The 2023 International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity (ISAPA) organization committee is delighted to confirm that Professor David Howe, from Canada, will participate as a keynote speaker.

David Howe is a Professor of the Dr. Frank Hayden Endowed Chair in Sport and Social Impact, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, at the Western University. The lecturer was a 4-time Paralympian and two-time medalist having competed for Canada in athletics as a middle-distance runner (Class T 37) from 1988-2000. Also is a prominent researcher in topics related to the culture of disability, ethics of Paralympism, and social history of the Paralympic movement, among others.

Also, Dr. Emma Beckman, from the University of Queensland, Australia is confirmed as 2nd  keynote speaker. Dr. Emma Beckman is a Teaching and Research academic at the University of Queensland and has strong connections to the sports science industry through her research, particularly in the translation of her research into rules and regulations that impact para-athletes worldwide.

The last confirmed keynote speaker is Professor Simon Darcy, from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Simon is Professor in Management at UTS Business School, he specializes in developing inclusive organizational approaches for diverse groups, including people with disability.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, here is a promotional video to participate in the 24th version of the International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity:




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