The International Women in Sport Symposium will be held on the 17th and 18th August 2023 in Sydney, Australia, at Western Sydney University Parramatta City Campus. It aims to bring together leading experts and practitioners from around the world to discuss the latest research and best practices in advancing gender equality and promoting the participation of women in sport.
The symposium is strategically scheduled to take place during the week leading up to the final match of the Women's World Cup, to provide an opportunity for international scholars visiting the city to share their research within the international forum. The symposium aims to provide a platform for the latest research and best practices in advancing gender equality and promoting the participation of women in sport.
- The symposium will feature a keynote presentation from Professor Jean Williams, panel discussions, and interactive sessions on a wide range of topics, including the role of sport in empowering women and girls, the impact of media representation on women's sport, and the challenges and opportunities for women in leadership positions in sport.
- In addition to the presentations and panel discussions also included is a formal dinner as part of the conference fee. The dinner will be held at the world-class Commonwealth Bank Stadium, providing participants with an opportunity to network in an iconic and prestigious setting. The dinner allows attendees to engage with fellow participants and speakers in a relaxed and informal setting, fostering connections and collaborations that can continue long after the symposium has ended.
The symposium will provide a valuable platform for exchanging ideas and fostering collaboration among researchers, educators, and practitioners from various countries and disciplines. Overall, the event plans to play a crucial role in promoting gender equality and the inclusion of women in the sport industry.
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