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AUSTRALASIA'S LEADING COMMUNITY SPORT AND RECREATION CONVENTION

One Convention, Many Conferences and Events, Industry Backing and with a Single Focus

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It is a pleasure to invite you to attend the 2018 National Sports Convention.

This year’s program, with international and Australian experts provides the most comprehensive educational program on recreation and sports facilities in Australia.

We invite you to join collaborators, speakers and sponsors at this unique event. The focus is: “To encourage more people to play, recreate and participate in sport together and what infrastructure facilities, programs, activities and technological solutions are needed to support more people being active.

A number of conferences, symposiums, masterclasses and a dedicated expo have been combined to encourage the broadest network of delegates from play, recreation, sport, government, education, consultancy, architectural and planning sectors.

Innovation Breeds Success

To grow participation in a manner that makes a real difference to society, we have sourced the latest innovations and case studies of how people and organisations are doing things differently. To celebrate this diversity of approaches, innovation is the overarching theme across the keynote speeches, workshops, streams, masterclasses and expo.

Keynote Speakers

We are proud to welcome our keynote speakers who have made a difference globally and within Australla to how participants view play, recreation, fitness and sport. Innovation and thinking differently has created their success and their stories, strategies and impacts will be shared with us.

OUR CONFERENCES

One Ticket. Multiple Events.

We believe in learning off each other, which is why registering for any of the NCSC, NSSC, NSDC or NARIC conferences allows you to access complimentary sessions from the other three conferences.

Global Keynote
Forum

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July
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.

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National Aquatic and Recreation Infrastructure Conference

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July
Addressing the challenges for aquatic, recreation and sports centre’s to be more flexible to encourage more people to be active.

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National Community Sport Conference

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July
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 sports participation.

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National Sport Development Conference

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July
The conference will include athlete development, coaching pathways, facility development, club capacity, building funding and IT support.

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National Sports Surfaces Conference

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July
Showcasing technology, management practices and innovative solutions to improve playing capacity on fields and playing surfaces, including natural, hybrid and synthetic turf as well as hard surfaces.

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National Disability Sports Conference

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July
Disability Sport and Recreation (Vic) will be hosting this inaugural Conference to explore how to encourage government and sport to embrace people with disability.

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Sports 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. The Tour will hear from industry experts on how the latest technology is being used.

Aquatic and Recreation Industry Tour

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

Male Champions of Change Sport Forum

Tuesday 17th July
This forum will be held as part of the National Sports Convention 2018, with all program participants and conference attendees invited to attend. The forum will be hosted by Kate Palmer (Australian Sports Commission) and will focus on sharing the work of the Male Champions of Change (MCC) Sport group together with details and lessons from their Women in Sport sponsorship program.

LEARN FROM INDUSTRY SPECIALISTS INCLUDING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Jennie Price
Sport
England

Greg Oliver
Fitness & Lifestyle Group

Kate Palmer
Australian Sports Commission

Jerril Rechter
VicHealth

Dr Sarah Sandley
Aktive – Auckland Sport & Recreation

Justin Drape
The Monkeys

Kevin Luten
Behaviour
Design Works

Geoff Barry
Sport New Zealand

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SPORT AND RECREATION EXPO - FREE TO ATTEND

With over 100 exhibitors from numerous sectors including active recreation, sports surfaces, leisure facilities, sports technology and equipment. PLUS there is a new Sports Hub hosting peak bodies in sport.

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THE AUSTRALIAN SPORT, RECREATION AND PLAY INDUSTRY INNOVATION AWARDS

Tuesday 17th July 5.15pm-6.45pm
Recognising innovation within the sector our seven awards are decided by a panel of Industry Peers and the winner has the opportunity to win the overall Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Award for 2018.

CATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2017

NATIONAL SPORTS CONVENTION 2018 RATES

DELEGATE REGISTRATION

Early Bird - 2 Day (Register by 1 June)

$1,095

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Standard Ticket - 2 Day (Register after 2 June)

$1,245

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COLLABORATOR REGISTRATION

Early Bird - 2 Day (Register by 1 June)

$995

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Standard Ticket - 2 Day (Register after 2 June)

$1,145

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NATIONAL DISABILITY SPORTS CONFERENCE 2018 RATES

Early Bird - 2 Day (Register by 1 June)

$745

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Standard Ticket - 2 Day (Register after 2 June)

$795

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NATIONAL SPORTS CONVENTION 2018 PARTNERS & COLLABORATORS

The National Sports Convention is being provided in conjunction with



Our Foundation Partners



Our Collaborators