industry or Business to Consumer (B2C) experiences.

7. SPORT AND LEISURE FACILITY DESIGN

Innovative design and management that creates an environment where more people are active (built and natural environments), whilst embracing the principles of sustainability.

8. SPORTS SURFACES

Innovative solutions that allow greater intensity and durability of natural, hybrid, synthetic or hard sports surfaces that allow for greater usage, whilst embracing the principles of sustainability.

9. SPORT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Innovations that organisations have embraced that recognise the impact that sport can have on climate change and how they have focused on reducing their carbon footprint.

10. PLAYGROUND DESIGN

Designs and developments that allow and encourage more children to play, have fun and be active.

11. THE OVERALL SPORT, RECREATION AND PLAY INDUSTRY AWARD FOR INNOVATION

This award will provide the prize for the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Award. The winner will be chosen from one of the above ten category winners.

Submissions are now open from 1st April and close 5pm AEST 1st June. Apply here.