Interested investigators, advocates, practitioners, policy makers, and other stakeholders can now register for the 2013 Active Living Research (ALR) conference. The ALR conference provides participants with the opportunity to hear the latest evidence on policy and environmental strategies to increase physical activity. The conference will be held Feb. 26-28, 2013, at the Paradise Point Hotel in San Diego. Interested parties should register before Jan. 15 to receive a discounted rate.
The theme of the 2013 conference, Achieving Change Across Sectors: Integrating Research, Policy and Practice, recognizes the importance of engaging people from multiple disciplines and occupations to increase physical activity for everyone and reverse the obesity epidemic.
Collaboration is essential to achieve lasting changes to the environment and the creation of policies that will make it easier for people to be physically active during their daily routines. Such partnerships involve community members, researchers from multiple disciplines and sectors, as well as key input from policy makers and practitioners. These rich partnerships can help to ensure that the best available evidence is used when creating or maintaining active and vibrant communities that can benefit everyone.
For the first time, the conference agenda will be organized into two tracks — research and practice. The goal of developing two tracks is to encourage a broader audience to attend the conference and provide more opportunities for exchange on how to use evidence to increase physical activity in many different settings.
The conference agenda will contain a variety of breakfast roundtable discussions, keynote speakers, plenary and concurrent presentations, learning workshops, as well as a panel presentation.
The agenda is separated by day and can be viewed by clicking on the links below.
For more information on the 2013 ALR conference, visit the conference homepage.