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Our 17th World Congress, April 2013
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Our 17th World Congress, April 2013

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10 - 13 April 2013

The congress was held at the Palacio de Convencion de la Havana, Cuba (Convention Centre, Havana, Cuba).

Congress Declaration

Over 200 delegates and guest from 32 countries across the continents exchanged intense workshops, scientific presentations, symposiums, posters and keynote presentations on four themes – pedagogy, leadership, education and development and diversity.

In line with the values of IAPESGW and INDER in Physical Education, Sport and Dance we made a 10 point Cuba Declaration - please view the 'Declaration' (English version) or Declaration (Spanish version)

Congress Report -  'Adelante Muchachas – Moving together for a better World' - please read the short report on the activities over the 4-day event

Presentations given at our Congress:

Australian Womensport and Recreation Association - Janice Crosswhite, President of the AWRA

A charter for active Australian women

International Committee of Sport Pedagogy (ICSP) - B. Antala, T. Benn, M. Dinold, W. Ho, M. Holzweg, & R. Lopez de D'Amico
Sharing Global Voices: Perceptions of Physical Education / School Sport

Dr. Maria Dinold, Centre for Sport Science and University Sports, University of Vienna, Austria

Components of Inclusive Dance Pedagogy and the concept “MiteinanderS”

Michelle R. Zitomer, University of Alberta

Creating Space for Every-Body in Dance Education


Eliana Lucia Ferreira, Federal University of Juiz De Fora and Maria Beatriz Rocha Ferreira, Pnvs/Capes/Federal University of Grande Dourados



Wheelchair Sport Dance


Tess Kay, Professor of Sport and Social Sciences, BC•SHaW, Brunel University UK

Women, sport, development: learning together for a better world

Presentations in Spanish - we are hoping to make more of the above presentations available to you in Spanish. These will be added to the Spanish language Congress page - please view what is available to date

Our award winners at the 17th Congress - please view our Awards Page for details


Host selected for our 18th World Congress in 2017 

We are very pleased to announce that Barry University, Miami Shores, Miami, USA will host the next IAPESGW World Congress on  11 – 13 May 2017.
Barry University has produced a promotional video for the event - please view the short preview of the excellent venue for our 18th Congress

Delegates and guests from 32 different countries attended our 17th World Congress - please view comments from some of these delegates (on the 'young participants panel')

Our Congress received good coverage by the Cuban media
- here are links to some of the coverage (in Spanish):






Please take a look at our photo album from the event


What we said during the Congress:

Our 17th Congress well underway (11 April 2013) 
INDER and IAPESGW are delighted that delegates from thirty-two countries from all parts of the world are attending their world congress April 10-13 at the Havana Convention Center.

Delegates from as far away as Australia, Northern Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, Japan, Austria, England, Nigeria and Canada are here as well as forty delegates from Cuba.

IAPESGW president Tansin Benn has announced that the UNICEF Latin American Caribbean representative Begolia Arelliano will be one of the guest speakers, along with Professor Doune Macdonald (Australia), Professor Darlene Kluka (USA), Professor Tess Kay (UK) and Professor Rosa Lopez D’Amico (Venezuela).

Professor Benn added: “We are so pleased to have our Congress here in Havana and to have such worldwide representation, an attendance record for our organisation. We are looking at sharing best practice and the latest research in physical education and sport development for girls and women, learning and working together to create a better world.”



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Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 06:55