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All Set On Day One

Updated: Oct 11, 2019

The topics of the six Sessions on the first day of Indoor Skydiving 2020 | First Global Summit by FAI (ISGS) have been defined and the panelists tentatively assigned to each Session. The day starts with three Keynote Addresses at 09:00 and ends with a Summary by the ISGS Moderator Jay Stuart at 17:45.

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09:00 – 09:30 Keynote Addresses

09:30 – 10:30 Session I plus Session I

Indoor, Man-Made And Artificial

A number of outdoor sports have moved indoors and/or substituted the challenges imposed by nature with the man-made and the artificial. Representatives of the governing bodies for climbing and surfing are on the panel looking back at evolutionary processes extending over decades and concluding only very recently – with both making it onto the program of the Tokyo 2020 and, most likely, the Paris 2024 Olympics. Moderator: Roland Hilfiker

10:30 – 11:30 Session II

Sport Matters

Sport matters! Session II looks at different options to make a challenging sport out of a first-flight experience. Is it just a once-in-your-life experience or can it develop into a sporting passion and lifestyle? Moderator: Anne Maxwell

11:45 – 12:45 Session III

Sport Matters More

Sport matters more! Session III looks at the training and rating of the instructors as well as the people who are taught by them. A prerequisite for any sport. And something that needs to be taken seriously, all the more so if there is a considerable risk factor involved. Panel discussion involving panelists with unique experience and qualifications in wind tunnel training. Moderator: Anne Maxwell

12:45 – 13:00 AM Summary by ISGS Moderator Jay Stuart

13:00 – 14:00 Stand-Up Lunch at the ISGS Venue

14:15 – 15:15 Session IV

Views On Competition

While competitive indoor skydiving appears to be flourishing almost everywhere, there is plenty of room for further improvement in key areas. This session of Indoor Skydiving 2020 | First Global Summit by FAI looks at all of them. Moderator: Anne Maxwell

15:15 – 16:15 Session V

Much Beyond Olympia

The panel of Session V is made up of indoor skydiving champions, competition organizers and experts from the world of sports and media. Between them, they will try to define the requirements for a more coherent competition concept capable of maximizing the resources currently available between the different stakeholders in the sport. Moderator: Roland Hilfiker

16:30 – 17:30 Session VI

Bringing It Together

Session VI has experts in sports communications, event owners and imaginative storytellers look at the messages that need to be conveyed to the world in order to bring indoor skydiving to the next level. People who have shifted paradigms in comparable sports look at the mechanisms that can be brought into play to make it happen. Moderator: Roland Hilfiker

17:30 - 17:45 PM Summary by ISGS Moderator Jay Stuart

20:00 – 22:00 Sit-Down Dinner

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