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One of the world’s most active conferences, the MOVE Congress, wrapped up in Budapest on Friday 18 October with more than 470 participants, 40 speakers, and 40 Innovation Alley presenters and exhibitors having been part of the action.

Catch up on the coverage from the MOVE Congress right here, where you will find stories on all of the plenary sessions and conference tracks.

If you were there, see if you can spot yourself in our highlight videos and gallery on Facebook or YouTube. If you missed it, now is the time to catch up and put a mark in your calendar for the 10th edition in October 2021.

You can also access the slides to most of our speakers’ presentations on our SlideShare page. Videos of full presentations will be published in the coming weeks and our plenary sessions are available now on demand here:

Many thanks to all of our speakers, moderators, participants, volunteers and our organising partners – the Hungarian School Sport Federation, National School, University and Leisure Sport Federation, Hungarian University Sports Federation, Hungarian Leisure Sport Association, and the Hungarian Ministry for Human Capacities – for your support in delivering one of the biggest editions of the MOVE Congress ever!

One of the world’s most active conferences, the MOVE Congress, wrapped up in Budapest on Friday 18 October with more than 470 participants, 40 speakers, and 40 Innovation Alley presenters and exhibitors having been part of the action. Catch up on the coverage from the MOVE Congress right here, where you will find stories on all of the plenary sessions and conference tracks. If you were there, see if you can spot yourself in our highlight videos and gallery on Facebook or

Following on from successful fundraising workshops at the MOVE Congress in Rome (2014) and Copenhagen (2015), the “Opening new doors to funding and support” track at the MOVE Congress 2019 in Budapest presented an even more diverse picture of funding sources – from corporate to charities to emerging methods such as crowdfunding. The track was led by ISCA Development Director and ASSOCIATIONWORLD CEO Kai Troll, who started the session by pointing out that grassroots sport and physical activity promoters need

LazyTown’s Magnús Scheving and the founder of the Primal Play method, Darryl Edwards, gave MOVE Congress participants a spectacular launch into a full day focusing on the theme of getting more children active. The track “Discovering new perspectives on physical activity promotion among school children” unveiled a new Moving Schools Award scheme and shared experiences from 3 continents, with speakers travelling to Budapest from Canada, the US, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, the UK and Poland to be part of the Congress. Presenting

Physical activity can help prevent non-communicable diseases. This is an established and scientifically proven fact. But it has taken time for the health and sport and physical activity sectors to recognise that they can join forces to help people become more active for their health. With Dr Fiona Bull from the World Health Organization underlining in the plenary that all MOVE Congress participants could play a part in delivering the WHO’s Global Action Plan for Physical Activity, the question that

Dr Fiona Bull from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Markos Aristides Kern from Fun With Balls commanded the stage in the MOVE Congress plenary on 17 October with TEDx style charisma, zooming in on physical activity from two vastly different angles and reaching one surprisingly similar conclusion. That we need to seriously challenge ourselves when it comes to getting more people active. Challenge ourselves to reach people who are inactive and likely to fall outside the radar of our daily

Game ON. The 9th MOVE Congress has opened in Budapest, where over 470 game-changers from around the world are gathering to share their secrets to getting more people active. And being the MOVE Congress, we don’t just talk the talk, we also walk the walk – or ride or jump, as the presidents of the host organisations did as they entered the Budapest Congress Center stage in style. ISCA president Mogens Kirkeby and the Hungarian Student, University and Leisure Sports Federation

In our day-to-day work in our associations, federations or regular workplaces it's not often we get a chance to rub shoulders with TV stars, decision-makers from the World Health Organisation, UNESCO, the EU Sport Unit, successful campaign managers, former athletes, fitness gurus and TEDx speakers. But at conferences, anything is possible! That's why we are gathering the most high-profile speakers for our MOVE Congress 2019 programme. Who can you meet in Budapest this October? High-level decision makers, health and physical activity advocacy

The last MOVE Congress in 2017 began with the whole room Bhangra dancing to a Bollywood soundtrack in Birmingham’s City Hall. How can we top that this year? With an interactive demonstration led by Hungarian Skipping World Champion and Cirque de Soleil performer Adrienn Bánhegyi at the opening of the 2019 conference on 16 October! Adrienn is a world record holder in skipping and that title is about much more than some serious endurance jumping. Her tricks (see above) have seen

After being one of the world’s highest profile promoters of healthy lifestyles to kids for the past 20 years, LazyTown Entertainment CEO Magnús Scheving has learned an important difference between ‘exercise’ and ‘movement’ that many adults don’t often recognise. “We don’t need to get kids to exercise,” he says. “I don’t think kids should exercise, they should do everything through a game.” The Icelander, who turned himself into a real-life cartoon superhero and international TV star, will now share his

“If you want to change sport from the ground up, you need some pretty big balls.” MOVE Congress 2019 keynote speaker Markos Aristides Kern uses the name of his successful start-up Fun With Balls in a cheeky way, and that is exactly how it’s meant to be. Markos is one of the grassroots sport sector’s most dynamic entrepreneurs, winning at award for best innovator in sports tech in Toronto earlier this year. Markos will share the secrets to gamifying physical activity