Innovative outdoor activity areas: Intl IAKS Conference 5-6 Oct in Odense, Denmark

Outdoor activity infrastructure requires less budget than indoor facilities but can serve a larger amount of users. It is not only in the wake of the pandemic that authorities have realised that physical activity spaces in urban areas and in nature enhance their municipality and attract more citizens and tourists. What exactly are the benefits of establishing facilities for urban lifestyle sports? How can walkable cities be the drivers of change? How to offer outdoor infrastructure for active living and preserve nature at the same time?

With the collaborative support of The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and the two IAKS Expert Circles on Urban Activity Areas and on Nature Activity Areas we are developing a comprehensive program.

The international IAKS conference will take place from 5 to 6 October in the beautiful municipality of Odense, Denmark, attended by national and international executives. The event will be one, not to be missed, and kicks off on 5 October in the afternoon with a guided tour of the Athletics Exploratorium and SDU Sports Science facilities. The networking dinner on Wednesday night will be the perfect setting for architects, engineers, clients, designers, local authorities, technical and operative management to connect with like-minded professionals. Education at the core and plenty of networking opportunities!

Professor Jens Troelsen, Head of Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at SDU, together with Maria Keinicke, Partner at Keingart (who designed Athletics Exploratorium) and Holger Kortbek, Head of Sports Facilities, Municipality of Gladsaxe will welcome national and international experts to discuss outdoor infrastructure for active living.

The conference will be held in English language.

More information on the agenda, the speaker’s line-up, hotel accommodation and how to get there will be available soon.

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photo: Flemming Anders Overgaard (credit: IAKS)