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August 18, 2015 7:33 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Upcoming Conferences: APHA, NACTO, and ALR

Each year the American Public Health Association (APHA), National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), and Active Living Research (ALR) host annual conferences and expositions.

And, don’t forget to propose a session, workshop, or discussion for APA’s 2016 National Planning Conference in Phoenix! Submissions are due by August 20.

These conferences provide a platform for these organizations to showcase their work, discuss the latest research and new projects, and gather members and stakeholders to advance the fields of public health, city transportation, and active living. These conferences will be taking place over the course of the next few months.

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APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition: APHA is APA’s key project partner for the Plan4Health project. APHA’s annual meeting and exposition is the forum in which public health professionals come together to learn, network, and engage with their peers. The Annual Meeting aims to strengthen the profession of public health, serves as a place where advancements can be shared, and promotes best practices for public health research and policies.

  • Where: Chicago
  • When: October 31–November 4, 2015

NACTO Designing Cities Conference: Austin 2015: The Designing Cities Conference, hosted by NACTO, brings transportation leaders and practitioners from around the country together to discuss trends in urban street design and transportation policy. Both city transportation stakeholders as well as private sector entrepreneurs exchange best practices and policies in order to establish a common vision for healthier, more sustainable and economically vibrant cities.

  • Where: Austin, Texas
  • When: October 28–31, 2015

Active Living Research Conference 2016: The theme of the 2016 Active Living Research Conference will be “Equity in Active Living.” This theme aims to explore opportunities to ensure that all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, economic background, level of education, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical and/or cognitive ability have access to safe and enjoyable places to be physically active. This conference focuses on bringing together two areas of focus — research and practice — and provides attendees with the opportunity to discuss and share how to use research findings as evidence to increase physical activity in cities through effective policy and collaboration across many sectors.

  • Where: Clearwater Beach, Florida
  • When: January 31–February 3, 2016

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