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:
- Day 1 Keynotes: Dr Fiona Bull (World Health Organization) and Markos Aristides Kern (Fun With Balls)
- Day 2 Keynotes: Magnús Scheving (LazyTown Entertainment) and Darry Edwards (Primal Play)
- Track 4 Discovering new perspectives on physical activity promotion among school children
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!
It’s a wrap! Highlights, presentations and photos from the MOVE Congress 2019
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
‘Be together, build together’ for more socially included and physically active citizens
The ‘Redefining an “active lifestyle” with MOVEment Spaces’ track gave MOVE Congress 2019 participants more insight into different aspects of creating active urban spaces and the emerging field of placemaking. They gained more knowledge on how to use the existing public space or redesign the urban space to introduce more people to an active lifestyle. During the track, speakers with different professions from 3 continents spoke about their experiences in working with urban design. And they all touched on the same
Opening new doors to funding and support
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
New perspectives on physical activity promotion to children
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
Are we learning to MOVE for fun or is play a primal instinct?
When a MOVE Congress presenter arrives on the stage walking on his hands, you know you are in for an extraordinary experience. And one that’s guaranteed to get the audience moving. By the time Magnús Scheving, creator and star of LazyTown (the character Sportacus), wrapped up his presentation, the MOVE Congress participants were on their feet doing their best Sportacus poses and buzzing with a standing ovation as the day’s superhero left the stage. Day 3 of MOVE Congress began with
Game-changers connecting physical activity and health
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
Carving a new niche with Grassroots Sport Diplomacy
The second day of MOVE Congress 2019 brought various insightful talks and discussions, some of which took place during Track 2: Carving a New Niche with Grassroots Sport Diplomacy. Jacob Schouenborg, ISCA’s Secretary General, introduced the topic by noting that Grassroots Sport Diplomacy helps us look at our sector from a different perspective. “We know about grassroots sports, and we know about diplomacy, but those two terms have never been combined before,” he said. “Two years ago the concept of
Push the boundaries, think younger and embrace change to get more people moving
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
MOVE Congress 2019 opens in Budapest
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
Rolling into the MOVE Congress 2019
Can you imagine two organisations’ presidents rolling on scooters into an international conference? This was the official opening of the MOVE Congress 2019 on 16 October when the hosts Mogens Kirkeby, president of the International Sport and Culture Association, and Gabor Balogh, president of the Hungarian National Student, University and Leisure Sports Federation, appeared on the stage of the Budapest Congress Center to welcome the attendees. The MOVE Congress 2019 is one of the biggest conferences in the world that unites