A range of keynote sessions and workshops are offered to all delegates for each of the two Forums, with global thought leaders, national and local leaders exploring the opportunities in these challenging times.

NSC Forums 2020: Program Overview

* Invited and awaiting confirmation
^ Joining us via technology
^^ Melbourne Forum hosted virtually

Thought Leader Sessions


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


Planning for the future to encourage communities to be more active is critical for local and state government, play and recreation providers and community sport organisations.  This opening panel session will set the scene for each of the NSC Forums and include global thought leaders with Australia’s leading thinkers debating what it means for Australia and within each state.

  • The New World: A Generational Opportunity to Recalibrate Community Sport – Peter Miskimmin, Chief Executive Officer, Sport New Zealand
  • Sustainability for Community Sport: The Big Picture Priorities – Rob Dalton, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Sport Australia


Panel Members to include:

Monday 9 November 2020

  • Karen Jones, Chief Executive, NSW Office of Sport
  • Ross Bidencope, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Sport NSW
  • Steven Head, General Manager, Hornsby Shire Council

Wednesday 11 November 2020


  • Peter Betson, Head of Sport, Recreation and Racing – Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Victorian Government
  • Lisa Hasker, Chief Executive Officer, Vicsport
  • Jacqui Weatherill, Chief Executive Officer, City of Stonnington

* Invited and awaiting confirmation
^ Joining us via technology