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Book now for the virtual Active Sussex Conference!

Book now for the virtual Active Sussex Conference!

Categories: Active Sussex Events

The Active Sussex Conference & AGM is back on Thursday 23 September 2021 and being held virtually.

There are five FREE sessions giving the opportunity to network, get the latest local and national insights, and discuss current hot-topics and challenges with Sussex colleagues. The sessions are spread across the working day, so delegates are able to book onto as many or as few of the sessions as they wish.

All sessions will be hosted on Zoom and details will be sent to you once you’ve booked onto your chosen session(s). Delegates will also be able to gain CIMSPA CPD points as part of the conference.

Bookings are now live and you can book your FREE place here. Please note that place are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Conference programme


Session 1

09:00 - 09:45: Pre-Conference Networking

An important part of any conference. Grab a coffee, and meet colleagues from across the county at this virtual networking session. Whether you’re making new connections, or catching up with old friends, it’s the perfect way to start the day.

Session 2

10:00 - 11:15: 'Live Longer Better': A new culture: from "care" to "enablement", using physical activity as the driver to increase healthspan for older adults' 

Keynote Speaker: Sir Muir Gray

This session will focus on the ageing process and there is a ‘revolution’ to enable older people to live longer better. Sir Muir Gray will bring this to life as he talks about the ageing process and how physical activity can significantly reduce problems in later life. 

Delegates will have a far greater knowledge about the current issues that affect how we live and care for people in later life which will allow them to engage in discussions on how we can do more to support this through physical activity at a local level.

Session 3

11:30 - 13:00: Uniting the Network – Progressing the Big Issues

Facilitator: Ed Sandham, Strategic Lead - Active Partnerships, Sport England

This Sport England One Year Implementation Plan outlines a set of goals to deliver Uniting the Movement. This facilitated session will identify where we will focus collaboratively as a network over the next year. 

This facilitated session will identify where we will focus collaboratively as a network over the next year and beyond. 

Come and join the discussion, connect with partners and help to set the foundations in making a difference to people’s lives in Sussex through physical activity.

Session 4

13:30 - 15:00: Let's Talk Equality and Take Action! 

Facilitator: Alex White, Trustee, Active Sussex (additional facilitators tbc)

This session provides an opportunity to explore a collective commitment to work together as a network to tackle inequalities and take action to ensure we are truly inclusive focused. Learn from local case studies and lived experiences.

Session 5

15:15 - 16:30: ‘CIMSPA, the Sector and Workforce Support’ 

Facilitator: Danny Ross, CIMSPA

At CIMSPA, their goal is to shape a recognised and respected sector that everyone wants to be a part of. They support the sector through a leading by listening approach. This session is an excellent opportunity for delegates to gain valuable insight into the state of the present workforce, to have their voices heard to shape future support and understand the excellent opportunities that are available. 

Book your sessions here.