Nottingham 2015 conference keynote speakers announced

Mike Brace and Emma Boggis will speak at the disability sport conference. 23 Jun 2015
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Emma Boggis, Chief Executive of Sport and Recreation Alliance, will deliever a keynote speech at the Nottingham 2015: Disability Sport Conference in August 2015.

ⒸCerebral Palsy Sport
By Cerebral Palsy Sport

Cerebral Palsy Sport has announced that former Chief Executive of Vision 2020 Mike Brace CBE and Chief Executive of Sport and Recreation Alliance Emma Boggis will deliver keynote speeches at Nottingham 2015: Disability Sport Conference on 12-13 August.

Brace will officially open the sports conference at Nottingham Conference Centre in Great Britain, with his opening address focusing on the changing face of disability sport. He served as Chief Executive of Vision 2020 from 2001-2012 and Chairman of the British Paralympic Association from 2001-2008, and is an advocate of sport for disabled people.

The two-day conference will look at the issue of how equitable disability sport is. Workshops and discussions will focus around four main themes: therapy and sport, investment opportunities, new participation opportunities and coach development. The conference will also explore and highlight examples of better practice in disability sport and physical activity.

On 13 August, Boggis will deliver the keynote address on the importance of partnerships and alliance in the disability sector. Previous to her current role, Boggis worked in the Cabinet Office as head of Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Unit, supporting Lord Coe in his role as the Prime Minister’s Legacy Ambassador.

The conference aims to provide sport delivery agencies, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and education professionals with an opportunity to hear about current practices used to engage people with disabilities in sport and physical activity. There will also be opportunities to network, talk to exhibitors and attend the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) World Games, held 6-12 August with the majority of the competition taking place on the Harvey Hadden Sports complex site.

If you are interested in attending the conference, please visit Cerebral Palsy Sport website for booking details.