VENUE: Dublin City University
DATE: 23 May 2019

The Federation of Irish Sport’s annual conference returns on May 23rd and this year we are challenging the world of sport on just how inclusive it is.

The ever-evolving world of technology has meant we live in a world that has never been more connected. And yet the reality is that people have perhaps never felt more disconnected. Problems of alienation, isolation and a sense of not belonging abound.

Sport has perhaps never been more important in bringing people together whether as participants, volunteers or simply fans. But is sport doing all it can do to bring people closer together? That is the question we pose as the theme for this year’s conference.

At the conference a line-up of national and international speakers will be looking at the role of sport in building more inclusive communities. They will explore what sport is doing both in Ireland and abroad to ensure real inclusivity taking in people with disability; ethnic minorities; the ageing population; the LGBT community; while also looking to see how sport is encouraging more women and children to participate. In addition, we will examine the importance of sport in building cross border community in Ireland.

A full programme for the day will be confirmed over the coming weeks.

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