The 5th World Conference on Women and Sport will commence on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California and will conclude on Saturday, February 18, 2012.
Over the past twenty years, much progress has been made, and further advancement and more equal opportunities are within the grasp of increasing numbers of women and girls globally. Our theme recognizes that in order to continue these extraordinary achievements and to move to the next level, women and men will need to work together to break down barriers and overcome obstacles to further progress. Only through collaboration and partnership will full equality be reached.
‘Together Stronger’ also reflects the increased effect of global and multi-generational alliances; co-operation across borders and across age groups leads to more powerful insights and quicker successes.
This theme will lend itself to some fascinating debates and conversations at the 2012 meeting. We also hope to encourage an increased participation by men in the conference.
The IOC organizes a World Conference on Women and Sport every four years with the objective of analyzing the progress made within the Olympic Movement and identifying ways to improve and increase the participation of women in the world of sport. Approximately 600 participants from more than 130 countries are expected to participate, representing National Olympic Committees, International Federations, Non-Government Organizations (NGO), universities and other organizations. Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games and over 1,000 Olympians live in or near Los Angeles. The program will include breakout sessions, cultural events, keynote speakers and forums.
Please be sure to browse through the links above to learn more about the agenda, travel requirements and hotel information, as well as information about Los Angeles and Southern California. You may register for the conference by going to the following website: www.olympic.org/losangeles2012 or by clicking on the "Register" button above.
Questions about the conference may be directed to the event planning staff at Unique Events via the Contacts page.
The IOC appreciates your dedication and hopes to make this an unforgettable experience for all.
TOGETHERSTRONGER: The Future of Sport
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"By bringing together some of the most influential and prominent thought leaders in and outside of the industry, it will allow for important discussion about new developments and recommendations to enhance the involvement of women in all aspects of sport."
Anita DeFrantz, Chairperson of the IOC Women and Sport Commission, and President of the LA84 Foundation.
Special thanks to Samsung for their support of the Conference