2018 Climate and Diversity Conference Able, Active, and Adaptive
Texas A&M University’s Department of Health and Kinesiology’s Climate & Diversity Committee is excited to announce its inaugural diversity and inclusion conference. This year’s conference theme is Able, Active, and Adaptive: Healthy Living Across the Lifespan. This conference seeks to promote the inclusion of, and support for, individuals with disabilities and movement disorders in enhancing their physical capabilities.
HLKN Diversity Committee utilizes an established set of criteria during its review of proposals. This includes, but is not limited to, the overall quality of the proposal and relevance to the committee’s mission; stature of the speakers within the industry; appeal to general audience.
This year’s focus “Able, Active, and Adaptive: Healthy Living Across the Lifespan” is dedicated to educating the community about adaptive processes, activities, products, services and organizations for a healthy lifestyle and optimal quality of life. This conference seeks academic and practical presentations and exhibits that meet the current interests and needs of individuals and groups with physical disabilities.
- Promote physical activity for people of all ages and abilities
- Engage the community in demonstrations and experiences
- Launch community involvement by introducing participants to program coaches
- Discuss how to create and adapt programs for people with disabilities
- Connect academics, practitioners, organizations, and students for research and service opportunities.
- Keynote addresses Friday, April 20th, and Saturday, April 21st
- Friday, April 20th – Workshops, symposia, demonstrations, and experiences
- Saturday, April 21st – Community Activity Festival with vendors, demonstrations, and experiences