Sport for Life is excited to announce that Tom Farrey, executive director of the Sports & Society Program at the Aspen Institute, will be a keynote speaker at the 2023  International Physical Literacy Conference, which takes place May 2-5 in New York City, New York. An award-winning investigative reporter and author, he’ll be sharing his perspectives of how quality sport can lead to meaningful and positive change for individuals as well as communities.  

Farrey originally founded this program with the mission to bring together leaders and promote solutions to ensure that sports serve the public interest. Project Play, the program’s signature initiative, uses the power of play to create healthy children and communities through sports.

Since 2013, Project Play has driven the national conversation in the United States on youth and school sports by identifying gaps in access and quality. The initiative has successfully mobilized organizations, governments, and corporations to distribute grants worth over $60 million. A media campaign in 2019, #DontRETIREKid, won 37 international awards.

Before joining the Aspen Institute, Farrey worked at ESPN, winning numerous awards for his investigative reporting, including an Emmy and the 2014 Alfred I. duPont/Columbia University Award. His 2008 book Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children has been used by several universities and has been credited with starting a movement to protect children in sports. Project Play, now a community of over 20,000 leaders, is the result of this movement.

Farrey’s work can be followed on Twitter @TomFarrey and @AspenInstSports.

Rates: Early Bird ends March 15 – $449 USD, Regular ends April 17 – $499 USD, Late Registration (through conference, online and on-site) – $549 USD

Check out our detailed program here.

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