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EAEN Conference 2019: Registrations Open!

Athlete Equipped for Their Tomorrow

October 9th & 10th 2019 - Register

Registrations are now open for the 2019 Elite Athlete Education Network (EAEN) Conference!

The 2019 conference explores the future of Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement and the innovations allowing us, as a network, to better prepare our Elite athletes for optimal performance, in sport and beyond.

Featured in the jam-packed, 2 day conference program is Melbourne Business School Associate and TedEx presenter, Chyloe Kurdas. Chyloe has been instrumental in significant sporting landmark events, including the uptake of the AFL Women's League and key initiatives within Golf Australia. Chyloe is joined by Hugh Van Cuylenburg, founder of Melbourne-based The Resilience Project, which has delivered programs on wellbeing and resilience to leading sporting organisations, schools, and other corporations across Australia. Simon Kustenmacher (The Demographics Group) and Alex Hagan (Kienco) round out the leading keynotes, with each speaker coming together to address new, up and coming trends and innovations across Athlete Wellbeing.

There will also be opportunities to meet and hear from other members of the AIS AW&E team as well as the AW&E managers from National Sporting Organisations, Commercial Sports and National Institute Networks.

The program aims to draw on experts from across the AW&E field, internal and external to the sporting and university networks, while also capitalising on opportunity for collaboration and sharing of knowledge across these networks.

Day 1 Program Outline
8:30am Coffee and Registration
9:00am Open and Welcome
9:10am Key Notes: Simon Kustenmacher, The Demographics Group & Alex Hagan, Kienco
10:30am Speed Networking
10:40am Break
11:05am AW&E at the AIS
11:20am Key Note: Chyloe Kurdas
12:05pm Panel Discussion: Linking the Sport System
12:50pm Break
1:20pm AW&E: Network Strengths and Weaknesses
2:25pm Innovative Approaches to Successful Relocation of Studying Athletes: Sport Australia's new relocation program
2:25pm Exploring Greater Flexible Study Management to Support Athletes
3:25pm Break
3:40pm Key Note: Hugh van Cuylenburg, The Resilience Project
4:40pm Sessions Finish
5:00pm Find your 30
6:00pm Bus Departs AIS for Gala Networking Dinner
6:30pm Arrival for Gala Networking Dinner
Day 2Program Outline
6:30am Find your 30
8:30am Coffee and Registration
8:45am Day 2 Open and Welcome
9:00am Key Note: TBC
9:30am Athlete Case Studies
10:30am Break
10:45am Speed Networking
11:15am Guest Athlete Presenter: TBC
12:30pm Break
1:00pm Fostering Mental Health Interventions to Address Needs of Studying and Competing Athletes
1:45pm One Generation to the Next: Transforming traditional marketing approaches to more effectively share unique athletes student success stories
2:00pm Future Direction of the Elite Athlete Education Network
2:30pm AIS Behind the Scenes Tour
3:15pm Conclusion of Conference
3:45pmFinish and Depart

Held at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Canberra, the EAEN Conference 2019 offers a unique opportunity to get a glimpse "behind the scenes" at the training environment and facilities available to some of the nation's most elite athletes. Conference participants are invited to stay on campus, experiencing first-hand life at the AIS and what it is to eat, sleep, and live as an athlete at Australia's premier elite sports precinct.

Key Dates:

  • Registration Opens: 29th April 2019
  • Registration Closes: 31st May 2019
  • Conference: 9th - 10th October 2019
  • Gala Networking Dinner: 9th October 2019

Registration details have been emailed to the network directly. If you have not received your conference invitation, contact Megan Boon, Project Officer Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement today!

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