The 5th World Conference on Women and Sport will be held in 2010 in Sydney, Australia.It is being organised under the auspices of the International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) with the support of NSW Sport and Recreation, University of Technology Sydney and Sydney Olympic Park Authority.It follows those conferences held in Brighton, U.K. (1994); Windhoek, Namibia (1998), Montreal, Canada (2002) and Kumamoto, Japan (2006).The Organising Committee will publish information on this site in relation to dates, venues, themes etc as soon as it becomes available. To keep up to date with all the latest conference information and other news, make sure you subscribe to our e-newsletter by clicking here.This conference will provide an opportunity to:
Review the progress for women and sport since the 2006 World Conference on Women and Sport in Kumamoto, Japan, sharing experiences and celebrating achievements.
Strengthen international networks, both within sport and with outside agencies.
Foster inter-agency collaboration between international, regional, national and community levels.
Strengthen and support the development of Women and Sport within the Oceania Region.
Provide a vision for the continued development and progress of the global women and sport movement form 2010 - 2014.
The upcoming IWG World Conference in Sydney will offer a unique opportunity for participants to share experiences, strengthen international connections and find ways to stimulate action at local, national and international levels.The Conference program will be designed to promote interaction, emphasise practical experience and explore ways to support positive change.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?The Conference is intended for women and men who make decisions or influence policy related to women and sport at all levels. Participants at the previous four conferences have represented:
International and National sport federations and organisations
Government Ministries and Departments and non-governmental organizations concerned with sport, health, physical activity, education, girls and women, youth and community development.
National Olympic and Paralympic Committees
Local, national and international media
Professionals in the fields of sport, physical activity, physical education, health and leisure
Past and current athletes
LANGUAGES: English will be the official language of the conference, to which others may be added based upon the delegates’ needs and preferences.
It is therefore very important that delegates whose language ability does not include English make it clear to the Organising Committee during registration, as additional languages may be added depending upon delegates requirements.