Special edition newsletter: Experience or re-live some of the action from the 9th MOVE Congress - and mark your calendars for the next MOVE Congress in October 2021.

Missed the MOVE Congress 2019? Or were you part of the action?

Catch up with our video highlights, stories and gallery - with more to come! 

One of the world's most active conferences, the MOVE Congress, wrapped up in Budapest on Friday with more than 470 participants, 40 speakers, and 40 Innovation Alley presenters and exhibitors having been part of the action.

If you were there, see if you can spot yourself in our highlight videos and gallery on Facebook or YouTube. If you missed it, now it the time to catch up and put a mark in your calendar for the 10th edition in October 2021.

More footage and photos of the presentations and tracks will be uploaded soon, so make sure to follow our Facebook page and YouTube channel for updates.

Many thanks to all of our speakers, moderators, participants, volunteers and our organising partners - the Hungarian School Sport Federation, National School, University and Leisure Sport Federation, Hungarian University Sports Federation, Hungarian Leisure Sport Association, and the Hungarian Ministry for Human Capacities - for your support in delivering one of the biggest editions of the MOVE Congress ever!

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It's a wrap! Highlights from the MOVE Congress 2019 in Budapest. Watch more videos from the conference, including keynote sessions and interviews with our speakers at https://www.youtube.com/user/ISCAchannel

Push the boundaries and embrace change

Dr Fiona Bull from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Markos Aristides Kern from Fun With Balls commanded the stage in the MOVE Congress plenary on 17 October with TEDx style charisma, zooming in on physical activity from two vastly different angles and reaching one surprisingly similar conclusion. That we need to seriously challenge ourselves when it comes to getting more people active.

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Are we learning to MOVE for fun or is play a primal instinct?

When a MOVE Congress presenter arrives on the stage walking on his hands, you know you are in for an extraordinary experience. And one that’s guaranteed to get the audience moving. By the time Magnús Scheving, creator and star of LazyTown (the character Sportacus), wrapped up his presentation, the MOVE Congress participants were on their feet doing their best Sportacus poses and buzzing with a standing ovation as the day’s superhero left the stage.

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Game-changers connecting physical activity and health

With Dr Fiona Bull from the World Health Organization underlining in the plenary that all MOVE Congress participants could play a part in delivering the WHO’s Global Action Plan for Physical Activity, the question that followed in the parallel track “Game-changers connecting physical activity” was “who are some of the key actors who can help deliver this plan? And what are some game-changing approaches that work?

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Carving a new niche with Grassroots Sport Diplomacy

The Grassroots Sport Diplomacy track was the culmination of a two-year Erasmus+ project in which ISCA and its partners from two continents explored how to define and educate people in the grassroots sport sector about how to explore different angles of their work through this new concept. It gathered all of the project’s partners and stakeholders, including speakers Richard Parrish, Aaron Kearney, Silvija Mitevska, Eduardo Uhle and Raffaella Chiodo Karpinsky.

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New perspective on physical activity promotion to kids

LazyTown’s Magnús Scheving and the founder of the Primal Play method, Darryl Edwards, gave MOVE Congress participants a spectacular launch into a full day focusing on the theme of getting more children active. The track “Discovering new perspectives on physical activity promotion among school children” unveiled a new Moving Schools Award scheme and shared experiences from 3 continents, with speakers travelling to Budapest from Canada, the US, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, the UK and Poland to be part of the Congress.

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Opening new doors to funding and support

“We can work in an isolated way and do what we do, or collaborate in public-private partnerships and roll out our initiatives as multipliers. Isn’t it a no-brainer?” Following on from successful fundraising workshops at the MOVE Congress in Rome (2014) and Copenhagen (2015), the “Opening new doors to funding and support” track at the MOVE Congress 2019 in Budapest presented an even more diverse picture of funding sources – from corporate to charities to emerging methods such as crowdfunding.

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This year we created our first ever Innovation Alley with an open call for exhibitors and presenters to showcase their innovative ideas and technologies that get more people moving. From virtual reality, to multiBALL (pictured), to AirTrack, and new games for both kids and adults, Innovation Alley was a buzzing centrepiece of the MOVE Congress 2019. See the gallery here
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