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With the goal to exchange and share on the theme of sport and its values Sport for Life will regularly organise conferences, seminars and round tables with sport champions or with well known and influential persons in the world of sport.

 

These will facilitate the sharing of experience and will allow youths to become closer to the feeling of passion of sport. Through these exchanges, vocations could develop. These conferences are open to all youths from sport clubs including their entourage, who are freely invited to participate.

 

For the launching of Sport for Life in November 2009, a round table on “Sport, A School For Life” was organised at the Event Center of La Praille with the participation of Amélie Mauresmo and Raphael Jacquelin, chaired by Jean-Philippe Rapp, with almost 300 people attendance.

 

Prior to the formation of Sport for Life, its managing team had already organised two conferences: one on “Stress Management” with Isabelle Inchauspé, doctorate in psychology and the other one on “Surpassing Oneself” with Frank Bruno and Philippe Bozon, chaired by Jean-Philippe Rapp.

 

In August 2010, the Foundation co-organised with the International  Festival du Film des Diablerets a conference on the theme « Youth, exploits and sports». More then 300 people attended.

 

In 2011, a conference on the theme "Managing the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat", chaired by Jean-Philippe Rapp, gathered about 300 persons in La Praille, with the cooperation of Guy Forget, Patrick Müller, Goran Bezina and Sergei Aschwanden.

 

In 2012, Sport for Life co-oranized with SIG a conference on the theme "Sport and Innovation". 360 people attended.

 

More recently, a roundtable, co-organised with the Neva Foundation, was organised at Palexpo on the theme “How to grow and realize oneself through sport?”. More than 430 people attended this event. Great Champions as Elena Dementieva, Fanny Smith, Slava Bykov, Valeri Kamensky, Didier Défago, Yvan Cournoyer and Guy Carbonneau took part in this event.