I-PARC Annual Conference 2023 – Registration Now Open!!

I-PARC Annual Conference 2023 – Registration Now Open!!

The Irish Physical Activity Research Collaboration (I-PARC) will soon open registration for its upcoming Annual Conference, “Getting more people active: Building bridges and pushing boundaries”,  will take place in the George Moore Auditorium at University College Dublin on the 18th and 19th of January. Since the conference has limited capacity, early registration is encouraged. Cost of registration is only €30 and includes coffee/tea, pastries/fruit on arrival and lunch.

The conference will bring together researchers, practitioners and policy makers and will consist of two days of presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions. Those in attendance can expect to hear from Irish and International keynote speakers, researchers and physical activity professionals who will share their knowledge about creating supportive environments and implementing best practices for physical activity promotion across a range of settings.


Topics over the 2 days include:

  • Physical activity policies and systems
  • All Island collaboration for physical literacy and physical activity
  • Improving access to spaces and places for physical activity
  • Addressing the Sustainable Development Goals in physical activity and sport
  • Arts-based approaches to physical activity promotion
  • Fostering equity, diversity and inclusion in physical activity and sport
  • Encouraging active mobility/transportation and use of green routes
  • Improving opportunities for physical activity for people living with chronic conditions
  • Innovative ways of engaging with hard-to-reach groups


Speakers already confirmed for the event include:

  • Michael Pratt – University of California San Diego, Global Observatory for Physical Activity
  • Anna Lowe – National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Peter Gelius – WHO Collaborating Centre for Physical Activity and Health, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Flora Jackson, Public Health Scotland
  • Suzanne McDonough – Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
  • Tadgh McIntyre – Maynooth University
  • Joey Murphy – University of Bristol
  • Michael Boyd – Human Rights Commission of Northern Ireland
  • Noel McCaffrey – (ExWell Medical)
  • Catherine Woods – PAfH, University of Limerick
  • Nora Stapleton – Sport Ireland
  • Des Thomlinson – Football Association of Ireland
  • Hanna Goss – Dublin City University
  • Sinead Connolly – Ulster University
  • Kathleen Jacobi – Transport Infrastructure Ireland
  • Tracey Lydon -An Taisce, Green-Schools
  • James Green -University of Limerick
  • Mary Harkins – Age and Opportunity
  • Emer Coveney – Age Friendly Ireland
  • Ceara O’Connor – Rowing Ireland
  • Seamus Nugent – Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership
  • Amanda Clifford – University of Limerick
  • Aoife Lane -Technical University of the Shannon
  • Aurélie Van Hoye – University of Lorraine and University of Limerick
  • Julie Broderick – Trinity College Dublin
  • Roisin Calahan – University of Limerick
  • Vikram Niranjan – HSE and University College Dublin
  • Dearbhla Jordan – Sport Ireland
  • Ailís McSweeney – The Sanctuary Runners
  • Helen Ambrose – HSE South

In addition, Conference participants will have the option to register for a workshop on the I-PARC Evaluation of Physical Activity Interventions Toolkit, which will take place at the same venue on the 20th of January (9:00am-13:00pm). Since attendance is limited to 20 places, early registration is encouraged as well. Cost of registration is €10 and includes coffee/tea, pastries/fruit on arrival.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-i-parc-conference-tickets-480023933507


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