Woman and girls, let’s move: International Conference

27- 28 November , 2010

Tehran, Iran

The Sport Organization of the Municipality of Tehran invites all members of the sport community to participate in an international conference which is conducted as a joint venture of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport of Girls and Women (IAPESGW) and the city of Tehran. The conference aims at an exchange of knowledge and an increase of co-operation in the area of sport sciences and physical education.

About the conference: There is abundant evidence, that sport and physical exercises have a positive impact on health, well being and social relations. However, it is very difficult to motivate people to participate in recreational activities, in particular in large cities, where the environment and/or the lack of facilities do not encourage sports and fitness activities. Whereas boys and young men can find opportunities to play football or other sports, the majority of women and girls do not participate in physical exercises and sports.

The aim of the conference is to share experiences, information and scientific knowledge about the “movement culture” of girls and women: Their opinions and attitudes towards sport (for all), their motivations and barriers, their experiences and practices will be explored. Important topics of the conference are also the reasons for sport participation and inactivity as well as the strategies and measures to encourage an active life style among the population in large cities. Here physical education plays a large role. Therefore the quality of PE, in particular for girls, will be a focus on this event.

One day before the conference, an IAPESGW workshop with the same topic will take place where IAPESGW members and Iranian experts exchange knowledge and expertise.

The result of this workshop will be presented at the conference.

Key notes: IAPESGW is supporting developments in Iran and the event that is inviting the following guest contributors (see website under New Executive Board for details www.iapesgw.org

Professor Gertrud Pfister - Committee of consultants (Denmark)
Janice Crosswhite - Vice president (Australia)
Professor Rosa Lopez de D'Amico - Vice president (Venezuela)
Professor Maryam Koushkie Jahromi - Executive Board (Iran)

Reports about the results of the Workshop “Woman and girls , let’s move”, organised by IAPESGW and the Municipality of Tehran

Topics – as suggestions:

· Sport Activities – opportunities and challenges for women and men

· Sport (for all) in large cities – facilities and programs

· Cities and their spaces for physical activities

· How to activate the population and how to organise sport for all in cities

· International Cooperation in the Field of Physical Education and Sport Sciences

· Quality in School Sport

· PE and Sport Sciences: A Potential for Co-operation

· Sport Activities and Cultural Diversity

· New Trends in Sport Sciences

· Open papers

Please feel free to send in abstracts on other topics, we offer an open paper section.

Deadline dates

Scholars and experts are invited to participate in the conference and in the discussion.

Those who would like to give a paper have to send an abstract

Deadline for submission of abstract: 30th October 2010

Notification of acceptance: November 5th

Deadline for registration and hotel booking: November 12th

Deadline for submitting the visa: November 18th

Arrival and registration: November 26th

Workshop Conference days – 27th , 28th November

Departure 29th - 30th November

Abstracts may not exceed 3000 characters (including spaces, title, authors and institutions).

Submit by email to Iman Mohktari - cityandsport@yahoo.com


There will be no conference fee, but registration is necessary. Deadline for registration is November

Practical Information

Conference Fee

There is no registration fee .

The participants have to pay for their accommodation and dinner.

Lunches, tea and coffee breaks during the conference are free .

Conference hotel

Olympic Hotel, Tehran, Iran

You can book your room via the website of the hotel (alternative booking site)


There are direct flights to Tehran (IKA) from any airport around the world.

Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA ) is located 50 kilometers (30 – 45 mi) south of the city.


October is autumn in Tehran and the weather is moderate, Temperatures range between 7 and 27 °C.

More information on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tehran and http://en.tehran.ir/


The languages used in papers, discussions and presentations are English and Farsi.

Tehran International Phone Code : +98 21

Currency: Iranian Rial IRR 10005= US$ 1

There is limited international credit card service, please bring money ( US $ or Euro ) in cash .

Visa Requirements

The Conference organizers invite established scholars, researchers, practitioners and students from all countries. Delegates from some countries might require visas to enter Iran. The conference organizers will assist you with obtaining visas and can provide letters to Iranian diplomatic missions.

Others may get visas at the airport, but they have to send copies of their passports till November 18th

Dress code

Please respect the Islamic dress code in Iran.

Participating and Supporting Organizations:

  • Sport Organization , Municipality Of Tehran , Iran
  • International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW)

v Organizing Committee

v Dr. I. Mokhtari

v Dr. V. Mousavi

v Mrs. M. Karimi

v Scientific Committee

v (alphabetically arranged)

v Dr. Iman Mokhtari Iran

v Prof. Gertrud Pfister Denmark

v Janice Crosswhite Australia

v Dr. Maryam Koushki Iran

v Prof. Rosa Lopez de D’Amico Venezuela

v Dr. V. Mousavi Iran

Mohammed Hajaghamir : Manager , Sport Organization (Iran)

Mitra Karima Dastjerdi :Deputy , Sport Organization (Iran)

For additional information

Please contact: Iman Mohktari

email : cityandsport@yahoo.com

Event information September 2010