Following on from the success of the first two conferences held in 2012 and 2014, the Centre for Business in Society will be hosting an international, inter-disciplinary conference for academics and practitioners.
The conference will be held at Coventry University, UK from 27-29 June 2016
The conference will focus on the use of disability sport as a tool for peace, development and social inclusion.
The conference itself will be based around four main themes:
- Sport and health for people with disabilities
- Paralympic Legacies
- Disability sport for peace and development
- Disability sport and social inclusion
Possible areas for presentations include, but are not restricted to:
- Inclusive sports programmes and policies (recreational/school/city/national)
- Disability Sport as a tool for peace and development in post-conflict zones
- Sport as a tool for the rehabilitation of individuals disabled as a result of conflict
- Disability sport and its impact upon non-disabled perceptions of disability
- Disability sport and the Higher Education sports curriculum
- The potential economic and social impact of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
- Sport as a human right for people with disabilities
- Disability, sport and identity
- The impact of disability discrimination in the provision of sporting opportunities for people with disabilities
- Technology and disability sport: where does man become machine?
- Historical issues in disability sport and the Paralympic Games
- The Media and disability and Paralympic sport
- The impact of sport on the health of people with disabilities
- The elite non-disabled sporting model and disability sport: impacts, problems and possibilities
- Marketing disability sport: problems and possibilities
- International perspectives on disability sport
- Disability sport and international diplomacy
There will also be opportunities for posters and suggestions for workshops.
For further information please see the website at http://www.coventry.ac.uk/disabilitysportconference