2014 Invitational Forum: Program & Technical Report

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Monday, May 5, 2014

09:00 Welcome, introductions, setting the stage
Apostolos Rigas, IPC
Bob Sparks, UBC CSS

Session 1: IPC strategy for sustainable legacies, problem definition

Apostolos Rigas, IPC
IPC strategy for sustainable legacy of Paralympic Games
Problem definition: defining potential Paralympic legacies and fostering legacies from hosting the Paralympic Games

Jocelin Sebastiani, IOC OGI Project Officer
Introduction to OGI: Background, approach used, evolution and current status

10:30 Break

Session 2: Lessons learned in conducting PGI/OGI – completed impact and legacy studies

Apostolos Rigas, IPC
Beijing 2008 PGI methodology & results, lessons learned

Caitlin Pentifallo, UBC
OGI Technical Manual & Paralympic indicators, Vancouver 2010 OGI-PGI methodology & results, lessons learned

12:30 Lunch

Session 3: Lessons learned in conducting OGI – impact & legacy studies underway

Paul Foster, former Paralympic Lead in Government Olympic Executive, coordination body of UK Government for London 2012
The legacy plan of UK government for persons with a disability and the role of London 2012 Paralympic Games in it

Maria GoryachkoMoscow State University
Sochi 2014 OGi-PG methodology & results, lessons learned

15:00 Break

Session 4: Current status and directions – What are the aspirations, what are the challenges?

Sandrine CuvillierFederal University of Rio de Janeiro
Rio 2016 bid commitments for PG legacy, current status of persons with disability in Brazil, status of OGI-PG study

Byungnam LeeDirector General of Games Planning and Coordination
Pyeong Chang 2018 bid commitments for PG legacy, current status of persons with disability in South Korea, status of OGI study

Shinji NakamaeDirector Paralympic Games Planning, Tokyo 2020
Tokyo 2020 bid commitments for PG legacy and current status of persons with disability in Japan

19:30 Evening Reception – Dinner hosted by the IPC

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Session 5: Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Impact and Legacy Assessment

Panel 1: Conceptualizing the range of possible Paralympic Legacies

Bob Sparks, UBC CSS
Introduction: Beginning the conversation

Tracey DicksonUniversity of Canberra
Evaluating legacy framework

Natalia Dannenberg-SpreierentIPC Digital Media Manager
The evolution of media coverage of Paralympic Games

10:00 Facilitator: Bob SparksUBC CSS
Group Discussion
10:30 Break

Session 6: Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Impact and Legacy Assessment

Panel 2: Conceptualizing a Research Agenda

Andrea BundonLoughborough University
Paralympics, Parasport – Mobilizing youth using digital methods

David HoweLoughborough University (by Skype)
Ethnographic research as a lens to understand Paralympic legacies and impacts

Caitlin PentifalloUBC
Importance of national and local contexts


Facilitator: Keith Gilbert, University of East London

Group Discussion

12:30 Lunch

Session 7: Engaging with the IPC Strategy of Active Promotion of Legacies

Keith GilbertUniversity of East London
David LeggMount Royal University Calgary (by Skype)
Paralympic Legacies

Laura MisenerWestern University of Ontario, Canada
Leveraging Parasport events for positive social impacts: Comparing integrated versus non-integrated events

Evgeny BukharovDirector of Paralympic Integration & Coordination for Sochi 2014 Organising Committee
Implementing a targeted Paralympic legacy strategy: Barrier-free environment programme of Sochi 2014

14:30 Faciltator: Apostolos Rigas, IPC
Group Discussion
15:00 Break

Session 8: Identifying Concrete Next Steps

Facilitators: Apostolos RigasIPC and Bob SparksUBC CSS

19:00 Evening Reception – Informal Gathering