YST Conference 2022: Inspiring Changemakers

Awards Dinner - Wednesday 02 March
Conference - Thursday 03 March
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry

We are proud to announce the Youth Sport Trust Conference 2022 Inspiring Changemakers. This is the networking opportunity of the year for our sector, and we want you to be part of it.

The crucial roles that PE, physical activity and sport play in the wellbeing of all members of a school have never been more evident than in the last 18 months. Evidence of growing inequalities has been met with a real determination to be there for the young people who need us the most, using the power of sport and play to improve both physical and mental wellbeing.

Our annual Conference will provide an opportunity for the sector to unite, explore the opportunities that have arisen from a period of such great challenge and look forward to the exciting potential of the coming years.

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The programme has something for everyone, including our biggest ever line up of inspirational keynote speakers from the world of youth engagement, sport, leadership and education. We have a wide range of workshops and expert panels offering practical solutions and thought leading innovation as well as ample time for networking and visiting our large exhibition space.

New for 2022, we are working with Nexus Education to offer NeXworking, a fast-paced 90-minute networking session providing delegates with dedicated time with exhibitors, designed to maximise your networking time at the YST Conference.

Here is just a small taste of what the workshops will offer:

  • The role of PE and sport in addressing growing inequalities
  • Getting to the heart of a Well School – tackling the growing wellbeing crisis for all young people
  • Transforming curriculums to respond to the impact and lessons from COVID

(our full programme with all sessions and keynotes will be released over the coming weeks)

We also invite you all to attend our star-studded awards dinner taking place on the eve of Conference (02 March). The evening will be an ideal opportunity both to mark 10 years since the London 2012 Olympics which gave the entire nation such joy and optimism, and to recognise and thank all the educators who have given so much to all our young people throughout the pandemic. Please join us for what promises to be an inspirational evening.

Nominations for the YST Awards 2022 are now open. The awards will recognise the work of schools who have demonstrated the central role of PE, sport, physical activity and wellbeing in supporting young people’s return to school following the pandemic.

Now is the time to make real and lasting change happen for the benefit of your school and wider community. Our Conference will provide you with the tools, confidence and inspiration to make that happen.

If you have any queries regarding the event, please contact the YST Events Team on [email protected].

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Interested in exhibiting?

The YST 2022 Conference Exhibition forms an integral and vibrant part of the event. It is a valuable meeting place for schools, NGBs and businesses and provides fantastic opportunities to network with over 600 school decision makers. The exhibition hall will host a large number of exhibitor stands, live networking sessions and other special features.


This is your opportunity to promote your products, services and programmes to over 600 delegates, including PE teachers, head teachers and key policy makers from across the country. For further information about the exhibition packages and the opportunities available to you, please contact the team for more information.