National Indigenous Physical Activity & Wellness Hybrid ConferenceApril 28th & 29th, 2023SnuneymuxwVenue: Snuneymuxw Recreation and Wellness Centre, 1145 Totem Rd, Nanaimo, B.C.Call for Presenters!The Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle Association invites individuals interested in traditional activities, fitness, health, sports and recreation to submit abstracts for presentation during the 10th Annual National Indigenous Physical Activity & Wellness (NIPAW) Conference. This is the Nation’s premier and largest conferencecelebrating physical activity with Indigenous Knowledge Keepers and practiced with our Indigenous communities.The event highlights over 30 speakers who are passionate about sharing their teachings in health and wellness. Anyone interested in physical activity in the Indigenous community is invited to submit session proposals or original research for presentations for the upcoming 2023 conference. Due to the 2023 conference venue, we willhave greater opportunities to share practical land and water-based activities as well as practical workshops.Submission Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2023The 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 andprevention of various issues that affect our Indigenous communities, rural and urban. There is sure to besomething to share and learn!Presentation Submission Instructions● All submissions must be received by the deadline so that we may finalize the conference brochure.● Notification of acceptance will be sent after the IPACC team has reviewed and approved the abstract.● If accepted, presenters must register for the conference on Eventbrite. As a gesture of our appreciation for all the hard work in preparing your presentation, discounted registrations will be available through Eventbriteusing a discount code. No travel expenses will be reimbursed.● This hybrid conference will be held in person and on Zoom, and the online link will be shared one weekbefore the conference through Eventbrite registration. Therefore, all presenters and attendees will need a Zoom account, and all Zoom registrations and accounts are the responsibility of all conference participants.IPACC will have volunteers to assist those who need support to create a Zoom account.● Presenters may not use conference presentations to market products or services; exhibit space isavailable for that purpose.● Sessions may be a maximum of 60 minutes, and we welcome panel presentations within the 1-hoursessions on related topics.Presentation Formats ResearchPaper Presentations:The research submissions will be considered for presentation by members of the IPACC Conference committee, and presenters will be selected competitively through a blind review process. Abstract submissions will be considered in three distinct categories, each matching a presentation format at the conference.Abstracts can:● Focus on descriptive or analytic studies using quantitative or qualitative methods; or,● Relate to health policy issues affecting Indigenous populations or providers, or describe innovativepractices or training and teaching techniques.Contributed Poster/Paper Session:Each contributed virtual poster/paper session consists of four independent paper presentations by differentauthors. Each author is allotted approximately 15 minutes per panel presentation. In addition, time is allocated at the end of the session for questions and answers. Abstracts submitted for review may focus on 1) knowledgetranslation, 2) research or 2) education.Submissions for poster sessions should include "For Poster Session" after the title. Space will be reserved to display research results, educational evaluation studies, or best practice topics of interest. Authors will be responsible for creating posters that may be shared virtually and should be available during the conference schedule to discusstheir exhibit.Evaluation Criteria:The following criteria are used to evaluate all submissions: 1) originality of work; 2) relevance or interest to IPACC members; 3) timeliness; and 4) quality, clarity and completeness of the proposed abstract or presentation description. Evaluation of coaching, education, training, and practice programs will be judged according to theoriginality and potential impact of knowledge exchange at NIPAW.Teaching / Coaching / Activity Presentations:The Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle Association invites individuals interested in health, sports and recreation, fitness or traditional activities, practical teaching/coaching or activity presentation sessions to submit a 500-word description. It would be recommended that any hands-on practical teaching or coaching sessions be videotaped before the virtual session to ensure quality transmission and to eliminate any challenges to sharingvia Zoom if sharing online. Submit all NIPAW presentation application here:NIPAW 2023 Applications Form:docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDAaxeroIszDK-NPfa2E8oGDESRzwaa7xzHH89hANFsnZHzQ/viewformEmail: Indigenouspacc@gmail.com if you want more information. All Our Relations! Dr. Rosalin Miles, IPACC Executive Director … See MoreSee Less
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! IPACC is proud to present our updated National Declaration for 2023. For more information regarding the National Declaration, please go to our IPACC website: https://iactive.ca/ipacc-national-declaration/.”
Join us at the 10th Annual National Indigenous Physical Activity & Wellness Conference 2023, Nanaimo, BC!