2014 AISTS MAS in Sport Administration Graduation Ceremony

The Ceremony: Celebrating the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration Class of 2014

The 12th annual AISTS MAS in Sport Administration graduation ceremony is the culmination of 14-months of a very deeply passionate and personal endeavour by a group of promising individuals from all over the world.

These partipants have dedicated themsleves to a rigorous and relentless schedule.  Their hard work represents more than a pursuit of a degree. This has been – and continues to be – a journey, which will continually challenge them to be strong and dynamic, yet empathetic key players and leaders.

Key industry professionals, members of the AISTS Foundation Council, Executive and Scientific Committees, faculty, staff and family and friends will be in attendance to welcome the next generation of sport leaders.  

Wednesday 18 February, 2015
6pm followed by a cocktail reception
THe olympic Museum, Lausanne 
With Opening Keynote Speaker, IOC President, thomas bach 
and closing keynote speaker, former VP of nike, access to sport, lisa maccallum carter

A limited number of seats are open to members of the sport industry.  

Practical Information 

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Getting there
Access for wheelchair users and attendees with a disability

The Olympic Museum has ample provision for parking, with the nearby Navigation underground car park, the Beau-Rivage car park, pay-and-display parking along the Quais d’Ouchy and disc parking zones (blue zones) on Avenue de l’Elysée. Make sure you read the car park signs carefully.

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Thomas Bach, IOC President

Thomas Bach was born on 29 December 1953 in Würzburg, Germany. Married and a lawyer by profession, he has had a successful career in sports both on and off the field of play. He became an Olympic champion when he won a gold medal in fencing (team foil) at the Games of the XXI Olympiad in Montreal in 1976 and in 2006, he was named as the founding President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB). Thomas Bach was an athletes’ representative at the XI Olympic Congress in Baden-Baden (1981) and a founding member of the IOC’s Athletes’ Commission. He became an IOC member in 1991, was elected as a member of the IOC Executive Board in 1996 and served as an IOC Vice-President for more than 10 years. He has also chaired several IOC Commissions. On 10 September 2013, Thomas Bach was elected as the ninth President of the IOC.

Lisa MacCallum Carter

Lisa currently serves as an Independent Special Advisor to the Sports and physical activity Industry. She has a unique blend of experience in core business executive leadership, Corporate Philanthropy and Government and Corporate Affairs. Her special areas of expertise include Innovation, Leadership and Sustainable Core Business Strategy and Development. From 2001 to 2014 Lisa held high profile executive positions with NIKE, Inc including most recently as Vice President, Access to Sport - An organization she founded within NIKE Inc to enable Nike to work more effectively across the sectors of government, education, private sector and civil society to inspire and enable increased participation in sport and physical activity. Lisa was responsible for creating and launching a new global strategy for NIKE, led all aspects of its implementation and global operations and was the primary corporate spokesperson and public facing advocate. In this position she developed and co-authored the publication Designedtomove with the American College of Sports Medicine and the International Council on Sports and Physical activity which played a critical role in triggering an unprecedented global effort within the sports, health and education sectors to collectively fight a concerning global physical inactivity epidemic. Prior to her leadership of Access to Sport, Lisa served as Managing Director of the NIKE Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to eradicate poverty and invests exclusively in the empowerment of adolescent girls as the most powerful force to break cycles of intergenerational poverty. During Lisa’s leadership a breakthrough global communications and advocacy concept called the girl effect was launched; (www.girleffect.org); she successfully mobilized more than $500m additional private and public resources into the effort and launched multiple financially significant and innovative public private partnerships to deliver the Foundation’s mission. Lisa serves on the Global Agenda Council for Mental Health and Wellbeing for the World Economic Forum, is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Chaired the World Sporting Goods Industry’s Physical Activity Committee and served as a Commissioner for the Knight Foundation and Aspen Institute’s work focused on “Information Needs of Communities Living in a Democracy”. Lisa is an active member of the Global TED community and the Clinton Global Initiative and serves on several Executive Steering Committees and Advisory Boards of public private partnership initiatives dedicated to innovating for a better world.

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