Reasons to Attend
There are many reasons to attend the 8th ISPAH Congress in Vancouver in October 2020. Here are some of the key recommendations from our team and our partners (including Tourism Vancouver).
Connect with more than 3,000 leaders
It is estimated that more than 3,000 thought leaders, decision makers, and knowledge users will participate in this congress.
Interact with World-Class Speakers and Sponsors
The ISPAH Congress is the hallmark conference for physical activity and public health. If you are looking to enhance your network of collaborators and interact with internationally renowned speakers and sponsors, then ISPAH 2020 is the ideal conference for you!
Be a Part of Bridging the Knowledge Translation Gap between Traditional Indigenous Ways of Understanding and Doing and Western Health Practices
A cornerstone of our congress will be the enhancement of our understanding of traditional Indigenous health and wellness knowledges, teachings, and practices. As a delegate you will be able work towards bridging the gap between Indigenous ways of understanding and doing and Western health practices.
The Legacy of the Congress
A key legacy of this congress is to enhance the learning opportunities for Indigenous community members (including youth, adults, and Elders). By participating in this congress, you will be supporting Indigenous peoples in BC and beyond.
Meet with Leading Sponsors and Exhibitors
You will be able to meet one-on-one with our sponsors and exhibitors, all in one place. You will be able to learn about leading-edge technologies and services related to health, wellness, physical activity, exercise, and medicine.
Vancouver Convention Centre
A full 40 per cent of the 43,340 sq. m. (466,500 sq. ft.) Vancouver Convention Centre is built over water, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows treating guests to phenomenal harbour and mountain views. Double LEED® Platinum-certified, the award-winning facility is considered a masterpiece of design, inspiration and sustainability.Tourism Vancouver
Modern City in a Stunning Natural Setting
Vancouver offers the winning combination of a modern, diverse city, and a stunning natural setting. Experience urban activities such as shopping, dining and cultural attractions, and then explore mountaintops and pristine waterways in the next breath.Tourism Vancouver
Delegates will have diverse accommodation choices. There are 23,000 hotel rooms in Metro Vancouver, including 13,000 in the city’s downtown core. There will be a vast array of hotel options for delegates to our Congress.Tourism Vancouver
Vancouver has a deserved reputation as one of Canada’s best dining destinations. In fact, according to the Boston Globe, “Blessed with a bounty of staples from sea and farm, a vibrant multi-ethnic canvas to spice things up, and a population that has supported the locavore movement from its early stages, Vancouver has become one of North America’s top dining locales.”Tourism Vancouver