27th IAKS Congress 26-29 Oct: for the first time in hybrid format
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Köln, Germany – “Developing healthy and sustainable communities” is this year’s overall topic. On four days, from 26 to 29 October 2021, experts from Australia, Canada and Europe will converge on Cologne, Germany, for the 27th IAKS Congress. With its 27th edition the world’s leading international forum on the planning, building and operation of sports and leisure facilities will once again be the hub for inspiration and innovation.

Meet international experts sharing their experiences on making communities places of active living. Get to know best practice examples to tackle the challenges of climate change. Ecological, economic and social sustainability needs to be addressed in an integral way.

Impressive line-up of speakers

An impressive line up of thought leaders will take to the stage at 2021 IAKS Congress. Experts from renowned architecture firms such as CannonDesign, FaulknerBrowns, HCMA, IDOM, MJMA, Populous, PWL, and 3XN will give insights into their latest design projects.

Join the discussions with international panelists from IOC, UN, TAFISA, Neom, Lee Valley Regional Park Authorities, GAME, DIF and LOA Fonden and learn how the sports facility movement can respond to the challenge of climate change.

Hybrid format

The IAKS is committed to provide knowledge sharing to professionals from all over the world, no matter if you will attend in-person or if you prefer to attend from where you are based. The full IAKS Congress programme will be livestreamed to watch virtually during the announced timeslots. The platform also gives access to the webcasts of the congress sessions after the event, available at your personal convenience in your time zone.

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