Active Living Research Conference 2017
- Active Living across the Life Span

26 February – 1 March 2017 | Hilton Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA

The 2017 Active Living Research Annual Conference brings together active living researchers and champions from over 30 disciplines to advance knowledge and action around active communities. The conference is the premier venue for policy-relevant research and cross sector exchange between scientists, practitioners and policy makers on how to create and sustain active living environments.

The theme of the 2017 conference, “Active Living across the Life Span”, places emphasis on the importance of promoting physical activity throughout the life-course, from childhood through mature adulthood, for optimal health and quality of life. The theme challenges us to consider the myriad of needs across age cohorts and how age and various settings affects opportunities for intervention(s). Life-course research and practice/policy examples can inform us about effective approaches to creating environments, policies, and programs to support active lifestyles throughout life, and can also help identify which interventions are appropriate for all ages and which need to be tailored.

The conference will include active living presentations and workshops on the following broad topic areas:

  • Physical activity
  • Public health
  • Aging in Place
  • Active transportation
  • Urban planning for healthy communities
  • Parks and recreation
  • School policies and environments
  • Policy and environmental strategies
  • Rural environments
  • Tools and measures of active environments
  • Building partnerships
  • Economic benefits
  • Research translation

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Conference Chair
  • Rodney Lyn, PhD, Georgia State University, USA
  • James F. Sallis, Active Living Research, University of California, San Diego, USA
Invited Speakers


  • Jana Lynott, AICP, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor - Transportation and Livable Communities, AARP Public Policy Institute

Panel 1: Implementation of practice and policy solutions

Panel 2: Research to inform practice and policy solutions

Executive Program Committee

Community, Policy and Health Disparities

  • Diana C. Parra, PT, MPH, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, USA

Parks and Recreation

Schools and After School

Transportation and Land Use Planning

Public Health

Supporting Publications

Organised by
  • ALR
  • Elsevier
Silver Sponsors
  • rti
  • Voices for healthy kids
Supporting Partners
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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