Active Living Research Conference 2016

31 January - 3 February 2016 | Hilton Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA

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Active Living Research Conference 2017
26 February - 1 March 2017 | Hilton Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA

The 2016 Active Living Research Annual Conference brings together active living researchers and champions from over 30 disciplines to advance knowledge and action around active communities. The 2016 conference theme, “Equity in Active Living”, explores opportunities to ensure that all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, economic background, level of education, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical and/or cognitive ability, have access to safe and enjoyable places to be physically active. The conference is the premier venue for both cutting-edge research and for making findings useable by non-scientists.

The conference agenda has two focus areas: research and practice/policy. Integrating two focus areas provides opportunities for exchange on how to use evidence to increase physical activity in many settings, identify new policy-relevant research questions, and develop new collaborations across sectors. The program will be comprised of approximately two-thirds research-oriented and one-third practice/policy-oriented presentations, with some overlap.

  • The premier venue for public health, transportation, urban planning, parks and recreation, and education to intersect.
  • Network with academics and researchers, regulatory and governmental agencies, practitioners, and educators.
  • Learn from experts and opinion leaders in the field.
  • Each year ALR generates a journal issue of selected papers from the conference. Past ALR issues have appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Preventive MedicineHealth & Place, Journal of Adolescent Health, and Preventive Medicine. If you would like your organization to be associated with a journal issue from ALR 2016, please contact for details.
  • This is a very active conference! There will be a wide range of physical activity breaks, including walking, cycling, yoga and Zumba.

The conference will include active living presentations and workshops on the following broad topic areas:

  • Physical activity
  • Public health
  • Active transportation
  • Urban planning for healthy communities
  • Parks and recreation
  • School policies and environments
  • Policy and environmental strategies
  • Rural environments
  • Tools and measures of active environments
  • Building partnerships
  • Economic benefits
  • Research translation
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Conference Speakers

Keynote speaker

Panel speakers


Conference Chairs

Conference Committee

  • Carmen L. Cutter, MPH, USA
  • Amanda Wilson, MSRS, USA
  • Chad Spoon, MRP, USA

Program Committee

  • NiCole R. Keith, PhD, USA
  • Sonja Wilhelm Stanis, PhD, USA
  • Monica Baskin, PhD, USA
  • Arlie Adkins, PhD, USA
  • Keith Benjamin, USA
  • Carter Headrick, USA
  • Michael Pratt, USA
  • Olivia Roanhorse, USA
  • Sally Wong, USA
Supporting Publications

Organised by
  • ALR
  • Elsevier
Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Kaiser Permanente
Silver Sponsor
Voices for Healthy Kids
Active Living Research
  • PAL
  • Eco-Counter
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