Movement Makers goes beyond best practices and will help community health advocates interested in making a lasting difference through physical activity in schools, workplaces, and throughout their communities. Hear from engaging and informative experts who will cover a variety of topics ranging from health equity to workplace wellness to school and early childhood education wellness. You’ll hear stories about policies changed, advocacy wins, innovative school initiatives, and more. Come be part of the action!

March 7, 2019

8:30am-9:00am: Check in and networking
9:00am: Welcome – Jon Lugbill, Executive Director, Sports Backers
9:00am-9:10am: Keynote Speaker: Pamela Northam, First Lady, Commonwealth of Virginia

9:15am-10:00am: Keynote Session: Importance of Setting and Achieving Active Living Goals for Individuals and Organizations, Featuring: Will Turner, Founder, Live Your Bold and Ironman Distance Event World Record Holder, and Courtney Paulk, President of Hirschler Law and Internationally Renowned Long-Distance Open Water Swimmer

Breakout Sessions (sessions will have specific tracks for schools, early childhood education, and workplace wellness)

10:10am-11:00am: Breakout Session #1: Early Childhood Education, School Activity and Wellness, Workplace Wellness

11:00am-11:10am: Break

11:15am-12:15pm: Breakout Session #2: Early Childhood Education, School Activity and Wellness, Workplace Wellness

12:15pm: Break

12:30pm-1:15pm: Buffet Lunch

1:30pm-2:30pm: Active RVA Awards presented by Cigna

2:45pm: Breakout Session #3: Best Practices for Encouraging Active Transportation in Schools, Workplaces, and Early Childhood Education Facilities

3:45pm: Closing thoughts


2018 Summit

8:30am-9:00am: Check in and networking
9:00am-9:10amWelcome, schedule overview – Jon Lugbill, Executive Director, Sports Backers
9:10am-10:00am: Featured Session: Importance of Physical Activity Opportunities in Workplaces, Schools, and Early Childhood Education, featuring Tom Richards, Director of Corporate Engagement, American Council on Exercise, and Courtney Lynch, Leadership Expert and Bestselling Author

Breakout Sessions (sessions will have specific tracks for school/early childhood education and workplace wellness)

10:15am-11:15am: Morning Breakout Session 

  • Wellness Integration in Schools and Early Childhood Education: Evolution and Practice
    • Dr. Amy Lazev – SHIP
    • Nellie Knight Bradley – Greater Richmond Fit4Kids
    • Rachel Bulifant – Chesterfield County Public Schools
  • Using Technology to Enhance Workplace Wellness Programs
    • Cindy Ellis – Cigna, Inc.
    • Kathy Wrenn – Employee Wellness Coordinator, Collegiate School

11:15am-12:15pm: Lunch

12:15pm-1:15pm: Active RVA Awards presented by Cigna, with keynote guest Governor Ralph Northam

1:15pm-1:45pm: Active break (awards photos, optional yoga or Museum District group walks)

1:45pm-2:45pm: Afternoon Breakout Session #1

  • Panel discussions with representatives from the school and company that received special recognition during the Active RVA Awards ceremony
    • Active RVA School: Rural Point Elementary School/Hanover County Public Schools
    • Active RVA Workplace: Williams Mullen

3:00pm-4:00pm: Afternoon Breakout Session #2

  • Unleashing Our Children’s Potential in the Classroom and Beyond: How Movement Powers Learning
    • Preston Blackburn – Pop Hop and Rock
    • Heather Mintz – STARZ Program
    • Sophia Wastler – STARZ Program
  • Best Practices for On-Site Fitness Programs and Integrating into Workplace Wellness Initiatives
    • Elizabeth Burroughs – Allianz Worldwide Partners
    • Marian Klatt – Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
    • Tom Richards – American Council on Exercise

4:00: Networking/Wrap Up