ASPA is proud to hold its inaugural conference, Friday 19th November 2021, in a hybrid format. Join us at one of our venues in Auckland, Newcastle and Melbourne or virtually via Zoom Webinar. This forum will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to share expertise in the advancement of the field of physical activity.
The conference program includes three sessions. Each session will be live-streamed via Zoom Webinar from one of our three venues.
Built Environment – live-streamed from our Auckland venue
Mental Health – live-streamed from our Newcastle venue
Implementation – live-streamed from our Melbourne venue
Each session will include presentations from a panel of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, followed by a plenary discussion. E-Presentation sessions will take place during breaks between sessions to enable scientific and information exchange.
This conference will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and policymakers to advocate, network, build capacity, share expertise and experiences, and hear about the latest research and practice in physical activity in Australasia.
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Friday 19th November
8:30 am – 3:00 pm AEDT (Melbourne, New South Wales)
10:30 am – 5:00 pm NZDT (Auckland)
Virtual Zoom Webinar
AUT South Campus, Auckland University of Technology, Manukau, Auckland
Newcastle City Campus, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales
Deakin Downtown, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria
|Opening: 8:30am AEDT; 10:30am NZDT||Conference Opening: Live streamed from Melbourne.|
|Session 1: 9:00am AEDT; 11:00am NZDT||Built Environment: Live streamed from Auckland. Harnessing community voice to enhance the built environment for physical activity|
|Break 1: 10:20am AEDT; 12:20pm NZDT||Break for morning tea/lunch. E-Presentations and in-person discussion|
|Session 2: 11:00am AEDT; 1:00pm NZDT||Mental Health: Live streamed from Newcastle. Vulnerable populations, challenges and opportunities for improving mental health through physical activity|
|Break 2: 12:20 pm AEDT; 2:20 pm NZDT||Break for lunch/afternoon tea. E-Presentations and in-person discussion|
|Session 3: 1:00 pm AEDT; 3:00 pm NZDT||Implementation: Live streamed from Melbourne. Systems approaches to physical activity: How it applies to implementation, scale-up and policy development in Australia|
|Closing: 2:20 pm AEDT; 4:20 pm NZDT.||Conference closing: Live streamed from Melbourne.|
|Finish: 3:00 pm AEDT; 5:00 pm NZDT|