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National Sports Convention transitions to online event

National Sports Convention transitions to online event
September 14, 2021

The National Sports Convention has announced that their 2021 event scheduled for 9th -11th November will transition to a five-stream virtual conference and networking event having been realigned to meet the current COVID challenges and industry’s needs. 

The online event will offer a weekly conference program mix and aim to have an in-person industry networking and awards event as part of the National Sports Convention (NSC) Oration in early December.

The expanded NSC conference program now offers:

  • Weekly Global and Keynote Sessions every Thursday morning (90 minutes)
  • Eight hours of on-demand workshops against each of the five streams
  • NSC Oration, Awards and Networking event planned for Thursday 9th December
  • Access to over 75 hours of video interviews, presentations and insights as part of the NSC Academy
  • Over 20 hours of Supplier Solutions interviews that are aligned to each of the conference streams

NSC co-founder Martin Sheppard commented “we have worked with our collaborators, speakers and sponsors to bring the industry an expanded program with significant increased value, which has been challenging, but exciting at the same time.

“The NSC has become Australia’s leading community sport and recreation industry conference and there is an expectation that we will continue to share global best practice with policy advocacy and case studies from across Australia and New Zealand. 

“By adopting new platforms, NSC21 can achieve this in a manner that the industry expects.  We aim each Thursday morning (9.00am – 10:30am) to host a keynote discussion with key thought leaders, which will be interactive for the industry to participate in.  Each Thursday we will also release eight hours of on-demand streamed workshops to allow flexible viewing.”

The five conferences and Keynote Sessions will now include:

Thursday 11th November
A Bold Agenda for Managing Sport

  • Keynote Session (9:00am - 10:30am): A New Global Agenda – Innovation, Growth and Future Investment - The principles of sustainability provide opportunities to be innovative, encourage growth and future investment to achieve success.
  • Seven workshops On-demand released at 10:30am

Thursday 18th November
Growing Participation in Active Cities

  • Keynote Session (9:00am - 10:30am): Active Communities, Active Cities - A More Active Nation - Encouraging more people to be more physically active, active communities and active cities policies and strategies, for a more active nation.
  • Six workshops On-demand released at 10:30am

Thursday 25th November
Creating Community Sport and Leisure Facilities with Impact

  • Keynote Session (9:00am - 10:30am): Creating Community Leisure and Sport Facilities with Impact on Community Health and Wellbeing
  • Six workshops On-demand released at 10:30am

Thursday 2nd December
Sustainability in Sports Field and Facility Design

  • Keynote Session (9:00am - 10:30am): The importance of climate change to sport and the impact of sport on climate change
  • Six workshops On-demand released at 10:30am

Thursday 9th December
NSC Oration, Awards Presentation and Networking

  • NSC Oration and Panel Session (4:00pm - 6:00pm): A Blueprint for the Next Decade – Brisbane 2032 and Beyond
  • Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Awards presentation;
  • Launch of NSC 2022; and
  • Industry Networking event in person.

The National Sports Convention has recently become known as The National Sports and Physical Activity Convention.
The full program can be viewed at

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