Agenda & Speakers

Key Note Speakers

Andrew ParsonsAndrew Parsons

• President of Brazilian Paralympic Committee (2009-Present)

• Vice-President, International Paralympic Committee (2013-Present)

• President of the Paralympic Integration Committee (2014 – Present)

• Member of Brazilian National Sports Council (2009-Present)

 

Chantal PetitclercChantal Petitclerc

Chantal Petitclerc is Team Canada’s Chef de Mission for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. She competed at five Paralympic Games in wheelchair racing (Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008), winning 21 medals, including 14 gold. After retiring from competition, she worked as a coach and mentor to the UK Athletics team at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. 

 

 

Norm O'ReillyNorm O'Reilly

Norm O’Reilly is Team Canada’s Assistant Chef de Mission for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.  He is also recognized internationally as one of the leading scholars in sport business and is Chair of the Department of Sports Administration at Ohio University’s College of Business in Athens, Ohio, home of two programs that have been ranked No. 1 in the world by Sport Business International in recent years. He currently holds the Richard P. & Joan S. Professorship in Business.

 

 

Agenda

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Friday, November 27, 2015: Congress Day 1

Time Event Location

07:30 – 08:30

Breakfast

Room 214

07:30 – 12:00

Registration

Room 214

08:30 – 08:50

Welcome & President’s Opening Remarks

Room 214

08:50 – 09:35

Excellence is a choice
Keynote by Chantal Petitclerc

  • Rio 2016 Chef de Mission and World-renowned Paralympic Champion will share her ongoing journey towards excellence as an athlete, a mentor, and an ambassador of the Paralympic values.

Room 214

09:35 – 10:20

The Journey towards Rio 2016
Keynote by Andrew Parsons

  • Overview of Brazil’s strategies in growing the Paralympic Brand
  • Impact and legacy of hosting the Parapan Games in 2007
  • Key areas of focus as they host the Paralympic Games in 2016

Room 214

10:20 – 10:50

Health Break

Room 214

10:50 – 11:50

Mean It!  Our Vision for Rio 2016
Presenters: Chantal Petitclerc and Norm O’Reilly

  • Rio 2016 Chef and Assistant Chef de Mission will provide some exciting details around the Rio Games and set the tone through a bold philosophy – Mean it!

Room 214

11:50 - 11:55

Morning Wrap-up

Room 214

11:55 – 13:00

Lunch

Room 214

13:00 – 15:00

Evolution of Classification

Moderator: Catherine Gosselin-Després
Panelists: John Edwards, Peter Lawless, Bob Fenton, Michelle Killins

  • Expert Panel will discuss the current International trends in classification and provide insight on the new code to be released in 2017

Room 214

15:00 – 15:30

Health Break

Room 214

15:30 – 16:00

TORONTO 2015 Games: Impact & Legacy for Paralympic Sport System
Presenter: Dr Laura Misener

  • Dr. Laura Misener from Western University will provide the highlights of her research on the impact and legacy from the 2015 Parapan Am Games

Room 214

16:00 – 17:15

High Performance Recruitment and Athlete Transfer

Moderator: David Legg
Panelists: Mark Hahto, Jean-Francois Rapatel, Daniel Absolon

  • Insight into international trends in Paralympic Athlete Identification and Transfer will be discussed and the implications for the design of a Canadian programme 
  • Programme objectives and initial results of The Paralympian Search will be provided

Room 214

17:15 – 17:20

Wrap-up and Preview of Next Day

Room 214

18:30 – 19:30

Cocktails

Room 205

19:30 – 21:30

Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame Dinner

Room 205




 

Saturday, November 28, 2015: Congress Day 2

Time Event Location

07:15 – 08:15

Breakfast

Room 214

08:15 – 08:30

Opening Remarks

Room 214

08:30 – 09:50

Mapping Parasport Development Across Canada

Moderator: David Legg
Panelists: Gail Hamamoto, Daniel Absolon, Sue Hylland, and and Steve Harlow

  • This Expert Panel will provide their editorial view and top three recommendations for alignment and co-ordination of the parasport system in Canada

Room 214

09:50 – 10:50

Opportunities to grow Paralympic sport in Canada through Diversified Revenue Generation Strategies

Moderator: Francois Robert
Panelists: Julie Magner, Monique Giroux and Norm O’Reilly

  • Update on key corporate cause marketing campaigns, Government matching program and programs of the Paralympic Foundation of Canada

Room 214

10:50 – 11:10

Health Break

Room 214

11:10 – 12:20

The Paralympic Brand – Where we are…where we want to be…how we get there

Moderator: Greg Westlake
Panelist: Martin Richard, Philippe Guay, Juan Gonzales, and Marie-Annick L'Allier

  • A panel discussion with industry experts focused on the current state of the Paralympic Brand, our aspirations for growth and key areas of focus.

Room 214

12:20 – 13:20

Lunch

Room 214

13:20 – 14:20

Diversity and Inclusion

Moderator: Ellen Waxman
Panelists:  Danielle Peers, Karin Loftstrom, Monique Giroux, and Peter Lawless 

  • This panel will provide perspective on framing diversity within the Paralympic community and recommendations on how to ensure this can be put into practice on a day to day basis

Room 214

14:20 – 14:40

Updates on America’s Paralympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee Activities

Presenters: Todd Nicholson, and Patrick Jarvis

  • Highlights of the IPC and APC activities and priorities for 2016 will be provided

Room 214

14:40 – 15:00

Voting Delegate Sign-In and Health Break

Room 214

15:00 – 16:00

2015 Canadian Paralympic Committee Annual General Meeting

Room 214