Annual Conference 2018

Annual Conference 2018

ALR2018 will be held February 11-14, 2018 at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

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We are excited to co-host the 2018 Active Living Research Annual Conference with the Alberta Centre for Active Living. The conference brings together active living researchers and champions from over 30 disciplines to advance knowledge and action around active communities. The event is the premier venue for policy-relevant research and cross-sector exchange between scientists, practitioners and policy makers on how to create and sustain active living environments.

The theme of the 2018 conference, “Future-Proofing Activity: Application Across Sectors” focuses on anticipating the future of physical activity, and creating environments, programs and policies that will minimize the effects of shocks and stressors of the future state when it comes to physical activity and active living. The theme challenges us to consider the future of activity across all sectors, and reflect upon applications that will minimize the detrimental effects of technology while maximizing the beneficial effects by way of intentional design. For example, how could “big data” be used to inform active living research and policy? How can we plan for active communities that incorporate connected and automated vehicles?

Executive Program Committee

Kerry Mummery, Alberta Centre for Active Living, Canada
Jennifer Dill, Portland State University, USA

Chair Emeritus
James F. Sallis, Active Living Research, USA

Community and Health Equity
Diana Parra Perez, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Candace Nykiforuk, University of Alberta, Canada

Parks and Recreation
Andrew Kaczynski, University of South Carolina, USA
Elizabeth Halpenny, University of Alberta, Canada

Practice and Policy
Kevin Roth, National Recreation and Park Association, USA
Sean Co, Toole Design Group, USA

Public Health
Rodney Lyn, Georgia State University, USA
Gavin McCormack, University of Calgary, Canada

Schools and After School
Noreen McDonald, University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill, USA
Charlene Burgeson, Partnership for a Healthier America, USA

Transportation and Land Use Planning
Jenny Mindell, University College London, UK
Arlie Adkins, The University of Arizona, USA


You can view the agenda by clicking on each day.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 to Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Banff, Alberta, Canada