2020 CALL FOR PRESENTERS

The National Indigenous Physical Activity & Wellness (NIPAW) Conference is the nation's premier event celebrating physical activity in the Indigenous community. There will be 20 to 30 presentations with 3 concurrent educational sessions, and research and educational posters will be invited. Any person with an interest in physical activity in the Indigenous community is invited to submit session proposals or original research for presentations during the 2020 conference.
IPACC is soliciting session proposals for the 2019 NIPAW Conference, to be held May 2nd & 3rd, 2020 on traditional territory of Cowichan Indian Tribes. This is an opportunity to share effective models, policies, research and information and provide your community with insights and best practices highlighting a family centered approach to promoting physical activity within Indigenous communities. Please consider contributing a session!

Submission deadline is February 1, 2020

The NIPAW Conference is an interactive experience designed for people involved in promoting physical activity. With presentations covering disease prevention, leadership, various educational “how to” presentations and prevention of various issues that affect our Indigenous communities rural and urban, there's sure to be something to share and learn!

Please see attached document for instructions on how to apply to be a presenter.

Call for Presenters Application Document:
Call for Presentations
National Indigenous Physical Activity & Wellness Conference
Hosted by the Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle www.a-pacc.com

May 2nd- 3rd, 2020

In Partnership with Cowichan Tribes
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada

You are invited to join us in sharing best practices, and to join other leaders who see the value in promoting physical activity in our Indigenous communities.
This is the nation's largest conference on Physical Activity for Indigenous communities, created for all of those with an interest in sports, recreation, fitness, kinesiology, and traditional activity who may be band council members; health directors, representatives, scientists, or health practitioners; counsellors or social workers; federal, provincial, or municipal health employees; academics; recreation workers; coaches; fitness instructors; cultural leaders; community members, and all others interested in the promotion of health and wellness through physical activity.
The Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle is hosting the conference to provide a networking and education opportunity. In addition, there will be also a tradeshow for Indigenous organizations and mainstream businesses to share their services and products.
Call for Presentations
The National Indigenous Physical Activity & Wellness (NIPAW) Conference is the nation's premier event celebrating physical activity in the Indigenous community. There will be 25 to 35 presentations with 3 concurrent educational sessions, and research and educational posters will be invited. Any person with an interest in physical activity in the Indigenous community is invited to submit session proposals or original research for presentations during the 2020 conference.
IPACC is soliciting session proposals for the 2020 NIPAW Conference, to be held May 2 & 3, 2020 Cowichan Valley, Duncan B.C. This is an opportunity to share effective models, policies, research and information and provide your community with insights and best practices solving many of the issues confronted by Indigenous communities. Please consider contributing a session!
Submission deadline is February 1, 2020

The NIPAW Conference is an interactive experience designed for people involved in promoting physical activity. With presentations covering disease prevention, leadership, various educational “how to” presentations and prevention of various issues that affect our Indigenous communities rural and urban, there's sure to be something to share and learn!

Presentation Submission Instructions

1. Submissions must meet relevant to the draft NIPAW Conference 2020 schedule. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

2. All submissions must be received no later than February 1, 2020.

3. Do not submit a paper submission. Only electronic abstracts will be accepted to email indigenouspacc@gmail.com.

4. Notification of acceptance will be sent out February 15, 2020.

5. Presentations may not use any conference presentation to market products or services; exhibit space is available for that purpose.
6. If accepted, Presenters must register for the conference. As a gesture of our appreciation for all the hard work in preparing your presentation, there will be Discounted tickets available through Eventbrite using a Discount Code. All travel expenses are not included for reimbursement (i.e. airfare, hotel, taxis, meals, incidentals).

7. The standard audio/visual equipment provided by 1PACC includes LCD projectors, screens and podium microphones. Computers, TV/VCRs, phone line/internet connections, or other A/V equipment will NOT be provided. If needed, it will be the responsibility of the presenters to make arrangements and provide payment for such equipment.
8. Sessions are 60 minutes in length.

Questions? Call Shawn Hanna at 778-877-5922 or email: indigenouspacc@gmail.com
Research Paper Presentations
Submission Deadline February 1, 2020

The Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle Association invites individuals with an interest in health, sports and recreation, fitness or traditional activities research, to submit abstracts for presentation during the NIPAW Conference. The submissions will be considered for presentation by members of the Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle Board of Directors. Presenters will be selected competitively through a blind review process.
Abstract submissions will be considered in three separate categories, each of which matches a presentation format at the conference. Abstracts can:
• focus on original descriptive or analytic studies using quantitative or qualitative methods;
• relate to policy issues in the general field of health that affect Indigenous populations or providers; or
• describe innovative practices, or training or teaching techniques.

Presentation Formats:
Contributed Paper Session:
Each contributed paper session consists of four independent paper presentations by different authors. Each author is allotted approximately 15 minutes for presentation. Time is allocated at the end of the session for questions and answers. Abstracts submitted for review may have a 1) research or 2) education focus.
Poster Session:
Space will be reserved to display research results, studies of educational evaluation or best practice topics of interest. Authors will be responsible for mounting posters, being available to discuss their exhibit and removing posters. Abstracts that are highly rated in the review process but not accepted for a formal paper presentation will be invited as a poster presentation.
Instructions for Authors:
All applications must be submitted through the Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle email. Submissions must be received by February 1, 2020, to be considered for the review process. Notification of acceptance for conference presentation will be emailed by February 15, 2020. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Shawn Hanna at 778-877-5922 or email: indigenouspacc@gmail.com
Contributed Paper Abstract:
Each submission must include the following: 1) a completed online application form; 2) an abstract attached when prompted during the online application process, which includes the title, is written in English, is no longer than 500 words, single-spaced (12 point font) and no longer than one page in length. All abstracts must be in MSWord format. If tables, charts or figures are included, these should be counted within the 500-word limit. Do not include references. Abstracts should not include any identification of the authors.
Poster Session:
Submissions for poster sessions follow the same criteria as for the contributed paper abstracts; however, the abstract should include "For Poster Session" after the title.
Evaluation Criteria:
The following criteria are used to evaluate all abstracts: 1) originality of work; 2) relevance or interest to the Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle members; 3) timeliness; and 4) quality, clarity and completeness of the abstract.
Abstracts focusing on research findings will be evaluated on their potential significance to the discipline, soundness of the methodology, any empirical, data-based results and rigor.
Abstracts covering research on current policy issues will be evaluated according to the soundness of the research method and the potential contribution to policy discussion.
Evaluation of education, training, and practice programs will be judged according to the assessment tools used and the originality and potential impact of the educational innovation.

Teaching / Coaching / Activity Presentations
Submission Deadline February 1, 2020.

The Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle Association invites individuals with an interest in health, sports and recreation, fitness or traditional activities practical teaching/coaching or activity presentation sessions, to submit a 500-word description. The submissions will be considered for presentation by members of the Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle Board of Directors.
Submissions will be considered in three separate categories: sports/recreation, fitness, and traditional activities.

To submit a research or educational abstract or teaching/coaching/activity presentation for the 2020 Annual Conference please email to Shawn Hanna, indigenouspacc@gmail.com
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