Recreation Forum 2018

Join us for the Recreation Forum 2018 - June 15, 2018

The Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta invites professionals for a one-day professional-development forum where you will have the opportunity to:

  • learn and share best practices to enhance programs and services
  • engage in discussions on topics such as inclusion, risk management, and leadership
  • connect with others in the fields or recreation, sport and health
  • learn more about Faculty programs, certificates and services


Registration costs include; registration to the forum, parking pass, delegate bag, coffee/tea, lunch, facility tour and a light reception and networking event.

$140 Early Bird (May 31)
$165 Regular
$120/per person for groups of 3 or more


Keynote Speaker:

Janelle Janis, Event Attraction Strategist with the City of Edmonton

Topic: A Lasting Impact - The social and economical impacts of hosting/bidding on sporting events

Janelle is a proud University of Alberta alumni, receiving her Bachelor of Commerce as an Academic All-Canadian while playing Pandas Soccer. She is currently obtaining her MBA part time at the University of Alberta School of Business, specializing in Public Policy and Management.

Janelle began her sport business career in event marketing and operations with FC Edmonton, the local men’s professional soccer team. In 2013, she became the Marketing Manager for both the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Building on this experience, Janelle followed her passion for sport events to Edmonton Tourism where she served as Event Attraction Manager working to bring major sport and cultural events to the city. Having contributed to attracting numerous events to the city such as the 2018 RedBull Crashed Ice, the 2018 Grey Cup and the 2020 ITU Grand Final, Janelle recently transitioned to the City of Edmonton, where she helps lead their new Event Strategy section as the Event Attraction Strategist.

In 2016, Janelle was a guest speaker and panelist at the Smart Cities and Sport Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland, the keynote speaker at the 2017 UEFA Women’s Championship Symposium in Utrecht, Netherlands and a facilitator at the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance Sport Event Congress this year in Halifax. She is a former board member of Alberta Soccer’s Development of Women in Soccer Committee, current President of the University of Alberta Pandas Soccer Alumni Society, member of the University of Alberta Green and Gold Athletics Society as well as a board member of the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance and Works for Women. She resides in Edmonton, Alberta.





Why Attend:

  • Gain understandings of the various programs and initiatives the Faculty has to offer
  • Develop partnerships
  • Learn from different sector professionals to help meet your organizational goals
  • Discover new practices, embrace new technologies and initiatives
  • Share ideas

Tentative Schedule - Friday, June 15, 2018

9:00 to 8:30 am  Welcome Social Street, PAW Centre, Van Vliet Complex
9:30 to 10:45 am Inclusion - Panel Discussion followed by Q&A 2-220 Christen Communities Lecture Theatre
10:45  to 11:00 am Break - Coffee and snacks provided PAW Student Lounge
11:00 to Noon

Breakout Session:

Option 1: Intelli
Option 2: Risk Management
Option 3: What's Next: Putting Inclusion into Action

Noon to 12:45 pm Lunch PAW Student Lounge
12:45 to 1:15 pm Facility Tour & Wellness Break - tour our facilities while getting light exercise!  Van Vliet Complex
1:15 to 2:15 pm Keynote Speaker: Janelle Janis "A Lasting Impression" 2-220 Christenson Communities Lecture Theatre
2:15 to 3:15 pm 

Breakout Session:

Option 1: Special Event Facility Allocation
Option 2: Getting Buy-In (Event Hosting)
Option 3: Stakeholder Engagement

3:15 to  3:30 pm Closing Remarks  
3:30 to 5:00 pm  Networking Reception PAW Student Lounge
* Schedule and sessions are subject to change.