VISTA 2023

Postponement of the VISTA 2023 conference


Regrettably, we write to inform you that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Egyptian Paralympic Committee (EPC) have made the decision to postpone the VISTA conference until 2025.

The IPC’s VISTA conference has become an important international scientific conference that provides a forum for exchanging information, research and expertise related to sport for people with a disability. 

This year's conference was set to take place in Egypt, the first time for the African continent. In particular, it is intended to be an important milestone for furthering the development of Para sport in the region and across the world.

Unfortunately, however, a large number of speakers and presenters are now unable to travel due to the recent developments in Israel and Gaza. The absence of such a large number of speakers would have resulted in a greatly reduced programme, which would have lessened the quality of the overall programme. In addition, the in-person interaction and networking opportunities would have been greatly reduced, which represent another key purpose and value of the conference.

We have therefore made the decision to postpone the VISTA conference until 2025.

New dates for the VISTA conference in 2025 will be confirmed in due course.

For any inquiries related to the postponement of the VISTA Conference please contact

We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you once again to VISTA in 2025.


VISTA 2023


The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is organising the first post-lockdown in-person meeting of its VISTA Conference in Cairo, Egypt from 31 October to 3 November 2023.     

A scientific conference designed to promote and advance the mission, goals, objectives, and reputation of the IPC, VISTA 2023 will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a theme of “Developing Para Sport: inclusion, transformation, and performance”. The Egyptian Paralympic Committee is hosting the conference in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports.  

The theme will be discussed in keynote presentations, invited symposia, and free communications. They will cover key issues such as Classification, Ethics and integrity, socio-cultural development, sport medicine, health and well-being, sport performance, and technology.

The IPC first developed VISTA in 1993 when it was felt that there was an urgent need to increase knowledge pertaining to elite sport for athletes with an impairment in the international arena. As a result, the concept of VISTA, which means a lengthy series of events, emerged.  

VISTA provides an important international platform for scientists to exchange the latest current information, research, development, and expertise related to sport for persons with disabilities and the Paralympic Movement. 

It promotes cross-disciplinary interaction among practitioners such as sport science scholars, disability inclusion scholars, sport managers, officials, coaches, athletes, sport medicine practitioners, classifiers, and sport administrators. 

This will be the eleventh version of the VISTA Conference. The first VISTA Conference took place in Jasper, Canada in 1993. The success of this conference led to further conferences in Germany (1999), Sweden (2003), Germany (2006, 2011, 2013), Spain (2015), Canada (2017) and The Netherlands (2019) and was held virtually in 2021 hosted by KU Leuven, Belgium.

Further information regarding registration, programme and abstract submission is available on the conference website: Vista 2023.

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