ASPA 2024 Conference

Pathways to Impact

20-22 November 2024, Perth, Western Australia

The 4th ASPA Conference aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to explore innovative ways to advance physical activity and support active lives. The conference is the flagship event on the ASPA calendar.

ASPA’s vision is to advance knowledge and integration of physical activity into health, education, sport and recreation, urban planning and transport practice and policies across all levels of government and non-government organisations in the Asia-Pacific region in order to benefit the health and wellbeing of all communities.

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Conference attendees

We welcome researchers, practitioners and policy makers with an interest in advancing physical activity knowledge and supporting active lives to join us at ASPA 2024. Over three engaging days, the conference program will feature keynote speakers, workshops, and oral presentations on innovative research, transformative programs, and the shaping of policy initiatives. There will be plenty of networking opportunities and time to explore Perth.

More information about the conference program, speakers and registration will be added soon.

We now welcome submissions in relation to physical activity research, policy, advocacy and/or practise for the fourth annual Asia-Pacific Society for Physical Activity (ASPA) conference, to be held in Perth, Western Australia on November 20-22, 2024. Please view our key dates for abstract submission and registration below.

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Key dates

15 May

Call for abstracts opens

30 June

Regular abstract submission deadline

15 July

Registration opens

16 July

Call for late-breaking abstracts opens

31 August

Regular abstract notification

15 September

Late-breaking abstract submission deadline

30 September

Late-breaking abstract notification

30 September

Early bird registration deadline

31 October

Regular registration deadline

20-22 November

ASPA Conference

Conference venue 

Join us in Perth, Western Australia, for a stimulating conference experience. Beyond the sun-drenched beaches and endless coastline, Perth offers a vibrant city centre designed for active exploration. Glide along dedicated cycling paths and hop on efficient public transport – in fact, cycling is the city’s preferred mode of travel!

Perth’s convenient location on the west coast makes it easily accessible by air. Enjoy direct international flights from many locations across the Asia-Pacific region, including Auckland, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur. The city centre is just a 20-30 minute taxi ride (12 km) from Perth Airport, with public transport options readily available.

The conference will be held at the Perth Cultural Centre in the heart of Perth’s CBD. The Perth Cultural Centre is located between the Perth city train station and the entertainment hub of Northbridge and is bounded by Roe, Beaufort, Francis and William Streets.

Public Transport

Perth Train Station is immediately adjacent to Perth Cultural Centre. Just take the short walk over the Roe Street pedestrian bridge located at the top of the station to find yourself in the heart of things.

Perth Busport is also in walking distance. Many Transperth buses service the area including the free Blue CAT which runs regularly seven days per week. There are Blue CAT stops at both Beaufort (stop 7) and William (stop 15) Streets.

For the most up to date timetable information visit the Transperth website.

Walk and Cycle 

There’s easy pedestrian access over Roe Street, from the CBD, Perth Train Station and the Horseshoe Bridge, and street-level access from Beaufort, Francis and William Streets.

There is a comprehensive network of cycle and dual-use paths in the area and there are bike racks at the Cultural Centre and train station.

For more information on Perth as a destination, visit or

About Western Australia

Western Australia (WA) — it’s big, beautiful and billions of years old.

WA’s Aboriginal history dates back more than 50,000 years — making it one of the world’s oldest living cultures.

Approximately the size of Western Europe, WA accounts for one-third of the Australian continent. It boasts over 12,500 kilometres of coastline (20,000km including islands), multiple UNESCO world heritage sites, biodiversity hotspots and a host of natural wonders found nowhere else on Earth.

Of the State’s population of 2.7 million people, around three-quarters live in the Perth region. With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, Perth is Australia’s sunniest capital city. The city’s spectacular natural surroundings are rivalled only by its vibrant city life.

Dreamlike experiences and natural wonders await you in every region of this grand and diverse State, and the varied climate — Mediterranean conditions in the south through to the northern tropics — means you’ll always find summer somewhere in WA.

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Thank you for your interest in ASPA 2024 and we look forward to seeing you there!

Scientific Programme Committee: David Lubans (Co-Chair), Lisa Mackay (Co-Chair), Kylie Hesketh, Corneel Vandelanotte, Jordan Smith, Sarah Martine-Edney. Abstracts Committee: Corneel Vandelanotte (Chair), Jordan Smith, Oliver Wilson. Local Organising Committee: Tepi Mclaughlin (Chair), Matthew Mcdonald, Melissa Licari, Joanne Mcveigh, Eleanor Quested, Ben Jackson, Trevor Shilton, Mara West, Hamsini Sivaramakrishnan, and Hiro Oshiro (ASPA Virtual Assistant).