2019 Active Living Conference
The premier multi-disciplinary conference for sharing the latest research, policies, and practices that advance activity-friendly communities for everyone.
Two decades of research and evaluation of community interventions and policies have produced considerable knowledge about the benefits of designing communities that promote daily physical activity for everyone.
However, much remains to be learned about both the positive and adverse outcomes of active living environmental and policy initiatives. Multiple and complex results are expected when active living improvements are made to transportation infrastructure, urban planning, schools and expanded learning environments, parks and recreation, and rural environments, among other contexts.
The 2019 Active Living Conference theme will address the Intended and Unintended Outcomes of Building Active and Healthy Communities. Examples of such outcomes include challenges, solutions, and lessons learned related to gentrification, pollution mitigation, shifting rural landscapes, economic development, sun exposure, injury prevention, health equity, social inclusion, and community engagement and empowerment.
Research and Practice/Policy Focus Areas
Our aim is to make the Active Living Conference the premier venue for policy-relevant research and cross-sector exchange among scientists, practitioners, and policy makers on how to create and sustain active living environments. The conference agenda will have two focus areas: 1) research and 2) practice/policy. The goal of these focus areas is to encourage a broad audience to attend the conference and provide opportunities for exchange on how to use evidence to increase physical activity in diverse settings. Research and practice/policy presentations will be integrated and organized by topic area.