Global Development Conference 2021

April 15 it was announced that the Swedish O-Ringen Uppsala 2020 has been cancelled and postponed until 2021. This means that the IOF supported O-Ringen Academy and the the IOF Global Development Conference, which were scheduled to be held in connection with O-Ringen 2020 are also cancelled. Most likely the Global Development Conference will be re-scheduled to be held in connection with O-Ringen in 2021.


IOF Global Development Conference 2020 – Invitation

3rd Global Development Conference

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 (Rest day of O-ringen)

Uppsala, Sweden

In cooperation and supported by


The Regional and Youth Development Commission of the International Orienteering Federation (RYDC IOF) is pleased to invite you to the 3rd Global Development Conference.


Aim of the conference: to provide a platform for networking of people working with recreational orienteering, regional and youth orienteering development and for best practice exchange

Target audience: For anyone interested in regional and youth orienteering development; participation of young people interested in orienteering development is especially encouraged

Program (DRAFT)

8:30 – 9:00               Registration of participants

9:00 – 9:30               Welcome Speech
                                       RYDC Activities and Projects Lenka Klimplová (RYDC Chairperson)

9:30 – 9:50               Keynote 1

9.50-10.10                Keynote 2

10.10-10.30              Jörgen Mårtensson “Connecting worldwide”

10:30 – 11:15           Coffee break

11:15 – 12:00          Presentation of the new website “Connecting worldwide”

12:00 – 13:30          Buffet lunch (offered)

Barcamp with parallel sessions. Please submit your ideas for additional sessions

Session 1 13.30-14.15

  • Empower young people, Japan
  • Orienteering in math, RYDC
  • Start up kit, RYDC
  • Experience O-Ringen Academy, Participant
  • Navigation games, USA  by videolink

Session 2 14.30-15.15

  • Orienteering in Nepal, How we started orienteering in our country, Nepal
  • Make a simple map, RYDC
  • FAMCool, Switzerland
  • YO!CAMP 2019, Czech
  • Hitta ut, Sweden

Session 3 15.30-16.15

  • Orienteering for Disabled, RYDC
  • Navitabi, Japan
  • Global Exchange Platform “Connecting worldwide”, RYDC
  • Erasmus plus Project, Bulgaria
  • Family orienteering Oepfel trophy, Switzerland
  • “Cool, Awesome and Educational”, Sweden

Participants shall feel free to change sessions also in-between times

16.30 Plenum

Barbecue / Micro orienteering / Maze


Please make arrangments yourself. This might be a challenge because of O-ringen.

Conference webpage:

Contact to organisers: [email protected]