Nov 6-7, 2024

LABS welcomes leaders from the adapted sport industry and other aligned industries for progressive sessions and meaningful conversations to advance the adapted sport movement and expand our impact.


  • In its first two years, nearly 400 adapted sport leaders and advocates attended LABS.
  • LABS attendees represent a variety of adapted sport fields:
    • 50% are Adapted Sport Professionals
    • 20% are Athletes, Coaches, Researchers and Professors
    • 13% are from Sport Tourism Destinations
    • 5% are VA Sport Leaders
    • 4% are from Sport and Social Change Organizations
  • Highly focused on expanding beyond the adapted sport community to build new connections, spark innovative ideas and collaborations, and extend our reach.

LABS Speakers

  • Speakers have included:
    • Nationally recognized adapted sport leaders
    • Disability advocates
    • Paralympians and elite athletes
    • Leaders from global organizations such as the International Paralympic Committee, The Valuable 500, and The Commonwealth Games Federation

Why LABS Is Unique

  • 65% of LABS speakers represent the disability community
  • Findings from the adapted sport industry’s only national economic impact study were presented to the public at LABS 2020 and 2022
  • Offers Continuing Education Unit (CEU) workshops with content approved by The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification


“I think this was the most powerful LABS to date.”

“The speakers were all fantastic and were all experts in their fields.”

“Best of the best in leadership! Quality speakers with valued resumes.”

“It is obvious that great thought goes into the session topics, speakers and moderators. Also think the rotating themes are spectacular. Keep up the good work.”

“Absolutely amazing set of speakers; I wished there was more time to learn from each of them!”