To create impact, we need to focus on how do we put people first, we need to change our thinking, change the way we plan, build and operate programs, facilities and environments.

This year’s National Sports & Physical Activity Convention (NSC22) will focus significantly on different approaches to creating environments that can encourage greater participation. The key sessions include:

Next Generation Designs – Connecting Community Leisure with Health, Sport, Education and Exercise

• Emerging Trends in Community Leisure Facility Design in Canada – Connecting Facilities to Community – Michael Roma, Managing Partner, RC Strategies (Canada)
• Connecting Leisure to the Health Agenda to Focus on Social Value Outcomes – Brooke Atkins, Executive Leader Operations, The Y NSW

Global Design Innovation Which Is Customer Centric Ensures Maximised Usage of the Facilities

• Japanese Design Thinking Influencing Generational Planning for Community – Prof. Dr Takanori Fukuoka, President, IAKS Japan; and Board Member, IAKS International
• Customer Driven Strategy Influences Design for the World’s Busiest and Most Successful Centres in Spain – Steven Ward, Chief Transformation Officer, Go-Fit Ingesport
• Designing Facilities for Sustainability and the Next Generation of Consumers – Drew Hildebrandt, Manager, Brimbank Leisure Centres, Brimbank City Council

Retro Fitting Community Facilities to Have Greatest Community Impact

• Old Sports Halls – New Opportunities by Re-energising Old Buildings for Modern Use – Oliver Vanges, Design Specialist, The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities (Denmark)
• Global Innovations and Design Trends in Future Proofing Older Facilities – Stefan Studer, Advisor, Kannewischer Management (Switzerland)

More information on the NSC22 Program available here.

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