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.