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Updated: 14 April 2011

National Conferences

 

Upcoming national physical activity events, conferences and workshops.

Events are listed in date order.

VIC

National Urban Design Forum 2012

The National Urban Design Forum 2012 will be held in Melbourne and Bendigo, Friday to Sunday 20-22 April. The central theme for NUDF2012 is urban design in regional cities across Australia, where 20+% of our population lives. It’s on again, and it includes another train trip! The National Urban Design Forum 2012 will be held in Melbourne and Bendigo, Friday to Sunday 20-22 April. In the NUDF tradition, it will be a busy weekend with about 80-90 urban design enthusiasts from across Australia visiting interesting locations, productively exploring issues – and enjoying good food and wine. So pencil it in your diary now as it is likely to be booked out. The central theme for NUDF2012 is urban design in regional cities across Australia, where 20+% of our population lives. We will explore the role of Local, State and Federal Government in regional cities, and consider the education/skill development needs. We will look at the work being undertaken by private sector designers and developers in making sure regional cities are part of our low carbon sustainable future.

Date:Friday 20 April, 2012 - Sunday 22 April, 2012
Location: Melbourne and Bendigo
Relevance: National Conference
Web link: http://udf.org.au/udf-quarterly/udfq-96-december-2011/article/national-urban-design-forum-2012-nudf20121/
AUSTRALIA

Prime Minister's Olympic Challenge

This year, in the lead up to and during the 2012 London Olympic Games, Australian primary school children will be able to participate in the Prime Minister’s Olympic Challenge. The Prime Minister’s Olympic Challenge is a sport challenge for individuals and groups. Children can undertake sporting activities and accrue points towards gold, silver and bronze awards by recording their activities on the website. A rewards scheme will give children the opportunity to receive certificates and other prizes, including sporting equipment and visits from athletes. The more time spent doing a sporting activity and the wider variety of Olympic sporting activities that children try, the better! Unstructured and structured sporting activity can be included in the participant’s tally. For example, a child can earn points by playing a game of tennis or soccer and also for time spent playing an “at home” version (eg hitting a tennis ball against a wall, playing tennis using a rope as a net with friends after school, or completing a “marathon” running to and from the shops with the dog). Participants can also include activity in non-Olympic sports in the Challenge eg if a child plays rugby or netball, time spent playing that sport can count too.

Date:Monday 28 May, 2012 - Sunday 12 August, 2012
Location:
Relevance: National Sport
Web link: http://www.paralympicchallenge.gov.au/olympic_challenge
WA

Making Change Happen

Concerns that too many policies and programs do not deliver the benefits expected of them when they are rolled out in the “real world” of everyday practice has led an increasing number of researchers, policymakers and service providers to question what needs to happen when policies and program initiatives are implemented on the ground to ensure they achieve what they set out to achieve. This emerging field of inquiry is referred to as Implementation Science. To explore how we can improve the implementation of policies and programs to more effectively deliver better health, education and wellbeing outcomes for Australia, the Parenting Research Centre (PRC) and the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) have combined forces to organise Australia’s first-ever Implementation Conference.

Date:Thursday 25 October, 2012 - Friday 26 October, 2012
Location:Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre Melbourne, Victoria
Relevance: National Conference
Web link: http://www.ausimplementationconference.net.au/