NSC Forums Offer Online Options to Expand Audience and Encourage Access to Future Thinking

by National Sports Convention | July 30, 2020 | News

This year the National Sports Convention has embraced the COVID-19 challenge and has pivoted to offer the three single day NSC Forums in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on the 9th, 11th and 13th of November consecutively. Providing access to all is a key focus on the NSC Forums this year, to allow the greatest number of organisations to hear and share insights on opportunities for the forward thinking ready for 2021’s business planning and strategy development.

With access to the NSC Forums from anywhere across Australia, New Zealand and globally, the entry price has been developed to start at $99 +GST per person for online access. The online technology will allow the virtual delegate to share similar benefits to actual delegates experiences, including:

  • View all presentations live, with access post-event
  • Engage with the speakers and panellists during the discussions
  • Experience the NSC Sport and Recreation Expo online with knowledge sharing from each organisation providing solutions for post-COVID on how to reconnect
  • Network with colleagues and arrange industry online meetings during the week of NSC Forums
  • Listen and watch one, two or three city presentations over the three days with 75+ speakers

The common focus priorities for each Forum will be:

Keynote Session 1: Active Communities and Community Sport – post COVID-19:

Exploring what active communities and community sport look like post COVID-19 for delivering physical activity, play, recreation, and sport

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Keynote Session 2: Survive, Adapt and Thrive – How to Future Proof Our Industry:

Industry Q&A Session: The future of community sport in Australia post COVID-19 and what can be done to rebuild the sector

Workshop 1: The Future of Aquatic, Recreation and Sports Facilities:

Exploring the future of community aquatic, recreation and sports facilities and how the design and management is transcending traditional approaches to include a stronger focus on health, wellness and community development to meet the changing needs for future generations

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Workshop 2: The Future of Community Sport

Exploring the future of community sport and the many initiatives that will be needed to ensure sustainability: Reconnecting participation before taking it to another level; Embracing technology to be more efficient and provide insights directed at core business outcomes; Governance of community sport from bottom up or top down; Exploring how to collaborate with the commercial sector for joint benefits and outcomes

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Workshop 3: The Future of Local Government in Community Sport and Physical Activity Planning and Provision

Post COVID-19, due to budget constraints, will State and Local Government invest in more physical activity activation zones, play streets, multi-use games areas, and program provision in more innovative places and less on planning traditional sport and recreation facilities?

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Workshop 4: Our Communities Future – Children and Reconnecting

The importance of focusing on physical literacy for children and young people through play, recreation and community sport: Understanding what children and youth really want

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Workshop 5: Impact of Recession on Community Sport Participation and Sustainability

Approaches and system changes that will assist to reimagine the provision of physical activity, recreation and participation in community sport 

Workshop 6: Our Communities Future – Targeting Specific Communities/Cohorts

During the re-build stage post COVID-19, to be inclusive, groups in our community will need additional support to embrace the opportunities to be physically active, to recreate and participate in community

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Each NSC Forum has limited tickets to attend in person, with options available to participate virtually online if not able to attend personally.

With online e-delegate tickets from only $99 +GST, it is expected that demand will be high for delegates in each city to attend, and the first week of registrations are demonstrating that.

The full program is now available to download and be sure to follow the NSC Forums on Facebook, and LinkedIn for all the latest news and updates.

If you believe that this NSC Forum is of interest to your colleagues, please pass onto them whom may be interested in attending.

Don’t forget to put the NSC Forums in your calendar.

~ The National Sports Convention Team