VISTA Conference 2006 in Bonn
The conference is designed to promote and advance the mission, goals, objectives and reputation of the IPC and provides a platform for experts in the field of sport for athletes with a disability. Around 170 sports scientists, researchers, classifiers, coaches, sports administrators and athletes are expected to attend the conference and discuss current information, research initiatives and expertise related to classification in Paralympic Sport and the Paralympic Movement. IPC President Sir Philip Craven will also participate in the event.
The first VISTA Conference took place in Jasper, Canada, in 1993. The success of this conference led to two further conferences in Köln, Germany (1999) and Bollnäs, Sweden (2003).
Among the speakers of this years' conference are numerous experts, which will light up various aspects of classification in more than 40 speeches. Prof. Dr. Yves Vanlandewijck (Belgium), Chairperson of the IPC Sport Science Committee, and Prof. Dr. Trish Jensen (USA), Chairperson of the IPC Classification Committee, will speak about the historical scientific perspective of classification and the development and implementation of the IPC Classification Code & International Standards.
For more information and interview requests, please contact the IPC Media and Communication Department
About the IPC: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the international governing body of sports for athletes with a disability and acts as the International Federation for 13 sports. It supervises and co-ordinates the Paralympic Summer and Winter Games and other multi-disability competitions, eg, World Championships. The IPC also supports the recruitment and development of athletes at a local, national and international level across all performance levels.