Panels and Speakers

Opening speakers
  • What is the second-hand smoke of physical inactivity? Thinking about the future of active living research, advocacy, and policy

  • Daniel Bornstein, Associate Professor, The Citadel, USA
  • Mark Hertling, Lieutenant General, US Army (retired); Advisor to the Advent Health Leadership Institute, USA
  • Physical activity collaborative announcement
    Laurie Whitsel, American Heart Association, USA

Lunchtime speaker

Talk: I CAN DO IT! School Activity Program for Students with Disabilities

Plenary panels

New frontiers in technology for measurement and real-world application

Laurie Whitsel, American Heart Association, USA

Aaron Hipp, North Carolina State University, USA
Alf Edvardsen, Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) Health, Norway
Michael Jungen, Guest Experience and Technology Executive, USA

Innovations in placemaking for active living

Mike Millay, Managing Partner, Clancy’s Sports, USA


Interactive plenary session

Personal stories and compelling messages to build influence and power

Speaker: Terra Hall, Voices for Healthy Kids, USA

During this session, attendees will learn how to frame messages and find compelling storytellers to tell impactful stories. We will first review the qualities that make a story and a storyteller unforgettable, and then we will learn how to find and implement them for our own campaigns. Terra will provide attendees with resources like key message statements and Fast Facts and then show participants how to build a message wheel and deliver their messages to an audience like the media, lawmakers or advocates.

Active Living Research 101

Speaker: Xuemei Zhu, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University, USA

James F. Sallis, University of California, San Diego, USA and Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia


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Supporting Publications
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  • ALR
  • Elsevier
Silver Sponsors
  • GP_RED
  • greenplay
Supported by
  • NRPA