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IPC Unveils IPC Academy Campus 2012 today at SportAccord
24 May 2012

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement, unveiled its learning environment developed for the London 2012 Paralympic Games today (24 May) at SportAccord in Quebec, Canada.

The IPC Academy Campus 2012 is a new IPC initiative to provide a learning focus and connection point across the various Education and Knowledge Transfer programmes being run throughout this year's Paralympic Games.

These programmes include the highly successful IPC Observers Programme, the new IPC Academy Games Experience Programme and the expanded IPC Academy Inclusion Summit. Delegates from each of these programmes shall be welcomed to investigate essential major event operations throughout the Paralympic Games. Delegates across all programmes will celebrate their learning achievements during the 2012 Paralympic Games at a valedictory cocktail function to be held shortly before the end of the Games period, hosted by the Academy and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) at the British Business Embassy in the prestigious Lancaster House, London.

Each programme has a distinctive focus and allows broader industry participation with the Paralympic Movement. IPC Chief Executive Xavier Gonzalez said: "The Paralympic Games allow societies to evolve for the benefit of people with a disability. We actively encourage this evolution by continually creating new initiatives to allow engagement and learning opportunities.

"The IPC Academy Campus 2012 promotes the importance of education for the Paralympic Movement. Each programme has been designed to meet the specific client needs at both a strategic or operational level and we look forward to welcoming delegates on the campus programmes this year in London, in what will be one of the largest games time learning environments ever delivered."

 

The oversubscribed Observers Programme is an essential part of knowledge transfer for the IPC and this year sees a broader set of activities being delivered such as the new "Experts Hour" where more specific and in-depth discussion can be achieved in these sessions.

The Games Experience Programme focusses on strategic management and partner integration for delivering major Games. This programme provides an important opportunity for government partners and industry providers to the events sector throughout the world to learn from the experiences of London and the Paralympic movement and its stakeholders.

Finally, to create broad societal engagement the Inclusion Summit shall discuss and showcase how the Paralympic Games promotes accessibility and inclusion for people with a disability. Lancaster House, one of the grand state homes within St James's, will be the venue for the IPC Academy Inclusion Summit which will conclude this comprehensive series of events.

Director of the IPC Academy, Chris Solly who has been instrumental in establishing education and knowledge management for the international sport community said: "As the IPC's education division it is important that we continually evaluate our programmes and look to where we can further contribute. As the IPC Academy Excellence Programme has helped advance the IPC knowledge management process for our OCOG partners, the IPC Academy Campus 2012 programmes provide broader engagement for our industry as a whole, to share and learn from this great event."

Further details of the IPC Academy 2012 campus can be provided by contacting Mr Phil Broaders at pbroaders@worldacademysport.com