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
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
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
Meet these game-changers (and many more!) at the MOVE Congress
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
Skipping World Champion and Cirque de Soleil performer headlines Congress opening
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
A game-changer with the “balls” to make a difference
“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
MOVE Congress summer offer ends soon
Budapest is still sizzling in the European heatwave and so is our MOVE Congress summer offer. But by Sunday the tables will turn, the Southern Hemisphere will start basking in the spring sunshine - and those who have snapped up a MOVE Congress pass for only €250 will be smiling like a sunny emoji wherever they are. This week is the last chance to save on your MOVE Congress ticket. Save €50 on your 3-day pass or €20 on our new