Active Kent & Medway’s 2024 Conference will take place on Wednesday 16 October 2024 at the Kent Event Centre, Detling. The conference is open to representatives from across health, leisure, local council, voluntary, sport and activity sectors who share our vision to get more people, more active, more often.

Continuing our support of the county’s strategy for sport and physical activity Move Together, which was launched in 2023, the theme of this year’s conference is: promote equality, value diversity, support inclusion. 

This free conference is an opportunity for local and national organisations to network and discuss how we can work together to support those who are already active, as well as tackling the inequalities that currently prevent some from enjoying the benefits that moving more can bring to physical and mental wellbeing.

“It’s been so valuable to meet people face to face. Lots of information gathered to help our projects. New contacts have been made for future partnership working.” 2023 Conference Delegate Feedback


Keynote Speaker

Following a Welcome speech from Graham Razey, Active Partnership Chair and Liz Davidson, Active Kent & Medway Director, the conference will kick off with a keynote speaker. Further details to be announced.


Sharing Stories Q&A Sessions

Delegates will hear from representatives from across the health, sport and physical activity sector as they take part in two Q&A panel sessions with conference host Rob Smith, former BBC South East presenter. Further details to be announced.


Networking Wall

Back for 2024! Following the success of this feature in 2023, organisation names and logos will be displayed on our popular networking wall. The wall encourages collaboration and networking throughout the day.


Briefing Sessions

A range of partners will deliver a series of short briefing sessions covering key topics. Further details to be announced.

“I feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to promote our projects, and hopefully, show people the benefits of collaboration. Like every year, this year’s conference was a huge success, and becoming something I look forward to attending every year”. Rupa Sen, Medway Diversity Forum (2023 speaker and attendee)

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Natalie Harris

Events and Programmes Manager

  • Tel: 03000 412044
  • Email: natalie.harris@kent.gov.uk
  • Part time - Monday to Friday
    "Running, netball and golf are my go-to activities, preferably when the sun is shining! parkrun has been a game changer, keeping me motivated every week."

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