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Celebrating Diversity in Alberta Sport

The Conference will:

  • Inform delegates through plenaries, panels and concurrent breakout sessions with quality tangible take-away skills;
  • Stimulate and inspire delegates with contemporary trends from well respected presenters;

Unite colleagues from sport organizations and energize and broaden potential networks of interest


The Conference sessions are designed around 5 key elements of sport, including:

  • Sport is Inclusive and Accessible to Diversified Populations– with focus on LGBQTI2S/Transgender, Women, Indigenous, Para and Mental Health within Sport
  • Sport is Safe and Ethical– emphasizing Concussions in Sport education
  • Sport Organizations demonstrate Effective Governance – concentrating on Policy Development, Planning, Reporting and Data Collection
  • Sport is led by Quality Coaches– highlighting National Coaching Certification Program education
  • Sport Reflects the Principles of Athlete Development– with updates on Sport for Life

Throughout the Conference athletes, coaches, officials, leaders, and volunteers will be recognized for their contributions to Alberta’s sport system.

Awards Banquet

The 2018 Athlete and Team of the Year Awards and the 2019 Sport Recognition Awards will be presented in conjunction with the Alberta Sport Leadership Conference. The Athlete and Team of the Year Awards recognize and celebrate the significant achievements, performances and contributions of Alberta's amateur teams and athletes. The award winners are outstanding role models who inspire other Albertans to higher achievements at the recreational or competitive level. The Sport Recognition Awards acknowledge the tremendous impact and outstanding achievements made by coaches, coach developers, officials, and volunteers in the Alberta sport delivery system. All of the awards will be presented at the Celebrating Sport in Alberta Recognition Awards Banquet on Friday May 3, 2019. For more information on the awards and nomination forms, please check out the Alberta Sport website.

Sport Recognition Award

Conference Sponsors

Opening Keynote and Networking Social Sponsor

2017 Alberta Sport Awards Banquet Sponsor

Celebrating Sport in Alberta Luncheon Sponsor