Elevate Conference sponsored by MINDBODY

Sponsored by MindBodyPhysical activity is a sector with strong momentum behind it, both in terms of governmental support and growing levels of consumer buy-in. But there’s no room for complacency, with plenty of opportunity to grow still further.

In this, the inaugural Elevate Conference sponsored by MINDBODY, we challenge the sector to live up to its full potential, outlining an ambitious vision for its role in society. We will assess the evidence, analyse the current state of play and present the opportunities – all brought to life by an incredible line-up of speakers, including TV journalist and presenter Dr Michael Mosley, the face of programmes including The Truth About Exercise and Trust Me, I’m a Doctor; Tracey Crouch, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society; and public health expert and many times published author Sir Muir Gray.

From social prescribing to active urban design, digital disruption to community-wide behaviour change initiatives, the Elevate Conference aims to inspire bigger picture thinking that will unleash the full power of the physical activity sector as a force for good in society.

Wednesday 9th May

Time Session
10:30-10:40 Opening Keynote Address: Our Sporting Future, today
10:55-11:25 Physical activity for prevention - a global challenge
11:40-12:20 Does exercise have an impact on obesity?
12:50-13:20 Michael Mosley keynote presentation
13:50-14:40 Exercise referral is dead. Long live social prescribing
15:00-15:40 Unleashing the potential of the sporting economy
16:10-16:50 Is open data the key to unlocking participation?

Thursday 10th May

Time Session
09:45-10:15 Keynote: How a National Activity Therapy Service could resolve the social care crisis
10:25-11:10 Our population is ageing. Let’s make sure it ages well.
11:40-12:20 Behaviour change: Making a difference to entire communities
12:50-13:05 Wellness in the UK: Growth, trends and customer loyalty
13:20-13:45 How sport and activity could save the UK
14:00-14:40 Technology: Friend, not foe
15:10-15:50 Are we selling physical activity all wrong?