Innovation, Growth and Future Investment

11th Nov to 9th Dec 2021
NSC Weekly Virtual Conference Sessions

Closing 9th Dec with NSC Oration, Awards & Industry Networking


Innovation, Growth and Future Investment

11th Nov to 9th Dec 2021
NSC Weekly Virtual Conference Sessions

Closing 9th Dec with NSC Oration, Awards & Industry Networking



Welcome to the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention – Virtual for 2021

The NSC21 has embraced the challenges of Covid-19 and has now been realigned to offer Australia’s most flexible and in depth community sport and recreation conference program and knowledge sharing event online. Please view the Conference tab for the full online offering.

The NSC has repositioned itself to reflect the emphasis that all levels of government globally are now embracing the changing nature of the conversations, to include physical activity.

2020/2021 has shown us that many industry sectors, including sport, government, recreation, play and fitness, just how sensitive we are to global and local fluctuations in society. Whether that be an economic downturn, the Covid-19 pandemic, bush fires, extreme weather events etc. and the importance of us having the ability to adapt and innovate. Underpinning this agility is the recognition that the economy we work in, impacts on us significantly both as program and activity organisers as well as to community sports participants and peak bodies.

This lends itself to a stronger theme of sustainability for the industry and how we can align greater with a focus on innovation, growth and future investment.

Sustainability can take many guises, from the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals, through international peak bodies such as the IOC, International Sports Federations, to local government on community sustainability. All of these opportunities can impact the community sport, play, recreation and physical activity sectors. NSC21 will explore these and other topics to see how we can build a more sustainable industry and just how bold we can be in that rebuild.

Australia’s Leading Knowledge Sharing and Networking Event

This year’s NSC has the support of and has been developed with over 40 industry bodies for sport, recreation, play, education, and government following the Covid-19 pandemic, which has seen a significant recalibrating our industry and how we think, plan and execute our planning and delivery to the community.

Although NSC21 will be hosted virtually, we are offering a unique range of opportunities to our NSC delegates online as Australia’s leading business-to-business community sport and recreation knowledge-sharing event. We are aiming to have an industry networking event in person as part of the NSC Oration on Thursday 9th December.

NSC21 Focus

NSC21 aims to provide a platform for the industry to reconnect, create conversations, share insights, celebrate success and provide inspiration for the future.

Our Vision

Imagine our nation as the world’s best and most active sporting nation, where success is measured on and off the field, inspiring us to be healthier and more active with more opportunities for us to participate, whether that be on paths, in parks or in pathway programs to podium success.    

Our Mission

We will work with our collaborators, partners, peak bodies and delegates to influence the conversations on how we collectively can work on the BIG issues by encouraging the industry to adopt a…


Innovation, Growth and Future Investment

National Sports & Physical Activity Convention Structure

The NSC21 Structure includes:

    • Five Themed Conferences: released every Thursday from 11th November until 9th December with a significant amount of thought provoking, knowledge sharing, and insights driven sessions to be available.
    • Thought Leader Keynote Interactive Sessions: bringing together key Thought Leaders from across the globe and Australasia within each of the five themed conferences to explore the big issues and what is needed for a Bold and Sustainable Agenda. These interactive sessions will start each day and allow all delegates the opportunity to share thoughts and ask questions in a live environment.
    • On-demand Workshop Sessions: with a minimum of seven sessions within each theme that have been pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after release and as many times as you wish. These workshops will continue to be thought provoking, sharing insights and exploring the conversations we need to have.
    • NSC Community Sport & Physical Activity Virtual Expo: bringing together 30 of the industry key innovators and suppliers who want to work with the industry to be bold and sustainable.
    • NSC Academy: complimentary access to all delegates to a wealth of resources, interviews and podcasts, with a library of over 300 resources and being updated every month.
    • The NSC Oration and Networking Session: NSC’s inaugural Oration will see a global leader share their vision for what we need to do for the next decade in the run up to the Brisbane Olympics and Paralympics in 2032 as an industry. This will then be debated by four industry leaders exploring the impact and opportunity that is there for us to embrace. Following the NSC Oration will be the NSC Awards, to celebrate our innovations and industry success over the past 20 months; along with the Launch of NSC22 – A Blueprint for the Next Decade – Brisbane 2032 and Beyond. It is aimed to host this in person, in Melbourne with the opportunity to network and share insights and a few stories with colleagues and friends.

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Who Should Attend?

NSC21 collaborate with industry key bodies including: Health; Education; Sport; Physical Activity and Fitness; Government; Sport and Recreation Facilities; Play Industry and Tertiary institutions that can provide the latest research and insights.

It is expected that the following industry sectors will participate at NSC21 with the following audience in attendance:

    • Architects
    • Decision makers (Board members, Councillors, Ministers, CEO’s and MD’s)
    • Planners and policy makers from each sector
    • Organisations leadership teams (directors, managers and team leaders etc.)
    • Coaches, development and program delivery staff
    • University staff – researchers, lecturers and students – our future workforce
    • Marketeers – the people that communicate the messages to get more people active
    • Sports integrity staff
    • Solution and industry providers – commercial, peak bodies, sport and consultants
    • Education sector – Principals and PE schoolteachers etc.
    • Facility Managers – local government, Not-for-profit and commercial providers
    • Fitness sector – facility owners, solution providers, personal trainers etc.
    • Play sector – play providers, equipment manufacturers and providers, play consultants and planners

National Sports & Physical Activity Convention – Sponsors 2021

Gold Partner

Rubner Holzbau - Theca Timber

Data Insights Partner

Active X

Sustainability Partner

Polytan Logo Sponsor

Networking Lounge Partner

Dalton Consulting Engineers Logo Sponsor

Sports Fields Partner

Fieldturf Logo Sponsor

Children and Youth Partner

The Y

Field of Play Partner

Sporteng Logo Sponsor

Lunch and Break Sponsor

Safe Logo

Education Partner

Safe Logo

Media Partner

Australasian Leisure Management Logo Sponsor

Technology Partner

Australasian Leisure Management Logo Sponsor

Broadcast Partner

Australasian Leisure Management Logo Sponsor

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