The 2015 Conversation – Women and Sport Conference

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Conversation 2015 is the initiative of three women who are passionate about and dedicated to the cause of women, sport and physical activity. Penny Werthner, Marion Lay and Guylaine Demers are three experts in the field and women of influence who have been actively involved for many years in addressing the challenges faced by girls and women in sport and physical activity.

The name of the conference speaks to its objective: to foster exchange and solutions-finding toward bettering the experiences of girls and women in the Canadian sport system. The desire to work collaboratively by involving conference participants in seeking solutions led to the birth of Conversation 2015, a national Women and Sport  conference to be held in Quebec city  in June 2015, in collaboration with the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) and Égale Action (the Quebec association for the advancement of women and sport and physical activity).

The organizing committee is proud to be hosting this event in 2015, proclaimed to be the Year of Sport in Canada by the Governor General. To read more about the Year of Sport in Canada

For Whom is Conversation 2015?

  • You are passionate about the place of girls and women in sport
  • You are interested in working toward a sport system and physical activity in general that is fair and equal for both girls and women
  • You wish to foster greater participation of girls and women in sport and physical activity
  • You are concerned with ethical issues such as homophobia and sexual discrimination

Women and men are invited to take part in Conversation 2015. More than 400 participants from diverse professions are awaited:

  • Coaches
  • Administrators
  • Program managers
  • Athletes
  • Researchers
  • Journalists
  • Officials
  • Students
  • Public and private provincial and national organisations
  • Physical educators