Dr. Dean Dudley to deliver keynote address at the International Physical Literacy Conference 2019

Sport for Life is proud to announce that Dr. Dean Dudley will be giving a keynote address at the International Physical Literacy Conference (IPLC) 2019 in Winnipeg, which runs from May 7 – 10. A senior lecturer and researcher at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, his focus is on creating evidence-based approaches to health and physical education.

During his address, Dr. Dudley will be speaking on the theme “A child’s rights to physical literacy as a fundamental human right” at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. He will share his experiences as an ongoing expert consultant to several UNESCO agencies, intergovernmental agencies, and not-for-profit groups, speaking at their conferences and appearing as a special advisor to various initiatives that aim to boost youth development and engagement.

Dr. Dudley has held numerous funded research grants and contracts totalling more than $800K as a principal investigator. He has published over 40 articles in leading peer-reviewed journals since 2010 and he currently serves as an associate editor of BMC Public Health and is the Guest Editor of The Journal of Teaching in Physical Education special issue on “Physical Literacy: Evidence and Intervention”.

Broadly, Dr. Dudley is interested in the association between health and education, with a specific interest in the role that learning plays in the lives and health of children. Internationally he is recognized for his work and collaborates closely with scholars and policy makers here in Canada, but much more widely across Asia, Europe, and Oceania.

His presentation is a partnership with the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.

Early-bird registration closes March 7. Register for IPLC 2019 here. To see the program or list of active workshops, view the program page. For more information, visit the IPLC homepage – www.iplc.info/iplc_winnipeg/.

 The International Physical Literacy Conference

The IPLC is designed to bring together health, education, recreation, and sport experts to advance the knowledge, application, and implementation of physical literacy programming across the globe. The conference engages leaders, practitioners, and stakeholders of physical literacy from around the world in a truly collaborative environment.

For more information contact:
Claudine Gilbert
Coordinator of Conferences and Workshops, Sport for Life Society

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