IAAF Athletics Connect 2017 – 51st IAAF Congress

London, July 25, 2017: The 51st IAAF Congress takes place from 1st August to 3rd August 2017 with an innovative one-day convention called IAAF Athletics Connect on Wednesday 2 August designed to bring together and inspire the global athletics community (IAAF Athletics Connect 2017).

Tuesday 1 August is Registration Day for delegates from over 200 national Member Federations who will participate in Congress which is located in ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock.

The evening will see the Congress Opening Dinner at Tate Modern, which is an invitation only event. Housed in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of the London Borough of Southwark, Tate Modern is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the world.

The following morning just after 09.30hrs IAAF President Sebastian Coe is the ‘official starter’ for IAAF Athletics Connect 2017, delivering a keynote opening address to commence a day which is designed to inspire, inform, create discussion and provide opportunities to network.

With 12 keynote speeches & 10 panel discussions across four themes – ‘Governance & Integrity’, ‘Development and Coaching’, ‘Event Presentation & Technology’ and ‘Fan & Partner Engagement’ – delegates can design their day based on what interests them most.

You can find out more about the programme, meet the speakers, and explore the sessions at www.athleticsconnect.org.

Click Here to download the official information leaflet which includes a programme of events.

The final day of Congress (3) starting at 0900hrs is composed of a general plenary session for delegates only.

The Congress consists of the Council, Honorary Members and not more than three delegates from each national Member Federation.
It is the general assembly of the IAAF’s Members and is the highest authority of the IAAF.

Following the end of Congress at 1800hrs, an IAAF / Local Organising Committee Press Conference will be held to mark the start of the final countdown to the IAAF World Championships London 2017 which start on Friday 4 August.

While there is no media access to the 51st Congress, as usual accredited media will be able to view all the speeches, presentations and discussions on both 2 and 3rd August from an adjacent media working room in ExCeL London via a live video link.

The IAAF will also provide images and B-roll footage, free to use for editorial coverage.

An IAAF Congress media work room will be operational at ExCeL London from 0800hrs to 2000hrs on 2-3 August.

The media room facilities will include internet connection, working desks, press conference facilities, lounge area and refreshments. —- IAAF

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