The full agenda for the 2021 National Active Travel conference has been unveiled, with inspiring keynotes and stimulating debates supported by presentations from projects around the country. All address the conference theme for 2021: “Priority for recovery – the importance of active and sustainable travel.” As in previous years’ live events, the virtual conference will be hosted by broadcaster Dougie Vipond.
Distinguished academic, Dr Paul Kelly, will deliver the keynote address in the morning of the conference. A lecturer in physical activity for health at the University of Edinburgh, Dr Kelly researches and writes widely on the subjects of evaluating initiatives aimed at increasing physical activity, and the measurement of health behaviours. He'll be addressing the conference on issues such as behaviour change, campaigning communications and challenging different views.
Attendees at the virtual conference will have the choice of three breakout sessions in the morning and another three in the afternoon.
You can see the full breakdown of sessions and synopses of all presentations here.
The conference will conclude with a panel debate session with leaders from the four spearheading organisations tackling issues around the challenges faced by the Active Travel sector in the last year, and the priorities for the year ahead.
The line-up of virtual exhibitors has also been revealed. Nine organisations will be staging virtual exhibition booths rich in content, and conference-goers are urged to visit the booths, engage in real-time networking to learn about great innovations from the sector’s supply chain.