Technology is often blamed for sedentary behavior, including falling participation rates in team sports among children. But technology isn’t going away. So how do we use tech as an asset, and reduce the barriers to access to an early positive sports experience? This one-day roundtable will convene leaders from the realms of technology, business innovation, and academia to change the game for kids and youth sports, one of the few industries whose model has yet to be disrupted (for the better) by technology.
Underwritten by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation and hosted by Google, the roundtable will serve to:
- Develop thought around five cutting-edge tech ideas that can get more kids engaged in sports
- Lay the groundwork for collaborations and partnerships that can turn those ideas into action
- Inform the recommendations that will be made in the Project Play report, delivered in late 2014
Additionally at the event, we will explore opportunities within two specific areas: The summer break when school sport opportunities are not available; and interval training as a means of delivering physical activity.