One Convention, Countless Opportunities:

With collaborators, the National Sports Convention Program will continue to develop to provide a broad program to the industry on how to continue to build and grow participation. The 2018 Convention program includes:

Global Keynote Speakers

Global Learnings, Local Settings – Strategy to Policy to Delivery
Each morning all the conferences will be involved in the Global Keynote Speakers session, which will host key global policy makers and influencers sharing insights and learnings to broaden our thinking on how to get more people active, playing recreating and participating in community sport.


National Community Sport Conference

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July
More people playing, recreating and participating in community sport and active recreation provides a compelling range of health, community development, crime reduction, educational and economic benefits for communities, groups and individuals. Bringing together global and Australian peak bodies, leading thinkers, practitioners and case studies to showcase how to identify, plan, activate and target growth in community participation.


 

National Football Conference

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July
Football, all codes is the largest collective group of team sports in Australia, bringing all codes together to discuss common ways of growing participation and then focusing on their own development practices code by code will make this the most development focused football conference ever organised in Australia.


National Sports Surface Conference

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July
As the population grows and wants to play more often outdoors, the surfaces need to be able to cope with the demand. Bringing together global and Australian leading thinkers, practitioners and case studies to showcase technology, management practices and innovative solutions that can improve playing capacity on fields and playing surfaces.


 

National Aquatic and Recreation Infrastructure Conference

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July
With the desire for Aquatic, recreation and sports center’s to be more flexible to encourage more people to be active this conference will bring together global and Australian leading thinkers, practitioners and case studies to showcase planning, design, architecture, technology, management practices and innovative solutions that will encourage more of the community to be active through play, recreation and sport in community facilities.


 

National Basketball Conference

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July
Basketball Australia’s inaugural National Basketball Conference will focus on, bringing together global and Australian leading thinkers, professionals and case studies to showcase how to develop and implement strategies for the development and growth of basketball in Australia.


 

National Disability Sport Conference

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July
Content to be confirmed.


 

Leisure Industry Communications and Marketing Summit and Awards

Tuesday 17th July
Content to be confirmed.


Sport Surfaces Industry Tour

Monday 16th July
Visiting some of Melbourne’s most interesting natural, hybrid, synthetic and hard sports surfaces, including a tour of Asia Pacific’s largest synthetic turf manufacturing plant in Dandenong at Polytan.


 

Aquatic and Recreation Industry Tour

Monday 16th July
Visit some of Melbourne’s most iconic, newest and most innovative sport, aquatic and leisure centre’s who have developed innovative approaches to encourage a greater amount of the community to participate in active recreation and community sport.


 

The Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Industry Innovation Awards

Tuesday 17th July 5.00pm-7.00pm
To be held in the Sport and Recreation Expo area.


 

Sport and Recreation Expo

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July – Free of Charge
With an anticipated 100 exhibitors with a broad depth of sports, active recreation, sports surfaces, leisure facilities, IT, sports equipment and new to 2018 will be a Sports Hub, hosting peak bodies of sport. In addition, there will be a full program of presentations at the Victoria University Sport and Active Living Theatre from 10am both days.
Don’t miss the evening Networking and Industry awards event!


The National Sports Convention are in discussions currently for another 4-6 conferences and events to be co-located at the same period. These will be announced as they are confirmed.If any peak bodies and National Sports Organisation’s are interested in co-locating their conference, masterclass or symposiums with NSC, please contact the Program Convener, Martin Sheppard on 03 9421 0133.

Registrations will open in February 2018