The VISTA scientific conference is an
important platform for sport science scholars, disability inclusion scholars,
sport managers and athletes, among others, to exchange information and
The International Paralympic
Committee (IPC) is organising the first post-lockdown in-person meeting of its
VISTA Conference in Cairo, Egypt from 31 October to 3 November 2023.
A scientific conference designed to
promote and advance the mission, goals, objectives, and reputation of the IPC, VISTA2023 will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a theme of “Developing Para
Sport: inclusion, transformation, and performance”. The Egyptian Paralympic
Committee is hosting the conference in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry
of Youth and Sports.
The IPC first developed VISTA in 1993 when it was felt that there was an
urgent need to increase knowledge pertaining to elite sport for athletes with
an impairment in the international arena. As a result, the concept of VISTA,
which means a lengthy series of events, emerged.
VISTA provides an important
international platform for scientists to exchange the latest current
information, research, development, and expertise related to sport for persons
with disabilities and the Paralympic Movement.
It promotes cross-disciplinary
interaction among practitioners such as sport science scholars, disability
inclusion scholars, sport managers, officials, coaches, athletes, sport
medicine practitioners, classifiers, and sport administrators.
This will be the eleventh version of
the VISTA Conference. The first VISTA Conference took place in Jasper, Canada
in 1993. The success of this conference led to further conferences in Germany
(1999), Sweden (2003), Germany (2006, 2011, 2013), Spain (2015), Canada (2017)
and The Netherlands (2019).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the
2021 VISTA Conference was held virtually and hosted by KU Leuven, Belgium in
collaboration with the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; The Swedish
School of Sport and Health Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden; School of Kinesiology;
Western University, Canada; University of Pittsburgh, USA; and Yonsei
University, South Korea.
Further information regarding
registration, programme and conference website will be published soon.