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Attendees at the Sport Canada Research Initiative Conference

Why present?

Share your research findings with sport practitioners, policymakers, and other academics from across the country. Consider the key learnings, best sport practices and evidence do you have that can be applied to improve sport programs in Canada.

Register as a poster presenter by the deadline of September 7th, 2022.

The 2022 SCRI virtual poster session will be held in a Zoom meeting, using break-out rooms to allow for direct discussion with attendees.

This interactive session, is a great chance to make new connections in the field and expand your network.

Guidelines for poster presenters

What are the topics?

Presentations must be on projects that are focused on sport participation research. Some examples of research topics include:

  • Breaking down barriers to sport participation
  • Community sport
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Gender equity
  • Governance
  • Identity in sport
  • Social and life skills development
  • Youth in sport
  • and much more!

Who can present a poster?

You’re invited to present your research project at this year’s conference, if you meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be a Canadian researcher, affiliated with an accredited research institution or university.
  2. You must either:
    1. have an active Sport Participation Research Initiative (SPRI) grant
    2. be non-SPRI funded, but your research focuses on sport participation.

*If you would like to present a poster, you must register as a presenter before September 7, 2022. No presenter registrations will be accepted after that deadline.

Poster Presenter Guidelines

This year, presentations will be done, informally, in break-out rooms during the session.

All presenters are required to also submit a 45-60 second lightning round video. Consider this an elevator pitch for your research to entice the audience to visit your break-out room to learn more and ask you questions. This video must be pre-recorded ahead of the conference and submitted by September 30, 2022.

To learn more, please download the guidelines for poster presentations.

Watch a sample “lightning round vides   

Note that video submissions are due by September 30, 2022. No submissions will be accepted after this date.

As a presenter you’re expected to attend the live session to both:

  • informally discuss your research during the break-out rooms
  • answer questions attendees may have
  • manage the discussion in your room, you will be alongside 1 other presenter
  • have the opportunity to attend a second round of break-out rooms as an attendee to visit other research posters

If you have any questions please contact Kamie Brookes,

Poster session presenter registration

Discover the latest sport participation research at this year’s interactive poster session, during the 16th annual Sport Canada Research Initiative Conference. Canada’s Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) is hosting the conference.