About the MOVE Congress

MOVE Congress for the Human Right to MOVE

As humans, we have the right to MOVE, and as stakeholders in sport and physical activity it is our duty to help our fellow citizens exercise this right.
The International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) invites you to experience one of the world’s most dynamic conferences dedicated to sport and physical activity, the MOVE Congress in Birmingham, UK, from 4−6 October 2017.

It’s our Human Right to MOVE, so what’s stopping us?

We see the obstacles every day. The heavy traffic that is a mobile hazard to cyclists. The park you shouldn’t run alone in at night. The staircase in your building that is only for emergencies. The school sports ground that is fenced off after hours. The lack of affordable or convenient activities offered in your community.
Humans have a fundamental right to be active, but urban environments are stripping us of active spaces and restricting us with dangers and barriers that make it harder to keep moving.
The consequence is a ticking physical inactivity time bomb. Inactive people across the globe are at greater risk of poor health and premature death. But a quarter of adults are still not active enough and the prevalence of inactivity is growing among children.

Why you shouldn’t miss the MOVE Congress 2017

Networking Opportunities

The #MOVECONGRESS has a history of providing a unique space for the participants and stakeholders to network and exchange business cards.


Sector Inspiration

By gathering keynote speakers and moderators, the #MOVECONGRESS showcases good practices, trends and discussions relating to the sport for all sector.

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Walk the Talk

As a participant you should certainly expected to get moving. After all, we have to practice what we preach!



Different Flavours

With a different location every year, the #MOVECONGRESS is shaped according to the host organisation’s interests and capacities.

2017 Venue

This is your opportunity to meet our network of organisations and individuals who are moving people worldwide: our international speakers who are transforming urban spaces, schools and hard-to-reach communities, and reconnecting adults and children with nature; and our partners Birmingham City Council, Sport England, StreetGames, Youth Sport Trust and the Wild Network.
Together, we are the enablers of the human right to MOVE. And the transformation from inactive to active communities starts with us – right now.