Dublin to Host Sports Science Congress

A gathering of over 3,000 sports scientists from around the world will take place in Dublin next Summer with the hosting by University College Dublin and Ulster University of the 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science.

It is an academic conference but given the wide appeal of sport it will hold a greater level of interest for the general public than many of a similar nature.

The theme of next year’s Congress is ‘Sport Science at the Cutting Edge’ and the programme is a balance of elite performance related subjects and others more applicable in the wider world of public health and policy.

Among the more than 100 sessions over the four days of the Congress there will be explorations of the effects of sedentary behaviour and on to what extent exercise should be viewed as medicine.

Social inclusion will bring a sociological as well as physiological feel to the event and will follow on from the Sport for Business Sport for Social Good event taking place in February.

The event will take place at the Dublin Convention Centre and will also include a social programme that spreads across sporting activities, and maybe an odd glass across the city.

This is the first time the Congress has taken place in Ireland having been in Vienna, Malmo, Amsterdam and Barcelona over the past four years.

There are opportunities for corporate backers to get involved as partners of the event and as part of a major exhibition taking place alongside the speaker programme.

There are also opportunities to sponsor travel grants, individual workshops and seminars and more. If you are interested in learning more about the opportunities to get involved with the event contact us today and we will put you in touch with the right people.

Sport for Business will be a media partner of the event and will look to bring you news and interviews in advance of the event over the coming months.

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